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An anthology of short stories all about werewolves and Christmas by a combination of fantasy and mystery authors, this is, on the whole, very well done. They are for the most part, more sentimental and hopeful than "hair-raising" as noted on the cover. Charlaine Harris contributes a Sookie Stackhouse short that doesn't add much to the series, but is a quick visit. Carrie Vaughn's story is a nice look at a moment out of Kitty's life when she helps another werewolf deal with his condition. The other stories, as far as I know are stand alone stories that may touch on some existing worlds of their authors, but are separate characters. The rest of the authors contributing are: Donna Andrews, Simon R. Green, Dana Cameron, Kat Richardson, Alan Gordon, Dana Stabenow, Keri Arthur, J. A. Konrath, Nancy Pickard, Karen Chance, Rob Thurman and Toni L.P. Kelner. A particular standout for me was J.A. Konrath's "SA" - which was laugh out loud funny, I will be looking for the rest of his books immediately.
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An above-average anthology! With most anthologies, I find myself reading in between books. This one I actually looked forward to picking up again whenever I had to put it down. Much better than the previous offering by the Harris/Kelner team, Many Bloody Returns, the werewolf/Christmas theme was excellently handled by most of the authors. I particularly enjoyed Donna Andrews's hilarious story - she must have had a ball writing it! Great collection!