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

Twelfth Night cover

9. Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare
Little Women cover

10. Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
A Little Princess cover

11. A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Night Before Christmas cover

13. A Visit from St. Nicholas

Clement Clarke Moore
The Christmas Mystery cover

14. The Christmas Mystery

Jostein Gaarder
The Gruffalo's Child cover

16. The Gruffalo's Child

Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus)
Wenceslas cover

21. Wenceslas

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

23. The Snow Queen

Hans Christian Andersen

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust