For the upcoming Christmas season…
Ten of our favorite Christmas books!
By authors such as JRR Tolkien, Maya Angelou, and Madeleine L’Engle!
You still have a few days before Christmas to get these books from your local bookseller (or from Amazon)…
Most of these books are short and easy to read in one sitting!
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[easyazon_link identifier=”0452283671″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce[/easyazon_link]
by Stanley Weintraub
In the early months of World War I, on Christmas Eve, men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration. Despite orders to continue shooting, the unofficial truce spread across the front lines. Even the participants found what they were doing incredible: Germans placed candlelit Christmas trees on trench parapets, warring soldiers sang carols, and men on both sides shared food parcels from home. They climbed from the trenches to meet in “No Man’s Land” where they buried the dead, exchanged gifts, ate and drank together, and even played soccer.