I’ve been reading various things, as always, and I’ll get back to those next week, but for today I decided to share with you some Christmas Eve reading. I read these, and other Christmas-themed books, each year at this time.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This edition published by Stewart, Tabori and Chang, New York. You all know the story. This edition, published in 1997, contains the complete text and nearly eighty illustrations in both color and black and white by Everett Shinn, first attached to this work in 1938. It’s a pleasure to read this every year.
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. Originally published as “Account of A Visit From St. Nicholas” in 1823. This edition, published in 2006, is illustrated by Gennady Spirin. Of course it’s a wonderful poem, one I’ve heard since I was very young, but it’s the illustrations that make this edition special to me.
So how about you? Do you have a favorite holiday book?
What else have you been reading?