New England Independent Bookseller Association
2022 Holiday Catalog
NEIBA has brought the Holiday Catalog back to New England! Now, more than ever, we are dedicated to producing a beautiful, curated catalog that will inspire customers in our region to shop with you this holiday season — be it in store or online. This year, we've teamed up with best-in-class industry partners Ingram (for catalog production and direct mail logistics) and Shelf Awareness (for the email campaign) to give our member stores the best print and digital marketing assets available. The NEIBA office is now handling publisher title sales to ensure that the catalog is filled with books that reflect both who we are, and what we can sell.
We are pleased to announce that this year's Holiday Catalog cover will feature artwork from The Christmas Book Flood written by Emily Kilgore and illustrated by Kitty Moss (publishing from Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers on November 1). A mock-up of the cover can be seen in the banner above and on the right. Please note: this design is not final, but the artwork displayed is what will appear on the cover.
The life of trailblazing physicist Mildred Dresselhaus, who expanded our understanding of the physical world.
"An absolute must read." —Buzzfeed
"A gripping portrayal of the South's inherent racism and a love story for queer Black girls." —Teen Vogue
The Cat Kid Comic Club learns to collaborate in this creative, funny, and insightful graphic novel by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man.
Excitement and imagination run wild as Naomi, Melvin, Poppy, Gilbert, Curly, and their siblings get back to making comics with originality and laughter.
The latest novel in the international bestselling Before the Coffee Gets Cold Series, following four new customers in a little Tokyo caf where customers can travel back in time.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A love letter to dessert by the New York Times bestselling author of Dessert Person
ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: Bon Appétit
In this stunning ninth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie and her friends discover the true meaning of power—and evil.
A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes "Bloodchild," winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and "Speech Sounds," winner of the Hugo Award.
A Most Anticipated Book of Fall from: Associated Press * Atlanta Journal-Constitution * BookPage * Book Riot * The Boston Globe * Entertainment Weekly * Esquire * Garden & Gun * LitHub * St. Louis Post-Dispatch * Sunset Magazine * Time * Town & Country * The Millions * USA Today * Vogue * Vulture * The Week
Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things--from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen--provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass.
This lovely and lyrical picture book, based on a real Icelandic tradition, brings all the sparkle and anticipation of Christmas—and of the joys of reading—to the page.
The northern lights dance,
snow blankets the ground,
it’s the Christmas season—so the Book Flood begins!
People plan and they dream,
and they visit the shops
Jessica and Elizabeth are ready to take on middle school . . . but are they ready to take on each other? The New York Times bestselling world of Sweet Valley Twins returns in these all-new graphic novel adaptations!
“This series should be as popular with readers as The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels.” –Booklist
This behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the classic and beloved picture book Make Way for Ducklings will captivate young artists, writers, readers, and animal lovers alike.
From the creator of The Arrival, a collection of essays illuminating his thoughts and advice for writers and artists, young and old.
Shaun Tan is one of the world’s most highly acclaimed narrative artists—his stories and images are loved by countless young and not-so-young readers around the world.
A groundbreaking endeavor to explore human spirituality through the evolving technology of artificial intelligence
Why are we here? What does it mean to love? How do we overcome suffering? Is happiness truly possible?
From the creators of the Tik Tok sensation, a hilarious new book, one part Shit My Dad Says, one part Make Your Bed.
On Tik Tok, Instagram, and his podcast, The Be a Man Guy discusses what it takes to be a man. Now, this funny and insightful book showcases all new stories, vignettes, anecdotes, and pearls of wisdom.
“Informed, utterly blindsiding account.” - Booklist, starred review
It’s falling from the sky and in the air we breathe. It’s in our food, our clothes, and our homes. It’s microplastic and it’s everywhere—including our own bodies.
In Diper Överlöde, book 17 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley is finding out that the road to fame and glory comes with some hard knocks.
When he decides to tag along with his brother Rodrick’s band, Löded Diper, Greg doesn’t realize what he’s getting into.
Meet twenty-one women throughout history who broke fashion and norms to do something groundbreaking in this unique middle-grade collection that celebrates trailblazers and troublemakers.
In this thrilling installment of the #1 bestselling series, chief medical examiner Dr.
A revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winner about the most essential Founding Father— the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution.
"A glorious book that is as entertaining as it is vitally important.” —Ron Chernow
"A beautifully crafted, invaluable biography…Schiff ing
"Anthems We Love is not just a tale of artistic adventure, it's also a manual for artists and fans alike. There is no formula. Just these inspiring stories of the heart . . . " --Cameron Crowe, Academy Award-nominated director, producer, and screenwriter (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Say Anything, and Pearl Jam Twenty)
The journey of Big Panda and Tiny Dragon continues with an inspiring story of friendship and discovery for readers of all ages.
