Christmas Cyclopedia

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Here’s the ultimate Christmas treasury, full of stories, recipes, carols, customs, and much more, guaranteed to get all members of the family into the holiday spirit. A terrific resource for anyone who needs to brush up on a particular tradition, from the second-verse lyrics of Silent Night to the story of the very first Christmas and the tale of the Nutcracker, Christmas Cyclopedia is sure to become a cherished part of every holiday get-together.

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Overview

Here’s the ultimate Christmas treasury, full of stories, recipes, carols, customs, and much more, guaranteed to get all members of the family into the holiday spirit. A terrific resource for anyone who needs to brush up on a particular tradition, from the second-verse lyrics of Silent Night to the story of the very first Christmas and the tale of the Nutcracker, Christmas Cyclopedia is sure to become a cherished part of every holiday get-together.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641931420
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/27/2004
  • Pages: 738
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Stories
A Christmas Carol 23
The Nutcracker 138
"Gift of the Magi" 191
"Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" 206
"A Child's Christmas in Wales" 210
"The First Christmas" (Luke 2:1-17) 233
"A Merry Christmas" from Little Women 236
"Christmas Every Day" 249
"The Little Blue Dishes" 260
"Why the Chimes Rang" 264
Poems
"Christmas Greeting" 279
"Christmas Bells" 280
"A Hymn on the Nativity of my Savior" 283
"A Bell" 285
"A Child's Song of Christmas" 287
"When Santa Claus Comes" 289
"Santa Claus" 290
"Christmas Song" 293
"His Mother's Joy" 294
"A Christmas Hymn" 296
"Long, Long Ago" 298
"A Catch by the Hearth" 300
"The Night Before Christmas" 301
"Merry Christmas" from St. Nicholas Magazine 310
"The Yule Log" 311
"Bethlehem of Judea" 312
Carols
"A Christmas Carol, Sung to the King" 317
"The Friendly Beasts" 320
"Angels We Have Heard on High" 322
"Away in a Manger" 324
"Deck the Halls" 326
"The First Noel" 328
"God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" 331
"Good King Wenceslas" 335
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" 338
"The Holly and the Ivy" 341
"It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" 344
"Jingle Bells" 347
"Jolly Old St. Nicholas" 350
"Joy to the World" 352
"Oh Christmas Tree" 354
"Oh Come, All Ye Faithful" 358
"Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" 361
"Sikent Night" 364
"The Twelve Days of Christmas" 366
"Up on the Rooftop" 370
"We Three Kings of Orient Are" 373
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" 377
"What Child Is This?" 380
"The Star Song" 383
Recipes
Cooking with Kids 389
Chocolate Mint Brownies 391
Chocolate Nachos 393
Cinnamon Rolls 394
Double Chocolate Candy Pizza 396
French Toast Kabobs with Fresh Fruit 397
A Hug and a Kiss (includes Sugar Cookie Dough) 400
Katie's Bear Bread 403
Marshmallow Sushi 408
Munch Mix 409
Peanut Butter Universe 410
Popcorn Cake 412
Reindeer Sandwiches 413
Appetizers 416
Artichoke Dip 416
Fruit Dip 416
Glazed Brie 417
Guacamole 418
Hummus 420
Mini Taco Cups 421
Portabello Mushrooms Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Peppers 422
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Dip 424
Salsa with Tortilla Chips 425
Shrimp, Avocado, and Artichoke 427
Snack Mix 428
Spinach-and-Cheese Tortilla Pizza 430
Spinach Dip 432
Spinach Artichoke Dip 433
Sweet Cheese Ball 434
Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Strips 435
Zesty Cucumber Dip 436
Beverages and Cocktails 438
City Tavern Eggnog 438
Fiamma 439
