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Jan Brett's The Nutcracker By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593109823
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2021

Jan Brett's striking illustrations and the Christmas classic The Nutcracker are a match made in picture book heaven.

When Marie and her brother Fritz receive a special Christmas nutcracker from their uncle, Marie immediately feels something magical. "He looks like a real boy," she mused. "A real boy with a secret, who came from far away."


Letters From Father Christmas, Centenary Edition By J.R.R. Tolkien Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780358389880
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Published: William Morrow - October 27th, 2020

For fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and lovers of Christmas holidays, Letters from Father Christmas is a gorgeous, full-color, festive gift featuring a wealth of letters and illustrations that Tolkien created for his children, appearing in a smaller, more reader-friendly trim size for the first time.


American Christmas Stories By Connie Willis (Editor) Cover Image
By Connie Willis (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781598537062
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Published: Library of America - October 26th, 2021

** A New York Times New and Noteworthy Book **

Library of America and Connie Willis present 150 years of diverse, ingenious, and uniquely American Christmas stories


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Skipping Christmas: A Novel By John Grisham Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780440422976
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Published: Anchor - October 26th, 2010

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A classic tale for modern times from a beloved storyteller, John Grisham offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.


The Gift of the Magi (Little Clothbound Classics) By O. Henry, Coralie Bickford-Smith (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By O. Henry, Coralie Bickford-Smith (Cover design or artwork by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780241597019
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 10th, 2023

Introducing Little Clothbound Classics: irresistible, mini editions of short stories, novellas and essays from the world's greatest writers, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith.

A Penguin Classic Hardcover


May Your Life Be Deliciosa: A Picture Book By Michael Genhart, Loris Lora (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Loris Lora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781951836221
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Published: Cameron Kids - September 14th, 2021

A delicious and fortifying picture book inspired by award-winning author Michael Genhart’s family and illustrated by Loris Lora, May Your Life Be Deliciosa features the Mexican tradition of holiday tamale-making.
 
A Pura Belpré Award Illustrator Honor Book
 
“What is the recipe?” I ask.
Abuela laughs.


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A Merry Little Meet Cute: A Novel (A Christmas Notch #1) By Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063222595
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Published: Avon - September 26th, 2023

Cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone—a steamy plus-size holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with.


Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ By Timothy Keller Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133780
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Published: Penguin Books - October 30th, 2018

From pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller comes the perfect gift for the Christmas holiday—a profoundly moving and intellectually provocative examination of the nativity story


Christmas Miracles: True Stories from the Most Wonderful Time of the Year By Karen Kingsbury Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781546005520
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Published: Worthy Books - October 17th, 2023

Give the wonderful gift of Christmas with #1New York Timesbestselling author Karen Kingsbury’s classic collection of true tales, now updated with a new story.

We have all experienced miracles. An incredible chance encounter that changes everything...help that suddenly appears from nowhere...kindness handed to us when it is least expected.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780394800790
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

Get in on the Christmas cheer with Dr. Seuss’s iconic holiday classic starring the Grinch and Cindy-Lou Who—guaranteed to grow your heart three sizes!

Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot...but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!


The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter (Penguin Clothbound Classics) By Jessica Harrison (Editor), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Jessica Harrison (Editor), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Cover design or artwork by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780241455654
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 8th, 2022

The ultimate festive anthology of the best Christmas stories of all time, selected from around the world

A Penguin Classics Hardcover


Merry Christmas, Strega Nona (A Strega Nona Book) By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481477659
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2023

In this holiday follow-up to Tomie dePaola’s Caldecott Honor–winning Strega Nona, our favorite Grandma-Witch is back and bringing her magic to Christmas with a town feast—can she count on Big Anthony as her only helper?

It’s Christmas time in Calabria and with Strega Nona’s annual feast around the corner, she has no time for her usual magical task


Little Women (Vintage Classics) By Louisa May Alcott Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781984898852
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Published: Vintage - November 12th, 2019

A Vintage Classics edition of Louisa May Alcott's beloved and influential story of the March sisters, which is once again a major motion picture.


The Christmas Guest: A Novella By Peter Swanson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063297456
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Published: William Morrow - October 17th, 2023

“Delicious…I defy you to stop reading The Christmas Guest once you begin.” — New York Times Book Review


Wreck the Halls: A Novel By Tessa Bailey Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063308305
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Published: Avon - October 3rd, 2023

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey delivers a sexy, hilarious standalone holiday rom-com about the adult children of two former rock stars who team up to convince their estranged mothers to play a Christmas Eve concert…


A Child's Christmas in Wales By Dylan Thomas Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780811231879
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Published: New Directions - September 6th, 2022

The classic Christmas tale, with beautiful new illustrations


A Christmas Memory By Truman Capote Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780679602378
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Published: Modern Library - November 12th, 1996

A holiday classic from "one of the greatest writers and most fascinating society figures in American history" (Vanity Fair)!

