Thank You

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Merry Christmas!

Thank You

We owe huge thanks to all of our contributors and fans. We loved your stories about Christmas and Hanukkah and how you and your family spend the holidays. We could only publish a small percentage of the stories that were submitted, but we read every single one and even the ones that do not appear in the book had an influence on what went into the final manuscript.

We owe special thanks to Senior Editor Barbara LoMonaco, who read the thousands of stories submitted for this book, with the assistance of Managing Editor Kristiana Pastir, Executive Assistant Mary Fisher, and our fabulous freelance editor Susan Heim. Barbara also selected the finalists for the book and did the first round of editing. Chicken Soup for the Soul’s VP and Assistant Publisher D’ette Corona created the initial manuscript, complete with fabulous quotations on many of the stories, and worked with the contributors to perfect their stories. The whole publishing team deserves a hand, including our editor, Ronelle Frankel, our Director of Production, Victor Cataldo, and our graphic designer, Daniel Zaccari, who turned our manuscript into this beautiful book.

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