December 15, 2011
Merry Christmas Mr. Baxter by Edward Streeter
Author: Edward Streeter
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Publication Date: 1956
Source: Purchased Used
This book was like taking a walk back in time. It was written in 1956. I grew up in the 60's, so, much of it was famialiar to me. I am a big fan of old black and white movies and my favorite all time movie is "It's a Wonderful Life." Edward Streeter wrote that too! Maybe that is another reason I loved this book. It is a quick read that will put you in the Christmas Spirit. The story is that of Mr. Baxter and his Christmas dilemma of wanting to cut down on expenses and not get as worked up over the holiday season as usual. The story takes you through his daily life from October through Christmas. Mr. Baxter lives in New York City and his story takes you on a nostalgic trip of Christmas in New York. It is a pleasure to relive such wonderful days! Even though things were so different then, in many ways they are still so much the same!
"Nothing irritated Mr. Baxter more than people who dawdled over their food. New Yorkers were supposed to bolt their meals, but this crowd reminded him of a herd of Guernseys in a May Meadow."
Merry Christmas Mr. Baxter, Page 70