Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Advent Stories Day 19: Diary of a Mall Santa

Welcome to the Advent Story event I am having here on Eastern Sunset Reads this Christmas season.
Every family has their own personal Holiday traditions, and many of them include those advent calendars that have the little chocolates or toys behind each door as you count to Christmas Day. Well in my family we had a Advent Candle instead. Each night we would light the candle and as it burned that day away we would read a special Christmas story or poem. So I decided to bring that tradition to all of you.
Most of the books will be Children's books as I share this tradition with Munchkin for the first time, but I will also have some After Dark specials and maybe a few fiction, romance and young adult books too as time allows. I will also feature a favorite Christmas song each day. So please join me and share some of your favorite traditions, songs and stories this holiday season!

Synopsis: "Santa entertains us with his favorite "tales from the front." Each story recounts a real life moment with children or adults during the days leading up to Christmas. Some stories are tender and amusing; others are heartbreaking -- yet all are true.

These stories are for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other adults. However, by sharing them with children, you risk tarnishing the luster of the Santa experience. (And remember, Santa IS watching you."

My Review: I really enjoyed this one. It is a series of entries so the reading can easily be broken up. I have to say children are remarkable, more often then not they see what other people need more than we can imagine. I also love seeing what Santa brings out in so many people. While Munchkin is still too small to visit Santa, I am keeping a couple of the lessons contained in this book in mind for the coming years. It is a touching book, some entries will have you tearing up, others will have you laughing and others will have you just shaking your head. I almost wish I was a guy so I could pose as Santa, I guess I will have to settle for Mrs. Claus or an elf ;)
My Rating: I really enjoyed this book, so glad I found it and downloaded it to share with all of you.  I give it a rating of Four Paws.

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