Wednesday, December 9, 2015

On Wednesday, December 09, 2015 by Vicki Lesage in , , ,
We've hardly finished eating our Halloween candy before it's time to start planning Thanksgiving dinner. And then all of a sudden it’s Christmas this and end-of-the-year-festivities that. Not that we mind a little holiday cheer. And we certainly love some eggnog.

But the lengthy wish lists from our kids and the 48 daily emails with “must-have” deals are already threatening our sanity. Work is busy. The in-laws are calling to plan this or that event and the weekends are filling up fast. The holidays haven’t even begun and we're already wondering how we'll survive!

The solution: Grab some of that eggnog and curl up with a good book. Here's a list of great reads to get you through the holidays in one piece.

Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat
by Jen Mann

How do you get through the holidays with people you want to punch in the throat without actually resorting to punching them in the throat? Read what Jen Mann has to say about it instead! Live vicariously through her, and get through the holiday season with everyone’s throats intact.

Survival of the Christmas Spirit
by Aimee Horton

Dottie Harris is usually neck-deep in chaos, and this Christmas is no exception. Between unexpected guests and disaster after disaster with the kids underfoot, will Dottie be able to pull off the perfect Christmas dinner? Laugh (and cringe) along with Dottie, and be thankful your holidays aren’t quite that hectic.

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Holidays (Worst Case Scenario)
by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht

The authors of the funny-yet-practical Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook are back with a holiday edition. Turkey caught on fire? They've got you covered. Too many fruitcakes and no idea what to do with them? They have several suggestions for you. When holiday disaster strikes, you'll be glad you have this book!

Tovi the Penguin: goes away for Christmas
by Janina Rossiter

Are you already tired of reading The Grinch Who Stole Christmas? It’s a timeless classic… that gets tiresome after the 432nd time you’ve read it. Switch things up with this fun Christmas book about a penguin who goes on vacation with his friends, only to wonder if Santa will remember to bring him his presents back home. The kids will love it and you’ll have another Christmas book in the rotation, preventing you from losing your mind.

This is Christmas: Four Festive Novellas
by Talli Roland

Just reading the title will make you want to sing “So This is Christmas,” which in turn will make you want to snuggle up with a mug of something warm and delicious as you read. Talli Roland’s latest Christmas offering is a collection of four holiday novellas, each heart-warming and sweet. Goodbye holiday craziness, hello sanity.

Christmas Confessions & Cocktails: A Humorous Holiday Memoir with Sassy Drink Recipes
by Vicki Lesage

Think your family is the only crazy one? You’re not alone! In her latest book, Vicki Lesage shares 25 stories about various holiday triumphs and tribulations, and pairs each story with a sassy cocktail recipe. No matter how raucous your Yuletide season, you can commiserate with her!