1. Louisa May Alcott's Christmas Treasury
Stephen W. Hines has compiled all of Alcott's Christmas-themed sketches and novellas into a single cozy volume. The book features excerpts from Alcott's longer works as well as standalone short stories.
2. A Christmas Carol (the pop-up version!) by Charles Dickens
It's the quintessential holiday classic, this time in gorgeous pop-up form, with illustrations by artist Chuck Fischer.
3. Nigella Christmas: Food Family Friends Festivities
Nigella is probably my favorite celeb chef. If you want satisfying, indulgent, craving-it-so-bad-you-can-feel-it-in-your-teeth food, she's your girl. In this cookbook, she covers updated holiday classics, brunch, drinks, desserts, full party menus and how to deal with leftovers.
4. The Art of the Snowflake: A Photographic Album by Kenneth Libbrecht
Libbrecht is the undisputed master of snow crystal photography. He's a physicist at Caltech and an expert in microphotography, so he's the perfect person to prove that no two snowflakes are alike and that every single one is a thing of beauty.
5. The Simpsons: Homer for the Holidays by Matt Groening
Sometimes the short, dark days and unending cold can be a bit depressing. But you know what's not depressing? Yellow. Lots and lots of yellow.