I don’t know about you, but I love my favorite Christmas stories. I have three I read each year:
Christmas Gift, an old Harlequin story originally from 1938 by Lucy Agnes Hancock. An old man and woman are saddened by the fact that all of their professional and successful children can’t find time to return home to the old farm for a family Christmas. But their faithful granddaughter has other ideas.
Heartwarming, tender, and corny. All elements that I love in my holiday reads.
The Melodeon by Glendon Swartout, 1977, renamed, A Christmas Gift. A young boy’s coming of age during the Depression is filled with humor and pathos. He learns that grandparents are real people and what can be accomplished with sass and vinegar. Wonderful holiday read.
The third is the story of a young farm boy in the early fifties. I believe the title is the Christmas Angel. It is a kid’s book, but I read faithfully each year. It touches my heart like a child.
Yes, I’m a Christmas-a-holic and I don’t care who knows. I love Christmas and Christmas books, the more touching (even if read with a serving of corn) the better. I love books that tug at the heart, particularly at Christmas time.
SO LET’S WIN A CHRISTMAS BOOK!
I am blessed to be part of an anthology with other truly amazing authors. A short story for everyone! Christmas Treasures! Over a dozen Christmas stories/short fiction.
I am offering an ebook copy of Christmas Treasures as well as a print copy of my one favorite, Christmas Gift. Stop by, leave me your email addy, and I’ll draw names at the end of the week.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and wishes for health and prosperity!