One of the warmest, funniest, and most delightful Christmas stories everâ€”from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dave Barry.
With fond nostalgia, Dave Barry takes readers back to a simpler time: The year is 1960, and young Doug Barnes is playing a shepherd in the Christmas pageant at St. Johnâ€™s Episcopal Churchâ€”which is a very big deal. But there are problems everywhere. His fellow shepherds are misbehaving, which makes their director, Mrs. Elkins, yell at all of them; the girl he likes is playing Mary opposite a Joseph who is depressingly smart, athletic, and cute; the family dog is doing very poorly, and they have no idea what theyâ€™re going to tell Dougâ€™s little sister, Becky, whoâ€™s playing one of the Host of Angels and who loves the dog more than anything; and his dadâ€™s just gotten a flat tire, which means they might not even get to the pageant after all.
But Christmas is a time of miracles. And for Doug and his family, this will be the most miraculous Christmas of all.