Tuesday, December 1, 2020

A Literary Christmas 2020

…brought to you by In the Bookcase

The Rules are simple – pick your Christmas reads for 2019, write a blog post about them, and link back to In the Bookcase.


I honor of the Magi, who brought the Christ child three gifts, I read three Christmas tales each December. This year I will be reading:


The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens

(the fifth and final, of Dickens’ Christmas stories)


Christmas on Ganymede by Isaac Asimov

(a sci-fi Christmas story – I’m intrigued, it has to be better than the Star Wars Holiday Special)


The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern

(the inspiration for the classic movie, It’s a Wonderful Life)



Have a Blessed Christmas


The Wanderer


  1. I think I will try The Greatest Gift tonight. I found it as an audiobook at my library.

    1. I have high hope for that one...hopefully it's not cursed by high expectations. I hope you enjoy it.

  2. How intriguing! Your holiday booklist has a wonderful assortment, Joseph. I'll be interested in hearing how you like each of these, and perhaps I'll add some of these to my own reading list (likely for next year's Christmas!).

    Thanks for joining A Literary Christmas yet again!

  3. I've not read any of these, but they look good! I bet my husband has read the Asimov, though. He's a big fan.

    Blessings on your Christmas season!

    1. I think Asimov worked Christmas on Ganymede into his Foundation series...so yeah...good bet your DH has read it. Blessings to you and yours as well Rachel!


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