Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Lacey Chabert, Paul Greene, Andrea Brooks, Christie Will, Shy, Confidence, Christmas, Santa, Romance, Love, Hallmark, Sodona Entertainment Inc.
Sara has always been shy and timid, but when her supervisor at work takes her idea and passes it off as his own she realizes something must change. Embarrassed and upset, she runs into Santa who gives her an early gift of one wish. She wishes for the courage to stand up for herself not believing it will come true. But when she confronts her boss in front of everyone, including the head of the company Peter, she realizes Santa did make her wish come true and for the next 48 hours she has all the confidence she’s ever wanted. Her newfound bravery wins her a promotion and takes a trip with Peter to present her idea to a big investor. As she gets to know Peter better and spends time with him and his family celebrating their Christmas traditions, she enjoys the freedom her newfound confidence brings. But as her 48 hours tick down, the old, shy Sara begins to return, putting her job and budding relationship in jeopardy. Luckily, the magic of the season will make it possible for Sara to keep her newfound confidence and have a merry Christmas.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"A Wish for Christmas,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 14.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss12/14