19 episodes

Reviewing books about Christmas, both fiction and nonfiction, new and old. Looking for a fun Christmas read? I can help you find it, whether you’re into the history of 20th century Christmas traditions or you love a good Christmas murder, or you're looking for that perfect picture book for your granddaughter. I read them all!

Christmas Book Review Carrie Mercer

    • Arts
    • 4.5 • 6 Ratings

Reviewing books about Christmas, both fiction and nonfiction, new and old. Looking for a fun Christmas read? I can help you find it, whether you’re into the history of 20th century Christmas traditions or you love a good Christmas murder, or you're looking for that perfect picture book for your granddaughter. I read them all!

    CBR Episode 18 Santa's Daughter Superheroes and the Evergleam

    CBR Episode 18 Santa's Daughter Superheroes and the Evergleam

    Christmas Book Review Episode 18
    Santa’s Daughter, Superheroes, and the Evergleam
    Show Notes:
    Christmas Past episode with my interview 
    Christmas Past episode of Two Truths and a Lie 
    Books (and other print media) discussed in this episode:
    A Kangaroo for Christmas
    Christmas with the Superheroes 1 and 2 (try eBay)
    Jingle Belle’s Cool Yule 
    Paul Dini’s Jingle Belle (try eBay for this one also)
    Santa Claus Magazine Issue One
    The Evergleam Book: 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition (sold out but check www.evergleambook.com)
    Carrie Mercer can be reached at ChristmasBookReview@gmail.com
    Instagram—there are many photos for this episode—for the show is at https://www.instagram.com/ChristmasBookReview/ 
    If you’d like to throw a couple bucks my way to help with the costs of doing the podcast, go to my Ko-Fi page at https://ko-fi.com/christmasbookreview
    If you’d like become a Patreon supporter and get a Christmas goodie, you can do
    so at patreon.com/ChristmasBookReview
    Thanks for listening!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/ChristmasBookReview)

    • 38 min
    CBR Episode 17 Marley the Miserable and Lyle the Crocodile

    CBR Episode 17 Marley the Miserable and Lyle the Crocodile

    Christmas Book Review Episode 17
    Marley the Miserable and Lyle the Crocodile
    Show Notes:
    Meg and Jo –8/10
    Marley’s Ghost – 7/10
    Miss Marley – 9/10
    Lyle at Christmas 8/10
     
    Carrie Mercer can be reached at ChristmasBookReview@gmail.com
    Instagram—there are photos for this episode—for the show is at https://www.instagram.com/ChristmasBookReview/ 
    If you’d like to throw a couple bucks my way to help with the costs of doing the podcast, go to my Ko-Fi page at https://ko-fi.com/christmasbookreview
    If you’d like become a Patreon supporter and get a Christmas goodie, you can do
    so at patreon.com/ChristmasBookReview
     
    Thanks for listening!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/ChristmasBookReview)

    • 23 min
    CBR Episode 16 Ingalls Tugboats and Helping Your Neighbors

    CBR Episode 16 Ingalls Tugboats and Helping Your Neighbors

    Christmas Book Review Episode 16:
    Ingalls, Tugboats, and Helping Your Neighbors
    Show notes:
    The Carpenter’s Gift 9/10
    The Christmas Tugboat 10/10
    Christmas Stories 8/10
    Dasher 7/10 
    I also mentioned Red and Lulu, also by this author, which I reviewed in episode 7
    Carrie Mercer can be reached at ChristmasBookReview@gmail.com
    Instagram—there are photos for this episode—for the show is at https://www.instagram.com/ChristmasBookReview/ 
    If you’d like to support the show and get a Christmas goodie, you can do
    so at patreon.com/ChristmasBookReview
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/ChristmasBookReview)

    • 20 min
    CBR Episode 15 Ghosts Wishes Dreams and Yarn

    CBR Episode 15 Ghosts Wishes Dreams and Yarn

    Christmas Book Review Episode 15:
    Ghosts Wishes Dreams and Yarn
    Show notes:
    Dream Soul 8/10
    There is one other book by Laurence Yep about this same family, the Lees, and it comes chronologically before this book, and is called The Star Fisher.
    55 Christmas Balls To Knit 8/10
    Mr. Dickens and His Carol 10/10
    The Story of Holly and Ivy 8/10

    Here's the link to the tv special version of The Story of Holly and Ivy, on YouTube:
    The Wish That Changed Christmas tv special
    Carrie Mercer can be reached at ChristmasBookReview@gmail.com
    Instagram for the show is at https://www.instagram.com/ChristmasBookReview/
    If you’d like to support the show and get a Christmas goodie, you can do
    so at patreon.com/ChristmasBookReview
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/ChristmasBookReview)

    • 23 min
    CBR Episode 14 Werewolves Hazardous Dukes and Christmas Letters

    CBR Episode 14 Werewolves Hazardous Dukes and Christmas Letters

    Episode14: Werewolves Hazardous Dukes and Christmas Letters


    Books reviewed in this episode: 
    Marley  9/10 novel
    Wolfsbane and Mistletoe 9/10 short stories
    Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners 8/10 novel
    How The Dukes Stole Christmas: A Christmas Romance Anthology 8/10


    Christmas Podcasts mentioned in this episode:
    Christmas Clatter
    Christmas Past
    Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Christmas


    Book Giveaway! Want to win a new hardback copy of the novel Marley? Just leave me a review and then email to let me know and tell me where (a link would be great!), and I’ll enter you into the drawing! I’ll be giving this one away in the next episode, so you have until February 10th-ish 2020!    
    Carrie Mercer can be reached at ChristmasBookReview@gmail.com
    Instagram for the show is at https://www.instagram.com/ChristmasBookReview/
    If you’d like to support the show and get a Christmas goodie, you can do
    so at patreon.com/ChristmasBookReview 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/ChristmasBookReview)

    • 31 min
    CBR Episode 13 Witches Hospitals and Christmas Rap

    CBR Episode 13 Witches Hospitals and Christmas Rap

    Episode 13: Witches, Hospitals, and Christmas Rap
    Books reviewed in this episode:
    Grandpa’s Witched-Up Christmas 8/10
    The Drummer Boy 8/10
    Geronimo Stilton: Christmas Catastrophe 8/10
    Deck the Halls, We’re Off The Walls 8/10
    Holly Claus: The Christmas Princess 8/10


    Podcasts mentioned in this episode:
    Christmas Clatter


    Carrie Mercer can be reached at ChristmasBookReview@gmail.com
    Instagram for the show is at https://www.instagram.com/ChristmasBookReview/
    If you’d like to support the show and get a Christmas goodie, you can now do so at patreon.com/ChristmasBookReview





    Sent from my iPad
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/ChristmasBookReview)

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Brian Earl - Christmas Past ,

Cozy, Christmassy, literary charm!

Those of us who celebrate Christmas all year long like to keep the spirit alive by reading Christmas books. So, I was excited to discover this podcast. Carrie helps you discover new Christmas books in lots of different genres and offers her thoughts and summaries on them, in a folksy, laid back style. Perfect casual listening, no matter what time of year!

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