25 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

Little Women cover

9. Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
A Little Princess cover

10. A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Night Before Christmas cover

11. A Visit from St. Nicholas

Clement Clarke Moore
The Christmas Mystery cover

12. The Christmas Mystery

Jostein Gaarder
The Gruffalo's Child cover

14. The Gruffalo's Child

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

15. Holidays on Ice

David Sedaris
The Polar Express cover

17. The Polar Express

Chris Van Allsburg
Wenceslas cover

19. Wenceslas

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

20. The Snow Queen

Hans Christian Andersen
Christmas Carol cover

25. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust