Twelve Books For Christmas

Merry Christmas!   Today on Christmas Eve I feature the twelfth and final of my Twelve Books For Christmas.   Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is arguably the essential and true Christmas story in English.   Christmas Carol has been a lifelong favorite for me and re-reading it each December something of a rite of the season.

The novel also figures prominently in John Irving’s extraordinary novel A Prayer For Owen Meany.  And what could be a truer expression of the real spirit of the season, a spirit of love and generosity than the tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge who becomes the most loving and giving and Christmas spirited of gentlemen after being visited by the Ghosts of Christmas’ Past, Present and Future.    Of the many, many film adaptations,  the fairly recent one with Patrick Stewart cast as Ebeneezer Scrooge is my favorite, and if I can find the DVD will be on this afternoon’s entertainment program chez moi,  along with A Charlie Brown Christmas,  a VHS tape of which I found at the library.

Here’s wishing you and yours a holiday filled with love and laughter.   Merry Christmas!


Twelve Books For Christmas

Cajun Night Before Christmas

Through The Shopping Glass

The Old Shepard’s Tale

Williams-Sonoma Christmas Entertaining

The Christmas Cookie Book

A Peanuts Christmas

Christmas USA

Christmas In The Trenches

Librarian’s Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

A Christmas Carol