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Christianity - Christmas South Carolina 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 107. "'I was Christmas shopping with friends last Saturday,' Natalie said at last... " [Also pg. 108, 192, 210-215, 265-283, etc.]
Christianity - Christmas Sweden 1973 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 8. "It was Christmas week (though not Christmas Eve). Stockholm was decked in its finery... " [More, pg. 8-11, 25.]
Christianity - Christmas Switzerland 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 71. "...he still remembered the horrible Christmas-banquet incident. No, he would enlist the aid of various people at CERN to help him. " [Also, pg. 160, 258, 317.]
Christianity - Christmas Switzerland 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 212. "'I'm reminded of the story A Christmas Carol, by the British writer Charles Dickens. His character Ebenezer Scrooge saw a vision of Christmas Yet to Come, in which the results of his actions...' " [More.]
Christianity - Christmas Switzerland 2045 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 233. "...and asked them questions about Switzerland... 'He's part of our Christmas. Sami Claus comes to all the houses one by one, you see, and he has an assitant, the Boogen, who wears a cloak and a hood and carries a big bag. Sami Claus asks the parents how the children have been that year, and the parents show him the ledger, the record you know. And if the children have been good, Sami Claus gives them presents. But if the parents say the children have been bad, the Boogen sweeps them up in his bag and carries them away...' "
Christianity - Christmas Tau Ceti 3000 Niven, Larry; Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes. Beowulf's Children. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 41. "Justin slammed the door open. A jar half-filled with murky water sloshed in his hands. Within floated a sample of the jellied egg sac. 'Merry Christmas,' he said cheerily. 'Are we set up?' "
Christianity - Christmas Tau Ceti 3000 Niven, Larry; Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes. Beowulf's Children. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 265. On the 4th planet in the Tau Ceti system: "There were more occasions, once on Christmas, and once on his fiftieth birthday, when he found himself... "
Christianity - Christmas Tennyson 2200 Anthony, Patricia. Conscience of the Beagle. New York: Ace Books (1995; co. 1993); pg. 222. "One more turn. An echoing, black expanse. Ecclesiastes 6 maintenance area. Christmas tree bank of lights. The brain of the section's superconductor... "
Christianity - Christmas Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 78. "Christmas, almost a month yet to arrive, hung in rectangles of Manila paper on the walls: tinseled trees piled high with presents; a stick-figure Santa Claus bearing gifts. " [Also pg. 79, 178, 189, 268.]
Christianity - Christmas Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 158. "DeWitt had been locked up sixteen days, and had missed Christmas. It didn't matter. Time was arbitrary. "
Christianity - Christmas Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 173. "The kids' bikes were parked at careless angles under the fiberglass overhang. A Christmas tree, stripped of all ornament but stray tinsel, had been tossed in a corner. "
Christianity - Christmas Texas 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 149. "He had not seen Laura, who was only a couple of months shy of her sixteenth birthday, in well over a year. Phone calls at Christmas and birthdays, and the occasional brief letter from her... had served as their relationship for the past several years. "
Christianity - Christmas Texas 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 153. "'...but I did see somethin' strange just now.'

'What did you see?'...

'I seen Santy Claus and all his little reindeer--and there he goes now!' he pointed... A flatbed trailer with a tractor stencilled 'Southern Mannequin & Display Co.' was pulling out with a grinding of gears... and on it rode a set of larger-than-life-size molded plastic figures of a sleight, eight proportionally tiny reindeer, and jolly old Saint Nick waving to the summer sky. " [Also, pg. 286-287.]

Christianity - Christmas Texas: Dallas 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 14. Pg. 14: "...helping her write a form letter to use instead of a Christmas card... "; Pg. 59: Christmas party [Also pg. 30, 66-67, 70-72, 98, 231, 324-325.]
Christianity - Christmas Texas: Dallas 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 336. Pg. 336: "She spent Christmas at her mother's place in Dallas. And there was Loretta. A little girl... She said, 'Gramma spill the milk,' and laughed. She sang a little song about Christmas in which most of the verses were 'na na na na' at top volume. After she got used to her, she sat in Laura's lap and called her 'Rarra.' "; Pg. 337: "She watched the Christmas tree flickering between two Japanese wall hangings. "; Pg. 338: "They had supper together, in her mother's elegant little dining nook. There was wine, and Christmas ham... "
Christianity - Christmas Texas: Dallas 2199 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Rama II. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 36. "...would be retrofitted prior to the final integrated vehicle tests just before Christmas. "
Christianity - Christmas Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth 1998 Wood, Crystal. Fool's Joust. Denton, Texas: Tattersall Publishing (1998); pg. 79. Pg. 79: "...he began preparing his special McGuire Family Reunion/Christmas Morning Breakfast... "; Pg. 163: "...like the Christ candle in an Advent wreath... "
Christianity - Christmas Texas: Fort Worth 1995 Martin, Lee. Bird in a Cage. New York: St. Martin's Press (1995); pg. 100. Pg. 100: "...and a Spanish-language version of 'Jingle Bells'--retinid, retinid, retinid all dia' "; Pg. 135: "Unless there is a major emergency, missionaries are allowed one telephone call home a year, at Christmas, so mail was the only way I was going to hear from Hal. "
Christianity - Christmas Texas: Galveston 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 51. "He wore sandals and jeans and had a long Santa Claus beard. "
Christianity - Christmas Tran 1996 Pournelle, Jerry & Roland Green. Tran. New York: Baen (1996); pg. 310. "'And a Carl Gustav recoilless.'

