Keeping Christmas: 25 Advent Reflections on a Christmas Carol



A captivating new way to read your favorite Christmas story

When it comes to Christmas, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is second only to the nativity story itself in terms of how many people know it and revisit it each year as part of their family traditions.

In Keeping Christmas, novelist and Dickens enthusiast Allison Pittman offers twenty-five readings for Advent, seamlessly bringing together the Word of God and the words of A Christmas Carol. Just as Jesus Christ changed the world on the night of his birth, so Ebenezer Scrooge changes during a single night of supernatural visitations.

This contemplative, entertaining read is the perfect companion for those dark winter nights as we eagerly anticipate the coming celebration of Christmas when, like Scrooge, we are given the gift of reflection, repentance, and life anew.

Allison Pittman is the bestselling and award-winning author of several novels, including Stealing HomeLoving Luther, and The Seamstress, as well as the nonfiction Saturdays with Stella. A four-time Christy Award finalist and two-time RITA finalist, Pittman is the winner of a Carol Award and of the Mentor of the Year Award from American Christian Fiction Writers. A devout bibliophile, Pittman currently teaches English part-time at her church’s private Christian school, illuminating the Christian worldview found in all manner of literature, both sacred and secular.