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    Looking for a book about christmas...or very nearly


    So I only got to read it a bit so I don't remember it much, not even the author, nor if it's even a full book or just a short story!
    So anyway if memory serves,
    it took place on a space station (military) in a universe where Christmas had been (I think) outlawed or something...the station was for training children as (I believe) space navy officers and there was suddenly a rash of gift giving during that time....
    What Strikes most in my memory was that the name of the holiday was written distort-ly but pronounced something like Christmas (or was it Hanukkah?) and that the other words of the holiday were also artfully warped but just enough to make sense and know what they were talking about..

    now I had a weird feeling it was by Weber, but after checking his website I doubt that...

    Sorry I don't have more!
    Please help!


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    Registered User Pennarin's Avatar
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    A War of Gifts, in the Enderverse of Orson Scott Card.

    Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with this short novel set during Ender's first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays.

    The children come from many nations, many religions; while they are being trained for war, religious conflict between them is not on the curriculum. But Dink Meeker, one of the older students, doesn't see it that way. He thinks that giving gifts isn't exactly a religious observation, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a present into another student's shoe.

    This small act of rebellion sets off a battle royal between the students and the staff, but some surprising alliances form when Ender comes up against a new student, Zeck Morgan. The War over Santa Claus will force everyone to make a choice.

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    Thank you!!!

    Thanks for that!!!!!

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    Wow, amazing you got that with such piecy information

    That's amazing, you getting the right book with such small amount of description. And, I must say, the book sounds interesting. Maybe I will upload it.

    Thanks too,


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    That's the book


    Just wanted to say that it's exactly the book I saw at my friend's. I went to my corner library and they had 1 copy left!!
    Perfect for bus rides now that school is starting up again!

    Thanks again!

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    Registered User Pennarin's Avatar
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    The (to me) funny thing is I have not read the book, nor do I own it.

    In any case, you are welcome

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