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Christmas Books

Steve of CA Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 3:00 PM
Why not recommend some Christmas books that are actually related to Christmas, such as CS Lewis or GK Chesterton novels, or just enjoyable reading, like the Rumpole stories by John Mortimer? Even conservatives deserve a break from politics during the Christmas season.
ElNorm Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:35 PM
Or a modern family friendly novella called CHRISTMAS IN COWCHIP. Written by a sure fire conservative. Just search "cowchip/al" on Amazon books for it. Read it on Kindle or the PC.

Conservatives not only deserve a break but are taking one. I'm watching movies, nights, now and I don't feel a bit bad about it. Just waiting on some kind of common sense to prevail with Republicans. Then I'll get back in the trenches. In the meantime, Merry Christmas.
Eloise19 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 3:14 PM
What ARE some good Christmas books? Nothing occurs to me after Dickens' story.
Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 3:21 PM
How about Luke 2:1-18, Matthew 1:18-24 and Matthew 2:1-12?
Steve of CA Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 4:50 PM
I like the Rumpole stories which can be read or seen on DVD (it was a series some years ago), for example:
http://www.amazon.com/Rumpole-Bailey-Complete-Series-Megaset/dp/B000CRR360

or

http://www.amazon.com/Forever-Rumpole-Best-Stories/dp/0143122142/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355262536&sr=1-1&keywords=rumpole
ElNorm Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:38 PM
CHRISTMAS IN COWCHIP on Amazon is a fun Christmas story. Check it out. There is life after Dickens, though I have read that particular book about a dozen times and have my three favorite Scrooge movies on DVD that I watch each and every Christmas. If I had only one book aside from the Bible that I could carry with me on my next trip to Mars, it would be "A Christmas Carol."
ElihuE Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:20 PM
Excellent answer: Thank you!

During the holidays, a shopping mall can be more like a shopping maul. One way to avoid that scene is to give books as Christmas gifts, since books can be bought on-line, painlessly.

A book that fits in with the holiday spirit is "No, They Can't!" by TV show host John Stossel. It is written with a light touch, but gets across some pretty heavy stuff about economics. The title is a take-off on Obama's old slogan, "Yes, we can!"

It is the first book I have read that asks a question about electric cars that should have been...