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Old 12-05-2017, 10:44 AM   #1
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Funny/humourous Christmas books for adult male

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Can anyone recommend me a funny festive book to read over the Christmas period?

Many thanks

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Old 12-05-2017, 11:06 AM   #2
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Hi all

Can anyone recommend me a funny festive book to read over the Christmas period?

Many thanks

Kyle
I'd recommend Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story. It's a collection of the different short stories that were put together to create the film. Jean Shepherd is a very funny storyteller.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:08 AM   #3
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A lot of people also like Christopher Moore's The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror.
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How about Holidays on Ice by the American humourist and raconteur, David Sedaris. It's described as "an anthology of humorous Christmas tales and essays". For example, story one is called SantaLand Diaries and is about his experiences working as a Christmas elf in Macy's SantaLand.

I'm British and don't always "get" American humour but I find David Sedaris very funny. He appears on BBC Radio quite often.

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Old 12-07-2017, 04:30 AM   #5
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I second The Stupidest Angel.
Also Connie Willis' collection of Christmas stories has been updated to include the award-winning All Seated On the Ground and is now called A Lot Like Christmas .
Also The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler, Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb, Hogfather by Terry Pratchett, and Wildside Press has a couple of Christmas Megapacks,
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The Stupidest Angel is book three in Moore's Pine Cove trilogy. Practical Demonkeeping and The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove are one and two.
There is also Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore.
I also recommend Seth Grahame-Smith's Unholy Night.
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They're an iconic part of history's most celebrated birth. But what do we really know about the Three Kings of the Nativity, besides the fact that they followed a star to Bethlehem bearing strange gifts? The Bible has little to say about this enigmatic trio. But leave it to Seth Grahame-Smith, the brilliant and twisted mind behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to take a little mystery, bend a little history, and weave an epic tale.

In Grahame-Smith's telling, the so-called "Three Wise Men" are infamous thieves, led by the dark, murderous Balthazar. After a daring escape from Herod's prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. The last thing Balthazar needs is to be slowed down by young Joseph, Mary and their infant. But when Herod's men begin to slaughter the first born in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt.

It's the beginning of an adventure that will see them fight the last magical creatures of the Old Testament; cross paths with biblical figures like Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist; and finally deliver them to Egypt. It may just be the greatest story never told.
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The Stupidest Angel is book three in Moore's Pine Cove trilogy. Practical Demonkeeping and The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove are one and two.
There is also Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore.

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Also the angel is from Lamb and another character is from Island of the Sequined Love Nun but the book is fine to read on it's own. It was the first Christopher Moore that I read.
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Also the angel is from Lamb and another character is from Island of the Sequined Love Nun but the book is fine to read on it's own. It was the first Christopher Moore that I read.
My first was Blood Sucking Fiends: A Love Story.
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