I love reading Christmas books, and buy them all during the year at my favorite store, Loaves and Fishes, where paperbacks are a quarter and hard covers are fifty cents. I start reading them in early November. I still have a couple left on my "to be read" stack, but I have managed to read a few.
The Twelve Deaths of Christmas is a short mystery which reminded me of the Miss Marple books by Agatha Christie. There is a murderer loose in a London neighborhood who claims a victim every day as Christmas approaches. It was a little gruesome in places, but a fun read.
Christmas Duty is a compilation of four romance novellas set in the military at Christmas time. I am not a fan of romance books and rarely read them, so this one was a little mushy for me.
The Christmas Pearl was just delightful and the most surprising. I have read several of Dorothea Benton Frank's beach books, and love her storytelling skills. The main character is a 93 year old who is trying to save Christmas traditions in a world gone crazy, and she gets a little help from a friend.
Fannie Flagg's A Redbird Christmas is a favorite, and I think this was my fifth or sixth time to read it. Highly, highly recommended!!
And, of course, the best Christmas story of all, the second chapter of Luke.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord. ~Luke 2:11