Every autumn, it happens. We swap our iced coffee for pumpkin spice lattes, tanks for turtlenecks, and flip-flops for boots. We end our days of reading on picnic blankets and begin wrapping ourselves in them instead.
We all know the holidays are laced with small moments: watching seasonal movies, baking and eating cookies, spending time with friends and family. However seemingly routine these acts have become, they are the ones that linger in our hearts. I’ll always remember the warm and fuzzy feeling of drinking hot chocolate as our Hanukkah menorah glowed in the background of our Christmas movie marathon. Or the sound of my family playing a game of dreidel as I tore through my favorite romantic novel. What’s more, I also now thank Netflix for all the holiday movies it provides, while simultaneously acknowledging each publishing house for the books that also help put me in the Christmas mood.
We all deserve a good book to read as we snuggle up by the fireplace (or space heater) this holiday season. So here are my top five movie-and-book pairings you don’t want to miss out on this year.