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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Review: The Legend of the Christmas Witch by Aubrey Plaza & Daniel Murphy

The Legend of the Christmas Witch
by Aubrey Plaza (author & narrator)
& Daniel Murphy (contributor)

Publisher: Listening Library
Publish Date: November 16, 2021
40 minutes
Genres: Childrens, Holiday, Fantasy

From 'Parks and Recreation' star Aubrey Plaza and creative partner Dan Murphy comes the long lost tale of the Christmas Witch, Santa Claus's much misunderstood twin sister.

Gather 'round the fire to hear a Christmas legend that has never been told before...until now. Each year a mysterious figure sweeps into town, leaving behind strange gifts in the night. No, not Santa Claus, but his sister...

The Christmas Witch.

Her story begins many, many years ago when her brother was torn away from her as a child. Raised alone by a witch of the woods, Kristtōrn's powers of magic grew, as did her temper. Determined to find her long lost twin, she set out on a perilous journey across oceans to find him. But what she found instead was a deep-seated fear of her powers and a confrontation that would leave the fate of Christmas hanging in the balance.

From award-winning producer and actress Aubrey Plaza and her creative partner Dan Murphy comes a holiday story unlike any told before. With all the richness of classic folklore, they've woven a tale of bravery, love and magic. Whatever you thought you knew about Christmas...think again.

My Review:

This audiobook was so much fun! With lots of sounds, it's a theatrical production for the ears.  Come music, whisles, birds chirping and ominous tones at times, meet Kristtorn, Santa's twin sister and the one who eventually became The Christmas Witch.

I have always admired Aubrey Plaza's very strange and creative mind and this book showcases the darker side of the holiday and you know me... I always love the darker things in life.  Folklore vibes and fantasy chimes... this holiday children's book really needs an adaptation of some kind.  While I would've loved it to be a little darker, I have to remember this is a children's book.  I'll have to get the physical copy at some point so I can see the illustrations.  If they are as fun for my eyes as the audio was for my ears, I'm sure I will absolutely love it.

Sometimes even if you're naughty AND nice, you don't get any reward. Coal or otherwise.  Kristtorn, I do hope to see more of you.


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