Posts Categorized: holiday favorites

Holiday Favorites: Wendy

Holiday Favorites: Wendy

Our week of holiday favorites continues! While I am fond of Little Women and A Christmas Carol, the holiday stories I love best are definitely children’s books. Tucked away from the bustle and commercialism of our modern adult lives, here are some of the classics I revisit again and again whenever I need to experience the wonder of human kindness and the transformative power of faith and love. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams One Christmas Eve, a boy receives a stuffed rabbit in his stocking. If you’ve ever had an attachment to a toy from your childhood, you’ll love this beautiful picture book, which overflows with tenderness and wisdom. I strongly recommend the edition with the David Jorgensen illustrations, or the film version that is a faithful word-for-word reading of the text by incomparable Meryl Streep. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson This hilarious middle grade novel follows the… Read more »

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Holiday Favorites: Tonya

Holiday Favorites: Tonya

Merry Christmas and/or Happy Hanukkah, guys! Hope your holiday season is merry and bright, etc., etc., etc. I’m here to bring you round two of our week of holiday favorites! I, for one, am not a huge Christmas person. I know, I know. I sound like an enormous Grinch, but I actually find it a very stressful time of year. I love the quiet of Christmas Eve, and the excitement of Christmas Day, but the weeks leading up to them are a hectic combination of racking my brain for gift ideas, the mad rush of last minute shopping because I forgot to buy something for one of my (seemingly hundreds) of cousins, and baking eleventy billion pies (actually, I kind of love that part. But shh, don’t tell). The perfect antidote to stress, for me, is a good read. There’s nothing more soothing than curling up with a book and a… Read more »

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Holiday Favorites: K

Holiday Favorites: K

Happy Holidays! We, The Midnight Garden, would like to wish our friends a very Merry, a very Happy Christmas! We hope you are all having a lovely holiday filled with cheer and good reading.We thought it would be nice to share with you some of our holiday favorites. Those beloved books we enjoy during this time of year. These are stories we cherish, stories that fill us with the holiday spirit…and we hope they will do the same for you.My holiday favorites: For me, Christmas is a time of comfort and familiarity. It’s a time to enjoy home and family and I find myself reading books that give me the same feeling. These are books I come back to time and time again because they are stories that always welcome me and nestle me. And I don’t think there is a sweeter feeling than reading in soft light, cozied under… Read more »

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