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Santa on the Hudson

Jonathan Kruk- Santa on the Hudson back cover

Santa on the Hudson
Jonathan Kruk

  1. A Visit from Saint Nick (The Night Before Christmas)
    A dramatic reading of Clement Moore’s 1824 classic

  2. Humbug!
    from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  3. The Little Lonely Tree
    Inspired by a tale from Hans Christian Andersen, a tiny fir tree hopes to get picked to be a Christmas Tree

  4. Santa-on-the-Hudson (The Tale of Sinterklaas)
    How a dour old Bishop becomes a right, jolly-old elf thanks to colonial Dutch and English children living along the Hudson River

  5. Spirits at Sea
    from A Christmas Carol

  6. Santa and the Lost Key
    Originally a play written by Alicia Kruk, Jonathan’s mother, this is a tale of two mischievous elves mixing up toys until Santa sets them straight

  7. Grandmother Christmas
    Based on traditions in Italy, Russia, and beyond—a grandmother gives unexpected gifts

  8. St. Nick’s Stockings
    Why we hang stocks with care

  9. Scrooge Was Better Than His Word
    from A Christmas Carol

  10. Remember Christmas
    Song by Al Hemberger


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