Introduction

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Christmas Miracles

Introduction

It’s been Christmas in July at the Chicken Soup for the Soul offices as we’ve put together this special collection of stories for you. We’ve loved the process — reading through hundreds of our past books to find the most intriguing stories about holiday miracles in our vast library. What we’ve gathered in one place for you will surely be a treat, as you read about divine intervention, the joy of giving, answered prayers, holiday angels, family reunions, and many other stories that will make you say “wow.”

At the end of each story, you’ll see the Chicken Soup for the Soul book in which the story previously appeared. It’s a wonderful review of our twenty-four years of publishing — our favorite stories about holiday miracles, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.

We’re excited that this book is serving as a fundraiser for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program as well. Toys for Tots has created miracles for millions of families with their gift-giving program. I’m sure you’ve seen the collection bins in your own communities, and maybe you’ve even donated a toy.

There’s nothing better than giving during the holiday season — I think it’s what we all love the most. But it’s hard to choose what’s best about the holidays, right? There are also family reunions, the wonder on the face of a child, and the chance to gather with our communities at church, at school, and even at the mall to share the special spirit of the season, brightening those long winter nights.

However you celebrate, we want to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season. We hope you’ll have a little time off to curl up in front of the fire and have a good read.

And rest assured that this collection, like all our Christmas books, is appropriate for young readers. We work closely with Santa to keep the magic alive for all ages.

~Amy Newmark
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Chicken Soup for the Soul

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