The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey - Story Snug

Dec 14th: Kristina Stephenson chooses The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

The Story: A sad, lonely and bitter woodcarver, known by the local children as ‘Mr Gloomy’, gruffly agrees to carve a set of nativity figures for the widow McDowell and her young son Thomas, in time for Christmas Day. As the ill-tempered wood carver works he is watched closely by the inquisitive boy, who makes greater and more difficult demands of his ability, forcing him to come to terms with some painful memories.…

Olivia Helps with Christmas - Story Snug

Dec 5th: Melanie McGilloway chooses Olivia Helps With Christmas

The Story: It is Christmas Eve and Olivia is helping her mum with preparations for the big day, with hilarious consequences, while impatiently waiting for Father Christmas.

Why is this your favourite Christmas book?

We have always loved Olivia’s enthusiastic yet accident-prone approach to life in general but her well-intended attempts to help with Christmas preparations are rather priceless.…