There are so many things I love about Christmas! Having a collection of stories all between two covers is as magical as the season gets. Get yourself in a cozy spot, grab your favorite festive drink, and settle in to read the best Christmas stories from around the world.
The ultimate festive anthology of the best Christmas stories of all time, selected from around the world
A Penguin Classics Hardcover
This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space.
Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino's wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre's story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof's enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irène Nemerovsky's dark family portrait. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.
About the Author
Jessica Harrison (editor) is the editorial director of Penguin Classics UK.