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Want to cozy up with a holiday book?
Here’s a few suggestions in no particular order from classics to modern literature:
A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens. A classic that includes the miserly Scrooge and other iconic characters. Inspired by Dickens humiliating childhood, the book has been adapted to numerous movies, and to opera, theatre and ballet.
The Gift of the Magi (1906) a short story by O. Henry. A must read for the budding author for its classic, situational irony ending. It has been adapted to stage and screen, including Christmas Eve on Sesame Street in 1978.
- The Christmas Wish by Richard Siddoway (1998). Adapted to a CBS movie in 1998. Siddoway was a member of the Utah House of Representatives.
The Christmas Quest by Richard Siddoway (a sequel).
- The Christmas Shoes by (2001) by Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere. Both of VanLiere’s books were adapted into movies. She has several other Christmas themed books www.donnavanliere.com
The Christmas Box (1994) by Richard Paul Evans. While working as an advertising executive he wrote a Christmas story for his children. Unable to find a publisher or an agent, Evans self-published the work in 1993 as a paperback novella entitled The Christmas Box. He distributed it to book stores in his community. The book became a local bestseller, prompting Evans to publish the book nationally. The next year The Christmas Box hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, inciting an auction for the publishing rights among the world’s top publishing houses. Evans signed a publishing deal with Simon & Schuster, who paid Evans $4.2 million in an advance. Released in hardcover in 1995, The Christmas Box became the first book to simultaneously reach the number-one position on the New York Times bestseller list for both paperback and hardcover editions. That same year, the book was made into a television movie of the same title, starring Richard Thomas and Maureen O’Hara.
The Christmas Jars (2005) by Jason F. Wright
The 13th Day of Christmas (2012) by Jason F. Wright. Wright is a national bestselling author.
- The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado. A bestselling author, Lucado has more than 50 books with 80 million copies in print.
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