The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston; ill. by Barbara Clooney Dial, 1989 32 pages Christmas is a tricky holiday. Commercialization is not exactly a new problem (the Victorians sent cards, gave presents, and decorated their department stores, too), but it is a pervasive and pressing one, particularly where children are concerned. … Continue reading The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

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What Little Girls are Made of

A Christmas Like Helen's by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, ill. by Mary Azarian 2004: Houghton Mifflin Company 32 pages Christmas always puts me in a historical frame of mind. From soon after Thanksgiving until past Epiphany, stories and trivia and memories flow constantly through my mind like a silent soundtrack to everything I do. I think about … Continue reading What Little Girls are Made of