In Mr. Dickens’ Christmas Eve in London, the famed author is thinking about writing a Christmas story, but he has neither the plot nor a main character. Whenever he finds himself in such a quandary, he often walks about the city’s streets, searching for characters and ideas. This time he invites a begrudging old friend by the name of Phineas Frost along. He finds his story and much more. The Eighth Choir Celestial and the Birth of the Messiah draws from canonical and noncanonical writings and from speculative Christian theology to spin a warming, affectionate tale of the Nativity of Christ, but from the perspective of the archangel Gabriel. A Christmas in Princeton celebrates the very reasons for Christmas and its colorful traditions. Young Tom Cooper is preoccupied with getting the things he wants and rarely thinks of others, but one Christmas season he learns a lot about the joy of giving and the history and meaning of Christmas.