Looking for a holiday read? You may have to look no farther than some of your favorite authors. Check out our list of classic writers who have gotten into the Christmas spirit.
Hines collects fifteen of Alcott’s novellas and short stories centered around Christmas. Some selections include “The Quiet Little Woman,” a tale about an orphaned servant girl; “Rosa’s Tale” in which a horse granted the ability to speak; and “Bertie’s Box,” a story about charity and the meaning of Christmas.
The author best known for his Oz books tells the story of Santa Claus, set in a pagan world populated by nymphs and fairies. All the questions you have about Santa, from why parents still buy their children toys if he exists to how he got his reindeer, are answered.
Countless movies have made Dickens’ A Christmas Carol a holiday classic, but he wrote other season tales. Everyman’s Library collects A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man in one volume.
Rea Wilmshurst collects two excerpts from Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Windy Poplars in this volume, as well as fourteen seasonal short stories including “Aunt Cyrilla’s Christmas Basket,” “The Unforgotten One,” and “A Christmas Inspiration.”
This volume collects the letters Tolkien wrote to his children over the years, all of them ostensibly explaining Father Christmas’s life at the North Pole with the North Polar Bear.