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Old 09-21-2010, 07:39 AM
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Right now I am reading Forever Christmas and I bribed Lito to read The Paper Bag Christmas before I get to read it. A REALLY good one is Christmas Jars! I am going to read it again and then get the 2nd book of it called Christmas Jars Reunion
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:31 AM
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Both books were good... Paper Bag Christmas was sad, but good. Now to start on the other 2 books
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Just downloaded one onto my player - Home in Time for Christmas. Looks promising and from what I've listened to it's going to be great. Think time-travel meets Christmas!!

Starts out on Christmas Eve 1776 and the male lead is on the gallows for treason (against the British). The trap opens and the last thing he feels is falling. Cut to present day Christmas Eve and the female lead is driving along when, out of nowhere, this colonial soldier appears on the road and she swerves to miss him but catches him slightly, knocking him down.

That's where I am so far but it's looking really good.......!!!
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I think I already have this one. I love Christmas time travel ones. Thanks for reminding me!

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Just downloaded one onto my player - Home in Time for Christmas. Looks promising and from what I've listened to it's going to be great. Think time-travel meets Christmas!!

Starts out on Christmas Eve 1776 and the male lead is on the gallows for treason (against the British). The trap opens and the last thing he feels is falling. Cut to present day Christmas Eve and the female lead is driving along when, out of nowhere, this colonial soldier appears on the road and she swerves to miss him but catches him slightly, knocking him down.

That's where I am so far but it's looking really good.......!!!
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Not a book but a short story was "Gift of the Magi" which had a real impact on me when I read it as a young person


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My very, very favorite book of Christmas is "A Christmas Carol" by Dickens. He really captured the feeling of Victorian England and the atmosphere of Christmas in those days........just wonderful and actually my very favorite !

A Christmas Carol is my very favorite Christmas book to! I read it every Christmas season before I ever watch any of the Christmas Carol movies. The book is wonderful!

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A Christmas Carol is my very favorite Christmas book to! I read it every Christmas season before I ever watch any of the Christmas Carol movies. The book is wonderful!



I know, right ??!! When Dickens is describing the coldness permeating everything and the frosty on the breath of the people....and how cold Scrooge was inside and out...brrr !!!! I have to get a blanket !!!!! And then the arrival of the ghosts is absolutely terrifiying !!!! I have a version called The Annotated Christmas Carol and it has all kinds of notes and things on the sides of the pages.......One note it has is about the phrase "I'll retire to Bedlam.." According to my annotated copy "Bedlam" was slang for a mental hospital whose name was Bethlehem !! I find this stuff fascinating !
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I have a version called The Annotated Christmas Carol and it has all kinds of notes and things on the sides of the pages.......
I need to get this version!

I read David Balducci's The Christmas Train this year - it was surprisingly good.
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Great thread! Thanks for the ideas.
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I need to get this version!
The version I have is here: The Annotated Christmas Carol

It also has a LOT of background on the reading tours Dickens made later in life, including the text of his reading version.
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