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Giveaway Day 9: Holiday Books

The Snapdragon Inn

Good Morning and welcome to Day 9 of our "12 Nights" Giveaway! Details on how to enter can be found at the end of this post. Today, we're talking holiday books!

Do you have a favorite holiday book? Is there a holiday story you bring out this time of the year or one who remember reading as a child? There is nothing quite like a lovely book to get the imagination turning and the excitement bubbling.

In our family, we had a copy of "Twas the night before Christmas" that seemed to be read over and over before Christmas and never got old. This little book must have been lost in a shuffle but the pictures are still vivid whenever the words are recited, "Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was moving, not even a mouse..."

One of the former owners of our 26 Main, Max Perkins, was the editor for many well known American authors. Ernest Hemingway was among them and we found this parody of Clement Clarke Moore’s Christmas poem written in the style of Ernest Hemingway. It is quite a fun read (especially if you know Hemingway) and combines James Thurber, Hemingway, and Christmas (quite a feat!) It originally appeared in The New Yorker, December 24, 1927

It was the night before Christmas. The house was very quiet. No creatures were stirring in the house. There weren't even any mice stirring. The stockings had been hung carefully by the chimney. The children hoped that Saint Nicholas would come and fill them.

Go here to read the rest of Thurber's wonderful parody

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