A New York Times Bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards 2022 Finalist!
From the author of The Emperor of All Maladies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and The Gene, a #1 New York Times bestseller, comes his most spectacular book yet, an exploration of medicine and our radical new ability to manipulate cells.
This beautifully illustrated collection has been carefully refreshed with its thirty-one classic Christmas carols illustrated by the beloved Tomie dePaola that will be perfect for making the holidays merry and bright.
Christmas is a time for warm family gatherings, the sharing of gifts and festive meals, and everywhere, there is music!
“I love this book.
Perfect for fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, Jodi Picoult, and Emma Cline, this vividly lyrical, evocative novel from the award-winning author transports readers to the gritty atmosphere of 1970s New York City as the precarious lines between girl and woman, art and obscenity, fetish and fame flicker and ignite for a young girl on the brink of stardom and a mother on the verge of collapse.
This surprising global history of an indispensable document reveals how the passport has shaped art, thought, and human experience while helping to define the modern world.
In License to Travel, Patrick Bixby takes the reader on a captivating journey from pharaonic Egypt and Han-dynasty China to the passport controls and crowded refugee camps of today.
A celebration of the last two decades of sports success in Boston from the co-host of the #1 sports radio show in New England
Boston is a unique sports city.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad, and the test kitchen superteam behind the New York Times bestseller Shelf Love deliver maximum-flavor recipes with make-ahead condiments, sauces, and more toppings that transform any dish into an Ottolenghi favorite.
ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR
Instant New York Times bestseller!
The MOMENTOUS debut of a groundbreaking Fairy Tale series -- a brilliantly crafted, hilarious twist on this beloved classic, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, from renowned, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling duo and picture book pioneers Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen!
Once there was a bridge
From the bestselling creator of HEARTSTOPPER and LOVELESS, a deeply funny and deeply moving exploration of identity, friendship, and fame.
For Angel Rahimi life is about one thing: The Ark -- a boy band that's taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark's fandom has given her everything she loves -- her friend Juliet, her dreams, her place in the world.
John Irving, one of the world’s greatest novelists, returns with his first novel in seven years—a ghost story, a love story, and a lifetime of sexual politics.
In Aspen, Colorado, in 1941, Rachel Brewster is a slalom skier at the National Downhill and Slalom Championships. Little Ray, as she is called, finishes nowhere near the podium, but she manages to get pregnant.
The author-illustrator behind Wildflower and The Book of Selkie brings her naturalist's eye to the classic song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, in this gorgeous giftbook edition.
An Oprah’s Book Club Selection • An Instant New York Times Bestseller • An Instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller • A #1 Washington Post Bestseller
Transform dust into magical memories in this moving intergenerational tale that celebrates stories and the time we have together.Something magical happens when Hazel and Hilda are together. As the seasons pass, Hazel’s broom whisks the dust off many years of joyful memories, and young Hilda watches them come to life.
Holiday traditions come in all shapes and sizes in this fun adventure following a little sapling on a journey to become an amazing Christmas tree.
Piney the Pine Tree has only ever wanted to be one thing: a special Christmas tree for a little girl named Georgie who planted him as a seed on her Grandpa Sid’s Christmas tree farm.
In its first full-color cookbook, the renowned Baking School at King Arthur shares more than 100 recipes and essential techniques.
"Gorgeous"--The New York Times - A School Library Journal Best Book of 2022 - An Indigo Best Kids' Book of 2022 - A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection - Moonbeam Children's Book Award Gold Winner - An American Booksellers Association Kids Indie Next Pick
The power of images to represent the unseeable: stunning visualizations of science, from the microscopic to the incredibly vast.
Every Wrong Direction recreates and dissects the bitter education of Dan Burt, an American émigré who never found a home in America. It begins in the row homes of Jewish immigrants and working-class Italians on the mean streets of 1950s South Philadelphia.
My Side of the Mountain meets Greta Thunberg in this heartfelt, exciting novel about one girl’s growing awareness of herself, the world, and the relationship between the two.
The world is not okay. Now what?
Ginny Shepard is glad to be in Montana for a month of backcountry camping before she starts high school. The world is on fire.
