holiday stories.

today is book review day.

but we didn’t quite finish the book decided instead to get in the holiday spirit and share our favorite christmas stories.

through the entire month of decemeber, you can catch me only watching the hallmark channel, lifetime, and ABC family. they play the best holiday movies. the cheesier, the better. I eat them up. but for books, it’s been awhile since I sat down and read one. so I dug deep, and came up with my two [all-time] favorites.

holiday stories //

I, like most, people love dr. seuss. his stories are fun + whimsical. and when you get a little older, realize they also share great lessons. and with the grinch, it’s that the magic of christmas doesn’t revolve around lights + presents. it’s what you make it and being with the people you love.

[*editor’s note: the movie is so good too].

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I can practically recite this entire story without even opening the book. but it means more than the story to me. whenever my entire family gets together for the holidays, on christmas eve night all 9 of us grandchildren sit down and grandpa reads this story to us. that’s what christmas is aboutmaking sweet memories that you’ll always remember.

holiday stories //

grandpa reading to us on christmas eve 2009.

[*editor’s note: poor, poor photo quality].

I’d love to hear your favorite holiday stories, memories, and traditions.

and make sure to read erika of all things E blog favorites!

happy thursday.