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Merry Un-Christmas by Mike Reiss

Merry Un-Christmas

by Mike Reiss, David Catrow (Illustrator)

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Such a fun read about a town that celebrates Christmas every day of the year except one day. One day a year the mail man comes, kids go to school, there are TV dinners and other "ordinary day" type activities. Especially fun to read with my 4 year old who thinks it would be great if Christmas was EVERY day!

Side Note: we thought the little girl had a striking resemblance to our favorite little gal in Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon. ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
An original take on the Christmas story. My 4 year old needed some help understanding the plot. [a:David Catrow's|84062|David Catrow|http://www.goodreads.com/assets/nophoto/nophoto-U-50x66-251a730d696018971ef4a443cdeaae05.jpg] unique illustrations are always fun, in fact we've been going through a pile of his books, I'm so enamored with them. ( )
  Fjola | Oct 17, 2013 |
My son brought this home from his school library and it is hilarious! It's about a girl who lives in Christmas town and it's Christmas 364 days of the year. Every day she gets bikes and ponies and they eat 6 course dinners. So Un-christmas is her favorite day of the year when she can go to school and eat TV dinners. Great jumping off point for a discussion about gratefulness. ( )
  InDreamsAwake | Apr 5, 2013 |
Noelle gets a new doll and a new bike and a pony every day. Every day is Christmas where Noelle lives. Every day except one. The day Noelle looks forward to. Un-Christmas Day. Ages 6-10. 9/10. ( )
  debnance | Jan 29, 2010 |
Reviewed by Me for Kids @ TeensReadToo.com

For Noelle, there's one day a year that she looks forward to more than any other. No, it's not Christmas, but Un-Christmas!

For Noelle and her family, who live in Christmas City, Texmas, Un-Christmas is the one and only day when things are as close to normal as they can get. Noelle can go to school (since school is closed on Christmas), the mailman can finally deliver the mail (since the post office is closed on Christmas), and she can watch regular shows on television (since Christmas is filled with holiday specials and the Grinch and Scrooge). For the family that celebrates Christmas 364 days a year, Un-Christmas is a wonderful day!

My kids thought, at first, that having Christmas every day of the year except one sounded like a wonderful idea. Until they realized that, like Noelle, they would soon have so many presents they wouldn't want to play with any of them. And that having a large Christmas dinner--the SAME Christmas dinner--every single day would start to get boring. And that the feeling of excitement and anticipation that comes on Christmas Day would, after celebrating it so many times, start to fade.

No, they decided, Noelle is right to be so happy to see Un-Christmas come. And having Christmas once a year really is enough! ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 12, 2009 |
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Young Noelle has had it with Christmas and is ready to celebrate a Merry Un-Christmas. Noelle lives in Christmas City, Texmas and Christmas is celebrated 364 days a year. She and her family and friends are forced to rise early and unwrap gifts, eat another Christmas dinner, watch holiday specials on TV and not get to do the things done on Un-Christmas days. On Un-Christmas days, children go to school, eat regular dinners, watch anything you want on TV and receive a visit from the mailman. It is every child's dream to celebrate Christmas each and every day of the year, except for one, of course. However, in Merry Un-Christmas, Reiss' shows that having too much of a good thing can become boring and less exciting.
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If you think Christmas comes only once a year...think again!

For Noelle and her friends Holly, Carol, and Claus, the most wonderful day of the year is Un-Christmas. It’s the only day of the year that they actually go to school. And the mail gets delivered. But the best thing about Un-Christmas Day is that they don’t have to open any presents!

Mike Reiss and David Catrow team up once again, this time to reveal the true meaning of Un-Christmas. Kids who wish it were Christmas every day will think twice.

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For Noelle and her friends Holly, Carol, and Claus, the most wonderful day of the year is Un-Christmas. It's the only day of the year that they actually go to school. And the mail gets delivered. But the best thing about Un-Christmas Day is that they don't have to open any presents!… (more)

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