Despite the crazy commercialism and frenetic busyness of the yuletide season, Christmas remains my favorite holiday. Throw into the mix a love of reading and it’s inevitable that I would eventually acquire a list of favorite Christmas-themed books and stories. Some are great stories to read with your family, others are more educational. Here are my top 10. If you have a favorite or two on this list—or not on this list—I want to hear it. Please do share.
10. The Christmas Box, by Richard Paul Evans (Fiction, 1993)
A man and his wife and young daughter move into a Victorian mansion with an elderly lady named Mary. With the help of an angel who comes to him at night, the man discovers a mysterious box containing old letters written to a young girl who had died many years before. Through them he discovers the true meaning of Christmas.
9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Suess (Fiction, 1957)
At Christmas the Whos in Whoville would “SING, SING, SING.” The unhappy Grinch decided he must “stop this whole thing” by stealing all the presents while the village slept. How could Christmas be Christmas without any presents? The Grinch finds out, and his small heart grows three sizes. Continue reading “Christmas-Themed Books and Stories to Enjoy”