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Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1991 Milan, Victor. "Madman across the Water " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 107. "Charon looked like a grotesque exaggerated glass Oliver Hardy-shaped Christmas tree ornament... "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1991 Shiner, Lewis. "Riders " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 257. "On Christmas Eve, Nancy brought her a bottle of white wine with a ribbon on it. Veronica had wrapped an antique silver comb just in case, and Nancy had seemed touched by it.

...'Nobody should be alone on Christmas,' Veronica said. " [Also pg. 263, 265.]

Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1991 Williams, Walter Jon. "While Night's Black Agents to Their Preys Do Rouse " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 225. "...sitting in front of a collection of electronic equipment that looked as if it had been kludged together by Victor von Frankenstein: video monitors, rheostats, switches, red and green Christmas-tree lights. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1994 Delany, Samuel R. "Appendix: Closures and Openings " in Return to Neveryon. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press (1994); pg. 280. "In December 1974, just before Christmas, after a stay of almost two years to the day, I returned from London to New York. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1994 Simons, Walton. "Two of a Kind " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 39. "'Not that I'm against being more upscale. There's just too little neon in the world.'

'Right. Now I know what to get you for Christmas...' "

Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1995 Siddoway, Richard. The Christmas Wish. New York: Harmony Books (1998; c. 1995); pg. 19. "'She invited us to go skating with her family when we're in New York next month.' Julia's eyes sparkled with anticipation. 'The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center,' she wrapped her arms around herself. 'It has to be the center of Christmas in New York. The skating rink is crowded, but Angela says it's always a part of the Davidson Christmas tradition.' "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1999 Willis, Connie. "In Coppelius's Toyshop " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 102. "So here I am, stuck in Coppelius's Toyshop, the last place I wanted to be. Especially at Christmas.

The place is jammed with bawling babies and women with shopping bags and people dressed up like teddy bears and Tinkerbell. The line for Santa Claus is so long, it goes clear out the door and all the way over to Madison Avenue, and the lines at the cash registers are even longer. " [This is a Christmas story, so of course there are Christmas refs. throughout, other refs. not in DB.]

Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 2000 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 1. "Prolog: Four Beginnings

One/ Christmas Eve 2000
New York City "

Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 2000 Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 1. Pg. 1: "...the windows of Saks department store imploded, showing the colorful Christmas displays inside with shards of flying glass. "; Pg. 2: "...at the group of colorfully-garbed men and women gathered at the spot where the one-hundred-foot-Christmas tree had stood. "; Pg. 7: "'Thanks,' Williams said. The grin widened further, until it practically threatened to split his head apart. The image suddenly made Betsy think of a child set loose in a toy store on Christmas day. "; Pg. 8: "'Well, I know Emperor von Doom's had his share of problems with Magneto over the years, but would he really act so incredibly infantile, blowing up Christmas trees in the middle of New York and sprouting lines from Edgar Allan Poe? I'd say that's being more than a tad ridiculous with dramatic license--wouldn't you? And the Emperor preserving the spirit of the holidays for all the good little children of the world--a bit much, don't you think?' "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 2000 Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 17. "'He puzzled and puzzled, until his puzzler was sore . . .' she thought, remembering a line from Dr. Seuss's classic children's book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She bit her tongue to keep from laughing. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 2002 Friesner, Esther M. Men in Black II. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 94. Pg. 94: "...F.A.O. Schwartz... Toy Store... Even though he still went all kid-at-Christmastime whenever he came into this place, he felt constrained... "; Pg. 122: Christmas; "That was when Kay came in. Ebenezer Scrooge reacted to the black-shrouded ghost of Christmas yet-to-Come with more aplomb. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 2002 Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 3, pg. 4. Nick Fury [looking at newly found Captain America, who was frozen in ice for 50+ years]: "Man, Bruce Banner must feel like he's reviving Santa Claus on that able down there. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 2002 Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 3, pg. 10. Nick Fury: "Take it easy, Cap. This nose has been smashed more times than Robert Downey Junior. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 2015 Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 54. "Jo-Anne had met the Director twice, once at the previous year's staff Christmas party, once at the summer picnic in Central Park. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 2023 Simmons, Dan. "Vexed to Nightmare by a Rocking Cradle " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1985); pg. 88. Pg. 88: "Brother Jimmy-Joe Billy-Bob brought the Word to the New Yorkers on the eve of Christmas Eve, paddling his long dugout canoe east up the Forty-second Street Confluence... " [This story was commissioned as a Christmas story, and it is. It takes place entirely on Christmas Eve, and concludes with a murder of a young child by an Evangelical televangelist minister. It is a very dark Christmas story.]; Pg. 90: "The seventeen members of the Red Bantam Clan gathered around the Holy Tube and the small aluminum Christmas tree near the hearth. Candles glowed. A child's paper star decorated the top of the tree. Brother looked at the small scattering of crudely wrapped presents under the tree and closed his eyes. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 63. Pg. 63: Christmas lights (also pg. 161, 164, 239-240, 283-286); Pg. 153: "...and all that came to me was lyrics from the Christmas song, 'Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.' "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 197. "So, when Phanuel started haunting my dreams--being all spooky and that--I figured it was like Scrooge, you know, in that Christmas story: the ghost was trying to tell me something. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 4912 Asimov, Isaac. The Caves of Steel in The Robot Novels (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 31. "It had been her name that had first made Elijah Baley really conscious of Jessie. He had met her at the Section Christmas party back in '02, over a bowl of punch. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: Westchester County 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 38: "Aftermath ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Apr. 1986); pg. 16. "Salem Center High School the following weekend. . . "; [word balloons from students] "Merry Christmas. "; "Wanna dance? "; "Cruel shoes ", etc.
Christianity - Christmas Nicoji 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 11. [Year is estimated.] "'My family got the nicoji I sent for Christmas,' Sam said.