Granny Apple Martini 439
Hot Cider 440
Hot Spiced Punch 441
Plum Martini 442
Wassail 443
Whiskey Smash / Mint Julep 444
White Chocolate Raspberry 445
The White Cosmo 446
White Russian 446
Breads, Salads, and Soups 448
Breads 448
Butterscotch Banana Bread 448
Chocolate Gingerbread 450
Cinnamon Crescents 452
Cranberry Bread 455
Cranberry Orange Bread 457
Cranberry Orange Scones 458
Gingerbread 460
Pumpkin-Raisin Bread 462
Surprise Corn Bread 464
Yam Biscuits 465
Salads 466
Apple and Walnut Salad 466
Mixed Green Salad with Cranberries and Sunflower Seeds 468
Soups 469
Broccoli Soup 469
Creamy Potato Soup 471
Entrees and Sides 473
Entrees 473
Chicken Cherry Jubilee 473
Chicken Primavera 474
Cornish Hens with Wild Rice Stuffing 476
Cranberry Chicken with Wild Rice 479
Honey-Glazed Turkey Breast 481
Honey Pecan Chicken 482
Meatballs for a Crowd 483
Old-Fashioned Lasagna 486
Penne with Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese 489
Quick Beef Stew 491
Quick Vegetarian Chili 492
Speedy Chili 494
Stuffed Peppers 495
Vegetable Lasagna 497
Sides 500
Almond Asparagus 500
Broccoli Casserole 501
Candied Sweet Potatoes 503
Corn Bread Dressing 504
Cranberry Mold 506
Cranberry Relish 507
Green Bean Casserole 508
Garlic Smashed Potatoes 510
Molasses Baked Beans 511
Orange Glazed Carrots 512
Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes with Basil 514
Squash Casserole 515
Squash Rockefeller 516
Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping 518
Sweet Potato Pizza 520
Sweet Potatoes and Apples 521
Yam Corn Bread Stuffing 523
Yam Veggie Wraps 524
Zucchini with White Beans and Mint 526
Sweet Treats
Cookies & Bars 528
Butterballs 528
Butterscotch Bars with Meringue Topping 529
Chewy Caramel Nut Squares 532
Christmas Cut-out Cookies 535
Cinnamon Chocolate Stars 539
Coconut Macaroons 542
Cookie Jar Gingersnaps 544
Death by Chocolate 546
Fruit 'n' Nut Oatmeal Cookies 549
Gingery Chocolate Cookies 551
Holiday Cookies 554
Lacy Oatmeal Wafers 556
Molasses Cookies 558
Moravian Spice Squares 560
New Wave Peanut Butter Cookies 562
Peanut Butter Cookie-Cups 564
Pecan Squares 568
Peppermint Cookie Canes 569
Raspberry Jam Sandwiches 572
Rich Rolled Sugar Cookies 575
Scottish Shortbread 578
Shortbread Hearts 580
Spiral Spice Cookies 582
Spritz Cookies 584
Toffee Bars 587
Cakes, Pies, Puddings 588
Apple Pie 588
Chestnut Cake 590
Cinnamony Baked Apples 592
Cranberry Cake 594
Cranberry Cheesecake 596
Glazed Chestnuts 599
Orange Cranberry Cake 602
Plum Cake 604
Plum Pudding 607
Sweetened Whipped Cream 611
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce 612
Sweet Potato Pecan Crumble Pie 615
Yule Log 617
Christmas Tips and Crafts
Holiday Tips 625
How to Wrap a Present 629
Assemble a Gift Basket 633
Hassle-Free Christmas Shopping 636
How to Choose Gifts for Just About Anyone 638
How to Choose and Decorate a Christmas Tree 641
Add Poinsettias to Your Christmas Decor! 647
Additional, Miscellaneous Tips 649
Christmas Crafts Projects 653
Crafty Present Ideas (including a Gingerbread House!) 659
Santa Claus and Christmas Traditions around the World
Santa Claus 677
Australia 685
Brazil 687
Egypt 688
England 689
Finland 691
France 693
Germany 694
Holland 696
Iceland 699
Italy 701
Japan 704
Mexico 706
Norway 708
Philippines 711
Poland 714
Russia 716
Sweden 718
Turkey 720
United States of America 722
Bibliography 725
Index 733
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    I Love this little book, it is "full" of wonderful Christmas stuff; from stories to how to wrap a gift!

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    it gave lots of helpful christmas ideas

    great for the price..getsyou inthe holiday spirit

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