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Christmas Day in the Morning: Awakening the Joy of Christmas

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The true joy of Christmas is to love and to awaken love.

In this adaptation of “Christmas Day in the Morning,” Rob looks back on his boyhood and remembers giving an unusual gift of self—a gift that filled him with Christmas joy. Now, fifty years later, Rob realizes he can still give a gift from his heart.

The original Pearl S. Buck story, published in Collier’s magazine in 1
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 6th 2020 by Shadow Mountain
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    Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
    ❄𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠: 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐉𝐨𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬
    𝐁𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐝 𝐖𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐫❄

    𝐈𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬? 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞......𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐬𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐭.

    𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭, 𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭! 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐢𝐟𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬. 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠.

    🎄𝐅𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲
    🎄𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬
    🎄𝐖𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞
    🎄𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥

    𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐛𝐲 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐰 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰. 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬
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    Bonnie
    Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
    What a beautiful reminder of what Christmas is about. The back cover blurb says it all, "The true joy of Christmas is to love and to awaken love." The story of the little boy surprising his father is heartwarming. Then to have the same boy, now a man, do something similar for his wife just completes the circle beautifully. May we all do something to show our love to those around us.
    Jen (The Jenerator)
    Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: random
    Super great story....I definitely had tears :)
    Cathy
    Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I’m still trying to determine what Christmas is going to look like this year. It hit me today that there won’t be a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert. And that makes me so sad. I’m sure there will still be fun, family, love and the Savior’s light. But…some things are so hard.

    I’m grateful that there are still things happening. Like this book. It’s a tradition every year for me to review the book that came from the last’s year’s concert. And this little book arrived just in time to brighten my spiri
    ...more
    Sheila
    Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I loved this short little Christmas Book, Christmas Day in the Morning Awakening The Joy of Christmas. Once I started reading, I was absolutely thrilled! The story told in this book is one of my favorite Christmas stories. It tells of a boy named Rob who learns the gift of giving selfless service to his father one Christmas morning. He experiences the great joy that comes from serving someone else. This particular story is so touching to me because of Rob doing something so special for his fathe ...more
    Cathy
    Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Recommends it for: everyone
    I just love little Christmas books. They delight me and put me in the Christmas spirit. This little book did that for me. It is a story I've heard and I'm sure you've heard many times before. I didn't realize that Pearl S. Buck had written it. It tells of a young son who learned the true meaning of Christmas--helping his father one very early Christmas morning by milking the cows on their farm. The boy, Robert, got up before his father and was able to fulfill the chore before his father even got ...more
    Becky
    Oct 28, 2020 rated it liked it
    First sentence: Robert woke suddenly and completely. It was four o'clock, the hour when his father had always called him to get up and help with the milking. That was fifty years ago.

    Premise/plot: Christmas Day in the Morning is a short story written by Pearl Buck originally published in 1955 for a magazine. Robert, the narrator, is reflecting back on the true meaning of Christmas. In remembering one particular Christmas of his childhood--he is inspired anew to celebrate the true meaning of Chri
    ...more
    Crystal
    Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    It's been years since I read this short story but, though short, it packs quite a message for all regardless of what path you follow. The book centers around a man named Rob now in his 60's or older, reminiscing about his growing up years on a farm. His family was poor, but they managed to scrape up enough money each holiday season to buy each other gifts. This year, Rob, wanted to do something special for his father after overhearing a conversation his parents had. It had to be something person ...more
    Becky
    Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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    I have heard this short holiday story many times before, but I didn’t know it was written by Pearl S. Buck. It is the heartwarming story of a meaningful Christmas gift of selfless service. Rob sneaks out of bed extra early as a surprise on Christmas morning and does the farm chores before his dad wakes up. Then 50 years later, on another early Christmas morning, he is reflecting on his love for his wife and writes her a letter of appreciation and love. There are a few lined pages at the back of ...more
    Jamille Parks
    Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
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    Great way to get ready for the Christmas season.
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    This was a very short read and didn't really do much for me. I definitely think this one is more so for people who went to see the show or watched the show and I have done neither. That's okay was still an okay read.
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    David Warner received his PhD in theatre and film from Brigham Young University and has worked with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square (formerly known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) for more than a decade.

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