I'm sure all of us had a copy of A Visit from St. Nicholas (or Twas the Night Before Christmas) by Clement C. Moore that we read each year at our homes. I'm not sure whatever happened to the copy that I had while growing up, and I wish I knew who the illustrator was so that I could obtain another copy.
Then, we all know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge that Charles Dickens brought to us in A Christmas Carol. Even if you never read the book, you've seen a movie adaptation or play.
Kate Douglas Wiggin brought us another Christmas classic in The Birds' Christmas Carol.
O. Henry brought us The Gift of the Magi.
I decided to search my LibraryThing to see what I have tagged as a Christmas book. Some of the fiction titles in the list will end up being traded for credit at McKay's in Knoxville. Here's a quick run-down:
Debbie Macomber / Christmas Wishes
Jan Karon / The Mitford Snowmen
Cookies for Christmas (I think this is a small cookbook that came with my Taste of Home subscription.)
Anne Perry / A Christmas Journey
Dorothea Benton Frank / The Christmas Pearl
Marcia Evanick / A Berry Merry Christmas
Jeff Smith / The Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas
Fern Michaels / Comfort and Joy
Rhonda Gowler Greene / Santa's Stuck
Janet Dailey / Mistletoe and Molly
Marcia Evanick / Mistletoe Bay
Christmas with Southern Living 1993
Carolyn Kramlich / Mary's Treasure Box
Toni L.P. Kelner / Mad as the Dickens
Valerie Wolzein / Deck the Halls with Murder
Valentine Davies / Miracle on 34th Street
Comfort & Joy (This is one of those Gooseberry Patch cookbooks someone gave me.)
Iza Trapani / Jingle Bells
I'm currently reading Murder Most Merry, a short-story collection that features a lot of well-known mystery writers.
I've also decided that I must not have tagged all my Christmas books as "Christmas" because there are a few picture books that I know I have that aren't in the listing. I just can't remember all the titles right now. I have one that is the neatest little picture book that shows how Christmas is celebrated in different cultures around the world.
This is the grab bag post for the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories.