Your Favorite Books to Read During the Holidays

Posted by Hayley on December 24, 2016

Oh, the weather outside may be frightful, but your December reading should be delightful! We asked on Facebook and Twitter: What's your favorite book to read during the holiday season? Today we've got your top answers. How many have you read?


A Christmas Carol
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Holidays on Ice
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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
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A Christmas Memory
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The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Terror of Christmas Terror
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Little Women
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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The White Elephant: A Holiday Thriller
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Winter Solstice
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The Gift of the Magi
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The Christmas Mystery
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Cajun Night Before Christmas
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The Hogfather
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The Bird's Christmas Carol
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Olive, the Other Reindeer
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Skipping Christmas
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Did your favorite holiday read not make the list? Don't keep it to yourself—share it with us in the comments!

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message 1: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. Better yet; get hold of a copy of Richard Burton reading this book - amazing!


message 2: by Kendall (new)

Kendall Moore Not even a mention of E.T.A Hoffmann's Nutcracker? For shame Goodreads, for shame.


message 3: by DJL (new)

DJL Love to read Dash & Lily's Book of Dares and looking forward to reading The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily.

Another favorite with a paranormal twist is Wolfsbane & Mistletoe, an anthology of werewolf stories that take place at Christmastime. :3


message 4: by Shaery (last edited Dec 24, 2016 01:55PM) (new)

Shaery This is fantastic! I love Olive the Other Reindeer as a little girl, and other children Christmas books.


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message 6: by Morgan (new)

Morgan Life and the Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum


message 7: by Isabella (new)

Isabella My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories


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message 9: by Thiago (new)

Thiago The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft. I read it every year around this time.


message 10: by Dayna (new)

Dayna Smith I also love 2am at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino. I read it last Christmas and again this year. It's up now a traditional read along with Dicken's Christmas Carol.


message 11: by Chris (last edited Dec 24, 2016 11:00PM) (new)

Chris Jacob T. Marley was what I read this year. Great if you're an A Christmas Carol fan.

Also,Christmas on Crack if you wanna be horrified and grossed out.


message 12: by Chris (new)

Chris Morgan wrote: "Life and the Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum"

Read that this year.


message 13: by Julie (new)

Julie Akeman Any of Debbie Macomber's Christmas books would be great for the list. They are usually short and I end up staying up late reading them. I'm getting ready to read Dashing Through the Snow which came out last year, I think her recent one is called 12 Days of Christmas.


message 14: by Jules (new)

Jules Kearney I'll Be Home For Christmas by Hollie Hobbie (Toot & Puddle), The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams and The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert


message 15: by Linda (new)

Linda Neubauer I can't believe that nobody mentioned The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg --- it's a great Christmas book!


message 17: by Ozzi (new)

Ozzi Sigh. Little Women totally deserves to be on a list like this. Positively heartwarming.


message 18: by Jules (new)

Jules Kearney Kendall wrote: "Not even a mention of E.T.A Hoffmann's Nutcracker? For shame Goodreads, for shame."

The Nutcracker is one of my favorites as well.


message 19: by Olivia (new)

Olivia Eaton L. M. Montgomery's Christmas with Anne and Other Stories. It's such a warm and cozy read


message 20: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Victoria http://diskuspublishing.com/sarahrich...

Is Christmas Coming? Is it coming yet?

New Years and many other fun holiday quick reads for emerging readers... Download some as ebooks and get endless coloring pages as well!


message 21: by Karam (new)

Karam Jabri Merry Christmas to all of Goodreads Members.

http://bit.ly/2gX47NK


message 22: by Gary St (new)

Gary St Clare I'm enjoying some artist book this time.


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