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Ten random things: November 16

Ten anthologies of Christmas poems and/or stories I recently borrowed from my local library:

  1. Christmas at the New Yorker: Stories, Poems, Humor, and Art
  2. A Child's Christmas Treasury, Mark Daniels, ed.
  3. The Book of Christmas, Fiona Waters, ed.
  4. Diane Goode's American Christmas
  5. The Young Oxford Book of Christmas Poems, Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark, ed.
  6. Michael Foreman's Christmas Treasury
  7. Joy to the World: a Family Christmas Treasury, Anne Keay Beneduce, ed.
  8. It's Christmas! by Jack Prelutsky
  9. The Kingfisher Book of Classic Christmas Stories, Ian Whybrow, ed.
  10. A Little House Christmas: Holiday Stories from the Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The first day of Advent is a mere 13 days away, which means it's almost time for my annual Advent project. This year I'll be posting a seasonal poem or work of prose each day through January 6, a.k.a. the twelfth day of Christmas. I posted poems in 2003 and 2006 as well, but luckily there's no shortage of Christmas literature out there. I'm a little behind schedule this year; normally by this time I would know exactly what poems I would be posting on what day, but this year I'm still choosing the material. I'll be ready by November 29, though.


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