What family has not had a holiday that has turned out quite different than the one they planned? The family in Different Night Before Christmas, certainly has an exciting one. Throughout the story, a web of valuable truth is woven. Love and concern for each other is more valuable than any special holiday present one could ever receive. It is that thread of love that brings us through even the darkest hour to prevail against any setback or adversity that may challenge us. Delightful, exceptionally funny in parts, it is an adventure that is sure to impact any age reader with the truth that a family sticking together is a valuable gift, indeed the only gift that really counts. In other words, be safe, live long, and love much.