Everyone has books that they haul out of the basement or attic during the holidays to remind them of their childhood Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa experience. Your parents might even still read one aloud in front of the whole family. Perhaps you have taken the mantle of narrating these old standards for your little relatives during holiday get-togethers.

There are also those books that ended up in that box in your attic and you aren't sure exactly how they got there. Maybe they came in a two-for-one deal, were picked up by your mother on an overzealous Black Friday, or the ‘rents bought them at Borders during a going-out-of-business sale. And maybe they're unintentionally terrifying, or downright absurd, like jolly Saint Nick getting arrested.

The holidays are once again upon us and, in the spirit of charity, we wanted to shout out those quirky, weird, zany holiday books that didn’t quite make the cut of eternal holiday nostalgia, and maybe even ended up being donated to your local Goodwill. These are The 25 Most Ridiculous Holiday Children's Books.

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Written by Brenden Gallagher (@muddycreekU)