Countdown to Christmas #15
Happy December 1st! I cannot believe that it is December. Christmas is just around the corner! 😍🎄 So, if you’ve been around for a while you know what that means: Countdown to Christmas time! Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season. This is my 4th year doing this, and it is one of my favorite segments on this blog.
To kick things off for the 2019 holiday season, my first pick is A Vintage Christmas featuring stories and poems from Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, LM Montgomery, Mark Twain, and more!
This beautiful, giftable Christmas collection features old-fashioned works from classic authors who invite you to a feast of holiday nostalgia.
Stories and poetry have been part of the Christmas season for generations, reminding us that the heart of the holiday never changes. A Vintage Christmas is a unique collection of lesser-known Christmas tales, reflections, and poems from beloved authors across the centuries and makes the perfect gift for the reader in your life.
Discover the charming story from L. M. Montgomery about love and sacrifice in a little log house. See Christmas through the eyes of a child in a New England colonial village with Harriet Beecher Stowe. Remember the reason Christ came to earth in the poetry of Anne Brontë. Share with your family the delightful letter Mark Twain wrote as Santa Claus to his three-year-old daughter.
This beautiful treasury takes us back to the firesides, simple gifts, and warm family moments of Christmases past as we cherish the timeless truths and joys of the season.
A Vintage Christmas includes stories from Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, Ralph Henry Barbour, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, L. M. Montgomery, and William Dean Howells, as well as poems from Eliza Cook, Christina Rossetti, William Makepeace Thackeray, Joyce Kilmer, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Perfect as a stocking stuffer or as a host or hostess gift
Hardcover, giftable size for readers
Makes a lovely keepsake companion to A Classic Christmas: A Collection of Timeless Stories and Poems
Includes hopeful and encouraging Christmas stories
When I stumbled across A Vintage Christmas at the book section of Target last year, I just had to get this book! I read it last holiday season, and it was such a delightful read. While I definitely enjoyed some of the stories better than others, each story and poem was so beautifully written and they all felt so distinctly Christmas. Some of my favorites were “A Christmas Dream and How it Came to Be,” “A Country Christmas,” “Christmas at Red Butte,” and “Aunt Cyrilla’s Christmas Basket.” Like I said, though, they were all so perfect for Christmas.
If old-fashioned Christmases set your heart a-flutter, like they do mine, then you will love A Vintage Christmas!
What’s your favorite old-fashioned, Christmas story?