Happy Holidays, Merry Chrismukkah! Here’s a video in which I talk about surprise gifts on Christmas eve. Everyone I sent a gift should have opened them by now so I can share this video more widely. I love reading and I love talking about books, so it seemed like an excellent idea to give some of my friends books. In The Netherlands a lot of people do gifts at Sinterklaas (earlier in December) among them me and my friends, so they weren’t expecting to get a gift for Christmas.
It was really hard not to tell them that I sent it. Elsbeth rightly suspected me. They wouldn’t know I gave it until they opened it, and they had to wait to open it until Christmas eve. Anne asked me several times yesterday if was Christmas eve yet. (She knew I sent it.) In the end she decided that her ‘eve’ started at 4 pm. 😀 And Marlies and Matthijs filmed themselves opening their gifts so I could see their initial response, which was so lovely! (Matthijs did get The Beauty, it arrived in the nick of time.)
Do you have any Christmas reading traditions? I would love to know all the different Christmas reading you do!