What are your favorite Christmas classics?What are your favorite Christmas classics? Kathie #questionnaire #classics
@Mary Makes me cry every time!
I’m working on a Christmas bookshelf to display during winter. I have A Christmas Carol, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Letters from Father Christmas, and an illustrated Stopping by Woods.
@Kathie I still have an illustrated copy of A Christmas Carol,I got as a gift from one of my college friends (in 1982). It’s the one with the Arthur Rackham drawings.
Picked up lovely edition of ‘A Christmas Carol’ today. Only four dollars from an op shop.
This has been my favorite since I was a child. I read it every year. (Get out the tissues…you will need them.)
Even though the title is similar this has nothing to do with the Dickens book.
This was also a story that I read as a child and always loved. ❤️
@Lynne Beautiful cover illustration.
Those both look great – thank you! Looking them up now!
The one I remember from childhood and always assosiate with Christmas is The Gift of the Magi by O’Henry. Then there is A Christmas Carol of course.
@Natalia oh, yes, I love that story!
Yes! Wonderful story!
@Natalia I like O. Henry’s The Last Leaf as well. Although it’s not specifically a Christmas story, it does have a winter setting.
Miracle on 34th Street. I have a very old copy I picked up at an auction many years ago.?
Mr Ive’s Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos sound unpromising as a christmas book, but is beautiful, uplifting and emotional. I loved it so much I bought a copy after I returned the one from the library.
We are so traditional 🙂 to the point we take turns reading Dicken’s A Christmas Carol on a Saturday in December as we make some traditional English foods as well as French croissants and different Italian biscotti’s.
Beth Grant DeRoos Someday I want to have a Christmas party with a bunch of friends and recreate the Cratchit family’s Christmas feast. Although possibly substituting eggnog or cider for the Christmas punch (gin and lemons just sounds vile).
@Janet me too.
The Little Match Girl. It’s very reminiscent of my childhood since we read it in school so many times. I love the story it portrays, even though it has such a sad ending. Sad but beautiful.
I should add that I’ve always loved it illustrated by Rachel Isadora. She really makes everything come to life.
@Paige that one makes me cry every time. Especially when she sees her grandmother.
The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder. It has 25 chapters, starting on 30th of Novmber, and you read one chapter each day, and follows the main character that find an adventscalender. In Norway we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. A lot of religious symbolism.
I love the chapter in Little House on the Prairie where Mr. Edwards saves Christmas. I read it every year along with A Christmas Carol.
Yes. Within books are wonderful Christmas stories. I think of the chapter in A Tree grows in Brooklyn where the children obtain their Christmas tree.
Bless Me, Ultima has a Christmas chapter that will make you bust up laughing. =D
Oh, I forgot about that – I’ll have to read it again! Thank you!
Totally forgot about this wonderful short story.
@Lynne That one is on my TBR list! Someone I’ve never gotten around to reading Truman Capote.
A Christmas Carol and A Child’s Christmas in Wales and A Thanksgiving Memory
I hope someone mentioned Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Then there is the poem by Clement C. Moore, “A Night before Christmas.” You are not an American originating from England, Ireland, Wales, and/or Scotland if you haven’t incorporated these two literary classics in your Christmas traditions.