Christmas is only another five days away, and I’m ready! I’ve been ready for some time since we’ve committed to what we call the “Meyer Minimalist Christmas” with retirement. “Minimalist” covers the amount of decorating, time spent shopping (not to mention dollars spent), commitments of time made, and lastly how much we bake and eat.
Now that’s out of the way I’ve spent a good deal of time remembering Christmases past and the books I received at Christmas or read before, during, or after the holidays.
First, two literary classics:
And on to three childhood favorites:
More recent in the Christmas story genre are the following, a small representation if you do a search for “popular Christmas books” on Goodreads. The books shown here are a few of my personal favorites at Christmastime:
And last, but not least, favorites from my days as a young reader, loving all things girlish:
I’ve always thought Little Women made for a great read at the holidays.
And there were the Anne of Green Gables books my dad always thought of
at Christmas (and birthdays).
Christmas break always meant time to read more of the Little House books.
Now you know some of my favorite reads around the Christmas holidays.
What are some of yours? Anything special? Anything here? Leave a comment sharing something about your favorite holiday reading.
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Found Between the Covers is closing down for the holidays.
The next post appears the first week in January with a review of
The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein (including a giveaway).
Until then, happy holidays to all!