Christmas Spirit

Rated 4.78/5 based on 9 reviews
Chad was trying to make a wonderful life, until his life caught up with him. Envision Christmas in the eyes of the spirits that visit Chad. The past and future is no present.
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Words: 2,510
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466070363
About Jerry McKinney

With the influences of King and Barker, Jerry McKinney lets loose his imagination upon the world. A normal man with a demented mind.

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Review by: Artie Margrave on Dec. 04, 2012 :
I was fascinated: to begin with. It's a very creative parody of the brilliant Christmas Tale by Dickens. Of course no one tells A Christmas Tale better than he does, Jerry did a mighty good job. Made me laugh, made me think, made me go over it, once and once again(haven't got the ending though). Good book. And a quick read.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Tiffiny Sarradet on Sep. 05, 2012 :
Dickens gone wrong - but done right!

Mr. McKinney sets an example for aspiring (and some current - ahem!) short story authors everywhere. He's mastered the art of creating novels we can read in about an hour, yet somehow they never feel rushed or underdeveloped. His work is surprisingly rich and detailed, his characters those we can empathize with, and his endings shocking and twisty for those of us bored with stories offering the usual fare.
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)

Review by: wistfulskimmie on July 15, 2012 :
This is the story of Chad, it's Christmas Eve and he has great plans for this Christmas. He's going to propose to Kate and they are going to live happily ever after. But things don't always go to plan do they?

I liked this, I liked this very much. It was a Christmas Carol but with a McKinney twist to it. It was very cleverly done and for a short story was crammed full of action. The amount of detail though didn't feel rushed in any way. There was a neat little twist at the end that was unexpected. Another great story that I totally recommend.
(reviewed 39 days after purchase)

Review by: Stacia Hughes on March 18, 2012 :
As people have been saying, this is a unique twist on a classic. Very entertaining, just like the rest of this authors work.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: Sandy on Feb. 15, 2012 :
A great twist to a classic has Chad being visited by 3 individuals on the night of his dreams. The tree is perfect, the box is nestled and Chad is just waiting for his women to arrive so he can ask the question that will determine the fate of their lives forever. But someone arrives at his door and changes his plans, why now? The journey Chad takes is the nightmare that could have been avoided or could it? Come walk with Chad as he relives his nightmare through open eyes and think "what sights would my hosts take me through?"
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)

Review by: JENNIFER THOMAS on Feb. 07, 2012 :
Wonderful new Christmas story that makes you take a look at how your actions cannot only change your life but the lives of people who have not been born yet. The spirits in this story will stay with you long after the story is read.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: vix kirkpatrick on Feb. 01, 2012 :
a good twist on the Night before Xmas yarn.... with a fab ending! just how far will we go for a happy ending? beats the angel getting its wings hands down!
thanks for another great read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jackie Williams on Dec. 14, 2011 :
Another great read by Jerry McKinney. Fanastic descriptions,so real you think you are actually there. Take a peek at this mans life... I wonder if these spirits are actually keeping notes on us! We all have to serve someone. Jerry is indeed a master of his craft. I recommend this great read.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: Lori R. Lopez on Dec. 02, 2011 :
"Christmas Spirit" is another fantastic glimpse of horror from Jerry McKinney, a deftly descriptive author who weaves a spell with each of his creepy nightmarish renderings . . . Feeling on top of the world, planning a special night, a man is forced to confront his existence in all of its stages -- from childhood through to the future. It is said that we must study the past in order to learn from it. Chad's lesson may have come a little too late. In shades of the classic Dickens tale "A Christmas Carol", this yuletide story of ghosts who take a man through time will give you a holiday chill. It isn't pretty, but there is a message to this madness. A warning to heed the lessons of the past. And appreciate the good things we are fortunate enough to find along our journeys through life.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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