Yule Love These: A Holly, Jolly Roundup of Funny Christmas Books

Ho ho ho! 🎅 Get ready for a jolly good laugh with this list of the funniest Christmas books. Whether you’re looking for a gift that’ll have someone rolling with laughter or just a merry read for yourself, these books are like Santa’s sack—full of goodies!

“Holidays on Ice” by David Sedaris

It’s like peeking into Santa’s diary if he was a witty cynic. Sedaris takes you through a sleigh ride of hilarious holiday tales, including his stint as a Christmas elf at Macy’s. Trust me, your eggnog will come out of your nose!

“Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham

Imagine ditching the Christmas chaos for a Caribbean cruise. Sounds dreamy, right? Well, for the Kranks, it’s a comedy of errors that’ll have you giggling like a bowl full of jelly!

“An Idiot Girl’s Christmas” by Laurie Notaro

Notaro is like the friend who always has the most embarrassingly funny holiday stories. From Christmas tree tug-of-wars to meeting the in-laws, it’s a stocking stuffed with laughter.

“A Christmas Story” by Jean Shepherd

Before it was a holiday movie staple, it was a book! Ralphie’s quest for a Red Ryder BB gun is as funny on paper as it is on screen. Nostalgia with a side of humor, anyone?

“The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog” by Dave Barry

Ever seen a Christmas pageant go hilariously awry? Dave Barry gives us a front-row seat. It’s an audiobook-only treat, like finding an extra present hidden under the tree.

“The Christmas Blizzard” by Garrison Keillor

A holiday traveler’s plans get snowed under in his hometown. It’s a blizzard of laughs in this audiobook gem.

For the little elves

And for those who still crave more…

“Wishin’ & Hopin'” by Wally Lamb

Take a nostalgic trip back to the 1960s with Wally Lamb’s humorous and heartwarming tale of Christmas memories. It’s a story as cozy and comforting as your favorite holiday sweater.

“In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepherd

Dive into the book that inspired “A Christmas Story,” and discover the original wit and charm of Jean Shepherd. It’s a festive must-read, capturing the essence of the holidays through a child’s eyes.

“Five at the Office Christmas Party”

This book reimagines Enid Blyton’s Famous Five as they navigate the quirks and quips of an office Christmas party. It’s a playful use of parody to poke fun at office Christmas parties using characters you already know and love – well, if you grew up in the UK anyway.

So grab a blanket, a hot cocoa, and one of these books for a Christmas filled with chuckles and chortles. Happy reading and merry giggling!

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