From the December 1952 magazine.

For Christmas. . .Some AA history. . .

BETWEEN noon of Wednesday, December 24th, 1952 and midnight of Thursday, January 1st, 1953, some 120,000 members of AA will have seen their dreams of a dry Christmas and their hopes of a sane New Year's come safely true.

It will be the 17th holiday season that AA has weathered in the mutual help of fellowship. And, based on past experiences, it will be a time of many new hands knocking on AA's door. . .of persons whose holidays and lives have at long last proved unmanageable. Intergroups and central offices have come to know that the first week of January means the year's peak of phone calls and visits of inquiry.

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