At this time of year, the holidays bring so much joy; decorating the interior/exterior of your home, seeing the beautiful decorations around town and in the neighborhoods, listening to or singing Christmas songs, enjoying holiday-inspired beverages at Starbucks…you know, the memorable stuff. One of my personal favorite perks of this time of year is watching Christmas movies.
There are only a handful I make sure to watch every year: Home Alone, Die Hard, and A Christmas Story, with the latter being my favorite of them all. (I’ve now added Hawkeye as a fun yearly rewatch thanks to its Christmas theme.) And only recently, I’ve learned that A Christmas Story literally has a sequel on HBO Max right now and to my great surprise, it wasn’t bad.
One of my favorite presents to get as a child was a good book. There’s something magical about a new book for Christmas. Not only does it make that book special but you’ll grow up always remembering your appreciation of that book.
Today, I’m sharing with you four books that will make your children and maybe even an adult friend especially cheerful for this holiday season.
First off, these two books are absolutely incredible! You can’t see it in the picture but these books are thick and will absolute dazzle even adults with its wealth of information.
My personal favorite between the two was the World Atlas which is utterly enthralling to flip through. There’s so much amazing information; engaging details about our incredible world and interesting tidbits about our world’s economy and climate.
Not only will this book be regarded fondly by your children for years as they revisit this book’s pages to learn something new but it’s a gift for the holidays.
It’s time to talk about some scary antagonists. Enjoy!
5. Jack Nicholson in The Shining
The Shining is a disturbing movie, through and through, and Jack Nicholson’s performance as the crazed father/eventual ax murderer is legendary. He doesn’t have a horrifying mask or a terrifying makeup job to make him scary. He’s just scary by himself with those arched eyebrows and that horrifying face. I watched this movie in complete horror and it wasn’t because of anyone except for Jack Nicholson (and the twins but that’s another story.) He’s definitely one of the scariest villains I have ever seen.
I’m excited everyone. I’ve finished Christmas shopping with my family and now I’m sitting back, relaxing, and binge-watching all six episodes of the second season of His Dark Materials while preparing for Soul, Wonder Woman 1984, and lots and lots of (hopefully fantastic) NBA games.
And that’s while still participating on my The Clone Wars marathon, which leads into Star Wars: Rebels, and then The Mandalorian, and I probably won’t even be finished with that marathon before WandaVision hits on January 15.
There’s so much going on and I am just elated. It’s been such a boring year when it comes to entertainment but now it seems I just can’t keep up with all of the awesomeness.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. Happy Holidays!