Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Display - Merry Christmas!

Christmas for a Dollar
Written by Gale Sears
Illustrated by Ben Sowards
It's 1931, in the middle of the Depression, and Little Ruthie Kamp isn't expecting presents for Christmas. But when her father brings home one dollar in change and lets the children use it to buy special gifts for each other, the family realizes that it isn't money that fills Christmas with joy, love, and miracles. Based on a true story.

Elfis: A Christmas Tale
Written by Alan Katz and Peter Fornatale
Illustrated by Dani Jones
Melfin, banished from Santa's workshop for causing a slowdown during the holiday rush, meets a snowman who turns him into Elfis, a rock icon who inspires other elves through his music and also saves Christmas.
Christmas Oranges
By Linda Bethers
Illustrated by Ben Sowards

Auntie Claus
By Elise Primavera
 When her eccentric Auntie Claus leaves for her annual business trip, Sophie stows away in her luggage, travels with her to the North Pole, and discovers that her aunt is really Santa's sister and helper.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
By Dr. Seuss
The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than presents?

The Twelve Bots of Christmas
By Nathan Hale
In a variation on the folk song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," Robo-Santa gives gifts that consist of electronic gear, including a cartridge in a gear tree, three wrench hens, and nine droids a-dancing.

 The Santa Clause (DVD)
Comedy/fantasy about single father Scott Calvin and his young son Charlie whose house is visited by Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. When Santa falls off their roof and is injured, Charlie persuades his dad to take over Santa's job.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (DVD)
(Picture book and soundtrack also available.)
'Tis the season to be jolly, but Charlie Brown, feeling that the Christmas message is lost amid all the seasonal glitter, has the blues. Join the Peanuts gang as they discover for themselves the true meaning of Christmas.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (DVD)
(Picture book also available.)
Christmas will be canceled unless Santa can find a way to guide his sleigh through a blizzard.

The Year Without a Santa Claus (DVD)
(Picture book also available.)
When Santa decides to take Christmas off, two elves go to find children to convince Santa to come back, but first they have to get past the Heat Miser and the Snow Miser.

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