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Review: "Everything Christmas"

I had the opportunity to review the book, “Everything Christmas” published by Waterbrook Press for Blogging for Books.  This book was a wonderful compliation of “all things Christmas”, from inspiring stories to traditional recipes, from song origins to cultural Christmas dinners.  All these tidbits of history and Christmas cheer are broken down into daily doses for Advent, and it is a wonderful volume to bring out every year. 

What I enjoyed about the book was the many facts and lessons throughout that I could share with my children. There was much inspiration from the book’s stories of hope and Christmas miracles.  We loved reading the history behind some of our cherished Christmas carols, and learning what other countries typically serve for their Christmas dinners.  Want to know what really goes into making figgy pudding or oyster dressing?  You’ll find the recipes in the book, along with simple gift making ideas as well.  Want to know the origin of the Christmas tree?  It’s there, along with so many other treasures for everyone in the family, for any age. 

I recommend getting this book and sharing it with your family at dinnertime or bedtime each day of Advent.  You’ll be surprised at what your family will remember and learn about Christmas!