A Christmas Picture Book: Season Eight

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Somehow, the need to be kind and generous and tolerant seems more urgent than ever, and that need was very much on my mind as I arranged my Christmas mantel village and imagined the story that would accompany it. When I was finished, I had to ask myself: is this really a Christmas story? And the answer is that -- in the truest spirit of this season of love and hope -- it is.

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A Fire in the Village

The story this season: Mayor Pittman has lost his bid to become a United States senator. For the past few days he has been consulting with his advisors about the next step. Suddenly, in the thick of all the conflicting advice comes a call for the most urgent form of action: there has been a fire in the village.

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