Ho ho ho
One of these Christmas-themed books might be just the gift for someone on your list.
Dewey's Christmas at the Library (Little, Brown) by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter is a children's book with yet another sweet adventure of the kitten who famously turned up in the returned books drop, with charming illustrations by Steve James.
In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Story (Shadow Mountain), as told by David McCullough, is the acclaimed historian's illustrated look at how America rallied in the dark days after Pearl Harbor; with DVD featuring McCullough and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas: 21st Century Edition (Andrews McMeel) by Bruce Kluger and David Slavin is the satirical tale of what happens when Santa's workshop becomes ClausCo, a subsidiary of GiganticCorp — which lays off elves and outsources Dec. 24 delivery.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor