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Bah Humbug! Gifts for Grinches Everywhere

Posted on 5th December 2017 by Martha Greengrass

Everybody knows a Christmas Grinch: glowering at carol singers, claiming they'd sooner poke their eyes out with a rusty nail than listen to anyone’s ‘best Christmas playlist’. Thankfully, we’ve got a collection of books that are just perfect for all those hardened, curmudgeonly, Santa-slating  Scrooges out there.

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The 2017 Private Eye Annual present's the year's best cartoons, jokes and spoofs from the UK's best selling and most successful satirical magazine. Illustrated in colour throughout with cartoons, sketches and photo-bubbles.

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The party game for dreadful people has arrived at Waterstones. Just as awkward as you and your friends, this is one game sure to offend absolutely everyone. An ideal present for the wickedest people you know.
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Imagine if all your Christmases did actually "come at once". A Very British Christmas pays tribute to all the peculiar ways we choose to celebrate; it tells stories of our propensity to behave badly, our uselessness under pressure and our unquenchable joie de vivre. Tidings of discomfort, tidings of joy.
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Julian and Timmy are given the task of organising the Christmas party for cousin Rupert's failing company. Join the Five as they set out to give the best office Christmas party ever, in the most traditional of fashions. Of course, true to form, things don't go quite according to plan...
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Dad suggests a sherry 'To keep us both going', in the cosy front room with the firelight glowing ... Then out comes the Baileys. Hours of merriment and a stocking-clad tango later, they drift off to sleep - the living room in disarray, the presents unwrapped and their careful Christmas preparations in ruins.
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They say (said Reginald) that there’s nothing sadder than victory except defeat. If you’ve ever stayed with dull people during what is alleged to be the festive season, you can probably revise that saying. The undisputed master of the English short story, these are four tales guaranteed to delight and disturb any Christmas gathering.
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From God `Best Size for a Bang?' via Dickens `Things Urchins Say', Henry VIII 'Breaking Bad News to women from Cleeves' and Karl Marx 'Cheating at Monopoly', a hilarious compendium of the great events from world history told through internet search histories.
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Britain is a nation of correspondents, and few British institutions attract as much praise and criticism as the BBC. In this book, the author gathers together the very best of the unseen letters and telegrams sent over the years. It is categorised by theme - Political bias, Royal Family and more.
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A year in review made up of the wry and astute observations of the unpublished Telegraph letter writers. In a year in which even the most seasoned commentators have struggled to keep pace with the news cycle, letter writers to The Daily Telegraph have once again provided their refreshing take on events.
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