Scott, Kieran. Jingle Boy.

Author:Winship, Michele
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

SCOTT, Kieran. Jingle boy. Random House, Laurel-Leaf. 230p. c2003. 0-440-23831-5. $5.99. JS

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, September 2003: Everyone loves Christmas, but no one more than Paul Nicholas, whose family has more holiday traditions "than an elf has pairs of pointy earmuffs." Their light display is the most elaborate; their devotion to Christmas TV specials and corny Christmas music is unshakeable. And Paul's personal tradition? Always getting everything he asks for, which this Christmas will be a Jeep that has his just-about-perfect girlfriend Sarah as excited as Paul. Everything is set for a great Christmas ... until Paul loses his lucky Santa hat. And his father is electrocuted while putting out the Christmas lights. And his mother loses her job. And Paul has to work as Santa's helper to a scraggly rap artist wannabe named Scooby, who has also just stolen his girlfriend. Convinced that Christmas has...

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