For the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it's looking like Christmas will be the same. Judith can't bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday; her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they had made each year since they were toddlers. Sure they were strange-looking--some could be called downright ugly--but they were tradition. A tradition she's heartbroken to miss this year.
With Judith refusing to decorate the bare spruce tree in their living room, Stan knows something must be done. And his only hope for saving the holiday is found in a box of handmade ornaments.
Fan-favorite Dan Walsh invites readers to enjoy this nostalgic Christmas story that celebrates all of our most cherished seasonal traditions, especially the importance of family. Readers will join in remembering the things that make their own Christmas season so special.
Review by Blanche Mancuso
Keeping Christmas is a beautifully written story of how we can keep Christmas traditions alive as we build new traditions of our own. I loved and enjoyed a lot how I could share the wonder and joys of how Judith and Stan, empty nesters, learned how to celebrate the Christmas season after their children marry and leave home. It is a hart-warming story learning how handmade ornaments bring Judith and Stan and their children and families all back together.
A great read that I would recommend to anyone wanting some good old fashion Christmas joy.