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How (Not) to Ruin Christmas (Paperback)

Don't Miss the Miracle of God's Greatest Gift

Author Dan Metzger

SKU: 978-1-953495-86-0

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Stop sabotaging your joy this Christmas. This funny, hopeful, and heartwarming guide will help you replace worry with hope, conflict with peace, misery with joy, and selfishness with love.

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  • Delivery method: Physical
  • Weight: 0.375 lbs
  • Length: 8.5"
  • Width: 0.25"
  • Height: 5.5"

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As Christians, we often bemoan the commercialization of Christmas, and yet we are not exempt from the added stress the season brings. Through personal and honest storytelling mixed with the Biblical story of Christmas, Dan invites us to return to the simple yet powerful message of the tiny child in a manger.

Jason Wellman
Jason Wellman
Senior Pastor, Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church, Professor of Ministry Leadership, Portland Seminary


How (Not) to Ruin Christmas offers a fresh perspective on one of our culture's most oft-told stories. It challenges our common assumptions about the holiday season and reimagines how we can experience true joy each Christmas.

Brent C. Sleasman, Ph.D
Brent C. Sleasman, Ph.D
President of Winebrenner Theological Seminary

The Christmas season can be a chaotic and stressful season. In his new book How Not to Ruin Christmas, Rev. Dan Metzger offers a heartwarming and insightful guide to preserving the true spirit of the season. Rev. Metzger's wisdom and compassion shine through every page as he shares his profound understanding of what truly matters during this special time of the year. With a blend of humor, personal anecdotes, and timeless wisdom, he gently reminds us that Christmas is not about extravagant gifts or picture-perfect decorations, but about hope, peace, joy, and love. Whether you are a new Jesus follower or a life-long Christian, this book is a great resource for individuals and small groups alike.

Brad Aycock
Brad Aycock
Director of New Church Development, West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church


You want to have a good Christmas. Really, you do. But every year, something steals your joy. Could that something be you?

At Christmas, there’s lots of talk about comfort and joy…but the reality of the season is often less-than-jolly.

The holidays have a way of underscoring grief, magnifying divisions, and creating chaos in the fragile balance of our busy lives.

Forget peace on earth — you just want some peace at your dinner table.

Is there anything you can do to make Christmas all you wish it could be?

How (Not) to Ruin Christmas is a funny, hopeful, and heartwarming guide that will help you replace worry with hope, conflict with peace, misery with joy, and selfishness with love, even in the chaos of the holiday season.

Through humorous personal tales and the unedited, messy story of the first Christmas, you will discover that Christmas was never about the absence of pain and struggle but about God’s light piercing the darkness – a light that still shines in our lives, 365 days a year.

Without adding one more thing to your to-do list, How (Not) to Ruin Christmas will inspire you to shift your perspective, reclaim the wonder of the season, and experience Christmas like you never have before…from the inside out.