Reviewed by Tammy G. for Readers' Favorite
I enjoy everything about Christmas! The whole season is So much fun...the smells, the excitement, children's laughter, adults happy smiles and the Christmas story of Jesus' birth. So when I received this book, "EVERYTHING Christmas", I eagerly opened the pages to delve into the wonderful world of making Christmas an anticipated event.
"EVERYTHING Christmas" is actually divided into the 25 days of Christmas. Each short section has a day.....For example, December 5 has a mini story about a Refugee Camp, quotes from famous people about Christmas and Jesus, recipes for pork loin roast and green bean casserole, a poem and a menu of a traditional Portuguese Christmas dinner.
This thick, but small, book is loaded with all kinds of great recipes, ideas, short and mini stories, inspirational thoughts, songs and poems. If you need ideas for Christmas, some new and some are older, then this is definitely a book you'll want to keep on your book shelf. There's even a page towards the end of the book with trivia questions about Christmas. If you are planning a Christmas event for your family, or even a church Christmas party, this book has endless ideas. You'll have to be selective in choosing what you want to do or you'll be overwhelmed with all of the possibilities!
This is a one-of-kind 10 star book that party planners, teachers, and mothers really need! Or just a for-fun book that allows you to pick and choose those neat recipes and ideas for your child's class or at home party. The quotes are fantastic. I'd like to share one from page 32, "The coming of Christ by way of Bethlehem manger seems strange and stunning. But when we take him out of the manger and invite him into our hearts,then the meaning unfolds and the strangeness vanishes." -Neil Strait
There is so much information and wonderful "things" packed into this book that I can tell it all! If you love Christmas and making it a memorable event then be sure to grab this book!