The Christmas season is the perfect time to curl up with a good book and get lost in winter traditions, folk tales and fables that seek to inspire us on the true meaning of Christmas.

Whether you are skiing on snow or seeking some sun, fill your day with literary goodness to warm you inside and out.

Let us feed you some of our favourite winter titles, both modern and classic, which will entertain adults and children alike.


The Night Before Christmas 

(Penguin Christmas Classics)

by Nikolai Gogol

A classic, uproarious folktale in a beautiful hardcover edition.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

(Clothbound Classics)

by Charles Dickens

An enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas through the lesson taught through Scrooge by three ghosts of the past, present and future.

Christmas Stories

(Everyman’s Library Pocket Classics)

An anthology of stories all inspired by the subject of Christmas.




A Literary Christmas: An Anthology

by British Library

A seasonal anthology that collects poems, short stories and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language.

Village Christmas: And Other Notes on the English Year

(Penguin Modern Classics)

by Laurie Lee

A lyrical portrait of England through the changing years and seasons.

The Snow Queen 

Written by Hans Christian Andersen

Illustrated by Sanna Annukka

A unique piece of art in a book, The Snow Queen, is a magical tale of friendship and adventure retold through the beautiful illustrations of Sanna Annukka

The Fox and the Star 

A beautifully illustrated book with a simple and original fable.

A Peter Rabbit Christmas Collection 

The Winnie-the-Pooh Winter Collection of Stories and Poems


The Snowman