My holiday reading this year was just plain fun. Two mysteries (one serious and one with lots of humor), an old-fashioned Christmas tale, and two absolutely wonderful classics. The two classics were re-reads for me, and I loved them even more this time around.
The first one was A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas. I listened to a recording of Dylan Thomas reading this, and what an extraordinary voice he had! I felt like I was sitting by the fire, being read to, and it made his childhood Christmas memories even more poignant.
The second classic was Letters From Father Christmas, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This little book is a series of letters he wrote for his children at Christmastime over the span of 20 years. He wrote in answer to their letters to Father Christmas, and they were an absolute delight, full of clever humor and fun imagination. This one I also listened to as an audiobook, narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi, which made it a wonderful way to experience the letters again!
I hope you enjoyed your own holiday reading this year, and if you haven’t read these two Christmas classics, please put them on your list for next year to read or to listen to! They’ll make your holidays extra special!