5 on Friday: 5 Christmassy Reads


If you are looking for a Christmassy read this weekend,  you could do worse than settle down with any of these 5.

A Christmas Carol by  Charles Dickens

This is a Christmas must.  If you have never read any Dickens then start here, its short and accessible and full of Victoriana Christmas

The Lion, The With and The Wardrobe by  Lewis Caroll

Snow aplenty, a wardrobe that leads to another world, talking animals.  What could be more Christmassy?

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

A tear jerking comforting read “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R Tolkien

Tolkien wrote these letters from Father Christmas and his chief helper Polar Bear for his children. They tell tales of life at the North Pole in the lead up to Christmas, all beautifully illustrated

The Green Road by Ann Enright

One of my favourite books this year.  Although there isn’t much comfort or smaltz here, its a brilliantly told tale of what happens when a family reunites for one of the most awful ‘family Christmases imaginable

What will you be reading this Christmas?

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