How was the moon formed? How does hair grow? How exactly does popcorn pop? Hearing a lot of questions like this lately? Highlights has the answers! The Highlights Book of How features some of kids’ most inquisitive science questions about how things work submitted by real readers over the years alongside expert answers so curious kids everywhere can learn exciting new things.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Alternatingly heart-pounding and heartbreaking. This collaboration between two best-selling authors seamlessly weaves together Olivia and Lily’s journeys, creating a provocative exploration of the strength that love and acceptance require.”—The Washington Post
“Full of yearning, ponderances about art and what it means to be an artist, and self-revelation, A Scatter of Light has a simmering intensity that makes it hard to put down."—NPR
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A spectacular new picture book from the creator of international bestsellers Here We Are and What We’ll Build that will give readers perspective on our place in space.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Decadent, delicious seasonal comfort foods and desserts you can make at home no matter what your cooking level from the beloved social media star @PreppyKitchen.
Preppy Kitchen creator John Kanell delivers his fan-favorite recipes and baked goods so everyone can create them at home.
With Olivia Carney's friendly guidance, you'll go from hopeless host to host with the most--one salami rose at a time.
ONE OF OPRAH'S FAVORITE THINGS 2022COMMON SENSE SELECTION FOR BOOKS (COMMON SENSE MEDIA)
2022 NATIONAL PARENTING PRODUCT AWARD WINNER
BOOK RIOT MUST-READ OCTOBER CHILDREN'S BOOK RELEASE
A stunning musical biography of Stevie Nicks that paints a portrait of an artist, not a caricature of a superstar.
Reflective and expansive, Mirror in the Sky situates Stevie Nicks as one of the finest songwriters of the twentieth century.
This biography from distinguished music historian Simon Morrison examines Nicks as a singer and songwriter befor
A buddy story that spans generations, and a love letter to the Black family connections that survive the Great Migration.
A Most Anticipated Book of Fall from: Atlanta Journal-Constitution * Austin-American Statesman * BookPage * Book Riot * Boston Globe * Entertainment Weekly * LitHub* Los Angeles Times * The Millions * Oprah Daily * Philadelphia Inquirer * Publishers Weekly * St. Louis Post Dispatch * Town & Country * USA Today
Homemade cakes, cookies, candies, pies, crisps, cobblers, crumbles, and ice cream--year round Since the very first taste of maple syrup, New Englanders have pined for something sweet.
Embrace individuality and being your authentic self in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!
Sometimes I stand out in a crowd.
Sometimes I am not seen at all, and I feel alone.
I start to ask myself, why can’t I blend in?
For fans of Mercy Watson, old and new, comes a joyful crescendo of favorite characters in a picture-book celebration of the quiet miracles the holidays bring. Mercy ornament included!
Stella Endicott felt joyful. She felt like something miraculous might happen. She wanted to sing.
An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!
From the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award winning author Kwame Alexander, comes the first book in a searing, breathtaking trilogy that tells the story of a boy, a village, and the epic odyssey of an African family.
In his village in Upper Kwanta, 11-year-old Kofi loves his family, playi
Go behind the scenes of the West Wing—into the Oval Office and Situation Room, aboard Air Force One, and beyond—with #1 bestselling author and former presidential photographer Pete Souza.
Pete Souza has spent more time in the Oval Office than almost any person in history.
On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more
“If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washington Post
Teach children the basics of mindful breathing—along with their ABCs—in this playful and interactive picture book.
A cat and dog create a Hanukkah miracle, just in the nick of time in this updated reissue of the beloved holiday classic.
A gorgeous collection of 145 original portraits that celebrates Black pioneers—famous and little-known--in politics, science, literature, music, and more—with biographical reflections, all created and curated by an award-winning graphic designer.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From legendary chef Jacques Pepin, a book celebrating his lifelong love of chickens—featuring dozens of his celebrated paintings, a treasure trove of poignant and often humorous stories, and sprinkled with recipes throughout.
An addictive fantasy romance from TikTok sensation Piper CJ, now newly revised and edited. Two orphans grow into powerful young women as they face countless threats to find their way back to each other.
Buckle up for the next installment in our Epic series and the follow-up to Epic Drives of the World. Showcasing 50 of the Americas’ greatest road trips across North and South America as well as the Caribbean, you’ll discover classic drives including the Pacific Coast Highway, Gaspesie Loop in Canada and the Hana Highway in Hawaii, plus lesser-known routes.
From an award-winning author and critically acclaimed artist comes a stunning and deeply moving picture book based on the popular spiritual. The classic lyrics have been reworked to chronicle the milestones, struggles, tragedies, and triumphs of African American history. A perfect gift or timeless keepsake!
