A new book genre is taking the merry out of Christmas.

Combine the “bitterness of a Marxist tract with the prissiness of a
guide to etiquette, and what do you get?” asks The Economist.
This year’s Christmas
publishing phenomenon. Peruse the tables at your local bookstore, and
it’s “clear that the seasonal sentiment is not levity, which usually
does
well in December, but griping.”

Here are some gifts ideas for the Scrooge in your life, be they young or old:

Talk to the Hand: the Utter Bloody Rudeness of Everyday Life by
Lynne Truss
Is it Just Me or Is
Everything Sh*t?
by Steve Lowe and Alan
McArthur
The Gripes of Wrath by Simon Carr
Grumpy Old Men: the Secret
Diary
by Stuart Prebble
Grumpy Old Men: A Manual for the British Malcontent by David Quantick
What Are YOU So Grumpy About? (children’s book) by Tom Lichtenheld
Are You Grumpy, Santa? (children’s book) by

Evan Spiridellis and Greg Spiridellis
Santa Claustrophobia (children’s book)by Mike Reiss and David Catrow.