Night Before Christmas—In Texas, That Is

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Swooping in over the prairie, a plump, jovial Santa parks his buckboard outside a peaceful ranch house. From boots stuffed with gifts to the faithful 'hosses' pulling his 'sleigh,' it's a Christmas tale rich in Texas tradition and language.
ISBN: 9780882891750
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Texas
Series: The Night Before Christmas
Images: 20
Pages: 20
Dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 10.125 (h)
A pair of worn Levis, a ten-gallon Stetson, an authentic cowboy vest, and a bandana around the neck--could this really be Santa Claus? Leon A. Harris says it is, as he tells the Texas-sized, Texas-style, rootin' tootin' Western Christmas classic The Night Before Christmas--In Texas, That Is, a story that has entertained audiences for more than forty years. A longtime writer, presenter, and speaker, Harris reveals that a Texas Christmas is different. Boots, not stockings, wait to be stuffed with gifts, and faithful "hosses," not reindeer, provide Santa's transportation. Forget the sleigh, too. In Texas, the jolly old elf arrives on a buckboard piled high with presents for good little Texans. Harris's gift for writing clever and imaginative stories led to the creation of diverse characters and situations, from Russian ballet schools to Peruvian children to a lovable French mouse. In addition to children's books, he wrote for historical journals and contemporary magazines. Two of the late author's latest publications were featured in Town and Country and Smithsonian magazines. Years after his death on August 17, 2000, Harris's stories continue to entertain and educate audiences of all ages. When it comes to a Texas Christmas, he was the uppermost authority.
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