21 Charming Christmas Romance Books To Cozy Up With

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Discover the best list of heartwarming Christmas Romances

I love Christmas romances. They are swoon-worthy, magical and absolutely heartwarming.

The first Christmas romance book I read was In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren.

The sweet holiday romance set in the backdrop of family holiday was a real Christmas surprise. Because most of the story takes place during Christmas day it really put in a joyful mood. 

Since then I make sure to grab best Christmas romance books for adults. The stories set in small towns with old-fashioned vibes, are my absolute favorite books to read December. 

So If you’re looking for captivating holiday romance books with twinkling lights and snowy landscapes you’ll love this lit.

My Favorite Christmas Romance Books

Cozy Christmas-themed Romance Books

The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane by Jaimie Admans

The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane by Jaimie Admans

The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane is a contemporary Romance that revolves around Nia Maddison.

Nia always had a dream of opening a shop on Nutcracker Lane. However, things take a dramatic turn when Nia discovers that her boyfriend has cheated on her.

I love this romance novel because it gives the message of not giving up on one’s dreams. Also, I think it’s a magical love story to read in December. Oh, and the cozy town, it’s charming as well.

If you are looking for a cozy and uplifting Christmas themed romance that gives you hope and new beginning, you’ll love this book.

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Christmas Mountain by Garrett Leigh

Christmas Mountain by Garrett Leigh

 Next up is a heartwarming gay romance that focuses on two prison workers coming together during the holidays.

Everything starts when Rami Stone’s favorite coworker. Fen Hawthorne comes to his rescue during an inconvenience.

Christmas Mountain is indeed a comfort read. It’s sweet, cozy and second-chance romance with friends-to-lovers trope.

I also loved the tension and emotions between Rami and Fen. Also a queer romance with a unique Christmastime twist is a great plot, in my opinion.

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In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

If you want a romantic Christmas book with interesting characters and a little bit of magic, read this book.

In a Holidaze is basically about Maelyn Jones who makes a wish to be happy, and it gets granted to her. It’s a little tricky plot, but it’s really fun story.

For me the best part was the setting of the book.

The idea of celebrating Christmas in a Utah cabin with family and friends is something I really want to do someday. It feels absolutely magical and like a fun-filled getaway.

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Not So Silent Night by H.L Day

Not So Silent Night by H.L Day

Not So Silent Night is a slow-burn romance featuring a grumpy patient. One unconventional nurse.

The storyline is simple and not overly angsty.

You’ll love getting to know Xander and Ferris.

Their snarky banter is hilarious, and the tender moments are heartwarming.

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Mr. Jingle Bells by Leta Blake

Mr. Jingle Bells by Leta Blake

Mr. Jingle Bells is a Christmas romance where you follow Business partners Ashton and Walker. They are different in many ways. But they end up spending a lot of time together.

I have to remind you though, this one is adeep book. It’s not a light-hearted romance.

Ashton, in particular, has to confront past traumas and challenges during the holiday season.

It’s one of those books where you feel like to give a big hug to the character.

So if you are up for a ,forced proximity, office romance with a strong Christmas vibe and family dynamics, get this one.

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Her Surprise Baby Christmas by Clare Connelly

Her Surprise Baby Christmas by Clare Connelly

Now, if you are looking for a steamy, Christmas romance book with a rollercoaster of emotions, Her Surprise Baby Christmas is a right book for you.

The main story revolves around Bella and Vitalo. But there are many layers to it. There are passion, drama, disappointment and many more emotions. Clare Connelly is an excellent writer. So you will love this book.

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Getting Kole for Christmas by Kimberly Krey

Getting Kole for Christmas by Kimberly Krey

Christmas romances set in high schools are always sweet and charming. In my opinion, they always remind you of the fun and excitement during holiday seasons.

So if you are a fan of heartwarming young adult stories set in festive season, read Getting Kole for Christmas.

We have Kylie who has a crush on her best friend Kole and wants to take him to the Christmas dance.

A cozy holiday read you should read.

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Dearest Malachi Keogh by N.R. Walker

Dearest Malachi Keogh by N.R. Walker

Dearest Malachi Keogh is a short book under 100 pages.

In this sweet Christmas love story we have Julian who wants to surprise his boyfriend Malachi with something special this Christmas.

There are many good romance books with Christmas setting, but this sweet queer romance is a must-read.

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Holly Kisses by Penelope Wylde

Holly Kisses by Penelope Wylde

How about steamy Christmas romance set in Scotland?

Holly’s one-night stand with a sexy Scot leads to an unexpected reunion in Scotland. This enemies-to lovers, Christmas themed romance will make you swoon.

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The Plight Before Christmas by Kate Stewart

The Plight Before Christmas by Kate Stewart

The Plight Before Christmas is a second chance romance novel where follows a broken-hearted character’s ex shows up for a miserable Christmas at a cabin.

I love reading Christmas romances where the main characters initially don’t have a joyful holiday, but then their families come together to help each other.

You’ll love The Plight Before Christmas, because it features crazy family dynamic and has some special holiday magic.

Such a heartwarming romance to read with whole family even.

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Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison

Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison

Next up is a Christmas themed romantic comedy set in a Christmas tree farm.

Stella needs a fake boyfriend to win a contest and rejuvenate her farm.