First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection from Truman Capote (In Cold BloodBreakfast at Tiffany's) about his rural Alabama boyhood is a perfect gift for Capote's fans young and old.


The Captain of the Polestar: A Ghost Story for Christmas (Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories) By Arthur Conan Doyle, Seth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Arthur Conan Doyle, Seth (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781771965729
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Published: Biblioasis - October 31st, 2023

" This] series of Christmas ghost stories, miniature books chosen and illustrated by the cartoonist Seth ... offers] chills--and charm."--New York Times Book Review

World-renowned cartoonist Seth illustrates a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic.


The Santa Klaus Murder (British Library Crime Classics) By Mavis Hay Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781464204951
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - October 6th, 2015

Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

"Despite its title, this British Library Crime Classics reissue of a 1936 novel isn't just an entertaining Christmas read. It's a fine example of the old-time country-house murder mystery, with loads of suspects, lots of period atmosphere, and much caustic wit." —Booklist


Letters from Father Christmas By J.R.R. Tolkien Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780063340534
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Published: William Morrow - October 10th, 2023

For fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and lovers of Christmas holidays, Letters from Father Christmas is a gorgeous, full-color, festive gift featuring a wealth of letters and illustrations that Tolkien created for his children, appearing in a smaller, more reader-friendly trim size for the first time.


Santa's Gotta Go! By Derrick Barnes, Courtney Lovett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Courtney Lovett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593530436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 10th, 2023

We all know that Santa Claus is one cool dude! But how is he as a houseguest? Find out in this hilarious picture book by bestselling author Derrick Barnes!


The Snowy Day: 50th Anniversary Edition By Ezra Jack Keats Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780670012701
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2011

The magic and wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. This 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition celebrates the classic beloved by generations of readers and listeners.


A Christmas Carol (Puffin Chalk) By Charles Dickens, Mary Kate McDevitt (Illustrator), Mark Peppe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Mary Kate McDevitt (Illustrator), Mark Peppe (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780147512895
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Published: Puffin Books - October 16th, 2014

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean old man with no friends or family to love him - he's just so miserable and bitter! One freezing cold Christmas Eve, Marley's Ghost pays Scrooge a visit and an eerie night-time journey begins. The Christmas spirits are here to show Scrooge the error if his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, will Scrooge learn to love Christmas and the others around him?


The Kingdom of Sweets: A Novel of the Nutcracker By Erika Johansen Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524742751
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Published: Dutton - November 28th, 2023

This gloriously transportive reimagining of The Nutcracker tells the tale of twin sisters, divided by envy and magic, set against each another one fateful Christmas Eve.


Dubliners By James Joyce, John Banville (Introduction by) Cover Image
By James Joyce, John Banville (Introduction by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780812983012
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Published: Modern Library - August 14th, 2012

Introduction by John Banville
 


One for Each Night: The Greatest Chanukah Stories of All Time (Very Christmas) By Sholom Aleichem, Elie Wiesel, S. Y. Agnon Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781954404229
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Published: New Vessel Press - September 12th, 2023

"Uniformly excellent."--The Jewish Standard


Merry & Bright Christmas! a Festive Sticker Book  Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781441339379
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Published: Peter Pauper Press Inc. - May 31st, 2022

A Holly Jolly Ever After: A Christmas Notch Novel By Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780063222649
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Published: Avon - October 10th, 2023

From the authors of A Merry Little Meet Cute comes a steamy holiday rom-com cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone—about an actress and a perpetually single former boy-band member reunited as costars on a steamy holiday film!


Cajun Night Before Christmas 50th Anniversary Edition By Trosclair, James Rice Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781455627141
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - October 24th, 2022

Forget Dancer, Prancer, Comet, and Vixen. . . . Good Clement, wherever he is, will not be gnashing his teeth.
--New York Times Book Review


Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids By Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780544580145
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Published: Clarion Books - September 15th, 2015

This beautiful hardcover edition of The Polar Express is the perfect gift for all those—of any age—who believe, come Christmas Eve, that they too will hear the sweet sound of a reindeer’s silver bell. This edition includes a keepsake ornament.