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Staff Picks: Top 10 Holiday Books and Movies

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Are you looking for the perfect book to curl up with this holiday season? Feel like you have seen every holiday movie rerun and need something fresh?

  • 1000+ the number of items in our catalog that contain the word “Christmas”
  • 860+ the number of items in our catalog that contain the word “Holiday”

To help you narrow down the seemingly endless options, we asked staff for some of the books and movies they turn to each holiday. Here are a few of their favorites.


The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Moore
Holidays on Ice” by David Sedaris
The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg
The Nutcracker” by Susan Jeffers
Ramona and Her Father” by Beverly Cleary
A Little House Christmas” by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Shepherds Abiding” by Jan Karon
The Father Christmas Letters” by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas” by Agatha Christie
A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote


It’s a Wonderful Life
Christmas in Connecticut
A Christmas Story
The Sound of Music
Tailor of Gloucester
Little Women (1994 version)
White Christmas
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
The Bishop’s Wife

Happy reading and watching!

Book listsreviews from our book clubs and favorites from library staff are great resources when searching for your next book or movie. Or stop by the reference desk at your local library.

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