My Favourite Christmas Reads
Hi all! It’s Georgia here; writer, author of Beyond, and complete Christmas lover! In my opinion, it’s never too early to start a good Christmas book. Not only are they brilliant at getting you into the festive spirit, but the messages and themes in any Christmas novel are so powerful and uplifting. So, today I thought I’d share with you my top 10 favourite Christmas reads. I really feel as though there’s something here for everyone – some titles you may recognise and some you may not. Why not try something new this winter and see where the Christmas magic takes you!
1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr Seuss
How could I not kick off the list with this iconic and beautiful story!? Perfect for little ones, bigger ones and anyones , the famous tale of the Grinch is one that really boosts festivities and reminds us what Christmas is all about.
2. The Gift – Cecilia Ahern
Those that have seen my blog know I’m a huge Ahern fan, and this story is my favourite of all time. A beautiful tale of love and loss, this book is truly a gift in itself.
3. The Christmas Holiday – Sophie Claire
A typical Christmas romance – and who doesn’t need one of those once in a while? Sometimes you can’t go wrong with an easy-flowing, simple but well-written winter love story.
4. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
Much like the Grinch, there are seldom characters that beat Scrooge in terms of Christmas literature. A true classic, this novel is sure to awaken your inner Christmas spirit.
5. Skipping Christmas – John Grisham
Grisham’s hilarious winter tale follows some likeable characters down new ventures and, whilst it lacks a certain element of fantasy magic, it makes up for that by showing us a different side of Christmas.
6. Nickolai of The North – Lucy Daniel Raby
I LOVED this book whilst growing up. A whirlwind of elves, reindeer and snow, this is a true Christmas YA novel through and through. One not to be missed!
7. Letters From Father Christmas – J.R.R. Tolkien
A delightful compilation of – as the title suggests – letters from Father Christmas himself. Warm and funny, this is an excellent one to read with children.
8. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King – E.T.A Hoffman
Another brilliant classic that just couldn’t be missed off my list. Be whisked off into a world of pure Christmas magic by the German legend Hoffman and remember the fantastical wonder behind Christmas joy.
9. The Elves and the Shoemaker – Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
This beautiful, iconic tale is a great reminder of the gift of giving this Christmas. An easy but powerful read, I love indulging myself in a Grimm brothers fairytale anytime of year!
10. The Snowman – Raymond Briggs
There’s no better way to end this list than with the absolutely divine tale of The Snowman. Reading this again and again never seems to decrease the magic within it – in fact, it gets better every time.