Maybe this book should be called When Santa Goes Wild. Okay, so maybe the word here shouldn't be "wild". Perhaps the word is rogue. Santa goes rogue in this book and what ensues is all kinds of hullabaloo that cannot be missed. What would you expect from a book called Santa's Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right Night Before Christmas?
You're probably thinking "it's not even Thanksgiving, Sili!" but hear me out. I need to tell you about this book so that when you go out shopping after Thanksgiving, you will KNOW that this is a must read for young and old.
I adore being read to. It's one of life's simple pleasures and I welcome you to do it this holiday season.
There's a special place in my heart for the retelling of the Night Before Christmas. I read this book out loud (sans the girl because, I take my job VERY seriously, people!). Of course, once it passed my test then it went on to the Frog Princess who had all kinds of questions surrounding the mix up thanks to one small thing going wrong. How Murray Saves Christmas is still top of my list for the humorous retelling of the classic, but I will say that this adorableness of Santa and his laundry situation is too cute to pass up.
How cute? Well, Mrs. Claus is sick on Christmas Eve and someone ends up having to do his own laundry. Simple enough, right? No siree! Santa ends up putting paint in the washing machine thinking it was soap! Now, I do think this was Santa just trying to get out of doing laundry in the future but, that could just be me.
Santa delivers all of his presents in what is now a purple suit. All goes off without a hitch except...the purple suit did not go unnoticed and all of Christmas is just not what it should be. First of all, can I just tell you I was thinking about Prince and how he would rock the purple Santa suit? No, I can't stay on task because...#purple and #Prince. But, I digress!
I will say that in the end (SPOILER), I had a slight issue with laundry duties going back to Mrs. Claus since Santa obviously needs to stay in his lane. But, I'm setting aside my feminist fierceness and giving this book 4.5 stars for Christmas cheer and holiday humor.
Buy it, read it to as many people as will listen and enjoy it. Then, let me know how you like it.
What's your favorite holiday book?
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this book to facilitate this review. Links above are affiliate links. All thoughts, opinions and daydreaming of Christmas are purely my own.