Hi guys! It is Christmas eve 🎄✨. The most wonderful time of the year. I hope you all are doing well.
This year has been tough, as the world has suffered a lot due to the Covid situation. Now when everyone was waiting for the vaccination process to begin, suddenly we are hearing news about Corona’s new strain that is somewhat depressing. But I guess we have to deal with it by enjoying the holiday season with lots of positivity. So, this Christmas, let us wish for a better tomorrow, for a better world. We should also apologize to Mother Nature on behalf of the entire Humankind, also for all, that we have done bad to our environment because of which we’re here stuck in the current crisis. Be positive and feel the festive vibes. Celebrate, but by taking good care of yourself and your loved ones.
I hope you have a blessed Christmas.
Here I am presenting you by a list of books that you should read this Christmas to get in to the festive spirit.
Time to grab some cozy winter reads related to Christmas near a fireplace.
✨Magic is in the air…✨If you believe so.
Be ready with your stockings, Santa is on his way….🎅🏻🎁
🎊🎄Merry Christmas to all.🎄🎊
A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CHARLES DICKENS
Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ Is a timeless classic that tells us the story of a miserly, hateful man called br>
Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey towards the path of redemption. The story revolves around Scrooge’s hatred for Christmas and those who are not as fortunate as him. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by three spirits who take him on a journey through time and help him realize the kind of person he has become over time and the impact of his actions on those around him. Warmly Nostalgic and beautifully written, this story of Charles Dickens deserve a very special place in our memories and our hearts. A one-of-a-kind gift for lovers of the Christmas Carol that will become a treasured addition to any Christmas lover’s bookshelf.
ONE DAY IN DECEMBER BY JOSIE SILVER
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist. After all, life isn’t a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away. Laurie thinks she’ll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend Sarah introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus. Determined to let him go, Laurie gets on with her life. But what if fate has other plans? Following Laurie, Sarah and Jack through ten years of love, heartbreak and friendship, One Day in December is a joyous, heart-warming and immensely moving love story that you’ll want to escape into forever.
LITTLE WOMEN BY LOUISA MAY ALCOTT’S
Little Women, vividly presents the story of four March sisters and their mother, Marmee. The complexities and tribulations faced by these young women, while they are growing up during the American Civil War have been realistically portrayed in the novel. The novel revolves around the personal ambitions of the beautiful Meg, aspiring writer Jo, frail Beth and pampered Amy and chronicles the transformation of its characters from beings young girls to becoming women. Originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, Little Woman was an immediate commercial success and has been widely read and adapted.
A TREASURY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS STORIES BY BETTYE COLLIER-THOMAS
A collection of Christmas stories written by African-American journalists, activists, and writers from the late 19th century to the modern civil rights movement. Back in print for the first time in over a decade, this landmark collection features writings from well-known black writers, activists, and visionaries such as Pauline Hopkins, Langston Hughes, and John Henrik Clarke along with literary gems from rediscovered writers. Originally published in African American newspapers, periodicals, and journals between 1880 and 1953, these enchanting Christmas tales are part of the black literary tradition that flourished after the Civil War. Edited and assembled by esteemed historian Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas, the short stories and poems in this collection reflect the Christmas experiences of everyday African Americans and explore familial and romantic love, faith, and more serious topics such as racism, violence, poverty, and racial identity. Featuring the best stories and poems from previous editions along with new material including “The Sermon in the Cradle” by W. E. B. Du Bois, A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories celebrates a rich storytelling tradition and will be cherished by readers for years to come.
HERCULE POIROT’S CHRISTMAS BY AGATHA CHRISTIE
It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.
But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man…
GREENGLASS HOUSE BY KATE MILFORD
It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year- old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House and themselves.
THE NUTCRACKER BY E T A HOFFMANN ILLUSTRATED BY RENEE GRAEF
Follow Marie on her magical Christmas Eve adventure.
The story of The Nutcracker is loosely based on the E.T.A. Hoffmann fantasy story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, about a girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve and wages a battle against the evil Mouse King.
LETTERS FROM FATHER CHRISTMAS BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN
Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas’s house into the dining-room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house! Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note, and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script, adding yet more life and humour to the stories. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and ‘authenticity’ of Tolkien’s Letters from Father Christmas.
This classic festive book of Tolkien’s enchanting Father Christmas letters, written to his children between the 1920s and the 1940s, has been reworked into a sumptuous, new standard hardback edition. It contains high-quality digital reproductions of his wonderful letters and pictures, including a number of them appearing in this format for the first time, and a revised introduction by Baillie Tolkien.
This is it from my side guys. Tell me in the comment section what’s your favorite read during the holiday season?
Experience the wonders and gather your festive spirit. On this merry day, may God shower your life with unlimited blessings.
Make some amazing memories this Christmas that will last forever. Let this festive season make way for a better and brighter tomorrow.
On this note, I wrap up this post by Wishing You All a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you’ll have an amazing time!!
5 thoughts on “Books to Read during Christmas Holidays”
Great list! Happy Holidays!
I’ve never read any festive books before. Should try all these next christmas🥳. Thank you
thank you for sharing
I have read only the Christmas carol.
How have I never read these books before??? Also, Merry (late) Christmas!