Laugh Out Loud Funny Christmas Books for Book Clubs

Six festive and funny Christmas books for your book club to read in December.

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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.

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.

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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!

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.

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Make Your Own Holiday Book Tote

Carry your favorite Christmas books to book club with this adorable DIY Christmas book tote. Makes a great gift too! Click here for the free printable iron on design.

 DIY Christmas Book Tote

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