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By

Christie Ridgway





SMASHWORDS EDITION


Published by Christie Ridgway

© Christie Ridgway 2011

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


From Bailey Sullivan’s Vintage Christmas Facts & Fun Calendar


December 1


St. Nicholas took pity on a family of penniless girls and tossed bags of gold through their window for dowries. The bags landed in their stockings that had been hung by the fire to dry, initiating the worldwide custom of Santa leaving gifts in stockings or shoes.


Chapter 1


Fingers hovering at the switches by the front door, Bailey Sullivan glanced over her shoulder at the interior of The Perfect Christmas and wondered what would happen if she set Santa’s beard on fire.

But the happy, arsonistic notion died a swift death. That wasn’t the answer to her problems. Surely the manufacturers of the dozens—hundreds!—of Santas in her family’s shop would have treated their respective fabric, resin, wood, or cotton-floss facial hair with flame retardant.

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