Happy Christmas!

Author: Ladybird

Publisher: BBC Children's Books

ISBN: 9781405928120

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Page: 16

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"It's Christmas time, and the Squirrels are very excited (and Duggee is too!). Colour in these lovely scenes, and then use your stickers to finish them off. Woof!"
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Happy Holidays—Animated!

A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film

Author: William D. Crump

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147663646X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 418

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Since the early 20th century, animated Christmas cartoons have brightened the holiday season around the world--first in theaters, then on television. From devotional portrayals of the Nativity to Santa battling villains and monsters, this encyclopedia catalogs more than 1,800 international Christmas-themed cartoons and others with year-end themes of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the New Year. Explore beloved television specials such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, theatrical shorts such as Santa's Workshop, holiday episodes from animated television series like American Dad! and The Simpsons, feature films like The Nutcracker Prince and obscure productions such as The Insects' Christmas, along with numerous adaptations and parodies of such classics as A Christmas Carol and Twas the Night before Christmas.
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An Island Christmas

Author: Jenny Colgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751572047

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark - and incredibly beautiful. It's a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram with the people you love - unless, of course, you're accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss, and don't know how to tell him. In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings? Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons - but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy? Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas.
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Bits and Pieces

A History of Chiptunes

Author: Kenneth B. McAlpine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190496118

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Bits and Pieces tells the story of chiptune, a style of lo-fi electronic music that emerged from the first generation of video game consoles and home computers in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Through ingenuity and invention, musicians and programmers developed code that enabled the limited hardware of those early 8-bit machines to perform musical feats that they were never designed to achieve. In time, that combination of hardware and creative code came to define a unique 8-bit sound that imprinted itself on a generation of gamers. For a new generation of musicians, this music has currency through the chipscene, a vibrant musical subculture that repurposes obsolete gaming hardware. It's performative: raw and edgy, loaded with authenticity and driven by a strong DIY ethic. It's more punk than Pac-Man, and yet, it's part of that same story of ingenuity and invention; 8-bit hardware is no longer a retired gaming console, but a quirky and characterful musical instrument. Taking these consoles to the stage, musicians fuse 8-bit sounds with other musical styles - drum'n'bass, jungle, techno and house - to create a unique contemporary sound. Analyzing musical structures and technological methods used with chiptune, Bits and Pieces traces the simple beeps of the earliest arcade games, through the murky shadows of the digital underground, to global festivals and movie soundtracks.
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All I Want for Christmas Is You (Short Story)

Author: Molly O'Keefe

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 0345542444

Category: Fiction

Page: 43

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In this touching eBook novella, a prequel to Molly O’Keefe’s Crazy Thing Called Love, a young woman swept up by first love is ready to say “I do”—until challenges arise during the holiday season. Maddy Baumgarten and Billy Wilkins are spontaneous, in love, and prepared to elope the day after Christmas—that is, if Maddy’s family doesn’t throw a wrench in their plans. Her parents are more than a little reluctant to give their blessing to the impending nuptials. After all, Maddy’s barely out of high school and Billy’s a notorious bad boy. Maddy doesn’t care about Billy’s rough past—all she cares about is living in the here and now. But after Maddy’s mother stops speaking to her in protest, and a Christmas Eve heart-to-heart with her father leaves her with butterflies, Maddy starts to get cold feet. She loves Billy, but is she taking this big step too soon?
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Shirts & Skin

Author: Tim Miller

Publisher: Alyson Books

ISBN: 9781555834258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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One of the famed NEA four, performance artist Tim Miller unleashes his childhood demons and adult trials by fire in this fascinating account of an artistic, sometimes bizarre life. His style is fresh, energetic, confident, and sexy - an eclectic mixture of poetry, performance piece, and autobiography. Through humour, memory and fantasy, gratuitious sex, and unabashed honesty, SHIRTS AND SKIN charts one gay man's take on the challenges of the last two decades of the millenium.
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