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The Christmas Cat
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
20 posts | 4 read | 4 to read
After years abroad, Garrison Brown returns home to Vancouver to build a new life. When his beloved grandmother passes away a few weeks before Christmas, Garrison goes to her house to sort out her belongings, including six cats who need new homes. While Garrison hopes to dispense with the task quickly, his grandmother's instructions don't allow for speed. She has left Garrison with some challenging requirements for the future homes of her furry friends--plus a sizeable monetary gift for the new owners. Garrison's job is to match the cats with the right owners without disclosing the surprise gift. Along the way, he may just meet someone who can make him stay. Humorous and heartwarming, this latest Christmas story from bestselling author Melody Carlson is the perfect gift for pet lovers and anyone in whose heart Christmas holds a special place.
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Kshakal
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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Chewie also wants to wish everyone a merry Christmas!!! #wintergames #teamnutcracker @Bookworm54

Texreader 😻❤️❤️❤️ Merry Christmas!! 🎄🎁 🎅 1mo
Crazeedi What a beautiful kitty! Merry Christmas!! 1mo
ElizaMarie I love your kitty! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Oh I love your kitty! 1mo
Bookworm54 He‘s so beautiful! 🥰 1mo
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Shadowfat
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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Happy Holidays everyone! Sometimes having so many pets means having a small tree 😆🎄🐕🐱

Bklover Merry Christmas! 1mo
Shadowfat Merry Christmas to you too @Bklover ! 1mo
Texreader Merry Christmas!!🎁🎄 🎅 1mo
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Nebklvr
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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One of these decorations was not added by me

Amiable 😄 2mo
Beatlefan129 Cutie 😻 2mo
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Amiable Love the black cats! They are so special. 🥰 2mo
Nebklvr @Amiable He‘s my sweet orphan boy. He has a lot of energy though! 2mo
brit91 😻😻😻😻 2mo
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EH2018
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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I believe he approves! 🎁🎄💕
#wintergames #slaybells @MidnightBookGirl

Soubhiville Aw, Sweet. One of my past kitties loved sleeping under the tree. 2mo
MidnightBookGirl Aww! My one kitty prefers to sleep IN the tree. #thisiswhywecanthavenicethings 1pt! 2mo
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MallenNC
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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We had to move all the presents so this little gift could take a nap. Merry Christmas, everyone! #catsoflitsy

LauraBeth Awwww 😻 13mo
wanderinglynn So sweet! ❤️🐱 13mo
Purrsistently So precious :3 13mo
Lcsmcat We can never put ours under the tree until Christmas morning or our cat “unwraps” them. 😻 13mo
MallenNC @Lcsmcat She would probably try that given a chance! 13mo
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Shadowfat
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This was a short, kind of cheesy read, perfect for Christmas. Garrison's grandma dies and as part of her will he needs to find homes for her cats. It's all a little too convenient how it all played out but for a book less than 200 pages I'm ok with that!

BookishMarginalia What a cutie! 13mo
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erinreads
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Totally forgot to take a picture of my #jolabokaflodswap box on its way today! The box doesn‘t have to go far, so it will be there Monday or Tuesday. 🤞🏻 It was shipped from DC, with a Maryland from address and a Virginia to address. Full DMV repping happening with one piece of mail!

I was going to use another picture but then saw this and I can‘t stop laughing over this dumbass picture of my kitten. 😹😹😹 #damnfinecooper #catsoflitsy

Chrissyreadit 😻Super cute kitty! 13mo
EH2018 So cute!!@ 13mo
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Leftcoastzen 😻 13mo
ReadingSusan This photo and caption is hilarious 😹 13mo
LauraJ My neighbor‘s cat is named Laura Paw-mer. She and Cooper need to meet. 13mo
erinreads @LauraJ That‘s such a great name! 😹 My husband is the huge Twin Peaks fan, so I got the kitten, he got the naming rights. 13mo
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jenniferajanes
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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Is it cheesy? Yes, in places. Is it formulaic? Absolutely. Is it fun and heartwarming? Yes! Is it a quick, enjoyable read for the holidays? Yep. It‘s not something I would want to read every day, but I really enjoyed this story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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jenniferajanes
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Next up! I‘m going to do a read-along of this one with my teenage daughter. We always enjoy Melody Carlson‘s #Christmas books, and we haven‘t read this one yet!

