A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Who does not love a classic Christmas story? Even one that has been told through different prints and different movie variations (and sometimes, television shows).

A Christmas Carol is a timeless story that I believe everyone should read at least once in their lifetime. It really gives you a different look at life, and know that you cannot take life for granted.

People come and go. People may have a different point of view of you. Who are really there for you, and who is not.

Basically, life is short. Don’t take advantage of others, and everyone is not perfect, but everyone bleeds the same.

Charles Dickens has written many stories, but I believe A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite books based on Christmas.

Christmas Glitter by Ann B. Harrison

What can I say? I actually fell in love with Christmas Glitter. It was a very cute, Hallmark type of story.

Girl moves to a small town after a break-up and an accident to get her life in order. She creates jewelry, but decided to work on a new branch of art, and do Christmas ornaments. She meets a man who manages the property. Well, sort of, his dad has a major heart attack and is in the hospital, so he is taking over, and is taking a break from his real job . . . A soccer player.

They try to convince themselves they need to be just friends, but I think we all know how that ends. And, of course, there is some drama. Drama, such as, a chance of the main male character having the same heart disease as his dad, the renovation of the local building that used to hold dances, and try to raise money to make it pretty again, the main female character trying to overcome her anxiety with the crippling pain of her hand from her car accident, and still making Christmas ornaments.

Christmas Glitter is one of the cutest Christmas stories I have read. Ann has other books, and they are based on the different holidays such as Valentine’s Day and stories with cowboys.

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