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The Night Before Christmas in Paris Hardcover – July 1, 2012

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About the Author

Award-winning designer and best-selling author, Betty Lou Phillips is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. With projects from New York to California, her work has been featured in countless magazines, as well as in her numerous home design books on French and Italian style. Interiors by Design--her 13th design book-is the ultimate guide to home décor. Additionally, she has appeared on the Christopher Lowell Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Betty Lou Phillips is the author of Emily Goes Wild!, an illustrated children's book, and co-author of The Night Before Christmas in Paris. Later this year Gibbs Smith Publisher will release her Night Before Christmas in New York and Night Before Christmas in Texas.



Roblyn Herndon is a freelance writer living in Houston, Texas.

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Twas the week before Christmas! All over the world The children were breathless as visions unfurled Of the magical time when their dreams would take flight And the sweet sound of sleigh bells would ring in the night.

But Santa was frantic―he wasn’t elated, For his dear Mrs. Claus could not be located. The lists were not finished; the maps were a mess, And where to deliver was anyone’s guess.

Santa’s sweet wife was indeed indispensable. To question her value was quite reprehensible. She took care of Santa, the man she revered. She ironed his red outfit and trimmed his white beard.

But she’d flown off to Paris one day in September For a Fashion Week peek and she’d vowed to remember To fly back at once after sampling the food, Enhancing her wardrobe, and lifting her mood.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith (July 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142363053X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423630531
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #983,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Betty Lou Phillips is the author of the award-winning Villa Décor, plus The French Room, Inspirations from France and Italy, The French Connection, Secrets of French Design, Unmistakably French, French Influences, French by Design, and Provençal Interiors. A professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, her work has appeared in Southern Accents, Traditional Home, Decorating, Bedroom & Bath, Window & Wall, Paint Décor, and more. Additionally, she has appeared on the Christopher Lowell Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Madonna Najvar on October 30, 2012
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What a sweet book about Mrs. Claus going shopping in Paris from September to December. Santa was frantic because he depended on her so much to get things ready for Christmas. So he went to Paris to look for her. Of course after looking in all the shops he found her in a sweets shop. They had a wonderful evening in Paris then returned to get ready to make the Christmas deliveries. His memories were sweet of the City of Light. Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night.

This would make an excellent gift for someone who loves to collect Night Before Christmas books in other countries.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BES on March 28, 2013
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Charming book especially for those who love Paris. Great illustrations and fun rhyming throughout. I ordered several for gifts to friends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joan on November 3, 2013
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The book is for a gift...and it is as lighthearted and happy as I had hoped. It was a good purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judy D. Pauley on January 26, 2014
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Our daughter and son-in-law were married in Paris and this was a perfect stocking stuffer. I enjoyed reading it before Chrismas Ever. Great read with so much detail to Paris.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ruth in Arizona on March 21, 2014
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This is a lovely book for anyone who loves Paris and Christmas. The illustrations are charming. It can easily be part of your yearly Christmas decorations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margaret on December 9, 2012
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I know the author and was delighted to receive the book. Will be ordering for more of my friends. Well done and beautifully illustrated.
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I thought this book might at least mention one or two French Christmas customs. It doesn't. This is really not a Christmas story like the real Night Before Christmas. It's a story that happens to feature Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
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This is the cutest little book. It was smaller than I thought, but definitely cute. I am going to use it as a stocking stuffer.
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