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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,142 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Paul Evans Narrator: Richard Thomas Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Christmas Box Trilogy Release Date:
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A special anniversary edition of the unforgettable Christmas classic that has touched the hearts of millions of readers: “the most popular holiday tale since Tiny Tim” (Newsweek).

The Christmas Box, the touching story of a widow and the young family who moves in with her, was written in 1992 by Richard Paul Evans, then an unknown writer, who wrote the novella for his two young daughters, Jenna and Allyson. He completed it in less than six weeks and made twenty copies to give to friends and family as Christmas gifts. In the following weeks those twenty copies were passed from family member to family member, and from friend to friend. That heartwarming book—The Christmas Box—went on to become an international bestselling phenomenon, bringing hope and healing to everyone who reads it. Now, with more than 8 million copies in print in twenty-four languages, The Christmas Box 20th Anniversary Edition will introduce this holiday classic to a new generation of readers searching to connect with the meaning of the season.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The true miracle of The Christmas Box is in the thousands of spirits it has lifted and the hearts it has healed.”

    Mary Higgins Clark

  • “The most popular holiday tale since Tiny Tim.”


  • “This touching tale relates the meaning of Christmas in a profound but simple way…[The story] reminds the reader that the only way that we can genuinely love one another is by accepting the greatest gift of love ever given—that of a Father who ‘so loved His children that He sent His son, that we might someday return to Him.’”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “[A] cleverly told tale…revels in sentimentality.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Britta | 2/17/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this series all together. It was such a good one to read during the Christmas season, but would be nice any time of the year. Be prepared to shed a tear or two, especially if you're a mom. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julaine Evans | 2/14/2014

    " This book is pretty depressing. It has a good message that we can change our lives no matter how terrible our choices may be. I don't want to cry for Christmas or the rest of the year so I would not suggest this story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laura | 1/29/2014

    " This is a mildly entertaining book for the holidays. Not much substance and a bit melodramatic, but kind of nice to get into the Christmas spirit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Denise Scheets | 1/24/2014

    " Good story line and quick read. A good colection of books and maybe one that I would read again. "

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