Reading lists

Books to get you in the mood for Christmas

It might not be snowing yet, and you may have to work until the 24th, but you can still get into the festive spirit early with our selection of Christmas and holiday-related reads.

If you're hearing sleigh bells in supermarkets, it can only mean one thing: Christmas is a-coming. It's a time when book lovers start looking for reads that remind them of the festive season: the misty-eyed memories of holidays past; the joyous spirit of giving and, of course, the difficulties that sometimes go hand-in-hand with family get-togethers and dinners.

Here, we revel in the books classic and new that capture the spirit of Christmas both as it's meant to be and as it really is, as we get in the mood for the most wonderful time of year. 

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