- Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb - really enjoyed this nostalgic family romp.
- Christmas with Anne, and Other Stories by L.M. Montgomery - 2 with Anne and a sweet set of other stories to get you in the Christmas spirit.
- The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories by P.D. James - the setting is Christmas but the stories deal with murder most foul.
- Christmas Bells, by Jennifer Chiarverini - not as good as I had hoped it would be, but an okay 3-star book to kick off the season with.
- Christmas at Thompson Hall & Other Christmas Stories, by Anthony Trollope - a mixed bag with some winners and some so-so selections.
- The Father Christmas Letters, by J.R.R. Tolkien - a wonderful set of letters that Tolkien wrote to his children over the years, pre-dating the LOTR books.
- A Christmas Journey, by Anne Perry - a fun, interesting Regency story--pretty implausible, but that's not really a drawback in this case. I've never read anything by Perry before, and since she has lots of Christmas novels, I can see reading one a year.
- Happy Christmas, by Daphne du Maurier - loved this short story. Read it!
- A Christmas Story, by Jean Shepherd - so much fun!
- A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote - absolute gold. I can see rereading this annually.