The holiday season can be hectic. Whether you love November and December or dread the string of parties and get-togethers, all of us have moments when we could use some comic relief. These holiday books are witty, sometimes moving and laugh out loud funny.
'The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog' by Dave Barry
'Holidays on Ice' by David Sedaris
Holidays on Ice
by David Sedaris
was one of Sedaris' first books. It has been re-released with a few additions. Sedaris brings his sometimes dark and always astute humor to this collection of essays and short stories.
'I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence' by Amy Sedaris
Hachette Book Group
'You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas' by Augusten Burroughs
St. Martin's Press
Running with Scissors author Augusten Burroughs offers a collection of holiday stories from his own life. Burroughs recounts such absurd anecdotes as the time he ate the face of a six-foot Santa and the time he woke up next to Kris Kringle himself. Slightly racy, often witty, You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs also offers moments of poignant reflection.
'A Christmas Blizzard' by Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor, of Prairie Home Companion fame, offers a short novel about a a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who gets stuck in a blizzard in North Dakota after being summoned home to visit a sick aunt. Keillor's humor is laced with nostalgia and holiday epiphany -- a good choice for those who want something funny and heartwarming to read.