I tried. But there was so much bright and shiny out there, that I did not succeed. I read some new holiday stories. But that's not quite the thing. So, instead I look at this year's batch of TBR posts and see that I did ten. Yay for me! Somehow, my tbr pile does not look much smaller but certainly the challenge helped remind me to not just read the stuff that has barely gotten a chance to settle into the pile. When I do the year end tally we'll see how diverse I really was this year. I had a lot of fun and appreciated the reminder not just to read but to talk about what I read, especially the stuff that I liked. So, all in all, a good thing, even if I do not have old tales of holiday cheer I read this month.