What are the best books for the Christmas holiday season?

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    #1A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol is one of Dicken's greatest masterpieces. It tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets unexpected visitors in his sleep one Christmas Eve and wakes up a changed man.

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    Gary Herrera
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I love A Christmas Carol. It is a wonderful tale for the holiday season, but I was looking for several books so that I could create a collection for my home around the holidays. This solution links to several options for purchasing A Christmas Carol, but there don't seem to be any other Christmas themed books."
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    #2Nutcracker

    Nutcracker
    This classic tale, written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816, remains one of the greatest Christmas books ever written. With amazing illustrations, this magical text can be read by adults and children.



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    Nicole Hamilton
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I wanted the best books for the Christmas holiday season. I found the Nutcracker written by Hoffman in 1816. It still remains as the greatest Christmas books ever written, and has illustrations too. A great book no matter what you age is."
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    #3The Night Before Christmas

    The Night Before Christmas

    This beautiful book, written by Clement C.Moore, is a wonderful poem published for the first time in 1823. Its pages show us a magical moment in which Santa Claus arrives a house the night before Christmas.



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    George Ford
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Great book to read with the kids on Christmas Eve. Nice layout with plenty of pictures."
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    #4A Charlie Brown Christmas

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    A Charlie Brown Christmas is a colourful book that invites your kids to animate Charlie to celebrate this important day. With an amazing dialogue, and beautiful illustrations children will love this book no matter the time of the year they read it.

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    Charles Foster
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Who doesn't love charlie brown. I have been enjoying this story since I was a kid. Now I read it to my kids. Can't live without it."
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    #5Hercule Poirot's Christmas

    Hercule Poirot's Christmas

    Hercule Poirot's Christmas is a novel about a mean and rich guy Simeon Lee who organized a family gathering everybody did not expect. He will play sadists moves and will make the game as deadly as he can. 

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    Randy Webb
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I love christmas and I also enjoy stories told around the event involving families. This book makes you want to keep reading it over and over again. I wanted to get ot the end and see what happens. This is a book to add to your reading list!"
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    #6The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series Chronicles of Narnia. The story revolves around the journey of four siblings to Narnia where they fight with an evil witch.  

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    Donna Webb
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe from The Chronicles of Narnia series is the best book for the Christmas and holiday season. I always give kids this book because it is such a classic, a great gift, and it's lovely to curl up on a cold winter's night and read this treasure. "
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    #7The Polar Express

    The Polar Express

    The Polar Express is Chris Van Allsburg's story of a boy who is starting to doubt the existence of Santa Claus but was then visited by a train going to the North Pole, to see Santa before he goes on his annual gift-giving spree.

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    Ruth Marshall
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is a very special story for Christmas, i think this book is fantastic for children and for adults, it is described i a very special way, and it absorbs your imagination completely. "
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    #8Little Women

    Little Women

    Little Women is a coming-of-age fiction novel written by Louisa May Alcott. This book follows the story of four teenage sisters living with their mother. The two volumes were consecutively released in 1868 and 1869.

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    Jeffrey Martin
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I feel like this is a pretty good solution. A coming of age book during the Christmas season. The book might be a little down for holiday reading though. "
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    #9The Man Who Invented Christmas

    The Man Who Invented Christmas

    The Man Who Invented Christmas is a nonfiction biography book about Charles Dickens written by Les Standiford. This book was published on November 4, 2008 by Crown.

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    Gerald Reed
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "What a nice little Christmas book for you to read during the holiday season. It is a nonfiction biography about Charles Dickens."
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    #10Rest You Merry (Peter Shandy Mysteries)

    Rest You Merry (Peter Shandy Mysteries)
    Rest You Merry is a cozy mystery novel by Charlotte MacLeod. It tells the story of Professor Peter Shandy, an amateur sleuth determined to discover the truth about a librarian's death. It is the first book in the Peter Shandy Mysteries.
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    Bertha Cano
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Set in at quaint New England college, Peter Shandy is one of my new favorite characters! This was a cozy, curl up with a blanket on a cold day read. Highly recommend."
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    #11Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

    Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

    Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned is a fiction novel written by Wells Tower which includes a short story collection of Wells Tower as families fall apart and messily try to reassemble themselves.

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    Emily Harris
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Wells Tower is a brilliant writer. His stories are very well written and leave you wanting to know more at the end."
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    #12The Mistletoe Promise

    The Mistletoe Promise

    The Mistletoe Promise is a Christmas fiction book written by Richard Paul Evans which centers on Elise Dutton who dreads the holiday season since three years ago her husband cheated on her with her best friend. 

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    Donald Curtis
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I dont picture my christmas reading a book about someone who was cheated on. I like cheery stories and for that this option loses a lot of points."
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    #13The Battle for Christmas

    The Battle for Christmas

    The Battle for Christmas is a standalone non-fiction book written by Stephen Nissenbaum wherein he explains the origin of Christmas and how it was transformed during the 19th century. 

