Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Holiday Reads



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 music 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 shows 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 Gift of the Magi  is a short story by O. Henry
The story first appeared in The New York Sunday World on December 10, 1905 and was later published in O. Henry's collection The Four Million 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 Mausek├Ânig) 
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



Take Joy! The Tasha Tudor Christmas Book

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.

40 Classic Books and Why You Should Read Them



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