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!
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!
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!
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.
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?
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.
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
- “5 More Sleeps ‘Til Christmas” by Jimmy Fallon – Even Santa couldn’t resist chuckling at this one. Fallon captures the Christmas Eve anticipation with a comedic flair perfect for kids.
- “The Haunted Tea-Cosy” by Edward Gorey – A quirky, off-beat take on Christmas that’s as strange as finding a Krampus in your Kris Kringle.
- “Sneezy the Snowman” by Maureen Wright – Imagine a snowman who’s always cold. It’s a frosty tale of mishaps and giggles, perfect for reading by the fireplace.
And for those who still crave more…
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.
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.
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!