6 Holiday Books & Poems // 10 Days of Christmas Blog Party

Welcome to day 2 of the 10 Days of Christmas Blog Party!

I love poetry <33 and I love books. <33 So we’ll be splitting this post equally between the two! 😀

1) In the Heart of the Christmas Pines by Leona Dalrymple. 
I love Leona Dalrymple’s Christmas stories! This was such a sweet story!!! <33 It was just beautiful and happy and satisfying and sweet and… I loved it. A tiny bit of romance, a dear old woman, a sweet little boy, and some delightful setting, all wrapped up in a heartwarming plot. ^_^ I gave it 5 stars.

2) No Thought of Jesus by Gertrude Grace Sanborn.

I love this poem because it’s so true and such a good reminder. ❤

That time has come

With its tinsel and lights,

It’s hurry and getting

From morning ’til night.

~

That time comes again

With its sleigh bells and pine,

With the lies about Santa,

And the song and the wine.

~

With no thought of Jesus,

God’s babe in the hay

Who was sent down from Heaven

That wonderful day.

~

“CHRISTmas” they call it,

But CHRIST they forget—

All the wonder and beauty

Of that awesome event.

~With Tears in my Heart,

The Old Paths Publications, Inc; posted with permission

3) Hans Brinker, or, The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge. 

This is one of my favourite books ever! I don’t have a review up as of now, but as soon as I do I will link it here. 😉 This story is so full of history and geography and information about Holland, plus being a delightful, satisfying Christmas story. There are a couple things I don’t agree with (among them some scenes with Saint Nicholas) but overall it is a beautiful book. <33

4) I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

This is a gorgeous piece of literature, and also holds a beautiful truth… the last verse is my favourite.

I heard the bells on Christmas day

Their old familiar carols play,

And wild and sweet the words repeat

Of peace on earth, good will to men.

~

And thought how, as the day had come,

The belfries of all Christendom

Had rolled along th’unbroken song

Of peace on earth, good will to men.

~

Till ringing, singing on its way

The world revolved from night to day,

A voice, a chime, a chant sublime

Of peace on earth, good will to men.

~

Then from each black, accursed mouth

The cannon thundered in the South,

And with the sound the carols drowned

Of peace on earth, good will to men.

~

It was as if an earthquake rent

The hearth-stones of a continent,

And made forlorn, the households born 

Of peace on earth, good will to men. 

~

And in despair I bowed my head

“There is no peace on earth,” I said,

“For hate is strong and mocks the song

Of peace on earth, good will to men.”

~

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:

“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;

The wrong shall fail, the right prevail

With peace on earth, good will to men.”

5) Uncle Noah’s Christmas Inspiration by Leona Dalrymple.

Did I mention I loved Leona Dalrymple’s Christmas books?? ;P Awwww. That’s what I said when I shut this book. What a heartwarming story! I loved Uncle Noah’s love for his master & missis—and Massa Job the Turkey! 😉 I loved Ruth & Dick, too! There were a couple words; but overall this story was sweet & humorous, and I loved the reconciliation & love it showed.

6) Merry Christmas Everywhere! by Mrs. T.J. Cook.

I found this poem in By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder (fans will know exactly what scene ;P) and I loved it so much I looked it up and found the lyrics online!

Merry, merry Christmas everywhere!

Cherrily it ringeth through the air;

Christmas bells, Christmas trees,

Christmas odors on the breeze.

Merry, merry Christmas everywhere!

Cherrily it ringeth through the air.

~

Why should we so joyfully

Sing with grateful mirth?

See, the sun of Righteousness

Beams upon the earth!

~

Light for weary wanderers,

Comfort for the oppressed!

He will guide His trusting ones

Into perfect rest.

~

Deeds of Faith and Charity,

These our offerings be

Leading every soul to sing,

“Christ was born for me!”

~

Merry, merry Christmas everywhere!

Cherrily it ringeth through the air;

Christmas bells, Christmas trees,

Christmas odors on the breeze.

Merry, merry Christmas everywhere!

Cherrily it ringeth through the air.

Be sure to check out the rest of the party over at Martha’s!

And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Published by Katja L.

Hello! :) I'm Katja. I'm a Canadian bibliophile, book reviewer, writer, and child of God. I love too many things to name, but among them are chocolate, heirlooms, history, fancy handwriting, grammar & punctuation, laughter, tearjerking books, lists, organized bookshelves, pink roses, flowing skirts, hymns, and pretty much anything old-fashioned, beautiful, & classy.

8 thoughts on “6 Holiday Books & Poems // 10 Days of Christmas Blog Party

  1. I LOVE “I Heard the Bells”! Thanks for posting it with the verses/order of Longfellow’s original 😉 And I’m going to have to look at those books you recommended!!

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