Book Review: Christmas Days by Jeanette Winterson

Christmas Days

I wanted a book of short stories that contained a Christmas ghost story or two and this book was just right. In fact, the majority of the stories had some kind of ghost or supernatural element. The stories are interspersed with recipes for the 12 days of Christmas, which sound delicious if I could be arsed to make them. It would make a lovely Christmas gift, in it’s blue and silver binding and with the recipes. I also liked the introduction as Jeanette Winterson has done her research of the origins of Christmas, going back to the Pagan days and deities that have made up the celebration we have today.

“The SnowMama” made me want to cry. It was a touching tale of giving love. There was a twisted version of the mistletoe bride. I loved “Dark Christmas”, it was a proper goosebumps kind of ghost story, as was “A Ghost Story” (obviously the clue is in the name), I could feel the cold seeping through the pages. “The Second Best Bed” was another creepy festive tale.

I didn’t know what I was getting when I ordered this book and prepared myself to find maybe one or two stories I enjoyed but I was happily surprised there were more stories that were my creepy cup of tea than I expected. Definitely a 5/5.

 

About thewytchinghourblog

I'm a horror loving librarian with the need to share reviews of everything horror, gore and spooky related. I'm an avid reader of books, mainly horror, definitely supernatural. I'm a pagan and like to define myself as an eclectic witch. Halloween/Samhain is my favourite time of year from everything pumpkin spiced, the scent of decay and the veil between worlds thinning. So, here we are to share all things blood splattered, things that go bump in the night and crawl out of the darkness.
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2 Responses to Book Review: Christmas Days by Jeanette Winterson

  1. This sounds great, I’m glad I’m not the only one who can’t be arsed to do any of this inspirational stuff! 😂 I love reading about it all, but actually doing it….yeah, I might. Or not lol 😂

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  2. Sounds interesting, I’ll be tracking it down 🖤

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