Recommendations for Books, Music & DVD Gift Giving This Holiday Season!

Photo courtesy of Declan McCullagh Photography

‘Tis the season to be thinking about Christmas shopping! With less than 5 weeks left until Santa’s sleigh bells ring out throughout the globe, you might be pondering on what to get those special people in your life.

I would like to share my recommendations with you for some great choices in books, CDs and DVDs (which are always my favourite gifts to receive!) for this holiday season.

My favourite books of 2009:

Autobiography: American On Purpose by Craig Ferguson

Chick Lit: Mrs. Perfect by Jane Porter

Historical Fiction: Conceit by Mary Novik

Horror: Fade To Pale by James Cheetham

Fantastic music you shouldn’t miss:

Alternative Pop: Sunny Side Up – Paolo Nutini

Alternative Rock: A Hundred Million Suns – Snow Patrol

Folk/Swing/Jazz: Feel It – Kelli Trottier

Indie Acoustic: Believer – Emily Maguire

Indie Pop: Closer Encounters – Ann Vriend

Pop Rock: Gossip In The Grain – Ray LaMontagne

Rock: Only By The Night – Kings of Leon

Soul/R&B/Lounge: Silent – Craig Mcintyre

DVDs you’ll watch more than once:

Travel Documentary: Long Way Down: John O’Groats to Cape Town starring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman

Stand-up Comedy: A Wee Bit O’ Revolution starring Craig Ferguson

Fantasy: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett

Drama: Seven Pounds starring Will Smith and Rosario Dawson

Comedy: The Hangover starring Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis

Family: Up (Pixar) featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai and Christopher Plummer

I hope that you enjoy them as much as I did!

Happy Holidays,
Christine

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