The holiday season has arrived. It’s time to dust off your favorite Christmas books and find some new ones to enjoy this December.
A good read can be a great gift for a family member or friend, or it can be something to enjoy for yourself.
Books For Adults and Teens
Adults and teens looking for holiday reading favorites might look for entertainment, nostalgia, or a love story.
Some Christmas books will tell a story about love that you simply won’t get in any Hallmark movie. Although most of the best Christmas stories have film, play, or musical adaptations, there are some things that jump off a page that the big screen just can’t recreate.
New fiction books written for adults and teens come out every year. People looking forward to the big day have their pick of the litter. They should especially enjoy looking at yearly lists published every December.
Stories like A Christmas Carol and The Gift of the Magi account for some of the best literature in history. These two timeless tales (and many others) never go stale, and they’re good for one read every December.
Books For Children
Some of the best classic holiday stories can ignite the magical feeling of Christmas for children. The legend of Santa Claus, of course, creates some of the most memorable Christmas narratives written for children. The stories of magical elves, a workshop at the North Pole, and the romanticization of snowfalls provided the perfect setting for The Polar Express and some Dr. Seuss classics.
Children’s Christmas stories can also communicate the message of lessons learned during a season meant for giving. Religious stories about the birth of Christ can go a long way toward teaching about the real reason for the season.