Friday, December 3, 2010

Ten Things: Christmas/Holiday Tales

This year, I'm participating in All About {N}'s Holiday Book Challenge. I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw this challenge, because I'm such a HUGE lover of Christmas stories. It might have to do with my birthday being so close to Christmas that it's always been the most Magical time of year. I always look forward to October when the first Christmas stories come out! It's going to hard to narrow down the choices, but I'll try.

Winter Dreams, Christmas Love: one of my favorite books from childhood, it's sadly out of print now.

12 Dates of Christmas: A cute tale that made me want to write my own teen Christmas romance. I started writing it earlier this year. The first draft is now complete.

Call Me Mrs. Miracle: The first Christmas book I read this year, just a sweet romance revolving around a toy store.

Christmas Cookie Club: told technically in one night during the annual party, it's the story of twelve women and how their lives connect through their struggles and successes.

Lakeshore Christmas: I read this last year and immediately fell in love with it, It's a romance between a librarian and a man with a troubled past. I loved the librarian connection.

Auntie Claus: One of my new favorite Christmas books. It's magical and adorable.

Holly and Ivy: A book my mother bought me when I was young. I re-read it every year. It's the story of a young orphan girl who spies a doll in the window of a toy store. They immediately know they're meant to belong to each other.

Runaway Sleigh: Another favorite from my childhood. It's about two sisters. One takes an inadvertent ride on the back of a sleigh. Her parents are frantic with worry. The ending is super sweet. I can't read this book without thinking of my sister.

Snow in Love: When her boyfriend returns for to Alaska for the holidays, he just call her immediately. Jess finds out that he's brought a girl with him. She puts a plan into action to make him jealous.

On Strike for Christmas: A group of women declare a strike for Christmas as they're tired of being unappreciated by their husbands. Their husbands retaliate by taking over. Hilarity ensues.

What are some of your holiday favorites? Do you have books that you re-read every year?

1 comment:

Jessica said...

OMG. I read "The Polar Express" and "Skipping Christmas" every year. Love them both.