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Mallory's Christmas Wish

(The Baby-Sitters Club #92)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  466 ratings  ·  18 reviews
When her family wins a contest and agrees to have their holiday celebration captured on film, the old-fashioned Christmas Mallory longs for turns into chaos with lights, cameras, and too much action.
Kindle Edition, 136 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published December 1995)
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in this christmas story by peter lerangis, mallorys family plans to have a nice old-fashioned christmas, complete with homemade cookies and wassail and DIY presents. what they dont know is that vanessa has signed them up for a contest to have their family christmas filmed, which will be edited and shown as a tv special next christmas. when they end up winning the contest (unsurprisingly...I mean, they have eight kids ages 5-13 and are planning a charming old-fashioned christmas with DIY gifts, ...more
Rachel Brand
Feb 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2000, children, library
This was the first BSC book I ever read! I still have vivid memories of it :)
It's time to re-read some BSC Christmas books again! :)

This one is so much fun, especially because this book pre-dated reality TV and yet somehow perfectly nailed the idea of it.
Allison Preston
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's Christmas in Stoneybrook, and the Baby-Sitters Club is celebrating!

Not to sound like a broken record, but leaving off at book #88 and knowing that I never actually got to read a Christmas-centric BSC story during the three years I read this series bothers me just a little. And I come to find out I missed out on three (yes, three) novels that all revolved around the holiday. If these had come out prior to the summer of 1995, I would have had all of them on my Birthday/Christmas list (which
Logan Hughes
Mallory's family films a reality show.

In a weirdly forward-thinking storyline for 1995, the Pike family is chosen to be the subject of a reality show after Vanessa enters a contest. It's a mid-90s proto-reality show which is supposed to a show a real American family's perfect Christmas. Although the parents have some reservations, the money is good, and the kids are excited about being on TV, so they agree. But the constant cameras become too intrusive, and what was supposed to be a "perfect
while taking a walk downtown with jessi, pretending to be 17th century french aristocrats (i guess history is not their best subject), mallory hits on the incredibly original idea to have an old-fashioned family christmas with her family. they will decorate traditionally, with a great big tree trimmed with handmade ornaments, popcorn, & cranberries, they'll do all their baking from scratch, they will make all their gifts, & even make their own wrapping paper. she pitches it at the family ...more
This particular book always felt like some strange episode of a late 80s/early 90s television show. It was totally something you would have seen on Growing Pains or Full House. I don't remember it ever happening on those shows, but it might have. I should do a Growing Pains rewatch, just to make sure. Any excuse for Mike Sever, for real.

Anyway, this was pretty standard. Nothing to interesting happened, although I did appreciate the nursing home b-plot. My granny was in the nursing home for
Rachel&Selig Davis
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The illustrator is in the green jacket on the cover! I often wonder how old the kids were who posed for the covers and illustrations, because they rarely line up with the ages in the books.
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Lisa Birch
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seeing as it's Christmas, I went back to read this book. The general premise is that the Pikes are paid 10k to be filmed holding their own old fashioned Christmas. The film crew are a nightmare and highly incompetent. They break things in the house (and their own stuff) and desperately need lessons in PR.

B plot sees BSC provide free childcare for shoppers at nursing home where Uncle Joe lives. Girls also do craft to sell. Jessi comes off victorious when she talks down Aunt C at thrift store and
Fantastic books for young girls getting into reading!! Great stories about friendship and life lessons. The characters deal with all sorts of situations and often find responsible solutions to problems.

I loved this series growing up and wanted to start my own babysitting business with friends. Great lessons in entrepreneurship for tweens.

The books may be dated with out references to modern technology but the story stands and lessons are still relevant.

Awesome books that girls will love! And the
Oct 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Ovviamente dopo trenta libri o poco più, tutti i libri della serie si concentrano su questioni sociali. Temi molto importanti e d'altronde questa è fondamentalmente una serie per bambini, quindi capisco lo scopo. Però sinceramente dopo un po' diventa tutto molto ripetitivo. Per fortuna in questo libro ci si concentra di più sulle famiglie e vicende personali, che era la cosa che a me piaceva di più all'epoca della mia infanzia. Anche se ogni volta qualcuno ha un'idea fantastica (o mille, a dire ...more
Mallory's family want an old fashioned Christmas. Vanessa enters them in a competition where they win money if they are filmed for a TV show. Everything goes bad.

Thin plot. Thin characters. Kristy is annoying.
Oct 31, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rereading
In which Vanessa enters a contest about an old-fashioned Christmas and - SURPRISE!!! - wins. Mallory is a nimrod, as usual, but I really like the old-fashioned Christmas thing. Super cool idea. Too bad it involves the Spikes.
May 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jul 20, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1995
I was pretty surprised that a holiday book was made into a regular series book rather than a super special. Goodness knows I have a special place in my heart for super specials.
Jan 01, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Snoooze. Mallory and MA books are tedious. I always preferred Claudia/Stacey, Kristy books. Dawn and Jessi were cool, but the two Ms were kinda boring!
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Ann Matthews Martin was born on August 12, 1955. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with her parents and her younger sister, Jane. After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. She's now a full-time writer.

Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood

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The Baby-Sitters Club (1 - 10 of 131 books)
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  • The Truth About Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club, #3)
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