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Initial post: 16 Nov 2012 22:30:15 GMT
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Posted on 17 Nov 2012 13:30:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Nov 2012 13:30:44 GMT
gille liath says:
Has to be Dickens, doesn't it? I don't think there was such a thing as Christmas writing before him.

You probably know his Christmas Books, the classic of the genre. As far as I know there's nothing else out there as good as Christmas Carol, but if you want to read other stories in a similar vein - mostly American - try Twas the Night Before Christmas (Wordsworth Children's Classics). (Billed as a kids' book but it's not, really.)

Posted on 19 Nov 2012 20:14:57 GMT
reader says:
gille - thank u - and indeed u are so right! no one can beat dickens (holiday or otherwise) it is a shame authors of his era did not write christmas stories (or if they did it is a shame they r not still in publication) , what a treasure they would be in todays world! thanks again

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2012 21:02:15 GMT
gille liath says:
Nae bother.

They did, and are, to some extent - at any rate, as well as Christmas Books there is Christmas Stories, which includes contributions from Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell as well as Dickens. However - though good in parts - it's nowhere near as downright Christmassy as Christmas Books.

Posted on 19 Nov 2012 21:26:55 GMT
Paul Byrne says:
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a little bit Christmassy. It begins at Christmas dinner, at least, and ends up at the that time of year.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2012 21:33:53 GMT
gille liath says:
I agree, very seasonal - but hardly Victorian / Regency?

Posted on 19 Nov 2012 22:15:53 GMT
B,Worm says:
There's some good Christmas scenes in a Regency novel I've recently downloaded. Talks about frost fairs and other seasonal stuff. It's called Hide in time. Might do you?

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 21:09:43 GMT
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