There's something wonderfully nostalgic about vintage Christmas advertisements. Especially Coke ads, which some might argue defined our modern visualisation of Christmas - the jolly Santa Claus, the red and white, the perfect little nuclear family. I know that there are people who absolutely hate the holiday season - particularly the commercialism, but that's my favourite part! I love Christmas shopping and the decorating and food. I love walking into a mall in early November and seeing all the Christmas lights up already.
This book, Family Gathering, is one of my favourite Christmas reads. It was some random book I picked up at a Library sale years and years ago, but it never fails to cheer me up with sweet little short stories and poems.