Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, there’s no denying that books can take you into all kinds of amazing holiday worlds. From modern tales with a twist to traditional stories that will fill you with nostalgia, these reads are perfect for getting into the holiday spirit.
Personally, I celebrate Christmas, and one of my favorite things about the Christmas season is reading holiday-themed books. Whether it’s a classic like A Christmas Carol or something more modern like Meet Me in Los Feliz, there’s just something special about reading stories that take place during this time of year.
So if you’re looking for a good book to read over the holidays, look no further! This list is filled with new 2022 holiday-themed reads. So snuggle up by the fire, grab a mug of your favorite hot beverage, and get lost in some festive pages!
RELATED HOLIDAY & IN CHRISTMAS BOOKS LISTS
Meet Me in Los Feliz by Kelly Reynolds
Meet Me in Los Feliz is a low-angst, high-heat holiday romance novella. This book features a “Soft Dom” short king with painted nails, a plus-size, tatted baddie who loves her body, one adorable wiener dog, and twelve-ish days of holiday.
A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone
Cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone–a steamy plus-size holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with.
Christmas in Blue Dog Valley by Annie England Noblin
For anyone who ever loved All Creatures Great and Small, Annie England Noblin’s newest novel–about a big city vet transplanted to a small Wisconsin town–is pure delight as we meet aging alpacas, stump-tailed cats, goats in tutus, a vagabond border collie named Kevin, and the people who think they own them. And through it all, Goldie McKenzie, DVM, navigating the small town of Blue Dog, Wisconsin.
Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan
From perennial bestseller Jenny Colgan comes this sugar-fueled Christmas treat of a novel, bursting with recipes and holiday cheer.
All Is Bright by RaeAnne Thayne
Return to Hope’s Crossing this Christmas in New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne’s latest heartwarming story of matchmaking at the holidays!
The Second Christmas by Marta Perry
The warmth of the Christmas season and a woman’s return home to the charming Amish community of Promise Glen opens the door to a second chance at love.
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Jenny Bayliss
A city bookshop owner heads to the English countryside for a holiday reunion– only to face her childhood enemy.
How Snowball Stole Christmas by Kristen McKanagh
It’s Christmas time at the Weber Haus mountainside inn, where the official greeter, watcher, and matchmaker of the hotel’s resident humans is an adorably mischievous bundle of feline fluff named Snowball. Snowball takes her job very seriously -even if it means being a little more naughty than nice -and she’s ready to celebrate her third holiday season by making the purrrrfect match.
Mrs. Claus and the Evil Elves by Liz Ireland
Jessica Fletcher meets Tim Burton in this creative and witty cozy mystery series from Liz Ireland, filled with unconventional characters, year-round Christmas cheer, and a unique heroine who’s married to the real-life Santa Claus!
Once Upon a December by Amy E. Reichert
After a swoon-worthy series of dates, some Yuletide magic, and the unexpected glow of new love, Astra and Jack must decide whether this relationship can weather all seasons, or if what they’re feeling is as ephemeral as marshmallows in a mug of hot cocoa.
Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle
The holidays were never her thing, until she accidentally conjures the Holiday Spirit…before her very eyes.
All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox
A pitch-perfect holiday rom com about two oil-and-water reality-star country singers who must fake a relationship in order to win the opportunity of a lifetime, perfect for fans of Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game and Christina Lauren’s In a Holidaze.
One Last Gift by Emily Stone
When a young woman finds herself lost and at a crossroads, one last gift from her brother just might give her another chance at life and at love in this epic holiday romance from the author of Always, in December.
The Christmas Spirit by Debbie Macomber
Two lifelong friends decide to trade places the week before Christmas and end up finding love along the way. In this delightful novel from the queen of holiday stories, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.
A Christmas Deliverance by Anne Perry
A courageous doctor and his apprentice fight to save London’s poor–and discover that the hearts of men can be colder than a winter chill–in this gripping holiday mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry.
A Christmas Memory by Richard Paul Evans
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Box and the Noel Collection comes A Christmas Memory, a poignant, deeply felt novel about loss, grief, the healing power of forgiveness, and the true meaning of the holiday season.
What do you think about these 2022 Christmas in books and holiday-themed reads?
Have you read any books from this list? What is your favorite 2022 holiday-themed book? What books would you add to the list?
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