5 Christmas books that will make you wish for a vacation from Santa!

It’s officially the time to spend your evenings curled up under the tree with the best Christmas books of the season!

Is there anything more Christmassy than snuggling up with just the best swoon-worthy and exciting books that come loaded with holiday cheer? In between the festive traditions, endless baking sessions, and family get-togethers, make time for a reading marathon with these amazing Christmas books published in 2021.

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories

Edited by Jessica Harrison

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This collection of magical, moving, and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, takes you from the frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space! The beautiful clothbound edition by Penguin has festive classic tales written by the likes of Hans Christian Andersen, Angela Carter, Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki, and Chekhov. Buy here.

The Christmas Escape

Sarah Morgan

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Settle in your snug bed with hot chocolate and a mushy romantic novel, worthy of a dreamy Hallmark adaptation! Sunday Times bestseller Sarah Morgan’s latest is about a Christy Sullivan and her dream Christmas getaway to Lapland with family and best friend Alix. While Christy is making efforts to save her dwindling marriage and Alix is trying to save their precious friendship, secrets unravel and unexpected romance shines under the Northern Lights. Morgan’s romance and contemporary women’s fictions kindled with her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe. Buy here.

The Santa Suit

Mary Kay Andrews

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The brand new novella by New York Times best-seller Mary Kay Andrews is all about celebrating the magic of Christmas and new beginnings. A feel-good holiday read set in an adorable Christmassy town, this one brings you to the newly-single Ivy, who purchases an old farmhouse to give a new direction to her life. But little does she know, the house will also offer her an exciting quest, some much-needed holiday spirit, treasures from the past, and a second chance at love, all bundled up in an old Santa suit. Buy here.

The Twelve Jays of Christmas

Donna Andrews

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Rejoice, mystery lovers! The cast of Donna Andrews’ New York Times bestselling Meg Langslow series is back with the 30th mystery story. The fast-moving tale set in the touristy Caerphilly in Wales, UK, effortlessly mixes holiday spirit with the complications of a murder when Meg and Michael host a throng of out-of-town relatives for Christmas celebrations, and someone kills Roderick Castlemayne, an unwanted irascible guest in their house. The intrigue-filled Christmas mystery takes readers to Caerphilly to join in Meg’s holiday celebration―including, of course, another baffling mystery. Buy here.

The Christmas Village

Annie Rains

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Be transported to the breathtaking Somerset Lake in North Carolina during the holiday season when a busy midwife and her ex-fiancé team up to compete in the neighborhood house decorating contest, and of course, sparks fly when he tries to win her back. Expect everything that you can possibly think of of a tender trade holiday romance — tree trimming, house decorating, contest winning, tons of tinsels, and a wildly grand romantic gesture on Christmas Eve! Buy here.

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