Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

From the New York Times bestselling author of "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?" comes an enchanting collection of stories for the holiday season. For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales. For the Twelve Days of Christmas?a time of celebration, From the New York Times bestselling author of "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?" comes an enchanting collectio...

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Title:Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days
Author:Jeanette Winterson
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:293 pages pages

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Dec 25, 2017
    This book has a little bit of everything and was the perfect read for the calm afternoon of Christmas. Jeanette Winterson is completely herself in this book, and I do wonder how it would come across if you were not already familiar with her writing. For me, I am a huge fan, so it worke...
  • JanB
    Nov 26, 2017
    This was a Traveling Sister read with Norma, Berit, Dana, Nikki,and Holly. The Traveling Sister review of this book and others can be found on their blog at: https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... I have mixed feelings about this book. As is often the case with short stories, I e...
  • Ali
    Dec 20, 2016
    Twelve stories and twelve feasts for twelve days, it simply oozes Christmas spirit. The volume opens with ?Christmas Tide? an introductory essay by the author, ruminating on what Christmas is and where it, and all those traditions we take for granted come from. The twelve storie...
  • Dave
    Dec 01, 2016
    A very unusual Christmas book. Winterson loves Christmas for its reflection, ritual, love and community . The recipes in the book are less about putting on a holiday show and more about how food can help make Christmas (and life) merrier and brighter. The stories are all designed to ra...
  • Cecily
    Jan 02, 2017
    This is a physically beautiful collection of a dozen (for the twelve days of Christmas) new short stories, alternating with a dozen pieces about food (each ending with a recipe), all with a Christmas or winter theme, topped and tailed with an introduction and a Christmas message. I...
  • Saturday's Child
    Feb 23, 2017
    Christmas, bar humbug I?m not a big fan of it and I only like the fact that there are some public holidays involved in it. My only disappointment with this wonderful book is that I did not get to read it in December around Christmas time. ...
  • Beth Bonini
    Dec 31, 2016
    This collection of original short stories, memories, personal rituals, recipes, musings, and informational bits about cultural and religious tradition are mixed up like a rich Christmas pudding. You can gorge yourself on it, or consume just a bit at a time - either way, it makes for th...
  • Dolf Patijn
    Dec 31, 2016
    One of the best Christmas books I've ever read. The recipes are not all that great but the stories with the recipes and the other stories are. Really enjoyed it. ...
  • Danika at The Lesbrary
    Dec 05, 2017
    These have a great, timeless feel, like they're Christmas stories that have been around for a long time, even though they're new. I was expecting it to be weird to listen to the recipe portions with an audiobook, but they ended up being my favourite parts. Jeanette Winterson reads them...
  • Diane S ☔
    Dec 12, 2016
    This may well be the only Christmas book I read this season, and of so I am glad I chose this one. I loved every single story, though of course I had a few favorites. The Snowmama, a magical heartwarming story with a wonderful message. The Mistletoe Bride, a gothic tale of well des...
  • Emer
    Dec 17, 2016
    This was an impulse buy. I was standing at the counter in my local bookshop ready to pay for my other purchases when I saw this beautiful looking book. I had to pick it up. The cover was just so tactile; a beautiful woven cloth hardback with gorgeous silver pickups. How could I resist?...
  • Laysee
    Dec 08, 2017
    Christmas Day: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days is just about the most perfect read for this time of year. To Jeanette Winterson, ?Christmas has a special delight - as though the season is cheering you on.? Her enjoyment of Christmas is communicated through 12 recipes, each of ...
  • Jaclyn Hogan
    Dec 23, 2016
    This was exactly what I needed. Christmas is different when you're 31. It's not as easy as it is when you're 7. Probably most of this comes with getting older. You see the hard work that goes into Christmas when you're an adult. You don't write letters to Santa, or leave out cookie...
  • Diane Barnes
