10 Nostalgic Christmas Reads

Dogeared old friends that guarantee festive feelings

Choosing one's Christmas reading is a very particular and personal thing, as it is often about selecting that one book that captures the wonder and magic of the season for you. Often a childhood memory will be the strongest factor that pulls us back to read and re-read old favourites at Christmas time. This list offers a selection of classics, some long out of print but worth hunting down.

What's your go-to book to get in the Christmas mood? Let us know in the comments below.  

A Christmas Memory

2. A Christmas Memory

Truman Capote
Mysterious Christmas Tales

4. Mysterious Christmas Tales

Gillian Cross, Susan Price, Robert Swindells and more
The Snowman cover

6. The Snowman

Raymond Briggs
Snow Queen cover

7. The Snow Queen

Hans Christian Andersen
Winter Tales cover

8. Winter Tales

George Mackay Brown

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Kirsty Logan

Kirsty Logan is a novelist, poet and short story writer whose work has been presented in print and online, on the radio and in galleries. Her short story collection, The Rental Heart and other Fairy Tales, will be released in March 2014. Learn more at kirstylogan.com.

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