another Christmas list

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Last year for Holidailies, I wrote about some of my favorite Christmas books, and staying true to tradition, I just finished revisiting Agatha’s “The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding” and enjoyed it as much as the first read. This year I have more faves — books and other media — to add to the list.

  • A Christie novel I more recently discovered, “Hercule Poirot’s Christmas.” I don’t read many “whodunits” regularly, but I think the fast-paced escapism a perfect match for this busy time of year
  • Every December I reread several, if not all, of the short stories contained in David Sedaris’ Christmas collection “Holidays on Ice.” It’s funny, dysfunctional, and “Santaland Diaries” is a classic.
  • I have been reading more poetry lately (if you hadn’t already gathered from my recent posts!), and I find the Poetry Foundation’s web site to be an invaluable source of wonderful poems, both old and new
  • In a previous post I mentioned my love of Minnesota Public Radio’s holiday classical music stream. Another Christmas music source I fave is the free Christmas RADIO app available in iTunes. This app allows you to listen to dozens of radio stations playing holiday classics 24/7 — wonderful!
  • Two popular Christmas movies are repeatedly watched at Baldy Hill: “It’s a Wonderful Life” — my eleven-year-old niece viewed it for the first time this year and was mesmerized — and the original version of “Miracle on 34th Street” because, yes, this middle-aged girl still believes 🙂

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