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Old 11-06-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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Essential Christmas Books

Please list your must-read books leading up to and over the festive period.

A Christmas Carol is something that I read every year. A true classic.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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This year I may read The Battle for Christmas: A Cultural History of America's Most Cherished Holiday by Stephen Nissenbaum. Not exactly romantic, but it was a Pulitzer Prize finalist!

Afterwards, there is the unmissable The Onion Presents: Christmas Exposed, with such heart-warming stories as "Emotionally Distant Family Spends Holidays Watching Touching Family Dramas Together" and "Book Given as Gift Actually Read" (my favourite).

To my shame, I have never gotten all the way through Dickens' A Christmas Carol, though I have watched the Muppets film adaptation many times with the younger children in my family... as well as alone. I just learned that Agatha Christie wrote a retelling of the First Christmas called Star over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories. Who knew? Maybe I'll try that.
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Please list your must-read books leading up to and over the festive period.

A Christmas Carol is something that I read every year. A true classic.
Is there any reason why you don't read any of the other four of Dickens's Christmas books? Do you consider them to be less classic?
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Is there any reason why you don't read any of the other four of Dickens's Christmas books? Do you consider them to be less classic?
Not read any of Dickens' other 'Christmas' novels. Just stated I believe A Christmas Carol is a classic in its own right.
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Not read any of Dickens' other 'Christmas' novels. Just stated I believe A Christmas Carol is a classic in its own right.
Indeed it is, but it's a pity that the others are so neglected. You'll find all five of them in the "Christmas Books" volume here in the MR library. I would recommend reading the others; they're all good.
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Indeed it is, but it's a pity that the others are so neglected. You'll find all five of them in the "Christmas Books" volume here in the MR library. I would recommend reading the others; they're all good.
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