When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder - and money tighter - since his father died and the family bakery closed ... Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning.
What he got from her instead was a sweater. "A stupid, handmade, ugly sweater" that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room.
Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don't always get what they want, and too young to understand that he already owned life's most valuable treasures, that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie's dark and painful journey on the road to manhood. It will take wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family - and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell - to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart.
Based on a deeply personal true story, The Christmas Sweater is a warm and poignant tale of family, faith, and forgiveness that offers us a glimpse of our own lives - while also making us question whether we really know what's most important in them.
Glenn Beck, the popular conservative radio host and bestselling author presents a semi-autobiographical Christmas story that conveys what it is like to be young, and which captures the true spirit of the holiday. Eddie knows what he wants for Christmas--a red Huffy bike--and he makes sure to let his mother know. However, his family has been living in difficult circumstances since the death of his father three years earlier. What Eddie actually receives on Christmas morning sets in motion a difficult, soul-searching process of growing up.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Clothing + Dress, Holidays + Celebrations / Christmas, Stages of Life, General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Holidays
- November 11, 2008
- November 11, 2008
- Glenn Beck