With Christmas coming up we all love settling down to watch a nice festive movie, but Christmassy books are a lot of fun too for getting you in the mood for the festive season. There are books for all ages with a Christmas theme so I asked you for your favourite, for any age and here we have your top 20 favourite festive books and there’s quite a selection!
From books to poetry you suggested over fifty festive reads, we’ve added them all up and trimmed the list to the top 20.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr Seuss
It just had to be there didn’t it? A Christmas classic and a favourite of my own children, How the Grinch Stole Christmas takes fourth place on our list. Recommended for ages 4+, everyone loves the Grinch!
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Another classic and while not traditionally a Christmas book, Alcott’s Little Women couldn’t fail to get you feeling a bit festive. Although recommended for reading age 12+, this is a real family favourite and takes fifth place on our list.
The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry
Originally published over 100 years ago, The Gift of the Magi is a short story about a married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. Although this is suitable for reading ages 9+, it’s written for adults.
11. A Child’s Christmas in Wales – Dylan Thomas
12. The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Andersen
13. Skipping Christmas – John Grisham
14. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C. S Lewis
15. Nos4a2 – Joe Hill
16. The Gift – Cecilia Ahern
17. Let it Snow – John Green
18. Call me Mrs Miracle – Debbie Macomber
19. The Stupidest Angel – Christopher Moore
20. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares – David Levithan
We hope our readers have offered some inspiration for your Christmas reads, covering pretty much every age from 0 to 100!