Books about the holidays are creatively arranged into a Christmas tree structure for this months book display

At-Home Holiday Entertainment

This holiday season, we’ll all have a little more time on our hands to catch up on festive books, movies, and music. That’s why, no matter what holiday you celebrate, you’ll want to check out our newest online display of books and movies available at your Library! Keep in mind that these are just the highlights of our collection–there are plenty more to be found in our catalog.

Browse and borrow the materials below by clicking the titles and placing them on hold for curbside pickup. If you’d like more information about any of these titles, call Adult Services at (423) 434-4454.

NEW HOLIDAY FICTION

Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan

The Noel Letters by Richard Paul Evans

Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

An Ivy Hill Christmas by Julie Klassen

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber

Happily This Christmas by Susan Mallery

The Brightest Star by Fern Michaels

The Gift of Family by Mary Monroe

A Christmas Carol Murder by Heather Redmond

One Charmed Christmas by Sheila Roberts

Christmas Ever After by Karen Schaler

Christmas at Holiday House by RaeAnne Thayne

Secrets of Winter by Nicola Upson

 

MORE HOLIDAY FICTION

Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews

A Christmas By the Sea by Melody Carlson

Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini

Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor

Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory

Christmas in London by Anita Hughes

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Hiddensee: a Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire

The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

 

NEW HOLIDAY NONFICTION

Christmas Baking: festive cookies, candies, cakes, breads, and snacks by Joyce Klynstra

A Literary Holiday Cookbook: festive meals for the Snow Queen, Gandalf, Sherlock, Scrooge, and book lovers by Alison Walsh

Christmas Cookies: more than 60 recipes for adorable festive bakes

Christmas with Southern Living, 2020: inspired ideas for holiday cooking and decorating

Vegan Christmas by Audrey Fitzjohn

Shadow & Light: a journey into Advent by Tsh Oxenreider

The Atlas of Christmas: the merriest, tastiest, quirkiest holiday traditions from around the world by Alex Palmer

 

MORE HOLIDAY NONFICTION (Crafts, decorating, and baking)

Christmas Ornaments: easy ornaments anyone can make! by Barb Asselin

The New Christmas Tree: 24 dazzling trees and over 100 handcrafted projects by Carrie Brown

Half Yard Christmas (sewing projects) by Debbie Shore

Mini Knitted Christmas by Sue Stratford

A Very Merry Paper Christmas

Big Book of Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

(Better Homes) Best of Christmas Ideas

100 Little Christmas Gifts to Make

Gooseberry Patch Christmas: Book 15 (foods, decorations, gifts)

Jewish Holiday Cooking by Jayne Cohen

The Magic of Gingerbread by Catherine Beddall

World’s Greatest Christmas Cookies Cookbook by Nanette Anderson

 

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS/NONFICTION

A Christmas Cornucopia: The hidden stories behind our Yuletide traditions by Mark Forsyth 

Christmas Customs & Traditions by Frank Muir

Christmas from A to Z: History, observances, legends, customs, symbols by Tanya Gulevich 

Hanukkah in America: A history by Dianne Ashton

Hanukkah: The family guide to spiritual celebration by Ron Wolfson 

Kwanzaa: A celebration of family, community, and culture by Maulana Karenga 

A Kwanzaa Keepsake: Celebrating the holiday with new traditions and feasts by Jessica Harris 

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas by Ace Collins 

The Winter Solstice: The sacred traditions of Christmas by John Matthews 

Yule: Rituals, recipes & lore for the winter solstice by Susan Moonwriter Peszn

 

HOLIDAY MOVIES/DVDs

The Christmas Blessing

A Christmas Carol

Christmas in Connecticut

A Christmas Story

Elf

Holiday Switch

It’s a Wonderful Life

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Miracle on 34th Street

Scrooge

The Spirit of Christmas

White Christmas

How to Celebrate the African American Holiday Kwanzaa (nonfiction)

Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes (nonfiction)

 

HOLIDAY MUSIC

Let it Snow – Michael Buble

Merry Christmas – Mariah Carey

The Nutcracker – Tchaikovsky

Songs of Winter – Trans-Siberian Orchestra 

That’s Christmas to Me – Pentatonix

White Christmas – Bing Crosby 

If you need something new to read, let us know and we’ll help find books and authors that are perfect for you. Visit our website or call (423) 434-4450 for book recommendations and to place items on hold for curbside pickup. Follow Johnson City Public Library on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube for updates on your Library’s collections and services.

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