The Holidays are in full swing, and if you’re like me, the excitement once felt for the holidays a few weeks ago, is quickly morphing into exhaustion. I love The Holidays and everything they represent, but sometimes, all I need is a break from the hubbub of the season - you know? What better way to escape from the frenzy of The Holidays than curling up by the fire with an audiobook. Whether you’re looking for a Christmas classic, a festive love story, or interested in learning about other holidays, here are five audiobooks for this season.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Is there a more classic Christmas tale than the one of bitter, elderly Ebenezer Scrooge and the lessons learned following visits from the ghosts of his past? Narrated by Patrick Stewart himself, this Grammy-nominated recording invites listeners to rediscover the timeless story at its source, in which Stewart plays all parts.
Dear Santa - Nancy Naigle
If you like You’ve Got Mail, this one’s for you! Angela Carson is trying to save her Christmas store in a quaint, North Carolina town, when megastore Christmas Galore settles in and threatens everything she has worked for. At her niece's suggesting, Angela resorts to sending an email to Santa, never expecting a reply from a real person. Romance fans will love Dear Santa - a feel good romantic comedy with plenty of Christmas spirit.
Christmas Camp - Karen Schaler
What’s a Christmas novel without a Grinch - even if it’s in the form of a corporate ladder-climber, desperate to be promoted to advertising agency partner. From the screenwriter of the viral hit, A Christmas Prince, comes another heartwarming holiday story about Haley Hanson, who’s determined to get her dream job even if it means spending a week at a Christmas Camp where she discovers an unexpected love.
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins - Eric Kimmel
Goblins have stolen Hanukkah from the Jewish village of Ostropol! No candles, no dreidels, no latkes. That is until Hershel arrives and, with faith in his tradition and himself, engages in a battle of wits with the King of the Goblins to save the beloved holiday. Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is a fun holiday read, full of fun and adventure.
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa - Andrea Davis Pinkney
Celebrated by millions of families over every year between December and January, Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of the the harvest season. The perfect introduction for little ones, Seven Candles for Kwanzaa is as much informative as it is interesting, teaching the traditions and cultural significance of the holiday.
What do you like listening to this time of year?