Hello, my dear readers!
I hope you are having a great Christmas season this December. I took an unintentional blogging hiatus the past several weeks. But I am back today with a fun little list for y’all.
This time of year, it seems perfect to share a list of some of my favorite books that remind me of Christmas. Some of these are obvious Christmas stories and some simply have great Christmas scenes. I hope you enjoy.
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg // My dad read this to us every Christmas Eve growing up. It’s not Christmas without this story.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens // An obvious choice for a list like this, A Christmas Carol is an iconic Christmas story about the transformation of Ebeneezer Scrooge when he meets three Christmas ghosts.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott // I always think of the Christmas scenes first in this novel. From the first Christmas with their father away at war, the the joyful reunions of future Christmases, I love Christmas with the March sisters.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis // Another obvious choice for such a list, this Narnian adventure centers on the curse by the White Witch which makes it always winter but never Christmas until 4 children arrive through a wardrobe.
Emma by Jane Austen // Perhaps this novel surprises you on this list. But if you recall, it’s after a particularly snowy Christmas party that Emma finds herself alone in a carriage with Mr. Elton who surprises her with a proposal.
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder // I am not sure of any Christmas morning scene more sweet and innocent than the Ingalls family on the prairie when Laura and Mary are thrilled with their simple Christmas gifts. Such an idyllic Christmas scene.
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery // It’s hard to forget the iconic puffed sleeve dress that Matthew buys as a surprise for Anne’s first Christmas at Green Gables. I love her joy and Matthew’s kindness.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling // And finally, I love Harry’s first Christmas at Hogwarts as it’s really his first celebrated Christmas of his life. The presents, the feast, and the perfect setting are all so lovely. Another favorite Christmas moment.
What are your favorite Christmas scenes in literature?
Favorite Christmas books?