Kim recently reviewed Santa Claus is for Real and it piqued my interest so much that I had to read it! I listened to the short audiobook that is also narrated by the author. I also loved this one. It’s a perfect read at Christmas!
Santa Claus Is for Real: A True Christmas Fable About the Magic of Believing
Author: Charles Edward Hall
Published: October 14, 2014
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: December 16-18, 2017
Jessica’s Rating: 5 Stars
Description from Amazon:
A heartwarming true-life fable from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Santa—including his personal journey of discovering the magic of Christmas. Every year, over a million people attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, where they have the pleasure of seeing Charles Edward Hall don a traditional red suit and become the world’s most famous Santa Claus—a role he has played for twenty-seven straight years. But Hall wasn’t always such a jolly old soul. Believe it or not, this Santa was once a Scrooge. For the first time, Charles tells the inspiring story of his own transformation, from a wide-eyed child who once caught a glimpse of Santa through a frosty windowpane, to a young man who lost his faith in jolly old Saint Nick. It wasn’t until fate intervened, in the form of an unexpected role, a stage malfunction, and hundreds of letters from children, that Charles rediscovered his Christmas spirit. Ultimately, he realized Radio City was his life’s work, and that Santa isn’t just a role. He lives in the hearts of the millions who attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and everyone who embraces the Christmas spirit. Santa Claus, in other words, is real. When Charles needed him most, Santa was there, with kind words and a special gift. As this delightful true-life fable proves, he is there for everyone. All it takes is a good heart, an honest joy, and a belief in the magic of Christmas.
Santa Claus is for Real is a truly magical journey that Charles Edward Hall takes us on. This is also his journey as he narrates the audiobook and it was perfect! Hall has been Santa at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular since 1987. As children, we see the magic of Christmas which includes Santa. There is just something about that man with the long white beard and red outfit that fascinates children. As adults we become busy in our everyday lives and we can forget how special this time of year can be. This has been a difficult year and it just did not feel like Christmastime for me. Then I listened to this audiobook and it changed everything! It was the perfect read for me and I found the Christmas spirit. Everyone needs to read this book or listen to the audio version. We all need to believe in Santa Claus.
Thank you Charles Edward Hall for your story and I would love to one day be able to go to NYC at Christmas time.
Santa Claus is for Real is recommended.