Funny Christmas Stories
That Will Make You Smile
Who doesn't love to laugh? Well, then read some funny Christmas stories this Christmas!
They will at least make you smile, or snicker, or grin.
Take a break from the busyness
and stress of all the
and settle down with some light hearted
Here are some of my favorite Christmas stories that will make you laugh out loud! Enjoy them!
1) Skipping Christmas by John Grisham - one of my favorite authors (The Pelican Brief,
The Rainmaker, A Time To Kill, The Firm, Playing for Pizza...) wrote this humorous story of a family that decides to forgo all the
Christmas festivities, and all its related expenses, and use the money they save on a
vacation for themselves. Good idea in theory, right? See what happens... Funny Christmas
story. Much better than the movie rendition called Christmas with the Kranks.
2) Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber - an adorable romantic comedy about a
woman named Katherine,
who writes other peoples Christmas letters for a living. She happens to meet
a famous child pychologist whose child rearing method of "no boundaries for kids" is at serious
odds with Katherine. The debate and the romance begin! It's warm, cute, romantic and one
of my favorite Christmas stories. Read it or read Debbie Macombers other Christmas novels, like Christmas Wishes, On a Snowy Night, The Perfect Christmas - all are humorous and really good light reading!
3) The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog by Dave Barry -
A very funny Christmas story that will have you thinking of all the Christmas pageants
you've been in or been to. And of course everyone knows - what could go wrong will go
wrong. Especially when you take your new shelter dog to the pagaent - he just wreaks havoc!
4) In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd - The classical
Christmas movie "The Christmas Story" was partly based on this book. Read this and
go back in time to
the 1950's in Indiana when life was simpler, clean and fun. It's a satirical walk
down memory lane with many hilarious moments about being a young
boy living in a small town in the Midwest with glorious Christmas Day fast approaching...
5) Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris - A collection of very funny Christmas stories
by well known humorist David Sedaris. For example - there's "Santaland Dairies" that he wrote
about his experiences working as an elf at Macy's - so entertaining. Also, in the collection
is "Dinah, the Christmas Whore" where as a young David, he begins to see his own family with a new
6) An Idiot Girl's Christmas by Laurie Notaro - If you like sarcasm, then you will
love reading this book of short stories - all centered around the author's
experiences and interactions with her family around the Christmas holidays. I think we
can all relate to some of the interesting situations that come up!
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Then see our selection of Short Christmas Poems for you and your family to read together.
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