This week’s Book Blogger Hop question: What is your favorite book set around Christmastime?
As to books though…I’m a traditionalist, and I like A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. A lovely message, with one of my favorite Christmas quotes–not Tiny Tim’s, but this rather longer one from Scrooge’s nephew, on the meaning of the season: “I have always thought of Christmas time…as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”
A more recent favorite Christmas book is The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig. Arabella and the wonderfully-named Turnip join forces to investigate possible spies at a girls’ school during a Regency-era Christmas–with Jane Austen as a supporting character! It’s funny and sweet and Arabella and Turnip are two of my very favorite book characters.
I could use a few more good books set at Christmas…what are your favorites?