Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Stories...

It's nearly Christmas and while for many of us there is still much to do before next Thursday, it is still a good time to start looking for a few minutes to stop, relax, and maybe enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet and a good book.

Since it's the holiday season why not pick up a Christmas themed story? But you may wonder besides the obvious A Christmas Carol what else is out there?

According to Barnes & Noble, if you run a search on their website on just the word "Christmas," there are over 20,000 results. But to save you time, here is a short list I made. If you know of any others that should be added, please leave a comment and I'll add to the list.

** A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
** The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski (I've not read it, but heard it was excellent.)
** The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
** The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke
** The First Christmas Tree: Other Stories by Henry Van Dyke
** Christmas at Fairacre by Miss Read
** The Christmas Story ~ The Holy Bible (The Gospels: Matthew and Luke)

Merry Christmas and happy reading!


Mary Beth said...

And for the more bloodthirsty of us out there, Jane Haddam has some Christmas (A Stillness in Bethlehem and Not a Creature was Stirring)and Hannukkah (Festival of Deaths) mysteries with her detective Gregor Demarkian. Great reads, all three.

Sarah said...

Perfect! Thanks very much for the suggestions Sarah!
Happy Christmas!

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