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From R.P. MacIntyre, the 1993 winner of the Vicky Metcalf Short Stort Award, Yuletide Blues has become a hit with young audiences. The deadpan, comedian's voice of the teenaged protagonist is fresh, disconcerting and hilarious, as Lanny relates his worst Christmas. An avid hockey player with an aversion for piano lessons, Lanny receives a couple of rude but enlightening shocks that force him to reevaluate both himself and his relationships with family and friends. A classic Christmas story.
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Denham, Paul. "Briefly Noted.” NeWest Review (April/May 1993): 17.
Gibb, Marie. “Yuletide Blues is a must read.” Calgary Herald . February 15, 1992. G7.
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