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Subject: Holiday books
Date Posted: 10/29/2007 10:11 PM ET
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My book club is looking for a book to read for December.  We'd like one with a holiday theme or that takes place during the winter holidays.  Do you have any suggestions?  (Can be, but isn't limited to, Contemporary Fiction.)

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Date Posted: 11/25/2007 6:16 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/27/2007 7:26 PM ET
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How about some Charles Dickens?  O Henry's Gift of the Magi,  or one of the Biographies of Santa Claus?

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Date Posted: 11/27/2007 7:52 PM ET
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THE LAST NOEL by Michael Malone.  A wonderful story that reveals the true meaning of being thankful for what you have in your life.

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Date Posted: 11/29/2007 1:41 AM ET
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My bookclub is reading The Autobiography of Santa Claus as told to Jeff Gwinn. 

- Tracy

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Date Posted: 12/13/2007 4:06 PM ET
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Sara:  I suggest Skipping Christmas, by John Grisham.  It's a not overlong, pleasant read that amuses with its portrait of a man who becomes too weary of the obligatory cheerfulness of the season with its kitschy competitive overdone outdoor decorations, etc.

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Date Posted: 9/7/2008 9:14 PM ET
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I am not usually a fan of Christmas stories but I would recommend either the Christmas Train OR Finding Noel.  Not sure of either of the authors names on these but they are ones I have read and really, really enjoyed.  I have passed them along to friends and co-workers who equally enjoyed them too.

By the way...Skipping Christmas was very, very funny.  I loved the book - hated the movie.

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Date Posted: 9/9/2008 10:40 AM ET
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In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.  It's a set of short stories on which the movie A Christmas Story was based.   I think it was re-released as A Christmas Story, too.  I have a copy and it's hilarious!!

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Subject: Holiday books
Date Posted: 9/22/2008 8:36 PM ET
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Are you a mystery lover? Check Sisters in Crime short stories(paperback) Christmas stories; sorry I'm not near the correct title now. I'm sure you'll be able to find it on pbs. 

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Date Posted: 9/22/2008 9:26 PM ET
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I also suggest Skipping Christmas! Very cute. Quick read.

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