I couldn’t let Christmas go by without telling you about my five favorite enchanting holiday books from my personal library. If you’re looking for a great book to get you in the holiday spirit, check out these Christmas books.
The Christmas Box is the story of a young couple and their daughter who move in with an elderly widow, to cook and clean for her in exchange for free room and board, in her huge mansion. By getting to know the widow (Mary) better, the family is reminded of the real meaning of Christmas. Most of all, this book is a good reminder to slow down and make time for the things that matter most.
Gathering Christmas is one of my favorite Christmas books to read. If you’re looking for a feel-good story that is both short and sweet, this is it. Because of this, I read it every year. The Christiansen family is inspiring, as they go to great lengths to reach out and help others at Christmastime. It’s inspiring to read of the adventures they have and of the lives they touch.
The Forgotten Carols is the story of a nurse (Constance) who takes a job to care for an elderly gentleman (John) during the holidays. Life has made her cynical, but she is reminded of the true meaning of Christmas when John introduces her to a collection of ornaments and associated stories he has collected throughout the years. In addition, the music and lyrics McLean wrote to accompany this story are not to be missed. Our family listens to it every Christmas.
A Christmas Carol is not just a great Christmas story, but one of my top favorite books. Dickens has a magical way of creating unforgettable characters and telling a story so touching it remains a favorite through the ages.
Hallelujah tells the history of Handel’s creation, Messiah—music I have loved and listened to my whole life! While this historical fiction ties into Christmas, I recommend starting it a little early, maybe in November. It is a long book—over 600 pages! Because of this book, I have a deeper appreciation for Handel and his genius. It is an uplifting book full of redemption and miracles.
Which of these books do you plan to read? Share in the comments!