A heartwarming true-life fable from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Santa—including his personal journey of discovering the magic of Christmas.
Every year, over a million people attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, where they have the pleasure of seeing Charles Edward Hall don a traditional red suit and become the world's most famous Santa Claus—a role he has played for twenty-seven straight years.
But Hall wasn’t always such a jolly old soul. Believe it or not, this Santa was once a Scrooge. For the first time, Charles tells the inspiring story of his own transformation, from a wide-eyed child who once caught a glimpse of Santa through a frosty windowpane, to a young man who lost his faith in jolly old Saint Nick.
It wasn’t until fate intervened, in the form of an unexpected role, a stage malfunction, and hundreds of letters from children, that Charles rediscovered his Christmas spirit. Ultimately, he realized Radio City was his life’s work, and that Santa isn’t just a role. He lives in the hearts of the millions who attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and everyone who embraces the Christmas spirit.
Santa Claus, in other words, is real. When Charles needed him most, Santa was there, with kind words and a special gift. As this delightful true-life fable proves, he is there for everyone. All it takes is a good heart, an honest joy, and a belief in the magic of Christmas.
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About the Author
Charles Edward Hall has appeared in front of more than 26 million people since becoming the Radio City Santa in 1987. He was raised in Frankfort, Kentucky and currently divides his time between Kentucky and New York City.
Bret Witter is a seven-time New York Times bestselling coauthor whose books have sold more than 2 million copies. He lives in Decatur, Georgia, with his wife and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this little book. Got it as a gift at work and just picked it up this weekend and what a delight. Like watching a movie, it moves through this guys life that we all can relate to. Not just a Christmas book! Fun and easy read for all ages
I thought this would be an inspirational real-life story, but it's a load of sappy drivel. Not the least bit believable. I want my ten bucks back.
Wow what a book to put you in the holiday spirit! I'm going to buy copies to give to my friends as Secret Santa gifts! It really relates to the magic of Christmas!
A book that leaves you feeling warm insides as well as inspired. A beautiful story about a man's drive to follow his dream. A great read for all ages and something that should be read to young children to teach them that it is okay to follow your dreams! Just in time for the holidays!