It is hard to imagine a biography that concerned itself with a person's life just at Christmas, but memoirs are a different matter. Some authors have used the holiday as a setting for autobiographical writings. Here is a list of titles for you to consider reading this season.
Christmas at Long Lake: A Childhood Memory by Rick Skwiot (2005) - A novelist recalls living in a rural cabin in 1953 when his father was out of work.
Christmas in Plains: Memories by Jimmy Carter (2001) - Former president remembers how Christmases past have anchored his family in times of crisis.
Christmas on Jane Street: a True Story by Billy Romp (1998) - A Christmas tree farmer tells about his experiences selling his trees in Manhattan.
The Hired Man's Christmas by George W. Givens (1998) - A true mystery set on a hardscrabble farm in New England during the Great Depression.
An Idiot Girl's Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List by Laurie Notaro (2005) - Christmas seems to be a time for misbehaving for this humorist.
An Irish Country Christmas by Alice Taylor (1995) - A sentimental look at hard times in County Kerry.
Keeping Christmas: An Edwardian-Age Memoir by William F. Strickler (1981) - The author remembers Christmas in Baltimore between 1908 and 1920.
Memory of a Large Christmas by Lillian Smith (1962) - Author remembers welcoming a chain gang to an already large rural family gathering. Recipes included.
Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present by Hank Stuever (2009) - Really more of an investigative report about the holidays in a Texas suburb than a memoir.
You Better Not Cry : Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs (2009) - Darkly humorous stories of Christmas from the author of Running with Scissors.