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10 Books To Get You In The Holiday Spirit


Did you already watch all your favorite holiday movies? Need a break from the present shopping?

Then curl up with one of these holiday-spirited books that all go great with a gingerbread cookie and a glass of eggnog — and don't forget the brandy!

From the disturbingly humorous to the classically sentimental, check out 10 holiday books from our friends at TresSugar that will have you singing carols in no time:

"Wishin' and Hopin'" by Wally LambIf you were a child of the '60s, or (more likely) always wished you were, you'll enjoy "Wishin' and Hopin'," about a 10-year-old boy in 1964. It's full of pop cultural references from that time.

"A Christmas Carol" by Charles DickensI know you're familiar with the story, but if you haven't actually read Charles Dickens's classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, "A Christmas Carol," now may be the time to dive into the humorous and insightful story.

"A Little Fruitcake:A Child in Holidays" by David Valdes Greenwood  Filled with stories about believing in Santa, disappointing gifts and family wars, " A Little Fruitcake: A Child in Holidays" will bring back fond childhood holiday memories.

"Christmas Letters from Hell" by Michael Lent You know those families who send annual holiday letters with updates about their kids' report cards, their latest vacations, or other details you never really wanted to know? "Christmas Letters From Hell: All the News We Hate From the People We Love" rounds up the funniest letters of them all.

"Holidays on Ice" by David SedarisNo one tells a story quite like David Sedaris. In "Holidays on Ice," you'll learn what it's like to work as an elf at Macy's, among other things.

"The Gift" by Cecilia AhernFrom the author of "PS I Love You," "The Gift" is a novel about finding out who you really are and takes place during the holiday season.

"The Importance of Being Lazy" by Al Gini There's already enough earnestness around the holidays, so let's instead focus on something to enjoy this time of year: a break from work. Read about why vacation is so important in "The Importance of Being Lazy," so that you can really enjoy your time off this holiday season.

"The Winter Solstice" by John Matthews "The Winter Solstice" sheds light on the folklore behind our modern holiday traditions.

"Tinsel" by Hank StueverIn "Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present," author Hank Stuever tries to get to the bottom of why so many Americans go over the top for Christmas.

"You Better Not Cry" by Augusten BurroughsHoliday memoir "You Better Not Cry" comes from the author of "Running With Scissors."