Today, Jane Lynch--a dedicated Christmas fan--stops by the NOOK Blog to reveal her Top 5 Favorite Christmas tales:

 

 

 

 

 

I’m a Christmas fan. As a kid growing up on the south side of Chicago, I would demand we put up the tree just after Thanksgiving. I played all my favorite record albums and burned pine incense from the chimney of a tiny wooden cabin and turned on all the lights just so. The TV was always tuned to Chicago’s WGN and their huge host of holiday programing.

 

As an adult with serious Holiday control issues, I do the same in the home I share with my wife Lara, our 11-year old Haden, two dogs and two cats.

 

Just as my Dad did every Christmas Eve, I read “The Night Before Christmas” to Haden and finish by sprinkling “sleep dust” over my daughter who pretends to fall dead asleep on impact.

 

 

Here are my top 5 favorite Christmas stories, and a few words about why the holiday just wouldn’t have any “Ho Ho Ho” without them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments
by Moderator dhaupt on ‎12-06-2012 08:54 AM

Wow, I think I'll have to put Elfbot on my wish list.

Santa are you listening :smileyhappy:

 

Thanks Jeremy, you and B&N always give me such great ways to break my piggy bank!

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎12-06-2012 11:34 AM

Thanks for pointing out some excellent choices in Christmas stories!  The O.Henry and Charles Dickens books are especially nice as they are B&N Editions and are only $1.99.  My Christmas collection of ebooks is growing and growing thanks to B&N!

by on ‎12-06-2012 12:31 PM

"Bob Lockhart"?  You mean the one with Gene Lockhart as Bob Cratchett (and a young, uncredited June Lockhart as one of his children)?

by JeremyCesarec on ‎12-06-2012 02:34 PM

Good catch MacMcK1957. Certainly a Christmas classic.

by on ‎12-06-2012 03:50 PM

Lockhart also played the judge in Miracle on 34th Street, a great part, including one of my favorite discussions:

 

William Frawley, as the campaign manager: ... But you go ahead Henry, you do it your way. You go on back in there and tell them that you rule there is no Santy Claus. Go on. But if you do, remember this: you can count on getting just two votes, your own and that district attorney's out there.


Gene Lockhart, as Judge Harper: The District Attorney's a Republican.

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎12-07-2012 08:57 AM

Wow Mac, you're a font of information. And a classic movie buff as well.

I never realized the June Lockhart role.

Thanks, next time I watch it, it will mean more now.