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Our Top 25 Christmas Reads

'Tis the Season, folks! We’re tipping our hat to the 25 Best Christmas Books Ever Written

This has to be at the top of the list of best Christmas stories ever

It’s such a classic because it defines Christmas spirit for everyone

Ebenezer Scrooge has become synonymous with—and can replace—the word "miser

Another classic at the top of the list, Grinch is also a word synonymous with a bitter,

Not quite a book, the short story The Gift of the Magi is a wonderful tale of

This amazing story expresses what self-sacrifice looks like between two people who truly put the other’s

Nick and his eight tiny reindeer make Christmas Eve the most magical night of the year for

" Doesn’t that set the perfect scene for the jolly old elf?

This fantastic story centers on a young boy who wakes up the middle of the night by

The train is headed to the North Pole, so he climbs aboard and gets to meet Santa

For over 200 years, the tale of the Nutcracker has been told at Christmas time

And if you haven’t seen the ballet, take your kids, nephews, or nieces and spend an

May to write a Christmas story they passed out to over 2 million children who visited their stores

May’s brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, seeing how popular the story became, wrote the famous song we all

The Herdman children were "the worst kids in the history of the world

Andersen has several stories that epitomize the beauty and wonder of Christmas time for children

She is poorly dressed, and no one seems interested in her matches, so she imagines herself in

The Brothers Grimm told the fantastical tale of a shoemaker who discovers a beautiful pair of shoes

As happy and astonished as he is, he is determined to find out who he should thank

As everyone gets into the Christmas spirit, Charlie Brown wonders if everyone has forgotten what Christmas is

Every Christmas, Tolkien’s children would receive a letter from Father Christmas

In each, he details the experiences and adventures Father Christmas faced over the past year sprinkled liberally

This book compiles all of these short stories together for you to enjoy with your children this

Or, she didn't until she locked eyes with a perfect stranger through the bus window

What follows is 10 years of missed opportunities, heartbreak, friendship, and destinies reconsidered

Published in 1956, Capote wrote this autobiographical tale of a rural Alabama boyhood that has become a classic

There were 25 little tin soldiers made from a single tin spoon, but the last one only had

Out of all these sturdy tin soldiers, the steadfast tin soldier was the remarkable one

It goes beyond just a Christmas tale though as it explores love and death, war and peace,

Author of the much-loved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Baum also wrote this fantastical story of the

Read how Santa Claus learned to make toys, how he picked out his reindeer and why he

The entire world seems caught up in a magical day, and he makes a snowman who magically

Written as a short story in 1943, The Greatest Gift is the basis for the movie, It’s

In it, George Pratt is suicidal on Christmas Eve when he’s visited by an angel who

He realizes that he truly values his life and vows not to waste it

A classic fairy tale, The Snow Queen is about how strong and enduring childhood friendships are

Originally from a piece written for radio, the poem was recorded by Thomas in 1952

The story is an anecdotal retelling of Christmas from the view of a young child and is

A Christmas truce breaks out in the trenches on both sides of the conflict

In 1896, a young girl named Virginia wrote a letter to The New York Sun asking if Santa

It tells the truth behind Santa Claus and Christmas in heartwarming detail

In tiny Pine Cove, California, a young boy witnesses Santa Claus being hit by a shovel and

The Archangel Raziel comes to earth to answer the young boy’s prayer that Santa come back

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ

I still remember my favorite Christmas book as a child, Santa Mouse by Michael Brown