10 Best Books To Be Read This Christmas | Merry Christmas: It’s almost Christmas and everyone will be on planning a vacation or on shopping spree. Christmas is all about spending time with your beloved ones. When everyone are thinking about exotic places and presents, here I will be making my introvert friends ecstatic by listing best of the best books to be read during the holiday !
1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
A Christmas carol written by Charles Dickens was published in the year 1843. The book is a fairy-tale fiction novel which revolves around Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Jacob Marley. The story was set in London, England.
2. The Elves and the Shoemaker by Grimm Brothers.
The Elves and the shoemaker a classic fairy-tale was written by Jacob and Willhelm Grimm. The book was originally published in the year 1806. The story revolves around elves, a poor shoemaker and his wife.
3. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer by Robert L May
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was written by Robert L May and was published in the year 1939. Rudolph, a male buck with unusual luminous red nose is excluded by his peers. How Rudolph with his trait helps Santa Claus on a Christmas eve is the crux of the story.
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
How the Grinch stole Christmas is a children’s story written by Theodor Geisel also popularly known as Dr. Seuss. The book was first published in the year 1957 by the publication house Random house. The book follows a grumpy, lonely creature called Grinch who tries to put an end to Christmas celebration by trying to steal the items related to the festival from the homes of the nearby Village called Whoville.
5. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The Polar Express a very famous children’s book was written by Chris Van Allsburg and was published by Houghton Mifflin in the year 1985. The book was later adopted on silver screen and was released in the year 2004.
6. The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
The Gift by Cecelia Ahern is a fiction novel written by Cecelia Ahern. The book was published by Harper and was released in the year 2008. The story revolves around Mary, Gabe Renault, Jessica, and Lou Suffren. The story is set in Ireland.
7. The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel written by C.S. Lewis. The book was published by Geoffrey Bles in the year 1950. The book is set in London and Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures. The story revolves around Aslan, Lucy Pevensie, Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Mr. Tumnus, Mr and Mrs Beaver.
8. Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
Letters from Father Christmas also known as The Father Christmas letters is written by J.R.R. Tolkien between 1920 and 1942. It’s a children fantasy literature and critics believe that elements of the story inspired The lord of the rings.
9. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
The gift of the Magi written by O. Henry was published for the first time in the year 1905. The story is set in United states of America and revolves around Jim and Della. The story tells of young couple’s struggle of buying secret gifts for each other with very little money.
10. A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
A Christmas memory written by Truman Capote was first published in the year 1956 by the publication Random House. It’s a collection of autobiographical short story, describes the lives of a seven year old narrator and an elderly woman who happens to be his distant cousin. This famous classic has been adopted on television, Opera, theater and recordings.
Other notable books which deserves a mention:
11. The Nutcracker and the mouse king by E T A Hoffman
12. Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
13. A Letter From Santa Claus by Mark Twain
14. What Christmas Is As We Grow Older by Charles Dickens
15. The Cricket On The Hearth by Charles Dickens.
I’m sure each and everyone has their own list for this Christmas read-a-thon. Let me know did any of my book matches with yours. Do leave a comment regarding your favorite book and why it holds a special place.
List of 10 Best Christmas Books You Should Not Miss
|A Christmas Carol
|The Elves And The Shoemaker
|Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer
|Robert L May
|How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
|The Polar Express
|Chris Van Allsburg
|The Lion, the Witch And The Wardrobe
|Letters from Father Christmas
|The Gift of the Magi
|A Christmas Memory
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