Books about Christmas

  1. The Night Before Christmas

    by Clement C. Moore
    A magical tale of a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

    On the night of Christmas Eve , a family is settling down to sleep when the father is disturbed by noises on the lawn outside. Looking out the window, he sees Saint Nicholas in a sleigh pulled by ... (Wikipedia)

  2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    by Dr. Seuss
    A grumpy creature's attempt to ruin Christmas for an entire town.

    The Grinch , a grouchy, cave-dwelling creature, hates Christmas ; his only companion is his unloved but loyal dog, Max. He resides on the snowy Mount Crumpit, located north of the town of Whoville, ... (Wikipedia)

  3. A Christmas Carol

    by Charles Dickens
    A timeless tale of redemption and transformation, set during the Christmas season.

    The book is divided into five chapters, which Dickens titled " staves ". A Christmas Carol opens on a bleak, cold Christmas Eve in London, seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge 's business ... (Wikipedia)

  4. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

    by Susan Wojciechowski
    A grumpy woodcarver is hired to make a nativity scene for a widow and her son, leading to a heartwarming transformation.

    Booksellers, reviewers, and readers immediately embraced The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey as a moving tale of the spirit and generosity all people hold in their hearts, especially during the ... (Goodreads)

  5. Holidays on Ice

    by David Sedaris
    Collection of humorous essays, exploring the absurdities of the holiday season.

    David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two ... (Goodreads)

  6. A Christmas Carol / The Chimes / The Cricket on the Hearth

    by Charles Dickens
    Stories of redemption and hope, showing the power of the spirit of Christmas.

    A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, and The Cricket on the Hearth , by Charles Dickens , is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student ... (Barnes & Noble)

  7. The Wild Christmas Reindeer

    by Jan Brett
    Teeka, a young girl, trains Santa's reindeer for their Christmas Eve flight.

    Little Teeka thought she had to be firm with the reindeer to get them ready for Santa's important flight, but when her bossy yelling only got their antlerstangled up, she knew she had to try ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Polar Express

    by Chris Van Allsburg
    A journey of faith, discovering the wonder of Christmas and the importance of believing.

    A young boy is awakened on Christmas Eve night by the sound of a train . To his astonishment, he finds the train is waiting for him. He sees a conductor who then proceeds to look up at his window. He ... (Wikipedia)

  9. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    by Barbara Robinson
    A family of delinquent children put on a disastrous Christmas pageant, learning the true meaning of Christmas.

    Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Twelve Clues of Christmas

    by Rhys Bowen
    Lady Georgiana Rannoch is invited to a country estate for Christmas, but when accidents start happening, she must solve the mystery before it's too late.

    In the sixth mystery in the, New York Times, bestselling Royal Spyness series, Lady Georgiana Rannoch cannot wait to ring in the New Year—before a Christmas killer wrings another neck… Scotland, 1933 ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

    by Christopher Moore
    A bizarre Christmas tale of an angel's misadventure to save a small town.

    An angel named Raziel (previously in Moore's novel, Lamb, ) is sent to Earth to grant the wish of a child; he decides to help a boy who had witnessed the death of a man dressed as Santa Claus . ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Letters from Father Christmas

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    A series of festive letters to children, telling stories of the North Pole and Santa's adventures.

    The stories are told in the format of a series of letters, told either from the point of view of Father Christmas or his elvish secretary. They document the adventures and misadventures of Father ... (Wikipedia)

  13. A Child's Christmas in Wales

    by Dylan Thomas
    A nostalgic and whimsical recollection of the author's childhood Christmas memories in Wales.

    Originally emerging from a piece written for radio, the poem was recorded by Thomas in 1952. The story is an anecdotal retelling of a Christmas from the view of a young child and is a romanticised ... (Goodreads)

  14. Snowmen at Christmas

    by Caralyn Buehner
    A charming tale of snowmen coming to life on Christmas Eve and celebrating the holiday with their own traditions.

    Snowmen at Night shared with us the magical, slip-sliding adventures of snowmen after dark . . . but have you ever wondered what snowmen do for Christmas? Well, now's your chance to find out! The ... (Goodreads)

  15. Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

    by Jeanette Winterson
    A collection of 12 stories and recipes, exploring the magic and meaning of Christmas.

    From the New York Times bestselling author of "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?" comes an enchanting collection of stories for the holiday season. For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing ... (Goodreads)

  16. Shakespeare's Christmas

    by Charlaine Harris
    A mysterious holiday tale of a family's secrets and a chance at redemption.

    Even in a sleepy Arkansas town, the holidays can be murder. Lily Bard is going home for the holidays. More comfortable in baggy sweats than bridesmaid's frills, Lily isn't thrilled about attending ... (Goodreads)

  17. You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas

    by Augusten Burroughs
    A collection of humorous and heartwarming stories about the author's experiences during the holiday season.

    You’ve eaten too much candy at Christmas…but have you ever eaten the face off a six-footstuffed Santa? You’ve seen gingerbread houses…but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement? You’ve ... (Goodreads)

  18. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    by Barbara Shook Hazen
    A story of an outcast reindeer overcoming adversity and gaining acceptance from his peers.

    When the sun starts setting sooner and frost begins to gather on your windows, sit down with a loved one to relive this timeless story of a slightly unusual winter creature with a very special ... (Goodreads)

  19. A Boy Called Christmas

    by Matt Haig
    An adventurous elf embarks on a magical quest to find his father, saving Christmas along the way.

    You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should ... (Goodreads)

  20. Samantha's Surprise: A Christmas Story

    by Maxine Rose Schur
    Samantha's family celebrates Christmas in a unique way, with a surprise that brings joy to all.

    Samantha Parkington is a bright Victorian beauty being raised by her wealthy grandmother in 1904. Samantha's stories describe her life during this important period of change. Her own world is filled ... (Goodreads)

  21. Let it Snow

    by John Green
    Three interconnected stories of young love and holiday cheer against a backdrop of a snowstorm.

    The story follows teenager Jubilee Dougal living in Richmond, Virginia. She has been forced to spend Christmas Eve away from her boyfriend, Noah, and with her grandparents after her parents are ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Visions of Sugar Plums

    by Janet Evanovich
    A romantic comedy about a woman's search for love and the holiday surprises that ensue.

    **A Stephanie Plum “In Between the Numbers” Christmas novel** It's five days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn't got a tree. ... (Goodreads)

  23. The Christmasaurus

    by Tom Fletcher
    A boy named William Trundle goes on a magical adventure with a dinosaur named the Christmasaurus.

    The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It's about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It's about friendship and ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Christmas List

    by Richard Paul Evans
    A woman writes a Christmas list of her desires, but it falls into the hands of others, leading to unexpected results.

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Box returns with a holiday novel of hope, love, and redemption. Dear Reader, When I was in seventh grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Johnson, gave ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

    by L. Frank Baum
    The origin story of Santa Claus, from his childhood in an enchanted forest to his journey to become the beloved gift-giver we know today.

    Every child knows about Santa Claus, the jolly man who brings gifts to all on Christmas. There are many stories that tell of his life, but the delightful version relayed in The Life and Adventures of ... (Goodreads)

  26. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane

    by Debbie Macomber
    A heartwarming Christmas story about the residents of Cedar Cove and their holiday celebrations.

    The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is ... (Goodreads)

  27. The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle

    by Joanne Huist Smith
    A grieving family receives anonymous gifts for the 12 days leading up to Christmas, bringing hope and healing.

    For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg Kincaid comes, The 13th Gift, a heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family's ... (Goodreads)

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