Hosted at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Get ready for a little lesson on Christmas.
If you celebrate Christmas, do you feel the need to stop reading anything but Christmas-themed romances as the holiday season starts?
This is actually a multi-part question in one. First up, I don’t actually celebrate Christmas. Truthfully, beyond that, I don’t like Christmas. To me, what the holiday is now, is a pleasant enough idea – you know, the ‘peace on earth’ & ‘goodwill to mankind’ shlop, but why only this time of year are you expected to be nice? – but it is so commercial and about gifts and having the best lights and the biggest tree, that I kind of hate it. (Not to mention that all you Christians that think Christmas is about Jesus’ birth, yeah, no. Chances are that it was either appropriated from dies natalis solis invicti which was basically a cult of sun worshipers or the Saturnalia festival which was used to worship the god Saturn. It wasn’t used as Jesus’ birthday until about three hundred years after his death. Scholars agree that Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th and some even speculate he was born in August.) (Christmas is in the running with Valentines’ Day as my least favorite holiday.)
Now that we got all that out of the way: I actually do enjoy a good Christmas romance this time of year. Mostly because I like light fluffy stories in the winter and Christmas romances are the fluffiest fluff to ever fluff. (And they are usually delightfully non-commercial.)
A couple holiday books I plan to read this season:
Do you celebrate any winter holidays? Do you read seasonal books? (Do recommend me some, because I’d love to find some holiday books that aren’t for Christmas!)