24 Best Christmas Books for Adults To Read in 2022

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Best Christmas Books to Read

While we all are gearing up towards the holiday season why not enhance the festive mood with some good Christmas novels for adults!

Some of you might wonder, Christmas books…aren’t they for kids

Well,  not really! There are many joyful Christmas books to read in 2022. Festive novels to enjoy the most joyful time of the year.

You can also grab this list of Christmas books for adults to read during December book club discussion.

That made me think: Probably you are looking for some charming Christmas book club books, then check this out-> 27 Christmas Books for Book Clubs ( fun & festive)

Start a holiday tradition in your family by gifting these epic Christmas novels to the bookworms in your life. 

Anyhow the choice is yours, for now, let’s just dive right into these 24 Best Christmas Books to Read For Adults in 2022

Christmas at Holiday House by RaeAnne Thayne

16 Christmas Themed-Holiday Reads for Adults( includes 2020 Releases)

Contemporary Christmas Romance

RaeAnne Thayne’s ‘Christmas at Holiday House’ is a heartwarming and joyful Christmas story of love, loss, family and relationships written in the backdrop of holiday traditions.

This multi-generational family story also revolves around the concept of second chance love and the romance of Ethan and Abby.

This is a perfectly charming romance with an extraordinary blend of Christmas bliss and human relationships.

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A Dog’s Perfect Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron

16 Christmas Themed-Holiday Reads for Adults( includes 2020 Releases)

Contemporary Christmas Story featuring dog

A Dog’s Perfect Christmas is an incredibly heart touching story of the Goss family intertwined with unique storylines.

The addition of an adorable little puppy enhances the charm of the book. Bruce Cameron, through his strong plot, immerses the readers into the calamities of the characters and has brilliantly interwoven a family in distress and a puppy in need of love under a single roof.

It’s truly a work that touches our hearts by bringing out the female emotions pretty well.

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Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber

16 Christmas Themed-Holiday Reads for Adults( includes 2020 Releases)

Christmas-themed clean romance novel

The dominant part of this contemporary romance takes place in Amazon.

The development of the feelings of the main characters Asher and Daisy is told along with a picturesque description of wildlife.

This book also incorporates family relationships, delicious food and the romance of Asher and Daisy.

It’s a wholesome delightful Christmas novel even though we only get the Christmas vibes almost at the end of the story.

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Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan

A small-town , British Isle, holiday romance

One of my favroite British Chick lit authors Jenny Colgan’s novel ‘Christmas at the Island Hotel’ is the fourth book in her ‘Mure Series’.

Colgan has managed to introduce a plethora of characters by portraying a variety of relationships.

Characters marked with depth and other stereotypical roles along with the entertaining settings made the book perfect to lift the festive mood.

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Christmas novels for adults

The Christmas Table by Donna VanLiere

Holiday-themed Christian fiction

Donna VanLiere’s this particular novel is a heartwarming Christmas themed and faith-based story projecting the power of prayer which surrounds the readers with fuzzy happiness.

The title is justified by highlighting the importance of the table as it poignantly ties the narrative together at the end.

A perfect Christmas novel for adults, especially for lovers of family stories, drama and Christmas traditions.

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A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans

Christian romance fiction

Richard Paul Evans incorporated and evolved the elements of the original story from the bible into a modern-day rendition of the story of Joseph.

He also tried to bring out believable situations with amazing characters to which we could relate and get inspired.

‘A Winter Dream’ comprises the unavoidable life events, cruelty, personal realizations and lessons which makes it a fact-packed narration. 

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In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Holiday-themed time-travel romance

Christina Lawrence’s work is a Christmas romance charged with a magnificent holiday spirit and is a perfect read to get lost in its time travel too.

This rom-com book revolves around the choices made by the central character Maelyn Jones as well as her queries on getting into the right path.

Her chemistry with Andrews was magical and the epilogue of the work was the perfect icing on the cake. 

