Wednesday, November 03, 2010EVERYTHING CHRISTMAS
By David Bordon and Tom Winters
OVERVIEW: Everything Christmas brings all of 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, and be encouraged by inspirational Christmas poems and the joy of the Nativity.
Organized by the days of Advent, Everything Christmas includes everything you need to make the holiday bright. From decoration ideas to Christmas trivia and humor---it's all here!
AUTHORS: David Bordon and Tom Winters are partners in Bordon-Winters LLC. a book concept and packaging company that produces successful books and gift products. Their previous titles include the l0l Things You Should Do series, especially the popular 101 Things You Should Do Before Going to Heaven.
MY REVIEW: Generally speaking, I do not enjoy books that are all about Christmas. Not because I do not like Christmas, because I do. It is one of my favorite times of the year. I love Christmas! But most of the time I do not think that books about Christmas are well done. Everything Christmas is different. I like it. I like it very much! This book is going to help me celebrate the joy of the Advent season with the best of Christmas past and present. Everything Christmas includes heartwarming stories, treasured carols and poems, delicious holiday recipes (Although I'm not sure about the roasted goose), Christmas memories and remembrances, great gift-giving ideas. I especially like how the opening thought for each day of the Christmas season begins. Here is an example from December 1 by Grace Noll Crowell:
Whatever else be lost among the years,
Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing:
Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears,
Let us hold close one day, remembering
It's poignant meaning for the hearts of men.
Let us get back our childlike faith again.
I recommend this book as the perfect accompaniment for the most wonderful time of the year.
(You may purchase Everything Christmas at RandomHouse.com)