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Humorous Holiday Books

Shopping, baking, wrapping presents . . . take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season with one of these humorous holiday stories!


Six Geese A-Slaying

This comical mystery finds Meg Langslow trying to organize a Christmas parade while dealing with an unfortunate murder. This book is tenth in the popular series.


I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas
PN6231.C36 B57 2010

The funnyman shares his decidedly unique opinions on America's favorite Christmas traditions.


You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas
PS3552.U745 Z93 2009

The author of Running with Scissors shines a light on his dysfunctional family in these Christmas stories.


Sweet Revenge

While Goldy Schulz is busy catering holiday celebrations, she must make time to solve a murder. This light mystery, 14th in the series, contains many recipes.


When Elves Attack: A Joyous Christmas Greeting from the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State

Despite his occupation as a serial killer, Serge Storm is a lighthearted character who tries to make everyone's Christmas a little bit better.


Boo Humbug: Christmas Is Scarier Than You Think

Kooky Lois Stepaphanolopolis attempts to write and direct a horror version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, much to the dismay of her family and neighbors.


Rockin' Around That Christmas Tree

Well-meaning family members try to persuade a couple to get over their differences in time to enjoy Christmas together.


An Idiot Girl's Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List
PS3614.O785 Z4675 2005x

This collection of short stories features anecdotes about time-honored Christmas traditions like shopping, gift-giving, and entertaining.


Holidays on Ice

The humorist shares holiday stories. One highlight is "Santaland Diaries," in which Sedaris recounts his stint as a Macy's elf.

The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales
PS648.H6 W67 2005

Popular writers such as Marian Keyes and Ann Patchett contribute stories of less-than-ideal holiday memories.