This beautifully illustrated book written by singer-songwriter Ellis Paul is the perfect gift for families that love the simple life and admiring the treasures of our earth. The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas is a must-read. Oh! We should mention that the book comes with a must-listen holiday song by Ellis Paul.


The night the lights went out on Christmas is an amazing – and different -tale about Christmas.

Year after year, the neighbors on one suburban street try to outdo one another with their holiday decorations. The streets are filled with cars full of people wanting to look at the lights and decorations. The lights are so amazing that they can be seen from a space ship by the astronauts on board. In an attempt to out do each other, the home owners on the street fill their yeards with so many lights and decorations that they take out the world’s power grid. Once the neighborhood is dark, though, they’re finally able to clearly see the stars above–a simple, perfect Christmas show complete with millions of stars and the milky way.


As you can see in the image we’re sharing here, this book is not only a unique Christmas story, it’s also filled with illustrations that are very appealing for kiddos. My six year old wanted to talk about each and every page and what we could see in each illustration. It was fun to try to remember if we’d see anything similar when we went to see Christmas lights.

The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas will be a regular for us at Christmas time for many years to come. We hope you’ll let us know what you think about it too.


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* We were not compensated for this review. We did receive a complimentary copy of this book in order to bring this review to you.


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3 Responses

  1. Janet W.

    Yes, we drive around in our own neighborhood to let my grandsons see all of the beautiful Christmas lights. Our neighborhood gets really into decorating for the holidays!

  2. laurajacobson

    Oh we do go and drive around and look at all the beautiful lights! We go out about 4 nights a week for about an hour…the kids count either santas or snowmen….and we see how high we can get. They love it and great counting practice!