This, is by far, my family's favorite Christmas book. I know that a friend of mine was hesitant to read it due to the rudeness and crudity of the Herdmans. BUT, after I explained that THAT is what the book is all about, their encounter with the Christmas Story and how it profoundly changes them. I can never read the last chapter without bawling! Shared with my children this past year as a read aloud. It was a touching moment to share with my oldest who totally "got it". DEFINITELY worth reading.
This has been a family classic since I was a little girl, read aloud every Christmas. It's wonderful to see my nieces and nephews enjoying the book now--even the kindergarten ages enjoy it. Never stops being funny and it's very quotable.
The 25th Anniversary of "One of the best Christmas books ever."-Publishers Weekly
"Wiry-tough, tender-hearted, unsentimental, and consistently funny."-The London Sunday Times
A multiple award winning book.
A Harper Trophy Book