It’s that time of year again: gaudy lawn decorations, arguments with distant relatives, Dean Martin’s inescapable croon on the loudspeakers of every tinsel-covered coffee shop you enter. But it's not all bad. This is also a time for true merriment, generosity, and a huge discount on the entire Seven Stories list. To wit, all books on our list are 50% off online till January 1st. We've created an idiosyncratic collection of holiday-themed highlights—from Kurt Vonnegut's godless nativity tale to Hollywood director Paul Verhoeven's biography of Jesus Christ—and other great gift ideas below. We hope you'll take a look through and find something that brings you cheer.