Christmas Countdown – #7
Hello! It’s Sunday, and so that means it’s time for another Countdown to Christmas book recommendation! Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season.
This week’s book is Jingle Boy by Kieran Scott.
Sixteen-year-old Paul Nicholas is a self-confessed Christmas fanatic. That’s why he’s so smitten with Sarah—a girl who smells like peppermint and thinks picking out presents to the strains of “Winter Wonderland” is the ultimate afternoon activity. But when he catches Sarah making out with Santa Claus at the Paramus Park mall, his dad’s over-the-top lights catch the Nicholas house on fire, and his mom gets fired from Fortunoff’s because of something he did for Christmas for Sarah, Paul gets caught in a downward spiral of holiday gloom. This year, the spirit of Scrooge has settled in—and it’s not going to be pretty. Or will the spirit of the holiday prevail?
Jingle Boy is such a fun and lighthearted Christmas book! It is full of silliness and some slapstick humor, so I admit, some people might find this book too cheesy, but I loved it! I loved all the Christmas-y details throughout this book, from the chapter titles being related to Christmas carols to the overall atmosphere. The actual story line, while a bit goofy, was really entertaining. This book is so underrated! Nobody talks about it, and I don’t know why. I could definitely see Jingle Boy as a movie as well. I would so watch it!
Let me know if you’ve read Jingle Boy! Also, tell me, are YOU a Christmas fanatic, or more of a Scrooge? I bet y’all can guess which one I am! 🎅
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