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The Autobiography of Santa Claus
The Autobiography of Santa Claus | Jeff Guinn
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It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it. And who might that be? asked Jeff. The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend,” and the rest is, well, as they say, history. An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol’ Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic—one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas!
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@robinb here it is under my attempt for a Christmas Tree (#thankscats) ❤️💚✨✨✨💚❤️#jolabokaflod

robinb Hope you‘ll enjoy it! 😉😊❤️💚❤️💚 8mo
tracey38 It's a cute setup though! 8mo
Chrissyreadit @tracey38 Thanks- I love to decorate so this has been so hard! I forgot how much trouble cats get into. 8mo
tracey38 @Chrissyreadit yeah, they sure do. So do dogs! 8mo
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A great holiday read that tells the story of Santa Claus. It‘s also packed with centuries of history and adds roles with famous characters. My mom would be proud of me for reading this one. 😊 She was always adamant that Santa was real, no matter my growth into adulthood. 🙄 Now, I proudly display her decoration in her honor and memory. ❤️🎅🏻💚

Reggie ❤️ 8mo
Eyelit That‘s sweet! 8mo
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1. Hedgehog, octopus
2. Coffee, tea,
3. Anything by Straight No Chaser and Little Drummer Boy
4. Reading, visiting, going to places with Holiday Decorations and events(Tree Festivals, Revels)
5. Belgariad, The Thief, HP, Into The Wilderness
6. Popcorn
7. Pine, forest, fire,
8. Mugs, bookmarks, socks
9. Exploding kittens, scrabble, Yahtzee


A brief history of the modern world through the evolution of Santa Claus.

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Background of Santa Claus meets historical fiction.
Interesting idea of blending the actual history of Santa with the mythos; we meet A LOT of interesting characters, even #royalty , and the unexpected band together to make Christmas what it is. It is very euro-centric (as expected for a bit) but turs heavily American-centric and even neglects mentioning S.A. and CA.
#reindeerreads @Jess7

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From my home to yours, Merry Christmas, or simply happy holidays 😊
Whether you celebrate or not, whether you're alone or can't breathe because there are so many people, I hope the spirit of the season finds you and comforts you like it does me.

AmyG Merry Christmas! 2y
CAnne Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Happy holidays! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Merry Christmas to you too!🎄 2y
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I am looking for some Christmas-themed books to add to my TBR and I don‘t know where to start. This is one of my favorites and his series is one of the only sets of holiday books I‘ve read. I realize it kind of comes with the territory, but I‘m looking for something that isn‘t TOO cheesy. 😂 What you got for me? #christmasTBR

Sarah83 Can it be a Christmas crime? 2y
mabell Great photo! I love the audio version of 2y
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Sarah83 And this a classic 2y
Mollyanna Of course there is always 2y
Tamra @Sarah83 I am hoping someone will buddy read that with me in December! (edited) 2y
Sarah83 I read it last year. I bought some new ones. 😉 2y
aschermetz @Sarah83 Heck yes!!! Christmas + Mystery, count me in!!! 🙌 2y
aschermetz @Mollyanna Ooh yes!!! 🙌 2y
aschermetz @Tamra I will buddy read that one with you!!! 2y
aschermetz @mabell Fun!!! I love the audio version of In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash. It‘s the book that inspired the movie A Christmas Story! 2y
Tamra @aschermetz 👏🏾👏🏾 YAY! I recently got a copy and set it aside for December. 😁 I‘ll throw out a post and see if anyone else is interested too. I think @batsy got a copy too. 2y
aschermetz @Tamra Whoop Whoop! Going to order a copy today! 🙌 2y
Sarah83 What about this? 2y
Sarah83 And finally I own this one 2y
Sarah83 The last one would fit perfectly to your tagged book. 😁 2y
Yellowpigeon If you like humor, 2y
aschermetz @Lcsmcat @Sarah83 @Yellowpigeon Grear suggestions guys!!! Adding them all!!! 🙌🙌 2y
LeahBergen I bought this one at a book sale this year and I‘ve been saving it for December 2y
Ms_T Very interested in these replies as I like a seasonal read. I‘m now going to download 2y
aschermetz @Ms_T join us for a buddy read! @Tamra @batsy 2y
Ms_T @aschermetz I might just do that! 2y
Tamra @Ms_T 👍🏾👍🏾 2y
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3 Genres: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
3 Authors: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Janet Evanovich
3 Books: The Tommyknockers, The Autobiography of Santa Claus, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2 Littens: @hgrimes @JoeStalksBeck
2 Bookstores: The Book Place and Amazon
2 Places: I don't know. I don't really have but one. 😭
1 Bookish Thing: Alice in Wonderland-Doctor Who mash up tee
1 Place: my bed (so boring)
1 Season: All 4 😋

Jess7 Thanks for participating. 🤗 I've never heard of The Book Place. I'll have to check it out! 2y
monkeygirlsmama @Jess7 It's a little used book store in Oklahoma. A slice of heaven to be sure. ☺️ 2y
hgrimes awww thanks!! ☺️ 2y
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I also updated my TBR list for my Secret Santa! #summersantagoespostal

thebookmagpie I love this picture😍 2y
Onlaughterandliteracy @thebookmagpie right?! 😍🎅🏻 2y
Gissy Love the picture! 😍👌🏼 2y
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The best Christmas book ever for long drives to visit family in far away places during the holiday season.

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Red & green books. Tried to go with a whimsical theme to attempt to get in the Christmas spirit. #seasonsreadings2016

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Hanging with Santa today! The kid in me was so pumped!😂😂❤️ I asked for more 📚!!!

Megld4 I was at the mall today and considered seeing Santa. Unfortunately the line was really long. 3y
monkeygirlsmama Adore this ENTIRE series. By far my favorite Christmas books. 3y
Suet624 That's a spectacular Santa. 3y
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JoeStalksBeck @Suet624 I thought so too! 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Megld4 he was at our town parade . My daughter is 9 and believes Santa comes to the house for Christmas but is too old for pics with him lol! 3y
JoeStalksBeck @monkeygirlsmama ❤️❤️📚 3y
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For Littens who celebrate Christmas, I recommend this lovely book told in 25 chapters. My family read them like an advent calendar when my daughter was younger. Very sweet book. Entertaining for the whole family and introduces the idea of Santa's helpers for when kids get older.


Reviewsbylola Cool idea about reading a section every night! 3y
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