I love a good Christmas book, and let's be honest, we can all relate to the hectic nature of the holiday season. However, "Loving My Actual Christmas" seems to be written more for the mother with a large family. The author writes from experience, and her experience is with a family. Alexandra gives tips for controlled chaos, but the majority of her book is her day to day journal of the advent season, making an effort to remember the important things. And in that, I can relate. I appreciate that she gives a piece of Scripture to go with each thing she's trying to remember. But in the end, I really don't get much from reading someone else's journal, nor am I a mother. "Loving My Actual Christmas" is a book I would recommend to those who like the journal style of writing, parents, and those who easily learn from others' example. Personally, though, I was bored by the book and ready to give it away to the next reader.
*Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for my honest review.