Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Books Christmas Movies

The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
by Les Standiford

If you can believe it, this is the 2nd non-fiction Christmas book I've read in my life. This one was about Mr. Dickens and how his writing of "A Christmas Carol" revitalized Christmas in England and throughout the world.

It talks about how he came to write and the circumstances surrounding it. Though it is not a Christmas book per se, it does basically describe how the holiday we know and love today became something we can cherish.


The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne

A young boy is asked to play an elf for sick children in a hospital.  He may find out that Santa is real, but more importantly, he gets a bigger gift than he anticipated and he gives a gift that means the world to one patient.


Currently Reading:


The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson
A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflower Series #5) by Lisa Kleypas



MOVIES

Christmas in the Clouds - Takes place on a Rez, a Hotel owner is confused by one guests intentions and falls in love.

Battle of the Bulbs - Charming story about old friends who became enemies and then became neighbors. Who has the better decorated house? Can they live as neighbors without killing each other?

The Muppets Christmas Carol - Of course I've seen this before, but I always love a good Christmas Carol telling.

The Dead - Based on the short story by Thomas Hardy from his book The Dubliners. Starring Angelica Houston and Colm Meany. I thought it would be pretty good, but I was bored to tears. I was going to read the book, I think I will skip.

5 comments:

Anne said...

I saw that Dickens book somewhere and considered it. Now I will have to grab it!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh yay! I read the Christmas Shoppe, I really liked it.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Hope you're enjoying your Christmas reading and viewing! I have Paper Bag Christmas, but haven't read it yet. Battle of the Bulbs was a cute movie. I need to watch Muppet's Christmas Carol again.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Hey Liz, Just stopping by to wish you and your kids a very wonderful Christmas!!!! Give Clarissa a big hug for me. I hope your son got to come home for the Holidays.
Stay safe and have fun! TTYL
Love ya babe!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Hey Liz, Just stopping by to wish you and your kids a very wonderful Christmas!!!! Give Clarissa a big hug for me. I hope your son got to come home for the Holidays.
Stay safe and have fun! TTYL
Love ya babe!