This little book offers the perfect antidote to Christmas stress via twelve light-hearted tales poking gentle fun at how we mark the festive season.
Unlike many Christmas-themed books, Stocking Fillers does not sugar-coat the festive experience, and not all of the characters are lovable. But ultimately it’s a heartwarming celebration of all things festive.
Whether you choose to spread out the stories across the traditional 12 Days of Christmas, or to consume them all in one sitting, once you’ve read Stocking Fillers, you’ll never view Christmas in quite the same way again!
***As featured on BBC Radio Gloucestershire***
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What Readers Say
“This book will make you smile all year round.” – David Penny
“A charming collection of delightfully varied stories… Most of the stories contain humour, some are ironic, and one or two are downright emotional. Bit like the perfect Christmas!” – Helen Baggott
“Whether tongue-in-cheek or laugh out loud, these gems contain characters from everyone’s life we can recognise, from critical in-laws, spoiled kids to unappreciative husbands without a yo ho ho or a Christmas fairy in sight.” – Anita Davison
“Perfectly crafted gems… Debbie Young writes with such a keen eye on the vagaries of human nature, both good and bad, but never just ordinary. If you get a chance to pick this up for Christmas you’re in for a treat. But remember, a book isn’t just for Christmas, and this one will make you smile all year long.” – David Penny
“I would prescribe these stories to people feeling frazzled and stressed…. Rather as we browse on delicious snacks at Christmas, this comforting book works either as individual reads or as a cheering feast.” – Josa Young (no relation)
“I have a couple of books that I store with my Christmas decorations and reread them most Christmases. This one will be added to them.” – Lorna Sixsmith
“Reading the stories definitely got me in a festive frame of mind and this book will definitely be a ‘keeper.’ I have a feeling I’ll be reading it again – and not just at Christmas.” – Sue Johnson
“A fabulous festive treat! I’m not normally a short stories reader but I adored this little book. So well written, such an interesting mix, and perfect bedtime reading. Put me right in the mood for Christmas. Loved it.” – J D Kabler
“A delightful Christmas read, each story was individual and fascinating. Once started couldn’t put it down until finished. A brilliant festive book which I will re read again!” – Elizabeth Gillum
“Fun to share and pass around… A new kind of ‘Christmas Carol’ for this era of equal inequality, but it caries its morality very lightly and nobody will notice.”
– Philippa Rees