Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WinterHaven Sleigh Tour: The Magic of Christmas

Today YA Novelties is excited to join the WinterHaven Sleigh Tour hosted by WinterHaven Books. This week, we are posting our favorite Children's, Winter or Christmas story. To see who else is on the sleigh, go to WinterHaven Sleigh Tour  for a list of participating blogs.

OK, all of us are super excited for Christmas to be literally right around the corner! Unfortunately, we're totally killing ourselves with procrastination, aka. high school. There's unfortunately a chorus concert for our poor Jenny, Rosie and ~M to suffer at, so I get complete control of this post! MWA HA HA HA!! Not to mention, Maya's killing herself over an essay!! So yes, now you must endure this terrible post about my favorite Christmas stories... 

So My Favorite Christmas Stories Are:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn’t like...and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity, kindness, and goodwill. Experience a true Victorian Christmas!

Charles Dickens is a total genius with this one! It's beast! A creepy old guy who learns to give presents to kids. This is what we need more of! Especially for my pocketbook. (yes, I admit, I'm greedy).

I also totally appreciate the movies, especially the Disney version. I can't take ducky Scrooge seriously at all, but still! He's adorable! Just think! He's Donald Duck's ancestor. DONALD DUCK! THE FLIPPIN' (pardon the pun) DUCK WHO TRIED TO BLOW UP SLEEPING BEAUTY'S CASTLE AT DISNEY WORLD! (memories of mine when I was 5).


The Grinch by Dr. Seuss

The Grinch hates Christmas, and wants to stop it from coming. So he forms a devious plan: to impersonate Santy Claus and to steal the Whos’ Christmas presents. But come Christmas morning, the Grinch is in for a shocking surprise. He did not stop Christmas from coming! And the Grinch realizes something new. That maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. That maybe Christmas . . . perhaps . . . means a little bit more!
Look! It's Jim Carrey again! I swear, this guy has a total monopoly over these Christmas films, playing cranky, old geezers (at least I think Grinch is old). Grinch has always been a fave of mine as well, it's nice to see more people in need of boosting their Christmas spirits!

In conclusion: My life at Christmas consists dudes turning good and giving out presents at the end, right? Well, yes. I admit that these are technically the movies, but I have read both books, and loved them of course. It's just that the movie posters are so much more eye-catching! Not to mention, I really want to know how long Jim Carrey was forced to stand in those ridiculous poses. Suffering is such a beautiful thing for those who ruin Christmas! 

Whoo! Time for Giveaway (Not really for you)! 

As part of The Magic of Christmas, WinterHaven Books is hosting a give-away that will include two book bundles to be shipped to an elementary school or library of the winner's choosing. The winner will be offered a few options and they can choose what 2 bundles and location to ship to within the United States. Good luck and happy holidays!

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1 comment:

  1. I love this giveaway! Such a good idea. Also, I personally love Home Alone and A Christmas Story. My family used to watch them every christmas season together growing up. Now Elf is a must see every year haha. thanks for stopping by today


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