For fans of David Sedaris, this time of year brings to mind his hilarious account of his stint as a Macy’s elf in “SantaLand Diaries.” Holidays on Ice, featuring that classic and other holiday favorites, is sure to have you laughing all the way.
Those who enjoy a bit of family dysfunction in their holiday reading can’t go wrong with Elin Hilderbrand’s Winter Street. It’s Christmastime on Nantucket, and the Quinns, proprietors of Winter Street Inn, have their fair share of familial drama to go around.
Ever feel overwhelmed by the whole holiday season? That’s how the Kranks feel in John Grisham’s Skipping Christmas. Opting out of all things holiday-related, the Kranks decide to take a Caribbean cruise instead, but they soon discover that skipping Christmas is not as easy as they imagined.
As some of us know all too well, the holidays can be tough on some folks. Listen in as Red Lobster manager Manny tries to keep up the holiday spirit throughout the restaurant’s final day in Stewart O’Nan’s Last Night at the Lobster.
Finally, we would be remiss if we did not highlight Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol wonderfully told by famed narrator Jim Dale. (Dale is known for his narration of the Harry Potter series, also great for holiday listening).
What are your favorite holiday stories?