Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Christmas in July?

I've seen a few things pop up this past week about Christmas in July, and while I haven't given it a ton of thought, today I actually find myself listening to Christmas music. I accidentally ran across a song in my iTunes library (I think it was on shuffle) and now I can't stop.

Maybe it's because it's so blasted hot out and my area is in the middle of a record-breaking drought, I'm especially yearning for the coolness of December. The holiday music is doing a nice job of tricking my brain, however temporary. :)

I saw a giveaway for novels with a Christmas theme, and it got me wondering if I've read any "Christmas" books. Some books touch on it... some of the Harry Potters, A Walk to Remember... maybe one or two others that I can't remember.

Have you read any that don't feel like the screenplay to a Hallmark movie? (NOT THAT I DON'T WATCH THOSE!! I'm a fan of the fake snow and cheese as much as the next person.) Any recommendations for me? I must quench this Christmas yearning!


  1. Let it Snow by (Maureen Johnson, L. Myracle, & John Green) and Dash and Lily's Book of Dares are set around that time, I think. Also, hot chocolate is good year round, I believe.

  2. I've read Let it Snow! Umm...so not thinking Christmas right now.

    If you like paranormal romance, Christina Skye has some holiday titles in her Draycott Abbey series. It's been a while since I've read those because I'm all about YA these days.

    Good luck in your search and happy reading! Merry Christmas? :)

  3. ah, Christmas seems so far away now when we are having 107*F outside here in Europe :(

  4. I'll have to check out this, Let it Snow!

    Jamie - I'm all about YA too, but I'll take a gander at the others you mentioned :)

    Dezz - It's super hot here too. That's why I'm tricking my mind with winter tunes and stories!

  5. Oh, please don't remind me that Christmas will basically be here before we know it! I love Christmas, but it is such a busy season! Too much traveling and not enough time enjoying. :)