'Just like Christmas,' Rick answered with a grin. "

Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1358 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon Knight. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 223. "With his dragon sight, Jim was able to make out the fact that the darkness of the path surface seemed to flow up the trunk of a tree no larger than the average Christmas tree. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1360 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon on the Border. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 13. "'That my wife is not here to hear it as well; but she died of a great and sudden pain in the chest six years past on the third day before Christmas. It was a sad Christmas in this household that year.' " [Also, pg. 391.]
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1364 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. 13. "going to the Earl's Christmastide... annual Christmas party at the Earl of Somerset's... " [More, pg. 14-15, 25-30, 40-45, 50, 75-77, 87-89, 92, 138-139, etc.]
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1366 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon and the Djinn. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 14. "...back from the Christmas party of the Earl of Somerset almost a month ago... This was an ideal time to call in briefly for a quick chat on a couple of points that dated back to the Twelve Days of Christmas at the Earl's... " [More, pg. 21-22, 30, 37-38, 133, etc.]
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1367 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon in Lyonesse. New York: Tor (1998); pg. 106. Pg. 106: "...at the Earl of Somerset's Christmas party the year before... "; Pg. 274: "...at the Earl of Somerset's Christmas party of the previous year. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1891 Baxter, Stephen. The Time Ships. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 23. Pg. 23: Christmas ornament; Pg. 236: Christmas-time
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1945 DuBois, Brendan. Resurrection Day. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1999); pg. 269. "'Then the Yanks came in, like cowboys. And they would hold socials for us, and we'd get some of their food, some of their excess clothing, extra blankets . . . It was like having Father Christmas living right next door. They helped us so much, those long months until the war ended.' " [Referring to World War II. The character is speaking in 1972.]
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1968 Roberts, Keith. "The Lady Margaret " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1966); pg. 212. "My Lord of Purbeck must be in residence then, receiving his guests for Christmas. " [More about Christmas: pg. 230, 232.]
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1975 Gatiss, Mark. Last of the Gaderene (Doctor Who). New York: BBC Worldwide (2000); pg. 226. "Vineyards and olive trees dotting the soil like cloves pressed into a Christmas orange. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1984 Adams, Douglas. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 22. "'Fenny . . .?'

'You know what I got her for Christmas?'

'Well, no.'

'Black's Medical Dictionary.'

'Nice present.'

'I thought so. Thousands of diseases in it, all in alphabetical order.' "

Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1994 Holdstock, Robert. The Hollowing. New York: Roc (1994); pg. 46. Pg. 46, 115, 170.
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1995 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 4. "...Alex remembers one of Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons... Alex smiles now, remembering the way he laughed out loud the first time he saw it. Which was when? One Christmas back before the end of the twentieth century, he must have been five or six. It would have been in the damp, ant-infested, twelfth floor council flat on the Isle of Dogs, looking out over the Thames. Lexis always got him a book for Christmas, somehow or other. To improve him. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1997 Benford, Gregory. Timescape. New York: Simon & Schuster (1980); pg. 51. "...the others talking about the forthcoming Coronation. Queen Elizabeth had abdicated in favor of her eldest son the previous Christmas... "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1999 Willis, Connie. "Adaptation " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 123. "Marley was dead: to begin with.

Dickens' story, A Christmas Carol, however, of which the aforementioned is the first sentence, is alive and well and available in any number of versions. In the books department of Harridge's, where I work, we have nineteen, including Mickey's Christmas Carol, The Muppet Christmas Carol, the Cuddly-Wuddlys' Christmas Carol, and one with photographs of dogs dressed as Scrooge and Mrs. Cratchit. " [This is a Christmas story, so of course there are Christmas refs. throughout, other refs. not in DB.]

Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 1999 Willis, Connie. "Adaptation " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 126. "I was originally to have had Gemma on Boxing Day as well as Christmas Eve, but Robert's parents had invited them up to Surrey for the entire week. We had compromised by having Gemma on Christmas Eve and part of Christmas Day. Then last week Margaret had rung up to say Robert's parents especially wanted them there for church on Christmas morning as it was a family tradition that Robert read the Scripture. 'You can have her all Christmas Eve day,' Margaret had said. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 2015 Willis, Connie. "Cat's Paw " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 155. "'Come, Bridlings,' Touffet said impatiently as soon as I arrived. 'Go home and pack your bags. We're going to Suffolk for a jolly country Christmas.'

'I thought you hated country Christmases,' I said.

I had invited him only the week before down to my sister's and gotten a violent rejection of the idea. 'Country Christmases! Dreadful occasions!' he had said. 'Holly and mistletoe and vile games--blindman's bluff and that ridiculous game where people grab at burning raisins, and even viler food. Plum pudding!' he shuddered. 'And wassail!'

I protested that my sister was an excellent cook and that she never made wassail, she made eggnog. 'I think you'd have an excellent time,' I said. 'Everyone's very pleasant.' " [This is a Christmas story, so of course there are Christmas refs. throughout, other refs. not in DB.]

Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 2030 Aldiss, Brian. "Three Types of Solitude " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001); pg. 127. "On the twelfth day of Christmas, he decided he would paint. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 28. "...he could start arresting people up and down the Whitechapel Road and not be finished by Christmas. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. 683. "...and Morgaine's husband is so old he surely cannot look to see another Christmas. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 63. "Later, they fell into the rhythm of the thing more perfectly, like the toy mechanical people who saw wood on Christmas trees. Eventually the exercise and the monotony restored their good humour and they began to get bored. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 133. Pg. 133: "The season did not begin till the 25th of December. Probably the chap would insist on one of these damned Boxin' Day meets--all show-off and no business--with hundreds of foot people all hollerin'... And another thing. A hound that was going to be used next summer for the proper Hart huntin' was always entered at Christmas to the boar. It was the very beginnin' of his eddication... "; Pg. 137: "It was Christmas night, the eve of the Boxing Day Meet... It was Christmas night in the Castle of the Forest Sauvage, and all around the castle the snow was as it ought to lie... "; Pg. 138: "It was Christmas night and the proper things had been done. The whole village had come to dinner in hall. There had been boar's head and venison and pork and beef and mutton and capons--but no turkey, because this bird had not yet been invented. " [More, pg. 141, 416, 420, 481, etc.]
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 169. "The widgeon, who had slept on water, came whistling their double notes, like whistles from a Christmas cracker. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 181. "Sir Ector got sciatica. Three trees were struck by lightning. Master Twyti came every Christmas without altering a hair. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 211. "The coronation was a splendid ceremony. What was still more splendid, it was like a birthday or Christmas Day. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 376. "It was as if some Inspector General of Police in a very distant part of Africa were to send out his superintendents into the jungle, asking them to come back next Christmas with all the savage chiefs whom they had brought to righteousness. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 1776 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 292. "She listened to Wilkinson extol the superiority of grease from a Christmas goose over grease from a summer goose. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 1810 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 87. Pg. 87: "...to carve with... and he managed to summon up enough Christmas and Thanksgiving skill to do an adequate job. "; Pg. 183: "'...If Napoleon is not in London by Christmas I'll be very surprised.' " [Also pg. 305, 310-311, 317-318.]
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 1940 Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient. London, UK: Bloomsbury (1996; c. 1992); pg. 197. Pg. 197, 209
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 1985 Dickinson, Peter. The Green Gene. New York: Random House (1973); pg. 65. "'...They might try to nobble you to play Balthazar in their nativity play, if you're still here at Christmas. It's a zoned church now, so Dad has to green up to play McCaspar.' "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 1987 Adams, Douglas. Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency. New York: Simon and Schuster (1987); pg. 140. Pg. 140: Peter had been delighted that their mother had taken over Magna, and had sent Michael a regimental Christmas card to that effect.; Pg. 199-200: "...If we all went around mentioning what was odd about each other we'd be here till Christmas... "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 2054 Willis, Connie. Doomsday Book. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 17. "A blast of 'While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night' hit them... 'The Christmas Spirit,' Mary said, buttoning her coast... It sounded like a cross between a call to arms and a dirge, but it was most probably 'Jingle Bells.'... 'What's that ghastly din supposed to be?' she said... ' 'O Little Town of Bethlehem/?'

