100 Best Reads of the Holiday Season


The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community. Listopia is a special area of Goodreads, which allows people people to create lists which are, by default, polls — as anyone can vote on any list and can add books to any list.

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Dr. Seuss (56)


2. A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens (50)


3. The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg (34)


4. Little Women (Little Women, #1) Louisa May Alcott (27)


5. Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer: And Her Parable of the Tomato PlantMarsha Roberts (24)


6. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) C.S. Lewis (22)


7. Yuletide Tales A Festive Collective Peter John (18)


8. The Gift of the Magi O. Henry (17)


9. Skipping Christmas John Grisham (12)


10. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Barbara Robinson (11)


11. The Legend of Decimus Croome: A Halloween Carol Kevin Purdy (10)


12. 48 Hours ’Til Christmas (Miracle Circle #2) Stephany Tullis (9)


13. Christmas in the Big Woods Laura Ingalls Wilder (9)


14. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Susan Wojciechowski (8)


15. Belstarr The Lost Toymaker David Jacks (6)


16. Mickey’s Christmas Carol: Classic Storybook Walt Disney Company (6)

17. The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree Stan Berenstain (6)


18. The Christmas Box (The Christmas Box, #1) Richard Paul Evans (5)


19. Miracle on 34th Street Valentine Davies (5)


20. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror (Pine Cove, #3) Christopher Moore (5)


21. The Cat Who Came for Christmas Cleveland Amory (5)


22. Babar and Father Christmas Jean de Brunhoff (5)


23. A Christmas Story Jean Shepherd (4)


24. Santa Paws (Santa Paws, #1) Nicholas Edwards (4)


25. Carl’s Christmas Alexandra Day (4)


26. The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien (4)


27. The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas (Austin Family, #2.5) Madeleine L’Engle (4)


28. Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) L.M. Montgomery (4)


29. A Child’s Christmas in Wales Dylan Thomas (4)


30. Nor Doth He Sleep John M. Simmons (3)


31. Nothing Lasts Forever Roderick Thorp (3)


32. The Shack William Paul Young (3)


33. A Death Displaced (Lansin Island, #1) Andrew Butcher (3)


34. Dread Night (The Legacy Series) Ryan Attard (3)


35. Unwrapped Chantilly White (3)


36. Spooktacular Seductions Linda Carroll-Bradd (3)


37. Matchless: A Christmas Story Gregory Maguire (3)


38. A Fireman for Christmas Piper Denna (3)


39. The Night Before Christmas Rose Collins (3)


40. Krampus Brom (3)


41. How Far to Bethlehem? Norah Lofts (3)


42. A Christmas Memory Truman Capote (3)


43. The Dark is Rising (Dark is Rising, #2) Susan Cooper (3)


44. Goodnight, John Boy: A Celebration of an American Family and the Values That Have Sustained Us Through Good Times and Bad Earl Hamner Jr. (3)


45. The Witches of Barrow Wood Kenneth Balfour (3)


46. Letters from Father Christmas J.R.R. Tolkien (3)


47. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) Philip Pullman (3)


48. Too Many Tamales Gary Soto (3)


49. Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House, #29) Mary Pope Osborne (3)


50. Holy Bible: The New King James Version Anonymous (3)


51. Max’s Christmas Rosemary Wells (3)


52. The Lion in Winter James Goldman (3)


53. The Neverending Story Michael Ende (3)


54. The Snow Queen Hans Christian Andersen (3)


55. The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame (3)


56. A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House, #44) Mary Pope Osborne (3)


57. The Time of the Ghost Diana Wynne Jones (3)


58. A Christmas I Remember Deirdre Tolhurst (2)


59. Thanksgiving: The American Holiday Laurie Collier Hillstrom (2)


60. A Holiday Anthology (Exquisite Quills Vol. One) Rose Anderson (2)


61. The Elves David Shockley (2)


62. The Star Michele Breza (2)


63. The Christmas Gift J. Dietrich (2)


64. Trouble Won’t Wait Autumn Piper (2)


65. Diary of a Snoopy Cat R.F. Kristi (2)


66. The Christmas Books, Volume 1: A Christmas Carol/The Chimes Charles Dickens (2)


67. Faro’s Daughter Georgette Heyer (2)


68. Merry’s Christmas: a love story (Redeeming Romance Series) Susan Rohrer (2)


69. The Children of Green Knowe (Green Knowe, #1) L.M. Boston (2)


70. The First Night Before Christmas Don Sansone (2)


71. The Nonesuch Georgette Heyer (2)


72. The Crippled Lamb Max Lucado (2)


73. The Battle for Christmas Stephen Nissenbaum (2)


74. Brigid’s Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story Bryce Milligan (2)


75. Baboushka and the Three Kings Ruth Robbins (2)


76. The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey, #11) Dorothy L. Sayers (2)


77. Yours at Midnight Robin Bielman (2)


78. Chasing Christmas Steven Hunt (2)


79. Halo’s Christmas Wish (Dreams Come True Series) Sharon Kleve (2)


80. Christmas with the Savages (A Puffin Book) Mary Clive (2)


81. The Trouble with Turkeys (Zoe Donovan Mystery #2) Kathi Daley (2)


82. Corgiville Christmas Tasha Tudor (2)


83. Artemisia: a Regency novel in the tradition of Jane Austen D.G. Rampton (2)


84. It’s a Wonderful Life Jimmy Hawkins (2)


85. Winter Arrives (Secrets in the Snow, #1) Roz Marshall (2)


86. Santa Duck and His Merry Helpers David Milgrim (2)


87. Before Life Happened (Before, #1) Isabel Curtis (2)


88. It’s Christmas Jack Prelutsky (2)


89. The Christmas Wedding (The Holiday Romance Collection Two Book 2) Danielle Lee Zwissler (2)


90. If Dragon’s Mass Eve Be Cold And Clear Ken Scholes (2)


91. Dead and Rising (Temperature #1) Adam Santo (2)


92. Irish Fairy and Folk Tales W.B. Yeats (2)


93. The Last of the Spirits Chris Priestley (2)


94. Angel Pig and the Hidden Christmas Jan L. Waldron (2)


95. A Daddy For Christmas: Holiday Romance Danielle Lee Zwissler (2)


96. The Walnut Tree (Bess Crawford #4.5) Charles Todd (2)


97. Eternal Bad Boys For The Holidays: Our Seasonal Free Treat For You Headline Eternal (2)


98. Sylvester Georgette Heyer (2)


99. Winter Story Jill Barklem (2)


100. Collected Ghost Stories M.R. James (2)



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