The Paper Bag Christmas

  • Title: The Paper Bag Christmas
  • Author: Kevin Alan Milne
  • ISBN: 9781599950730
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Paper Bag Christmas Dr Christopher Ringle is the last person you d expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving But it is there that he meets a young man named Molar Alan who desp
    Dr Christopher Ringle is the last person you d expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving But it is there that he meets a young man named Molar Alan, who desperately needs a new perspective on the underlying value of Christmas Dr Ringle recruits Mo and his older brother as volunteers at a nearby children s hospital for the holiDr Christopher Ringle is the last person you d expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving But it is there that he meets a young man named Molar Alan, who desperately needs a new perspective on the underlying value of Christmas Dr Ringle recruits Mo and his older brother as volunteers at a nearby children s hospital for the holiday season At the hospital, Mo is tasked to help bring holiday cheer to the young cancer patients on the fifth floor His biggest challenge is befriending a decidedly angry girl who is so embarrassed by her scarred appearance that she hides her face behind the safety of a paper bag Almost in spite of himself, Mo finds that Christmas joy emanates from a source far greater than the North Pole, while the young girl learns that she is beautiful than she had ever imagined.

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    About Kevin Alan Milne


    1. Kevin Milne was born in 1973 and grew up in Sherwood, Oregon, a quiet country town south of Portland He earned a diploma from Sherwood High school in 1991, in a graduating class of fewer than one hundred students.In college, after studying such varied fields as film, journalism, communications, pre dentistry, pre law, and German, Milne eventually earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Brigham Young University One of the few things he didn t study as an undergrad was business, which, ironically, is what he chose to pursue in graduate school, earning an MBA at Penn State University in 2000.Today, Kevin is a business professional by day, an author by night, and a husband and father around the clock He and his wife, Rebecca, were married in Washington DC in 1995 They have five children.


    292 Comments


    1. I read a few books like this as part of my Christmas traditions each year. This is a heartwarming story about two young brothers who spend the holiday season helping out in a children's hospital and learn a lot about the true spirit of Christmas. 4 stars

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    2. Sweet, heart warming read that made me all misty-eyed at the end. I would highly recommend this to fans of Donna VanLiere and Richard Paul Evans.

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    3. «Рождественский мешок» - это история девятилетнего мальчика, по имени Алана, который вместе со старшим братом Аароном и родителями, после Дня Благодарения отправляются в молл на встречу с Санта Клаусом. В свои девять лет Алан еще не растерял наивности и веры в волшебство. П [...]

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    4. To fully enjoy and appreciate this humorous, heartfelt, and serendipitous Christmas-themed story, one needs to let go of adult-world realism and cynicism, and read with a youthful heart and hopeful innocence. I did. And I'm glad I did. We must never get so old and set in our ways that we lose our childlike wonder and joy"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmastime. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?" - Gilbert K. Ches [...]

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    5. This was written by our friend Kevin Milne. This is a great story that everyone will love. I highly recommend it.

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    6. An emotional and thought provoking story to end my season of Christmas themed books. This story really makes you think about the true meaning of Christmas and it is not all about the gifts given and received. Sometimes a gift given is not a purchased item. This story is a perfect idea for people to do with their children that may be at the point where they no longer believe in Santa or think they deserve everything they asked for. Sometimes we all need to take a step back and see what truly is i [...]

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    7. I loved this!!!! It was heartwarming and shares what the Christmas season is supposed to be about.Aaron and Molar were busy eating leftover turkey sandwiches when their dad hurried them along so that they could go to the mall and see Santa. Both boys are shocked because they really didn't believe in Santa anymore, and their dad sounded excited about getting to the mall. Upon arrival the boys get in line and are given a piece of paper to write down all of the things they wanted to receive for Chr [...]

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    8. For a book that is trying to send a message about unconditional love, friendship and goodwill, the author relies heavily on stereotypes for his characters and dialog.

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    9. A wonderful read. One of the best I've read. Really shows the true meaning of Christmas. Warning: a tear jerker.

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    10. One of my students recommended this book to me. It is the perfect "feel good" holiday book. I ended up purchasing a copy as a gift for a family member. Be sure to have tissues for the ending!

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    11. I did not expect to like this book, but I read it in an evening and found it both moving, touching and inspiring. Really made me remember what the holiday season is all about.

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    12. This is probably the best Christmas book I have ever read! I strongly suggest you read this book! It made me cry the last couple of pages, but the rest of the book you will laugh out loud!

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    13. What a GREAT lil' story to hit my goal of 70 books! Such a sweet, sweet story! I got goosebumps & tears at the end!!!

