book cover of The Autobiography of Santa Claus, by Jeff Guinn

 

I just finished re-reading The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn, and it’s just as good as I remembered it. I had read it once before, maybe 10 years ago. This book led to a trilogy, and I’m looking forward to reading the 2 sequels.

In this story, we learn the origin of Santa Claus as told in his own words. The plot device might remind you somewhat of Forrest Gump, because over his long lifetime, Santa meets many historical figures and then either intentionally or inadvertently has an effect on history as we know it. The story is exceedingly charming and kind and exactly what you’d expect from Santa Claus. Jeff Guinn did a remarkable job with this autobiography.

The author thoughtfully divided the book into 24 chapters, in case you want to use it as December Christmas countdown.

See it on Amazon here (affiliate link).

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