It was soon Christmas, and the company would ship nicoji at reduced rates to our families so they would think we were making lots of money and were all right--sent the packages with company versions of our letters. "

Christianity - Christmas Nicoji 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 33. "The mango tree was still alive, waist high now. The company had given us a mango once at Christmastime, and we'd planted the seed. "
Christianity - Christmas Nicoji 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 57. "I shined the light above me and saw fruit hanging on the branches here and there, round and green with a red band at the bottom. They looked like Christmas tree ornaments. "
Christianity - Christmas Nicoji 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 115. "'Sure,' I said. 'I'll give you anything you want--ask me for the sky, ask for the moon. We'll have Christmas if you make Sam better.' "
Christianity - Christmas Nicoji 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 206. "'Tomorrow is Christmas Eve,' Raimundo said.

Great, I thought. Not much chance of snow, and nothing depended anymore on whether we'd been good boys and girls. Nothing at all. "

Christianity - Christmas Nicoji 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 215. "The balls glittered in the red moonlight and hung in the air like delicate ornaments on a Christmas tree. "
Christianity - Christmas North America 1914 Turtledove, Harry. The Great War: American Front (alternate history novel). New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 175. "As the sun set a couple of hours later, a new chorus rang out: Christmas carols, sung first by the U.S. soldiers, then by the Confederates, and at last by both armies together. " [There are many other references to Christianity in this book, though most references are to specific denominations, or related to Christmas.]
Christianity - Christmas North America 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 265. "The right side of its skull vanished, blown to bits like a Christmas pinata. "
Christianity - Christmas North America 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 153. Pg. 153: "'...He died of bone cancer just before Christmas...' "; Pg. 187: "He phoned Matt Wheeler and told him he'd stay till Christmas. "; Pg. 190: "...would gather to celebrate Christmas Eve at Tom Kindle's new home... " [Other refs. to Christmas: pg. 190-193 (decorations, "Silent Night "; White Christmas; It's a Wonderful Life); 197; 243; 276.]
Christianity - Christmas North America 2874 Forbes, Edith. Exit to Reality. Seattle, WA: Seal Press (1997); pg. 81. Pg. 81-82: Santa Claus
Christianity - Christmas North Carolina 1995 Lisle, Holly & Chris Guin. Mall, Mayhem and Magic. New York: Baen (1995); pg. 4. "...like having Christmas all year round. "
Christianity - Christmas North Carolina 2000 McDowell, Ian. "Sunflowers " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 100. "...that she vaguely remembered from her late grandmother's Christmas dinners... "
Christianity - Christmas North Dakota 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 87. Pg. 87, 93.
Christianity - Christmas Ohio 1962 Le Guin, Ursula K. "A Week in the Country " in Orsinian Tales. New York: Harper & Row (1976); pg. 113. "'Where's your friend? Sorry I couldn't meet you, had an emergency up the road. Appendectomy on the dinner table. Like carving the Christmas goose...' "
