My son came home yesterday from school with this book, SantaKid by James Patterson. I was like, cool James Patterson! So I sat down with the children to read it and I thought it was a great little modern day family Christmas story. If you have children, I would definitely check it out. My children were captivated by the story and really seemed to enjoy it.
Summary: When Warrie Ransom, the Big Boss of the Exmas Express Company, decides to buy Christmas and rename it Exmas, Santa Claus, Momma Claus, and their daughter Chrissie can't believe their eyes. Everything at the North Pole seems to change overnight--the elves stop making kids' favorite toys, the Christmas doves won't fly or sing, and no one seems to laugh anymore. It looks like Christmas is going to be ruined. But then Chrissie remembers something she had learned from her dad: you must believe in something bigger than yourself. With a little help from her dad's helpers, Chrissie--as santaKid--delivers presents to children on Christmas eve, sending Warrie Ransom back to where he came from! After all, when you believe in something, magic can happen.