by Elin Hilderbrand
Elin Hilderbrand is one of my favorite authors. Kerry and his wife Mitzi run an inn on Nantucket and he walks in to find her literally kissing Sant Claus. Four books about the family are included in the series and they are all as compulsively readable as the rest of Hilderbrand’s stories!
This is Where I Leave You
by Jonathan Tropper
Not a holiday book, but a very funny novel about four messed up siblings coming together to support their mom at their dad’s funeral. Old hurts are explored and the family figures out how to move forward. Surprisingly laugh-out-loud funny even with a grim subject matter. It was made into an okay movie in 2014 starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. The book was way better, but the cast made it worth watching.