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Christmas Letters [Hardcover]

Bret Nicholaus
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  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Center Street (16 Nov 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931722951
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931722957
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 16.1 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,919,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In the heartwarming tradition of Richard Paul Evans's The Christmas Box, THE CHRISTMAS LETTERS is the perfect gift to inspire every member of the family. With the whole family convened for holiday festivities, Grandpa speaks from his heart to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild."This may be the last Christmas I get to spend with all of you, so I want to give each of you a personal letter." The nine envelopes Grandpa hands to his family each contain a personal story of how they brought joy to Grandpa -- and a life lesson that will stay in their hearts forever.The inspirational story of Grandpa's letters will warm hearts and move readers to reflect on the ways their lives have been touched by their loved ones. Families will share together the joy of THE CHRISTMAS LETTERS, and its message of the true heart of Christmas, year after year.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars smaltz & christianity 22 Dec 2009
I got this book as a recommendation from a friend of a friend. I didn't enjoy it myself but I can imagine other people might. It's small and sincerely written, but it is also cringe-worthy in its smaltz-y message. The heavy hand of Christianity filters through it.
Not a bad read if you love Jesus, but if you are simply quite friendly with him, this book is not for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Looking for a book for the whole family? 22 Dec 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Yesterday Bret Nicholaus read "The Christmas Letters" at the school where I work. I was "hooked" from the very beginning. 100 grade schoolers sat without moving or talking throughout the reading. This book is truly excellent for family reading. Even the youngest members will more fully understand the meaning of Christmas after they have heard the story.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars uplifting holiday tale 7 Oct 2006
By Harriet Klausner - Published on
As the family has done for years, they all come together to share Christmas with Grandpa. Four generations invade the patriarch's home to shower each other with love. However, this year turns out slightly differently as Grandpa announced to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild that "This may be the last Christmas I get to spend with each of you". He gives his beloved relatives nine sealed individualized notes using the letters in the word Christmas to symbolize the recipient. The loving notes explain how each brought joy and happiness into his well filled contented life as well providing them with a life parable.

Christmas is coming soon, but Grandpa proved accurate as he died in the summer. Yet everyone gathers at Grandpa's house because they all believe he is there for them through his letters and in spirit to celebrate Christmas with his loved ones.

This novella is a terrific tale as each of the family members receive a precious memento from a person held in high regard and cherished by all. Readers will appreciate the gift from Grandpa as Bret Nicholaus provides touching short vignettes of what Grandpa as says in his letters to each person. THE CHRISTMAS LETTERS is an uplifting holiday tale that reminds the audience what really is blessed about life is giving and receiving love.

Harriet Klausner
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good story! 3 Feb 2006
By E - Published on
I enjoyed this story. It talks about Christmas traditions and their place beside the true meaning of Christmas (Jesus). For all ages.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Christmas Letters 18 Jan 2007
By Albert Siebern - Published on
I first "heard" this book at a church women's group. Two of the ladies

presented it as the program. One read the letters - and at different times during the reading, the other lady placed items (mentioned in the book) on the table or board. It was very touching - brought back many Christmas memories to those of us present. Very well written. I, myself,

was so impressed, I ordered a copy for four of my grown children as a Christmas gift for each family.
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring quick read about real meaning of Christmas 11 Dec 2006
By Christina Lockstein - Published on
The Christmas Letters by Brett Nicholaus is one of those books that as soon as you finish reading it, you can't wait to pass it on to someone else so they can enjoy it too. While taking out Christmas decorations, the narrator reflects on the previous Christmas: the last he spent with his grandfather. Grandpa gave each member of his family a small piece of red felt cut out in the shape of a letter. Each letter signifies something special about that person that was important to Grandpa. Putting all the letters together spelled CHRISTMAS, and without any one of them, the holiday wouldn't feel complete. Grandpa also takes the time to remind his family the real meaning of Christmas and how much he loves them. The book has beautiful illustrations and is a really quick read. It's perfect as a gift book or to put out on the coffee table for guests to read. It will stir your emotions and remind you of what Christmas really means. I did pass the book on to my mom, and she thinks it will be a best-seller. I hope so!
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