Christmas Books

Christmas Books

Christmas Books

Christmas Books

Books make great presents for Christmas and birthdays - and the receiver will never know what you spent!

New A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint. He hates everyone, especially children. But at Christmas three ghosts come to visit him, scare him into mending his ways, and he finds, as he celebrates with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and their family, that geniality brings its own reward. This finest of all Christmas stories is beautifully illustrated with Arthur Rackham's superb line drawings. 160pp. Paperback.
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GOOSE IS GETTING FAT

A heart-warming Christmas tale from the author of War Horse and the third Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005. Gertrude is a goose like any other goose, but to Charlie she's extra special. As the festive season approaches, Charlie realises that he might lose her. It's coming up to Christmastime on the farm and that means rearing the goose to be eaten for Christmas dinner. Charlie is at first keen to help but then he comes to love Gerty the Goose. 'The fluffy, flippered gosling was soon exploring every part of the orchard and soon outgrew her bad-tempered foster mother...' 'The gosling turned into a goose, long and lovely and white.' With a nativity play at school, puddles icing over, Charlie makes a secret den for Gertrude, trudging down through the snow to feed her in the fishing hut. A beautifully illustrated story with a happy ending. Colour illus, 48pp.
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WENCESLAS - A Christmas Poem

The prize-winning author reimagines the much-loved carol of King Wenceslas in a wonderful new poem of festive cheer celebratng what is truly important about this special time of the year - simple acts of kindness. Beginning with the King's Cook, who is preparing a sumptuous Christmas Pie, Wenceslas takes us to a medieval feast. Lords and ladies are at their places, the wine is in full flow, the musicians are playing in the gallery, and the entertainment has begun. All should be perfect, but when the good King looks up from his table, he sees something more than just snow, deep and crisp and even... 'The Swan, once bride of the river, half of forever, six Cygnets circling her, lay scalded, plucked, boned, parboiled, salted, peppered, gingered, oiled...' Holly, ivy, mistletoe, shredded silver, hung from the rafters and the King's Fool pranced beneath five red apples, one green pear, which danced in the air. Another perfect stocking filler in this set of three. 36pp. colour illus.
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WREN-BOYS

Inspired by the many myths of the wren and the Irish tradition of hunting it, Carol Ann Duffy's beautiful new Christmas poem takes us on a chase through a snowy, rural landscape and ends with a merry celebration. It is a cold day in Ireland, the 26th December. A man walks the just-waking village, banging on every door, summoning the boys. Today is St. Stephen's Day, when legend has it that the Saint was betrayed by a wren's call. The boys are off to the forest where they hope to find the traitorous bird and capture it by nightfall, but what will they do if their prey escapes them? The Wren-Boys boozed and danced at the Inn... Later the snow settled, a star in the east. Gorgeous colour illus by Dermot Flynn. 36pp.
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GIANT ADVENT STOCKING

Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas. A special way to countdown the days until Christmas is to insert tiny presents in each of the 1 to 24 sewn on red pockets of our 2ft 3" tall felt stocking, red and green on one side. The double sided design features Santa and a snowman on the Ho Ho Ho side with green background, fir tree, white snow and the jolly characters themselves in 3D because they are actual felt characters with buttons and eyes and bows and costumes waving happily. 100% polyester, 70cm x 46cm, rope drawstring top with small candy cane hanging decoration, even the simplest Santa sacks sell for over £15, and we have never seen one before of such quality. Please hurry your order to avoid disappointment.
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BARRY MANILOW CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ALBUM CD

16 original recordings produced by Barry Manilow and his band and on Sony Music CD, the festive spirit begins with Silver Bells, Happy Holiday/White Christmas, Jingle Bells in a duet, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Violets for your Furs, The Christmas Waltz, Christmas Is Just Around the Corner from Cranberry Christmas, Because It's Christmas (For All the Children), Silent Night/I Guess There Ain't No Santa Claus, Joy to the World/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and A Gift of Love among them. Joyful!
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MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONGS CD

