John Updike's classic long-out-of-print holiday book is perfect for the Scrooge on your Christmas list. His skeptical review includes questions about Santa's curious alcoholic smell, desire to live in the North Pole, whether or not his elves work in sweatshop conditions, what happens if the Christmas tree falls over or the hooves of reindeer cut through the shingles on the roof, the humiliation that comes with having to return a gift, and how creepy everyone looks as they walk by the lit-up windows of the department stores. Written by John Updike, published by Pomegranate.
• 6" tall x 4" wide
• Illustrated by Edward Gorey
• 32 pages, smyth-sewn casebound book with jacket
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