Wintermas 2012: Time for a Vote!
It’s that time of year again—pre-Halloween, when the Christmas decorations start coming out.
I remember Ye Olden Dayes, when Christmas commercials didn’t start until the Halloween night horror movie marathons. Hell, I remember Ye Evene Older Dayes, when Christmas didn’t start until Black Friday.
Anyway, getting into the spirit of Wintermas, it’s time for me to start thinking about my Very Heathen Critique Holiday Special.
Last year, as some of you may remember, I read Twas the Night Before, Jerry Jenkins’ Christmas romance about a grown woman who believes in Santa Claus.
This year, I have a couple of ideas…
1. The Case for Christmas, by Lee Strobel
From the back cover:
Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. Join him as he asks the tough, pointed questions you’d expect from an award-winning legal journalist.
Lee apparently will come of a conclusion in a mere 84 pages. So it’s possible that I could critique both this little bitsy book and…
2. Christmas Town, by Peggy Gilchrist
This is an Inspirational Romance novel from Steeple Hill.
From the back cover:
Everyone was talking about the arrival of Jordan Scoville. The millionaire had been raised in Bethlehem, South Carolina, the town his family still owned. But Jordan hadn’t been back in over ten years, and rumor had it that the savvy businessman had returned in order to close down their little “Christmas Town” forever!
But that didn’t stop struggling single mother Joella Ratchford. Everyone she really cared about lived in Christmas Town, and she was convinced that all Jordan “Scrooge” Scoville really needed was faith. For surely the joys of the season would make him realize that it was up to him to save this town…and maybe find a happily ever after of his own.
Given my genuine and unabashed enjoyment of Christmas stuff, there is a good chance I might like this one.
Which brings me to my final point: whether I read one or both of these books, I will go into them blind. Unlike the Underground Zealot and Babylon Rising series, I have never read either of these books.
And thus I leave it to you, my lovely and loyal readers, to decide what will be under the Heathen Critique Wintermas tree…