We've been reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and I went searching for another good Xmassy read and came home with...the story of a father who died at sea while delivering Christmas trees. Not so merry.
So, instead, let's turn to music. Terry Teachout, the Wall Street Journal theater critic lists his favorite Christmas records at his blog, About Last Night. To chime in with a suggestion, I'll mention the compilation disc "Soul Christmas," with the excellent "This Christmas," sung by Donny Hathaway.