Review: A Little Christmas Spirit


Single mom Lexie Bell hopes to make this first Christmas in their new home special for her six-year-old son, Brock. Festive lights and homemade fudge, check. Friendly neighbors? Uh, no. The reclusive widower next door is more grinchy than nice. But maybe he just needs a reminder of what matters most. At least sharing some holiday cheer with him will distract her from her own lack of romance…

Stanley Mann lost his Christmas spirit when he lost his wife and he sees no point in looking for it. Until she shows up in his dreams and informs him it’s time to ditch his scroogey attitude. Stanley digs in his heels, but she’s determined to haunt him until he wakes up and rediscovers the joys of the season. He can start by being a little more neighborly to the single mom next door. In spite of his protests, he’s soon making snowmen and decorating Christmas trees. How will it all end?

Merrily, of course. A certain Christmas ghost is going to make sure of that!

Rating: 5-stars


A Little Christmas Spirit by Shelia Roberts is a combination of Scrooge and A Man Called ‘Ove. The story is about a man who lost his wife and is barely living. He hides away from people and does not want people meddling into his affairs. But he does not realize just how lonely and miserable he was until his new neighbor moves in with her son. From there, he takes in a dog, sees and talks to his wife’s spirit, and learns how to deal with the boy next door. In doing so, he finds that he is much happier spending his time with people than away from them. That his wife would have wanted him to live and be happy. He passes this wisdom onto another character going through the same journey. The ending was beautifully written. I loved this tale. It truly does bring the true meaning of Christmas and Christmas Spirit to life.

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