Night before XmasTwas The Nightcap Before Christmas

Katie Blackburn, $19.99, Faber Books

It’s Christmas Eve and as usual mum and dad are knee-deep in presents that need to be wrapped. Dad suggests a sherry to keep us both going. Then out comes the Baileys. And mum hits the rum. A stocking-clad tango later, they drift off to sleep – the living room in disarray, their Christmas preparations in ruins. But come morning, it seems a mysterious visitor has saved the day. From the author of Where the Wild Mums Are and Where the Wild Dads Went.


101 things101 Things to do to Take The Stress Out of Christmas

Robin Snow, $12.99, Short Books

Christmas can be a real whirlwind – buying presents, cooking the dinner, hosting the family. Surely there is a way to make it all a little more relaxing, and a bit more fun? This book offers an imaginative mix of games and tips to remind you of why we celebrate Christmas in the first place.



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