A festive mix of 26 tracks beginning with Jingle Bells and ending with Walking in the Air, the theme from The Snowman. Tiny tots at Christmas will adore jumping around and singing to their favourite tracks with Jive Bunny's Merry Christmas Everybody, Shaun the Sheep with Life's A Treat (Festive Fleece Mix), Jess the black cat with When Will the Snow Come?, Roary the Racing Car with Roary Winter Rock and Lazy Town with Bing Bang (Christmas version). And then there are classics like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, All I Want for Christmas Is You, Frosty the Snowman, Merry Christmas Everyone, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bell Rock and Sleigh Ride among them. Festive fun at a bargain price.
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WILLIAM MORRIS CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAP COLLECTION

Ten sheets of quality gift wrap, two each of five designs with 22 co-ordinating perforated gift tags. Each sheet measures 480 x 698mm when unfolded and the tags are in oval, square, rectangular and circular variety of shapes. The designs match exactly the five besting gift boxes of different sizes code 89708. Beautiful quality stationery at an incredible bargain price. Large softback.
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RED ROBIN: 10 Christmas Cards and Envelopes

Reminiscent of the style of Eric Ravillious, the background is a blue countryside stylised scene of trees with bare black branches, snow falling onto the fields and in the foreground a colourful red breasted Robin with brown plumage and cream belly and yellow feet and beak. The inside of the card has been left blank for your own festive message. 4" square, ten bright white envelopes, great quality and value for money.
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CHRISTMAS CAT: 10 Christmas Cards and Envelopes

Close up gorgeous tabby with long whiskers and dark eyes stares directly at the viewer, wearing a red Santa hat and with the white pompom dangling just above his nose. Our Tina here at the Bibliophile office has the spitting image of this cat which she affectionately calls 'Little Bugger'. That's why we chose this design! Ten 4" square quality envelopes which inside has the greeting 'Wishing you a very Merry Christmas' simple, great quality and value for money.
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NATIVITY: 10 Christmas Cards and Envelopes

An exquisite medieval style colourful stained glass design depicts the Nativity scene complete with angels and donkeys, Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus and rich colours of emerald green, ruby red, blues and magenta. The cards are 4" square and blank for your own message and ten white envelopes. Great quality and bargain price.
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New TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: And Other Christmas Stories

Here is a book no Christmas stocking should be without, a book that positively distils the spirit of the season. The title poem, familiar to children and adults the world over, introduces a collection of stories and verse with a Christmas theme, guaranteed to engage and amuse readers young and old. Likely to provoke laughter and sometimes to bring a sentimental tear to the driest eye, this festive treasure trove is ideal for reading aloud or curling up with in a comfy corner. Scrooge himself would have found it difficult to resist distributing copies on Christmas morning! Authors include Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen and Olive Thorne Miller. 320 page paperback, new from Wordsworth with b/w illus.
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KING OF CHRISTMAS

The prize-winning author Hs teamed up with talented illustrators to produce these beautiful decorated small square gift books. Inspired by the medieval tradition of appointing a Lord of Misrule, her warm and enchanting new poem takes us into a topsy-turvy world of festivity, feasting and mischievous Christmas fun. On a frosty winter evening, the Baron watches the snow fall. Bored and worried it will soon be Christmas and everything is too quiet, so what can he do to bring excitement to the Manor? His wife the Baroness has an idea - he can appoint a King of Christmas, a peasant to take his place and rule in his stead, and so begins twelve days of revelry, anarchy and merriment. Colour illus, 36pp.
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CHRISTMAS POEMS: Set of Three

Set contains King of Christmas, Wren-Boys And Wenceslas - A Christmas Poem. Buy all three beautiful stocking fillers and save even more.
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New CHRISTMAS BOOKS

