Winter Scenes I Love in Books

It is a well-known fact that Christmas is my favorite holiday. I am surprised to say that I have NOT yet mentioned any of my favorite Christmas moment in books. Some of these scenes repeat throughout their series or throughout the individual book.

Nevermoor Christmas

Christmas in the City of Nevermoor is amazing. The battle between the Yule Queen and Saint Nicholas is pretty magical—–everyone is usually supporting one over the other. The Yule Queen supporters are usually wearing green while the Saint Nicholas supporters wear red. On Christmas Day, one of them brings a blanket of snow while the other brings a stocking of presents. Found in more than one of the books.

Hogwarts

Who wouldn’t love Christmas at Hogwarts? Being a magical school, the Great Hall is very festive, along with the House Dormitories. For Harry, it really is his first time truly experiencing Christmas- being with friends and receiving gifts. Christmas is pretty magical there- Harry is there with Ron, one of his two best friends during the first two years.

Who gives Harry presents on Christmas? Ron, Hermione, Mrs. Weasley and Hagrid. Those are some of the first people, who are treating him well. Ron and Hermione are his best friends while Mrs. Weasley is treating him like her son. Hagrid is another friend of Harry’s, who is one of the first ones to take him away from the Dursleys and accept him for who he is.

Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe

Due to taking place in a snowy landscape, it makes perfect sense to include this book. The White Witch cursed Narnia to be in an eternal Winter—-meaning no ice skating or even Christmas. It is just the landscape of Winter that makes it a perfect scene of Christmas. But with the arrival of Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter, hope comes and we start feeling Christmas. The moment when they meet Santa, Winter starts to melt. He gives them tools to help in the near future- Peter (a sword and shield), Susan (bow and arrow), and Lucy (dagger and healing potion)

Spinning Silver

True, I struggle with retellings, but this was an exception. What convinced me to want to read this book was previously reading Uprooted, another Naomi Novik book. In addition, the summary blurb even convinced me. I kinda of forgot what I loved for its wintry scenes, but I still loved it.

Tale of the Cattail Forest- my book

True, my novel may not exactly have a Christmas or Winter scene, but I know how beautiful it can be. That is based on the fact that Fairy Frogs are naturally gifted in the arts and have a number of celebrations during the year. Those celebrations help all the Fairy Frogs show many of their talents at once. Usually ends up being some of their best. Some of them have to work together- look at the singers, performers, and dancers—–usually figuring out some performance.

They spend a lot of time showing Christmas spirit- lasts a pretty long time (probably from November to the end of December). Those who are the most invested in their craft are expected to have something pretty special- that is pretty rare- Sparkle happened to be one of them. Part of the celebration happens in the big treehouse and part down at the Gazebo. So much can be said about this.

The Opposites Book Tag

Mary and the Words is where I found this tag. There is a chance I may not have found the cover in. There really wasn’t really rules in this tag. It was pretty much just answering the questions. Let’s see what I can come up with. I will add one rules: tag 5+ people.

first book in your collection | last book you bought

Of the books on my shelf, most likely belonging to the Percy Jackson: The Olympians. I had those books since middle school.

Last book I bought: what I can think of belongs to the first two Nevermoor books.

a book with a male protagonist | a book with a female protagonist

I automatically thought of the Shades of Magic series- Kell is our male main character.

With Female main character- I thought of the Spinning Silver character. The main character is Miryem- I loved her a lot.

cheap book | an expensive book—–this is tough.

Cheap book- going with Nicholas Nickleby. I bought it at at an used bookstore. Expensive book- while I didn’t buy it, I believe A Christmas Treasury was expensive.

book you read fast | a book that took you a long time to read– this is quickly.

Tom Sawyer is a book I read quickly. It took me about four months to read Nicholas Nickleby

pretty cover | ugly cover—–well I have read of books with a pretty cover, but barely with with an ugly cover. Turns out my Nicholas Nickleby cover is an ugly cover

a national book | an international book——-well mostly read books outside of the US.

At least I found something.

a thin book | a thick book—–

Well, one of the thinnest book I own is “The Day World Came to Town”. Those who know the Come From Away story would know that book. This is the book that musical is based off. A thick book would be Les Misérables.The only way to include this belongs to the musical.

romantic book | action book—this is a struggle

Romantic book- this is a struggle. Barley read romantic books and struggle with noticing romance in books. Actually, I can think of one that I love, which is The Princess Bride

It is a book you will always love. Romance, Miracles, Action, Memorable Lines, etc…..Believe it or not, the movie is very faithful to the book. T

Action book- what came to mind first was the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.That is especially true in the last two films.

a fiction book | a nonfiction book———-I read a lot of fiction.

a book that made you happy | a book that made you sad——-lots of books made me happy. Yes, I had to use a picture from of the musical of Les Mis to explain this.

My Tags

The Pine-Scented Chronicles

Charlotte, Somewhere

tea time lit

Oreos & Peanut Butter

The Perilous Pen

The Christmas Song Book Tag

I was nominated by Kira for the Christmas Song Book Tag.

Questions:

“Your’e a Mine One Mr. Grinch” (Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love)– It is hard for me to even think of one. It is hard to love any villain unless they redeem themselves.

“All I Want for Christmas is you” (what book you most hope to see under your Christmas tree)– Can books count? I really want to see the Harry Potter series under my tree- that is 7 books.

“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” (Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learn to believe in themselves”)– I am thinking maybe Harry Potter

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

a) Which character do you think would on the top of the naughty list– So many characters could be on the top of this list- as in any of the villains.

b) Which character do you think should be on the top of the nice list? Boy, there are lots of characters that can be on the top of the nice list.

“Frosty the Snowman” (which book just melts your heart): What came to mind first belongs to the books of my childhood. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG were the first two books.

“Feliz Navidad” (choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own)– luckily I live in the US. Most of the books I read don’t take place there. So many locations, but what came to mind first was Ancient Greece- I did read the entire Iliad and Odyssey

“It’s the most Wonderful Time of the Year” (which holiday themed book do you spread the Christmas joy)– A Christmas Carol, and that is my favorite Christmas book. The first book found in A Christmas Treasury is A Christmas Carol.

“Sleigh Ride” (which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (doesn’t have to be a love interest) – This is difficult. Actually, I believe I would love to spend Christmas with the Fairy Frogs. These are characters that I created- they are naturally gifted in the arts, compassionate and clever.

“Baby it’s Cold Outside (which book that you didn’t like that would you sacrifice to warm yourself up in the cold?)– I don’t think I even want to burn up a book. If I didn’t like it, I would rather give it away.

“Do you Hear what I Hear” (which book do you think everyone should read)– This can be a difficult question due to people’s interests. Some prefer fantasy, classics, nonfiction, etc…. So, I will list a book in more than one genre.

For standalone fantasy- I think either Uprooted or Spinning Silver

For a fantasy series- maybe Shades of Magic

Nonfiction- well, if you love coffee, Starbucks, or wanting to open up a business, I will choose Pour Your Heart Into It (that is all about how Starbucks got founded and eventually became successful.

Classic Lovers- Bleak House by Charles Dickens