What are the best books with Christmas theme or setting?

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    #1The 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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    Jean West
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "When thinking of books with the best Christmas theme or setting, one of the first that comes to mind is The Night Before Christmas. This book is honestly such a classic and would be a great addition for anyone to have. This poem firsts being published in the 1800s shows a glimpse of what Christmas is like as Santa Claus arrives the night before. Highly recommended!"
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    #2The Stupidest Angel

    The Stupidest Angel

    The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror is the third book in the Pine Cove series written by Christopher Moore. This humor fiction book was published in 2008.

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    #3The 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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    Grace Cruz
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This is a really great book that I enjoyed as a child, as a college student taking a fantasy/sci-fi literature course, and as an adult when I read it to my child. Wouldn't really consider it a Christmas book though. But it is excellent."
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    #4The Chimes

    The Chimes
    This short novel written by Charles Dickens is the second book from the 'Christmas Books' series, a collection of books with strong moral and social messages. It narrates the adventures of Trotty Veck, a ticket-porter who was on the verge of losing faith and will to live, only to be blessed by magical chimes New Year's Eve. 




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    Tiffany Mendez
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "The Chimes by Charles Dickens doesn't get as much attention as his other writings but it was still really good and enjoyable. This is a great read for Christmas and will help you to definitely get in the Christmas spirit. The book has a really good moral message and happy ending."
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    #5The Snowman

    The Snowman

    The Snowman is a children's book written by Raimond Briggs that shows the relation between James and his beautiful snowman. It is a perfect tale to share with your kids on Christmas Eve.

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    Benjamin Matthews
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "A fun children's book about a boy who makes and befriends a snowman. Lots of cool colorful pictures which make the story come alive."
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    #6The Christmas Train

    The Christmas Train

    The Christmas Train by David Baldacci is a novel about second chances, and fulfillment of hopes and dreams. It tells the story of a journalist Tom Langdon who takes a train to L.A to make it to Christmas. There, he learns the goodness in people and meets someone he had lost.

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    Samuel Williamson
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Sickly sweet book. Almost feels like it's pandering. Very forced, like it wants so badly to be a classic. Read it once and I feel like I never have to read it again."
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    #7Little 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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    Jordan Herrera
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I think this answer is a good stretch. While Little Women does have some Christmas settings, and more broadly, themes, that is not the main thrust of the book. It does show characters with strong altruistic traits and generosity, which are Christmasy, but it is not primarily about Christmas, nor does it primarily take place during Christmas, etc."
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    #8The 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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    Keith Garza
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I love it. the visuals are a masterpiece, and its great to have a tangible read of such an interesting book and storyline! no complaints, a must buy."
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    #9Nutcracker

    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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    Billy Gray
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a great Christmas-themed book that is geared toward kids. I read it to my three year-old who enjoyed it and was captivated by the illustrations. I was specifically looking for a book to help celebrate the holiday, and this fit perfectly. An ageless story. "
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    #10Hercule 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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    Danielle Flores
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I'm in a holiday mood, so I thought it would be fun to read a few Christmas-themed books. The only problem is, I didn't have a specific title in mind. I was really pleasantly surprised by the search result for Hercule Poirot! The recommendation is unique, and a lot different from what I was expecting (cheesy romance with a Christmas plot). I am actually really excited to read this book!"
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    #11The Gift of the Magi

    The Gift of the Magi

    The Gift of the Magi is a classic romance fiction book written by O. Henry. This Christmas-themed novel is first published in 1905. 

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    Gregory Franklin
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I love reading classic novels. This book was absolutely great."
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    #12A 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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    Heather Watson
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I think this is a great Christmas book for kids. They will enjoy all the beautiful colors that help add to the Christmas look. Book can be read year round as what children wouldn't enjoy reading and looking at beautiful illustrations"
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    #13Skipping 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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    Lori Howard
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is basically Christmas with the Kranks minus Jamie Lee Curtis. Still a pretty good story but it's been told a few times before."
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    #14The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is the first book in the children's fiction series The Herdmans written by Barbara Robinson which centers on a family of children who discover the Christmas story.

