Five Christmas books
You Better Not Cry: True Stories for Christmas
A twisted collection of Yuletide tales in which the face of a stuffed Santa is eaten off and a tenement is constructed entirely from gingerbread. Atlantic.
The Little Christmas Tree
The little Christmas tree hates its sharp needles and longs to have soft leaves like all the others. But will it be happier when its wish is granted? Floris.
Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story
A writer has been asked to pen a Christmas story for The New York Times, but how will he achieve his aim of writing an unsentimental festive story? Faber.
I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas
Shaun of the Dead meets A Christmas Carol as Ebenezer counts his money while flesh-eating creatures roam the streets of ye olde London. Gollancz.
The Encyclopaedia of Christmas
An A-Z of seasonal traditions across the world. Atlantic.