Christmas Traditions with Elizabeth Musser


In today’s episode we chat with bestselling author, Elizabeth Musser, about her family’s unique Christmas traditions, influenced by decades spent living abroad in Lyon, France. We’ll discuss how 2020 is shaping our perspective on traditions and hopefully inspire you to try some new ones this year!

Meet Elizabeth

20-03-author_photos_4_-cropped_-_Elizabeth_Musser9o5wk.jpgELIZABETH MUSSER writes ‘entertainment with a soul’ from her writing chalet—tool shed—outside Lyon, France. Elizabeth’s highly acclaimed, best-selling novel, The Swan House, was named one of Amazon’s Top Christian Books of the Year and one of Georgia’s Top Ten Novels of the Past 100 Years (Georgia Backroads). All of Elizabeth’s novels have been translated into multiple languages and have been international best-sellers. Two Destinies, the final novel in The Secrets of the Cross trilogy, was a finalist for the 2013 Christy Award. The Long Highway Home was a finalist for the 2018 Carol Awards. Elizabeth’s newest novel, The Promised Land, released in November, 2020.

Elizabeth says, I love faith, family, friends, France, photos, flowers, and penning fiction. (I’m also pretty fond of alliteration.)

For over thirty years, Elizabeth and her husband, Paul, have been involved in missions’ work in Europe with One Collective, formerly International Teams. The Mussers have two sons, a daughter-in-law and four grandchildren. Find more about Elizabeth’s novels at and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her blog.


Links for Christmas Traditions Mentioned

Find other fun Christmas ideas and holiday survival tips on our Pinterest boards!

Elizabeth kindly shared these pictures of her nativity set with all its Santons. Be sure to follow her on Facebook or Instagram for more glimpses into a French-inspired Christmas that’s all about Jesus.

What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions? Are you celebrating any differently this year?

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