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December Holiday Tales

Fiction titles about Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve.

General Fiction

Alcott, Louisa M. Quiet little woman
Aldrich, Bess. Journey into Christmas…
Alexander, Carly. Eggnog chronicles, Secret life of Mrs. Claus
Allin, Michael. Christmas kid
Andrews, Mary Kay. Blue Christmas
Ausherman, Stephen. Fountains of youth
Auster, Paul. Auggie Wren’s Christmas story
Bache, Ellyn. Holiday miracles
Baldacci, David Christmas train
Barry, Dave. The Shepherd, the angel and Walter the Christmas dog
Battle, Lois. Bed & breakfast
Berg, Elizabeth. Handmaid and the carpenter
Binchy, Maeve. This year it will be different…
Bledsoe, Jerry. Angel doll, Gift of angels
Brady, James. Hampton’s Christmas
Brouwer, Sigmund. Pony Express Christmas
Bunn, T. Davis. One Shenandoah Winter, Tdings of comfort and joy
Capote, Truman. Christmas memory…
Carlson, Melody. Gift of Christmas present, Christmas bus
Chiaverini, Jennifer. Christmas quilt, New Year’s quilt
Clark, Mary H. Christmas thief, Silent night, Deck the halls, He sees you when you’re sleeping
COMF Confort and joy (story collection)
Copage, Eric V. Between father and son: an African-American fable
Copeland, Lori. Christmas vows: $5 extra
Crimmins, Cathy. Revenge of the Christmas box
Davies, Valentine. Miracle on 34th Street
Deaver, Jeffrey. Devil’s teardrop…
Dickens, Charles. Christmas carol, Christmas tales
Dickey, Eric J . Naughty or nice
Dini, Paul. Jingle belle
Efken, Meredith. @ home for the holidays
Eickhoff, Randy L. Then came Christmas
Ellis, Alice T. Inn at the edge of the world
Ellis, Julie Trespassing hearts
Evans, Richard P. Finding Noel, The gift
Flagg, Fannie. A Redbird Christmas
Friedman, Kinky. Christmas pig: a fable
Gaarder, Jostein. Christmas mystery
Garner, James Finn. Politically correct holiday stories: for an enlightened yuletide season
Graham, Heather. Season of miracles, Last Noel, Magical Christmas, Spirit of the Season
Grant, Richard. In the land of winter
Greeley, Andrew. Christmas wedding, Star bright
Grishman, John. Season of miracles
Grimsley, Jim. Comfort and joy
Gulley, Phillip. Christmas in Harmony, Christmas scrapbook
Guinn, Jeff. Autobiography of Santa Claus, How Mrs. Claus saved Christmas, Great Santa search
Gunn, Robin J. Finding Father Christmas
Gutteridge, Rene. Boo humbug: Christmas is scarier than you think
Hailey, Elizabeth. Home free
Haley, Alex. Different kind of Christmas
Hamill, Denis. Empty stockings: a Brooklyn…
Hatcher, Robin Lee. Hearts evergreen
Hill, Donna. Rockin’ around that Christmas tree
HOLI Holidays are hell l (story collection)
Hooper, Kay. Delaney Christmas carol
Hornby, Nick. A long way down
Horwood, William. Willows at Christmas
Irving, Washington. Old Christmas
Jenkins, Jerry. Midnight clear: a novel, Twas the night before: a love story
Jones, Annie. Snowbirds : a novel
Karon, Jan. Esther’s gift: a Christmas story
Kelly, Leisha. Till morning is nigh
Kessler, Brad. Woodcutter’s Christmas
Kingsbury, Karen. Gideon’s gift , Sarah’s song
Kinkade, Thomas. Christmas promise, Christmas angel, Christmas to remember0
Knight, Michael. Holiday season
Lambert, Timothy. The deal
Lindsey, Johanna. Home for the holidays
Lucado, Max. Christmas candle
Macomber, Debbie. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy
Maki, Alan. A choice to cherish
Malone, Michael. Last Noel
Matlock, Curtiss A. Recipes for easy living
McCourt, Frank. Angela and the baby Jesus
Medlicott, Joan A. Covington Christmas
Michaels, Fern. No place like home
Miller, Robert T. Secret Santa
Moore, Christopher. Stupidest angel, Santa and Pete
Morris, Gilbert. Angel of Bastogne
Naman, Christine P. Christmas lights
Noble, Diane. Come, my little angel
O’Donnell, Mark. Let nothing you dismay
Parker, Gary. Midnight miracle
Parker, Una Mary. Enticements
Parry, Owen. Our simple gifts Civil War Christmas..
Pearson, Carol L. Stranger for Christmas, Modern Magi: a Christmas fable
Pilcher, Rosamunde. Winter solstice
Power, Nani. The good remains
Preston, Richard. Boat of dreams
Purl, Mara. Christmas angels
Reid, Van. Daniel Plainway: or the holiday haunting of the Moosepath League
Reece, Coleen. Heirloom: one family’s courageous.
Rice, Luanne. Silver bells : a holiday tale
Richards, Scott. Zanna’s gift
Rivers, Francine. Shoe Box: a Christmas story
Robb, J.D. Midnight in death, Holiday in death
Roberts, Sheila. On strike for Christmas
Salamon, Julie. Christmas tree
Sedaris, David. Holidays on ice
Shay, Kevin. End as I know it
Sibbley, Celestine. Christmas in Georgia: five stories
Siddoway, Richard. Christmas quest
Smith, Lee. Christmas letters
Snyder, Don J. Fallen angel: a novel
Stubbs, Jean. Family games
Terrenoire, David. Beneath a Panamanian moon
Thayer, Nancy. Hot flash holidays
Theroux, Phyllis. Giovanna’s light…
Thomas, Elizabeth. Certain poor shepherds…
Travers, P.L. Fox at the manger
Van Dyke, Henry. Story of the other wise man
VanLiere, Donna. Christmas shoes, Christmas blessing, Christmas hope, Christmas promise
Wilcox Paxton, Collin. Papa’s angels
Wright, Jason. Christmas jars
Yehoshua, Abraham. Friendly fire

