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Let the magic of Christmas brighten your winter days! These inspiring stories of family and friends, giving and sharing, joy and blessings, are sure to put you in the holiday spirit!
Prepare to be inspired! From holiday hijinks to heartwarming family traditions, from the spirit of giving to the wonders of gratitude, from creative gifting to tales of the tree, there’s something for everyone in these joy-filled pages.
You’ll likely recognize your own family in these stories. Some will make you laugh out loud, others will make you tear up a little. These comforting, cozy stories cover the whole holiday season, from Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Christmas and New Year’s.
We didn’t forget the kids either. The stories in this collection are “Santa safe,” meaning that they keep the magic alive for even the most precocious readers. And your purchase will support Toys for Tots, creating miracles for the children who need them most.
Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible. Chicken Soup for the Soul solicits and publishes stories from the LGBTQ community and from people of all ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.
Many of the stories in this collection reminded me of my own family Christmases when I was growing up. The accounts of people buying trees made me want one, and maybe I’ll get a small one that’s already decorated next year. The quotations at the beginning of each story add a nice touch.
Although Christmas has come and gone, it might not be too late to read some of these stories. But you can always put this book on your list for next year. No matter when you read it, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Christmas is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
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Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.
After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.
Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.
Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?