Every December I seem to fall into a media-routine of sorts. I listen to the same Christmas songs and watch the same movies. As I wrapped presents this weekend, I happened to have a three-hour stretch to myself--which NEVER happens--so I slipped Love, Actually into the DVD player and relived one of my favorite holiday movies. Probably not billed as a Christmas movie in the traditional way, but for me it's a sentimental favorite along with When Harry Met Sally. "I have decided that for the rest of the day we are going to talk like theese."
I also pull a few favorite books from my shelves. I'll flip through An Idiot Girl's Christmas by Laurie Notaro or Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris for fun. This year I'm rereading The Handmaid and the Carpenter, a novel about the life of Mary and Joseph by, one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Berg.
What holiday books or movies put you in the Christmas spirit?