Give the gift of connection this holiday season with this lushly illustrated story of a girl and a snow leopard and their unlikely friendship.
Learn how a movement builds from one person to a billion in this A to Z environmental activism book. Readers count from 1 to 10 - and then in larger increments to a billion - as they learn new terms from "conservation" to "activism." Inset boxes provide easy-to-understand definitions of additional new vocabulary words.
Explore harvest festivals from around the globe Lyrical, rhyming text and lush, detailed artwork from Italian artist Martina Peluso immerse young readers in some of the most ancient traditions in the world.
Written with authority and compassion, this is the essential resource for individuals and families seeking expert guidance on diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, featuring inspiring, true stories from real people in their own words.
The second book in the Dragonboy series is a nighttime adventure full of wonder and surprises.
Dragonboy and his stuffed animal friends love exploring, and what better place to explore than their own backyard...at night. Everything looks different, everything feels different, and everything is just a little more special.
Immerse yourself in this fast-paced middle-grade fantasy about magic ink, a secret society, and a boy who yearns to make his mark.
When their father goes missing after a mysterious train crash, Everett and his little sister Bea find a curious pen in his belongings, and its magical Ink begins to rewrite their once-ordinary lives. The Ink leads them to a world they never knew
Tamsyn Muir's New York Times and USA Today bestselling Locked Tomb Series continues with Nona ...the Ninth?
An Indie Next Pick!
“You will love Nona, and Nona loves you.” —Alix E. Harrow
“Unlike anything I've ever read.” —V.E. Schwab on Gideon the Ninth
A brand-new Christmas board book from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton that will have everyone singing FA LA LA LA LA!
The cast from the bestselling Moo, Baa, La La La! has returned with a silly holiday twist!
One of Kirkus Reviews's Best Books of 2022
A masterful new collection of interconnected stories, from the renowned National Book Award–winning author.
Miss Mary is beloved by her students. She makes learning enjoyable and easy, and her brightly colored knitwear brings a smile to everyone's face. Walking to school on the last day before the Christmas break, Miss Mary envisions all the fun students will have at recess. They'll make snow angels, build snowmen, and play other winter games. But recess isn't fun. No one wants to play.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From the co-host of chart-topping true crime podcast Morbid, a thrilling debut novel told from the dueling perspectives of a notorious serial killer and the medical examiner following where his trail of victims leads
From beloved African American folklorist Zora Neale Hurston comes a moving adaptation by National Book Award winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and Antiracist Baby, Ibram X.
Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes, in this electric new Mexican-inspired fantasy from Aiden Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys.
“Only the most powerful and honorable semidioses get chosen. I’m just a Jade. I’m not a real hero.”
Beautifully illustrated in Eric Carle's signature style, this first encyclopedia is perfect for curious kids who love to learn.
Take part in an amazing journey of discovery with the Very Hungry Caterpillar and learn fascinating facts about everything from science and space to animals and dinosaurs.
Award-winning author Amy Sarig King takes on censorship and intolerance in a novel she was born to write.
When Mac first opens his classroom copy of Jane Yolen's The Devil’s Arithmetic and finds some words blacked out, he thinks it must be a mistake.
A New York Times Bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist!
Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for that world or ours.
Kids will delight in reading Big, Bold, Beautiful Me and find themselves marching along and standing side-by-side protagonists just like them who portray body positivity in a loud, proud, and very fun way.
A richly illustrated exploration of Black culture at its most wildly imaginative, artistically ambitious, and politically urgent.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the critically acclaimed author of One of Us Is Lying comes a new page-turning mystery. Be sure to keep your friends close . . . and your secrets closer.
From a Newbery Medal-winning author and a New York Times bestselling illustrator comes a deeply moving ode to the complexity and uniqueness of every child.
“Bunnicula rules!” —Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants series
Celebrate over forty years of the modern classic Bunnicula with this fang-tastic graphic novelization that will send a shiver down your spine and leave you howling with laughter!
Beware the hare!
Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the tr
In this insightful and revelatory new book, the author of the highly acclaimed, award-winning international bestseller Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla delves deeper into the groundbreaking ideas and astonishing mind of one of the greatest geniuses of modern times.
Instant New York Times Bestseller!
"Smart and essential " --Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
An instant #1 National Bestseller—soon to be a major motion picture.
This beautiful and inspiring book tells the stories of 80 birds around the world: from the Sociable Weaver Bird in Namibia which constructs huge, multi-nest 'apartment blocks' in the desert, to the Bar-headed Goose of China, one of the highest-flying migrants which crosses the Himalayas twice a year.
