Hey guys! I’m hoping to have a lot of reading time over my Christmas break, but sometimes it can be hard to pick what to read next! If you’re looking for some holiday book ideas, then this post is for you! Unfortunately, I haven’t read very many books related to Christmas, but I have a few on here that I know are great reads! Reading holiday themed books with a mug of hot chocolate and curled up with a blanket sounds like the perfect thing to do, and you could do that with any of these! Take a look!
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Synopsis: ‘If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!’
Introduction and Afterword by Joe Wheeler
To bitter, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas is just another day. But all that changes when the ghost of his long-dead business partner appears, warning Scrooge to change his ways before it’s too late.
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Pretty much everyone knows the story of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but that doesn’t usually mean they’ve read the book! And sometimes, it calls for a reread! I have always loved this book, and though I don’t always get around to reading it every year, I definitely watch the movie versions! This year I’m going to do my best to finally reread this classic story!
The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
Synopsis: We weren’t wealthy, we weren’t poor — we just were. We never wanted for anything, except maybe more time together….
When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder — and money tighter — since his father died and the family bakery closed…Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning.
What he got from her instead was a sweater. “A stupid, handmade, ugly sweater” that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room.
Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don’t always get what they want, and too young to understand that he already owned life’s most valuable treasures, that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie’s dark and painful journey on the road to manhood. It will take wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family — and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell — to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart.
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I’ve read this book multiple times, and it makes me cry every. Single. Time. It is an incredible book based on a true story, and it just really punches you in the gut. After I first read it many years ago, I started reading it every Christmas, but as time went on I stopped getting around to it. I’d really like to read it again sometime soon, though! If you haven’t read this book, please do so, because it is one that you won’t forget any time soon!
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S.
Synopsis: Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor’s mysterious old house. At first her brothers and sister don’t believe her when she tells of her visit to the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund, then Peter and Susan step through the wardrobe themselves. In Narnia they find a country buried under the evil enchantment of the White Witch. When they meet the Lion Aslan, they realize they’ve been called to a great adventure and bravely join the battle to free Narnia from the Witch’s sinister spell.
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So why is this on the list if it isn’t a Christmas book? Well, it just gives a certain feel! Also, Santa does make an appearance, so yeah! I have read this multiple times, and I feel like it’s the perfect thing to read over the holidays since it brings you to this magical world that’s stuck in winter. Yeah, being stuck in winter might be a bad thing, but those vibes! It just makes me think of Christmas!
American Royals by Katharine McGee
Synopsis: When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne.
As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling.
Nobody cares about the spare except when she’s breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn’t care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her.
And then there’s Samantha’s twin, Prince Jefferson. If he’d been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.
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Again, I add this because there’s just a certain vibe to it. Actually, this book takes place over Christmas and the New Year holiday, so it’s perfect, right? I was a big fan of this book, and honestly, I was surprised at how good it was. It takes you to a totally other world, and it is just so chaotic that it’ll keep you hooked until you figure out what in the world will happen! Totally give this one a read over the holidays, because it’s the perfect getaway story!
It’s not a long list, but these books are some of the best I’ve ever read! They will transport you to a whole other world, which is exactly what I want a book to do for me over the holidays! Do you have any books you think would be good reads for the holidays? Let me know in the comments below!
As always, God bless y’all and have a wonderful rest of the week!
Synopses from Goodreads