Christmas read: Grab your hot chocolate
It’s that time of the year when we’re full of hope and nostalgia. The last festival of the year is here, and the year is about to end. Christmas is the time to warm up and sit in a comfy corner with a book. Let your mind wander in the magical stories full of fun, hope and love.
Title: How the Grinch stole Christmas
Author: Dr Seuss
Your kids already love the movie adaptions, so introduce them to the book that started it all. When the Grinch sets out to ruin Christmas for the citizens of Whoville, he is surprised when the spirit of the season affects him. Will he get away with stealing their holiday, or will the true meaning of Christmas warm his small, cold heart?
Title: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Authors: Charles M. Schulz and Vicki Scott
Charles Schulz’s beloved television special comes to life in this gorgeous deluxe picture book. As the Peanuts gang gets ready for the holiday, Charlie finds himself questioning the true meaning of Christmas. This story is perfect for longtime fans of Peanuts and new readers alike.
Title: A Christmas Carol
Author: Charles Dickens
Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.
Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author: JRR Tolkien
This book, as the name suggests, consists of letters by Tolkien to his children. The book is a beautiful read for younger audiences delving in the simplicity of childhood and magic.
Title: The Nutcracker
Author: ETA Hoffman
On Christmas Eve, seven-year-old Marie and her eight-year-old brother Fritz anxiously await their Christmas gifts. When their godfather—a clock builder and toymaker—arrives, he unveils an ornate clockwork castle adorned with whirling figurines for the children. While Fritz plays with the clock, Marie is taken aside and given another gift—a nutcracker. After Fritz grabs the nutcracker from Marie and breaks its jaw by cracking too many nuts, their playtime ends and they head off to bed. When the clock strikes twelve, magic makes its way into this enduring tale and an epic battle ensues.
Title: The Velveteen Rabbit
Author: Margery Williams
Given as a Christmas gift to a young boy, the Velveteen Rabbit lives in the nursery with all of the other toys, waiting for the day when the Boy will choose him as a playmate. This book chronicles the story of this toy rabbit to become real with the love of his owner.