Can you helpme understand The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans?

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The Christmas Box is a story written by Richard Paul Evans for his children, of whom the eldest daughter is named Jenna. The story is autobiographical in nature and tells about one eventful time when Paul and his wife Keri and baby Jenna move into a mansion to share the house with the owner, an elderly woman who wants help with household chores like making supper. When Paul and his brother-in-law are moving the Evans' belongings into the fully furnished mansion and storing them in the attic, Paul comes across an elegant and ornate box that contains mementos of family life past and has a Nativity scene painted on it.

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