Audiobooks are a perfect escape to the stresses of the season – whether it’s listening to your favourite book whilst Christmas shopping, travelling to see family on Christmas Eve, or sitting in front of the fire on a December night – Kobo has put together the ultimate list of audiobooks to get you through the festive season. 

Because we all need a little escapism at this time of year

Because we all need a little escapism at this time of year

Top 5 Audiobooks to Survive Christmas, selected by Kobo Audiobooks:

Holidays on Ice – by David Sedaris

David Sedaris’s holiday-themed collection of stories includes the well-known Santaland Diaries –following his time as a grumpy elf at Macy's Santaland. Narrated by the ever-snarky Sedaris himself, it’s the perfect listen for those who aren’t quite brimming with holiday spirit.

An Almost Perfect Christmas – by Nina Stibbe

Newly released this year, An Almost Perfect Christmas is “an ode to the joy and insanity of the most wonderful time of the year”. Following the highs and lows of the Christmas season, Stibbe’s hilarious observational eye makes the perfect Christmas Day accompaniment.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas – by Dr. Suess

This one isn’t just for the kids. If you’re starting to feel like the festive season has lost its charm, rediscover the meaning of Christmas alongside the Grinch in Dr. Suess’s colourful tale. Whether you’re listening on your own or with the kids, prepare to get nostalgic with this holiday classic.

You Better Not Cry – by Augusten Burroughs

In this collection of short stories, Burroughs brings us a festive series of recollections about the disastrous Christmases of his past. While the stories explore his dark family history, they are actually filled with some extraordinarily lovely moments of Christmas spirit. Burroughs shows how the holidays bring out the worst in us, but sometimes, the very best.

A Christmas Carol – by Charles Dickens

Even if you’re feeling particularly Scrooge-ish, this iconic Christmas tale is sure to warm the coldest of hearts. Keep it traditional this holiday season with a Christmas classic. Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is perfect for long journeys home or cosying up in front of the fire on a December night. 

All audiobooks can be found on Kobo’s recently launched Audiobook library.

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