'Tis the season for Holiday reads! If you're like me and have Kindle Unlimited, I have been searching through the Christmas books available. I made it easy on you and created a list to make it easy to find and will keep adding more if I find any more.
I sorted them by categories to try to help you decide what ones are for you. To be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of the cheesy Hallmark channel style romances, I like a little spice, but I have a mix of both on here along with novellas which I prefer for holiday reads. I don't necessarily want to read a super long book for the holidays when I have so many other books on my TBR but there are few on here that are longer that I will definitely check out.
Keywords added next to titles along with page numbers to make searching easier. If it is bolded it's because it has to do with SPICE or Trigger Warnings (TW)
Novellas & shorter stories
Resting Scrooge Face: A Short Story - 80 pages, Small Town Romance.
After a bad breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine. Infuriatingly charming and cheery, Nola’s surroundings only worsen her sour mood.
To make matters worse, Caleb, the boy who broke her heart years ago, is all grown up and still living in town. While doing her best to avoid him, Nola bumps into the local mailman, who gives her a mysterious letter. And when she finds that the writer is a fellow Scrooge, she can’t help but feel her spirit lifting.
Christmas Cupid - 182 pages, Enemies to Lovers, Sports Romance, Forced Proximity
Two opposites stuck in a cabin together due to a mistake....or is it? Will these two end up fighting the whole time or will their passion ignite?
Single All The Way - 170 pages, RomCom, Spicy
Being dumped weeks out from Christmas already sucks, so imagine your fiancé replacing your position with his high school sweetheart while you’re snowed in at his family’s estate that’s meant to host your wedding.
Things couldn’t get any worse—so I won’t mention the hot chocolate incident, insensitive demand for the return of my engagement ring, or my luggage being stolen mere feet from my apartment when I can finally fly home—but it’s December, the second most romantic month of the year, so things can only go up, right?
The Santa Suit - 213 pages, Second Chance Romance, Hallmark style, Cozy Romance
When newly-divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight unseen, she is definitely looking for a change in her life. The Four Roses, as the farmhouse is called, is a labor of love—but Ivy didn't bargain on just how much labor. The previous family left so much furniture and so much junk, that it's a full-time job sorting through all of it. At the top of a closet, Ivy finds an old Santa suit—beautifully made and decades old. In the pocket of a suit she finds a note written in a childish hand: it's from a little girl who has one Christmas wish, and that is for her father to return home from the war. This discovery sets Ivy off on a mission. Who wrote the note? Did the man ever come home? What mysteries did the Rose family hold? Ivy's quest brings her into the community, at a time when all she wanted to do was be left alone and nurse her wounds. But the magic of Christmas makes miracles happen, and Ivy just might find more than she ever thought possible: a welcoming town, a family reunited, a mystery solved, and a second chance at love.
Trick Shot - 196 pages, Spicy, MMF, Opposites attract, Curvy FMC
Leo, Riley, and Jace embark on a passionate and unconventional romance that challenges societal norms. As they navigate their desires and explore the boundaries of their connection, they discover that love knows no bounds, especially during the enchanting holiday season.
Provoking Saint Nick - 149 pages, Brothers Best Friend, Forced Proximity, Fake Dating, one bed, toys
My best friend’s little sister and tormentor extraordinaire.
Star of my every trauma as a teenager.
And thanks to our mothers and their matchmaking schemes for our annual Christmas ski week… my savior.
One week as a couple, putting on a show for our parents while avoiding our exes.
How hard could it be?
Until we’re stuck sharing a room.
A room with one bed.
And a toy arsenal the spawn brought with her big enough to subdue a small country.
Winter Break Up - 238 pages, Small Town Romance, Sports Romance, Second Chance Romance, Brothers Best Friend
Going home for my last winter break of college had the same feel as the year my parents told me Santa was fictional; the daunting real world loomed too close without a childish safety net.
Working on our family Christmas tree farm is supposed to be a final, blissful reprieve before adulthood. Or it would have been, if my brother’s best friend didn’t return for his first festive season in our hometown in almost four years.
With the past lurking around every corner and our futures uncertain, giving into the burning attraction that could torch a row of spruces would be the worst idea ever. Then again, a fling under the mistletoe might be just the closure we need to extinguish this spark for good.
Big Nick Energy - 307 pages, Single Mom, Cowboy Romance, Reverse Grumpy Sunshine, Rope Play.
When Connor Finch insists his one-time Tinder match, Shae, comes to his dad’s house for Thanksgiving with her two daughters, it’s because he refuses to let them be alone on her first-holiday post-divorce. But when she arrives at the Christmas tree farm and ranch he grew up on, she meets his father—the crazy tall, built, golden retriever cowboy who tells her girls all about the magic of the stupid elf on a shelf. Of course, when she later corners him and tells him thanks a lot for nothing and that she’s way too overwhelmed to have to deal with yet another responsibility, he feels terrible. So terrible, he finds himself driving two hours every night just to deliver an elf, move him about, and create some Christmas magic for her girls. But what happens when he decides meeting her the way he did was some kind of Christmas miracle, and he needs to convince Shae to give him a shot?
The Worst Christmas Wife - 232 pages, Grumpy boss, RomCom, Billionare, Fake Dating, Clean Romance
She found the PERFECT job just in time for Christmas. The only problem is her new boss is a grumpy, stubborn, seriously handsome workaholic who lives to get on her nerves. And now he wants to MARRY her?!
