These books about the 'most wonderful time of the year' will fill every Christmas lover with festive cheer.
When did turkeys become the plat du jour? Why does Father Christmas wear red? In Christmas: A Biography these questions, and many more, about the origins of our favourite Christmas traditions are answered by bestselling historian and journalist Judith Flanders.
Carol Ann Duffy’s illustrated poem is a Picador Christmas tradition, and this year's is a real treat. Telling the story of Pablo Picasso's arrival in a sleepy French village on Christmas Eve and illustrated by Lea Maupetit, it’s the perfect stocking filler for a poetry lover.
First published on 19th December 1843, A Christmas Carol is the original Christmas novel. The Macmillan Collector’s Library edition of the Charles Dickens classic, complete with gold gilt edges and full colour illustrations, will make a welcome addition to any bookshelf.
Anthony de Saint Exupery’s delightful and moving story of the meeting between a pilot and a little prince will bring joy to anyone who receives it this Christmas.
Karen Swan is the queen of cosy Christmas reads and her sixth Christmas story is the best yet. Heartwarming and escapist, The Christmas Secret is the perfect read to curl up with over the holidays.
L. Frank Baum (who also wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) created this whimsical festive fairy tale about the life of Neclaus, who was raised by wood nymphs in the forest of Burzee. The Macmillan Collector's Library edition of this Christmas story features original illustrations by Mary Cowles Clark.
A heartwarming tale of love, family and the unique joy of being a pet-owner, Christmas at the Cat Cafe is a cosy Christmas read to buy for the person in your life who loves their feline friends.