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A Simple Christmas - Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit

Mike Huckabee

The New York Times bestseller by the former governor and presidential candidate-an instant classic, reissued for 2010. Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, and stress. But according to Mike Huckabee, that was never God's intention. Going back to the Nativity, Christmas is supposed to be about simple things: faith, love, family, and hope. The hard part, in today's crazy world, is remembering that those simple things are the most precious. Huckabee recounts twelve Christmas memories that range from his childhood in Arkansas to his years as a young husband and father to his time as a governor and then a presidential candidate. These true stories will help you smile, take a deep breath, and maybe slow down your own holiday treadmill. For instance, as kids, Mike and his sister would sneak open their gifts before Christmas, play with them, then rewrap them so their parents wouldn't notice. The plan worked great until one Christmas when young Mike unwrapped a brand-new football...that was covered in mud. That led to a powerful lesson about patience and a reminder that the best Christmases are the simple ones.

The New York Times bestseller by the former governor and presidential candidate-an instant classic, reissued for 2010. Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, and stress. But according to Mike Huckabee, that was never God's intention. Going back to the Nativity, Christmas is supposed to be about simple things: faith, love, family, and hope. The hard part, in today's crazy world, is remembering that those simple things are the most precious. Huckabee recounts twelve Christmas memories that range from his childhood in Arkansas to his years as a young husband and father to his time as a governor and then a presidential candidate. These true stories will help you smile, take a deep breath, and maybe slow down your own holiday treadmill. For instance, as kids, Mike and his sister would sneak open their gifts before Christmas, play with them, then rewrap them so their parents wouldn't notice. The plan worked great until one Christmas when young Mike unwrapped a brand-new football...that was covered in mud. That led to a powerful lesson about patience and a reminder that the best Christmases are the simple ones.
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The New York Times bestseller by the former governor and presidential candidate-an instant classic, reissued for 2010. Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, and stress. But according to Mike Huckabee, that was never God's intention. Going back to the Nativity, Christmas is supposed to be about simple things: faith, love, family, and hope. The hard part, in today's crazy world, is remembering that those simple things are the most precious. Huckabee recounts twelve Christmas memories that range from his childhood in Arkansas to his years as a young husband and father to his time as a governor and then a presidential candidate. These true stories will help you smile, take a deep breath, and maybe slow down your own holiday treadmill. For instance, as kids, Mike and his sister would sneak open their gifts before Christmas, play with them, then rewrap them so their parents wouldn't notice. The plan worked great until one Christmas when young Mike unwrapped a brand-new football...that was covered in mud. That led to a powerful lesson about patience and a reminder that the best Christmases are the simple ones.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:11


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:51


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:55