Merry Un-Christmas

Merry Un-Christmas

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Overview

The first Un–Christmas classic from the bestselling team of How Murray Saved Christmas.

When Noelle wakes up every morning, she must put her new pony in the backyard with all of her other ponies and her new bike in the garage with all of her other bikes. It is another normal day in Christmas City, where every day is Christmas except for one–the much anticipated but highly uncelebrated Un–Christmas Day.

Perfect for every child who wishes for more, more, and more, the bestselling collaboration of Mike Reiss and David Catrow give a new meaning to the phrase "a joyous holiday."

Ages 3 – 7

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060591267
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/26/2006
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Mike Reiss is a former head writer for The Simpsons, a show for which he has won four Emmy awards. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he served as president of The Harvard Lampoon, and currently lives in New York, NY. His other books for children include How Murray Saved Christmas, Santa Claustrophobia, and The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln, all illustrated by David Catrow.

David Catrow is the national bestselling illustrator of I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont. He and Mike Reiss have collaborated before with the unforgettable books How Murray Saved Christmas, Santa Claustrophobia, and The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln. David Catrow lives in Springfield, Ohio, where he is still waiting for Santa to deliver the wildebeest he's had on his Christmas list since 1964.

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Merry Un-Christmas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Noelle gets a new doll and a new bike and a pony every day. Every day is Christmas where Noelle lives. Every day except one. The day Noelle looks forward to. Un-Christmas Day. Ages 6-10. 9/10.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
They ask for it all the time, in fact, or they did until I got fed up and hid it...!It is a bit long, though, and at the end of the description of how wonderful un-Christmas is I no longer feel amused but more sad for Noelle. But the nieces find it funny still, and that's what matters.
adge73 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love David Catrow's illustrations, and the concept here is interesting -- but, sadly, I don't think it works. Reiss just doesn't do enough to make me buy that anyone would go through that much trouble to have Christmas every day or make the un-Christmas celebration sound realistic (mail and bills only come once a year? COME ON!). Nice attempt, doesn't make my cut.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
For Noelle, there's one day a year that she looks forward to more than any other. No, it's not Christmas, but Un-Christmas!

For Noelle and her family, who live in Christmas City, Texmas, Un-Christmas is the one and only day when things are as close to normal as they can get. Noelle can go to school (since school is closed on Christmas), the mailman can finally deliver the mail (since the post office is closed on Christmas), and she can watch regular shows on television (since Christmas is filled with holiday specials and the Grinch and Scrooge). For the family that celebrates Christmas 364 days a year, Un-Christmas is a wonderful day!

My kids thought, at first, that having Christmas every day of the year except one sounded like a wonderful idea. Until they realized that, like Noelle, they would soon have so many presents they wouldn't want to play with any of them. And that having a large Christmas dinner--the SAME Christmas dinner--every single day would start to get boring. And that the feeling of excitement and anticipation that comes on Christmas Day would, after celebrating it so many times, start to fade.

No, they decided, Noelle is right to be so happy to see Un-Christmas come. And having Christmas once a year really is enough!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For Noelle, there's one day a year that she looks forward to more than any other. No, it's not Christmas, but Un-Christmas! For Noelle and her family, who live in Christmas City, Texmas, Un-Christmas is the one and only day when things are as close to normal as they can get. Noelle can go to school (since school is closed on Christmas), the mailman can finally deliver the mail (since the post office is closed on Christmas), and she can watch regular shows on television (since Christmas is filled with holiday specials and the Grinch and Scrooge). For the family that celebrates Christmas 364 days a year, Un-Christmas is a wonderful day! My kids thought, at first, that having Christmas every day of the year except one sounded like a wonderful idea. Until they realized that, like Noelle, they would soon have so many presents they wouldn't want to play with any of them. And that having a large Christmas dinner--the SAME Christmas dinner--every single day would start to get boring. And that the feeling of excitement and anticipation that comes on Christmas Day would, after celebrating it so many times, start to fade. No, they decided, Noelle is right to be so happy to see Un-Christmas come. And having Christmas once a year really is enough!