I've always loved to read holiday and Christmas stories. My brother gave me a collection of Christmas short stories for my 10th Christmas-it included O. Henry's Gift of the Magi and stories by James Hilton, Thomas Hardy and Ray Bradbury-I've reread that book nearly every Christmas and still love the stories. Some of my other favorites include Mary Higgins Clark's Alvirah and Willie Meehan and Regan Reilly cute mysteries which always take place around the winter holidays. Another favorite is Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory, a wonderful story for all ages. For a lot of fun read John Grisham's Skipping Christmas - I can just visualize the snowman on the roof! And last, but not least-Dickens, A Christmas Carol - I've read this several times and seen so many movie versions-my favorite is Scrooge (1951) which stars Alastair Sim. One of my all-time favorite anytime movies. At Central we always display our holiday books-so drop by and pickup some holiday cheer! Or mysteries! Or cookbooks!
Originally posted 12/14/2007 9:54 a.m. by Linda