Banner The Christmas Spirit Reading ChallengeI just signed up for The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge! Okay, so I told myself no more challenges for 2011. But then along comes such a fun one that I couldn’t resist. And besides, I planned to read the first book and watch these movies anyway.

The details for this challenge are as follows:

  • Challenge will run from Monday, November 21, 2011 through Friday, January 6, 2011.
  • Cross over with other challenges is totally permitted AND encouraged!
  • These must be Christmas novels, books about Christmas lore, a book of Christmas short stories or poems, books about Christmas crafts, and for the first time…a children’s Christmas books level!
  • Visit THIS POST for a list of new Christmas books for 2011.
  • The most important rule? HAVE FUN!

Click here to sign up for The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge 2011.


  • Candy Cane – Read 1 book
  • Mistletoe – Read 2-4 books
  • Christmas Tree – Read 5 or 6 books (This is the fanatic level…LOL!)

Additional levels:

  • Fa La La La Films: Watch a bunch or a few Christmas movies…it’s up to you.
  • Visions of Sugar Plums: Read books with your kids and share what you read.

*The additional levels are optional; you must still complete one of the main reading levels.

I’m shooting for Mistletoe and also Fa La La La Films.

My Book List
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Vampire Christmas Carol by Sarah Gray

My Movie List
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
A Christmas Carol (1951)
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Christmas Vacation (1989)
Elf (2003)

And probably all the other Christmas movies in my DVD library 😀 Every year we watch at least one a day starting on December 1st.

Click here to sign up for The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge 2011.


Michelle @ The True Book Addict · November 12, 2011 at 5:28 AM

Leah, welcome to the challenge! Glad you are joining us. I watch all of those movies..and more…every year too! In fact, I’ve already started watching and listening to music. LOL! A Christmas Carol is always a good choice, in book and movie formats. My favorite!

Happy reading…and watching!

Also, I just noticed that you’re a member of the horror blog alliance. So am I…well, I mean my horror blog is! If you haven’t already, stop by and check it out. 🙂

    Leah · November 12, 2011 at 5:45 AM

    My fave is It’s a Wonderful Life; I watch it multiple times every holiday season. My family used to ask me how I could watch it in black and white on one channel and then watch it in color later that night on a different channel. I just love it – perfect movie in my opinion.

    And, actually, visiting your horror blog is what finally convinced me to join Goodreads 🙂 I wanted to connect with others who read horror on a regular basis and would have suggestions for books I hadn’t heard about – so thank you! Also, I love the music that auto-plays: all those themes are fun and creepy, and bring back wonderful (and horrible) memories.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict · November 12, 2011 at 5:29 AM

Oh, and I’m also subscribed to you now via email.

    Leah · November 12, 2011 at 5:46 AM


    Thank you for subscribing! I truly appreciate it.

Laura Best · November 16, 2011 at 6:26 AM

Good luck with your challenge, Leah. I love “It’s a Wonderful Life” even though I always seem to miss it when it’s airing. Guess I should pick up the DVD. I should say I’m partial to “November Christmas” since Bitter, Sweet mad a quick appearance in it, but to be truthful I haven’t seen the entire movie. I should be ashamed!

Okay, so you’re kind of getting me in the Christmas spirit here.. 🙂

    Leah · November 18, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Hi Laura! I hadn’t heard of that one – I’ll have to check it out. Christmas spirit is definitely contagious 😀

Michelle @ The True Book Addict · November 20, 2011 at 3:32 AM

Less than 24 hours to go! Happy Christmas reading! 🙂

Leah · December 9, 2011 at 5:49 PM

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