I’m Dreaming of a Dark Christmas


The Doranville Book Club

Only 15 shopping days left until Christmas and I’ve had enough already. The mid-August visit to the Christmas decoration shop in Boston, Massachusetts, always had the potential to cause me to peak early. I now need something a little darker and more menacing to keep me going to the 25th of December.

The Open College of Arts – Creative Writing Facebook Group, posted a link to the following blogpost on The Reading Room blog,  “Alternative Reads for Christmas” .

The Doranville Book Club held an emergency meeting to discuss the books provided on this alternative Christmas read list (see photo). After much deliberation, the choice for our Christmas reading has been narrowed down to two;

Holidays on Ice, by David Sedaris. I think the club were tempted by the story titled Monster Mash – what Halloween at the medical examiners looks like.

The Haunted Tea Cosy, by Edward Gorey, a morbid retelling of Dicken’s  A Christmas Carol.

We have given ourselves a couple of days to come to a decision. I will keep you posted with the outcome.

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