It’s time to start getting ready for Christmas. I always heave a sigh and think, “already? Didn’t we just have Christmas a little while ago?”
My favorite way to get in the mood for Christmas is to read all the lovely books I’ve collected over the years. My absolute favorite is A Small Miracle by Peter Collington. I originally bought this book about four years ago when a complete stranger came up to me in Barnes and Noble and pressed the book into my hands. She said, “if you’re looking for a wonderful Christmas book, you have to get this.” It was such a puzzling thing to do that I couldn’t say no.
The woman was right. It is simple and powerful. There are no words in this book. Even so, it is a very touching story about love and charity and Christ and giving. So gentle and sweet. I can’t look at it without getting prickly tears in my eyes. The very best sort of Christmas story.