Unplug the Christmas Machine

Unplug the Christmas Machine

A Complete Guide to Putting Love and Joy Back Into the Season

Book - 1991
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Nine years and thirteen printings later, Unplug the Christmas Machine is still the undisputed guide to creating a joyful, stress-free holiday season. Revised and filled with new material, this book will enjoy even greater popularity in the years to come.

In the pages of Unplug the Christmas Machine, Jo Robinson and jean Coppock Staeheli answer the questions they have heard most often in their many years of talking with people about Christmas, such as: "How can I reduce the stress of preparing for Christmas?" "How can I make our celebration more spiritual and less materialistic?" "How can I get my husband to be more enthusiastic about Christmas?" "How can I get my wife to relax and enjoy the celebration?" and "How can I help my children see that Christmas is more than just presents?" Readers will turn to this book for inspiration and practical advice year after year.

Sixteen years after it first appeared, this perennial favorite is still the book that thousands turn to for sound, no-nonsense advice on how to combat Christmas commercialism and create a joyful, stress-free holiday season. The authors answer all the most commonly asked questions, from "How can I reduce the stress of preparing for Christmas?" to "How can I teach my children that Christmas means mote than just presents?" and many more.
Publisher: New York : Quill, c1991.
Edition: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9780688109615
Branch Call Number: 394.2682 Robinson
Characteristics: 207 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Staeheli, Jean Coppock


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janinehenson Nov 01, 2015

I loved this book! Perfect for families who are looking to put values back in Christmas. It gives practical advice and explains just what a non-commercialized Christmas looks like! If your Christmas celebration seems to be lacking something, this book can show you how to have a fulfilling holiday!


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janinehenson Nov 01, 2015

This books starts out by explaining Christmases of past, and how commercialism has changed the way we celebrate. It goes on to discuss such topics as each family members' role in holiday preparation, how to add more meaning to your celebrations, alternative ideas to gift giving, ideas for giving back to your community, and more. This book shows you exactly what a less commercialized and more meaningful Christmas looks like, and gives you ideas you can easily incorporate into your holiday.


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Dec 19, 2013

There is a universal wish to end the year with a festival of renewal that rekindles our faith, brings us closer to the people we care about, and brings light and laughter...


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