Despite this being the craziest year ever, I’m determined to have a wonderful holiday season. And I’m starting early because...well, why not? It’s my favorite time of year, and not even 2020 can take that away from me. To help myself get in the spirit, I’ve compiled a list of 12 Christmas themed books that I want to read & and also plan on giving away as gifts. It's an eclectic mix, so there should be at least one book on here to fit your taste. Why not spread some holiday cheer the good old fashioned way? (See full descriptions)
1. LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS
By Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb. An unforgettably romantic novel that spans four Christmases (1914-1918), Last Christmas in Paris explores the ruins of war, the strength of love, and the enduring hope of the Christmas season.
2. CHRISTMAS AT LITTLE BEACH STREET BAKERY
By Jenny Colgan. Full of heart and humor, Jenny Colgan’s latest novel is an instant Christmastime classic.
3. THE ROYAL HOLIDAY
By Jasmine Guillory. "Filled with delightful, swoon-worthy dates and many laughs, this affectionate, cross-continent holiday romance is perfect for cozying up with on a cold winter’s night."—Library Journal
4. THE NOEL LETTER (Book 4 of the Noel Collection)
By Richard Paul Evans. #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans returns this holiday season with a tale of love, belonging, and family, following a trail of letters that leads to a Christmas revelation about the healing miracle of hope and forgiveness.
5. CATCHING CHRISTMAS
By Terri Blackstock. A heartwarming Christmas story about finding what really matters in life.
6. RED SKY OVER HAWAII
By Me! Though not a Christmas book per se, you’ll get to experience a wartime Christmas in Hawaii. You might shed a few tears, but I promise in the end your heart will be warmed!
7. MR DICKENS AND HIS CAROL
By Samantha Silva. Laced with humor, rich historical detail from Charles Dickens’ life, and clever winks to his work, Samantha Silva's Mr. Dickens and His Carol is an irresistible new take on a cherished classic.
8. SKIPPING CHRISTMAS
By John Grisham. A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.
9. HAPPILY THIS CHRISTMAS (Happily Inc series)
By Susan Mallery. There’s no place like Happily Inc for the holidays…
10. EVERGREEN TIDINGS FROM THE BAUMGARTNERS
By Gretchen Anthony. Full of humor, emotion and surprises at every turn, Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners brings to life a remarkable cast of quirky, deeply human characters who must learn to adapt to the unconventional, or else risk losing one another. This is the story of a family falling to pieces—and the unexpected way they put it all back together.
11. EIGHTEEN WINTERS
By Joanne Demaio. From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes a beautiful novel about a little town you'll want to visit, and a love story you won't soon forget.
12. COMFORT AND JOY
By Kristin Hannah. Kristin Hannah is beloved by readers around the world for her unique blend of powerful emotion and exquisite storytelling. In Comfort & Joy, she offers a modern-day fairy tale—the story of a woman who gets a miraculous chance at happiness.