The feeling of fresh-baked cakes and cookies, the gorgeously decorated Christmas trees, waiting for the arrival of Santa with his bag heaped with gifts, the chill of the winters and the delicious aroma of the gingerbread house. Well yes, Christmas is arriving this year with the hope of a brighter, happier and an eventful New Year. And we all around the world are eagerly waiting for a big change, a change that will return us back our life that seems to be a standstill now. I felt like adding a slightly more twist and happiness by sharing some Christmas books for you to read and soak into the festive atmosphere. So as you snuggle and tug yourself into the warm comforters and blankets, enjoy the wonderful Christmas Books that I present here before you all. Some of them are classics, old yet precious.
Letters from Father Christmas – J. R. R. Tolkein
The book entertains both children and adults. It consists of beautifully illustrated letters from Father Christmas and from the talking polar bear. I recommend to read this book, if you have not already done so, to engulf into the essence of Christmas festive season. The letters imbibe in a sense of maturity and purity as the words transform with the children growing older. The story starts with a polar bear dropping at the residence of Father Christmas and then showering the presents/ gifts. You will love the fantastic illustrations and the calligraphies. The book is available in Amazon, Goodreads and many more. I can say one of the best Christmas books to check out and read.
The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg
Imagine travelling to the North Pole in a train amid the sensational natural wonders, the snow-capped mountains and the dazzling sheets of ice. Isn't it a marvellous experience? Chris van Allsburg offers you such a thrilling and fun-filled ride through his book The Polar Express. Sipping in a cup of coffee by a fireplace and with the book in your hands, you are sure to drift your mind into the soothing freshness of the story. The story is about a little boy who wakes up on Christmas to find a train waiting for him for a joyful ride to the North Pole. You can listen to the audiobook narrated by the renowned actor Liam Neeson. Surely one of the best Christmas books, as per my analysis.
The Usual Santas – Group of Fiction Writers
A collection of fabulously written short stories by a group of talented Fiction writers is worth a read. There are 16 tales penned down by writers like Helene Tursten, Martin Limón and others. They will specifically attract globetrotters. So if you are a travel freak and waiting to venture into the world again, this book somewhat will fulfil your travelling desires virtually. Each of the tales illustrates a breathtaking journey to some of the loved tourist places in the world, Copenhagen, Korea, Thailand and many more. For those who are not bent to read a full novel, this is one of the best Christmas books embellished with short yet sweet stories,
A Christmas Carol and Other Stories – Charles Dickens
Well, you must be wondering, why am I recommending an old classic. Yet it may be old, but it is gold. I tend to read this book again and again and seem to be amazed by the flow of words of Charles Dickens. No doubt he is the greatest novelist in the world of literature, creating such unique fiction characters. Sitting at a corner in your study or your reading room, and watching the starry lit sky on Christmas, you can flip through the pages of the book enchanting yourself into the world of the main character named Ebenezer Scrooge.
Winter Street – Elin Hilderbrand
A family drama, brilliantly written by the author Elin Hilderbrand. The story is about the Quinn family, spending their winter vacation together. The host is Patriarch Kelley Quinn who owns an inn named Winter Street. His family gathers at his place when they discover secrets and frauds prevailing among the members. The revelations will keep you glued to the book, arousing your eagerness to know what's next. The story revolves around love, hatred, secrets etc.
A Letter from Santa Claus – Mark Twain
Another classic by Mark Twain, the legendary American writer known as the Father of Literature. A short yet full of fantasy, the fiction letter is addressed to Twain's daughter Susie, who was 3 years old at that time. He had signed the letter as Your Loving Santa Claus, at the end showering his love for his sweet little daughter. The letter symbolizes his selfless love for his little princess, portraying a wonderful father daughter relationship.
Starry Night – Debbie Macomber
An adventurous and thrilling novel by Debbie Macomber, travelling into the wilderness of the snow capped Alaska. The story revolves around a columnist who enters into a deal with her editor. The deal is to secure an interview with the best selling author of a memoir, which will in turn earn her a chance to write the savvier news stories. That initiates her journey into Alaska, a valorous and interesting travel to the wilds.
And last I want to mention my short novel, The Mysterious Discovery in the Woods, which is a thrilling mystery about the journey of Amanda to unearth the mystery behind the disappearance of her grandparents. She is constantly supported by her good friend Samuel throughout the journey.
So Happy Reading friends and Wish you all a Merry Christmas !!
A travel enthusiast craving to explore the exotic destinations in the world, deciphering the mysteries and the thrill concealed in them.