Saturday, October 26, 2013

Christmas Treasures

Are you looking for a good book to read this Christmas? As the weather gets colder it is the perfect time to stay inside and relax with a great book.   Remember not all holiday stories are sweet, some can be scary or mysterious and others hilarious. So as you prepare for the festivities take time to sit back, relax and enjoy a great Christmas story. 

New Romantic Fiction Novels
Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews
Dogs of Christmas by  W. Bruce Cameron
Simple Christmas Wish by Melody Carlson
Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange: A Mystery with Recipes By Isis Crawford
Merry Christmas Cowboy by Janet Dailey
Christmas at Harmony Hill by Ann H. Gabhart
Starry Night a Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber
Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery
Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier
Christmas Hope: A Novel by Anne Perry
Songs of Christmas by Katherine Spencer
Nantucket Christmas: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs
Seaside Christmas by Sherryl Woods

Funny Holiday Christmas Tales
On Strike for Christmas by Sheila Roberts This entertaining novel is about women who are tired of doing all the work for the holidays. They go on strike which forces their husbands to do the party planning and decorating.

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham A hilarious story of a family that decides to forego the craziness of the holiday season.

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris This is a wonderful collection of hilarious Christmas essays, which includes his popular of account of working as an elf at Macy's.

An Idiot Girl's Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List by Laurie Notaro If the season has you stressed give this light hearted story a try.

 Christmas Classics
These are a few of my favorites, which my children and I read every year. Do you have others that you read?

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern
Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus by Francis P. Church
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs  I included this one because although it is not a classic, the story's message is beautiful. My family reads it every year. I hope yours will find it wonderful, too.

More Christmas Novels
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
The Shepherd, The Angel and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog by Dave Barry
This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy
Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark
Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson
Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber
Simple Gifts by Judith McNaught
The Spy Who Came For Christmas by David Morrell
Miracle on the 17th Green by James Patterson
A Christmas Visitor by Anne Perry
Silver Bells: A Holiday Tale by Luanne Rice
The Christmas Tree by Julie Salamon
Once Upon a Christmas by Lauraine Snelling
Family Games by Jean Stubbs
Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright

If you have a favorite Christmas story that your family reads every year tell me about. Perhaps it will start a new family tradition for me or someone else.

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