There is nothing like curling up in front of the fire with a cup of cocoa and a good book on Christmas Eve. But if you are like us, the annual tradition of reading a Christmas story can get a bit repetitive as A Christmas Carol or How the Grinch Stole Christmas are pulled off the bookshelf year after year.
Well, this Christmas season is the perfect time to try something new! Give the Charles Dickens and Dr. Seuss classics a rest and try one of these other great Christmas tales.
The Polar Express
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
One-Sentence Synopsis: Children take a train ride to the North Pole and discover the magic of Christmas
A Christmas Memory
Author: Truman Capote
One-Sentence Synopsis: A young boy and his older, eccentric cousin experience the joy of giving during the Christmas season before life pulls them apart
The Vinyl Cafe: Dave and Morley Stories
Author: Stuart Maclean
One-Sentence Synopsis: Dave, Morley and their hilarious Canadian family celebrate Christmas over the years; hijinks ensue
A Kidnapped Santa Claus
Author: L. Frank Baum
One-Sentence Synopsis: When pagan daemons kidnap Santa Claus, his helpers (a fairy, pixie, knook and ryl) endeavour to deliver all the Christmas gifts while other magical creatures set out to rescue Santa
The Gift of the Magi
Author: O. Henry
One-Sentence Synopsis: A newly married couple deal with the challenges of exchanging gifts on a tight budget, discovering the true spirit of giving
Think you know Christmas literature? Try out this short quiz at Goodreads.com to test your knowledge!
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