A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Date of Publication: 8th October 2014

Genre: Fiction

Synopsis: A few short tales surrounding the importance of goodwill to all men at Christmas 

Rating: 5/5

Festive Rating: 🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅

This is the twelfth and final instalment in my #12DaysofChristmas read-a-thon! I hope you’ve enjoyed this as much as I’ve enjoyed doing it!

I thought I would end on a strong contender – Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women was a key point in my adolescent reading journey – not to mention to film (the Susan Sarandon one, naturally) being one of the best Winter Warmers of all time!

Beginning with an excerpt from Little Women, this is a soft, sentimental look at some sweet Christmas occurances that happen – all relating to love, charity and warmth to fellow man. My favourite, without doubt, is Mrs Podger’s Teapot – such a romantic and gentle tale that it’s the perfect combatant to the cynical rat race Christmas can sometimes seem to be in the modern day.

If you’re tired of wrapping presents, spending money and offering empty festive greetings then I would recommend you give this a read. Although almost saccharine at times, it does have one important message – that Christmas is more than just an advantageous event in the commercial calendar


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