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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: XX Sleigh bells ring Princess Mia on surviving the holidays I. Holiday Etiquette: XX Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo receives lessons on how to work the holidays, beautifully Everything from holiday cards to gift-giving, by Dowager Princess Clarisse Renaldo, romance expert Tina Hakim Baba, and royal stylists Paolo and Sebastiano II. Hanukkah Lights: XX Royal Consort Michael Moscovitz on the most American of Jewish traditions: the Festival of Lights Michael on the Maccabees, plus the complete lyrics to "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel" III. Yuletide Past and Present: XX Lilly Moscovitz, social commentator of local renown, sheds light on holiday practices ancient and obscure, and Frank Gianini, Algebra teacher, reveals a practice druidic in nature Egg-balancing, leather bikinis, wassail, and faux mistletoe IV. Christmas Around the World: XX Lilly Moscovitz in New York City, Dowager Princess Clarisse Renaldo in Genovia, Hank Thermopolis in Versailles, Indiana, and Princess Mia all around the world Plus the top ten holiday movies, annotated by Lilly and Mia V. Xmas Xtras: XX Princess Mia's mother, father, grandmother, and two schoolmates illuminate various Christmas traditions The debunking of Santa Claus, the Christmas Star, and Good King Wenceslas, as well as a Christmas tree of artistic merit and pop culture interest and royal advent calendars. VI. Celebrating Kwanzaa: XX Shameeka Taylor, Albert Einstein High School cheerleader, on the yearly tradition of African American pride and commemoration. Also: a fun cheer to perform in solidarity and while you're waiting for the benne cakes to bake VII. Happy New Year!: XX Tina Hakim Baba on the all-important New Year's Kiss, musical genius Boris Pelkowski on Auld Lang Syne, and more And how to say "Happy New Year!" the world over VIII. Chinese New Year: XX Princess Mia interviews Ling Su Wong, friend, artist, and Chinese American Ling Su explains it all to Mia, and dishes about Chinese astrology Conclusion: XX Are you listening? Pass the gifts, please
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Holidays -- Juvenile literature.
Winter festivals -- Juvenile literature.
Princesses -- Juvenile literature.