The Top 10 XXXmas Books

Column by Christoph Paul
A list full of guilty erotic pleasures that will get you on Santa's Naughty List.

Harry Potter and the Merry Christmases, Ranked from Worst to Best

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Harry Potter’s lived through some pretty eventful Christmases. Here’s all seven of them, ranked from the very worst to the very best.

Why Giving Books as Christmas Presents is a Bad Idea

Column by Bart Bishop December 22, 2016
A walk through the author's history of Christmas gift fails and why anything but books is a better present.

25 Days of Christmas Romances

Column by Riki Cleveland
Here’s 25 days of Christmas romances to warm you up as the temperatures outside dip. Baby it’s cold outside, but the romances in these novels are sure to heat things up.

Editor's Notes: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Column by Peter Derk
A magical, whimsical poem is given the editor's best.

Ten Twisted Christmas Tales, Volume III

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's that time of year again, when the rest of the world sings along with Mariah Carey and maxes out their credit cards. But what about the rest of us?

The Horrors of Children's Christmas Books

Column by Peter Derk December 17, 2015
A rundown of children's Christmas books and the horrors contained therein.

Mistletoe & Menorahs: 14 Holiday Romances

Column by Riki Cleveland
When the temperatures dip and the days grow shorter, passion is definitely in the air. Cozy up with these fourteen new holiday romances sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Does the Dark Knight Celebrate Christmas? Five Yuletide Batman Adventures

Column by Bart Bishop December 15, 2015
A look at the modern comic book Batman's experiences with Christmas and how he and Bruce Wayne respond differently to it.

Tis the Season...For Murder: 6 Holiday Murder Mysteries

Column by Riki Cleveland
While most people are baking the Christmas ham and trimming the tree, you could be settling in with murder and mayhem with these six holiday murder mysteries.

10 Holiday Gifts Every Book Lover Needs This Year

Column by Kimberly Turner
These 10 gifts for the bibliophile in your life will ensure that everything else your loved one receives looks totally lame by comparison... and isn't that what the season is truly about?
Warner Bros. to Hold Christmas Dinner at Hogwarts

Warner Bros. to Hold Christmas Dinner at Hogwarts

News by Raine Winters
Experience every muggle’s dream and dine in the Great Hall!

I’m Dreaming of a Red Christmas: 7 Horror Books to Read Over the Holidays

Column by Max Booth III December 23, 2014
Grab some chocolate milk, decapitate the Elf on the Shelf once and for all, and settle in for your required dose of holiday horror.

Hide Your Mistletoe: The Bizarre Tradition of Holiday Romance

Column by Leah Dearborn
Since it’s the season of generosity, I figured I would give the internet a present: Puritan sex.

A Very YA Christmas: 5 Young Adult Novels with Holiday Themes

Column by Riki Cleveland December 17, 2014
Get in the holiday spirit with these five YA novels featuring holiday themes.

Twelve Twisted Tales For Christmas

Column by Christopher Shultz December 15, 2014
Ghosts, paranoid a-holes, junkies, jewel thiefs, killer Santas, and secret societies: these and more spell out Christmas for the weirdoes!

You're—I mean YOUR—Complete Grammarian Gift Guide

Column by Taylor Houston
10 Gifts for the Oxford-Comma-Obsessed Word Nerd in your life.

This Holiday Season, Give the Greatest Gift of All: Books!

Column by Rob Hart December 5, 2014
Rob offers a list of books he's constantly giving as gifts, with input from other LitReactor staffers. Because there's no better gift than a book.
Bookshots: 'Rudolph!: He is the Reason for the Season'

Bookshots: 'Rudolph!: He is the Reason for the Season' by Mark Teppo

Review by BH Shepherd
A weird, wild, ridiculous ride through a funhouse mirror version of Christmas folklore.
Survive The Holiday Party, Leave With Material

Survive The Holiday Party, Leave With Material

News by Peter Derk December 2, 2014
Got a rough holiday party coming up? No worries. LitReactor's here for you with a game that'll help get you through, and you might even collect some good material.

Santa’s Naughty Past: A Look at the Long, Hard History of Robert Devereaux’s Santa Claus Chronicles

Column by Cameron Pierce
In 1986, Robert Devereaux wrote the first book in a trilogy of weird, erotic Christmas novels. Nearly thirty years and some censorship controversy later, the trilogy has finally come to a close.

Just Give Me a Gift Card: A Holiday Lament for Book-Lovers

Column by Daniel Hope December 19, 2013
Even though we should be excited about receiving free books, the holidays fill book lovers with trepidation because we know loved ones will give us books we can't possibly enjoy.

LURID: Macabre Christmas - M.R. James

Column by Karina Wilson
M.R. James is acknowledged as King of The Christmas Ghost Story. Lurid takes a look at the chills his tales have been generating since the Edwardian era.

Wassailing with Wenceslas - Christmas Carol Origins

Column by Taylor Houston December 17, 2013
What does it mean 'to wassail'? Why did King Wenceslas go out on Boxing Day? Why does figgy pudding come with a lighter? Find out the origins of these and other odd Christmas Carol lyrics.

Dystropia: The Christmas Edition!

Column by Troy Farah
It's chilly, so in this month's Dystropia we'll explore some lesser-trodden Xmas cliches.