It’s another beautiful December night and all through the house, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. The Grinch came and stole our Christmas tree and presents with care. Unfortunately for him, three ghosts would appear and tell him to change his ways lest death be near. As he returned the gifts, the Polar Express passed by with tiny Tim, young Marie and the Nutcracker on for a ride.
I hoped you like my little mismatched poem up above. The Christmas season is all about sharing and rekindling our favourite memories, spending time with family and experiencing feelings of tremendous joy, appreciation and generosity. It’s a time to remember our religious beliefs, feel hope and all around feel the best we’ve felt all year. The books I’m mentioned below do just that. They are some of the first stories that many of us hear as children. The first books to inspire us and create that Christmas sparkle that hopefully we all still carry today. Join me as we take a stroll down memory lane…..
1. A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens
2. How the Grinch stole Christmas – Dr Seuss
3. The Night Before Christmas – Clement C. Moore
4. The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg
5. The Nutcracker- E. T. A Hoffman
These Christmas classics are celebrated and cherished for a reason. And even though all have been adapted in many forms of expression such as movies, music, cartoons or plays, nothing feels more special than cuddling up and reading a good book. So if you’re up for some Christmas joy and reading this month, may I suggest you take a peek at these Christmas classics and feel like you did as a child when you first read or heard these stories. A bright-eyed wonder as a story fills your ears and flows straight to warming your heart.
*Random fun fact: Jim Carrey has played the lead in movie adaptations of 2 of these books. Looks like someone loves Christmas as much as we do!!!!
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