This holiday season, when your dysfunctional family is driving you crazy and you can’t stand to hear “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” one more time, tune out, turn off, excuse yourself and go find a cozy corner where you can cuddle up with one of this season’s top 5 holiday reads. We’ve got something for the nice, the naughty and those who think naughty is nice:
|A CHRISTMAS CAROL AND OTHER CHRISTMAS WRITINGS by Charles Dickens
You can’t get any more classic than Dickens. Check out this cool, collectible edition that includes appendices on A Christmas Carol and The Haunted Man, an essay on Dickens and The Arabian Nights, and Dickens’s prefaces to the collected editions of the Christmas books.
|THE FAT MAN: A TALE OF NORTH POLE NOIR by Ken Harmon
New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny (A Brutal Telling) says “This is one of those wonderful books where I hit my forehead and cry, “Why didn’t I think of that?”. As I read I kept hoping it wasn’t as brilliant as I feared – but it is. It’s the “Naughty List” for you, if you don’t buy this book for Christmas!”
Not your usual schmaltzy Christmas fare, this debut is worth buying for the cover alone!
|THE CHRISTMAS BOX by Richard Paul Evans
Richard Paul Evans originally wrote THE CHRISTMAS BOX in 1994 for his daughters and not for public consumption. Alas this book has become a Christmas classic in its own right.
|THE PERFECT LOVE SONG: A HOLIDAY STORY by Patti Callahan Henry
Patti Callahan Henry lends her southern charm to this Christmas tale about a young man who must make difficult choices between his catapulting music career (from writing “the perfect love song”) and his friends and family and of course love. Miraculous Christmas resolution anyone?
|THE STUPIDEST ANGEL: A HEARTWARMING TALE OF CHRISTMAS TERROR by Christopher Moore
Murder, mayhem, blackmail and archangels. What more can you say? Classic satire from Christopher Moore is a worth a re-read year after year. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. Okay – well you won’t cry but you might spit milk out of your nose if you’re not careful.