We are a Family of Readers. Though I’m a librarian, Dad Q and I have accumulated our own personal collection of Christmas books in addition to taking advantage of our libraries (FREE BOOKS). We’ve each brought to our marriage our own individual holiday traditions and books. Thus I present to you: Christmas at the Q House, Told Through the Books We Read:
Some of the Oldies:
Christmas with Little Women was one of the best because the illustrations are so beautiful. Jo was definitely the most admirable, in my opinion:
My personal favorite from when I was a kid:
Remember she cut her hair to buy him a watch chain and he sold his pocket watch to buy combs for her hair?! Christmas spirit and romance in one package. I read this over and over, marveling first at their sacrifice and then at their good-natured humor at the situation.
Books from the library donation bin that made it into rotation:
From the current library collection. I am in a love affair with Tomie dePaola’s Christmas books. They are gorgeous and unique. I’m waiting on a few more to support my addiction–The Legend of the Poinsettia, Joy to the World: Christmas Stories and Songs, and The Birds of Bethlehem.
The next book I’ve included because I think it’s hilariously politically correct. While it does tell the story of the Christchild, it also neatly skirts the virgin birth:
“Long ago in the city of Nazareth there lived a carpenter named Joseph and his wife, Mary. They had a small house, and they had a donkey, but they did not have any children.” Gotta love how they imply that Mary and Joseph are married by the time she gets knocked up. Look at her face:
There’s no way this girl would do anything untoward, believe you me. 🙂
Merry Christmas & Happy Reading!
Also posted at my blog–Boy Q and Girl Q.