Find more feel-good Christmas romance novels here ->22 Best Christmas Romance Books Guaranteed To Get You in the Holiday Spirits

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One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan

Christmas romance fiction about family and relationship

This holiday fiction of Sarah Morgan is a perfect blend of reconciliation and forgiveness.

Morgan’s captivating storytelling leaves us with a heartfelt glow and plenty of instances to reflect. 

‘One more for Christmas’ is one of the deep and emotional Christmas novels with complex and transitional characters which allow themselves to be vulnerable.

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Winter’s Kiss by Sienna Carr

Small-town, clean romance

Sienna Carr has processed quirky and memorable characters in this light romantic read.

The small town was practically a character on its own merit and it’s a location you may fall in love with.

Along with the interesting plot and character development, Winter’s kiss is a fun and light-hearted book for Christmas.

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Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Christmas-themed historical fiction

Samantha Silva’s debut novel ‘Mr. Dickens and His Carol’ is a comic and mysterious work that presents the life of Dickens as a writer, describing his dreams and reality.

It depicts the elegance of true friendship and resumption in a fascinating way. This perfect winter-themed book is a great addition to your holiday reading list.

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Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler 

Slow-burn Christmas romance

This is the second book of Sarah Morgenthaler’s which is included in her ‘Moose Springs, Alaska Series’.

The whole novel is all about the love and respect of Lana towards her small town called Alaska.

The novel also unfolds her romance during Christmas time with  Rick, who is a divorced man who supports her to keep their town safe. 

A clear entertainer packed with humour and romance, must-read holiday romance book for adults 

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Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Christmas themed bakery romance

Jenny Colgan’s this particular novel narrates the cheerful Christmas season in a coastal village of Mount  Polbearne.

The story focuses on Polly, and her little beach street bakery where she bakes delicious cookies and bread.

Later we get to see the romance of Polly and Huckle. A perfect novel to read in the blissful festive season. 

As a bonus, you get some of the sumptuous recipes from Polly! 

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Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini

Christmas, civil war historical romance

Christmas Bells is a historical fiction by Jennifer Chiaverini that alternates between today’s Boston and the Boston of H.W Longfellow during the time of civil war.

The story was inspired by Longfellow’s poem “Christmas Bells’ ‘ and thus it has a dual storyline which is all tied up towards the final chapter. Handling of civil war events and people of Chiaverini made this work remarkable. 

Altogether, a hope-filled Christmas book for adults.

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Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle

Sweet, small town holiday fiction

Nancy Naigle describes a delightful tale of love between Joy Holbrook and a countryman named Ben.

Joy is kind, energetic and hardworking. She is more concerned about her dreams and career. When she realizes that her aunt is in need of her support she proceeds to help her by sacrificing her job promotion.

Set in a small town, the story is also infused with humour and a holiday mood. Overall, the book is quite interesting and memorable.

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Holly and Ivy by Fern Michaels

An uplifting holiday romance

Holly and Ivy is a heart-wrenching work by Fern Michaels in which he tells the story of Ivy Mackintosh and Daniel who had lost their loved ones in a plane crash.

Holly, the child of Daniel tries to bring back everything as it was before. As Christmas nears, the child tries to cheer up Ivy and attempts to make her forget about what had happened in her life.

The child wants to regain the glory of the festive time. An emotional read that reminds us of the reason not to lose hope for good things in our lives. 

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The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss

Best-friends-to-lovers, holiday romance

Jenny Baylis’ debut novel depicts the tale of Kate Turner, a woman who is single in her thirties.

She is in love with her solitude life as a designer and a baker. But she has to accept her best friend’s request forcefully to participate in a programme called twelve dates at Christmas conducted by an online dating agency in December.

But with each date, Kate got the chance to understand men more. Written in a Christmas background, the book reminds us about all the good things that we love in Christmas.

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Stephy George
Stephy George

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