Get Cozy With These 16 Holiday Classics

Posted by Danny on December 20, 2019


The holiday season is all about comfort and joy, but—let's be real—it can be a bit hectic too. That's why we suggest cozying up with a beloved book, and one that fits the season perfectly. Whether it's a traditional classic like Dickens' A Christmas Carol or more modern fare, like David Sedaris' Holidays on Ice, you're sure to find something that fits your mood (be it festive or bah humbug).

If you're mood is that of nostalgia, spend some time with childhood classics like How the Grinch Stole Christmas or The Polar Express then see if you can catch them on TV too. Or if you're seeing Frozen 2 on the big screen, you may consider reading Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen to prep.

However you spend your holidays, we hope you're able to carve out a little time for reading, if not, be sure to add these books to your Want to Read shelf so they're waiting for you next year.



Traditional Classics

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Modern Classics

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Classics for the Young Reader

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Children's Classics

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Which holiday classics will you be reading this winter? Share it with us in the comments!




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message 1: by Chris (new)

Chris Ah, thanks to whoever made this. I forgot the name of Wishin' and Hopin' when I saw it at the library.


message 2: by TMR (new)

TMR They all sound delightfully Christmas.


message 3: by Rowena (new)

Rowena C. Woohoo! Nutcracker is lined up as the last read on xmas eve and the end to this year's challenge. 👼🎄🎅🦌🔥🍪🥛🎁⛄❄️🕯️


message 6: by Christy (new)

Christy Guess I'll be making a book store run tonight before my vacation time starts!


message 7: by Annie (new)

Annie Pavlovich The Box of Delights


message 8: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Harn Want to read A Christmas Carol again


message 9: by honey (new)

honey this is so cute and cozy🥰🥰


message 10: by Adriana (new)

Adriana I read letters from Father Christmas by JRR Tolkien every year and I try to read one of the Christmas stories written by Charles Dickens. I also really like The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey an hope to add many more to my most loved Christmas books soon!


message 11: by Kim (last edited Dec 25, 2019 02:44PM) (new)

Kim I read Paul Aster's little feel good book Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
Auggie Wren's Christmas Story by Paul Auster

In Australia I try to read books to the kids that reflect our type of Christmas in the heat and with our native animals.
The Twelve Days of Christmas by June Williams Aussie Jingle Bells by Colin Buchanan We Wish You a Ripper Christmas by Colin Buchanan An Aussie Night Before Christmas by Yvonne Morrison Christmas Wombat by Jackie French


message 12: by Annie (new)

Annie Kim wrote: "I read Paul Aster's little feel good book Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
Auggie Wren's Christmas Story by Paul Auster

In Australia I try to read books to the kids that reflect our type of Chri..."


Yes to Auggie Wren's Christmas Story! Have you seen the film Smoke, adapted from the book?


message 13: by Jane (new)

Jane De vries Sandra wrote: "Want to read A Christmas Carol again"
That is a total classic. resaw the movie with George C. Scott.


message 14: by Todd (new)

Todd Re-reading the Agatha Christie one. Hercules Poirot Christmas


message 15: by Kim (new)

Kim Annie wrote: "Kim wrote: "I read Paul Aster's little feel good book Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
Auggie Wren's Christmas Story by Paul Auster

...Have you seen Smoke..."

I looked up the film "Smoke" on Youtube after reading the book. Didn't know of it before then. Looks like a lot of fun :D


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