There are some Christmas novels that will always warm our hearts, some favorite classics the love for which will never fade with time. Some of my all-time Christmas favorites are; A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens a story about an old miser who does not believe in the spirit of Christmas, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas which has also been adapted into a movie, The Nutcracker, The Gift Of The Magi, The Little Match Girl…the list is never ending!
If you are also one of those who enjoys the Christmas break, being lazy, lying down on the couch, relaxing and reading then here’s the perfect list of must-read Christmas books for you.
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
David Baldacci is one of the most acclaimed storytellers and his books are very popular. The Christmas Train by David Baldacci is about a journalist Tom Langdon who must get to L.A. in time for Christmas and takes the train to travel. The train journey turns out to be an experience for him where he discovers things and people and also someone very special. The book is all about second chances and the magic of Christmas.
Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock
When attorney Sydney Batson’s grandmother gets ill, she arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic but it’s the last thing the cab driver Finn Parrish wants. He doesn’t want a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia in his car! But he can’t say no to her. The book is all about what happens after a disenchanted Taxi driver and an overworked attorney unexpectedly meet. It’s a sweet romantic ready just perfect for Christmas.
Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
When Charles Dicken’s latest novel is not doing well, his publishers give him the last warning that he write a short Christmas book to recover the losses. Dickens has no choice but to agree. He’s going through his own personal troubles in life and he puts this experience to finally put a book together. The book has minor details from history and Charles Dickens’s life and it’s a humorous one.
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
When the doctor informs 52-year-old Oswald T. Campbell that his emphysema has left him with scarcely a year to live, he decides to leave Chicago and go to Lost River, Ala to spend his last Christmas. The book is a heartwarming one about the power of love. The author tells us a wonderful story about Oswald’s life in the new town with friendly neighbours, a town that has only one grocery store and a resident redbird. The book is sure to tug at your heartstrings and make you believe in the magic of Christmas.
Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
Seven Days Of Us is all about families coming together for Christmas but this reunion is an unusual one. For the first time in years the entire Birch family is under one roof and what’s special is that the even Olive the oldest of the Birch children is home for Christmas. But she’s home because she is in quarantine for a week and has been asked to stay home along with her family. So for seven days, the Birches are locked in the house together and the book is all about what happens in those seven days and how a lot of things come to light.
The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere
Robert is a successful attorney who has everything anyone can wish for in life but his marriage is on the verge of breaking up because all his energies and focus is on professional achievement and rewards. On the other hand, eight-year-old Nathan is losing his mother to cancer but they are living a warm family life with whatever little they have. One Christmas Eve Nathan and Robert meet by chance when Nathan is shopping for his dying mother and Robert for his family. It’s how their lives take a complete turn after this chance meeting that makes the story.
Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor
The Last Christmas is a romantic novel with war as the backdrop. Evie Elliott is a wealthy young woman living in London. She watches her brother Will and his best friend, Tom Harding leave to be part of the war, with the hope that it will all be over by Christmas. But life has other plans for them. Throughout the war, Evie writes letters to her brother and Tom and most of the story is beautifully told through these letters. Do Will and Tom return after the war? Read this wonderful book to know more.
Now that you have a list of books to get you into the holiday spirit go ahead and pick them up. Happy reading!