• Call it a Christmas miracle. It was 1996 when Catholic author Patricia Mohan Gallagher's 9-year-old daughter came to her and said that someone at school told her Santa Claus wasn't real...

    Patricia Mohan Gallagher, pictured in her home in Worcester, Pa., Nov. 20, 2020, holds up two copies of the book she co-wrote with her daughter Katelyn, "Christmas on Lindbergh Mountain: The True Story of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve."

    Patricia Mohan Gallagher, pictured in her home in Worcester, Pa., Nov. 20, 2020, holds up two copies of the book she co-wrote with her daughter Katelyn, "Christmas on Lindbergh Mountain: The True Story of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve." (CNS photo courtesy Patricia Mohan Gallagher)

  • The following books are suitable for Christmas giving.

    (Left) "Hope Upon Impact: A Miraculous True Story of Faith, Love and God's Goodness," by Julie Overlease. (CNS photo courtesy Paraclete Press) (Center) "Noah and the Arc," by Tomie De Paoli. (CNS photo courtesy Ignatius Press) (Right) "The Spider Who Saved Christmas: A Legend," by Raymond Arroyo, illustrated by Randy Gallegos. (CNS photo courtesy Sophia Institute Press)

    (Left) "Hope Upon Impact: A Miraculous True Story of Faith, Love and God's Goodness," by Julie Overlease. (CNS photo courtesy Paraclete Press) (Center) "Noah and the Arc," by Tomie De Paoli. (CNS photo courtesy Ignatius Press) (Right) "The Spider Who Saved Christmas: A Legend," by Raymond Arroyo, illustrated by Randy Gallegos. (CNS photo courtesy Sophia Institute Press)

  • The Wahlbergs are many. There's actor Mark, actor-rapper Donnie, and Wahlburgers chef and subsequent reality-TV star Paul.

    Filmmaker Jim Wahlberg is seen in an undated photo.

    Filmmaker Jim Wahlberg is seen in an undated photo. In his new book "The Big Hustle," Wahlberg writes about his struggle with drug addiction and how he overcame it. (CNS photo courtesy Pinkston)