Happy December, ladies and gents! The winter season is my favorite time of year because it holds my favorite holiday, Christmas! That leads me to today’s topic: holiday reading.
I mentioned this in my November wrap up post, but I thought I’d expand upon it. The holidays are a busy time for everyone. There’s shopping to do, parties to attend, gifts to wrap, and so much more. As a result, it can be difficult to find reading time.
I’ve written before about finding time to read, but during the holidays, I bend my rules a bit. Of course, I fit in as much reading as I can, but if my TBR falls by the wayside, I don’t let it bother me. The holidays are a beautiful time of year, and I want to be present for them and enjoy them. If that means foregoing the extra few chapters I wanted to squeeze in before bed, that’s okay because my time is being spent in other positive ways.
With that said, the holidays are the perfect time to add some reading to your holiday traditions! Every year in my family’s house, the Christmas books come out along with the decorations. We make it a point to read them during our free time or select some works to read aloud together. We have all our old favorites, everything from classics like A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens to children’s picture books like MERRY CHRISTMAS, STREGA NONA by Tomie dePaola. Every Christmas Eve, when my whole family gets together, we gather around to listen to my grandfather read THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. It’s one of my favorite traditions. Even during holiday chaos, we fit in time to read.
Even if your holiday season TBR remains unfinished, this is the perfect time of year to incorporate holiday reading into family time. Don’t miss the opportunity!