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Holiday Books on The Point with Mindy Todd

This morning was our annual holiday books show on The Point with Mindy Todd. Melanie Lauwers (book editor of the Cape Cod Times), Mindy, and I had fun exchanging book suggestions, and here is the list of what we mentioned on air. As always there are some bonus books, because we ran out of time. Do you have a favorite holiday book? Let us know!


Melanie’s Picks

Christmas at Eagle Pond by Donald Hall

The Walnut Tree: A Holiday Tale by Charles Todd

52 Little Lessons from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life by Bob Welch

The Twelve Knits of Christmas by Fiona Goble

The Great Christmas Cookie Swap Cookbook by Good Housekeeping

Very Vegan Christmas Cookies by Ellen Brown

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by James Dean and Eric Litwin

Santa is Coming to New England by Steve Smallman

The Hanukkah Hop! by Erica Silverman


Jill’s Picks

The Home Book of Christmas edited by May Lamberton Becker

The Christmas Almanac edited by Natasha Tabori Fried and Lena Tabori

Tidings by William Wharton

55 Christmas Balls to Knit by Arne & Carlos

100 Snowflakes to Crochet by Caitlin Sainio

Mini Christmas Knits by Sue Stratford

Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas by Susan Waggoner

Home Made Winter by Yvette Van Boven

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague


Bonus Books

Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen
The Gingerbread Book by Allen D. Dragdon
Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas
Christmas with the First Ladies by Coleen Christian Burke
The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Renata Liwska
Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost


Quote from the Letter from Fra Giovanni to the Contessina, 1513 as published in The Home Book of Christmas:

“And so, at this Christmas time, I greet you; not quite as the world sends greetings, but with profound esteem, and with the prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away.”

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