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I’ve been waiting patiently for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge 2012 to begin. It runs today, November 19, through January 6. I love Christmas stories and  and have already posted a couple of reviews, but today is the official start of the challenge, hosted by Michelle at The Christmas Spirit.

I am signing up for the Christmas Tree level, 5-6 books. These books have to be Christmas novels, books about Christmas lore, a book of Christmas short stories or poems, or books about Christmas crafts. I’m also throwing in Visions Sugar Plums, since I do love children’s books, and maybe a movie or two as part of Fa La La La Films.

Here are some of the books in my pile, but I’m sure my list will change.

  • The Nutcracker by E. T. A Hoffmann
  • A Christmas Garland by Anne Perry
  • Romancing the Holiday by Jaci Burton, HelenKay Dimon and Christi Barth
  • No Mistletoe Required by Jeanette Murray

And here’s the list of what I’ve actually read.

Christmas Tree Level

  1. No Mistletoe Required by Jeanette Murray
  2. A Christmas Garland by Anne Perry
  3. “Christmas in Killarney” by Susan Furlong-Bolliger
  4. Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up by Emily Brightwell
  5. Romancing the Holiday by Jaci Burton, HelenKay Dimon, and Christi Barth
  6. One Snowy Night Before Christmas by Pamela Fryer

Vision of Sugar Plums

  1. The Christmas Alphabet by Robert Sabuda
  2. Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas by Mélanie Watt
  3. The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, a pop-up by Robert Sabuda

Fa La La Films

  1. A Muppet Family Christmas
  2. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer