Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

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From the New York Times bestselling author of "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?" comes an enchanting collection of stories for the holiday season.

For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales. For the Twelve Days of Christmas—a time of celebration, sharing, and giving—she offers these twelve plus one: a personal story of her own Christmas memories. These tales give the reader a portal into the spirit of the season, where time slows down and magic starts to happen. From trees with mysterious powers to a tinsel baby that talks, philosophical fairies to flying dogs, a haunted house and a disappearing train, Winterson's innovative stories encompass the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas. Perfect for reading by the fire with loved ones, or while traveling home for the holidays. Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery, and a little bit of magic courtesy of one of our most fearless and accomplished writers.

Title:Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0802125832
Format Type:
Number of Pages:293 pages

    Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days Reviews

  • Diane S ?

    This may well be the only Christmas book I read this season, and of so I am glad I chose this one. I loved every single story, though of course I had a few favorites.The Snowmama, a magical heartwarmi...

  • Amalia Gavea

    It's Jeanette Winterson, people. I could read her shopping list and still be a happy reader. In Christmas Days we have her impeccable style and stories about Christmas. What could go wrong? If you jus...

  • Cecily

    This is a physically beautiful collection of a dozen (for the twelve days of Christmas) new short stories, alternating with a dozen pieces about food (each ending with a recipe), all with a Christmas ...

  • Emer

    This was an impulse buy. I was standing at the counter in my local bookshop ready to pay for my other purchases when I saw this beautiful looking book. I had to pick it up. The cover was just so tacti...

  • Diane Barnes

    I am not generally a Christmas book reader, or Christmas special watcher, mainly because I find the majority of these are a little too sappy for my tastes. But I saw a couple of nice reviews of this o...

  • Dave

    A very unusual Christmas book. Winterson loves Christmas for its reflection, ritual, love and community . The recipes in the book are less about putting on a holiday show and more about how food can h...

  • Aoife

    3.5 StarsFor the most part I enjoyed all of these stories. My favourites were The Snowmama, Christmas in New York, Christmas Cracker and The Lion, the Unicorn and Me. They were just cute with a great ...

  • Camie

    I'm always looking for a new Christmas read and this is a book with a beautiful cover. 12 stories and 12 feasts for 12 days says the cover. Her stories are bold, and her recipes um uninspiring. All in...

  • Kirsty

    I decided to purchase Christmas Days for three reasons: firstly, it is festive; secondly, it is beautiful in itself; and thirdly, it was written by one of my favourite contemporary authors. Rather tha...

  • Mary

    Wonderful seasonal stories and recipes!...