The Christmas Box was a fast read. Maybe 45 minutes tops. I am sure I am the last person in the world to read this book or know of this story, so I will keep it brief. A young couple move into a mansion to help take care of an elderly lady. Instead it is the elderly lady who takes care of the family and shows them, especially the father, what the first gift of Christmas is.
From what I understand, The Christmas Box is the book that started the Christmas Story franchise for Richard Paul Evans. It was the book that he built an empire on. The story was incredibly touching, but very brief. A fast read to put you in the true Holiday spirit.