Editor's Lit: The Christmas Chronicles by Jeff Guinn
Time Out says
RM56.80, Tarcher/Penguin Books
This is Christmas in a book. ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ as told to Jeff Guinn by Santa Claus himself, houses 735 pages of enchanting historical facts on the man including his legend within a compilation of three previous books – ‘The Autobiography of Santa Claus, ‘How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas’ and ‘The Great Santa Search’.
This elegant paperback volume makes for a delightful holiday gift for just about anyone on your Christmas shopping list. Whether it’s reading through 17 centuries of Santa’s autobiography peppered with Christmas magic, discovering how Mrs. Claus and a group of people saved Christmas from being extinct or hopping onto a sleigh ride ‘through the history of Christmas in America’, reading the book will bring Santa’s infectious good cheer into your Yuletide festivities.
As Santa says in the first line in the book, ‘You’re right to believe in me’, the three novels compiled here will make a believer out of anyone who doubted his presence and a fan out of any cynic. To punctuate the reading experience further, pairing the book with a lovely cup of eggnog or mulled wine will certainly do the trick! Su Aziz
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