I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas
Chronicle Books, 2009
Christmas tends to be a holiday of excess: we eat too much, spend too much, and throw away too much. But that’s obviously not what the holiday is about. As author Anna Getty says in her new book, Christmas should be magical and sustainable, and filled with gratitude and tradition—not excess “stuff.” But, she’s not recommending a Christmas of scarcity; instead she discusses the different ways one can have a more environmentally friendly holiday—from the tree and the trimmings to the wrapping and the gifts themselves. In addition, she offers a bounty of amazing recipes, including Sweet Potato Enchiladas and the spa favorite, the Pomegranate Antioxidant Cocktail. If you’re looking for a more meaningful holiday experience with your family this year, this book is a great addition, offering advice, insight, inspiration, and perhaps new traditions, too.—M.B.W.