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A Christmas Jar for Santa: A Christmas Jars Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Jason F. Wright
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Christmas Jars tradition:

“...one by one, family members will empty their pockets and delight at the cling-clang of change hitting the empty glass bottom. Most days will yield a quarter, a dime, perhaps two nickels and a stray penny. Occasionally Mother will make change for herself by drop- ping in a worn dollar bill and pulling out an appropriate combination of cool silver coins. Over the months that follow, the gathering change will leave no recognizable void. Occasionally the temptation to borrow for laundry, a movie, or the ice-cream truck will float through the house, over the jar, and out the back door. But it never lands. The money is spoken for.” (Excerpt from Christmas Jars, copyright 2005, published by Shadow Mountain.)

Christmas Jars, a New York Times Bestselling novella by Jason Wright, first became a phenomenon during the 2005 holiday season. Readers across America reacted to the message of daily giving and sacrifice by creating their own Christmas Jars.

Today, thousands of glass jars rest on kitchen countertops, slowly collecting the spare change generated each and every day. On Christmas Eve, each jar, now overflowing with both money and goodwill, will anonymously find a new home. In turn, the grateful recipients will put the money to good use in their lives and begin their own jar. Thus hearts and lives are changed and the cycle continues.

This short story follows in the tradition and spirit of Christmas Jars. If you've read the original, you'll love this sweet addition to the Christmas Jars family.


Product Details

  • File Size: 95 KB
  • Print Length: 9 pages
  • Publisher: Wright Media Productions (December 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0065PUOAU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #218,867 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching and meaningful Christmas story December 1, 2011
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Although a short story, this is a wonderful story based on "The Christmas Jars" novella by Jason F. Wright. Popular in 2005, the Christmas jars story inspired keeping a glass jar on the kitchen counter to collect change in all year, then on Christmas Eve someone else finds it anonymously given to them to put the money to good use and then start a Christmas jar of their own.

"A Christmas Jar for Santa-A Christmas Jars Story" begins with a few facts from the life of a man who was in the Korean War, came home and married his sweetheart, Pauline. They wanted children, but that wish wasn't to be fulfilled. The couple found many other activities to fill their lives with joy and happiness and one year Pauline talked her husband into being Santa Claus for the church. The man who had always been Santa for the children at church was sick that year, so when the 60-year-old retiree took on the job, he didn't have an idea that it would be for the next twenty years, at least.

What this couple accomplished as Santa and Santa's helper and what was given in return is a beautiful story of the Christmas spirit of giving and also receiving with love the joys and the meaning of the holiday. It's a story to think about and a project to give thought to taking on each holiday for ourselves.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Tis the season! December 3, 2011
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Oh what a wonderfully crafted story this is! I'll admit that I am a sucker for a good Christmas story, and this little gem really filled the bill. I like traditional things where Christmas is concerned, and this short story is steeped in the traditions of love, selflessness, joy and a dozen other things which make this season so special. This book had me laughing and crying in such a few pages because it is written so skillfully and with such heart. I don't care what your bent is where Christmas is concerned, this is a special time of year and joy, love and the spirit of giving know no religious or ethnic bounds. Dive into this book with the open innocence of the child you once were and I'll bet you'll be reunited with the "Spirit of the Holidays" you lived as that child.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas Jar for Santa December 2, 2011
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An incredibly moving story. Proves thar great miracles come in small packages. Brings hope and joy from it's pages!! I will pass this on to my children and grandchildren, sharing the knowledge that we do make a difference in the lives of other.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So touching again!! December 2, 2011
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WOW! What more can be said. Another beautiful story full of love and sharing and what is most important this time of year. Thinking of and sharing with others! Such a sweet story...thank you so much for sharing this one with us. I needed to wipe my eyes several times as well! This was a great thing to read as I begin my favorite time of the year and strive to think of others first. I love this story!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too Short December 20, 2011
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The story was good and in the tradition of The Christmas Jars, but it was way too short. I'm glad it was free and I didn't pay for it. An okay, very quick read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short and so sweet! December 3, 2011
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Take a few minutes and read this sweet story. I'm in the process of getting my Christmas Jar ready to deliver, and it was so nice to read another CJ story while I'm doing that. If you haven't yet read The Christmas Jar, oh, you must! And then buy it for all of your friends! No one should miss the experience!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming December 2, 2011
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Wonderful story- make a Christmas memory and read this to your grandkids!!! We are starting our Christmas jars for next Christmas
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5.0 out of 5 stars What this season is about December 2, 2011
By Staci
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This is a great story and a reminder to us what the Christmas season should be about. It's a short story, but perfect for sharing. Sure to be come a Christmas season "jar" classic.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It was a lovely story I liked it very much
It was a lovely story I liked it very much, light and easy and an eye opener, I think everyone should read it.
Published 8 days ago by patricia jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful book....a must read.
Published 1 month ago by Brenda W Horton
5.0 out of 5 stars Believing in you.
As usual Jason Wright takes us to the heart of giving. And as usual his story brought tears to my eyes. Jason keep writing and I'll keep reading! Read more
Published 3 months ago by My Book Browser
5.0 out of 5 stars a Christmas jar for santa
A good read any time of the year. Jason Wright is another new author and well worth trying any of his other works.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful short story
A good feel good type of book. I have really enjoyed Wright's writings! The story shares the goodness and caring people.
Published 8 months ago by Randy Bistline
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I had never heard of this story before reading it on my Kindle. What a heart warming story and a wonderful way to share at Christmas time. This is a definate read.
Published 8 months ago by Greger
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Jason Wright hit!
I love everything Jason Wright writes and am so happy with the Christmas Jar concept he originated. I do, at least, one each Christmas: one with money for a struggling family,... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Louise Pledge
5.0 out of 5 stars wow!
So touching! First person narrative about CHRISTMS JARS tradition I've never heard of. Taking on a new spin by leaving one for Santa. Read more
Published 9 months ago by sswilliams2008
5.0 out of 5 stars Believe
This is a wonderful, heartwarming story about the magic of giving during the holiday season. With renewed faith one can carry on the traditions of the season and find restored... Read more
Published 10 months ago by awiemels
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and very sweet
A quick, feel-good Christmas read. I don't spend a lot of time reading, and I was able to read this in just an hour or so.
Published 10 months ago by Mil
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More About the Author

Jason Wright is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author.

He is the author of The James Miracle (2004); Christmas Jars (2005); The Wednesday Letters (2007); Recovering Charles (2008), Christmas Jars Reunion (2009); Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle (2009); The Cross Gardener (2010); The Seventeen Second Miracle (2010); The Wedding Letters (2011); and The 13th Day of Christmas (2012).

Articles by Jason have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines across the United States including The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Forbes. He has been seen on FoxNews, CNN, CSPAN and on many local and national radio shows.

Jason is also a popular speaker who speaks to over 100,000 annually on topics ranging from the value of service, the joy of failure, the lost art of letter writing and many other topics.

He lives with his wife, Kodi, and their four children in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

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