But, my all-time favorite Christmas book is one that I've read about a dozen times and have seen performed live three times. You're probably thinking that it's A Christmas Carol. Quite the opposite, really. It's David Sedaris's Holidays on Ice.
Yes, the cover is tilted. And so are the stories. It's really super-duper, laugh-out-loud funny. When I've watched it performed live at my favorite local theater, The Portland Stage Company, I literally laugh so hard that I cry. And it's not a pretty cry. The door to the stage always warns that this play is for "Mature Elves Only," and they mean it.
Here's the promotional poster for this play:
If you're at all a David Sedaris fan, you should read this book! You won't be sorry!