Curling up with a good book in hand will lift your Christmas spirit! On a Christmas Eve, sitting near the fireplace and listening to enchanting stories by Grandmother is one of the cherished memories. Reading Christmas books or listening Christmas stories has become an important part of Christmas celebration. We still cherish in our hearts the famous Christmas stories like ‘A Fir Tree' or ‘The Nutcracker'. Those kids' stories might not enchant you today as you have outgrown that early stage. However, don't be disappointed, as there are many Christmas books written for adults weaving in the Christmas spirit! Christmas books are perfect Christmas gifts. Lenore Hershey has aptly said, "Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal." Here we bring to you some of the popular Christmas books, which will rekindle the Christmas spirit in your heart!
Popular Christmas Books For Adults
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol has become a Christmas tradition and Charles Dickens best-known masterpiece. It's the story of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge, and his transformation into a warm-hearted philanthropist after being visited by several ghosts on a Christmas Eve. The novella has been adapted into a popular classic Christmas movie, with many enchanting versions. So, Christmas without ‘A Christmas Carol' is incomplete!
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at chaos and frenzy, which have become an indispensable part of the festive season. The story revolves around an American couple, Luther and Nora Krank. As holiday season sets in, Luther estimates that last Christmas the family had spent $6,100 on Christmas and had "precious little to show for it". So, Luther and Nora decide that just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. This means no shopping, no decoration, no parties, and so no hassles! ". Instead, they plan to spend their Christmas set to sail on December 25th. All goes well until everyone, from Christmas card salesmen to horrified neighbors, torment the couple with questions. 'What about the Christmas party, carols and the Frosty the Snowman?' So, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences and not as easy as they had imagined! A classic best suited for modern times.
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans is a beautiful story. It revolves around a Christmas Box that Richard finds in the attic of the home an old woman, with whom he and his family is staying. The box, which was originally designed for a Bible, contains several letters written to dead love ones. Through the discovery of the box and the letters, Richard finds the true meaning of Christmas! This Christmas story will move you and fill your eyes with tears.
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci centers on Tom Langdon, a journalist who is in search of the things missing in his life. The novel opens with Tom Langdon boarding the train to undertake a journey from New York to Los Angeles. He finds this as a perfect opportunity to reflect on himself and his life. But the last thing, he expects to find on this train is Eleanor Carter, the love of his life, who left him years ago! How the events unfold and what more surprises await, board The Christmas Train this season!
The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaardner
The Christmas Mystery is a charming story of a girl called Elisabet Hansen, who disappeared from her home in Norway. The little girl ran after a lamb and found herself travelling across Europe. On her travel, she meets angels, shepherds, wise men and other biblical characters, who are travelling across time to Bethlehem. The story is told via boy called Joachim, who acquires an old, magical Advent Calendar. Hidden in the calendar is the story of Elisabet, which unfolds and we learn about her journey! A must read book on Christmas.
The Christmas Tree by Jennifer Johnston
It's a story Constance Keating, who has lived a life of exile, away from his family and from Ireland. At the age of forty, she has returned home to die a premature death. It's coming up to Christmas. As she waits for the inevitable, she replays the fragments of her past. As the Christmas tree awaits the Christmas Eve, she too awaits, hoping that the outcome will be on her terms. A wonderful piece of work by Jennifer Johnston!
Crime For Christmas by Richard Dalby
Christmas is the time of love and joy! However, there can be a dark side to this festival fever. Murder and mayhem may creep in within the merriment. This attractive collection has some of the best Christmas crime stories, written by best mystery writers of last 150 years from Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle to Thomas Hardy!
This Christmas set into the festive mood by reading Christmas books. Read more to find some of the popular Christmas book titles for adults.