Sunday, October 21, 2007

Favorite holiday books

Thanks to everyone who told me about their favorite Halloween books. It brought back some great memories and inspired me to seek out new books.

Now I'm curious to hear more holiday favorites. What books did you read as a child, or have you recently discovered that are terrific for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas?

There are lots and lots of lists of holiday favorites in books, articles and library catalogs but I love to hear personal recommendations from people who have really fallen in love with a book.

I know, I know, it's WAY too early to think about all these holidays, but I'm a bookseller and I have to plan ahead. Any mention of your favorite books would be hugely appreciated.


  1. For recent-ish, I'm fond of The Finest Christmas Tree, by John and Ann Hassett (and Publisher's Weekly gave it a starred review!).

    And I always love to reread The Dark Is Rising at the winter holidays, though it's not strictly a Christmas book. And now that that atrocity of a movie is out... arrrrrgghhhh!!! I can't go on.

  2. Thanks, Lisa! You're right... The Dark is Rising does take place at Christmas... I had never really thought about that before. I'm avoiding the movie too.