Holiday Reading

ScroogenomicsThe commercialization of the holidays makes me cringe into withdrawal from the whole idea.  When I thought about what to read to get me in a mood of anticipation and pleasure, I first thought about fiction; I was pleasantly surprised by how many nonfiction books we have that would help.  So here are a few (listed below) and if you go to our catalog and just put in the word for the holiday that you are considering (such as Christmas or Hanukkah) and do an “everything” search, you will find many more.  Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year!

A simple Christmas : twelve stories that celebrate the true holiday spirit Huckabee, Mike, 1955- 2009 808.803 H882

Scroogenomics : why you shouldn’t buy presents for the holidays Waldfogel, Joel, 1962- 2009 339.47 W163

Christmas with Paula Deen : recipes and stories from my favorite holiday Deen, Paula H., 1947- 2007
641.5686 D311

300 ways to make the best Christmas ever : decorations, carols, crafts & recipes for every kind of Christmas tradition 2004
745.594 T531

The art of Jewish living : Hanukkah Wolfson, Ron. 1990
296.435 W861

Kwanzaa crafts : gifts and decorations for a meaningful and festive celebration McNair, Marcia Odle. 1998

Phyllis Rogan, Reference Librarian
Steele Memorial Library