So her best friend Luka steps in.

There are so many reasons to read Lovelight Farms is this Christmas. It’s a friends-to-lovers romance with a fake-dating trope. Also , the story takes place in a small-town with many likeable characters.

Plus I absolutely loved the book cover. Definitely Christmasy and festive.

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The Bite Before Christmas by Jeaniene Frost & Lyndsay Sands

The Bite Before Christmas by Jeaniene Frost & Lyndsay Sands

So how about paranormal Christmas romances for this Christmas. There are two novellas in this one.

The Gift and Home for the Holidays.

The Gift is a fun and lighthearted book with a touch of the supernatural. While Home for the Holidays combines action and suspense.

If you’re looking for holiday romance books to get you in the spirit, The Bite Before Christmas is the right book.

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Sugar and Spice by Kimberly Kincaid

Sugar and Spice by Kimberly Kincaid

If you are interested in a short Christmas romance novella to celebrate the festive season,Sugar and Spice is a good book.

In this opposites attract romance we have a baker and a pastry chef compete in a Christmas cookie contest. If they want to win, they have to put their differences aside to win. Dive into this hot and steamy romance and cheer for Lily Callahan and Pete Mancuso.

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Sleigh Ride with the Cowboy by Jen Peters

Sleigh Ride with the Cowboy by Jen Peters

Sleigh Ride with the Cowboy is a second-chance Christmas romance in the Western setting.

Set in the picturesque Huckleberry Falls, we’re introduced to Wes Colton and Ellie McKean. Colton left Ellie years ago to pursue his dream of being a genuine cowboy.

Now they reunite in their hometown during Christmas. They have to navigate their past and decide on their future.

This is a really sweet, clean wholesome romance. You would absolutely adore the main characters.

In case you want more steamy cowboy romances, read 28 Hottest Cowboy Romance Novels

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The Sleigh Bells Chalet by Jennifer Griffith

The Sleigh Bells Chalet by Jennifer Griffith

The Sleigh Bells Chalet is a small-town Christmas romance book in which the main character Ellery needs to save her family’s chalet with the help of a vacationing guest, Brig.

They must pack the chalet with guests for the holidays.

This is a fun-filled small town romance with many quirky characters. There are many surprises in this cute story. So a great romance for holidays for sure.

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Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger

Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger

Katie Ginger is a newly discovered author I’ve come across.

The best part about books are the small-town setting, wonder characters and close-knit communities.

And her books have the best covers! I wouldn’t mind buying her books just for the cover.

Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage is also a small-town romance with a Christmas theme.

Our protagonist Esme’s life takes a tumble as she loses her job, boyfriend, and city apartment just before Christmas.

So returns to her home town and reconnects with quirky family and friends and her handsome crush. But there are some heartwarming moments as well.

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Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella is one of favorite chick-lit authors.

Her novels always put me on a good mood. And I was so thrilled to learn the new book in her bestselling Shopaholic series.

Christmas Shopaholic is all about Becky’s holiday hosting and the it’s complications when her family arrives and an ex-boyfriend shows up.

A humorous and uplifting Christmas romance for fans you. If you want to read more books of Sophie Kinsella,

Check out Complete List of Sophie Kinsella Books

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The Boss Who Stole Christmas by Jana Aston

The Boss Who Stole Christmas by Jana Aston

The Boss Who Stole Christmas is an enemies-to-lovers romance book with many hot scenes and witty banter. Oh and it’s also the perfect Christmas love story set in a office setting.

We have our heroine, Holly Winter is all for Christmas and holiday fun. But apparently not her new boss. She is mean and demanding, yet she hates to admit that she is attracted to him.

Enjoy this Christmas romance book set in the small town of Reindeer falls.

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A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday

A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday

If you are in to Christmas romance books set in NYC, this is a good one.

A Princess for Christmas starts in New York City with Leo Ricci. His life takes an unexpected turn when he picks up Princess Marie of Eldovia. Later, he becomes her driver during her time in America.

I love the fairytale twist to the plot. There are steamy scenes and passionate moments as well. Perfect romantic comedy to read in December.

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Let It Snow by Heidi Cullinan

Let It Snow by Heidi Cullinan

Christmas themed MM romance, Let it Snow we have Frankie getting lost in Logan, Minnesota during heavy snow.

He is rescued by a local lumberjack, but Marcus. Now both are forced to stay together until the weather clears.

A, sweet love story with many fun characters. Read this book by the fire and hot cocoa and thank me later.

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Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Kasie West, & Aimee Friedman

Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Kasie West, & Aimee Friedman

Snow in Love features sweet and swoon-worthy Christmas short stories to celebrate the festive spirit.

Four bestselling author come together to tell stories that sure to warm you up in the winter.

Kasie West’s story is a snowy, road trip story. I love this concept.

Aimee Friedman chronicles the unexpected miracle in the life of a Jewish girl.

Melissa de la Cruz’s story is about high school couple surprising each other on Christmas Eve. Sounds absolutely hearwarming already.

The the last one is a romantic scavenger hunt during the holidays.

Now all of these short stories are the perfect stories for Christmas.

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Ready to start reading these joyful holiday romances?

Conclusion:

There you have fun, festive list of Christmas romance books. Let me remind you of my favorite romances from the list.

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