Saturday, December 17, 2005

Christmas Spirit?

Joseph Bottum writes in First Things:

"So what’s left? There isn’t a style or a diction I can find to use while writing about Christmas. It all seems so hackneyed, so over-used, so trite. Of course, that never seemed to bother Christmas music, so why should it bother Christmas prose? This year I’m reading to my eight-year-old daughter Charles Dickens, and Dylan Thomas, and the story of that first Christmas in the Bible. And somehow, as she listens, it all seems perfect."

Read the whole thing:
http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/?p=116

1 comment:

Dexter said...

Washington Post Book Critic on seasonal classics and the shared joy of experienceing them with the kids.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/08/AR2005120801700.html