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    Billy Lane
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a good book to read with the family, especially if you have kids of varying ages like we do. The book is funny, even as an adult. I really liked hearing the perspectives of the children in regard to Christmas tradition, as it's something you just become used to as you get older."
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    #15Baby, It's Cold Outside

    Baby, It's Cold Outside
    Baby, It's Cold Outside is a contemporary romance fiction book written by Jennifer Greene. This Christmas-themed novel is first published in 2010 by Harlequin.
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    Brandon Scott
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Baby, It's Cold Outside caught my attention the moment I started reading it because it was very interesting. I enjoyed the romance so much.Reading this book made me have fun turning page by page. I loved it!"
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    #16Angels in the Snow

    Angels in the Snow

    Angels in the Snow is a Christian romance fiction novel set in Christmas written by Melody Carlson. It is first published in 2002 by Fleming H. Revell Company. 

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    Thomas Sandoval
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I read this book in college when I was looking for a good Christmas book to read. This book was such an eye opener and made me like the class so much that I was motivated to discover more about the topic. Definitely recommend it. "
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    #17The Christmas Shoppe

    The Christmas Shoppe

    The Christmas Shoppe is a Christian romance fiction novel written by Melody Carlson. This holiday-themed book is first published in 2011 by Revell. 

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    Alan Chavez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I was trying to get into the holiday spirit through reading, and I wanted a new book to help me do so, so I searched around on online book message boards, and a bunch of people mentioned 'The Christmas Shoppe' by Melody Carlson. There just happened to be a copy in my local bookstore, and I bought it, and I thought it was all right. It's not A Christmas Carol, but it'll do."
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    #18Room for a Little One

    Room for a Little One
    Room for a Little One is a picture book written by Martin Waddell and illustrations made by Jason Cockcroft which is the story on how all the animals are welcomed into the stable to see the birth of a little one.
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    Alan Obrien
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "So for Christmas i wanted to buy the best books with Christmas theme or a setting in Christmas. I ended up buying Room for a little One and my kids loved it, I've reading it to them every night leading up to christmas. "
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    #19Christmas in Snowflake Canyon (Hope's Crossing)

    Christmas in Snowflake Canyon (Hope's Crossing)

    Christmas in Snowflake Canyon is the sixth book in the contemporary romance series Hope's Crossing written by RaeAnne Thayne which follows the romance between Genevieve Beaumont and wounded war vet Dylan Caine. 

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    Ralph Lane
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A Christmas tale about finding home and finding love. A fun and romantic book about what really matters in life. Set in a small town at Christmas."
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    #20The 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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    Jordan Phillips
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "A Christmas love story that will ignite the spirit of the holidays. An emotional and very enjoyable read."
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    #21Christmas 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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    Agustín Figueroa
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Who does not love Christmas. Books about Christmas really excited me. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor was perfect. This showcased fiction in the best time of year. A great book to get you in the holiday spirit."
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    #22A 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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    Araceli Trejo
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Great book to enjoy during the holidays!"
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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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    Paul Holland
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is a great looking children's book very focused on a Christmas setting. The user reviews are super positive, and I am sure any young child would be thrilled to read this or have it read to them as a bed time story around the winter season."
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    #24The Santa Claus Bank Robbery

    The Santa Claus Bank Robbery
    The Santa Claus Bank Robbery is a reality-based mystery book written by A.C. Greene.  It is first published in 1972 by University of North Texas Press. 
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    Elizabeth Dixon
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I was really intrigued by The Santa Claus Bank Robbery. It is far from your typical Christmas story. It retells a true story and is very interesting to read about real life criminals. It makes a good Christmas present for those interested in true crime."
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    #25Christmas at Harrington's

    Christmas at Harrington's

    Christmas at Harrington's is a Christian fiction book written by Melody Carlson. This Christmas-themed novel is first published in 2010 by Revell. 

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    Sharon Sims
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a nice Christmas themed romance. Unfortunately, I felt some frustration for some of the main character's actions but still, the story is interesting and well written. I think it's an enjoyable read and if you have some spare time in December, pick this book up."

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Best What are the best books with Christmas theme or setting
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Night Before ChristmasBooks 37 Paid
2The Stupidest AngelBooks 33 Paid
3The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)Books 33 Paid
4The ChimesBooks 31 Paid
5The SnowmanBooks 27 Paid
6The Christmas TrainBooks 27 Paid
7Little WomenBooks 24 Paid
8The Polar ExpressBooks 23 Paid
9NutcrackerBooks 19 Paid
10Hercule Poirot's ChristmasBooks 19 Paid
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