Kimball Fisher delights readers this Christmas with a short story on the topic of finding the baby Jesus. Twelve year old Chris learns a valuable lesson on the first Christmas without his grandmother when all he wants are two things: a special Tony Hawk skateboard and the tradition of finding a gift in the Christmas tree from his grandmother.
While the title has its metaphorical meaning it also has its literal meaning. When Grandma became ill and had to be taken to the hospital a fire started in their home causing the figurines of Mary and Joseph to get scorched. In the fire, the baby Jesus figurine was lost. Through the tale, Chris and the reader learn the true meaning of Christmas.
Fisher shows one can tell a great story in a few pages. One does not need to spread things out over novel length. He created emotion, climax, and wonder through Chris's short story. If you need or want a wonderful Christmas story this is one you should definitely consider.
I read this as part of the Blog Tour using the Kindle app on my laptop. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review in any way.