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Socks for Christmas: A Child's Discovery of the True Meaning of Christmas

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This touching, funny, heartwarming and true story will become an instant Christmas Classic. In the late sixties, New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews thought he was having a very good Christmas. He got the Incredible Edible Machine and the G.I. Joe he asked for. He even got a white belt. He also got socks from his Aunt Jane--unarguably a very lousy Christmas gift

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Hardcover, 72 pages
Published September 20th 2005 by Thomas Nelson
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Mary
Nov 12, 2014 Mary rated it did not like it
Disappointing. The lesson this kid was taught is that some kids come from wealthy families, some from middle class families, and some from poor families - and kids from poor families don't get as many gifts. So, be thankful that you come from a family that can afford to give you some gifts. The parents shed a tear for the needy kids, but they don't teach their kids how they can help those who come from poorer families. Why wasn't the lesson to give some of the socks to the kids with no socks? Sk ...more
Linda Lipko
Dec 26, 2010 Linda Lipko rated it liked it
Grab a cup of mulled cider and a Christmas cookie sprinkled with colored sugar and sit back prepared to enjoy this small gem of a Christmas tale.

Andy Andrews elicits memories of Christmas past where candy land games, red rider wagons and rock em sock em robots were the gifts children hoped would be under the tree.

When Andy receives socks from his Aunt, he quickly throws them aside. Later that day when roaming the neighborhood to see what others received, he learns a very valuable lesson about th
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Janet
This is a short Christmas story with some vintage photos and illustrations of toys from the past. The story is told from the perspective of a seven year old boy. The message is applicable for older children, teens and adults. 4stars.
Jennybug
I loved The pictures. This is a good book to read to older children. It is a tender reminder that some children do not get what they want for Christmas, rather what they need. It would be fun to read this to older children and then do some kind of a service project.
Gina
Nov 13, 2012 Gina rated it it was amazing
Listen with your children as it shows them not all children have a tree filled with gifts on Christmas morning. I listened to the book on CD in the car and all the kids listened with interest. Andy Andrews is a great speaker and narrator for his books.
Celise
Dec 26, 2009 Celise rated it it was amazing
I grew up in this era and enjoyed the memories so much. Helps us remember that not all are as fortunate as we are. Made me appreciate the socks I got this year soooo much.
Jean Chalupsky
Jan 13, 2011 Jean Chalupsky rated it it was amazing
Bought 20 copies...bought 20 pairs of socks...Happy Christmas! Amazing book!
Erika
Apr 25, 2011 Erika rated it it was ok
Not nearly as much substance as I would have liked.
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~ Hailed by a New York Times writer as a "modern-day Will Rogers who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America."

~ Spoken at the request of four different U.S. Presidents

~ Every single minute a book by Andy Andrews is sold somewhere in the world!

~ New York Times Bestselling Author of The Noticer and The Traveler's Gift

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