7 Heart-Warming & Cozy Classics To Read

7 Heart-Warming & Cozy Classics To Read

There is nothing like curling up with a great book and a cup of hot cocoa during the holiday season. Get into the festive spirit by checking out one of these holiday classics! Whether you are looking for holiday books for adults or children, here are 7 cozy classics.

Our favorite cozy classics

A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd. The stories that inspired a popular holiday film chronicle an American family’s trials and joys in a small town in Depression-era Indiana, capturing Ralphie Potter’s campaign to get a Red Ryder air rifle for Christmas, his duel with bullies, and other episodes.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May. Although the other reindeer laugh at him because of his bright red nose, Rudolph proves his worth when he is chosen to lead Santa Claus’ sleigh on a foggy night.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright. After journalist Holly Jensen’s apartment is robbed on Christmas Eve, someone leaves her a jar full of money labeled “Christmas jar,” and she sets out on a quest to discover the origins of these mysterious jars.

Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien. A collection of illustrated letters from Father Christmas recapping the activities of the preceding year at the North Pole. The letters were written by the author to his children.

how the grinch stole christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than presents?

The Mitten by Jan Brett. One by one, animals in a snowy forest crawl into Nicki’s lost white mitten to get warm until the bear sneezes, sending the animals flying up and out of the mitten. On each turn of the page, signature borders inspired by Ukrainian folk art hint at what animal is coming next.


These holiday classics are perfect to read during the chilly, winter season. Before you get snuggled up with a warm blanket and a cup of hot cocoa, stop by one of our 10 branches and check out one of these cozy holiday reads.

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