With children’s Christmas lists growing longer every year, the story Sam’s Christmas List is a stunning reminder of the importance of giving good gifts, and the fun of giving those gifts in secret.
This touching tale shows how an anonymous gift not only changed the heart of one man, but touched the lives of many others. Sam’s Christmas Wish is a story of love, service, and sacrifice that will inspire each of us to ask, “What gift will I give in secret this Christmas?”
DATE: September 30, 2014
Sam Edwards isn’t looking forward to Christmas, at least not
this year. Since losing his job a few weeks before, he hasn’t had
any luck in finding a new one. He isn’t sure how he can give
his family a merry Christmas, and the last thing he wants is
charity from his neighbors. But when he falls asleep in his living
room—with his shotgun across his lap just to make sure no one
attempts to visit him—he wakes up to find his front porch laden
with Christmas goodies. But when he tries to find out who left
the presents, the freshly fallen snow reveals no footprints.
Years later, Sam’s wife has passed away and his children
are grown. Old and sick, Sam remembers the kindness of
the anonymous stranger from long ago and wishes for an
opportunity to bless another’s life. So on Christmas Eve, when
he sees his neighbor’s house on fire, he hopes that he can be the
means for another anonymous miracle.
Sam’s Christmas Wish is a story that shows the reality of true
giving, the joy of service, and the miracle of love. It is filled with
touching reminders as well as excellent art work displaying the
beauty and emotion of Christmas.
About the Author:
George Durrant was born and raised in American Fork, Utah. He’s believed in Santa Claus as a child and as a parent. George is a master storyteller and loves telling stories to his eight children, thirty-four grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.
In my opinion:
This was a very sweet Christmas story where one's bitter heart turned to love and kindness. I love that anyone is capable of change. In fact, Heavenly Father can help us see true joy through service. I wish those who struggled could see that.
I love Christmas stories and Sam's Christmas Wish was a great story to add to my collection. My sisters started a tradition to wrap Christmas books days before Christmas. Each night, they would unwrap one book as a family and read it in preparation of Christmas day. I'm planning on starting that tradition this year and I believe Sam's Christmas Wish will be a great one to start on. I definitely recommend this story. The illustrations are amazing as well. I believe anything can happen even miracles.
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