The Worst Noel (2005) Santa haters like Neal Pollack and Cintra Wilson share their best horror stories in The Worst Noel , an uneven essay collection aimed at those… 2005-11-01 Essays Nonfiction HarperCollins
Book Review

The Worst Noel (2005)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 01, 2005; Writer: Various Authors; Genres: Essays, Nonfiction; Publisher: HarperCollins

Santa haters like Neal Pollack and Cintra Wilson share their best horror stories in The Worst Noel, an uneven essay collection aimed at those of us who flee our families' homes on Dec. 26. There are some undercooked turkeys here, like Cynthia Kaplan's irritating rant about a deer that hits her car (''Donner Is Dead''). But high notes like Ann Patchett's ''Birthdays'' make this a fine stocking stuffer for naughty cranks everywhere. And Jews, at least those sick of being told to have a merry Christmas year after year, will love it!

Originally posted Dec 09, 2005 Published in issue #854 Dec 16, 2005 Order article reprints