This book is packed with imaginative canapé recipes as well as general advice about making and serving canapés at parties for a variety of numbers of people. The variety of recipes is brilliant, with everything from filo tartlets, crostini, mini wraps, skewers and spoonfuls.
Canapés by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Eric Treuille (£14.99, DK)
Would you like to do Christmas differently this year? Why not try things Scandinavian-style - no turkey, but instead a delicious smörgåsbord featuring pork with apples and Jerusalem artichokes. And forget a gingerbread house - Danish people expect a whole gingerbread town, the recipe for which you'll find here. This is all about 'hygge' - which is Danish for cosiness.
Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann (£16.99, Quadrille)
In this classic cookbook, everything has a stylish flourish. From the Pomegranate Martini to the Panettone Pudding Full and the Home-Brined Roast turkey. Plus this is a recipe book that's full of ideas you can use all year-round.
Nigella Christmas, £16 (£9 off RRP).
It's time to get handy with marzipan, sugarpaste and snowflake cutters and transfer sheets. This is a little book but it's brimming with creative, fun and ambitious ideas for festive sweet treats. You'll wow your guests with smartly decorated edible tree decorations or a cake in the shape of Christmas presents.
Bake Me I'm Yours...Christmas (£9.99)
Queen of British cookery Delia Smith is the authority on how to cook your turkey, your pud and your Brussels sprouts. Everything you need to know is here, with meal-planning tips and timetables to help turn Christmas into a culinary masterpiece.
Delia's Happy Christmas by Delia Smith (£25)
Cake pops are to our era what pineapple and cheese chunks on sticks were to the 1970s. They are tiny candy-covered little cakes served on sticks - making them perfect for nibbles at Christmas holiday parties. In this book, food blogger Bakerella, who invented cake pops in 2008, and has seen them win hearts around the world ever since, introduces ingenious and kitsch Christmas-themed designs for cake pops, from red-nosed reindeers to little Santas.
Cake Pops Christmas by Bakerella (£9.99)
As always, the Hairy Bikers' recipes are cheerful, straightforward and hearty. You'll find all your Christmas favourites here, from sausage rolls to creamy egg nogg, and, of course, the traditional golden turkey with all the trimmings. A marvellously unpretentious cookbook.
The Hairy Bikers' 12 Days of Christmas by Si King & Dave Myers (£20)
A pretty collection of American-style Christmas cookies and candies, this book shows you how to deck your halls and tree with cute edible treats, from a gumdrop door wreath to popcorn and cranberry garlands. The recipes are aimed at adults and children so that you can have fun baking together.
Sweet Christmas by Sharon Bowers (£12.99)
Christmas is the perfect time of year to make indulgent old-fashioned sweeties, either to give as presents or to make a festive party truly traditional. This treasure-trove of a book shows you how to make all kinds of sweets from around the world, including caramels, toffee, nougat, Turkish delight, marshmallows, marzipan, fudge, truffles, bonbons and more.
Sugar & Spice by Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra (£25)
No, it's not a Christmas book but we have sneaked this cookbook in on the premise that it's all about the food in the land where Christ was born. The well-known chefs behind this beautiful book come from Jewish and Muslim Jerusalem and here they celebrate the many harmonious overlaps and similarities between warring Middle-Eastern cultures and their cooking. They hope: 'hummus will eventually bring Jerusalemites together, if nothing else will.'
Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (£27)