My dad and I after we did the Jingle Bell Run in Houston about eight years ago.
He was only 84 then.
Let me be honest. I know a lot about great holiday reads for kids. (If you need suggestions, take a look here at The Best Read-Aloud Christmas Stories for Children.)
But I know nothing about good holiday reads for grownups. Nothing. I don't think I have ever read one.
So I'd love it if you would please share your favorites with me in the comments. Or share a link to your post about the best reads.
Here's the thing: I love wonderful, redemptive stories, but I'm not a fan of sappy or Hallmark. I know, I know, I'm difficult.
Good holiday movie suggestions are welcomed, too.
UPDATE: Thank you for all of your wonderful suggestions. Here is what I decided upon:
The Christmas Letters by Lee Smith
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
The Christmas Jars by Jason Wright
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