Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Top Ten Holiday Books (Meme)

This great meme is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.



This week's topic is: Top Ten Holiday Books

I don't have ten items on my list this week, simply because I don't have many particular books that I like to read around Christmas. I have a list of 6 books (and movies) that I do read/watch every year during Christmas time.

Here they are:
1. The Nightmare before Christmas by Tim Burton: I love this booklet and I read it every December, at least once. Then, I watch the animated movie by the same name and listen to the soundtrack written by Danny Elfman.

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss: A must-read in December.

3. Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales: especially "The Snow Queen" and "The Fir Tree". I used to read them with my grandpa and now I curl up on our couch and have my alone time with these stories.

4. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux: it might seem strange, but I feel like reading this book (or at least my favourite chapters) around Christmas.

5. Home Alone 1 (movie): I watch this movie every single year around Christmas, if not on Christmas day itself. And I mean it, every single year.

6. Edward Scissorhands (movie): another December/Christmas classic for me.

18 comments:

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

By your list it would seem like you prefer the darker side of Christmas! Not saying there's anything wrong with that. I love The Nightmare before Christmas. Such a great movie! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

@Carmel: It actually does sound like that.:) But no, those are just my reading preferences, nothing else, really.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Making Christmas...Making Christmas...I love Nightmare and Edward is pure joy!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Making Christmas...Making Christmas...I love Nightmare and Edward is pure joy!

Melissa said...

The Nightmare Before Christmas is an all-time favourite of mine haha I collect things :)

Blodeuedd said...

The Phantom was a bit strange, but cool :)
And oh yes Home Alone is so xmas

readerbuzz said...

I'm intrigued by the fact that people are having a difficult time coming up with ten holiday books to read!

Here is my list of 10 Books to Read During the Holidays.

Bibliophile said...

The Nightmare before Christmas is my favourite Chrismas movie of all time and you'rr telling me there is a book? I must get my hands on it!

Also love How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

I can completely understand why you would like to read The Phantom of the Opera around Christmas. I like to watch the movie (the musical version) around the same time.

Anne Bennett said...

Many of my books are family favorites and make good read-alouds. Several I have been reading every year since I was married or even before.

Bookworm1858 said...

I feel so lame because I don't really know any Holiday Books beyond A Christmas Carol; I know movies much better so your movie picks sounds great.

Red said...

I didn't think of Home Alone but nice Xmas movie. The Nightmare Before Christmas is my favorite Halloween movie but I just can't do it for xmas.

Julie P said...

Nice list Irena! Hope you have a wonderful week....

danya said...

Yay for Dr. Seuss!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I didn't participate this week because I could not really think of a single holiday favorite read...maybe this holiday season I can challenge myself to find some!!

Jan von Harz said...

I doubt I would be abel to come up with ten Christmas books either, but I am surprised that you did not include Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

I could however, come up with more than ten Christmas movies as I love them including Home Alone 1, The Bishops Wife (the original with Cary Grant and Lorretta Young, and of course It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

It's great that A Nightmare before Christmas is such an all-around movie experience for you, Irena! A book, a movie, and a soundtrack. Nice! =D

I like to listen to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite during the holidays. What I should do, in addition, is try to watch the ballet--at least once, aye?

Bethany said...

Nice list! I ALWAYS watch The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands. They're my Christmas films. I have the soundtracks too :)

Christmas Arts & Crafts said...

I am going to Cuba on a two week holiday in three days time. I am a student and am due to sit my exams in September having been unable to sit them in june due to illness which means I have to do a bit fo studying whilst out there.