Five Frightfully Festive Books to Read this Winter

In this chilly season, send some chills down your spine with a holiday horror book of your choice. Here are five of our favorites to get you started.


Snow by Ronald Malfi

Published by Leisure Books in 2010, Snow follows a group of strangers become stranded at an airport on Christmas Eve. As they attempt to make it to their destinations in time for the holidays the group comes across phantoms made of snow that have the ability to turn humans into cannibalistic zombies. Thrilling, chilling, and fun this book is a must-read.

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Hanukkah Gelt by T. Lee Harris

Antiquities photographer Josh Katzen and Roz Eliahu just wanted to enjoy Hanukkah but instead, they get caught up with the murder of a security guard and a stolen amulet. Chock full of murder and betrayal Hanukkah Gelt is a wonderfully wintery mystery.

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Snowblind by Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden’s novel Snowblind is a spooky spectral story about a town devastated by a mysterious snowstorm which brought with it icy figures that terrorize the town. Now twelve years later another storm is on the way, and with it ghosts from the past. A modern masterpiece reminiscent of classic storytelling, sure to chill you to the bone.

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Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney

Freeze Tag is a heart-stopping story about Lannie Anviell who has the ability to freeze people, literally, and her neighbor Meghan West experiences this terrifying ability first hand during a childhood game of freeze tag. Now Meghan and Lannie are in high school and haven’t spoken about that day in years, but Meghan has what Lannie wants, and she will do anything to get her way. A promise made that fateful day resurfaces and Meghan will have to fight her cold-blooded classmate for her boyfriend, and her life.

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The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

An innocent wish turns sinister when angel Raziel accidentally brings brain-eating zombies to the town of Pine Cone in an attempt to revive a man dressed as Santa Clause. The Stupidest Angel is as hilarious as it is horrifying, bringing holiday cheer and fear together for one riveting story.

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