Welcome to Christmas, CA - Kiersten White

Until Christmas, I will be reviewing the short stories from My True Love Gave To Me. There will be a review every other day. These will be shorter than the usual reviews and will always include the same criteria on which they will be graded.

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HUMOUR: ★★★/5


I've never read a story by Kiersten White before, but just like most other stories in My True Love Gave to Me, her story blew me away with originality. Who knew there were so many ways to interpret Christmas?

Maria is living in Christmas, CA - a town where everything is always christmassy (and town is an overstatement, it is a tiny tiny place). She can't wait to leave the place behind - like all teenagers. Until she meets Ben, the new chef at the diner of her mum's boyfriend. He loves Christmas and he actually manages to give Christmas cheers to everyone in the town. But Maria is a different story...

What I loved about this story is that it isn't just about the day of Christmas, but about a town named Christmas. It's original and definitely not what I was expecting when I started reading this story.

Other than that, the story was okay. The characters weren't amazing - the narrator actually annoyed me with her bratty behaviour - and I didn't really feel the romance. But there was so much Christmas decoration and happiness in the story that you can't help but feel Christmassy. Is it my favourite story? No, it isn't but it definitely left me with a smile on my face.