The Man Who Invented Christmas (Movie Tie-In): Includes Charles Dickens's Classic A Christmas Carol
Nearly penniless and rejected from his publishing house, Charles Dickens took what he had left and self-published A Christmas Carol. Little did he know his own Christmas miracle would happen when the novel caught flame in Victorian England, renewing a passion for Christmas and becoming a best-selling classic for generations.
A Dog Named Christmas and Christmas with Tucker
The McCray family knows persistence. In these best-selling books, the young men of the family are put to the test and must show their neighbors and loved ones what it means to serve their community with kindness and compassion—all with the help of their trusty canine companions.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for us book lovers—after all, as the song goes, the weather outside is frightful. Best to hunker down, get your cozy on, and tuck into a book that’ll spark that Christmas glow.
For some, it might be heartwarming stories about the virtues of family life that does the trick, or maybe it’s profound historical fiction that walks you through the past in order to feel more grateful for the present. Whatever tickles your mistletoe, these seven reads are the coziest way to celebrate the season of good cheer—even if they come with a few unexpected tears (we’re looking at you, Greg Kincaid).
Illustration by Francesco Zorzi