Saturday, December 24, 2016

Ten top Christmas books

Matt Haig's newest books include The Girl Who Saved Christmas and A Boy Called Christmas. One of the author's top ten Christmas books, as shared at the Guardian:
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

This is one of the most poignant stories ever told, about a poor girl selling matches in the cold and dying from hypothermia. On New Year’s Eve the girl lights matches to warm herself and in the flame sees visions of a Christmas tree and a holiday feast. The ending is devastating, even though Andersen believed it to be a happy one, as the girl ends in heaven. But it is an unforgettable tale, about the power of imagination to warm us like fire, and fits the Christmas spirit perfectly in the sense of us needing light and hope amid the dark of winter.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue