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Santa’s Priority: Keeping Christ in Christmas

Tom Peterson
TAN Books, 24 pages

Looking for a kids’ storybook on the real meaning of Christmas, and keeping the gift of Christ as its focus? Here it is. Legate Tom Peterson, host of the EWTN series “Catholics Come Home,” has published an illustrated children’s board book – with rhyming text and engaging artwork — in which Santa Claus comes to town in order to remind children of the real reason for the season. Pick it up for your children or grandchildren, and read it aloud right alongside the Nativity story and other Christmas classics on Christmas Eve — it may just help increase their appreciation for the celebration of Christmas Mass.

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Christmas Around the Fire

Ryan N.S. Topping
TAN Books, 296 pages

Ready for a Norman Rockwell moment? Read aloud from this fine collection at Christmas as loved ones gather around the fire — or the living room, or the dining table. The author has curated 36 of the best stories, essays, and poems that evoke the spirit of Christmas. An excerpt from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is here, of course, and Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” but there also are lesser-known classics from authors including Henry Van Dyke, Willa Cather, Ruth Sawyer, and Hilaire Belloc. This book will provide seasonal reading for years to come.

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