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Summary

Hope Jensen is a young, single woman and an aspiring newspaper writer, and when she receives a much-needed but anonymous Christmas gift, she's determined to find her benefactor. That search leads her to an unusual family with a longstanding Christmas tradition. Sensing a front-page feature article, Hope desperately wants to publish their story, but doing so would be a breach of trust. What she decides to do will change her life forever.

Destined to become a classic Christmas tale, Christmas Jars is a heartwarming story that will restore your faith in mankind and make you want to start your own Christmas Jar tradition.

©2005 Jason F. Wright (P)2006 Shadow Mountain

Critic reviews

"Beautifully written. I believe the Christmas Jars tradition will change lives." (Richard Paul Evans, New York Times bestselling author)
"This inspirational Christmas novella will engage readers' hearts."--Publishers Weekly
"Just like It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Jars is American storytelling at its best. Jason Wright has written the next Christmas classic."--Glenn Beck

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  • Debra
  • Barker Barracks, United Kingdom
  • 08-12-15

Inspiring made me cry

Loved this story made me cry whilst driving home. Recommend it to all and merry Christmas enjoy as much as I did

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  • Musak
  • 25-12-15

Loved it.

Saw a reference to this book online and decided to give it a try. It is an easy listen with likeable characters and a sweet story. I appreciated the absence of a love story; it was a nice change. I listened to the sequel immediately after finishing this one.

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  • Brenda Irene DiBiase
  • 18-12-15

I was moved to tears more than once

Where does Christmas Jars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the most beautifully crafted stories I have ever heard. I drive an hour to and from work every day listening to audiobooks as I go. Christmas Jars was such a good book that I found myself hoping I'd get stuck in traffic so that I could keep listening. I was pulled into the lives of all of the characters and found myself wanting to start my own Christmas Jar. On more than one occasion I found myself sobbing at various parts of the story. I believe everyone should hear this remarkable tale. This book captures the true spirit of Christmas, forgiveness, and all of the magic it holds!

Who was your favorite character and why?

There is no way I could pick a favorite character. They were all amazing.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is at the end. There is a special twist in the last few chapters that brings this book to a mighty finish.

If you could take any character from Christmas Jars out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would take Mr. Maxwell out. This man had the biggest heart and spirit of all. He was a comedian too.

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  • Lesa Kay Ahlstrom
  • 02-02-18

Wonderful

This has increased my desire to give. It’s given me more ideas of how to serve

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  • songbirdsue
  • 09-01-18

inspirational- I love it

this book features a way in which we can keep the spirit of Christmas going in our lives as well as an inspiration story. great for everyone.

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  • Chris
  • 30-12-17

A warm and fuzzy Christmas story!

I loved the way this story made me feel. I am now ready to start my own Christmas jar! Each character was well-developed making me feel I was right there with them through their trials and victories. Narration and performance was excellent! Recommend this for anytime of the year.

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  • TBane
  • 20-12-17

Love love love this book!

Such a great book! I isten to it every year. While I typically like when the author narrates their own book, I'm not crazy about Jason Wright's performance here. Just a personal preference, I guess. His voice just seemed to strain or something. At times took away or distracted from the story for me. Still, a fantastic book. Enjoyed it so much I bought the paperback for my mother.

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  • Amanda Johnson 
  • 19-12-16

Heart warming

Very touching story of giving. I'm planning to have the family sit together and listen next Christmas season.

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  • Brent Hayes
  • 16-12-16

heartwarming

Incredibly heartwarming story that shares what giving is all about. Beautiful and inspiring.

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  • Emily Pinney
  • 01-12-16

a wonderful book

a wonderful book that will get you in the Christmas spirit. the book highlights the meaning that it is better to give than receive. Well written and well read. I would recommend this book for anyone searching for a good story for Christmas.

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  • Angel Mom
  • 15-12-15

One for re-telling

If you need some reminders of the goodness in life then this is for you. This heartwarming story of the unknown affect that kindness can have brought warmth to my heart.
An inspiring tale of giving, love, family and the power of hope.