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*Snowflake*
09-23-2010, 12:24 AM
I don"t know if this is the right thread,moderators can move it if is not:elf1:

What are your favourite Christmas books?

I would love to read Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien this year :smitten:

ornamentmaven
09-23-2010, 03:27 AM
I stick with the children's books - Twas the Night Before Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

ChristmasKatie
09-23-2010, 04:13 AM
A Christmas Carol, and as a kid i had a woderful christmas joke book called Ho!Ho!Ho!, that i think i still have in the loft. And a book called Grumpy Old Christmas, which complains about how early everything starts, but i just laugh at it xxx

*Snowflake*
09-23-2010, 07:03 PM
I have never read How the Grinch stole Christmas:dizzy:
Lovely books ChristmasKatie,well Christmas never start too early,we are always happy when it starts:gelf:

Xmas Annie
09-24-2010, 01:11 AM
Have you read "A Cup of Christmas Tea" by Tom Hegg ?

*Snowflake*
09-25-2010, 07:44 PM
no,is it good?

Xmas Annie
09-26-2010, 08:50 AM
Yes and very quick to read...
And The Story of Holly and Ivy is very good too!

*Snowflake*
09-26-2010, 08:04 PM
Yes and very quick to read...
And The Story of Holly and Ivy is very good too!

ok,I will write down the names of the books and then I will try to find them here:elf1:
These are picture books?

Xmas Annie
09-27-2010, 04:37 AM
Yes, both are Picture Books.
The Story of Holly and Ivy is old and written by Rumer Godden
Let me know if you can't find them there...

SilverBells
09-27-2010, 02:43 PM
A Christmas Carol is my favorite as is the movie. I've also read several children's story books.

MissSantaClaus
09-27-2010, 02:45 PM
Lovely picture :smitten:

*Snowflake*
09-27-2010, 09:18 PM
indeed,it reminds me of Coca Cola Santa:rudolph:

Has anyone read Letters from father Christmas from Tolkien,I heard that is great?

mikaldinho
10-26-2010, 06:56 PM
I have Santas diary by Shoo Rayner.
I check it daily for events that happen on certain days :)

christmasislove
07-30-2011, 09:18 PM
I know I'm very late on this thread, but my favorite christmas book has to be "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham. I read it every year!!:christmastree:

MinnesotaMike
07-30-2011, 10:43 PM
'Twas the Night Before Christmas

*Snowflake*
07-31-2011, 09:54 PM
I know I'm very late on this thread, but my favorite christmas book has to be "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham. I read it every year!!:christmastree:

I wanted buy it last year but I forgot:elf1:Love the movie so I think that the book is also good:elf3: Now I'm expecting The Polar Express children book, I ordered it few days ago, can't wait:presents2:

mikaldinho
07-31-2011, 11:41 PM
I recently purchased The Polar Express book on Ebay. It is great to read.

Shanniclause
08-01-2011, 07:57 AM
Anyone know of any websites that sell xmas books for cheap. Id love to get some for my 2 year old son this year :santa:

Mistletoe
08-01-2011, 09:35 AM
I have Santas diary by Shoo Rayner.
I check it daily for events that happen on certain days :)

That sounds fun- I think I'll ask for it for Christmas this year! :gelf:

*Snowflake*
08-01-2011, 08:52 PM
I recently purchased The Polar Express book on Ebay. It is great to read.

another Polar express fan:elf3:


Anyone know of any websites that sell xmas books for cheap. Id love to get some for my 2 year old son this year :santa:

you can try on ebay, there you can find really cheap books and stuff :presents2:

Shanniclause
08-02-2011, 08:59 PM
another Polar express fan:elf3:



you can try on ebay, there you can find really cheap books and stuff :presents2:

Thank you Snowflake :elf3:

*Snowflake*
08-04-2011, 02:05 AM
I got my copy of The Polar Express book today, so happy:smitten:

devoy26
10-20-2011, 03:23 AM
i have to christmas books . They are illustrated by Raymong Briggs they are The Snowman and Father Christmas . I think everyone young or old should read these at least once.! check them out they wont dissapoint.:santa2::snowman:

ornamentmaven
10-21-2011, 12:27 AM
My favs are "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and "The Grinch"

Mistletoe
06-01-2016, 04:15 AM
My favorite Christmas book is 'Old Christmas: From the Sketch Book by Washington Irving'. It's not really a picture book, but it has sketches throughout it.

Mistletoe
06-01-2016, 04:18 AM
*Snowflake* did you ever get around to reading Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien?

*Snowflake*
06-03-2016, 06:23 PM
*Snowflake* did you ever get around to reading Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien?

