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It doesn’t matter what genre you’re into, whether it’s chick-lit, young adult, the classics or the literary, there’s a Christmas book about it.
1. A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
Truman Capote tells three stories of a young boy’s favorite Christmas and Thanksgiving memories.
2. Christmas At Harrington’s by Melody Carlson
Lena Markham finds herself without a friend or a penny, but when the ‘marked woman’ stumbles upon a red coat and becomes Mrs. Santa it would seem her luck is about to change. The only problem is she has a dark secret.
3. Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
When a snowstorm takes over a picturesque small town love is in the air. The three authors tell interconnected tales of Christmas romance.
4. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
Exhausted of the typical festivities, Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip Christmas and head out for a Caribbean cruise. Little do they know skipping Christmas may have some terrible consequences. A modern and humorous fairytale about the ups and downs of the holidays.
5. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The old classic everyone should have on their shelf. Bitter old Scrooge must confront his Christmas past and future to become a less selfish person.
6. Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
Every year J.R.R. Tolkien would pen a letter to his children from Santa telling wonderful tales of the North Pole. These are the letters the legendary author sent to his children.
7. Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto and Edward Martinez
Young Maria accidentally loses her mother’s wedding ring in one of the Christmas tamales – but which one? The modern classic is known for its lush and detailed illustrations.
8. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
Della and Jim are an impoverished couple living in New York City. To give each other a worthy Christmas gift each of them makes a difficult sacrifice.
9. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsberg
A young boy is swept up by Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and taken on an elaborate adventure through the North Pole.