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In the Bleak Midwinter

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January 15, 2019 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

ANNIVERSARY: The Snowman


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December 28, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Jolly Christmas Postman


by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

It’s Christmas Eve and the JOLLY POSTMAN is delivering greetings to various fairy-tale characters – there’s a card for Baby Bear, a game appropriately called ‘Beware’ for Red Riding Hood from Mr Wolf, a get-well jigsaw for hospitalised Humpty Dumpty and three more surprise envelopes containing letters, cards, etc. Everyone’s favourite postman keeps on peddling his bicycle up hill and down dale . . . and into everybody’s hearts.

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December 25, 2018 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Joulutarina – Christmas Story

This Christmas, a great secret will be revealed. Have you ever wonder how Santa Claus came to be Santa?
A long time ago, the world’s greatest story was born when a young boy named Nikolas took on a mysterious
mission and created a legend that would be carried on from generation to generation. This magical and
heartwarming tale of how the gift giving tradition was created will bring holiday joy to the entire family!

December 24, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo


Billy May and His Orchestra
From “Christmas with the Kranks”

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December 21, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Walk This World at Christmastime

Let’s take a stroll around the world,
to all four corners of the globe.
Peek through windows, open doors,
watch as Christmastime unfolds . . .

A collection of global cultures, Walk This World at Christmastime illustrates the ways people around the world celebrate Christmas. Travel to a new set of countries with every turn of the page. Lift the numbered flaps for all the fun of an Advent calendar in a format to be read again and again.

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December 18, 2018 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus


By Hannah Fry and Thomas Oleron Evans

How do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list ? Can you predict Her Majesty’s Christmas Message? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner – shimmying up and down chimneys for a whole night – or fatter – as he tucks into a mince pie and a glass of sherry in billions of houses across the world?

Full of diagrams, sketches and graphs, beautiful equations, Markov chains and matrices, The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus brightens up the bleak midwinter with stockingfuls of mathematical marvels. And proves once and for all that maths isn’t just for old men with white hair and beards who associate with elves.

Maths has never been merrier.

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December 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

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