Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerA Lot Like Christmas: Stories by Connie Willis

  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:00:00    Permalink
    I was looking for a pleasant romantic set of Christmas stories when I found this book.  I forgot that Connie Willis is a science fiction/fantasy author.  These are Christmas stories alright but have you imagined sharing it with aliens?

    Del Ray Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 10th.

    I enjoyed the story of the aliens that have come to visit.  The only thing they respond to is Christmas music and only to some songs.  The officials won't listen to the person who is figuring it.  So she steals them and sets up a performance with a music teacher and his choirs to try to prove that humans deserve to live...

    There was also a story of Christmas celebrations in the future.  You picked a theme, the company supplies all the decorations, food, etc.  But when you have a woman changing her mind every five minute and someone else who picks no theme but wants one done, it becomes quite a challenge.

    The story about the best Christmas movie is amusing, especially with a spirit trying to help.

    These may not be the traditional stories but some sound like it and they do eat roasted chestnuts.  This is an entertaining read.

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