Holiday Reading Suggestions

Holiday Reading Suggestions

I wonder if everyone has, as I do, books they return to at Christmastime? Some I read when I was a girl, and some I've discovered, to my joy, as an adult. If you've missed any of these five treasures, I hope you'll give them a try. I think you'll like them. Merry Christmas!

Letters from Father Christmas: Tolkien wrote and illustrated these for his children, and they're delightful. I loved reading them aloud to my own son each year as Christmas approached.

Miracle and Other Christmas Stories: Connie Willis's inimitable style and humor make these charming stories both entertaining and memorable. I don't know how many copies of this collection I've bought, but a search has told me I gave away the last one—again! I like to come back to them every year.

Christmas Day in the Morning: Pearl S. Buck wrote this lovely story of a boy's special Christmas gift to his beloved father. First published in 1955 and now in a beautiful picture book, it's perfect for reading aloud to a child—or just to enjoy for yourself!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Can anyone ever be too old for this marvelous tale?

A Child's Christmas in Wales: In the case of Dylan Thomas's lyrical homage to a Christmas long ago, I like listening to the enchanting recording of it made in 1986. It's hard to believe that what is now a classic was once rejected by the BBC for being too poetic!

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