Pam Rhodes is best known as the familiar face of the BBC’s Songs of Praise, and here she brings together her personal selection of carols, poems, Bible readings and other inspirational passages from a wide range of sources. As well as the usual old favourites – from Hark the Herald Angels Sing to the stories of the shepherds and the wise men visiting the baby Jesus – there are plenty of lighter moments, with excerpts from Gervase Phinn’s memoirs and funny poems by modern writers. Alongside the items themselves Pam shares some of her own Christmas reminiscences and explores the resonance of the Christmas story for all our lives in her trademark inviting and heartwarming style. There is something here for everyone, from those wanting to enjoy dipping in for a taste of Christmas to those needing a sourcebook to inspire selections for Christmas services. Enjoy!