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Three grizzled cowboys—Dwight, Darryl, and Dub—are stuck out on the range at Christmastime, roping steers and wrestling longhorns. Reminiscing about their childhood Christmases, they try to make the cowboy camp feel festive—and it's no surprise that a cactus decorated with tin cans, and cows dressed as reindeer, don't fill them with holiday cheer! But a surprise is in storThree grizzled cowboys—Dwight, Darryl, and Dub—are stuck out on the range at Christmastime, roping steers and wrestling longhorns. Reminiscing about their childhood Christmases, they try to make the cowboy camp feel festive—and it's no surprise that a cactus decorated with tin cans, and cows dressed as reindeer, don't fill them with holiday cheer! But a surprise is in store for the Circle D dudes when Santa pays a visit to the cowboy campfire! Illustrated by award-winning artist John Manders, this deluxe hardcover gives consumers what they expect from Golden Books: a high-quality book at a great value, ready for gift-giving....

Title : Cowboy Christmas
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ISBN : 9780375869853
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Cowboy Christmas Reviews

  • Jenny
    2018-11-25 05:48

    Dwight, Darryl, and Dub are 3 cowboys way out on the range. They are sad to be missing Christmas, so their cook named Cookie recommends they decorate a Christmas tree. All they can find is a cactus, so they decorate that...but it doesn't look much like a Christmas tree. Then they reminisce about Christmas sugar cookies, so cookie recommends they make some cookies. However, their scorched cookies with beans aren't very appetizing. Cookie reminds them that he has Christmas Day off. Dwight, Darryl, and Dub are certain it will be a very sad Christmas without Santy Claus....but maybe Santy Claus CAN find them way out on the range.

  • Hannah
    2018-12-09 07:58

    This is a fun book about three cowboys who are missing Christmas at home. They try to recreate their visions of a Christmas tree, cookies, and Santa's sleigh, but the reality doesn't quite match up to their dreams. At the end, they're surprised by a fantastic Christmas and a little party with Santa that was everything they imagined. I enjoyed the drawings and the story, but I wish the cowboys could have been happy with their own Christmas.

  • LynnDavidson
    2018-11-18 08:06

    Even though it currently is not in season, Cowboy Christmas is well worth the read anytime. Rob Sanders is expert with words, using some that will broaden a child’s vocabulary while enhancing the story. He has written such a cute twist on the idea of preparing for Christmas when things are not the same as one is used to having available.Three days before Christmas four cowboys are in the desert – three are taking care of a herd of longhorn cattle and the fourth is the fatherly cook. The three worry that “Santy” won’t find them way out in the desert. They individually lament over being without a Christmas tree with decorations, yummy Christmas cookies to eat, and horses to dress up as reindeer to hitch to a wagon. Cookie (the cook) quietly convinces each that they can do that, and each makes the attempt – with hilarious results. For example, did you ever see a cactus Christmas tree with cans of corn hanging from it in lieu of popcorn? Rob Sanders wrote: Dub corralled cans of corn. “No corn popper,” he explained.The surprise ending (for the young reader) is satisfying and yet leaves the reader imagining what is coming next beyond the end of the story. The illustrations by John Manders are colourful, funny, and well-matched to the story, adding great visuals to the descriptive words. Visit Rob Sanders’ very informative website ( and check out the trailer for Cowboy Christmas, a book you may want to buy now for a young reader for Christmas – or anytime.

  • Paula
    2018-11-26 11:16

    Dwight, Darryl and Dub are three cowpokes lamenting their plight as they face a lonely and bleak Christmas Day out on the range. As they gather round the campfire several days before Christmas, each one recalls their childhood traditions waiting for the holiday: trimming the tree, baking cookies for “Santy” and decorating horses to look like reindeer. Cookie, the camp cook, urges each one in turn to re-create their childhood Christmas traditions. But a cactus tree, bean-sprinkled fried cookies and heifers dressed as reindeer don’t quite hit the mark. But just as soon as Cookie leaves on his only day off (Christmas), the cowboys return from their daily duties and discover "Santy Claus", complete with tree, cookies and presents, is waiting for them at the camp. After a mighty night of celebration, Cookie returns the next day and they regale him with tales of their spectacular holiday. Perceptive readers may recognize the Cookie/Santy connection with the visual clues provided. Colorful text, sprinkled with cowboy jargon and Southern idioms, and cartoon illustrations perfectly complement the already silly story. With the hint that New Year’s is only six days away, could a second book be in the works? If you are looking for an alternative to the typical Christmas story for youngsters, this hilarious Western tale might do.

  • babyhippoface
    2018-11-16 12:00

    Three cowboys out on the range grumble and whine about missing the Christmases of their youth while their cook encourages them to get into the spirit and make do with what's available. Miss your childhood tree? Decorate a cactus with hay and cans of corn! Miss your mama's sugar cookies? Bake your own with what you have! (However, sugar-molasses-bean cookies are not delicious and Christmasy.) And even with twig antlers and red Rudolph noses stuck on, heifers are not acceptable substitutes for reindeer. Darryl, Dwight, and Dub are bummed when Christmas morning arrives and Santy is nowhere to be seen. Or is he?The cartoon illustrations are colorful and appealing, and the cowpokes' attempts at all things Christmasy are pretty funny. As a read-aloud, though, the fun really begins, with those cowpoke accents. (I'm from Oklahoma. I got this.)

  • Pam
    2018-11-20 06:47

    This is a cute holiday book for those children who say they want to grow up to be a cowboy. The three cowboys, Dwight, Darryl and Dub, while stuck out on the range eating beans around the camp fire, remember Christmas' past and long for the traditional Christmas activities they are missing. The illustrations by John Manders are bright colorful caricatures which will delight all readers. The story will probably attract boys more than their parents or girls.

  • Nancy
    2018-11-17 05:11

    The illustrations were kind of cute. The cowboys didn't think Santa could find them way out on the range. They tried to make things look like Christmas. The used a cactus for a tree, and put cans of corn to decorate it. At the end of Christmas day, Santa found them, and brought them a tree and presents, and sang around the camp fire.

  • Amy
    2018-12-02 06:56

    Maybe I choose the wrong audience with this. Quite possible. I read this to my Kindergartners and unfortunately, they just didn't get the humor. I even tried to give each cowboy a different fit his personality, but it flopped. Could have been the reader's fault and not the author. I think we were all sort of confused with the structure of the story.

  • PWRL
    2018-11-26 10:00


  • Sharon Lawler
    2018-11-14 06:47

    While working on the range, three cowboys long for the Christmas traditions of their youth. Love the illustrations!

  • Tee
    2018-11-30 05:02

    Micah wants to give this one 10 stars :) he says he likes it because there's a cowboy catching a cactus. So cool.

  • Hannah Givens
    2018-11-26 12:58

    Cute idea, executed well.

  • Anne Callaghan
    2018-11-19 12:54

    it was not good at all and it was very inipropet..............................

  • Katie
    2018-12-04 10:02

    This was humorous and I could see a little boy enjoying it. There are just so many other, better Christmas books available.