Bring on the eggnog, it’s going to be a long Christmas!
The Christmas Fix - 390 pages, Enemies to Lovers, dirty talking, Small town romance, steamy scenes
She’ll save Christmas just to spite him…
Tis the Season for Revenge - 310 pages, Grumpy Sunshine, RomCom, Age Gap, Spicy 18+ *Read this one and love it!*
Abbie Keller thought that Richard Bartholemew Benson the Third would be her forever. In their four years of dating, she never doubted that she wouldn’t end up with his grandmother’s engagement ring on her finger. Sure, she had to change a few things about herself to fit that mold, like dying her hair, dressing more conservatively, and finding golf enjoyable (honestly the most difficult of the changes), but she was sure that at the end of it all, it would be worth it. That is, until he leaves her crying outside her apartment wearing a Halloween costume, having broken it off with her because she’s just not serious enough. She was just fun, he tells her - and now that Richard has becoming a partner at his law firm in his sights, he needs to focus on work. So she does what every girl does when she’s broken up with: she calls her friends, gets drunk, dyes her hair, and formulates her plan for revenge. It just so happens that the universe supports her efforts and gives her the perfect match to prove to her ex that he made a huge mistake: his boss.
Holiday Star - 386 pages, Enemies to Lovers, Forced Proximity, He falls first, parental death, alcoholism
One doctor. One movie star. One house.
One month until Christmas.
What could go wrong?
Good Elf Gone Wrong - 589 pages, RomCom, HEA, Fake Dating, Spicy *This one seems longer but all the reviews are great and I can't wait to read it!*
When you catch your fiancé cheating on you with your sister on Christmas Eve, the elf hat comes off.
I’ve always been the good girl—the anti Scrooge—the one who sacrifices for her guests, bakes cookies for her neighbors, and stays late after a party to clean up. I don’t mind. I like being on the nice list. And what better way to get revenge than giving those cheaters a taste of their own medicine? This good elf is bringing the bad boy home for Christmas. Hudson is a six-foot-five, coldhearted, tattooed bad elf with a perpetual sneer and washboard abs. He’s exactly my sister’s type. And he’s going to help me nuke her wedding from orbit on the night before Christmas.
The Mistletoe Problem - 350 pgs, Small Town Romance, Spicy 18+, RomCom, HEA
*Book 1 in Mistletoe Valley series but the others are not holiday books*
Elle Sutton’s acting career is a disaster. She was supposed to graduate from acting school and shoot straight to stardom. Instead, her lacklustre agent is signing her up for gigs as an elf in November. When she’s offered an unusual job in the small alpine village of Mistletoe Valley, she jumps at the chance for a change of pace. Nick Corrigan is finally done with his stint as a big city corporate lawyer, and is ready to move back to his hometown. But when he runs into Elle, they’re horrified to realise that they’ve already met. And not in a good way. He wants to smooth things over with her, except there’s one problem: Elle Sutton is devastatingly pretty. Nick can’t afford to get distracted by a city girl after finally making the decision to move back home, but what’s a guy to do?
Will Nick and Elle be able to work out their differences, and discover that opposites really do attract?
Very Merry Series - Book 2 releasing in Nov 2024
A Very Merry Mistake - 354 pages, Small Town Romance, Forced Proximity, Cinnamon Roll, Secret Identity, Spicy
I visited the small town for one reason only: to prove a point to my father.
Now I’ve got a fake boyfriend.
A secret to keep hidden.
And a choice to make that will determine more than just my future.
Catherine Walsh Holiday Romances
Holiday Romance - 352 pages, RomCom, Friends to Lovers, Swoonworthy Hero
Snowed In - 384 pages, RomCom, Fake Dating, Forced Proximity, Spicy
Merry & Bright Farm Series
The Nice List - 112 pages, Friends to Lovers, short and spicy, Childhood Friends, one bed, Dual POV
The Naughty List - Enemies to Lovers - Releasing Dec 21, 2023
The Mistletoe Bet- 131 pages, Small town romance, Brothers Best Friend, Grumpy Sunshine, Role Play, Spice
A Festive Feud - 218 pages, - Enemies to Lovers, Dirty Mouth MMC, Forced Proximity, Small Town Romance, Spicy
Windy City Holidates
Screwing Mr. Scrooge - 182 pages, Grumpy Sunshine, Spice, Billionaire Romance
Mistletoe Mistake - 178 pages, Friends to lovers, Steamy, One Bed, Chronic Illness Rep
When I first made this all were available in KU, but now it looks like they are only available on audiobook but are currently 60% off right now...
Eating Her Christmas Cookies - 478 pages, baker-meets-billionaire, RomCom stalker, Spicy *this one's reviews are up in the air read at your own risk*
Tasting Her Christmas Cookies - 546 pages, RomCom, Billionaire, Spicy, Dual POV
Frosting Her Christmas Cookies - 599 pages, Small Town, RomCom, Spicy
Licking Her Christmas Cookies - 597 pages, Small Town, Billionaire
Resting Grinch Face - 589 pages, Small Town, Revenge, Stalker, Spicy
I have made a yearly goal to read more and once I got my Kindle working again I haven't stopped. Here you will find my reviews of my more recent reads to share with you.