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Melissa McKee is an avid reader whose love of discovering new books is only surpassed by her love of discovering new spots in New York City.

12 Reads Of Christmas: Night Before Christmas In Paris

Miss A presents “the Twelve Reads of Christmas” – 12 stories sure to wrap the reader in the spirit of the season. From stories of hope to stories of celebration, these 12 (must) reads will get any Scrooge to remember the past, enjoy the present and look forward to the future.

Nightmare Before Christmas in Paris

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Betty Lou Phillips, acclaimed interior designer and translator of European tastes for savvy Americans, teamed with freelance writer Roblyn Herndon to design a Christmas caper for the couture crowd. Night Before Christmas in Paris is a jolly Christmas story that tells the plight of being Mrs. Santa Claus.

Before the holiday season began, Mrs. Claus needed a little time away from the North Pole. Perhaps she had seen too many letters to her husband begging, “all I want for Christmas is a Louboutin,” or maybe the Claus marriage was getting a bit frosty. No matter, a little pampering can cure all, can’t it? Where does the wife of the greatest gift giver go for some retail therapy? Paris, of course!

Just one week, Mrs. Claus promises, then she shall return to the secret workshop. In September, the City of Lights is transformed during a week of haute couture, celebrations and the grandest show of fashion on Earth. Of all the weeks for Mrs. Claus to decide to visit, she arrives in time for Paris Fashion Week.  Between the pampering and pastries, Mrs. Claus finds herself caught up in the wave of wonder that can only happen in Paris.

While Mrs. Klaus takes Paris by storm, an unparalleled disaster is brewing at Santa’s workshop. In her absence, vital Christmas details are left undone. Santa can’t deliver Christmas without his wife! What does the man in the red suit do? To save Christmas for the children of the world, Santa comes a little early for Parisians.

The Verdict: Never has the importance of Mrs. Claus been illustrated so poignantly as when she goes to Paris for a week and forgets to return. Night Before Christmas in Paris is a lighthearted read for the fashionista looking for a little Christmas couture.

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