25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas Ever

25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas Ever

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by Ace Collins
     
 

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Christmas should be the most anticipated day of the year. But many people dread the shopping, financial strain, and extra activities they have to sandwich between the layers of their already too-busy lives. Bestselling author Ace Collins is the perfect guide to help them navigate the stress of the holidays. As he shares twenty-six easy ways to revamp Christmas

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Christmas should be the most anticipated day of the year. But many people dread the shopping, financial strain, and extra activities they have to sandwich between the layers of their already too-busy lives. Bestselling author Ace Collins is the perfect guide to help them navigate the stress of the holidays. As he shares twenty-six easy ways to revamp Christmas expectations, readers will relax, refuel, and readjust their attitude toward the season. Each upbeat chapter contains easy to apply ideas for taking a fresh look at a holiday tradition or task and making it positive and meaningful. Through a blend of historical stories, scriptural truths, and contemporary anecdotes, Collins creates a recipe for holiday happiness. He adeptly shows how to keep the joy of the season from derailing and helps readers rediscover Christmas as it was meant to be—holy, peaceful, and purposeful. A glorious Christmas is attainable with Collins’ timely wisdom and advice. Partly devotional, partly practical, and always thoughtful, Collins’ book will help readers make this their best Christmas ever!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310560098
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
722 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ace Collins is the writer of more than sixty books, including several bestsellers: Stories behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Stories behind the Great Traditions of Christmas, The Cathedrals, and Lassie: A Dog’s Life. Based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, He continues to publish several new titles each year, including a series of novels, the first of which is Farraday Road. Ace has appeared on scores of television shows, including CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and Entertainment Tonight.

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25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas Ever 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 87 reviews.
KeikiHendrix More than 1 year ago
If you are you singing the Charlie Brown blues complaining of how Christmas has morphed into a six-week season of commercialism, you will want to read book. Whether you're looking for some quick Christmas history, some great Christmas recipes, or some unique perspective on embracing the commercialism of Christmas by sharing the Gospel with others, 25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas Ever is a good choice for this Christmas. It's a short book and great for what I call my 'Christmas Planning Moments.' The twenty-six ways listed in the book encouraged and inspired me and nudged my perspective back in line with Christianity. We all get so carried away with the excitement of Christmas. This book gives the listmakers, the planners, the organizers among us something to check off as we hurry through the Christmas Season. What were my favorite parts of this book? Day 3 - Making Christmas Mighty used the lyrics of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen to shake me up (as the reader) with straight talk. But, I needed to be shook up. Laying the responsibility of my enjoyment of Christmas squarely on my shoulders, exactly where it needed to be. Another of my favorite parts was Day 18 - Embracing the Commercialization of Christmas. This chapter pointed out that Jesus used any family/friends gathering to share the gospel and we should as well. My favorite was the idea of putting your life verse on the inside flap of all the greeting cards or on the name tag of a gift. And lastly, the Chapter entitled A Bonus Day - Filling a Big Box struck a chord in my heart as it described the English tradition of Boxing Day. This is a tradition that America would do well to observe. A wonderful book organized and written to keep your perspective true during the Christmas Season, I recommend it highly. Pick this one up and keep it with your Christmas decorations. Next year when you begin to decorate, reread it or give it to someone else. Reviewed by: Keiki Hendrix Reviewed for: The Vessel Project
DurhamDoug More than 1 year ago
This book has great information on the history of many of the traditions of Christmas such as Advent, as well as the meaning behind some of the Christmas songs that have become such a large part of our Christmas holiday season. Walking through each chapter of the book as a day of the month of December has been enlightening and uplifting.
DeCrescenzo More than 1 year ago
This book as become an Advent tradition for me.  Re-reading it each December the past several years, the stories have become familiar, but always welcome. And even thought I re-read it, I learn something new.  This year, I tried the peanut butter fudge recipe that the author mentioned and it was a huge hit.  The stories bring out the Christmas season without trying to downplay one part of the holiday over any other like so many try to do. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will definitely be incorporating this into my yearly "routine"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an encouragement for the Christmas season! My perspective on the season has definitely been modified for the better. Our family is undergoing changes this season and this book brought the Christmas celebration back for us. This year has become the "Best Christmas Ever".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To keep, to reread, a different message each time it's reread... I liked his "stories behind Christmas Songs" also. The author is not preachy, but informative with many short stories illustrating his points.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like "Pay IT Forward". Good for all ages of readers.
TomTex More than 1 year ago
I had low expectations for this little book. Having read it, I now have high regards for its useful content. I loved the chapters on mistletoe and wise men. It contains some great stories for use at the dinner table and Christmas parties.
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