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Bargain on 19th - 23rd Dec 17
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Bursting into the photo lab, David, the mall manager, said to me, “QUICK, put down what you’re doing; our mall Santa cancelled, and we need a Santa NOW!” On our way out the door he said, “I need you to be Santa for this week through Christmas Eve,” and then almost as a second thought, he asked, “Have you ever been a Santa before?” I said, “No, and why ME?” “You’re big, you don’t need pillows, you laugh a lot, and your eyes even kind of twinkle a bit,” he said. I was dumb struck–thinking about myself as Santa! The whole idea was so crazy and sudden that I burst out laughing with a “HO! HO! HO!” to fit the moment —“SEE,” he said, “That’s what I mean; you’ll make a GREAT Santa!”

What others have said:

“This book is short and is full of real, funny, compassionate, and timely stories by a mall Santa. I hope there’s a second helping coming!” –CVV

“This Christmas story made me laugh; it was such a delight to read this. I would truly recommend it to everyone to read.” –JVK

“Funny and heartwarming story! Reminded me of taking my kids to see Santa when they were little . . . one would always cry!” –SFG

If you’re looking for a heartwarming Christmas story that will make you smile, then you’ll find this book an easy and fun read! Whether you’re reading the top Christmas books, or even assorted Xmas stories, in the end, Santa is in the hearts of those who enjoy the Christmas Spirit of the season. This little book promises to put that Christmas twinkle in your eye with a smile, and together with jolly old Santa, you’ll find yourself joining him in bellowing, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

Bargain on 19th - 23rd Dec 17
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Reviews:

"An entertaining read for all ages, just rather short."

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This slim volume describes Nick Nichols' stint as a mall Santa, after being volunteered by his manager after their Santa cancelled ("You're big, you don't need pillows"). I did briefly chuckle at how appropriate it was for Nick Nichols to play St. Nick - there seem to have been a run of rather appropriate author names recently - and then got on with the book.

There are a few typos and spelling errors, e.g. David for his boss` name, but in general the writing is of a good standard. These are the kind of stories you can imagine him retelling to his grandchildren, funny family reminiscences that can be shared over the years.

It is a light read, but funny and heartwarming, ideal for Christmas and I can only apologise that I didn't get the review out for then. If you want something to cheer you up, this is ideal. That said, it is a short read and I probably wouldn't pay much for it, but if you can get it free do. It would be good for parents to read to children - or at least the ones who know Santas in malls are Santa's helpers.

3 and an entertaining read for all ages, just rather short.

Rating: 3



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Belle (15 January 2018)
This sounds like a book my little girl would enjoy very much. She loves all things to do with Christmas and is fascinated by Santa's story. I'm definitely going to get this one for her.

Donna (24 January 2018)
It also sounds like it would be a good one for the reluctant reader. I usually find that Christmas combined with laughter is just the ticket for some of my younger readers.

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