Guys, I am so excited to share an awesome giveaway with you all today. I love Christmastime and for me, there is nothing better than curling up with hot cocoa and a favorite Christmas story.
Penguin has recently published absolutely beautiful hardbacks of some of the best Christmas classics. Trust me when I tell you they are gorgeous and will look great on your bookshelf; plus, they are perfect for gifts this holiday season as they have nameplates for personalization.
There are five volumes in this lovely series. The first is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, which happens to be my favorite! This story makes my heart melt every year (Tiny Tim!) and I love the setting of Victorian England. And of course the theme of A Christmas Carol is still applicable to today, which makes it a timeless classic.
Christmas at Thompson Hall and Other Stories by Anthony Trollope is the second volume in this series and if you aren't familiar with Trollope, he is also an English author who wrote in the 19th century. His holiday stories depict the middle class as well as the upper class of Victorian England and highlight Christmas traditions in London.
Next is A Merry Christmas and Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May Alcott, which depicts an American Christmas in the 19th century. Louise May Alcott, the author of Little Women, writes such heartwarming stories that are perfect for Christmastime.
Also included is The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol, which was written in 1831 and translated from Russian. Initially, I had never read this version, which is still popular today in Russia and the Ukraine, and it's absolutely fascinating. I love the folk-tale quality to it.
Lastly, The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann is a favorite that captures the magic of Christmas through children's eyes. This is one of my favorite Christmas stories! Young and old will love the imagination and adventure in this timeless tale.
Thanks to Penguin, I am hosting a giveaway for all five hardcover books to one lucky US reader. The deadline is December 14th and please refer to my giveaway rules. Good luck and Merry Christmas!