There is nothing quite like a good book and a mug of hot tea on a peaceful, snowy evening. I get in the mood to read every Christmas season. And I have a couple books that I like to read each year. The Swaddling Cloth by Nan Pamer is the best religious Christmas novel I have ever read. Deep and well written, it tells a captivating story with a Biblical background. I can honestly say that I couldn't put it down. It graces my bookshelf year round. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves reading and Christmas.
Skipping Christmas. Not only does it make me laugh out loud, it reminds me of someone who used to be a part of my life. I have never seen the movie based on this book because I'm sure it will only disappoint me. But John Grisham never disappoints. So if you haven't read it yet, you need to get started.
Both of these books are relatively short and can be read in a couple hours or days. As soon as I get all my Christmas responsibilities finished, I can be found in my favorite reading chair with these two books and my mug of tea.