6 Delightfully Funny Christmas Books for Book Clubs

Laugh out loud funny Christmas books your book club will love!

Looking for a laugh this holiday? Pick one of these light and funny Christmas books - perfect picks for your December book club meeting!



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I was in elementary school when I read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and from that moment my love of funny Christmas books was born. It makes sense, when you think of all the hilarious real life moments that come with Christmas that it is a goldmine for authors. From the heartwarming and nostalgic humor of a childhood Christmas to a hilarious behind the scenes look at the life of a modern Macy's elf, you can find a Christmas book to fit your mood and your sense of humor.

I'll confess that I have read each of these books more than once and consider them all to be as much of my Christmas tradition as watching The Grinch or baking cookies. And if you're in a book club, December is the perfect time to select a light, humorous holiday book. These funny Christmas books would be awesome choices for your next book club meeting - the hardest part is picking just one.

Funny Christmas Books for Book Clubs




The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

It is not Christmas until I have read The Stupidest Angel. (Actually I listen to it - the audio version is amazing and free with a trial of Audible). Billed as "a heartwarming tale of Christmas terror," you know it will be completely insane and also quite clever (like all Moore's books). Filled with characters from some of his other classics (Lamb, Practical Demonkeeping), this book will make you laugh out loud with everything from a crazy twist on O. Henry's Gift of the Magi to IKEA loving brain-eating zombies.




Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

A modern Christmas classic by one of my favorite authors, Skipping Christmas is far more traditional but completely charming and hilarious. (And it was made into a movie, Christmas with the Kranks). The Kranks decide to forgo the traditional trappings of a suburban Christmas and spend their money on a cruise, much to the dismay of their neighbors. Skipping Christmas is perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to head to the beach instead of decking the halls.




Wishin' & Hopin' by Wally Lamb

A nostalgic coming of age story set in the 1960s, Wishin' & Hopin' is a sweet and funny novel by the author of She's Come Undone and The Hour I First Believed.  No matter what decade you grew up in, you'll relate to young Felix Funicello's trials and tribulations. A must read for moms!



In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd

Who doesn't love the hilarious classic Christmas movie A Christmas Story? If you do, then you need to read In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash - the book that inspired the film. Enough said.




Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

I love David Sedaris and Holidays on Ice is a wonderful collection of his best holiday essays. If you haven't heard his take on working as an elf at Macy's then you don't know what you're missing! One suggestion though - listen to Holidays on Ice as an audiobook (free with an Audible trial). Sedaris himself narrates and the stories are twice as funny through his performance.



An Idiot Girl's Christmas by Laurie Notaro

Laurie Notaro is another hilarious essayist and An Idiot Girl's Christmas is a laugh out loud collection of stories about navigating the daily disasters that surround the holidays. This is a perfect pick for a women's book club, and will inevitably get you discussing your own funny family Christmas stories.


Join Our Online Mom's Book Club

Do you love good books and great conversation? Then Mom's Book Nook is the best online moms book club you'll find. Learn more here (and grab some awesome book club printables too).

We meet in a private Facebook group and chat about a new book every month. We announce the book selection on the first Monday of the month and discuss on the last Monday of the month at 9:00pm Eastern. We have a wonderful group of ladies who love books and we would love you have you join! Check us out here.

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Fun Gifts for Book Lovers Too

Make your Christmas complete with these fun gift ideas, perfect for your book club secret Santa!



Laura R

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