James Hrdlicka's reflections on memories of family Christmases bring to light the power of celebrating one's own cherished traditions. Through heartache and personal challenges, the author reminds us of the magic and wonder of Christmas and exhorts us to keep the magic lively even beyond the last week in December. Hrdlicka highlights friends and family members who have helped make his Christmases so wonderful. He values the simple life with his wife, Debbie, and his black Lab, Kallee. The story shows how over the years Christmas has inspired him to "see the good in others" and recognize the blessings of health and happiness. The unique sparkle of poetry enriches the fabric of this timeless narrative as well as the fine touch of New England humor and insight to keep you going. Delightful illustrations by Char Russell capture the essence of each chapter. For a very special Christmas Present add this touching holiday tale to your shopping list.