Welcome to Day 4 of The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. Today is Kathy's day to post her recipe (and it's a good one for a Basic Spritz Cookie); but I wanted to do something fun too.
Thanks to Miriam at Hachette, I have a copy of THE PAPER BAG CHRISTMAS by Kevin Alan Milne. I read this book during the last holiday season, and it deeply touched my heart. You can read my review here.
To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me one of your favorite holiday stories -- it can even be a children's book! To increase your chances, you can blog and/or tweet about this giveaway with a link back to this post. This contest will be open until Friday, November 27th at 11:59 p.m. ET, and I will notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. or Canada mailing addresses only -- no p.o. boxes please. Good luck!
Summary: Dr. Christopher Ringle is the last person you'd expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving. But it is there that he meets a young man named Molar Alan, who desperately needs a new perspective on the underlying value of Christmas. Dr. Ringle recruits Mo and his older brother as volunteers at a nearby children's hospital for the holiday season. At the hospital, Mo is tasked to help bring holiday cheer to the young cancer patients on the fifth floor. His biggest challenge is befriending a decidedly angry girl who is so embarrassed by her scarred appearance that she hides her face behind the safety of a paper bag. -- Center Street