Christianity - Christmas Ohio 1999 Willis, Connie. "Epiphany " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 259. "He hated January. The church always looked cheerless and abandoned, with all the Christmas decorations taken down... " [This is a Christmas story, so of course there are Christmas refs. throughout, other refs. not in DB.]
Christianity - Christmas Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 267. Pg. 267: "Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' "; Pg. 270: "...fish with see-through skins and bones aglow like tiny Christmas trees. "; Pg. 367: "center fielder Tommy Christmas "; Pg. 489: "and a homemade Christmas card at Christmas... Santa Claus standing outside the Bethlehem stable with Oveta Culp Hobby of the WACs... "
Christianity - Christmas Oklahoma 1964 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 93. "They were sitting in the kitchen at a table with a Formica top, part of the dinette set that Hugo had bought last Christmas through the McConnell Base Exchange. "
Christianity - Christmas Oklahoma 2040 Pohl, Frederik. Man Plus. New York: Random House (1976); pg. 2-3. "She was the only one of the astronaut wives to get major space in both Ladies' Home Journal ('Twelve Christmas Gifts You Can Bake in Your Kiln') and Ms. ('Children Would Spoil My Marriage')... The astronauts formed a tight little community, all around Tonka, Oklahoma... Rog and Dorrie fit nicely into that community. They made friends easily. They were just oddball enough to be distinctive, not odd enough to worry anyone... At the Christmas parties Rog and Dorrie never got the drunkest, nor were they ever the first to leave. "
Christianity - Christmas Ontario 1992 de Lint, Charles Memory & Dream. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 71. "...two weeks before Christmas... " [More, pg. 71, 77.]
Christianity - Christmas Ontario: Toronto 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 112. "He had been in a tolerable mood through Christmas and Amelie didn't want to provoke anything before she left. " [Also, pg. 138, 164.]
Christianity - Christmas Ontario: Toronto 1991 Huff, Tanya. Blood Price. New York: DAW Books (1991); pg. 98. -
Christianity - Christmas Ontario: Toronto 1993 Huff, Tanya. Blood Lines. New York: DAW Books (1993); pg. 35. "'Now, as I was home two weeks ago for Thanksgiving . . .' Which is going to have to hold you until Christmas. " [Also, pg. 144]
Christianity - Christmas Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 203. "'Had Hollus told you he was searching for God?' asked Susan, looking down at her mug of coffee.

I nodded.

'And you didn't say anything to me?'

'Well, I . . .' I trailed off. 'No. No, I didn't.'

'I would have loved to have talked to him about that.'

'I'm sorry,' I said.

'So the Forhilnors [the main alien race in the novel] are religious,' she said, summing it all up, at least for her.

But I had to protest; I had to. 'Hollus and his colleagues believe the universe was intelligently designed. But they don't worship God.'

'They don't pray?' asked Susan.

'No. Well, the Wreeds spend half of each day in meditation, attempting to communicate with God telepathically, but--'

'That sounds like prayer to me.'

'They say they don't want anything from God.'

Susan was quiet for a moment. 'Prayer isn't about asking for things; it's not like visiting a department-store Santa Claus.'

I shrugged; I guess I really didn't know much about the topic. "

