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1 Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska.

2 Another great novel by Nicholas Sparks.

3 The story of Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer was written by an employee of Montgomery Ward to save money on annual coloring books.

4 Another great novel by Nicholas Sparks.

5 Mistletoe was used by Druid priests 200 years before the birth of Christ in their winter celebrations. They revered the plant since it had no roots yet remained green during the cold months of winter.

6 A new handbook for the House of Night Series By P.C. Cast

7 The origin of Santa Claus begins in the 4th century with Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, an area in present day Turkey. By all accounts St. Nicholas was a generous man, particularly devoted to children.

8 Fruits Basket Graphic Novel– Volumes 4-8

9 A native Mexican plant, poinsettias were named after Joel R. Poinsett, U.S. ambassador to Mexico who brought the plant to America in 1828. Poinsettias were likely used by Mexican Franciscans in their 17th century Christmas celebrations.

10 A new series by Cassandra Clare! The Infernal Devices

11 Doctor Maulana Karenga, a Professor at California State University in Long Beach, California, created Kwanzaa in 1966. It is a holiday celebrated by millions of African-Americans around the world, encouraging them to remember their African heritage and consider their current place in America today.

12 Dewey the Library Cat – A true Story

13 Commencing on the 25th day of the Hebrew month Kislev, Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by the Syrians.

14 Book Two in the Seven Realms Series

15 In the 1600's when Christmas trees began, people used baked items to decorate them. The sugary sticks called candy canes were popular. They were only white and just straight sticks. In Germany, a choir master at the Cologne Cathedral put the hook on the end to look like a shepherd's hook. Supposedly he passed them out the the children during the long services to keep them quiet.

16 Book 12 in the Dresden Files Series

17 The modern Christmas Tree was first done in Germany in the 1500s. Christians began decorating their homes with evergreen trees and branches. Some made structures that resembled the pyramid shape of trees out of wood. Lighted candles on the tree are credited to Martin Luther. Luther used candles to resemble the bright stars he had seen one night.

18 Stories from the Dresden files – including a never-before published story

19 The song Jingle Bells was written in 1857 for a Sunday School in Boston for Thanksgiving. But, it just became so popular that it went on to be big at singing at Christmas time.

20 Complete and uncut thriller by Stephen King

21 Santa's 9th reindeer was first named Rollo, then Reginald, then of course, Rudolph.

22 A novella on a character from Twilight’s Eclipse novel

23 The two biggest selling songs of Christmas are White Christmas, followed by Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer.

24 From the writer of the Percy Jackson series – a new series!

25 The first Christmas cards were printed in 1875 by Louis Prang in his shop in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

26 In 1836, Alabama became the first state to declare Christmas as a holiday.

27 Book two in the Oathbreaker Series

28 Oregon produces the most Christmas trees of any state.

29 A story of heroin addiction

30 Pope Julius I declared December 25th as the official Christmas in the fourth century.

31 Book 3 in the Likely Story series

32 The first president to have an official Christmas tree was Franklin Pierce. Teddy Roosevelt banned them during his terms.

33 Who wants to kill Bindy? Time is running out!

34 Silent Night was written in 1818 by an Austrian priest, Joseph Mohr.

35 An appealing protagonist... her problems are real... her emotions ring true.

36 Silent Night was written in 1818 by an Austrian priest, Joseph Mohr.

37 All volumes to complete the set!!!

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