25 Festive Romance Novels

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


Hi, friends!

Happy December 1st! I can't believe the year is winding down already - what even????? But this is my favorite time of the year, so I'm very excited and ready for all things seasonal! Despite the pandemic, I'm trying to remain cheerful and optimistic for the new year and I hope you guys are also able to find joy in the small things. <3

Around this time of the year is also when I'm in the mood to read all the seasonal books, so I thought I would compile and share with you a list of 25 holiday-themed novels. If you enjoy holiday romances or Christmas movies as much as I do for the festive aesthetics, I hope you'll find some books to add to your never-ending TBRs. If not, well, you can just stare at the pretties!  😉

Feel free to share your own recommendations in the comments below!

Quick disclaimer: I have not read every book on this list.

Let's get started! 


A Christmas romance that takes place over 24 hours in South Africa. Angie and Ezra, both mistaken to be part of a wedding party, are roped into being a fake couple. Conversation and love ensue.

His Princess by Christmas by Therese Beharrie 

Prince Kade shows up at single-mom Amari's doorstep wanting a temporary job. When he is forced by the media to take back Amari and her daughter to his Kingdom, the two forge a bond and slowly fall in love.

Merry Inkmas by Talia Hibbert

A festive and modern take on Beauty & The Beast when a beastly tattoo artist with a troubled past falls for a sweet barista.

Wrapped Up In You by Talia Hibbert

A blizzard offers two childhood friends to confront their crushes on each other in this novella by Talia Hibbert!

A Second Chance Road Trip for Christmas by Jackie Lau

Ten years after an amicable breakup, two highschool sweethearts stuck on a road trip together decide to give love a second chance.

Many thanks to Lisa for this recommendation!

Holiday Home Run by Priscilla Oliveras

While volunteering at a youth center, Ben, an ex-baseball player, and Julia, an event planner, find joy with each other.

Stocking Stuffers by Erin McLellan

A grinchy sex-toy marketer and a flannel-sporting and bearded romance book club member engage in some frisky activities while stranded at a bed and breakfast.

Being Merry by Meka James

Meka James delivers a festive F/F opposites-attract romance in this book about a Christmas-loving woman forced to room with a grinchy bartender.

Gifting Me To His Best Friend by Katee Robert

This Christmas turns very sexy when a husband decides to "gift" his wife to his best friend. 

Scrooged by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

A mini-anthology with 3 sexy Christmas novellas!

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss

23 days before Christmas, 34-year old Kate is signed up to go on 12 dates with 12 different men. Who is THE ONE?

The Kwanzaa Brunch by DL White

DL White brings a holiday romance set at a company Kwanzaa brunch. The holiday brings romance into Sienna's life when Booker shows up in her company.

Many thanks to Danie for putting this book on my radar.

Miracles & Menorahs by Stacey Agdern

A small-town holiday romance set around Hannukah! Sarah and Isaac butt heads and fall in love!

Sweet on You by Carla de Guzman

Christmas, baking, and prank wars! This sweet rivals-to-more romance novel in the Philippines is not to be missed.

An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne

The perfect friends-to-lovers to cozy up with this holiday season. Long-time friends Mark and Kelly realize that perhaps love has been right under their noses!

A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday

A tough NYC cab-driver finds love with a princess in this modern Christmas fairytale!

 A Real Royal Christmess by Linda West

A broken-hearted accountant and a prince escaping his arranged marriage are thrown together at a ski resort during the holidays in this opposites-attract romance.

Maybe This Christmas by Susannah Nix

A love story that spans 10 years! Alexandra and Lucas share their first kiss on Christmas in high-school. Though the two head their separate ways, they keep coming back to each other every Christmas.

Twelve Dates of Christmas by Rilzy Adams

Two estranged friends reconnect 6 years later and Rashad has to convince Zia that they would be better off as more than just friends over 12 dates.

All They Want for Christmas by Andie J Christopher

Two exes and one of their friends decide to have a sexy Christmas!

The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish

Alex and Corbin can't deny their connection when they start working at a bakery together in this holiday romance with just the touch of magic.

Missing Christmas by Kate Clayborn

An unexpected kiss forces longtime friends-turned-partners to confront their feelings for each other. Oh, and there's only one bed!

Wrecking Christmas by Liza Jonathan

Kathryn doesn't anticipate wrecking her car on Christmas. She also does not anticipate being rescued by a sexy and rugged man and then being stranded with him in a magical little Christmas town where one's deepest desires come true.

A Merry Little Flithmas by Nicole Falls

Bryce and Yemi take it to the sheets after a late-night encounter at a laundromat.

Many thanks to Bella for this recommendation!

Tinsel In Tangle by Ainslie Paton

An office romance between two people who have secret crushes on each other. Their feelings for each other surface in the aftermath of a Christmas party gone awry.


Let's chat!

Do you enjoy holiday romances? Did any books from this list catch your eye?
Let me know in the comments below!

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