In this delightful Christmas Chronicles tale, the first lady of Christmas herself tells the story of how she and a very brave group of people once saved a treasured holiday from being lost forever. It's 1620, and Mrs Claus' dear husband is off in the New World, planting the seeds for what will become a glorious Christmas tradition. Meanwhile, Mrs Claus has chosen to stay in England, where the first signs of a dangerous threat to Yuletide cheer are in evidence. The Puritans have gained control of Parliament and appear determined to take all the joy out of Christmas. But Mrs Claus knows that it's time for serious action when, in 1647, a law is passed by Parliament that actually punishes anyone who celebrates Christmas. Based on the actual events of a day in 1647, when ten thousand peasants marched through the streets of Canterbury demanding their right to celebrate a beloved holiday, "How Mrs Claus Saved Christmas" is rich in historical detail, adventure and plain ol' Christmas fun.
Jeff Guinn is books editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He is the author of several books, including The Sixteenth Minute: Life in the Aftermath of Fame and Our Land Before We Die: The Proud Story of the Seminole Negro, which received the Texas Book Award. He is also the author of The Autobiography of Santa Claus and How Mrs Claus Saved Christmas.