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Christmas Gift!

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  176 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Christmas memories from the renowned storyteller. Available in book form or as an unabridged audio cassette read by Sams.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 5th 1991 by Delta (first published January 1st 1989)
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Ann Curry
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I gave this book to my father years ago when I first read it. It crosses and unites generations. I try to read it every Christmas even though the last few years ( and especially this year) it brings me to tears missing my family that have passed on. Having lost Mom to cancer this past January, I know it will really be bittersweet next Christmas when I unpack it.
Dec 15, 2008 rated it it was ok
This is a sweet sentimental little book. It's set in rural GA during the depression and recalls the Christmas traditions of the writer's family. Definitely some racist content, the edition I have was published in the late 1980s, and it surprised me.
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always loved every word that Ferrol Sams ever wrote, and this is no exception. He will make you laugh, he will make your heart sing, he will remind you of what's important in life. Always worth the time. Add this to your Christmas-time repertoire. You won't be disappointed.
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nostalgic look at Christmas....
David Ward
Jan 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ferrol-sams, fiction
Christmas Gift! by Ferrol Sams (Delta 1989)(Fiction). One of the all-time best Southern storytellers regales us with a slim volume of Christmas memories. The title refers to the Southern tradition of greeting friends and family n Christmas Eve with the salutation "Christmas Gift!" Whoever says it first is entitled to receive a gift from the other! My rating: 8/10, finished 1992.
Aug 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to me by a friend, I loved this book. I could not put it down and read the entire 90-or-so pages in 2 days. This book is a wonderful reminder of what Christmas is all about. Since reading this book, I am hooked on books by Ferrol Sams. I think he is an amazing author.
Brenda Selner
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
My mother and her 4 sisters used the term "Christmas Gift" in same manner as depicted in the book, and now my sister and cousins do so in memory of our moms. A sweet tradition from hard times long ago. This book makes me nostalgic.
Dec 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Christmas read.
Dec 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ellen by: Mom
Shelves: read-2011, reviewed
I had some issues with this book -- mostly to do with its age -- but if I ignore those it's pretty adorable.
Jan 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: general-fiction
A special surprise and an easy quick read ---
just be sure you read his trilogy first
Dec 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: southern-lit
Sams is such a good writer that you feel like you're sitting at the table while he's relating his childhood Christmas memories. So much fun and, of course, funny!
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