Since we’re talking about Fairy Tale re-tellings, here’s another Christmas one. Again, I’ve never read the original fairy tale, but I don’t think it matters. I probably like this version better anyway.
Sixteen-year-old Jared is sure that this Christmas season is going to be the worst ever for his family. His fifteen-year-old sister, Amber, is scaring their whole family with how little she is eating and her obsession with winning a beauty pageant.
When Jared seeks help from his pastor, he comes up with a plan to help his sister by Christmas. As the days pass and he sees no change in his sister, he wonders if he can reach his goal.
A Christmas short story about faith, family, and unconditional love.
Though I’m not much for fairy tales or their re-tellings, I did enjoy this short story. It had a good message and was well told. It wasn’t too long, just the right length to fit in with the busyness of December.
Have you read other fairy tale re-tellings that take place at Christmas time? Feel free to share. I’m not against trying some new ones.