The Christmas season is all about fun and good cheer. It’s a time to remember and to reflect, to celebrate the love of friends and family, and to bring the year to a close with a bang. If you’re struggling to get into the Christmas spirit this year or want even more Christmas spirit in your life, look no further than these wonderfully Christmas-y reads!
The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan
Christmas and Sarah Morgan go together like peanut butter and jelly. In this tale of Christmas magic, Suzanne McBride is dreaming of hosting the perfect Christmas get-together for her family. The only issue? Her daughters have lives of their own, and they’re a little bit too busy for Christmas this season… Will the magic of Christmas bring them back together? This is one novel that’s just begging to be made into a Christmas movie!
Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony
In this debut novel, a mother learns the hard way that hosting the perfect Christmas party is no easy feat, and that no family is perfect. Combining a decades-old traditional Christmas party and a retirement part for her husband into one perfect event, Violet is ready to take on the world… that is, until her daughter reveals a secret in front of all two hundred guests that calls into question Violet’s perfectly constructed party and life.
Christmas on Coronation Street by Maggie Sullivan
Set on the heels of the outbreak of WWII, Christmas on Coronation Street is the story of Elsie and Arnold Tanner as they move to Coronation Street and get into various squabbles with some of the local community members. (It’s Coronation Street, after all – of course this is going to happen!) But when the Manchester Blitz threatens their quaint community, the residents must pull together to make December 25, 1939 a Christmas to remember for all the right reasons.
The Quality Street Girls by Penny Thorpe
I have a question for you: Is it really Christmas if there isn’t a tin of Quality Street chocolates being floated around the dessert table? The Quality Street Girls is a quaint, festive novel that tells the tale of three workers at the Quality Street factory and the lengths to which they go to save Christmas after a terrible accident threatens the supply of Quality Street! Love chocolate, Christmas, or both? Then this is the book for you.
Season of Wonder by RaeAnne Thayne
Remember the whole Sarah Morgan/peanut butter and jelly comparison from up ^there? The same thing can be said of RaeAnne Thayne, festive writer extraordinaire. After life didn’t exactly turn out the way she had hoped, Dani Capelli files for divorce and enters veterinarian school to pursue her dream. After her ex-husband becomes her late husband, however, Dani is offered something she can’t refuse – the veterinarian in Haven Point is retiring, and he wants Dani to take over the practice. Jumping at the opportunity to both pursue her dreams and outrun her late husband’s death, Dani grows closer to her next-door neighbour who, concerned for the wellbeing of Dani’s children, is prepared to do whatever it takes to show them how magical Christmas in Haven Point really is.
Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig
The third installment in his beloved middle school series following A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Father Christmas and Me is the tale of Amelia, adopted daughter of the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas, and her quest to prevent the very jealous Easter Bunny and his seemingly unstoppable Bunny Arm from launching an attack on Christmas. Each book in this series is so much fun, and it’s the perfect Christmas read for adults and children alike.
Want to check out the rest of the series? Here are the other books!
What books do you read to get into the Christmas spirit, Savvy Readers? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
13 days until Christmas!