Then Christmas Happens
A Dixon on Disney "Christmas" Adventure
by Jeff Dixon
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Pub Date 23 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 31 Dec 2023
It is just an ordinary day—then Christmas happens !
It is Christmas Eve in the most magical place in the world, the Walt Disney World Resort. As Grayson Hawkes prepares for a quiet Christmas his world is suddenly turned upside down with the arrival of a baby in the most unusual place showing up in the most unusual way. Hawk unexpectedly finds himself hurled into a Christmas mystery that takes him and his friends to the edge as they fight for the baby in the manger on Christmas Eve.
Author Jeff Dixon once again weaves fact, history, and trivia to create his first ever action novella. As only he can, Dixon offers Disney fans their ultimate holiday wish—the adventure of experiencing Walt Disney World from the inside out
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Such a sweet and tear jerking novella that encompasses the magic of Christmas with a sprinkle of chaos! Adorable and fun read that had me wishing for more of the story.
The Christmas Happens takes place at Disney world at Christmas time. What should be a calm, entertaining Christmas eve becomes a myriad of crime.
At the center is a baby who is found in a manger, and who is wanted by some very bad men.
It is really interesting to watch the crimes become solved and the setting is majestic and is brought to life brilliantly.
Thank you NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the opportunity to read "Then Christmas Happens: A Dixon on Disney 'Christmas' Adventure" in exchange for my honest review.
This was an incredibly enjoyable novella - I truly wished it had been longer because it was so engaging. It's Christmas Eve at the Magic Kingdom and the descriptions for those that have been bring back all the memories and those that haven't been can clearly picture it.
A young couple is being chased down Main Street USA by assassins. They get lost in the crowd but Jillian Batterson from security has seen what is happening and is trying to help.
Shep Albert from Special Operations is showing his family around Tomorrowland, heading for the Carousel of Progress when a young woman named Angel begs him to find the baby.
Grayson Hawkes is Chief Creative Architect with the Walt Disney Company and he's in his apartment on top of the Fire Station in Town Square. Cash King from the FBI arrives and tells him that they need help locating a man from the Witness Protection Program who might be in the park.
The baby is found in the manger by the Jungle Cruise. They learn that the man they are looking for is named Joseph Carpenter and he is on the waitlist for the inn but the resorts are all at capacity. 4 armed men want the baby and this starts mayhem at the Jungle Cruise. With the baby safe and the information secured, the friends gather to reflect.
The Christmas story that plays out in this novella shows us that nothing is more valuable than loving someone. Christmas magic started that first Christmas night - it gives us hope. What starts out as an ordinary day at the Magic Kingdom....then Christmas happens.
Nothing can ever be bad if it has Disney in it. Loved the story intertwined with the park happenings. The story was cute and it tied the theme park with the holiday with typical Disney flare.
As a lifelong Disney lover (I even worked there for a few years), this Christmas novella was right up my alley. The Disney tidbits was really cool. I definitely think this needed a little more information to not feel as rushed but it’s a novella. I definitely want to check out other titles by this author.
A fun fiction novella about Christmas Eve at Disney World. This book will leave you feeling good after reading about a missing manager piece. This author does a great job with all of his books about Disney World. A fun discussion book for a book club that wants an easy read.