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God rest ye grumpy scroogeymen : new traditions for comfort & joy at Christmas
Walker, Laura Jensen.
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Grand Rapids, Mich. : Fleming H. Revell, [2003]

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173 pages ; 23 cm
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Central Library GT4985 .J345 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Holiday
Central Library GT4985 .J345 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Holiday
Hamburg Library GT4985 .J345 2003 Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Whether you resemble Scrooge or one of the Magi from the East, this delightful Christmas book will inspire and equip you to celebrate the season in fun, creative ways. Filled with humorous and poignant anecdotes -- from her memorable Christmas dinner of potato chips and candy bars to his contagious delight in filling Christmas stockings -- Laura's trademark humor winningly combines with Renaissance-man Michael's creativity in such chapters as "Away in a Ski Lodge," "His 'n Her Christmas Trees," and "Here Comes Doggy Paws, Here Comes Kitty Claws." Full of fun and practical how-to tips, this book will help you discover new ways to make your grown-up Christmas bright -- from hosting the perfect white-elephant gift exchange to recycling that dreaded fruitcake. Book jacket.

Author Notes

Laura Jensen Walker is a popular speaker and author of Thanks for the Mammogram!, Mentalpause, and Through the Rocky Road and into the Rainbow Sherbet. Her husband, Michael K. Walker is a former actor with a professional Christian theater company and has directed numerous Christmas pageants. The couple lives in Sacramento, California.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

From chapter one, entitled "Not Really an Introduction," to a subjective epilogue on who sings the best cover versions of various Christmas classics, it's clear that this book is meant to be Fun with a capital F. The Walkers offer craft suggestions (he quilts and sews) and recipes (she bakes), as well as tips on holiday movies, Christmas pageants, "Secret Santa" exchanges, decorating and getting away from it all. They also talk about how couples can learn from one another's family traditions while forging their own new ones-especially if, as in their case, the couple has no children. The Walkers' entertaining, funny book will help to make the season bright. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

1. Not Really an Introductionp. 9
2. His 'n Her Christmas Treesp. 13
3. Here We Come A-Handcraftingp. 19
4. Making New Traditions, Breaking Old Traditionsp. 29
5. O Come All Ye Fruitcakesp. 39
6. You'll Go Down in His Storyp. 51
7. Collectible Christmasp. 63
8. Zuzu's Petalsp. 71
9. Those Not-So-Silent Nightsp. 79
10. God Rest Ye Grumpy Scroogeymenp. 87
11. Just the Two of Usp. 95
12. That's the Couple Who Rocksp. 103
13. Less Isn't Always Morep. 111
14. Up on the Housetopp. 119
15. Here Comes Doggy Paws, Here Comes Kitty Clawsp. 125
16. Away in a Ski Lodgep. 133
17. Rent-a-Kid and Other Ways to Make the Yuletide Brightp. 147
18. What Child Is This?p. 157
Encorep. 163
Acknowledgmentsp. 171
Notesp. 173

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