Mystic Seaport's Christmas Memories has become my all time favourite holiday cookbook. Favourite family holiday recipes have been submitted by Friends of the Mystic Seaport Museum in New England, and tested carefully by the editors of the book so you can be assured that they will work. There are also useful comments and serving suggestions at the beginning of each recipe. Through the years, I have tried nearly every recipe in this book, and have enjoyed some so much that they have become part of my everyday culinary repertoire (try the Curried Chutney Spread!)I also like the section on light meals and leftovers! I must own every holiday cookbook on the market, but this one stands the test of time, dog-eared as it has become, and remains my firm favourite - I like the idea of sharing other families' favourite Christmas recipes and memories.