Christianity - Christmas Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 117. "We'd never lied to Ricky about anything. He knew he was adopted. We'd always told him that Santa Claus was just a story. " [Also, mentioning Christmas by name, pg. 204-205, 230, 311.]
Christianity - Christmas Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 311. "He had several small plastic dinosaur skeletons that I'd bought for him, and a talking Qui-Gon Jinn action figure he'd received for Christmas. "
Christianity - Christmas Oregon 1895 Gloss, Molly. The Jump-Off Creek. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (1989); pg. 109. Pg. 109: "Both years she was there, she had the hands up to the house for a Christmas supper. "; Pg. 110: "The third year as it came around to Christmas, Tim had quit the outfit. "
Christianity - Christmas Oregon 1953 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 26. "On Christmas day... " [Also pg. 50, 156, 184-185.]
Christianity - Christmas Oregon 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 40. "...the mournful music she played on the stereo Matt had given her for Christmas. "
Christianity - Christmas Oregon 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 65. "...my favorite tree (all I could think of was 'Christmas tree'... "
Christianity - Christmas Oregon: Portland 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 103. Pg. 103: "'...And they put me through college and law school. And I go up there for Christmas Eve dinner every year. I'm their token Negro...' "; Pg. 181: "...and President Merdle had predicted a return to normalcy by Christmas. "
Christianity - Christmas Pennsylvania 1844 Friesner, Esther. "An Old Man's Summer " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 132. Christmastime
Christianity - Christmas Pennsylvania 1970 Panshin, Alexei. "How Can We Sink When We Can Fly? " in Farewell To Yesterday's Tomorrow. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1975; c. 1971); pg. 112. "Cory answered that one. 'Not since Christmas,' she said. "
Christianity - Christmas Pennsylvania 1970 Panshin, Alexei. "How Can We Sink When We Can Fly? " in Farewell To Yesterday's Tomorrow. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1975; c. 1971); pg. 130. "I like presents, even if I don't lie awake on Christmas Eve in anticipation anymore. "
Christianity - Christmas Pennsylvania 1970 White, E. B. The Trumpet of the Swan. New York: Harper & Row (1970); pg. 149. Pg. 149, 156: Christmas
Christianity - Christmas Pennsylvania 1993 Simmons, Dan. The Hollow Man. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 9. -
Christianity - Christmas Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 1989 Baxter, Stephen M. "Blue Shift " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 149. Pg. 149: "Considering how well he'd handled the Christmas rush, he was beginning to think his bosses might even be pleased with him. "; Pg. 157: "and produced a pair of shopping bags, obviously left over from Christmas. Red and green and with WANAMAKER'S in white script letters. "; Pg. 159: "She was carrying a couple of leftover Christmas bags, full of her purchases. "
Christianity - Christmas Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh 2002 Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 2, pg. 9. Henry Pym/Giant-Man: "The only time you'll ever see the guys is Christmas parties and presidential visits. " [Talking to the Jan Pym/Wasp about Dr. Bruce Banner]
Christianity - Christmas Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 149. "...the whole village looks forward to the rut the way we looked forward to Christmas when were kids. "
Christianity - Christmas Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 199. "...I have to admit that after 11 turkelyess Thanksgivings and Christmases... "
Christianity - Christmas Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 263. "'And also,' said Joel, 'I'm interested in Quakers, sort of. If you feel like explaining to me why the Quakers ditched the mission, I'll tell you--are you interested in what being Jewish is like, for example?'

Danny laughed. 'I already know a whole lot about being Jewish--we've got tons of Jews in Swarthmore! Every year we celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah. Quakers don't have to be Christians anymore! You could be a Quaker, easy as I could be a Sixer.' "

Christianity - Christmas Roman Empire 350 C.E. Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 199. "As people of the northern European tribes were converted, they brought their pagan values with them and their pagan holidays. Christian titles were applied to those celebrations: Christmas, Easter--but their essence remained pagan, and therefore, were easily commercialized. "
Christianity - Christmas Russia 1942 Lindskold, Jane. "The Big Lie " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 146. "I'll swear on anything you like that his [Eric von Shrakenberg's] version of what happened that Spring is about as true as Father Christmas. "
Christianity - Christmas Smoke Ring 3000 Niven, Larry. The Integral Trees. New York: Del Rey (1983); pg. 1. "Life was everywhere in the Smoke Ring. Claire Dalton had called it a Christmas wreath. Claire had been a very old woman before the State revived her as a corpiscle. The others had never seen a Christmas wreath; nor had Kendy. What they had seen, half a thousand years ago, was a perfect smoke ring several tens of thousands of kilometers across, with a tiny hot pinpoint in its center. "
Christianity - Christmas Smoke Ring 3000 Niven, Larry. The Integral Trees. New York: Del Rey (1983); pg. 54. "He saw a ring of white cloud, touched with green, with a bright spark at its center. The spectral absorption lines of water and oxygen were coming from there. It was tiny by astronomical standards: the region of greatest density circled the neutron star at 26,000 kilometers--about four times the radius of the Earth.

'Like a Christmas wreath,' Claire Dalton breathed. The sociologist's body was that of a pretty, leggy blonde, but her corpiscle memories reached far back... "

Christianity - Christmas Solar System 2080 Clarke, Arthur C. "A Meeting with Medusa " in The Sentinel. New York: Berkley Books (1983; c. 1972); pg. 172. "The capsule now resembled a rather untidy Christmas tree, but still rode smoothly down the Jovian winds... "
Christianity - Christmas South Carolina 1861 Willis, Connie. Lincoln's Dreams. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 59. "Around Christmas of 1861, during the Carolina campaign, Robert E. Lee bought Traveller... " [Also pg. 200.]


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