Saturday, December 20, 2014

Best Christmas Books



It's the most wonderful time of the year! My favorite holiday season is Christmas! I don't go so much for the hustle and bustle, but I love the scents, sounds and sights. I believe that people treat one another better during the holidays and most are filled with good cheer.  If you are not yet in the mood for the holidays perhaps a beautiful Christmas story will fill your heart with love.

Here are a mix of new wonderful Christmas stories and a few classic Christmas stories which everyone knows and loves.  I still sit  and read these classic Christmas tales with my children, although they are getting older some stories are just too good to be read once and done.  I hope you'll take a few minutes of your time this holiday season and read a wonderful Christmas story with the ones you love. 

Wonderful Christmas Treasures:

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
An adventure occurs when a journalist is banned from flying and now must travel by train to get home. Although the journalist is not happy with the change in travel plans, perhaps Santa has a reason for the madness. This is a truly wonderful holiday story.
The Shepherd, The Angel and the Christmas Miracle Dog by Dave Barry
A local Christmas pageant goes horribly awry, can Christmas be saved? 
This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy
An anthology of Christmas stories which reflect on the ways holidays are a catylyst to promote change.
The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson 
This is a humorous and heartwarming story which begins when Garrison's beloved grandmother passes away a few weeks before Christmas. He arrives to sort out her belongings and finds 6 cats in need of homes. However his grandmother has special requirements for the cats new homes which gives this story its levity.
The Christmas Box By Richard Paul Evans
A message of miracles, hope and love.
A Magical Christmas by Heather Graham
Jon and Julie Radcliff's marriage is in trouble can the love they shared be found or will their family be torn apart over the holidays? A magical old-fashioned vacation may just be what they need to realize the love they share still exists.
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas
Three people are about to discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible.
Angels At the Table by Debbie Macomber
A delightful mix or romance, humor and mischief with a wonderful ending. 
No Place Like Home by Fern Michaels
When their dad puts their grandmother in a nursing home the children rebel and vow to break granny out in time for Christmas!
The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson
A wonderful book that will give you a fresh look at family and the holidays.
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
A hilarious take on Christmas, this is not your child's Christmas story, but one designed for adults.

Classic Christmas Stories 
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
How The Grinch Stole Christmas By Dr. Seuss
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christen Andersen
Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies

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