The Norman Transcript

December 22, 2013

Norman author releases new holiday children’s tale nationwide

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — This week marks the nationwide release of “Oklahoma Night Before Christmas,” a holiday story by Carolyn Macy.

Very seldom does Santa ever find snow covering the land in Oklahoma. This sometimes gives him problems getting all his presents to the sleeping children. In this version of the popular tale, Santa brings his gifts on a four-wheeling ATV as blasts of freezing cold sweep into the state, and even his cozy Santa suit can’t keep him warm.

When radar signals pick up his flying machine, the airport controllers become concerned about the unidentified object in the sky. And then there’s that raccoon that digs into Santa’s bag. Is Santa ever going to be able to complete this Christmas ride? Macy offers this holiday tale in “Oklahoma Night Before Christmas.”

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at or by visiting or

Macy is a retired educator who teaches classes in science, art, biology and chemistry and to gifted children. She has a master’s degree in natural science, with undergraduate degrees in biology and art with a minor in chemistry.

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