The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski is a classic from the '90s and another of my favorite Christmas children's stories. It's the tale of a grumpy wood-carver who is asked to carve Christmas figures for a widow and her son. As he carves the pieces, the widow's son points out the significance …

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What Happened to Merry Christmas?

I recently went to the library to see what was hot in the Children's section and came across What Happened to Merry Christmas? by Robert C. Baker.  The book isn't new, but it is a timely story about a young boy named Sam who's teacher tells him "There won't be any Christmas." Sam 's mother helps …

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