CRRL Picks: Bah Humbug!

The Haunted Tea Cozy
The Haunted Tea Cozy A Dispirited and Distasteful Diversion for Christmas By Gorey, Edward Book - 1998 394.26 Go Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides an off-beat look at Christmas and the holiday season in a new version of Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol."

Holidays on Ice
Holidays on Ice By Sedaris, David Book - 2008 FICTION Sed Available in some locations

Annotation:(Essays) on the joys and embarrassments of favorite holidays.

I'm Dreaming of A Black Christmas
I'm Dreaming of A Black Christmas By Black, Lewis Book - 2010 817 Bl Available in some locations

Annotation:A ferociously funny book about his least-favorite holiday: Christmas.

An Idiot Girl's Christmas
An Idiot Girl's Christmas True Tales From the Top of the Naughty List By Notaro, Laurie Book - 2005 921 Notar Available in some locations

Annotation:It's the most wonderful-and most dreadful-season of the year, when boxes of truffles attack your thighs, drunken holiday revelers stay long past their welcome, and your grandmother has conniptions at the department store over the price of hand lotion.

In God We Trust
In God We Trust All Others Pay Cash By Shepherd, Jean Book - 2000 FICTION She Available in some locations

Annotation:A compound of irony, affection, and perfect detail that speaks across generations.

The Stupidest Angel
The Stupidest Angel A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, Version 2.0 By Moore, Christopher Paul Book - 2005 FICTION Moo Available in some locations

Annotation:When a little boy sees Santa take a shovel to the head, he makes a heartfelt prayer for his resurrection. Unfortunately, the stupidest angel in the heavenly hosts hears the plea.

When Elves Attack
When Elves Attack A Joyous Christmas Greeting From the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State By Dorsey, Tim Book - 2011 FICTION Dor Available in some locations

Annotation:(A) zany blockbuster extravaganza in which (the) wonderfully deranged serial killer Floridaphile delivers his special brand of Christmas cheer.

The Worst-case Scenario Survival Handbook
The Worst-case Scenario Survival Handbook Holidays By Piven, Joshua Book - 2002 613.69 Pi Available in some locations

Annotation:Turkey on fire? No plans for New Year's Eve? Obnoxious relatives headed your way? The authors of the best-selling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook are here to help you survive the dangers of the holiday season.

You Better Not Cry
You Better Not Cry Stories for Christmas By Burroughs, Augusten Book - 2009 394.26 Bu Available in some locations

Annotation:With gimlet-eyed wit and illuminated prose, Burroughs shows how the holidays bring out the worst in us and sometimes, just sometimes, the very, very best.

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