No I haven't, actually to be honest I forgot:elf1:

My new Christmas books came, Frozen Olaf's night before Christmas and Home alone: The classic illustrated storybook.

ornamentmaven
06-03-2016, 07:47 PM
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My new Christmas books came, Frozen Olaf's night before Christmas and Home alone: The classic illustrated storybook.[/QUOTE]

Enjoy your new books. I think I just may order one myself

*Snowflake*
06-07-2016, 03:43 PM
Enjoy your new books. I think I just may order one myself

I will:elf3: Which one ?:elf1:

RadioJonD
07-25-2017, 02:36 AM
If you enjoy Westerns, may I suggest a Christmas series by William W. Johnstone & J.A. Johnstone. I've been reading these each year since the series began in 2011. In addition, I follow and read books from some of the non Christmas series. Very well written for fans of the Western genre.

A Lone Star Christmas (2011)
A Rocky Mountain Christmas (2012)
Big Sky Christmas (2013)
A Frontier Christmas (2014)
A Texas Hill Country Christmas (2015)
A Colorado Christmas (2016)
Arizona Christmas (coming in November 2017)

All of the books feature characters from various other Johnstone western series. These books may be read in any order; no continuing story line.

Speaking of western books, in the past three years I've discovered 99 cent electronic books of Christmas themed short stories by Johnston McCulley. McCulley is best known for creating the Zorro character featured in books, movies, and TV.

chocolatechip1979
07-25-2017, 03:28 AM
A Lone Star Christmas (2011)
A Rocky Mountain Christmas (2012)
Big Sky Christmas (2013)
A Frontier Christmas (2014)
A Texas Hill Country Christmas (2015)
A Colorado Christmas (2016)
Arizona Christmas (coming in November 2017)



Thank you for sharing this list. My husband and I love to read together and these would be a great addition.

wstaple
07-25-2017, 07:14 PM
These are some of my favorites:

The Christmas Train - David Baldacci
Any of Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light Series Christmas books
The Christmas Joy Ride - Melody Carlson
A Christmas Home - Greg Kincaid

JollyElfDC
08-28-2017, 11:13 PM
When I was a kid, I read a hilarious book called The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Last year I gave a copy of it to a friend's son. I was a little worried it might be dated (It was decades since I had read it). He LOVED it! So I guess it's still a good read.:elf3:

wstaple
08-29-2017, 01:43 AM
When I was a kid, I read a hilarious book called The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Last year I gave a copy of it to a friends son. I was a little worried it might be dated (It was decades since I had read it). He LOVED it! So I guess it's still a good read.:elf3:

We actually did that play at church when I was a teenager. It was a lot of fun!

JollyElfDC
08-29-2017, 09:18 PM
We actually did that play at church when I was a teenager. It was a lot of fun!

Were you a Herdman?
I've never seen a stage production of it. There was a made for TV movie back in the eighties. I didn't think it did the book justice.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icZwm6Aact8

wstaple
08-31-2017, 04:57 PM
Were you a Herdman?
I've never seen a stage production of it. There was a made for TV movie back in the eighties. I didn't think it did the book justice.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icZwm6Aact8

Wow, I really had to think about that! I actually went to IMDB and looked up the characters' names. I don't believe I was Ralph; I think I played the part of Ollie.

RadioJonD
10-24-2017, 04:28 PM
These are some of my favorites:

The Christmas Train - David Baldacci
Any of Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light Series Christmas books
The Christmas Joy Ride - Melody Carlson
A Christmas Home - Greg Kincaid

I think this new for 2017 Hallmark Channel movie (www.hallmarkchannel.com/the-christmas-train/about-the-christmas-train) is based on “The Christmas Train” book by Baldacci.

Bishop1954
02-19-2018, 11:15 AM
For a children's book, I would go with the one my mom would bring out and read every year... The Shiniest Star.
For a regular Christmas story, I'll stick with the Dickens' classic.
But of course there are many more that I do enjoy... :xmaswink:

lizziesnow123
03-11-2020, 02:13 AM
I know this is an older thread but I couldn't resist .
One of my most favorite Christmas books is , The Christmas Tin, by Roderick J. Robison.
It was a great Christmas book to read during those cold New England nights once all is done with at the end of day's work.
I didn't want it to end. When it did I got The Christmas Tin 2.
I always look for good Christmas books throughout the year..

Bishop1954
03-24-2020, 01:57 PM
Never heard of that book (or it's sequel), but if it can bring out the Christmas spirit, then it has to be good... When I was growing up, I loved that the main comic producers (DC & Marvel) would always put out an annual Christmas Special. Bought em', read em' and of course... kept em'. Good hunting lizziesnow for your next literary masterpiece... :presents2: