22 Stories to Put You In the Festive Spirit

Books and plays that set the Christmas mood

It's the most wonderful time of the year (so the song tells us), so shouldn't your reading list reflect that? Get yourself in the ho-ho-holiday mood with these lovely books, sure to give you the warm fuzzies (or, in some cases, a much-needed laugh)

Polar bear reading image orionpozo, courtesy Flickr Creative Commons

The Snowman cover

5. The Snowman

Raymond Briggs
Twelfth Night cover

6. Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare
The Night Before Christmas cover

7. A Visit from St. Nicholas

Clement Clarke Moore
The Gruffalo's Child cover

9. The Gruffalo's Child

Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus)
Holidays on Ice cover

10. Holidays on Ice

David Sedaris
The Polar Express cover

12. The Polar Express

Chris Van Allsburg
Wenceslas cover

14. Wenceslas

Carol Ann Duffy, Stuart Kolakovic (Illus)
Snow Queen cover

15. The Snow Queen

Hans Christian Andersen

21. A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett
Seven Days of Us

22. Seven Days of Us

Francesca Hornak

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust