Classic Holiday Must Reads

November 23, 2020

Classic Holiday Must Reads

At BookCase.Club, we love discovering new authors and reading books we’ve never heard of before, but reading the classics and paying tribute to the greats is also essential. Holiday classics are some of the best books out there, and if you haven’t read them yet, then the 2020 holidays are a perfect time to start a classic book!

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Who guessed that a reading list of classic holiday novels would include A Christmas Carol? This novel by Dickens is a classic and has been since 1843 when it was first written. If you have never understood Scrooge references, now is your chance to read about his journey through Christmases past, present, and future. 

Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

This novel is a compilation of short stories for you to enjoy with children. Every December, J.R.R. Tolkien’s kids would receive a letter from Father Christmas. These letters shared Father Christmas’s experience from that year, whether it is about a clumsy polar bear or goblin wars under his home. This is an excellent read for you and your kids. 

A Letter from Santa Claus by Mark Twain

Like Tolkien’s Letters from Father Christmas, Mark Twain’s A Letter from Santa Claus is a short piece of humorous fantasy fiction. It was written in 1875 for Twain’s then 2-year-old daughter, Susy Clemens. NPR calls it “a gift for all ages”. This is a great short read to add to your holiday reading list. 

Christmas Trees by Robert Frost

If you are more into poems, this piece by Robert Frost is a classic to read to enjoy the cold weather and get into the holiday spirit. Initially published in 1916, the poem is held close to many people’s hearts during the holiday season. 

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