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I want a list of holiday books that people really love.

I will start:


Picture book:  The Polar Express


Chapter book for family:  The Best Christmas Pagent Ever


Chapter book for adults:  Can't say that any have struck me as that great. :(


Please join in and add--ALL WINTER HOLIDAYS OR SEASONAL READS--not just Christmas!



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A Christmas Carol - Dickens


The Dead - James Joyce (not exactly uplifting, but deeply touching) 


A Child's Christmas in Wales - Dylan Thomas 


The Christmas chapter in Anne of Green Gables when Matthew gives Anne a dress with puffed sleeves. 


Alistair Macleod has a beautiful Christmas short story, I can't recall the title, but it's in his compilation Island. I can't look it up because I loaned it to someone who never gave it back. I don't even blame them too much, because it's a wonderful book of short stories and I wouldn't want to give it back either.  ETA: Found it - http://www.amazon.com/Every-Thing-There-Season-Christmas/dp/077105565X/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1289843317&sr=1-4


How the Grinch Stole Christmas 


The Night Before Christmas 


Jan Brett - DD loved Annie and the Wild Animals, but The Hat and The Mitten are charming and she has Christmas themed books as well. 


Robert Sabuda's Winter pop-up book 


Stranger in the Woods - the picture book by Carl Sams and Jean Stoick





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Truman Capote's  A Christmas Memory is a good read aloud.

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mine are for adults:


Skipping Christmas by Grisham


The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans (very Christian-based)

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I just finished these two. They were both short and sweet.  :)


A Simple Amish Christmas


The Paper Bag Christmas


I posted a bunch of children's Christmas stories in the other Christmas book thread but here they are again:



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