by Emma Joniken

With the cold weather creeping in, the sun setting earlier, and many of us still mostly stuck at home, there’s probably no better way to spend the weeks leading up to Christmas than wrapped up in some blankets with a good book. Prepare for a trip down memory lane with this list of Christmas classics!

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
    This list just wouldn’t be complete without A Christmas Carol! Everyone knows the classic story: the greedy, cruel Scrooge doesn’t care about anyone but himself until the Christmas Eve night when he’s visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. But how many of us have actually read it? Pick it up for a short, cheerful read for the holiday season.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr Seuss
    Another classic that everyone knows but few have read. The grumpy Grinch hates Christmas and decides to ruin it for everyone by stealing the whole town of Whoville’s presents. This one has been adapted into many different forms, but the original stands by itself and is well worth a read.
  • The Polar Express by Chris van Allsburg
    The story about a boy who takes the Polar Express train to the North Pole on Christmas Eve, as entertaining for children as it’s nostalgic for adults. This book is all about believing in Santa, and couldn’t we all do with some positive messages during these difficult times?
  • Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
    Find this list a little too light and childish for your tastes? Well, then you can always spend the holidays with Agatha Christie’s world-famous detective Poirot and solve a Christmas Eve murder. What better way than this to get into the holiday spirit?

Stay safe out there this winter, and let these literary classics keep you company!