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twisted tinsel and holiday humor

Here are a couple of books that will help put you in the holiday spirit, or at least help you cope with the spirit of others.




Christmas Curiosities: Odd, Dark, and Forgotten Christmas by John Grossman

Drawing from antique postcards, greeting cards and advertising giveaways, Grossman shares a Christmas, circa 1800, that looks nothing like the holidays of today.


Christmas Sucks: What to Do When Fruitcake, Family, and Finding the Perfect Gift Makes You Miserable by Joanne Kimes

A look at the commercialization of Christmas and the family strife that accompanies it.










Why Does Santa Wear Red? … and 100 Other Christmas Curiousities Unwrapped by Meera Lester


Get all the Ho ho ho info and Santa stats you need to know for the holidays.










With generous amounts of sarcasm and dark wit, Sedaris recounts his humorous holiday experiences, including his bout as an elf at Macy's.
What are your suggestions for good holiday books?
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