Monday, December 2, 2013

Do you have any favorite Christmas stories?

Are there any books that you always read around Christmas time?  Maybe they are traditional stories that you read to your children, such as T'was the Night Before Christmas, or maybe they are just some of your favorites that remind you of the season.  Maybe you prefer a Christian novel, something that reflects on the life of Jesus.  A friend of mine always reads A Prayer for Owen Meany by Irving.  If I were to pick a story, I'd have to go with Gone With the Wind.  I know it's slightly cliche for your favorite book to be such a classic, but until a book can hold up to the amazing masterpiece that is Gone With the Wind, this book remains #1.  It's certainly not a Christmas story, but the journey the reader experiences certainly touches on many human emotions that connect with the spirit of the holiday.

What about you?  If you were going to start this tradition, what book would you pick?