Short Story Collections

SC CHRI Christmas ghosts
SC CHRI Christmas sampler
SC CHRI Christmas stories : tales of the season
SC KEEP Keeping Christmas: the celebration of an American holiday
SC LITE Literary Christmas…
SC MAY “May your days be merry and Bright” and other Christmas stories by women
SC SCEN Scenes from a holiday
SC SPIR Spirits of Christmas twenty…
SC STOR Stories of Christ and Christmas
SC TALE Tales of Christmas far and near
SC TREA Treasury of African-American Christmas stories (also have vol. II)
SC TWEL Twelve Christmas stories by North Carolina writers : and twelve poems too

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Card, Orson Scott. War of gifts: an Ender story
Pratchett, Terry. Hogfather: a novel of Discworld
Willis, Connie. Miracle and other Christmas stories
FFSC MAGI Magic of Christmas
SFSC CHRI Christmas forever
SFSC TO To follow a star: nine science fiction …


Adamson, Lydia. Cat under the mistletoe, Cat on a jingle bell rock
Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity’s Christmas
Babson, Marian. Twelve deaths of Christmas
Barron, Stephanie. Jane and the wandering eye
Baxt, George. Marlene Dietrich murder case
Beaton, M.C. Kissing Christmas goodbye, Highland Christmas
Berenson, Laurien. Jingle bell bark
Blanc, Nero. Wrapped up in crosswords, Crossworder’s gift
Borthwick, J.S. Dude on arrival
Brett, Simon. Christmas crimes at Puzzel Manor
Christie, Agatha. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Clark, Mary H. Santa cruise
Collins, Max A. Blue Christmas and other holiday homicides
Constantine, K.C. Upon some midnights clear
Crawford, Isis. Catered Christmas
Douglas, Carole N. Cat in a golden garland
Dunn, Carola. Mistletoe and murder
Freydont, Shelley. Merry little murder
Granger, Ann. Season for murder
Haddam, Jane. Not a creature was stirring, Fountain of death, Festival of deaths
Hall, Robert L. Ben Franklin and a case of Christmas murder
Hager, Jean. Last noel: an Iris house B & B mystery
Harper, Karen. Queene’s Christmas
Harris, Charlaine. Shakespeare’s Christmas
Harris, Lee. New Year’s Eve murder
Hemlin, Tim. A catered Christmas
Hess, Joan. Holly, jolly murder, O little town of Maggody
Johnston, Paul. Bone yard
Kingsbury, Kate. Shrouds of holly
Kisor, Henry. Season’s revenge
Langton, Jane. Shortest day: murder at the Revels
MacLeod, Charlotte. Rest you merry
Maron, Margaret. Corpus Christmas
Marsh, Ngaio. Death of a fool, Tied up in tinsel
Meier, Leslie. Mail order murder, New Year’s Eve murder, Christmas cookie murder
Michaels, Kasey. High heels and holidays, Bowled over
Murphey, Shirley R. Cat deck the halls
Perry, Anne. Christmas beginning, Christmas guest, Christmas journey, Christmas secret, etc
Ripley, Anne. Christmas garden affair
Rowe, Jennifer. Death in store
Sawyer, Corinne H. Ho-ho homicide
Sibley, Celestine. Spider in the sink
Smith, Barbara B. Mistletoe from Purple Sage
MFSC CAT Cat crimes for the holidays
MFSC CHRI Christmas crimes: stories from Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
MFSC CHRI Christmas stalkings
MFSC HOLM Holmes for the holidays
MFSC MIST Mistletoe mysteries
MFSC MURD Murder for Christmas V. I & V. II


