I am having church friends over for a Christmas celebration early in Dec and had ordered this book previously for someone. It was such a great book that I had to order more. It has a little of everything in it, plus a nice presentation page.
Everything ChristmasÂ by David Bordon and Tom Winters was a delightful read! I received the book after Christmas so I didn't read the book like its supposed to be read. I had no idea what this book would be like and I am really excited to use it this upcoming Christmas. The book is set up as if reading a chapter daily for 25 days in anticipation for the big day. Each chapter includes a story that relates to the holiday, quotes, fun facts, recipes, crafts, and Bible verses. Each day a person can make those goodies or ponder on the story that is read while preparing for Christmas.
This was such a fun book! I highly reccomend!!!
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"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."
I received Everything Christmas published by Waterbrook Press just a few weeks before Christmas and have enjoyed reading through it these past few weeks.
Yes, I know it's a little late to get this review to you, but this book is a great one to have on hand all year. There are recipes and ideas that make this book worth referring to long before the Advent/Christmas season.
This book is organized by the days of Advent from December 1 through to Christmas. There are readings, stories, family activity ideas, trivia, and recipes that can be used each day to enhance your family's celebration of Advent. It is chocked full!
While our family uses our own set of books with more serious reflections during the Advent season, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and grabbed quite a few ideas that I hope to implement next year.
I recently received a copy of Everything Christmas by David Bordon and Thomas J. Winters from Waterbrook publishers.
This is a gorgeous hardcover book that would make a beautiful gift, or look lovely on a coffee table. It includes Christmas themed stories, recipes, the history behind traditions, carols and poems, gift giving ideas and so much more. It also gave Christmas menus for various countries, which I found very interesting. The book is divided into 25 readings, one chapter for each day, beginning with December 1st.
While there were Bible verses throughout, and references to Christ, I prefer a book to be more about making the holidays about Christ, instead of just including Him a little bit, as more of an afterthought.
The publishers have also made the first chapter available online, so you can get a sneak peak of what this book contains!
They have also made beautiful printable Christmas recipe Cards available here.
As a blogger for Multnomah publishers I am writing this review and the opinions expressed are my own.
Everything Christmas by David Bordon and Thomas J. Winters is a compilation of exactly what the title says, Everything Christmas! If you want to know the origin of a certain Christmas song, food, tradition, story, etc., it's in there. It's packed full of delightful recipes, traditional Christmas songs, little Christmas tidbit facts.... it even has Christmas jokes! I especially like reading the history of many of our favorite Christmas songs, although several of them have an unknown author. The book is set up to be able to read something everyday in December. Overall I am pleased with this book. It is something I will use for many Christmas's to come. It would also make a great Christmas gift. I recommend it to anyone who loves Christmas as much as I do!