When Christmas Was Everyday

When Christmas Was Everyday

by Howard A. Martin, Paul Cox

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Little Johnny's love of Christmas grows even more when he learns of a magical star. His wish upon this star has unexpected results when he made Christmas everyday.

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ISBN-13: 9781491836613
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 11/29/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

I live in Kingston, Jamaica with my wife and two sons, who like Johnny make wishes on stars (thank goodness they don't come true). My writing experience includes a regular column in the magazine section of one of our local newspapers. I wrote on marriage and family life with a humorous twist on real and fictionalized events.

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When Christmas was Everyday

By Howard A. Martin, Paul Cox

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Copyright © 2013 Howard A. Martin
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ISBN: 978-1-4918-3662-0


Johnny loves everything about Christmas. He loves all the food he gets to eat. He loves when all the family comes over and they sing Christmas Carols and play games.

But most of all, he loves the great gifts that he gets each year.

As he was basking in the joy of getting all the gifts he wanted and just enjoying the whole Christmas spirit, he happened to see through the window a bright shining star.

It was the biggest, brightest star he had ever seen.

"Wow!" he said, "Look everyone. Look at that big, bright star!"

"That's the Christmas star," said Father, "it's rarely ever seen. I haven't seen it since I was your age."

"You know Johnny" said Mother, "they say if you make a wish upon the Christmas star, your wish will surely come true."

"I know what I want to wish for" said Johnny.

"No more gifts," said Mother, "why don't you think about it some more and make your wish later?"

Mother knew him so well. He was going to wish for more gifts.

"Okay then," he said "I'll think some more and come up with the best wish ever!"

That night when he was alone in his bed, he looked out the window at the Christmas star and thought some more about what he should wish for. Mother said no more gifts, he thought. But that's what he wanted, more than anything else.

He then thought about how wonderful Christmas was. He thought about how he couldn't wait for Christmas to come around each year. He thought about how boring the other days of the year were compared to Christmas.

"THAT'S IT!" he shouted as he ran to the window.

Johnny stared up at the Christmas star and then closed his eyes then made his wish.

"I wish that Christmas was everyday!"

He opened his eyes and looked around but nothing looked different.

"I know!" he said, "When I wake up in the morning I'll see if it's Christmas again."

He went to bed that night without any fuss.


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