12.03.2009

Christmas Plans: Books

Thanks to a couple of sick days spent in bed, I've already read through nearly all of these books and it is definitely helping keep me in the Christmas mood.
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg--fantastic Southern Lit
Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien--letters from Santa to the children of Tolkien; provides excellent inspiration for a new tradition (at least new to me)
The Hired Man's Christmas by George Givens--lovely true story and very short
Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke--you've probably seen the movie in Sunday School and the book is equally as nice (another short one)
Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem by Maya Angelou--best thing I've read this Christmas
A Christmas Treasury by Sam Elder--forgettable collection of Christmas experiences and traditions
One Christmas by Truman Capote--nice
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote--very nice
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris--an irreverent look at Christmas today (short stories). Love it! Except skip the second story as is not at all nice.
Christmas With Anne by L.M. Montgomery--just starting
Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson--seen the movie but haven't read the book yet.

I am saddened and embarrassed to report that my to-read Christmas book list is shorter than my to-watch Christmas movie list. Maybe you can help me out a little (but not too much because my overall to-read list has just recently fallen under 60 and I'd like to keep it that way)

2 comments:

Jenny said...

You know we're all going to run for the second story in Holidays on Ice.
Keeping that in mind, I think we should post what NOT to read this Christmas.
1. You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs (you wouldn't want him as a godfather for your children but he is damn funny)
2. Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story by Wally Lamb(a vivid slice of 1960s life, a wise and witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been—and how far we've come)

Science Teacher Mommy said...

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