One of the many joys of Christmas comes from the traditions associated with it--whether it's a tree-trimming party or a particular recipe for egg nog, each family's celebration is special. And now bestselling author Caroline Kennedy gives this charming collection of her Christmas favorites to families who love to celebrate the spirit of the holidays.
A Family Christmas features a letter written to President Kennedy from a little girl who was concerned about Santa Claus and a letter Caroline, herself, wrote to Santa when she was a child. The book also includes full text and excerpts from the following holiday literature:
- Little Tree by E. E. Cummings
- The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
- Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus by Francis Pharcellus Church
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
- A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
- The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog by Dave Barry
- The Cobbler's Guest by Leo Tolstoy
- Karma by E. A. Robinson
- Christmas to Me by Harper Lee
In her introduction, Caroline Kennedy relates the importance of the holiday to her family, and shares how the literature collected here is an essential part of her own tradition. With an exquisite package--including a ribbon marker in the first edition--A Family Christmas will delight anyone lucky enough to find it under the tree.
- All of Caroline Kennedy's books with Hyperion have been New York Times bestsellers.
- The most recent, A Family of Poems, was a huge success, netting nearly 200,000 copies. It was a #1 New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and Book Sense bestseller, and spent multiple weekson the USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle lists as well.
- A Patriot's Handbook was also a major hit, netting more than 200,000 copies. The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has sold almost half a million copies. And Profiles in Courage for Our Time was a New York Times bestseller.
- The first printing of A Family Christmas will have a ribbon marker. This beautiful package will make a perfect keepsake gift.