Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Christmas Days

12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

by Jeanette Winterson

A transporting new collection of Christmas stories from “one of the most daring and inventive writers of our time” (Elle), master storyteller Jeanette Winterson.

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 304
  • Publication Date November 14, 2017
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-2722-8
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $17.00
  • Imprint Grove Hardcover
  • Page Count 304
  • Publication Date December 06, 2016
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-2583-5
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $24.00

About The Book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? and “one of the most daring and inventive writers of our time” (Elle) comes an enchanting collection of pieces 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, along with twelve delicious recipes for the Twelve Days of Christmas. These tales give the reader a portal into the spirit of the season, where time slows down and magic starts to happen. From jovial spirits to a donkey with a golden nose, a haunted house to a SnowMama, 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.


“Nowhere is [Winterson’s] faith in the transporting power of storytelling more on display than in her new book, Christmas Days . . . dark, otherworldly and (trademark Winterson) wickedly funny . . . [a] holiday treasure . . . to be pulled out on a December night, fireside, and read aloud.” —New York Times Book Review

“If you crave the mystery, the family rituals, and the special victuals of Christmastime, you’ll savor . . . bold, revelatory feminist writer Jeanette Winterson’s Christmas Days.” —Elle

“A feast of stories . . . Winterson has wrapped up a holiday present between two covers.” —NPR

“Fables, reminiscences, ghost stories, recipes—Jeanette Winterson’s collection of holiday-themed fiction and essays has a little of everything.” —Seattle Times

“Surprising and cheering . . . A delectable read for long winter nights.” —BBC

“Spooky, clever, funny, and poignant, Winterson’s supernatural tales refresh our appreciation of what it truly means to give, to love, and to share joy.” —Booklist

“Winterson has gathered twelve Yule-themed stories . . . She is especially good with the supernatural, using eerie and magical elements in ways that hark back to Poe and Dickens . . . Spooky, inventive, funny . . . [the book] has a 19th-century charm much needed in the grim 21st.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


An Amazon Book of the Month
A New York Times Editors’ Choice
One of the Los Angeles Times Holiday Books