' 'Jingle Bells,' ' Dunworth said... They crossed the street...The chemist's window was draped in green and gold tinsel and had a sign posted in among the perfumes that said, 'Save the Marston Parish Church Bells. Give to the Restoration Fund.'

The carillon had finished obliterating 'Jingle Bells' or 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' and was now working on 'We Three Kings of Orient Are.' " [Book has other refs. to Christmas.]

Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 2054 Willis, Connie. Doomsday Book. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 128. "The fifteenth of December means it's Christmas Eve there, and you'll be giving your sherry party and then walkin over to St. Mary the Virgin's for the interchurch service. It is hard to comprehend that you are over seven hundred years away... "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: England 2054 Willis, Connie. Doomsday Book. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 248-249. "She was holding her reliquary between her folded hands, but her eyes were open, and she was staring at the top of the rood screen. Her mouth was tight with disapproval, and Kivrin supposed she hadn't wanted the candles there, but it was the perfect place for them. They illuminated the crucifix and the Last Judgment and lit nearly the whole nave.

They made the whole church seem different, homier, more familiar, like St. Mary's on Christmas Eve. Dunworthy had taken her to the ecumenical service last Christmas. She had planned to go to midnight mass at the Holy Re-Formed to hear it said in Latin, but there hadn't been a midnight mass. The priest had been asked to read the gospel for the ecumenical service, so he had moved the mass to four in the afternoon. "

Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: London 1875 Blaylock, James P. Homunculus. New York: Ace Books (1986); pg. 127. "He climbed the little rise atop which sat his house, lit, now, like Christmas... "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: London 1939 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 227. "I spent Christmas of 1939 with Richard and his family at what he called their city digs, a town house in London... "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: London 1940 Willis, Connie. "Fire Watch " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1982); pg. 31. "December 28--Enola came this morning while I was on the west porch, picking up the Christmas tree. It has been knocked over three nights running by concussion. I righted the tree and was bending down to pick up the scattered tinsel when Enola appeared suddenly out of the fog like some cheerful saint. She stooped quickly and kissed me on the cheek. Then she straightened up, her nose red from her perennial cold, and handed me a box wrapped in colored paper.

'Merry Christmas,' she said. 'Go on then, open it. It's a gift.' "

Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: London 1989 Campbell, Ramsey. Ancient Images. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1989); pg. 140. -
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: London 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 60. Pg. 60, 138, 325, 382, 437, 489, 522, other.
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 27. Pg. 27: Christmas parties; Pg. 37: "Replacement people, a bit like pets. One dies, you buy another one for Christmas. "; Pg. 70: "...like tinsel on a Christmas tree. " [Also pg. 41, 72, 118, 141, 239, 244, 286.]
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: London 2010 Harrison, John M. "Suicide Coast " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 264. "The Kawa [Kawasaki motorcycle] was behind everything we said, but Ed wouldn't mention it until I did. Caitlin smiled at us both. She shook her head as if to say: 'Children! You children!' It was like Christmas, and she was the present. The three of us could feel Ed's excitement and impatience. "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: London 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 114. "'They will be coming here for Christmas, all of them, except Philip, who cannot get away for the holidays,'... "
Christianity - Christmas United Kingdom: London 2075 Ryman, Geoff. The Child Garden; or A Low Comedy. New York: St. Martin's Press (1989); pg. 47. "He climbed up onto an especially high chair, tore off a piece of paper, and attached it to his fur with a hair-grip. He was decorated with bits of paper like a Xmas tree. "
Christianity - Christmas USA 1925 Bison, Terry. Fire on the Mountain. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 97. "Many people date the formal beginning of the Independence War from Lee's Christmas defeat at Roanoke... " [Other refs. to Christmas, not in DB.]
Christianity - Christmas USA 1949 Jackson, Shirley. "A Fine Old Firm " in The Lottery and Other Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1998; first published 1949); pg. 195. "'Well,' Helen said, 'I know that Bob got you a Japanese sword for Christmas. That must have looked lovely under the tree. Charlie helped him buy it from the boy that had it--did you hear about that, and how they almost had a fight with the boy?' "
Christianity - Christmas USA 1949 Jackson, Shirley. "Elizabeth " in The Lottery and Other Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1998; first published 1949); pg. 155. "When she came to New York the Christmas she was twenty... "


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