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Great Holiday Reads

Nantucket Gate Blog, Tacoma, WA  Stay warm and cozy in your apartment this holiday season by curling up with one of these great winter reads.

The holidays is the perfect time to get some reading in. The Nantucket Gate blog has a few suggestions for some holiday-themed reads that will help you get into the spirit of the. Stay warm and cozy in your apartment this holiday season by curling up with one of these great wintery books.


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

“In his ‘Ghostly little book,’ Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world’s most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicism.”


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

“Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or ‘the worst kids in the history of the world.’ The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.”


Christmas Pudding by Nancy Mitford

“In this under-appreciated novel, Mitford’s second, a hilariously odd assortment of characters (including a writer dismayed at the fact that his bitter, serious novel is hailed as a triumph of the comic and a beautiful, bored young woman named Philadelphia) are gathered together at a country house for Yuletide celebrations. Romance, shenanigans, foot-and-mouth disease, and many bizarre little encounters ensue.”


Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

“Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether.”


What is your favorite holiday themed book to read around the holidays? Let us know in the comments so we can read it too. Thanks for reading our post. Have a fun and safe holiday in Tacoma, WA!