(CNN) - 'Tis the season for potential 2012 hopefuls to release new books.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee released a holiday-themed collection Tuesday called "A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit."
According to Huckabee's Web site, the book includes twelve "Christmas memories - often funny, sometimes deeply moving-that range from his childhood in Arkansas to his years as a young husband and father to his time as a governor and then a presidential candidate."
Huckabee is kicking off a book tour for his new release Wednesday in the Washington area, appearing at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast before a lunchtime signing at the Costco in nearby Pentagon City.
In all, the tour comprises of 22 cities and 64 events.
Huckabee's book comes two weeks before the much-anticipated Sarah Palin memoir "Going Rogue: An American Life."