One Wintry Night – Review and #Giveaway

One Wintry Night Cover

Christmas is quickly approaching, and if you are like me, you are scrambling to fit in every little tradition and fun thing to do with you family that you can.  This year, I am excited about something new that we are doing.

One Wintry Night is a book written by the late Ruth Bell Graham, wife of Billy Graham.  Telling the story of a little boy that hears the Christmas story for the first time, it is a great way to share with your growing little ones what Christmas is all about.

I love having the book sitting around for my children to flip through and look at the pictures.  The illustrations are beautiful and captivating!  And since my children love books, this make it so much fun.

An idea I have for next Christmas is to use this book as a devotional with my children.  It is broke up into 11 chapters, so I plan to take the 12 days of Christmas and read a chapter a day, ending with the story of Christmas in Luke 2.  Since the chapters are a little long for my little ones this year, I think that it will be perfect next year.  You can take a look for yourself of the Christmas book here.

And now, one MHA reader will have the opportunity to win their own copy to use next year.  Simply leave a comment below telling me what your favorite Christmas book tradition is.  You can also share this giveaway on Facebook and Twitter for extra entries.  Just leave separate comments for each entry.

The giveaway will end on December 24 at 5 pm CST.  It is open to residents of the US, 18 years old or older.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of One Wintry Night in order to facilitate my review as a Tommy Mommy.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Becky VanGinkel says:

    We buy our 2 children a new Christmas themed book every Christmas, and let them open them on Christmas Eve night! This year we bought them the Hardcover edition of The Night Before Christmas:)

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  3. Becky VanGinkel says:

    I shared this giveaway on FB!

    Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway.. I know my 9 year old son would LOVE this book:) Good luck everyone!

  4. We always read The Night Before Christmas, the night before Christmas!
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  5. We like The Legend of the Candy Cane, The Night Before Christmas and lots of other Christmas books, but the only tradition we have is reading the Bible from Luke chapter 2 Christmas morning before opening gifts to each other.

  6. We do the Elf on the Shelf (My children loved when he was reading the story of Christmas one morning when they got out of bed), and we always read The Christmas Story every year. I’d love to add this to our literary tradition!
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  7. Love reading Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale

  8. jorie rogers says:

    We always sit down as a family on Christmas Eve and read The Night Before Christmas together.

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  10. We go to the library and get Christmas books to read for each day of Advent.

  11. Our favorite tradition is to buy a book each Christmas!

  12. Our tradition is reading a Christmas book every Christmas Eve ( and of course other times) but during this reading session, a secret elf comes and throws a present in the door for each child :)

  13. My best friend and I have children the same age and we give each other’s children Christmas books

  14. Sandy VanHoey says:

    My grandson has a Disney Christmas Storybook Collection book he loves and also his PaPa bought him some small books with CD’s. A couple he has read are The Birth of Jesus and My Own Prayers, :Being a Good Christian. We have been reading them often.

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  17. april yedinak says:

    My favorite Christmas book tradition is to read a new Christmas/ winter themed story each night to the kids at bedtime.

  18. Mary Dailey says:

    I have a collection of Golden Books Christmas stories and I read some of them to my grandchildren.

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  20. Mary Dailey says:

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    Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  21. Diana Hatch says:

    We always read a new CHristmas book with the family on Christmas Eve

  22. debbie jackson says:

    we read the night before Christmas debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  23. We give books every year for Christmas.

  24. Molli Vandehey says:
  25. Molli Vandehey says:

    we do christmas t hemed books in november and december…we read the grinch and also several versions of the actual christmas story, as well as yesterdays santa….

  26. Last year I wrapped up Christmas/holiday books and had the girls open them up. This year we didn’t because I didn’t have the time, but definitely next year!

  27. We have a whole collection of Christmas books that come out each season. I enjoy reading them each year. Some of them are books I had as a child and my daughter enjoys those. We read the Christmas story from Luke 2 aloud each Christmas morning before we open our gifts.

  28. I won The Sparkle Box book so I’m going to have my 9 yr old neice Hannah read to the family tomorrow after we have breakfast at my mom’s house. It came with a card board silver sparkly box so I’m going to have everyone write or draw what they want for Jesus and put it in the box. This will be a new tradition starting this yr. The sparkly will be kept in a safe place with the book so we can wish Jesus a Happy Birthday every Christmas. I hope you and your family have a very Merry & Blessed Christmas!
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

  29. I shared the giveaway on FB

  30. I couldn’t get the twitter to work so I pinned it under giveaways on Pinterest

  31. Jenny Stanek says:

    Ebery year we go to the library and get a brand-new selection of christmas-themed books to read together!