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    14. This book is the essence of Christmas! It makes you laugh and cry and touches your heart! I recommend for anyone who wishes to find the spirit of Christmas!

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    15. This is definitely one of the best books I have ever read! His first novel--unbelievable. It is so good. I read it quickly in one sitting, I laughed and cried and felt the true Christmas spirit in my heart. It is a great Christmas read and I highly recommend it. I wish I could give more than 5 stars.

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    16. Loved this book! Funny & cute story!

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    17. this will definitely be a new family tradition for my family. easy for the kids to follow and just so touching!

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    18. Every Christmas season there are several wonderful, inspiring novels published. I read one each year to get in the spirit, in addition to returning to old favorites. My new book this year is The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne. The first thing that caught my eye after seeing it was a Christmas-themed book, was the author's last name. According to Milne's web site, his mother has done research that links them with the author of the Winnie the Pooh stories. That's a fun bit of information! [...]

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    19. This is one of those stories that is meant to be read while holding a steaming mug of hot chocolate and curled up on a comfortable couch in front of the fireplace.Mo(lar) and Aaron Alan are two ordinary boys who, thanks to a little trick played by their father, which starts with them deflating the legs of an apparently legless father and ends with them volunteering in the children's ward of a hospital for the Christmas season, have the opportunity to experience their first "real" Christmas at a [...]

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    20. This was my second reading of The Paper Bag Christmas. I first read it in December of 2008. It is a lovely story to revisit.Two brothers make a visit to the mall Santa and are convinced to join him in helping with some children, many terminally ill, at the local hospital. One little girl, suffering with a brain tumor, always wears a paper bag over her head to cover her scars and loss of hair. Mo, the younger brother, befriends her in spite of, or maybe because of, a series of ill-chosen remarks [...]

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    21. It was very therapeutic to read this beautifully-written Christmas story.I don't even know how many tears I shed during the Christmas pageant scene - it was so beautiful and pregnant with meaning; it taught me what Christmas is about and reminded me there are things which cannot be seen yet far more important than those which can be seen and bought.I found the plot is a bit predictable yet the prologue and the epilogue were interesting with a heart-warming twist. However, I didn't like the very [...]

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    22. A fantastic story, not just of Christmas, but the reason we should celebrate it. Sometimes we can forget what that holiday is really all about. Giving, Loving, Caring and sharing. That's what it's supposed to be about. This book reminds you of that. The author also created a way, through story-telling, to help you better understand the true meaning of Christmas. It may be a holiday once a year, but really should be celebrated everyday, all day.It's not a very long book, but I highly suggest you [...]

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    23. Dr. Christopher Ringle, a pediatric oncologist, is the last person you'd expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving. He recruits nine year old Mo and his older brother as volunteers at a nearby children's hospital for the holiday season. They meet many children and learn alittle more about Christmas than they thought they would.I found this to be very touching, sensitive and an inspirational story. You will not be able to hold back the tears of sorrow an [...]

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    24. This book was amazing! One of the best books I've ever read! When Molar and his brother are forced to go to the mall and see Santa, they meet someone who is more than just a guy in a red and white costume. They meet Dr. Chris Ringle who says if they help him deliver gifts to the cancer patients on floor number 5 of the hospital, he will give them a Christmas gift far better than they've ever imagined. They meet some inspirational friends along the way and experience something much greater than m [...]

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    25. I am not big on Santa, so I was a bit dubious about this book. To my surprise, it was not at all what I was expecting. Though this book is fiction, I found it to be a very touching story. I laughed through the hospital Christmas pageant, and found myself crying as two very different kids gave their own unique Christmas gifts to God. The book definitely had its sad moments, yet the message of the reason for Christmas comes through in the end and there are enough high points in the book to make th [...]

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    26. A mostly very good story about two young brothers who help in the children's ward of a hospital during the Christmas season. The Christmas pageant happenings are heart-stirring, and the friendships developed believable. The search for Santa is fun and the fourth wise man who finds faith are a good fit for the story. But the ending is too much. It's over-the-top everything works out: Tons of good comes from one sad loss, which is nice but not very realistic. Something good may come from tragedy, [...]

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    27. I really enjoyed this story about two young brothers who learn to value what's really important in life. The book was thoroughly engaging, the cast of characters was memorable, and the message was heartfelt. Highly recommended.

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    28. How can I not give my own book 5 stars, right? I will say this though is being re-released with new editing and a new cover this October (2008) by Hachette Book Group, and I promise it has only gotten better! Thanks to all for reading it!

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