We’ve all got our Holiday media traditions, the books we reread, the movies we watch again. For some, it will be classics like A Christmas Carol or Home Alone; others may span out to less traditional fare, like say In Bruges (give it a try: if you can get past the profanity and the bloodshed, it’s a solid holiday movie).
Anything more local? Well, there’s Richard Paul Evans, who has written a dozen or more Christmas novels. If that’s not exactly your style, we suggest Larry Menlove’s “Who Brought Forth this Christmas Demon.” The Spring Lake author’s work has appeared in many venues and reaped honorable mentions for both Short Story Collection and the Novel categories in the 2020 Utah Original Writing Competition. “Who Brought Forth this Christmas Demon” originally appeared in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought in 2008. The publication asked him back this year to read the work for their podcast Dialogue Out Loud.
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Categories: Literary Arts