Each of these short stories was written specifically for Christmas. They combine concern for social ills with the myths and memories of childhood and traditional Christmas spirit-lore. The stories include 'A Christmas Carol', 'The Chimes', 'The Battle of Life' and 'The Cricket on the Hearth.' 400 page Wordsworth paperback.
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CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY SET: SANTA

Measuring 30cm x 27cm at the widest, this embossed silver tin has a dark blue lid featuring a happy moustachioed Santa with a massive bobbly white moustache and beard, red hat, outstretched little hands and surrounded by holly leaves. Inside the tin is a neat package containing six colour felt tip pens, six colouring pencils and one HB pencil, an eraser, a pencil sharpener with the same Santa design on top, a sticker book with black and white designs for colouring in and decorating with your colour stickers, a doodle pad which is a 32 page unlined notepad measuring 14cm x 20cm tall with a very pretty knitted fun family of robins decorating the borders, and last but not least, a colouring book of the same dimensions with outline drawings of a Christmas pud, Christmas crackers, snowmen, children, Christmas trees, a Christmas fairy, a snow globe with reindeer and more. 30 designs for mindful colouring. Ages 3+.
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FIRST NOEL: A Christmas Pop-Up

Rare and collectable magical Christmas book telling the story of the Nativity through five exquisite pop-up scenes. Jan Pienkowski sadly died in 2022 and was a renowned silhouette artist. Here the paper engineering is on white card revealing a red background, the cutaway characters of the angel, Joseph and Mary on their way to Bethlehem and the Three Wise Men told in five double page exquisitely produced pages with golden borders.
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SANTA'S HOUSE: Multi-Purpose Money Tin

'My Letter to Santa' is a 24 page colour story book which includes press-out models to make story time magical. Join Santa, his reindeer and the others in an adorable Christmas adventure. Standing at approximately 5" high is a colourful embossed square "wooden" looking tin house, decorated for Christmas, with a brass carry handle and chimney pot ready to slot in coins. In this way the toy play tin doubles as a money box and MINI PLAY HOUSE. Ages 3+, super quality, gift boxed.
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CHRISTMAS FOR BEGINNERS

Romance, quirky humour and animals, here is a charming festive story full of quirky characters and it's often laugh-out-loud funny. Publisher's Weekly: 'Ornery llamas, attack sheep and a wealth of colourful country characters (including a spectacular hairdresser-to-the-stars who coifs alpacas in his down time) electrify Matthews's charming tale...perfect for lovers of small-town romance.' Owner Molly Baker is organising a festive fundraiser, but with an anti-social sheep, awkward alpacas and a seriously sequined Santa Claus to assemble, she is feeling overwhelmed and in desperate need of some Christmas spirit. Despite the chaos of the farm interfering with her event planning, Molly is looking forward to a family Christmas, hopeful that the holidays will bring the family together, but Shelby it seems has ideas of his own. As the fundraiser draws near, the team are working hard to pull off a spectacular festive fete, and make sure the animals and humans remain on their best behaviour. 401pp, paperback.
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SANTA'S BUSY CHRISTMAS (WITH WINDUP TOY)

Wind up Santa's little red truck laden with presents with his little head peeping out and watch it whizz round the track. The big board book cleverly folds out once, twice, so that the four big card pages make an actual grooved race track with two big loops. A novel way to go around the houses starting at the North Pole with happy children and very cute looking reindeer, Santa going down the chimney head first, his black boots sticking out, past the snowflakes, decorated trees and happy snowmen, inside the house leaving presents under the tree and back on his way to the North Pole. On the left side is the story book as children get excited that Christmas is coming. Everyone is busy in Santa's workshop. '...up to the Christmas tree he tiptoes, with presents wrapped in ribbons and bows. Santa's happy and so are the reindeer. There's nothing more to do, until next year now it's time to party.' An ingenious activity book and red toy sleigh car for children ages three and up. Colour illus.
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Bibliophile price: £2.75
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