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3.00009211495947 out of 53.00009211495947 out of 53.00009211495947 out of 53.00009211495947 out of 53.00009211495947 out of 5 3.00 (21,712 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Moore Narrator: Tony Roberts Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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’Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit.

But not everybody is feeling the joy. Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle. No, he’s not on his deathbed, but Josh is sure that he saw Santa take a shovel to the head, and now the seven-year-old has only one prayer: Please, Santa, come back from the dead.

But hold on! There’s an angel waiting in the wings (Wings, get it?). It’s none other than the Archangel Raziel come to Earth seeking a small child with a wish that needs granting. Unfortunately our angel’s not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch, and before you can say “Kris Kringle” he’s botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos, culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen.

Only Christopher Moore, the man who brought you the outrageous lost gospel Lamb and the hysterical fish tale Fluke, could have devised a new holiday classic that tugs at the heartstrings and serves up a healthy slice of fruitcake to boot.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hilarity abounds in Moore’s latest satirical gem…This little slice of perverse Christmas cheer is enough to make even the most cynical Scrooge guffaw.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “You’ll laugh your head off. Grade: A.” Rocky Mountain News
  • [Roberts’] voice is rich with the ironic humor Moore uses so generously—in telling the story of a dead Santa, a foolish archangel, a stoned cop and his crazy wife, a child’s wish, and a town full of zombies. Roberts’ careful rendering of each character hits the mark, bringing each person—living or dead—to life. A great match for Moore’s dry wit and outlandish understatement, Roberts possesses a gift for the timing needed to pull off this wildly funny tale.” 


  • “Moore fans will welcome the return of favorites like the angel Raziel from Lamb, fans of mindless humor will find much to enjoy, and literary types can pick out allusions like raisins…A Christmas pudding of a book, offering something for everyone.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephanie Garces- Iero Way | 2/19/2014

    " I absolutely loved the dark humor this book had to offer. Emerging zombies and Christmas together could only be perfectly achieves by Moore. this book kept be up for nights because i could not stop wondering what would happen next and was only disappointed when it had to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzy | 2/19/2014

    " Loved this. Christopher Moore has a touch of Tom Robbins without the utterly surreal, let-me-take-a-few-minutes-to-wrap-my-head-around-that aspect. Fast reading with laugh-out-loud moments, and, I'd venture to say when I wasn't laughing out loud, I was likely reading with a smile on my face. Characters were all loveable, even the despicable ones. Loads of fun. I'm moving on to Lamb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Victoria | 2/19/2014

    " Oh, this was a hysterical book! I definitely laughed out loud multiple times as I read this! I really enjoy Christopher Moore's writing style and his sense of humour - and this book is no exception! It was a funny Christmas story bringing back characters from his other books. It was fun, fast and funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sharon Hale | 2/17/2014

    " Very funny LOL. Really enjoyable alternative Christmas read!!!!!! "

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