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Onlaughterandliteracy
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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Merry Christmas 🎄❤️

BookMaven407 Merry Christmas ☃️❄️🎄 2y
emilyhaldi Great photo 😊🖤 2y
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Melmar
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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Happy holidays littens! May your day be full of treats and reading. #dogsoflitsy #catsoflitsy #litsyxmas

Booksnchill 🐾❤️😍🎄 2y
AmyG Merry Christmas 🎁🎄 I love this picture! 2y
tournevis Merry Christmas! 🎅🎄🤶🎁😘 2y
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Cinfhen Great photo 2y
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
mrozzz So sweet!! Merry Christmas 😄 2y
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JPeterson
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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Morrigan would like to wish all the other #CatsofLitsy a wonderful holiday weekend, and hopes of stockings filled with catnip and ribbons.

Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
Libby1 😻 2y
Tadams4 Beautiful cat! 2y
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MallenNC And gift bags filled with tissue! My cats love to play with tissue 2y
Susanita Kili says Merry Christmas from one black cat to another! 2y
JessClark78 🐱❤️ 2y
DebinHawaii Max sends back happy holiday greetings! 🐱❤️ 2y
JPeterson @MallenNC Yes! And the cardboard boxes they come in. Morrigan loves to chew and destroy them. 2y
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WellReadCatLady
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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1. My furbabies under the Christmas tree not knocking ornaments off.
2. I hope 4 but realistically 2 to bring me to a 73 total.
3. My shirt! It‘s green plaid.
4. Mobile photo printer for my mom, an unexpected present for her, but it was too perfect to pass up on.
5. I live in Houston in the US.

@MinDea #humpdaypost

MinDea 😻😻😻What are their names? I have a tuxedo kitty too! 2y
WellReadCatLady @MinDea the one on the left is Fefe and the right one is Bitty! Tuxedos are the sweetest! What is your kitty‘s name? 2y
2BR02B Such cute kitties! Are those LPs or comics behind them? 2y
MinDea Mine is Chloe! I post tons of pictures of her and my other cat Shadow 😊 I always love seeing everyone's kitties! 2y
WellReadCatLady @2BR02B Thank you and those are LPs! 2y
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DivineDiana
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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When I saw everyone sharing #catsoflitsy posts, I decided to post a picture of our cat of 20 years, Summer, who sadly, we said goodbye to this week. Every Christmas, I would buy our daughter a cat ornament for the tree and a book about cats. He was the best and will be missed.

Bookzombie I‘m so sorry for your loss. I‘m sure you gave him a life full of love over those 20 years. 💕🐱 2y
DGRachel I‘m so sorry for your loss. It‘s never easy, but it must be doubly difficult during the holidays. {{hugs}} 2y
LeahBergen Aww. I‘m so sorry. ❤️ 2y
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Megabooks I‘m so sorry. Beautiful kitty. 💜💜💜💜 2y
britt_brooke Hugs 💔 2y
Captivatedbybooks Im sooo sorry for you loss diana 😿 ❤️ 2y
Melissa_J I‘m so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs. 2y
ReadingSusan So sorry. Sending hugs. 💕💕 2y
mcipher Oh, no, I‘m so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs. 💗 2y
blondie I'm sorry for your loss :( 🖤🖤🖤 2y
KrystleTheBookSlayer Aww, he was gorgeous! I'm so sorry for you loss, but I'm so happy that you had 20 wonderful years with him. You gave him a full and happy life! 2y
tournevis 😿 2y
batsy I'm sorry for your loss ❤️ 2y
cobwebmoth Aw! Hugs to you. 2y
Eggs Sorry about your beloved cat. It's never easy letting go😢 2y
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss! 💔 2y
everlocalwest I'm so sorry. 😿 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So sorry 😪 2y
BookwormAHN So sorry for your loss 😿 2y
AlaMich I‘m so sorry for your loss...💔 2y
Leftcoastzen So sorry, I lost one I had for 14 years this September, hard to get over it.💔 2y
MallenNC I am so sorry! I had the same experience in April with my cat, who was 15. I'm sure your cat had a great life. 2y
AshHisson I‘m so sorry for your loss! 2y
BooksAtNight I‘m so sorry for your loss :( 2y
Tamra Ohhh, it‘s so hard to lose a long time friend. 2y
Owlizabeth 😿😿😿 2y
TricksyTails He's beautiful. I'm so sorry for your loss. ♥️ 2y
JessClark78 So sorry for your loss. 😿❤️ 2y
jfalkens I'm so sorry for your loss xXxX 2y
squirrelbrain So sorry for your loss @DivineDiana. We too lost one of our 20 year old cats (Cola) about 6 weeks ago - the other one (Pepsi) is still plodding along.... 2y
youneverarrived So sorry for your loss 😢 (edited) 2y
Buddys_Momma So sorry to hear about that 😢💜 2y
AmyG I'm so sorry. 20 is an amazing age. 2y
rabbitprincess ♥️♥️🐱 2y
MicheleinPhilly I‘m so sorry. ❤️ 2y
rohit-sawant I'm so sorry for your loss. 2y
DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen @MallenNC @squirrelbrain My condolences to you and thank you for your kind words about our Summer. (edited) 2y
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Suelizbeth
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My cat has incredible hand writing despite his lack of opposable thumbs. #catsoflitsy

