Five Little-Known Christmas Books by Famous Authors

Christmas Books by Classic Authors
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.

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Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas Treasury ed. by Stephen W. Hines

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.

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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

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.

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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books by Charles Dickens

Countless movies have made Dickens’ A Christmas Carol a holiday classic, but he wrote other season tales.  Everyman’s Library collects  A Christmas CarolThe Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man in one volume.

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Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories by L. M. Montgomery

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.”

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Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien

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.

7 thoughts on “Five Little-Known Christmas Books by Famous Authors

  1. readbooksanddrinkcoffee says:

    I haven’t read a lot of holiday themed novels, the only one I’ve read is Let It Snow. For me because it’s summer during the festive season I can never relate to wintery holiday feel (if that makes sense)
    – Yasmin


    • Krysta says:

      I don’t tend to read holiday books, either, to be honest. Of these I have read the Dickens and the Montgomery, and that was because I like their work, not because it was December. 🙂

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  2. Grab the Lapels says:

    The Baum story sounds just wonderful. I’m going to see if I can find it at my library. I appreciate that it has a Christmas theme without being overtly Christian in its message (based on what you wrote, this is what I gather).


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