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    William Estrada
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This won't necessarily get you in the Christmas spirit if that's what you're after, but in light of some of the news and controversy we see around Christmas these days, it's particularly apt. Nissenbaum tells the story of Christmas as a celebration, how it was banned by Puritans and later transformed into the consumer holiday we're familiar with today. It was eye-opening and interesting from start to finish. "
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    #14Trading Christmas

    Trading Christmas

    Trading Christmas is a fictional romance novel written by Debbie Macomber. This fictional romance novel was published on October 25, 2011. The novel's story revolves around Emily Springer and Charles Brewster.

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    #15The Smallest Gift of Christmas

    The Smallest Gift of Christmas

    The Smallest Gift of Christmas is a children's picture book written and illustrated by award-winning author Peter H. Reynolds. It was released in September 2013. It is about a boy who got disappointed with the small gift he received for Christmas.

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    Esperanza Arroyo
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I think one of the best books for Christmas holiday season is The Smallest Gift of Christmas. I just loved that book. My daughter loves me to read her this book every Christmas. I hope to one day pass it down to her. "
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    #16Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor)

    Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor)
    Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor is the first book in the contemporary fictions series Friday Harbor written by Lisa Kleypas which tells the story of different people during the most magical time of the year, Christmas season. 

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    Jose Stone
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book reminded me of a Lifetime movie. It was decent enough, but not that gripping. It did read very fast though. "
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    #17Charles Dickens and the Making of a Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens and the Making of a Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens and the Making of a Christmas Carol is a nonfiction book about Charles Dickens written by Michael Norris. The book was first published on October 19, 2011.

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    Howard King
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "It is our family tradition to read Christmas Carol for each holiday season for many years. The message still lives on until today."
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    #18A December Bride (A Year of Weddings)

    A December Bride (A Year of Weddings)

    A December Bride is the first book in the Christmas fiction series A Year of Weddings written by Denise Hunter which centers on the love story between Layla and Seth during the holiday season. 

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    Amy Burton
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "A december bride is a beautiful story, and great to read on X-mas holiday. Denise Hunter delivers yet another feel good story where you always feel like the characters are real people that you know and love. It always makes me sad when I realize that I've reached the end...thank goodness she builds on characters with multiple works...even then I don't always get enough! You'll never regret picking up one of her books!"
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    #19Skipping Christmas

    Skipping Christmas

    Skipping Christmas is a book by John Grishan that tells the story of a couple who will skip Christmas because they will go on a cruise. But what they will discover will make them never want to skip the tradition.

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    Carl Jenkins
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Skipping Christmas was a very interesting and unique read. I almost passed it up because it sounded kind of dumb, but it was really fun!"
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    #20The Christmas Wedding

    The Christmas Wedding

    The Christmas Wedding is a fictional romantic novel written by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo. This fictional romantic novel was published on October 17, 2011 by Little, Brown and Company.

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    Devansh Gupta
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The Christmas Wedding is good if you are into the winter holidays romance books. The story is most about a romance themed in Christmas season. The story is fun if you want a romance that is about Christmas. "
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    #21All Through the Night

    All Through the Night

    All Through The Night is a suspense novel by the renowned author of suspense, Mary Higgins Clark. It tells the story of two amateur sleuths as they try to help a mother find her child who went missing years ago.

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    Christina Walsh
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "All through the Night is a great read during the holiday season with a bit of suspense. This book tugs at the heart strings."
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    #22A Redbird Christmas

    A Redbird Christmas

    A Redbird Christmas is another New York Times bestselling novel by Fannie Flagg. It's a new Yuletide classic about small-town America and larger-than-life wonders, with a magical "redbird" moment.

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    Tammy Phillips
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I teach a winter semester Southern Literature course and this book is always at the top of the list. Fannie Flagg is a wonderful author. She sees straight into Southern culture. While some of her writing is easily anticipated this is still a favorite."
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    #23A Child's Christmas in Wales

    A Child's Christmas in Wales

    A Child's Christmas in Wales is a book by Dylan Thomas that tells the story of how the author spent his Christmas while he was young. With the beautiful illustration of Trina Schart Hyman, this book is a sure read. 

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    Daniel Ford
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This book gives you the nostalgic experience about childhood during Christmas time, I stongly recommend it"
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    #24The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a fantasy fiction novel written by L. Frank Baum which tells the tale of the origins of Santa Claus in the North Pole. 

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Best What are the best books for the Christmas holiday season
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A Christmas CarolBooks 12 Paid
2NutcrackerBooks 9 Paid
3The Night Before ChristmasBooks 8 Paid
4A Charlie Brown ChristmasBooks 7 Paid
5Hercule Poirot's ChristmasBooks 6 Paid
6The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)Books 4 Paid
7The Polar ExpressBooks 2 Paid
8Little WomenBooks 1 Paid
9The Man Who Invented ChristmasBooks 0 Paid
10Rest You Merry (Peter Shandy Mysteries)Books 0 Paid
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