Synopses & Reviews
No place celebrates Christmas like Dixie, and with this charming, humorous guide, anyone can learn how to deck the halls, Southern style
It's the one time of the year when both the divine and debutantes take center stage in a perfect storm of hot glue and cheese grits: Christmas. But successfully navigating through the holiday season can be more complex than Santa's midnight journey. There are pitfalls hotter than any chimney -- and social situations more slippery than any roof! But now The Official Guide to Christmas in the South has arrived to reveal the finer and sometimes unspoken details of Dixie etiquette.
Perfect for a true Southerner's coffee table or an imposter's survival guide, The Official Guide to Christmas in the South is the gift that will keep on regifting season after season.
“If you were born south of the Mason-Dixon…Read it before you rewrap that fruitcake.” Miami Herald
“If youre not stopping traffic, youre not decorating hard enough. These…secrets of Southern yuletide will get you through the season.” Creative Loafing
“A hoot…a great way to get in the mood for the approaching holidays with a laugh.” News-Star (Monroe, LA)
“A laugh-out-loud look at how people living south of the Mason-Dixon celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.” Mobile Register
“Tongue-in-cheek…well written and funny, the quirky descriptions of Christmas events are sure to bring you holiday cheer.” Southern Living
Over the top, tongue-in-cheek, but dead-on accurate, this illustrated handbook brilliantly spoofs how to celebrate Christmas--Southern style. Two-color illustrations.
It's the time of the year when the divine and debutantes take center stage in a perfect storm of hot glue and cheese grits: Christmas. Barnette reveals the finer and sometimes unspoken details of Dixie etiquette. Perfect for a true Southerner's coffee table or an impostor's survival guide, this book is the gift that will keep on re-gifting season after season.
About the Author
David C. Barnette celebrates Christmas in coastal Alabama with his wife, Ashley, and daughters Cailey and Sibley. He received his MFA in writing from Vermont College.