Between last minute shopping and the New Year looming, it’s next to impossible to find time for yourself, let alone time to read. But fear not, I have just the list for you! 10 holiday shorts to spread the Christmas cheer (or complete your Goodreads challenge). Happy Holidays!
The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman: A magical Christmas tale the entire family can enjoy.
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus by Francis Pharcellus Church: A memorable childhood favorite to get you in the spirit.
Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas Treasury by Louisa May Alcott: A collection of holiday shorts, each with the happiest of endings.
Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien: Whether a LOTR fan, or looking to write a few letters yourself, Tolkien’s collection of letters will leave you utterly charmed.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Clause by L. Frank Baum: Just how does he fit through the chimney, and deliver all those toys in one night? Leave it to the creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to share the magic of Santa Clause.
The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke: A beautifully written tale following one of the wise men.
The House Without a Christmas Tree by Gail Rock: Written with true heart, ten-year-old Addie Mills try to understand why they can’t have a Christmas tree.
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Arthur Conan Doyle: A classic holiday whodunit.
The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol: A darker take on the holidays, a blacksmith and the devil are in love with the same woman, but who I dare ask, will she choose?
The Chimes by Charles Dickens: A New Year’s companion to A Christmas Carol.
What will you be reading this holiday?