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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Everything Christmas...Review

About the book:
Opening this book is like opening a box full of Christmas cheer.

Christmas is a time of celebration and wonder, a time to embrace longstanding traditions and establish new ones. It’s a time for meals made of memories and heartwarming stories shared around the fireplace. It’s a time for worship, reflection, and remembrance of God’s greatest gift.

Everything Christmas brings all the best ideas for the holiday season together in one volume. In this book, you’ll find your favorite classic Christmas stories and a few new ones destined to join them. You’ll discover the most delectable holiday recipes, enjoy the words to treasured hymns and carols, be encouraged by inspirational Christmas poems, and find renewed joy in the Nativity story. From decoration ideas to Christmas trivia and humor – it’s all here!

This is a lovely little book about Christmas.  It's filled with recipes, thoughts and stories.  There are historical tidbits about Christmas and Christmas traditions.  The book corresponds to the days of the Advent with 24 days' worth of reading. 

I was distracted by some editing/proofreading errors which are annoying and unacceptable. I noticed several simply from reading the book and I wasn't reading to edit. The most glaring error was on page 33 in an excerpt from Princess Victoria's Diary, dated Christmas Eve, 1932. Given that Victoria became Queen of England in 1837, this is a careless error, whether it be a typo or a clear mistake. The Christmas Eve in question occurred in 1832, a fact easily verified online. Unfortunately, errors like this one make me question dates and facts, and there are lot of dates and facts in this little book.

Still it is a charming addition to any Christmas library, especially for someone who collects or enjoys Christmas books.

Thanks to First Wildcard and Staci Carmichael from Waterbrook Multnomah for the opportunity to review this book.  You can read the first chapter here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 10/10

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3/5 Stars


  1. This sounds wonderful -- but what a bummer on those editing errors and misses! That stuff drives me nuts, too!

  2. Poor editing bugs me too. I figure if the mistakes are that obvious to me, they should be to an editor too.