This is a serene book that nudges its way into your heart. Malachy McCourt, New York Times bestselling author of A Monk Swimming For more than 30 years as a roving reporter, AP Special Correspondent (and legendary storyteller) Hugh Mulligan wrote witty, quirky, and sometimes poignant Christmas columns from many distant datelines. Whether he was writing from London or Austria, Israel or Vietnam, or the sws of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, Mulligan managed to capture the essence of the holiday spirit for all to enjoy. Now The Associated Press has assembled these delightful stories in a new collection, Mulligan s Christmas Stew. This serving of tasty tales is sprinkled with humorous and touching observations, as well as enchanting reminders about the joy and reflection the time of the year brings to all, both young and old. The volume features an introduction by Malachy McCourt, as well as Christmas quizzes, artifacts from the AP Corporate Archives, and an interview with the author on his incredible career in journalism. Mulligan s Christmas Stew is a journey through the world of Dickens A Christmas Carol, Clement C. Moore s The Night Before Christmas, the birth of Christmas carols, the real cost of The Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas at the White House and so much more! Have yourself a Merry Mulligan Christmas!