Publication Date: 1st edition 1832
Publisher: Penguin (2007)
Pages: 65 pages
This Christmas, I'm reading the Penguin Christmas Classics. Just like last year, I'll use a special rating system to give you an even better idea what this story is about and if it's for you.
CHRISTMAS FEELS: ★★★★★/5
ROMANCE FEELS: ★★★★★/5
Merry day of Christmas Eve! Christmas is finally almost here and what better book to review on the 24th of December than The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol.
This is another classic that I've heard so much about, but never really knew exactly what the story was. As expected, the story takes place on the night before Christmas. The devil decides to steal the moon to take revenge on the citizens of the small Russian place Dikanka. When all the citizens try to make their way home, or to the town tavern, on Christmas eve, they are surrounded by blackness and a lot of confusion takes place.
Like The Nutcracker, The Night Before Christmas reads like a fairytale. All the characters are types, the narration is quick and beautiful and the story doesn't count more than 60 pages. Combined with some amazing drawings, this book is indeed the perfect read for Christmas Eve. It again touches upon themes like forgiveness and love and what it really means to celebrate Christmas with each other. It is not a really memorable read, but very enjoyable with a cup of hot coco and a Christmas tree with lots of presents underneath it.
And that's my very last review of the year. I'm taking the rest of the year off to celebrate Christmas with my family and to finish an essay (ugh). I want to wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016. Thank you so much for reading and supporting this blog and I can't wait to see you all again next year!