December 25, 2011

merry christmas!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah or Happy Sunday from Change the Word, wherever the season finds you, today.

I'm likely knee deep in wrapping paper, candy and a good book. Forget about playing with new toys, Christmas has always been one of my favorite days of the year to read and watch holiday books and movies.

In honor of the day, I thought I would share some of my favorite holiday books and movies.

•  What Child is This? by Caroline B. Cooney
•  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
•  The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
•  The MacGregor Brides by Nora Roberts
•  How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Christmas Movies:
•  Elf
•  A Christmas Story
•  It's a Wonderful Life
•  Love Actually
•  Scrooged

New Year's Eve Movies:
•  Sex and the City
•  When Harry Met Sally

Today, I'll be reading Nora Roberts' The Next Always, because I haven't yet, and it's been taunting me on my shelf since November. What are you favorite holiday reads and watches?

Happy holidays!


  1. Love Actually is my all time fav! Scrooged is hilarious, too!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Favorite books:
    Two From Galilee by Marjorie Holmes
    Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

    Favorite movie:
    The Holiday

  3. Thanks for posting, Laura and Nita.

    I love "The Holiday," too. (It was actually the first holiday-themed movie I watched of the season.) I'll have to check out those books. My mom loves "Skipping Christmas," and I'm surprised I haven't read it yet.

  4. Spent yesterday reading four other favorite short Christmas books and felt the need to add them to my list:
    The Christmas Letters by Bret Nicholaus
    the Red suit diaries by Ed Butchart
    Journey into Christmas by Bess Streeter Aldrich
    Baboushka A traditional Russian Folk Tale *retold by Arthur Scholey