One of the most wonderful things about this time of year is grabbing magical moments at home (alone, or otherwise) to sit back and relax with a great book between dashing around and blitzing gift shopping, trimming the tree, enjoying festive gatherings, and planning the big day.

Fear not if you’re short on time to choose which book/s to cosy up with – take our quiz to discover which seasonal tome will add sparkle to your life and have you rocking around the Christmas tree. You might also want to browse our collection of Christmas books and our festive fiction category.

Select a seasonal song

a) Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

b) Walking in a Winter Wonderland

c) Fairy Tale of New York

d) All I Want for Christmas is You

Select a seasonal setting

a) A city suffused in seasonal magic – markets, mulled wine, carol singers in squares

b) Watching snow drift down from a room glittering with fairy lights

c) An isolated mountain

d) A cosy country cottage – log fire and hot tub essential

What’s your favourite Christmas tradition?

a) Gifting and giving back

b) Putting up my stocking and laying out snacks for Santa 

c) Ripping off wrapping paper

d) Mistletoe – you never know what magic might happen

Which Christmas tipple do you love to quaff?

a) Mulled wine 

b) Gingerbread hot chocolate 

c) Brash ‘n’ boozy cocktails

d) Something sparkly

What would make your Christmas super-special?

a) Peace and goodwill 

b) Snow

c) Getting tonnes of gifts

d) Spending time with my soul mate, or finding love

Mostly As

You’re something of a traditional soul who believes the magic of Christmas comes from sharing and caring, so try these:

Classics: A Christmas Carol, Little Women.

Contemporary: A Ukrainian Christmas, Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Mostly Bs

You’re a child at heart. Someone who adores the thought of Santa shooting down the chimney, which means you might enjoy these winter warmers - books you’ll love reading to re-discover the joy of childhood Christmases alongside the kids in your life (or on your own, for that matter).

Classics: The Snowman, The Night Before Christmas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

Contemporary: A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, The Most Wonderful Gift in the World, The Snowiest Christmas Ever, Tiny Reindeer 

Mostly Cs

Bah, humbug! Nuff said….

Classic: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Contemporary: Dive into the graphic novel that inspired Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and try A Very British Christmas for comic Christmas anecdotes that’ll have all you Grinches grimacing and - quite possibly - grinning.

Mostly Ds

Being an all-out romantic, you’ll adore sinking into the arms of these feel-good, love-filled festive-themed reads:

Hot off the press, Jenny Colgan’s The Christmas Bookshop will quench your thirst for seasonal cheer and bookish goodness in one fell swoop. Then there’s The Christmas Holiday, Christmas at the Beach Hut, Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop, Christmas for Beginners, The Perfect Christmas Gift – perfect pre-Christmas self-gifts for all you romantics.