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


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
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:293 pages

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

  • Diane S ?
    Dec 12, 2016

    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
    Dec 26, 2016

    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
    Jan 02, 2017

    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
    Dec 17, 2016

    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
    Dec 18, 2016

    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
    Dec 01, 2016

    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
    Dec 20, 2016

    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
    Dec 30, 2016

    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
    Dec 21, 2016

    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
    Mar 08, 2017

    Wonderful seasonal stories and recipes!...

About Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson

Novelist Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959. She was adopted and brought up in Accrington, Lancashire, in the north of England. Her strict Pentecostal Evangelist upbringing provides the background to her acclaimed first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, published in 1985. She graduated from St Catherine's College, Oxford, and moved to London where she worked as an assi