Catch the Spirit, Refresh Your Soul!

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5.0 out of 5 stars An Anthology Full of Christmas Inspiration November 14, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
In this day and age it is far too easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas. Some would even say it is no longer politically correct to use the word Christmas. The season has been entirely commercialized and the magical feelings once inspired by the big day are now replaced with stress and strife. Traditions are fading fast and many simply view it as a day to receive material items and electronic gadgets. I am entirely guilty of contributing to the commercialization. A day that once inspired feelings of peace and wonderment now makes me break out in hives as I compile my lengthy list of parties I feel obliged to attend and presents I feel obligated to purchase.

“Home for Christmas” allowed me to feel the magic of the season once again. It may sound silly to some, but I was nearly in tears after reading the first story, “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. It is a story with which I was familiar from childhood. The memories it induced hit me like a ton of bricks. It made me nostalgic. I actually got a little teary eyed at its simple beauty and message. It made me realize this collection was one which I needed to share. It also brought me to the realization that I had severely lost sight of the true meaning of Christmas and inspired me to make a few immediate changes on my Holiday to-do and to-purchase lists. These stories returned my sense of appreciation for the day in a way that I had long lost. They are a rich and varied compilation of stories that will deliver an instant appreciation of the power they hold to inspire. This beautiful anthology has personally inspired me share it with others in hopes of instilling or invoking that magical feeling the Christmas season should bring. This isn’t the usual Kindle book that you read and disregard. You will want to keep this one around to read again, read to your children and read for simple inspiration. I do not know of any other compilation of such length or variety. “Home for Christmas” is the perfect title because it is impossible for anyone of any age to read through and not find multiple stories that hit home. If you are lacking in Christmas inspiration, this anthology is a certain and immediate fix.”

Over 500 pages of Christmas classics, a book to read aloud and share with family and friends during the holiday season. Something for all ages. Inspiring, heartwarming.

About Margaret Jean Langstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic, and professional book editor for many years. A consultant to publishers and authors, providing manuscript critiques and a full range of editorial services. A friend and supporter of all other readers and writers. A collector of signed modern first editions. Animal lover and tree hugger. Follow me on Twitter @LangstaffEditor
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