Curled up by a cozy fire with festive tunes (e.g. “Last Christmas”) floating through your mind and a book in hand is the perfect way to spend a winter’s night—even here in Texas! Snuggle up with your hot chocolate and pretend it isn’t 65 degrees with the Christmas tales dear to your heart. The women at Bright Sky Press wish to share their favorite seasonal stories, from picture books to classics and even a movie!
Lucy – our self-professed hoarder of Christmas books:
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
“The magi, as you know, were wise men—wonderfully wise men—who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication. And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. O all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi.”
Lucy’s other favorites are: The Christmas Miracle of Jonathon Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski, Cowboy Christmas by Mary Connealy, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, Santa Mouse by Michael Brown and Elfrieda De Witt, The Christmas Nutshell Library by Hilary Knight, Wombat Divine by Mem Fox and Kerry Argent, Eloise at Christmastime by Kay Thompson, and many, many more!
Marla (She’s a visual person.):
A Christmas Story movie
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
Eva & Leslie:
Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
“The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below;
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.”
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
“I can give her no greater power than she has already, said the woman; don’t you see how strong that is? How men and animals are obliged to serve her, and how well she has got through the world, barefooted as she is. She cannot receive any power from me greater than she now has, which consists in her own purity and innocence of heart. If she cannot herself obtain access to the Snow Queen, and remove the glass fragments from little Kay, we can do nothing to help her.”
Make reading (or watching movies) a holiday tradition this year and celebrate the season with all your favorite stories.
Bright Sky Press
Where Texas Meets Books. Holiday cheer.