Monday, December 7, 2015

Advent Reads Day 7: A Christmas Jar for Santa by Jason F. Wright

Synopsis: "Christmas Jars, a New York Times Bestselling novella by Jason Wright, first became a phenomenon during the 2005 holiday season. Readers across America reacted to the message of daily giving and sacrifice by creating their own Christmas Jars.

Today, thousands of glass jars rest on kitchen countertops, slowly collecting the spare change generated each and every day. On Christmas Eve, each jar, now overflowing with both money and goodwill, will anonymously find a new home. In turn, the grateful recipients will put the money to good use in their lives and begin their own jar. Thus hearts and lives are changed and the cycle continues.

This short story follows in the tradition and spirit of Christmas Jars. If you've read the original, you'll love this sweet addition to the Christmas Jars family."

My Review: How on earth does Wright get me to tear up even with only a very quick short story?! If you have read and loved the Christmas Jars books by Wright, this is a great little follow up short story with all the feel goods that you can expect. I adored the characters and connected with them in just a couple of paragraphs. This is a wonderful, short story that you can read on a coffee break to get you in the mood for a loving and giving holiday season.
My Rating: As always with Jason Wright stories, they touch you at the heart. Even being such a short story, it still got the emotion and message across. I give it a rating of Four Paws!


  1. I haven't heard of these books but they sound very good. I love when a short story can make me cry.

    1. Jason Wright seems to always have very emotional novels but his Christmas Jars books take the cake. While they do tend toward the religious side they aren't pushy about it, instead he focuses on the act of giving.