The Christmas Box

The Christmas Box

by Richard Paul Evans
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The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

"Whatever the reason, I find that with each passing Christmas the story of the Christmas Box is told less and needed more. So I record it now for all future generations to accept or dismiss as seems them good. As for me, I believe. And it is, after all, my story."

So begins The Christmas Box, the touching story of a widow and the young family who moves in with her. Together they discover the first gift of Christmas and learn what Christmas is really all about. The Christmas Box is a Christmas story unlike any other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684832357
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/04/1996
Series: Christmas Box Series
Edition description: Deluxe/Gift
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Richard Paul Evans is the author of eight novels, including The Christmas Box trilogy and The Locket trilogy, as well as the children's books The Dance, The Christmas Candle, The Spyglass, and The Tower. There are currently more than eleven million copies of his books in print. All proceeds from Evans's books for children go to the Christmas Box House International, an organization that he founded, dedicated to building shelters and providing services for abused children. Evans and his family divide their time between Utah and Italy.


Salt Lake City, Utah

Date of Birth:

October 11, 1962

Place of Birth:

Salt Lake City, Utah


B.A., University of Utah, 1984

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The Christmas Box 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
timetravel More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me by Angel of Hope in my local area. Angel of Hope is a group that supports grieving parents in the loss of a child. The Angel in this group is based on the Angel in Christmas Box book. It is a very touching story of family and strangers and what is really important in life. It is a short read and while not a great book, is a nice heart-felt story. It does reflect Mormon religious beliefs, but does not try to convert.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the best book I have ever read. I don't like reading, but when read this book it brought joy and happiness to me. Yes I did cry at the very end, but it the best book I ever read. I can't stop saying that, it was so good. Richard Paul Evens did a very good job. I encourage you to read this book, it will make you notice things in life that you can't see. Thats my story, now go read the book ,and right your story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a warm, inspiring Christmas tale, although a little sad. It demonstrates in a very real way that family is to be more cherished than any career ever could be. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, this touched me in a way that I never could've imagined. It's truly a touching story with a VERY important message. If you're the kind of person who likes to curl up with a good Christmas story during the holidays, look no further. I loved it!
BN_Nut More than 1 year ago
A good story about love, friendship and family during the holiday season.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautiful, touching, heartwarming are all words that I would use to describe this book. It not only tells you what Christmas is all about, but ultimately what life is all about. This story will touch your heart and soul and stay with you forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This made mcry. Its such a beautiful book. I dont care what anybody says, it was a true story and it touchef my heart enough to readit one more time. This is kind of selfish, but dont read any ba comments. The werent acceptin what they were reading. Read it. It will bribg you cloder to christ i yiu are mormon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans was published November 2, 1995. It is a great story. This book teaches you the true meanings of Christmas. Anyone could read it, especially those who need to find the meaning of Christmas. The book taught me how we all need to relaize what Christmas is realll about. We sometimes get wrapped up in life and take things for granted. When reading this book it puts a reality check on life over the holidays. It should be recommended because it will have significance to anyone that reads it. The characters grow throughout the book. The learn about themselves and change for the better. All of the characters are believeable and likeable because they can all be related to real life people. They are all kind, caring, and loving. They help each other to be as best as they can be in life. I think the other focuses on two of the main characters becasue one is teaching the meaning of Christmas and the other is learning. The book teaches many great lessons throughout the book. Everyone should read it. And during the holiday seasons you should reread it in order to remember the true meanings.
erb002 More than 1 year ago
I had read this book before but forgot about it. It was a pleasure reading it again and the true spirit of Christmas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been reading Christmas stories for many years, Richard Paul Evans has discovered how to do this in a very engaging way . He holds your interest from the start to the finish. I loved The Christmas Box. Once you read one of his books you will be surching for the other ones he has written~
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Bettikins More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Christmas story destined to become a classic. It's a family story about a husband who works long hours at the expense of his young family. And a dear elderly woman who gently teaches him the value of time spent and the most precious gift of all.
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I thought this was going to be a good read; IT WAS NOT AT ALL ..... even though it was a short read; it had no substance. Yes, it was about the value of family verus career but it was also about the life of a woman who just waited for death so she could be with her 4 yr old daughter who had died. The story line didn't involve any details adding to the woman's sorrow or anything. As I said there was absolutely no substance or "why am I reading this book". And for it to be called the Christmas Box and supposedly the story was based around Christmas, actually it was very depressing.....there was absolutely no joy in this story....not at all...
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
A short powerful book which demonstrates the importance of life and putting priorities in place—love the ones close to you as you never know when they will be taken away. The novel involves love, pain, and death and family commitment. We all as busy adults get busy and forgot our children and skip much needed time with them. This young couple and daughter rented an apartment from this lady in a huge house, which turns out is dying and has lessons to be taught to this sweet family. As usual Evans does not disappoint – a short nice Christmas story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was glad to see this 20th Anniversary Edition come out. I purchased it as Christmas presents for my granddaughters and their spouses to read together since they just became parents the last 2 years. I have read the book several times. The moral of the story is for you to read and find out. Enjoy. Cactus1575
JenniR More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed every minute of this book. Wish it were longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great little book! Will read each Christmas
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You don't have to be religous to enjoy and get something from this book. I think everyone who enjoys Christmas should read this book.
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v-v More than 1 year ago
I was duped into paying $10.00 for a 45 page lame story. I hope the money goes to charity.