    Dec 18, 2016
    I am not generally a Christmas book reader, or Christmas special watcher, mainly because I find the majority of these are a little too sappy for my tastes. But I saw a couple of nice reviews of this one, I've heard a lot of good things about Winterson's writing, and my library had it o...
  • Camie
    Dec 30, 2016
    I'm always looking for a new Christmas read and this is a book with a beautiful cover. 12 stories and 12 feasts for 12 days says the cover. Her stories are bold, and her recipes um uninspiring. All in all I think I'm used to more traditional tales and fare. ...
  • Mary
    Mar 08, 2017
    Wonderful seasonal stories and recipes! ...
  • Fefi
    Dec 18, 2017
    Alcuni racconti dedicati a fantasmi non mi sono sembrati molto natalizi, ma altri sono veramente carini e l'ultimo mi ha fatto luccicare gli occhi. Tra una storia e l'altra ci sono ricettine curiose e aneddoti a tema natalizio. La scrittrice sposata con una donna e alcune storie s...
  • Patti's Book Nook
    Dec 20, 2016
    Gorgeous cover aside, the stories contained in this collection are wonderful and varied. I read this over a busy two week period and am having trouble remembering specifics...but this is unsurprising since I can't remember one task from the next these days, carrying a notepad with me ...
  • mathilde maire
    Dec 24, 2017
    I enjoyed the stories but not as much as I thought I would. Winterson's writing is not to blame, it's more due to personal preferences?I think I'm still in a crime fiction mood, oops. Some of the stories felt too ~The True Meaning Of Christmas-esque~ to my taste if that makes sense (...
  • Aoife
    Dec 20, 2016
    3.5 Stars For the most part I enjoyed all of these stories. My favourites were The Snowmama, Christmas in New York, Christmas Cracker and The Lion, the Unicorn and Me. They were just cute with a great hint of Christmas magic. I didn't like Dark Christmas, it was way too haunted for ...
  • Buddy Bell
    Dec 20, 2016
    I'm so glad to have read this book now. It's such a charming read with 12 different stories, most of which I loved, and was full of personal anecdotes and musings on Christmas and what it means to her (Jeanette). Each story is also accompanied by a recipe that means or has meant someth...
  • Lena
    Dec 20, 2017
    Myspys. ...
  • Sassafras Lowrey
    Dec 14, 2016
    One of the best books I have ever read - I say that without exaggeration. I think I will start a new tradition of reading this book each December. Who would have thought that one of my favorite authors would also have such deep haunted, reclaimed connection to Christmas. Though our con...
  • Jess
    Dec 20, 2017
    This isn't Winterson at my Very Favorite Winterson, but it was still a really lovely collection, and it was nice to read something Christmassy that's a bit different from the usual holiday fare. Some of the stories I enjoyed quite a lot, while some of them weren't really my thing, as i...
  • Maria Roxana
    Dec 15, 2017
    ?Suntem oameni, nu ma?ini. Avem ?i noi zile proaste. Suntem inspira?i, ?i totu?i d?m gre?. Nu suntem unidimensionali. Avem inimi ce se frng ?i suflete cu care nu ?tim ce s? facem. Ucidem ?i distrugem, dar ?i construim ?i facem lucruri posibile. Am fost pe lun? ?i am ...
  • Nadine Buchblog ♥
    Dec 11, 2017
    Mrs Wintersons Weihnachtsgeschichten sind Magie fr die Seele. Nicht nur schn zu lesen, sondern auch zum Vorlesen. Oder einfach um die Zeit zwischen Mittagsmahl und Abendlichem Festschmaus zu berbrcken. *** Zwlf Weihnachtsgeschichten, von ganz einfachen Geschichten ber...
  • Jovi Ene
    Dec 17, 2017
    Dac? tot vine Cr?ciunul, e bine s? l asezonezi cu ceva pove?ti de Cr?ciun ?i re?ete miraculoase. Cartea lui Jeanette Winterson mplete?te aceste dou? caracteristici ale s?rb?torilor de iarn?: pe de o parte, cteva pove?ti care con?in spiritul Cr?ciunului, fie c? el...
  • Caroline
    Dec 09, 2017
    Efter att ha navigerat mellan olika fluffiga julboksomslag med hundar, minigrisar och mistlar hittade jag till sist det optimala julmyset. Hr finns spkhistorier, romantiska komedier och sagor, innanfr julnattsbl prmar. ...
  • Kirsty
    Dec 21, 2016
    I decided to purchase Christmas Days for three reasons: firstly, it is festive; secondly, it is beautiful in itself; and thirdly, it was written by one of my favourite contemporary authors. Rather than read it all in one go as I would ordinarily, I chose to approach it in a slightly di...
  • Amalia Gavea
    Dec 08, 2016
    It's Jeanette Winterson, people. I could read her shopping list and still be a happy reader. In Christmas Days we have her impeccable style and stories about Christmas. What could go wrong? If you just replied ''nothing'', you are correct. Jeanette Winterson offers us 12 stories and...