This time of year is filled with lights and decorations and mad shopping for presents. Cookies and other sweets fill the house with delicious scents, and anticipation builds for the main event of present opening and feasting with family. Holiday stories are also an important part of the season. We’ve all seen the TV shows: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and A Charlie Brown Christmas are two of my family’s favorites. But what about books?
There are countless holiday books available for children and adults. What are your favorites? My all-time favorite has to be Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. I first encountered this book when I was working at a bookstore after graduating from college. I read it and for the first time realized picture books are not just for children.
So look around you at home, in stores, in libraries. What holiday books are part of your life? List them here. If you want to write a short review, I’ll post that on my review page!
In hardback: The Outcasts by John Flanagan (first in the Brotherband Chronicles)