Monday, December 15, 2014

Real Santa by William Hazelgrove

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Synopsis: George Kronenfeldt is an unemployed engineer with one shot to keep his daughters belief in Santa intact. When Megan tells him the only way she will believe in Santa is if she can videotape him and then tells her fourth grade class she will prove the existence of Santa Claus by posting her video to YouTube, George realizes he must become the Real Santa. He devises a plan to land nine reindeer on his roof and go down his chimmney, hiring a broken down movie director who eventually has him funding a full scale production that bankrupts him and and threatens his marriage. When George goes to find the Real Santa to help him, the line between what is real and magic is crossed. Real Santa is a funny heartwarming story of parenthood gone wrong and illuminates what lengths parents will go to keep their children happy." 

Thoughts: This is an amazing book about a father's love for his children, and his determination to keep the magic in Christmas. His over the top plan to keep his young daughter believing in Santa provides plenty of humor, but it also causes serious problems with his wife as he puts their home and their future in jeopardy to pay for everything he needs. In the end, lots of lives are changed for the better as they are touched by the Christmas spirit. I would love to see this made into a movie, as I am sure it would become a must-watch yearly tradition in many homes.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

My rating: Four stars

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