Top Christmas Classical Books to Read in December

Books are an excellent way of getting ahead in life. Not only does it help in improving one’s vocabularies, but they also help to inform adequately. Reading books benefits both one’s physical and mental health, and those benefits can last a lifetime. An increasing body of research shows that reading changes one’s mind. As one reading ability matures, the complex network of circuits and signals in the brain also gets more substantial and more sophisticated.

There are lots of debate as to what makes specific books classic. Are all the books we view as classic deserving of that title? There are no easy answers to these questions; classic books meant to be read by everyone will always vary. 

It is worthy to note that there is a difference between classical books and classic books. Classical literature refers only to ancient Greek and Roman works, while classics are great literature throughout the ages. The part confusing for most people is that classical books are also classic. 

Getting into the Christmas spirit, Christmas classical books are the right way to board one into the season. Online store reviews show the following are classics one can consider reading. 

1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843. While being short on time and obligated to produce a piece for his editor, Dickens wrote this story using many details from his personal life. In the book, he tells the story of a bitter, older man named Scrooge Ebenezer. Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who take him through past, present, and future Christmases.

2. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey is a tale about love, loss, and healing. It’s a gentle reminder for one to love all, even those who appear unwelcoming, because one may not know about their struggles.

3. A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

A Christmas Memory written by Truman Capote was initially published in 1956 and has become a Christmas classic riddled with gems. It is a collection of autobiographical stories by Truman Capote.

4. Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

Tolkien has compiled short stories into one book in letters from Father Christmas. In the book written by J.R.R. Tolkien, every December, children would receive a letter from ‘Father Christmas.’ These letters are shared Father Christmas’s experiences and get riddled with life lessons.

5. M.R. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

This is that period of the year where no one can resist a Dickens classics. Author Samantha Silva writes a comical and haunting offshoot story based on the author of A Christmas Carol. Silva’s version of the report talks about writer’s block setting in, and Dickens heads to London for some inspiration. 

Irrespective of the various ways on how to celebrate Christmas with the family, classical Christmas books are the right way of enjoying this Christmas season.