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Best Christmas books to read this holiday season

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By Victoria Loutas

With Christmas just around the corner, The Greek Herald has compiled a list of our favourite Christmas books to keep you entertained this holiday period!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr. Seuss, 1957

Dr. Seuss’ comedic romp through Whoville is an unforgettable novel that was later transformed into a popular film. This story is a tale of redemption and reform in the lead up to Christmas, while also teaching young children to focus on the joy and spirit of Christmas over the commercial elements. 

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens, 1843

This classic Christmas story tracks the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a greedy old miser to a joyful kind chum through a series of supernatural visits from the Christmas ghost’s of the past, present and future. The book was later adapted into the famous 1951 film, ‘Scrooge’.

Letters from Father Christmas – J.R.R. Tolkien, 1976

This beloved holiday favourite is a collection of letters written by J.R.R. Tolkien to his children. The letters are written from the perspective of Father Christmas and each tell wonderful tales about life at the North Pole.

The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg, 1985

While technically a children’s book, the Polar Express gives us a trip down memory lane and a free ticket back to our childhood. From magic trains and a believable Santa Claus, this book is filled with so much Christmas spirit and is sure to be a pleasurable read in the leadup to the holiday season.

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