HAPPY HOLIDAY'S: As I've mentioned before some of my favorite things about Christmas are our traditions. We find joy in decorating the tree and home while listening to old Christmas records on the stereo, touring small towns to look at light displays and manger scenes, donating items to local charities and shopping for Christmas gifts for family and friends, visiting Christmas stores, watching classics on TV, baking cookies and candies, collecting pine cones, and watching snow fall while sitting inside near the fire revisiting some of our favorite holiday reads.
Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
A lovely collection of the letters Mr. Tolkien wrote to his children each year for Christmas
The story first appeared in The New York Sunday World on December 10, 1905 and was later published in O. Henry's collection on April 10, 1906. This is a beautiful story about love and sacrifice.
On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun published a letter sent by 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who lived with her parents in Manhattan.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (German: Nussknacker und Mausekönig)
This is a story written in 1816 by German author E. T. A. Hoffmann
I have many copies of this book by Charles Dickens.
This is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales.
I love this book. This is one movie I love during the Holiday season.
This is a touching story of a farm boy named Rob and is written by
Pearl S. Buck. illustrated by Mark Buehner
This story of loss, love, and acceptance is by Jonathan Toomey
This children's book is written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter
This is a 1958 children's book written by Rumer Godden
Tasha Tudor wrote and illustrated more than two dozen published texts. She is among my favorite illustrators.
This children’s Christmas poem is actually titled A visit from St. Nicholas
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, popularly known as "Santa's ninth reindeer", is a fabled reindeer created by Robert Lewis May. I watch this every year.
Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 American Christmas comedy-drama film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. I try not to miss this movie.
I often read Frost as in his writing you see his love for nature and land.
Dr. Seuss is among my favorite children's authors and I love the rendition as told by Walter Matthau and watch this movie.