I recently purchased "The Christmas List "as well as "The Christmas Box Collection" (3 stories) by Richard Paul Evans. I had seen the TV production of "The Christmas Box" but I thought the book was so much better. The other two stories in the collection explain more about the characters in "The Christmas Box". I am still reading "The Christmas List "and find it hard to put down each night when it's time to turn out the light. Mr Evan's characters seem very real and his books speak truths without being "preachy". I consider this a very good buy.