Do you have books you always read at Christmas time? One of mine is A Christmas Carol, which I've already read this year, on the Kindle. Yesterday I went to the library, which seems to have been taken over entirely by chicklit and crime. I picked up The Christmas Cookie Club, which I don't have great hopes of, and Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body. This has a Christmas tree on the cover so I'm assuming it's Christmassy. Falling for Christmas, by Debbie Macomber, is another chicklitt-y book.
Two books in the pile I picked up earlier in the year and saved for Christmas: A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg and Miss Read's A Country Christmas. Lanterns Across the Snow was my mother's; I kept it because she'd written inside, 'a favourite book'. Will it turn out to be one of mine?
I always re-read some children's books. Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas is a favourite, as is the Christmas chapter in The Country Child. Susan Pulls the Strings is a Christmassy book for me. The title of The Week Before Christmas by Freda C Bond, speaks for itself. My all-time, read every year Christmas favourite is Christmas at Nettleford by Malcolm Saville.
Below, a Christmas card showing some books from the Bodleian. I'd love people's recommendations for more Christmas reading.