Christmas is a time for telling stories and introducing new generations to the tales that have defined our culture for hundreds of years. It is also about settling down in front of the fireplace with a good book and losing yourself in a fantasy world, forgetting all about the cold weather outside. If you own an Amazon Kindle eBook reader, then you can choose from thousands of titles and download them direct to your device. Here are just some of the best festive books to seek out this Christmas.
A Christmas Carol
Few festive books are better loved than this Dickens classic, which offers up a story that does an excellent job of explaining the morality behind much of the Christmas ethos. While you may have encountered this tale before in one of its many TV or movie adaptations, there is no substitute for getting stuck into the book itself, and seeing a new side to Scrooge in the process. While adults will appreciate A Christmas Carol, it is also a great option to read to the kids.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Another undisputed classic, this book takes its readers on a journey into the land of Narnia, which is gripped by an eternal winter that is unfortunately bereft of Christmas itself. When it comes to engaging the imaginations of youngsters, there are few books that can do so as thoroughly as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis. So if you want to get your little ones into reading, pop this on your Kindle and let them experience the magical story.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This American addition to the Christmas book canon has been a pop culture icon for years on the other side of the pond, but it’s also a firm favourite for many British readers, thanks to its inventive language and the larger than life characters created by Dr. Seuss.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
Written by L. Frank Baum, the man who brought the Wizard of Oz to life, this book sets out to eliminate a lot of the enigma surrounding Santa Claus, charting his life story from his early days to his ascent to the important role he now fulfils. It may be over 100 years old, but this book has a lot to offer children and adult readers alike, especially when they share the adventure together.
Village Christmas And Other Notes on the English Year
Beautifully written and intimately evocative of a number of seasons as experienced in Britain, including the all-important Christmas period, this collection of works is an exceptional example of why Laurie Lee has become such a well regarded author of the modern period. This book will enchant adult readers thanks to its humour and technical prowess, harking back to a bygone era which paints a stark contrast to current times and yet also manages to reflect an enduring spirit of the country as a whole.