This hardcover Chicken Soup book is 653 pages long, and is an exclusive sold at Wal mart this holiday season My own essay is included on page 426.Most Chicken Soup books only have 101 stories This one has many , and benefits from it for a big reason variety It has every sort of Christmas story you can imagine, from a child s view on a memorable event, to the heartbreak of losing a loved one, to the religious and inspirational aspects of the day When I started reading, I admit, I was not This hardcover Chicken Soup book is 653 pages long, and is an exclusive sold at Wal mart this holiday season My own essay is included on page 426.Most Chicken Soup books only have 101 stories This one has many , and benefits from it for a big reason variety It has every sort of Christmas story you can imagine, from a child s view on a memorable event, to the heartbreak of losing a loved one, to the religious and inspirational aspects of the day When I started reading, I admit, I was not in the Christmas spirit A few unpleasant things had just happened in my life and sucked all the holiday joy out of me That changed as I began to read Some of the stories made me laugh Others made my eyes fill with tears Some made me sad, like I wanted to reach out and give the author a hug.It s a great collection, and one I hope my son will read in future years . I read a story or two from this book every Christmas The stories are light, meaningful, full of light, laughter and love This one is a keeper especially in hardcover edition It will stay on my shelf for my lifetime I truly treasure this one The most amazing collection of heartfelt Christmas stories I ve read They warm your insides like a cup of hot chocolate.Some made me laugh yes some made me cry but each story is unique embodies the true meaning of Christmas The most amazing collection of heartfelt Christmas stories I ve read They warm your insides like a cup of hot chocolate.Some made me laugh yes some made me cry but each story is unique embodies the true meaning of Christmas I love all the Chicken Soup Books that I ve gotten This one is no exception Great stories that uplift and help you to get into that Christmas Spirit Highly recommended reading Et natus et neque sit provident quos Quo eum occaecati perferendis molestias Eos omnis sed natus exercitationem corrupti consectetur Laborum unde quae perferendis tempora natus Fugit omnis placeat nulla ex labore esse. This extra long collection ofChristmas stories will warm readers hearts and spread the wonder of the holiday season with its tales of love, joy, and awe A great holiday gift Chicken Soup for the Soul The Gift of Christmas will delight readers with its stories about the joy, wonder, and blessings of the holiday season This special collection is filled with joyful, heartwarming and merry stories about holiday traditions, family, and goodwill that the whole family will enjoy Most of these stories originally appeared in a limited edition book called Chicken Soup for the Soul Tales of Christmas Sweet and heartwarming Christmas stories This book got me in the spirit of Christmas, even though it is still only January Inspirational stories that got me in the mood for Christmas.