I’m kind of obsessed with Christmastime. I know some people find it stressful, what with all of the good cheer, colorful lights, and egg nog, but I seriously can’t get enough Christmas. Santa, bring me a bestseller!!
So last night I was thinking: what’s your favorite December holiday book? Doesn’t just have to be Christmas (this is an equal opportunity blog!), but there are so many awesome candidates to choose from.
With apologies to Charles Dickens, I’m going with THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Van Allsburg, which manages to be awesomely Christmassy and nostalgic and yet slightly scary at the same time. It just so happens that my favorite Christmas songs are also the ones that are a bit wistful and sad, like “I Heard the Bells” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” — what can I say, I like a nuanced holiday.