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Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case for a More Joyful Christmas

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Too many people have come to dread the approach of the holidays, a season that should — and can — be the most relaxed, intimate, joyful, and spiritual time of the year. In this book, Bill McKibben offers some suggestions on how to rethink Christmastime, so that our current obsession with present-buying becomes less important than the dozens of other possible traditions and celebrations.

Working through their local churches, McKibben and his colleagues found that people were hungry for a more joyful Christmas season. For many, trying to limit the amount of money they spent at Christmas to about a hundred dollars per family, was a real spur to their creativity — and a real anchor against the relentless onslaught of commercials and catalogs that try to say Christmas is only Christmas if it comes from a store.

McKibben shows how the store-bought Christmas developed and how out of tune it is with our current lives, when we're really eager for family fellowship for community involvement, for contact with the natural world, and also for the blessed silence and peace that the season should offer. McKibben shows us how to return to a simpler and more enjoyable holiday.

Christmas is too wonderful a celebration to give up on, too precious a time simply to repeat the same empty gestures from year to year. This book will serve as a road map to a Christmas far more joyful than the ones you've known in the past.

About the Author

Bill McKibben is the bestselling author of The End of Nature, The Age of Missing Information, and The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation. A former staff writer for The New Yorker, he lives in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.

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ISBN:
9781476754796
Author:
Mckibben, Bill
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
McKibben, Bill
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.12 in

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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Religion » Christianity » Christmas

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