\The Joys of Christmas\ is a story of all stories, yet it doesn\'t present itself in story form. Rather, it\'s like a small encyclopedia, designed to help its readers truly understand and embrace the joyful celebration of Christmas. \The Joys of Christmas\ is a book which, while easy to read, conveys a message which is disappearing in North American society. The outward trappings of Christmas remain a part of our culture, but the real significance of the holiday-the birth of Jesus Christ-is being overshadowed by secular pleasures. I recommend this book to all who wish to understand \ he reason for the season\ and to all who seek a relationship with the living Christ by learning of His birth and the events surrounding it. -The Reverend Fr. Richard Hawrish, B.Sc., LL.B.