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙this! 😂 2y
mjdowens We have always done this for our kids from the pets. They always got a good laugh. 2y
Tadams4 Very cute! 2y
Leftcoastzen Love cards from pets ! So fun! 2y
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Chasing_Pages
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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Luna is not a fan of her Santa hat!! 😂😂😂 #catsoflitsy

MrBook #Luna!!! 😻😻😻😻😻 2y
erinreads I can‘t stop laughing at the bottom left one! 😹😹😹 2y
Chasing_Pages @erinreads 😹It was pretty perfect timing! 2y
jfalkens 😻😹 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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When you meet someone new and you really hope they like you! I found a cat while Christmas shopping, this is Snickers! I need to come to this store more!

bookloo This is exactly how I feel every time I meet a cat. Love me kitty!!! 😜❤️ 2y
Texreader @bookloo me too! 2y
KrystleTheBookSlayer @bookloo @Texreader I care deeply if animals like me or not! Snickers doesn't know it yet, but we're going to be the best of friends! 😂🐱 2y
bookloo @Krystle1 😂 That‘s the spirit! He/she will come around...eventually. 2y
TricksyTails 😻♥️ 2y
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Biljana
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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The goose is in the oven, the cake is ready to go in straight after and while I was trying to find some fun veggie side dish to go with the Xmas dinner, Meggie decided that the book of recipes on my lap was the most comfortable place to have a morning nap as in 'you never gave me any bird, so your dinner will be late' 🍗🍠🌰🥕🥗🍰🎅🏻😺 #catsofLitsy

Texreader Darling Meggie 😻😻😻! Merry Christmas!!! 🎁🎄 3y
Biljana @Texreader Merry Christmas 🎄 🎁🎅🏻 3y
LeahBergen 😂😂 3y
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BookBabe
The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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Apparently all the Christmas-gifting excitement was too much for #Coale, as he has passed out in a pile of wrapping paper. 😹🎁😴 #catsofLitsy

LitsyGoesPostal 😎👍🏻 3y
QuietlyLaura Coale is happily napping and that's a wonderful gift! 3y
CouronneDhiver Aw ❤️ I love black kitties! 3y
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Robothugs So cute ☺️ 3y
KVanRead 😹😹😹 super cute 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
LeahBergen 😂😂 3y
Vexingcircumstance Our cat keeps trying to eat our tree. Literally gnawing on it. It's a fake tree. Idk what the appeal is. 3y
Texreader 😂😻😂 Merry Christmas!!! 🎁🎄 3y
KarenUK He's just the cutest! 💕💕 3y
Litlady Sweet fur baby Coale‼️😻❤️😻🎄🎅🏻😂 Merry Christmas to you and @MrBook! 🎁🖼 3y
OrangeMooseReads So sweet 😻 3y
kspenmoll The best nest! 🎄 3y
Belles What a sweet baby cat! 3y
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MrBook
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Oh, #Coale 😂👏🏻! He's fascinated by the mess. He thinks he's the only one who can make a mess. He didn't know what @BookBabe is capable of 😹👏🏻! #catsofLitsy #Christmas

Jennick2004 Hahaha!!! 3y
Suzze That nice neat pile from last night is in tatters! 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😎👍🏻 3y
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tpixie Fun mess!! Coale is about to pounce and make some noise! 3y
Mimi28 The cats know there is something special going on. I'm not exactly going to read them the story of Christmas out loud, but they know something is up, lol. Sometimes I have to explain things to Stormy, lol. She gives me these questioning looks, lol 😻😻 3y
kspenmoll Perfect picture! 😺😺 3y
hgrimes I think your cat might be my favorite litsian cat! He looks just like my witch cat who passed away last January. 3y
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