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by Jeff Guinn

Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Christian Books
Author: Jeff Guinn
ISBN: 1585425990
ISBN13: 978-1585425990
Language: English
Publisher: TarcherPerigee (October 18, 2007)
Pages: 336
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It's a great book for children who are questioning the existing of Santa Claus and teaches all .

It's a great book for children who are questioning the existing of Santa Claus and teaches all readers, big and small, the real meaning of Christmas. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Acharming story that takes readers on a sleigh ride through the history of Christmas in America that lands smack-dab in 2006, as a reality TV show threatens to destroy the true spirit of Christmas. Evertime Realms THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SANTA CLAUS: "A book that deserves classic status.

He lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

He is the author of eight books, including The Sixteenth Minute: Life in the Aftermath of Fame and Our Land Before We Die: The Proud Story of the Seminole Negro, which received the Texas Book Award.

Part of the The Christmas Chronicles Series). Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9781585425990.

Варианты приобретения. As Santa himself relates in this delightful holiday read, the trouble began in 1841, when a Philadelphia merchant named . Much to Santa's chagrin, it's been pretty much downhill since.

This follow-up to Jeff Guinn's bestselling holiday favorites The Autobiography of Santa Claus and How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas takes readers on a sleigh ride through the history of Christmas in America that lands smack-dab in 2006, as a new reality TV show threatens to destroy the true spirit of Christmas.This third installment in Jeff Guinn's bestselling Christmas Chronicles series finds Santa facing perhaps the biggest challenge of his career. As Santa himself relates in this delightful holiday read, the trouble began in 1841, when a Philadelphia merchant named J.W. Parkinson hired a neighbor to dress as Kris Kringle in order to lure shoppers into his dry-goods store. Much to Santa's chagrin, it's been pretty much downhill since. It seems everybody wants a piece of Christmas, and through the years, it has gotten worse—to the point that not a Christmas can go by without phony Santas posing on street corners across the country. But when, in 2006, it's announced that a new reality TV show called The Great Santa Search will feature a competition to find the "real" St. Nicholas, Santa knows it's time to step in!With all the rich historical detail and glorious Christmas cheer that made The Autobiography of Santa Claus and How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas treasured family favorites, The Great Santa Search is destined to become yet another Christmas classic from Jeff Guinn.
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Adrielmeena
The third volume in Jeff Guinn's Christmas Chronicles is a worthy successor to his previous books, The Autobiography of Santa Claus and How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas. Again, he delves into the historical facts behind Christmas tradition (in this case, the introduction and evolution of the department store Santa Claus) and weaves it with his own unique vision of St. Nicholas, for the first time telling an all-original story in the present day. A frustrated television producer comes up with a brainstorm to save his family network -- a reality television show that will declare the winner the one true Santa Claus. To make matters worse, the program is being sponsored by a shady, unscrupulous toymaker who wants the winner to become the national spokesman for her shoddy toys. The only way Santa can preserve his secrecy and still save the image of Santa Claus for children all over the world is to enter the competition himself -- and win it.

Guinn's new tale takes his now-classic version of Santa Claus to places he's never gone before: shopping malls to meet legions of excited children, into the workforce, and finally to a national television audience. Along the way, he introduces a wealth of new characters, and true to the spirit of this series, most of them are good at heart. The producer who concieves of the show -- he just wants a hit so he can keep making shows families can watch together. The grouchy mall manager has a secret that betrays a holiday sprit. Only the true villain of the piece shows not even a spark of decency, and even so, Santa Claus himself never gives up on her.

Just as Guinn, in the past, has woven in historical figures to flesh out his books, this time out he freely plucks real-life celebrities to play roles, and he does it with a purpose, without seeming like he's name-dropping. The trials poor Santa has to go through are equally amusing, from his fitness regimen dictated by Teddy Roosevelt to his confusion when kids start asking for modern, high-tech presents like PS3s and CD burners. Through it all, Guinn manages to make a true statement about the real meaning of Christmas, about the commercialization of it, and about how Santa's true mission is rooted in faith. In fact, this book would make an excellent Christmas movie, but I doubt any producer would want to touch it without removing the overt references to Jesus and the fact that Christmas is intended to give thanks to God for the gift of His son -- and changing those references would totally ruin the spirit of the piece. (Ironically, Santa himself faces a similar dilemma in the story.) Don't get me wrong, the book is never preachy or heavy-handed, but nor does Guinn blanch from frank statements about spirituality, a pretty courageous move in this day and age.

This book is a true, worthy continuation of the Christmas Chronicles, and I can only hope that Guinn continues to give us these Christmas presents for many years to come.
Joni_Dep
This 3rd book of the series is just as fun and great to read as the first two were. I love Jeff Guinn's way of mixing historical facts throughout his story in a way that's not boring or stuffy, just fun and thought provoking. As a maximum true believer in Santa as Santa himself categorizes us, it's a treat to have my Santa beliefs confirmed and justified. Read it for yourself and try not to be a Santa believer.
Braendo
In THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SANTA CLAUS, Jeff Guinn chronicled the story of St. Nicholas and the myriad and sometimes unusual people who became "Santa's helpers" over the ages, and then Layla, Nicholas' wife, has a chance to shine in the grim Puritan setting of MRS. CLAUS SAVES CHRISTMAS. But the third book is a rollicking tale of what happens when a struggling network executive decides to create a reality series called "The Great Santa Search" to find the real Santa Claus--but the cheap toy manufacturer who is sponsoring the series just may foil the day. Guinn brilliantly skewers reality television series while following Nicholas' attempt to win the Great Santa Search so that "Santa" won't be endorsing the cheaply-made toys of the sponsor.
Whiteflame
Very enjoyable read!
Swift Summer
Nice story filled with historical tidbits.
Manona
Very fun and heartwarming.
Rocksmith
I enjoyed this book in December. We were visiting our daughter and her husband in Colorado. Saw the book and started reading it. What a cool book to enjoy with a child or grandchild that is starting to question. Wish I had had this book when our girls were growing up. Had to have my own copy.....
For the people who love Christmas, this book series is very entertaining. Have read all books and enjoyed every word.
Good gift for readers. Would live to read another.
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