Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Holiday Books

On December 1st, my children started pestering me to get our boxes of holiday decorations out. I relented, mainly because I wanted to get at our collection of holiday books. One family favourite is Kevin Major's House of Wooden Santas. It begins 24 days before Christmas so we read the entry for a day every night until Christmas eve. Even though my children are older (well, not that old -- only 9 and 13), they still love to be read to.

My personal favourite is The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski. It is very sentimental, but the story unfolds beautifully and the writing is so well paced and descriptive. I always choke up near the end.

I've asked my fellow writers at CWILL-BC and CANSCAIP for their holiday favourites. The ideas from BC writers will be listed on the CWILL blog. The CANSCAIP suggestions will be posted soon on their web site. I'll let you know when the latter are posted.

What are your favourites? Let me know and I'll post them here.