Sunday, 6 December 2015

Merry Christmas - Amy Newmark

About the Book:

This collection of 101 heartwarming and entertaining stories of holiday traditions, family, and goodwill will spread the wonder and joy of the holiday season. A fantastic holiday gift and a great way to start the season!

Christmas is a festive and joyful time of year, a time of family, friends, and traditions. You will delight in reading the 101 merry and touching stories of love, joy, and wonder. And all the stories are “Santa safe” so they can keep the magic alive for the whole family.


My Review:

Of all Chicken Soup for the Soul books the Christmas editions are among my favourites. I love having one of those on hand to read the stories throughout December, and share it with someone on my gift list.  There really are some heart-warming and amusing stories in this book, and I've enjoyed reading it, even though it was a bit heavy on the Santa side for my taste, and not nearly enough about the real meaning of Christmas - Jesus' birth and what that means for mankind.

Still, with sections like 'The Joy of Family', 'Holiday Shenanigans' and 'A Different Kind of Christmas', and more, you get a wide variety of stories: inspiring, thought-provoking, hilarious, sad, joyful... The underlying message in some of the stories is that this season is about celebrating Jesus' birth with family and friends and reaching out to people who are less fortunate, thus spreading love, joy and peace with the world around us.

Disclaimer: 

In exchange for an honest review, Shelton Interactive and Simon and Schuster provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

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