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Christmas is almost upon us, and that means time for family and (more importantly) books! (Just kidding, you shouldn’t ignore your family to read, but you could forward this list to them as a subtle hint that you’d like a seasonal gift!)
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This is a truly strange (and murderous) retelling of The Nutcracker that I think a lot of people would greatly enjoy. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a winter classic without actually having to suffer through ETA Hoffman’s writing style.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
The best of all the Christmas classics, in my opinion. If you’ve seen the ballet and you haven’t seen the movie, then you’re truly missing out.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This one is bound to make you laugh, which is why you should already have How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss. Of course, if you’re not in the mood for reading, you
Heart of Ice KM Shea
The Toymaker’s Apprentice
I picked this up last year at my favorite local bookstore, and I loved it! It’s based (very loosely) on The Nutcracker, so of course I had to read it (are you sensing a pattern? You should be).
The Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas is easily one of the most famous books of all time, and that’s exactly why it should have a place of honor on every reader’s shelf!
A Christmas Carol
Another holiday classic, featuring the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. It’s been rewritten and spoofed in many ways, from Scooby Doo, to Barbie, to a project I did for school about college applications.
The Polar Express
One of the most beloved books of my generation, I think most millennial grew up on the absurd movie. But it’s definitely something you should re-read or share with your younger relatives!
The Father Christmas Letters
A Charlie Brown Christmas
In my opinion, one of the absolute greatest Christmas books ever. Period. Does anyone else have a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree in their house? I have two #noshame
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