Sunday, December 20, 2015

Top ten Christmas books

Matt Haig's newest book, A Boy Called Christmas, is out now in the UK. One of the author's ten top Christmas books, as shared at the Guardian:
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The book that helped invent Christmas. Or at least, our popular view of it in modern culture. It is a story about transformation, and redemption, and as such set a precedent for so many Christmas stories since. Though a very early Dickens (he wrote it, depressingly, when he was 30) it still feels modern in its concerns about capitalism and poverty and the dehumanising effect of work and the healing power of kindness. I’m re-reading it again this year.
Read about the other books on the list.

A Christmas Carol is on Richard Hirst's top ten list of winters in literature, Melissa Albert's list of four of the most memorable holiday gifts in fiction, Chrissie Gruebel's list of six top fictional holiday parties, and Tom Lamont's list of ten of the best time travelers.

--Marshal Zeringue