Less than two weeks, friends. Are you excited? Here are some Christmas treasures that get me in the festive mood.
The Greatest Gift ~ Ann Voskamp
Simply beautiful. My favorite Christmas book ever.
Christmas Treasury ~ Jan Brett
The most gorgeous illustrations ever with heart-warming tales. A childhood favorite I still look forward to rereading.
Cosmic Christmas ~ Max Lucado
Powerful, eye-opening look at what happened in the spiritual realm at Christmas.
A Simple Christmas ~ Mike Huckabee
Hilarious and heart-warming. Witty and wise.
Christmas in My Heart series ~ Ed. by Joe Wheeler
A twenty-plus series of collections of Christmas-themed short stories that are carefully picked for their literary quality and wonderful truths.
“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” ~ Casting Crowns, Peace on Earth
“Come and See” ~ Carolyn Arends, An Irrational Season
“I Will Find a Way” ~ Jason Gray, Christmas Stories: Repeat the Sounding Joy
“Breath of Heaven” ~ Amy Grant, Home for Christmas
Two notable instrumental-only albums:
jelly jolly thumprints
white chocolate & peppermint fudge
cranberry sauce—this is the only food in this list that I like store-bought over homemade
Miracle on 34th Street
It’s a Wonderful Life
(Yes, I only have two favorites, and yes, they’re both black and white. If you have recommendations for truly great Christmas movies, I’d love to hear them.)
Those of you who’ve been around for even a little bit may be surprised that there’s no “quotes” section, but be not dismayed! That’s coming next week, because it deserves it’s own full post. Until then, I’d love to hear what your favorite Christmas books, movies, songs, recipes, and other fun stuff are! Do tell!