Books to Read This Holiday Season

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We imagine you’re being hit right and left with holiday movies in your collection, the abundant Netflix selection, and the holiday movie marathons on each television channel — but when was the last time you snuggled up with a good holiday-themed book? This week, we here at Canyon Park Apartments Blog have chosen a few novels that might help you get in the holiday spirit as well. Try reading one of the following: 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

If you haven’t this timeless tale in a while, we suggest you do so this year. Join Scrooge on his journey from becoming a holiday-hating self-centered miser to having a deep change of heart after being visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet To Come. It’s a reminder that people can truly be transformed for the better, and it will fill your heart with holiday cheer for weeks to come.

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to just skip over the holiday season all together? Reading this book might give you a little taste of how hard it actually is! When the Kranks decide to forgo all holiday festivities — no annual party, no decorations, nothing — and go on a cruise instead, they come to realize that skipping the holidays is significantly harder than they could have ever imagined.

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

Looking for a good mystery? This holiday installment in Agatha Christie’s classic Poirot series should do the trick. When rich Simeon Lee invites all his children and their families home for the holidays, it doesn’t end up being as merry of an occasion as any of the expected. Instead, he showers them with insults and threats and finishes by cutting them off financially and changing his will. In light of all these strange events, Detective Poirot is called to Lee residence just in time for the holidays.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

To everyone else, the Herdman siblings are “the worst kids in the history of the world.” They have smacked other children, blackmailed them, and they even set fire to a neighbor’s shed. Something feels fishy when they show up to the local church and sign up for the annual holiday pageant… We won’t ruin the surprise. This holiday read is perfect for the whole family!


Do you have a favorite book to read around the holiday season? Share it with our Puyallup, WA apartment community in the comments below!