'Christmas Baking with Children': AWESOME. Never made one thing from this book. But it's super duper cute. Maybe you'll be more enterprising with this book.
'Easy Christmas': cute and mini sized! Really great pics. NEVER MADE ONE THING FROM THIS BOOK AND I'VE HAD IT FOR YEARS.
'Santa's North Pole Cookbook': very cool concept - recipes from around the world. Very international-esque. Haven't made a DARN thing from it.
Are you seeing where I'm going with these holiday books?
I READ them. I don't MAKE anything from them.
'Christmas From the Heart of the Home' by Susan Branch is a TREASURE. So delightful, so charming, the darlingest art in the whole wide world. Stories of her childhood, little anecdotes, ideas for gifts, decorating, and food - I've read this book every year of my life for the past almost 20 years I think.
(not sure if I've actually made anything from it, but if you're going to own one of these books, this is the one)
'Gourmet Cookie Book' - haven't gotten around to making anything from it because I only make sugar cookies usually.
I'm starting to feel weird about this post.
Ok here we are with 'Nigella Christmas'! See those cookies above? I'VE MADE THEM. And they were great! Love this book. I've also made her mac 'n cheese recipe. It's not as good as James Beard's mac recipe. But there are many many delightful things in this book. Big thumbs up.
I like reading it a lot.
'Christmas with Victoria' books! You know, as in Victoria magazine? I also have this one. These books are lovely and beautiful and have inspiring crafts, recipes, and deco ideas. I loooooove these books. I'm planning on making the cake (hazelnut and pear I think?) that's pictured up above. (key word: planning.) They are such fun to look through.
I love love LOVE my holiday books! I look at them A LOT. (if you have some you love, you better tell me. i've recently discovered Scandinavian Christmas books and I think I shan't add them to my pile - waaaay too many things I just will really never make or do - more so than with the books I have here. mostly because so many of the recipes involve using a yeast dough, which scares me.)