Thank You

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas

Thank You

We are grateful to all our story contributors and fans, who shared thousands of stories about the joy of Christmas in their lives. We loved reading all the submissions and choosing the 101 that would appear in the book. If felt like Christmas in July around here.

We owe special thanks to Barbara LoMonaco and Mary Fisher, who read all the submissions. They narrowed down the list of finalists for D’ette and Amy to make some hard choices. As always, we had way more great stories than would fit in this volume, and many of them will end up appearing in future Chicken Soup for the Soul titles.

Associate Publisher D’ette Corona continued to be Amy’s right-hand woman in creating the final manuscript and working with all our wonderful writers. Barbara LoMonaco and Kristiana Pastir, along with outside proofreader Elaine Kimbler, jumped in at the end to proof, proof, proof. And yes, there will always be typos anyway, so feel free to let us know about them at

The whole publishing team deserves a hand, including editor Ronelle Frankel, Senior Director of Production Victor Cataldo, and graphic designer Daniel Zaccari, who turned our manuscript into this beautiful book.

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