Article Title

A Very Marley Christmas


Excellent, Preschool, Christmas, family, puppy, snow, trouble

Document Type

Book Review


Everyone in the little house on Churchill Road is excited for Christmas—especially Marley, the family’s playful puppy! Marley is determined to make his first Christmas a success by helping his family get ready for the big day. Unfortunately, his efforts are decidedly unhelpful. From saving young Cassie from a snowflake chain (how was Marley to know it wasn’t a serpent?) to christening the Christmas tree, Marley unintentionally sabotages every stage of Christmas preparation. Luckily he ends up redeeming himself by alerting the family to the one thing they haven’t been able to bring about themselves: a beautiful Christmas snowfall! Everyone is happy that Santa brought the snow they had been hoping for—especially Marley.