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10 Christmas Cookbooks to Add to Your Collection

While you're choosing the best gifts for friends and family this holiday season, don't forget to pick up a little something for yourself, too. You'll be pulling these Christmas cookbooks off the shelf again and again!

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Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas: Have a Very Merry Movie Holidayvia amazon.com

Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas: Have a Very Merry Movie Holiday

What’s better than binging heartwarming holiday movies while baking up a fresh batch of homemade treats? This cookbook is filled with quizzes and behind-the-scenes content from your favorite Hallmark movies as well as Christmas recipes of all kinds.

Why It Made Our List: Part cookbook, part collector’s item, this book is a must-gift for the Hallmark lover in your life.

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Christmas with Kim-Joy: A Festive Collection of Edible Cutenessvia amazon.com

Christmas with Kim-Joy: A Festive Collection of Edible Cuteness

Everyone’s favorite sweet chef from The Great British Baking Show is here with a Christmas cookbook full of irresistible treats in true Kim-Joy style. With whimsical flavors and eye-catching designs, this book is for the baker who values both style and substance.

Why It Made Our List: Not only do the sweet treats in this cookbook look downright adorable, they’re sure to be tasty, too.

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Taste of Home Christmas (2020)Taste of Home

Taste of Home Christmas 2020

Whether you’re an annual collector or just want to keep up on the latest Taste of Home recipes, this cookbook is a must-have. It’s updated for 2020 with fresh main dishes, family-friendly desserts and plenty of tips to help you have your best holiday yet.

Why It Made Our List: With over 300 recipes in this cookbook, it’s one you’ll be pulling off the shelf time and time again.

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The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbookvia amazon.com

The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook

Potterheads will be enchanted with this downright magical cookbook (puns intended). From cauldron cakes to licorice wands, every dish in this book is fit to be served at a Hogwarts feast, whether you’re a wizard in the kitchen or more of a Muggle.

Why It Made Our List: This recipe book makes an excellent stocking stuffer for your favorite Harry Potter fan.

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Holiday Cookies: Showstopping Recipes to Sweeten the Seasonvia amazon.com

Holiday Cookies: Showstopping Recipes to Sweeten the Season

Every family has its holiday treat traditions. This year, introduce a few new styles into the rotation with the help of this cookie-focused cookbook. It offers classics like icebox pinwheel cookies alongside new favorites, like apple cider caramels.

Why It Made Our List: Each of the recipes in this book has been developed and tested by a veteran baker.

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The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook (Downton Abbey Cookery) Hardcover – November 3, 2020via amazon.com

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

For a more refined holiday celebration, look no further than the traditional British recipes in this Downton Abbey cookbook. It includes not only Edwardian recipes for every course, but also depictions of Christmas traditions and stories from the show.

Why It Made Our List: This book makes a gorgeous coffee table book with its glossy photographs and sophisticated design.

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Christmas Baking: Festive Cookies, Candies, Cakes, Breads, and Snacks to Bring Comfort and Joy to Your Holidayvia amazon.com

Christmas Baking: Festive Cookies, Candies, Cakes, Breads, and Snacks to Bring Comfort and Joy to Your Holiday

Think beyond simple sugar cookies. The sweet treats in this baking cookbook are sure to become classics, from maple peanut clusters to peppermint chocolate cheesecake and cranberry pistachio scones. Bake a bunch and package them up to give to family, friends and neighbors this holiday season.

Why It Made Our List: Written by a mother and daughter duo, you can feel the love in these recipes.

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Reindeer Food: 85 Festive Sweets and Treats to Make a Magical Christmasvia amazon.com

Reindeer Food: 85 Festive Sweets and Treats to Make a Magical Christmas

If you’re looking to challenge your decoration skills, the spectacular designs in this dessert cookbook are just the thing. Each recipe features a whimsical decoration that’s never boring—but don’t worry, the cookbook is still designed to be beginner-friendly.

Why It Made Our List: With books like Unicorn Food and Mermaid Food under her belt, author Cayla Gallagher is go-to source for kid-approved treats!

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Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classicvia amazon.com

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic

Combine a classic Christmas tale with celebrity-created recipes, and you have a match made in holiday heaven. This singular book offers dozens of recipes from Ina Garten, Martha Stewart and more alongside Charles Dickens’ timeless A Christmas Carol.

Why It Made Our List: This book is guaranteed to become a Christmastime favorite for years to come.

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Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook: For the Best Christmas Evervia amazon.com

Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook: For the Best Christmas Ever

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver knows his way around a holiday feast, which is why his cookbook promises “the best Christmas ever.” It features classic recipes along with fresh, healthy alternatives like salmon pate, apple and squash soup and more—without ever sacrificing flavor.

Why It Made Our List: This cookbook is an excellent choice if you’re cooking for health-conscious family members or those with dietary restrictions.

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Megan Mowery
Megan is a freelance writer based in Des Moines. You can usually find her shopping at the farmers market, reading a book or scrolling through Instagram.

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