By Elizabeth Davis
Christmas is a beautiful time of the year—unless you’re shopping with hundreds of other people, drinking too much-spiked eggnog, or attempting to build a gingerbread house. In her alphabetical collection of short, playful poems for adults, author Harmony Bentosino travels from A through Z as she identifies holiday-related headaches, hassles, and happiness. Harmony, who is known for her award-winning home decorations and rhyming verse, leads holiday revelers on a satirical romp through the anxiety caused by holiday stress, the bills created by the best gift-giving intentions, and lights meticulously hung with the goal of outdoing neighbors. Her verses not only refer to Christmas festivities, but also Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, and New Year’s. A Holiday Alphabet Book for Adults uses all the symbols of the season to help you find the fun and laughter during a special time of year.