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Christmas lights, Grod family, Christmas stories, Family Christmas traditions, The night before Christmas, Family Christmas, Putting up Christmas lights

The Grod Family's Christmas Lights
[A Grod Family Christmas Story]
by Gord Yakimow

Despite Papa Grod’s best efforts, the Grod family’s Christmas lights have always looked “scruffy” and “hodge-podgey” and “tacky” (according to Mama Grod).

But now, with a fresh new set of high-quality Christmas lights (in Mama Grod’s favourite colours), and an eager work-crew to help him out (the three GrodKids), Papa Grod is confident that this year’s Grod family light display will be the best ever in the Valley of the EverGreens.

What could possibly go wrong?

Gord Yakimow photo

The author, Gord Yakimow, is a retired teacher who lives (with his wife) in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, about 100 km east of Vancouver. [They spent 18 years in the Yukon Territory.] Together, they raised three children - a daughter and two sons. They have two grandchildren.

Gord has had many articles published in magazines and newspapers - mostly about travel or about wilderness experiences.

This is his first children's book.


John Yakimow, Gord’s son, is the Grods’ Artistic Advisor. John does design artwork for everything from video games to board games to 3D printing, and now children's books.

It was John who first conceptualized the Grod characters.

He lives in Vancouver.


The Grods' illustrator, Paul Schultz, is an artist/writer who, together with hisr wife, runs an independent art studio producing many wonderful, playful pieces of artwork.

A graduate of Sheridan Tech in Oakville, Paul has been illustrating books and comics for the past twenty years.

Their home is in Burlington, Ontario. They have one daughter.


Gord Yakimow
John Yakimow
Paul Schultz

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