Merry Christmas!

May you all have a beautiful day, whether or not you celebrate Christmas.

If you enjoy Christmas themed stories around this time of year, as I do, here you go. I’ve read most, but not all, of the books linked below.

Christmas fantasy: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Another Christmas fantasy: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

Another Christmas fantasy novel: Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

Christmas SF: Christmas on Outcast Station by Jeanne Adams and Nancy Northcott

Another Christmas SF: Winterfair Gifts by Lois McMaster Bujold — short story

Christmas mystery: Hercule Poirots Christmas by Agatha Christie

Another Christmas mystery: A Christmas Gathering by Anne Perry

Another Christmas mystery: The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict

Christmas epistolary historical: The Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

Christmas romance: A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan

Christmas romance: A Vicarage Christmas by Kate Hewitt

Christmas novel: In This House of Brede by Rumer Goden — doesn’t actually center on Christmas, but I often find myself re-reading it in December.

Christmas short story: The Land of the Blue Flower by Frances Hodgson Burnett — not explicitly a Christmas story, but it’s a Christmas story.

Christmas Suspense/Thriller: The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jonasson

Christmas collection: A Lot Like Christmas by Connie Willis, and by the way, Willis includes lists of Christmas movies, shows, and books at the end of this collection.

Christmas episode of Buffy: Amends

“In this Bleak Midwinter,” performed by Annie Lennox

“O Holy Night,” performed by Lindsay Stirling

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6 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!”

  1. Merry Christmas!

    (Most “Christmas” stories are, in reality, Advent stories: about the lead-up, not the day.)

  2. Merry Christmas, Rachel! Wes is reading to me right now. It’s pretty good so far! I might check out some of those Christmas romances you linked too.

  3. Several here I might reread and a couple I haven’t read and might look up.

    I have reread a couple of MCA Hogarth books with holiday themes, but I am not sure they would work if you weren’t already familiar with the series. One is A Rose Point Holiday, which is part of the Her Instruments series that begins with Earthrise. The other is Sleigh Bells and Starships which is an anthology of past holiday shorts plus a new novella.

    Merry Christmas to those who celebrate.

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