Balough, Mary. Under the mistletoe
Basso, Adrienne. Christmas heiress
Bolen, Cheryl. One golden ring
Brockmann, Suzanne. All through the night
Brown, Sandra. Tidings of great joy…
Cochrane, Becky. Coventry Christmas
Comstock, Mary C. Christmas wish
Crusie, Jennifer. Santa baby
Davidson, MaryJanice. Undead and unreturnable
Dailey, Janet. Capital holiday: let’s be jolly, Eve’s Christmas, Mistletoe and Molly, Scrooge wore spurs
Dunlop, Barbara. Billionaire who bought Christmas
Evanick, Marcia. Berry merry Christmas, Mistletoe Bay, Christmas on Conrad Street
Feehan, Christine. Twilight before Christmas, Shadows of Christmas past
Foster, Lori. Very merry Christmas
George, Melanie. Naughty or nice
Give. Give love
Hardy, Kristin. Her Christmas surprise
Hill, Teresa. Twelve days
James, Eloisa. Affair before Christmas
Jernigan, Brenda. Christmas in Camelot
Kleypas, Lisa. Wallflower Christmas
Lindsay, Joanne. The Present, Home for the holidays
Macomber, Debbie. Buffalo Valley, Cedar Cove Christmas, Christmas basket, Snow bride, When Christmas comes, Trouble with angels, There’s something about Christmas
Markham, Wendy. If only in my dreams
McNaught, Judith. Simple gifts
Michaels, Fern. Family blessings
Monkou, Michelle. Making promises
Palmer, Catherine. Victorian Christmas keepsake, Cowboy Christmas
Pappano, Marilyn. Some enchanted season
Parry, Owen. Strike the harp
Patterson, James. Miracle on the 17th green
Perrin, Kayla. Holiday of love (Kwanzaa)
Plumley, Lisa. Once upon a Christmas
Potter, Patricia. Home for Christmas
Quinn, Tara T. Merry Christmas, babies
Rabe, Sheila. All I want for Christmas
Ray, Francis. Winter nights (I Kwanzaa story)
Ridgeway, Christie. Not another New Year’s Eve
Roberts, Nora. The gift, First impressions
Robuns, Sheila. Christmas in Carol
Rolls, Elizabeth. Mistletoe kisses
Savery, Jeanne. Christmas matchmaker
Schroeder, Martha. Merry little Christmas
Schuster, Melanie. Merry little Christmas
Stone, Katherine. Midnight clear
Thomas, Jacquelin. Someone like you
Winters, Angela. Season of love
Wootson, Alice. Home for Christmas

RESC GETT Getting’ Merry
RFSC HOLI Holiday Cheer
RFSC I’LL I’ll be home for Christmas
RFSC I’M I’m your Santa
RFSC JING Jingle all the way
RFSC JING Jingle bell rock
RFSC RED Red hot Santa
RFSC REGE Regency Christmas
(& similar for 1992, 1994, 1995, 2002)
RFSC ROMA Romancing the holidays…
RFSC STRO Stroke of midnight
RFSC STAR Star of wonder
RFSC WINT Winter nights

Young Adult Titles

Anders, C.J. Capeside Christmas
Krulik, Nancy. Christmas crsis
Scott, Kieran. Jingle boy
Van Syckle, A. The O.C.: Twas the night before Chrismukkah