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Post by Volgadon » Fri October 31st, 2008, 7:18 pm

Quite right on that.

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Post by Margaret » Fri October 31st, 2008, 9:49 pm

I'm bad at noticing dates, too. Likely as not, if I did decide to read something to coincide with a holiday, the holiday would have come and gone by the time the book got to the top of my pile.
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Post by EC2 » Fri October 31st, 2008, 10:42 pm

I'm a sucker for seasonal films. Hocus Pocus, Sleepy Hollow and The Others are favourites for Halloween. At Christmas it'll have to be the first Home Alone and perhaps Trading Places, and The Snowman of course! But no, I don't tend to read seasonal books - except perhaps for Pratchett's Hogfather, but that was by luck rather than anything deliberate I think.
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Post by Vanessa » Sat November 1st, 2008, 9:40 am

I like watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at Christmas time. I think it's hilarious, especially when he cuts into the turkey. I am not alone!! LOL.
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Post by Alaric » Sat November 1st, 2008, 10:49 am

I'm the same for the first two Home Alone movies and I usually try and catch Mickey's Christmas Carol (the adaptation of A Christmas Carol) around Christmas time.

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Post by Madeleine » Sat November 1st, 2008, 3:38 pm

I can't stand sentimental stuff, so it's got to be "The Nightmare before Christmas", fabulous but for some reason it's always on really late, about 1.00 in the morning. Or a great ghost story, like "The Innocents" (based on Turn of the Screw).

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Post by Leyland » Sat November 1st, 2008, 5:20 pm

I've received two Christmas themed books as gifts in the past and promptly read them over the holiday:

The first is Christopher Moore's The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror. It's great satirical stuff! Any Moore fans here - folks with a twisty side that is? He ranks among my Top Ten authors. http://www.amazon.com/Stupidest-Angel-H ... 510&sr=1-1

The other was Cleveland Amory's The Cat Who Came for Christmas, an anecdotal story worth a read by most animal lovers. http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Who-Came-Chri ... 714&sr=1-1
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Post by diamondlil » Sat November 1st, 2008, 8:57 pm

One Christmas book I have enjoyed in the past was A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg.
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Post by EC2 » Sat November 1st, 2008, 9:07 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]One Christmas book I have enjoyed in the past was A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg.[/quote]

I keep meaning to get that out of the library. I do enjoy Fannie Flagg's books.
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Post by Susan » Sat November 1st, 2008, 9:27 pm

Anne Perry has a several short Christmas mysteries:

A Christmas Journey

A Christmas Visitor

A Christmas Guest

A Christmas Beginning
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