Coffee Table Books for the Christmas Season

Sometimes it doesn’t really feel like Christmas until your books are Christmas too. If your coffee table hasn’t embraced the holiday season, maybe some of these titles will help make your space a truly festive one.

The Little Book of Snowflakes by Kenneth Libretto

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This book is on the small side, measuring about six inches square. But don’t let its size fool you. Full of astounding photographs of magnified snowflakes, many people have expressed their wonder and disbelief thumbing through this one. It’s a definite conversation-starter! Click here for more info.

The Christmas Tree Book – A Collection of Fantasy Trees by Sharon Hays

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This book is beautifully done, filled with full-page photos of celebrity Christmas trees and trees from landmark places like Biltmore and Graceland. It was published in 1998, so it is now out of print, but click here for some used copies. Well worth every penny, this is a lovely book to spruce up any table. (8×10″)

A Fairy Tale Christmas by Karen Anderson. Decorations by R. A. Pesce

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Set in Lyndhurst, in New York state, each of the 15 rooms is themed after a different fairy tale and viewed through a Christmas lens. There’s an Alice in Wonderland tree, a Sleeping Beauty tree, Princess and the Pea, Peter Pan, and many more. Vibrant, full-page photographs are beautiful and captivating. Click here for more info. (8×10″)

Christopher Radko’s Heart of Christmas by Olivia Bell Buehl

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If you are at all familiar with the art of Christopher Radko’s Christmas ornaments, you will want to make sure this book is part of your collection. Excellent photography depicting spectacular trees and beautiful decorations, this book will add some holiday cheer to any room when it’s on display. Printed in 2001, it is still easy to find. (8×10)

And Lastly, even if you’re all grown up, there are always those classic children’s Christmas books that we never get too old for. One of them is unquestionably, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.

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This book makes people’s hearts smile, and I guarantee your guests will start flipping through it just to see those familiar illustrations one more time. We all know this classic: it brings to life every child’s dream of meeting Santa. For that reason, I recommend adding it to your Christmas décor. Young or old, we all love it!