A #1 New York Times bestseller!
From the team behind the New York Times bestselling Creepy Carrots! and Creepy Pair of Underwear! comes the third in this hilariously spooky series about a young rabbit and his peculiar encounters—featuring a sinister crayon!
Jasper Rabbit has a problem: he is NOT doing well in school.
The BLOCKBUSTER kid-favorite series Weird But True! is busting out with a BIG, BOLD annual extravaganza of the wackiest, wildest, and downright weirdest wonders on planet Earth.
Former SNL writer and comedic rising star Julio Torres takes readers on a journey through the lives and intimate dramas of some of the unsung shapes of our time in this picture book inspired by his HBO special My Favorite Shapes.
Shapes. You’ve heard of them. You might have even interacted with a few. But do you really know them?
A furious, queer debut novel about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors.
“A long, sustained scream to the various strains of anti-transgender legislation multiplying around the world like, well, a virus." —The New York Times
*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
“Readers won’t be able to get enough of these dope-ass characters.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Clap When You Land
Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this “mega swoon-worthy, effortlessly cool” (Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author) novel about a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Beloved food writer and social media star Andy Baraghani helps you define and develop your personal cooking style—and become the cook you want to be—in more than 100 recipes.
“This book is full of things I want to make and cook.”—Yotam Ottolenghi
Percy Jackson meets Tristan Strong in this hilarious, action-packed middle grade contemporary fantasy that follows a young boy as he journeys across China to seal the underworld shut and save the mortal realm.
Zachary Ying never had many opportunities to learn about his Chinese heritage.
The evolution of the most innovative square mile on the planet: the endless cycles of change and reinvention that created today’s Kendall Square.
Puzzle, scratch, and draw! The perfect gift for animal lovers, this 64-page activity book offers a unique experience—combining the thrill of scratch art with Hidden Pictures puzzles, as well as mazes, doodle pages, jokes and more. Kids ages 6-9 will love to find over 350 hidden objects and express their artistic talents in the scratch-off pages with bursts of color beneath.
Soar into a breathtaking world of heroes and unicorns as you’ve never seen them before in this fantastical middle grade debut perfect for fans of the Percy Jackson and Eragon series!
Skandar Smith has always yearned to leave the Mainland and escape to the secretive Island, where wild unicorns roam free.
From the critically acclaimed, award-winning creators of Ocean Meets Sky and The Night Gardener comes a whimsical and sweet tale of a young girl who cares for her pet cloud as it grows.
It’s a little out of fashion to buy a pet cloud, but Lizzy doesn’t mind. She’s not looking for a big one or a fancy one, just one that’s right for her.
Anne Bradstreet, W.E.B. Du Bois, gene editing, and Junior Mints: cultural icons, influential ideas, and world-changing innovations from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A New York Times bestseller!
A lonely pegasus looks for the perfect friend in this sweet and adorable picture book companion to the bestselling Not Quite Narwhal!
Nimbus has always lived among the clouds. She’s a pegasus, after all, and the sky is where she belongs. She is one of a kind.
"Fresh Eggs Daily blogger Steele lays down as many tips and recipes as her chickens do eggs in this innovative and plucky collection.... This will be hard to beat." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
From #1 New York Times bestsellers Matthew and Mara Van Fleet comes a charming novelty book filled with mermaids, mermen, and charming underwater animals young readers can dance along with!
Follow along with the merkids as their sea creature friends form a dance party and teach them the narwhal nod, the silly seal spin, polar bear twist, and more!
Prepare yourself for something unlike anything: A smash-up of art and text for teens that viscerally captures what it is to be Black. In America. Right Now. Written by #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jason Reynolds.
Jason Reynolds and his best bud, Jason Griffin, had a mind-meld.
How Boston radio station WBCN became the hub of the rock-and-roll, antiwar, psychedelic solar system.
In 2007, Diary of a Wimpy Kid was published, introducing readers to Greg Heffley and his family, his best friend Rowley Jefferson, and the dreaded Cheese Touch.
More than 275 million copies later, Diary of a Wimpy Kid has become a beloved book all around the world, and now, for the first time ever, Greg’s diary—um, make that journal—is coming to life in
Throw the best soirée of any season with this official cookbook and entertaining guide inspired by Tim Burton’s iconic film The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Brimming with scary good fun, Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook & Entertaining Guide has everything you need to plan the perfect party. Is it Halloween?
The Night Before Christmas is an enchanting Christmas story that has brought Santa Claus to life for generations.