Next Christmas Will Be Different by Pauline Barclay Review

Next Christmas Will Be Different by Pauline Barclay


This is a sweet, short story that warms the heart!  It’s about a mother, who’s seven grown children and their children continue a family tradition even though they keep saying it will be different next year.  The kids keep saying one of them will host the festivities next year instead of the usual tradition.  While this book is not overly religious, there is mention of prayer a few times.

I enjoyed this short story and I would recommend this short story to anyone who loves their family traditions at the holidays, as well as short Christmas stories.  I thought this book was well written and an over all good read.

We have a tradition in our home that was started when I was little, we each get to open one gift Christmas Eve night after dinner.  It was fun to get a little taste of what was to come the next morning!  What are some of your families traditions from when you were a child that you now do with your own family?