A quick keyword search of the library's catalogue reveals nearly 300 books and CDs with the word "Christmas" in the record. Of course, there are lots of scholarly works on the topic; from An astronomer's point of view to many theological studies and exegetical analyses of the Bible's account, as well as more popular works by Christian authors. You could read the 2006-2011 World Outlook for Chocolate Christmas Candy online. But there are plenty of other good books for a winter's night read. A few examples from the collection include:
- Christmas stories from around the world: honoring Jesus in many lands.
- Encyclopedia of Christmas
- Canadian Christmas Traditions
- All kinds of Christmas anthologies such as Behold that star, The fireside book of Christmas, and Favourite Christmas Stories from Fireside Al
If you've got children (of any age) at home during the holidays, there are some beautifully illustrated picture books to enjoy, available from the Curriculum collection, with titles like The wild Christmas reindeer, The star of the manger, The Christmas menorahs: how a town fought hate, Wombat divine, The shine man, An orange for Frankie and The little drummer boy.
Alloway Library also has Christmas music CDs. A search for the keywords Christmas sound recording shows 19 results featuring lots of medieval and classical works as well as the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir and The Boston Pops. You'll also find Christmas music books to help make your own Christmas music!
Material checked out now will be due in the new year for most borrowers, so take a browse of the catalogue and then head on over to Alloway Library. We are open December 15 to 19th before closing until January 5th.