Much like there are certain books I like to read only during the sticky summer months, there are books that scream "December" to me. You know the ones—where snow-topped landscapes and holiday lights shine from the pages. Books like Little Women and The Golden Compass and even Harry Potter. (Who among us hasn't dreamt of a winter break at Hogwarts?) These are books, in my mind, that deserve to be read as winter descends, preferably by a roaring fire and with a steaming mug of something tasty.
Are there books that you read every December? I asked the other bloggers for their picks, which included:
- The Polar Express. Emily says it's beautiful and magical and always gets her in the holiday spirit!
- I Spy Christmas. Alex reads this with her niece every December and says it's a fun, engaging way to get kids interested.
- Frosty the Snowman. Julia reads this to her toddler every December, sometimes singing the tune. (It's hard not to, right?!)
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas. For Mike, that's the book that officially kicks off the holiday season!
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Mike chose this title too, noting that the visuals of an "eternal winter" are captivating.
And of course, I would be lying if I left out my favorite December book of all: The Baby-sitters Club Super Special #7, Snowbound! This is one of my comfort reads, and I always manage to find 45 minutes in between the holiday madness to read through it each year.
If you're looking to expand your list of December reads, check out these other great cold-weather books for more ideas!