Eloise at Christmastime

Eloise at Christmastime


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Here she is at Christmastime
Complete with tinsel and holly
Singing fa la la la lolly
And over the roar of the jingle bells
You can hear hear hear her say
It's absolutely Christmas
But I don't mind a bit
I give everyone a present
For that's the thing of it
So when it's everly Christmastime
And you're under your Christmas trees
Simply tinkle a bell and have a trinkle
And remember

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689830396
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 10/01/1999
Series: Eloise Series
Edition description: Repackage
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 94,136
Product dimensions: 7.68(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kay Thompson (1909–1998) was a singer, dancer, vocal arranger, and coach of many MGM musicals in the 1940s. The Eloise character grew out of the voice of a precocious six-year-old that Miss Thompson put on to amuse her friends. Collaborating with Hilary Knight on what was an immediate bestseller, Kay Thompson became a literary sensation when Eloise was published in 1955. The book has sold more than two million copies to date. Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight created four more Eloise books, Eloise in Paris, Eloise at Christmas, Eloise in Moscow, and Eloise Takes a Bawth.

Hilary Knight, son of artist-writers Clayton Knight and Katharine Sturges, was educated at the Art Students League, where he studied with Reginald Marsh. Besides the Eloise books, Hilary Knight has illustrated more than fifty books for children, six of which he wrote himself. He lives and works in New York City, not far from The Plaza Hotel.

Date of Birth:

November 9, 1909

Date of Death:

July 2, 1998

Place of Birth:

St. Louis, Missouri

Place of Death:

New York, New York


Washington University

Read an Excerpt

We hang everything
on our Christmas tree
Ornaments big and bright
and all of these sparkling icicles
and twirling balls of white

I always hang a star on top
With angels in between

Here's how many lights we have —
Thirty-seven and sixteen

I'm rawther fond of caroling
Fa la on every floor

Fa la la la to catering

Fa la from door to door

Fa la la la fa la la lolly ting tingles of angel hair. Blow music of trinkles and drinkles of glass there's Christmas everywhere

We sang Noel for 506

Silent Night for 507

We didn't sing for 509
at the request of 511
But ho ho ho and jiggeldy ping
We were not dismayed
We skibbled into the exit sign
and sang

Oh trinkles oh drinkles fa la fa lo

for Lily
the nightmaid

Skipperdee lost a tooth
singing Good King Wenceslaus
But we found it behind
this azalea plant
hiding under this moss

Copyright © 1958 by Kay Thompson
Copyright © Renewed 1986/Kay Thompson
Copyright © 1999 by the estate of Kay Thompson

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Eloise at Christmastime (Eloise Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eloise was my favorite books as a child. I remember always going to the library to get the books, now as a mother of 3, my youngest daughter loves the books too. I think these books should a part of every little girls bed time tradition.
Guest More than 1 year ago
eloise at christmastime is very good. i love it and i'm 11 years old. Its all about putting people together,and being happy. i have eloise at the plaza and when eloise at christmastime comes out i am going to buy it right away. i hope other people enjoy it also. thank you for hearing what i had to say about eloise. i would really like to see what eloise's mother looks like.
Schuman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love all of the Eloise books and this Christmas version is as good as any of them.It is the story of Eloise at the Plaza on Christmas, with her Nanny while awaiting her parents arrival.The stories is good but the illustrations really show how she spent Christmas. It is fun to follow her path through the Plaza.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the oddball of the Eloise sequels, being the only one that also is also focused at the Plaza (like the original) and uses a rhyming scheme. Everyone who has loved Eloise must have wondered about how she fares without her mother living with her Nanny, pug (Weenie), and turtle (Skipperdee) in the Plaza on Christmas. The young woman who was born to shop (and order room service) adds a whole new meaning to Christmas for the guests at the Plaza and those who work there. If you require high quality rhymes, you may not like this book. If you can lightheartedly enjoy fractured verse, hotel high jinks, and great Hilary Knight drawings, you'll love it! The story starts on Christmas Eve, as a blizzard blankets the Plaza, and the temperature drops to four below zero outside. But inside it's warm and cozy, and there's a blazing Yule log in Eloise's fireplace. The story recounts Eloise's tree trimming, gift-giving to everyone she knows, getting ready for exchanging gifts on Christmas under her Christmas tree, and prowling around the Plaza on Christmas Eve in typical Eloise fashion. She hits all the parties and helps the people celebrate from room to room as well. You can imagine the mayhem that creates! One of the most beautiful segments is Eloise dreaming about Santa Claus coming. This section will touch your heart, if you are like me. A high point for Eloise is opening her present from Nanny. You'll love reading about it. After you finish enjoying this warm Christmas story, I suggest that you take a few minutes to think (as Eloise does) about all of the people (and animals) you can show your appreciation for during the holidays. I'll bet Eloise inspires you to take a broader view of thankfulness. What better gift could you receive at Christmas? Ooooooooooooooooooooooo! I absolutely love Eloise Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution