Almost everybody knows (or at least has heard of) Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. If you've ever said "Bah, humbug!" then A, you have no holiday spirit and B, you were making a reference to Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Whether you're watching it on the silver screen or reading it on the page, A Christmas Carol is a holiday classic full of good cheer.
Everybody knows a busybody or has a snooping neighbor—if you don't know someone like this, it's probably you! Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is a fantastic novel-in-verse for busybodies everywhere, featuring a broad cast of characters portrayed with all of the details we love to snoop on.
The great classics of literature tend to be a bit intimidating, but when you get past that "Great Classic" aura, some of them are surprisingly hip and relatable! This month we'll be getting into the holiday spirit by putting the LIT into LITerature (and maybe finding some gifts!), starting with a personal favorite of mine—James Joyce's Ulysses.