Oh I am so excited about this post! I love just about everything about Christmas – the decorations, the music, the lights, the presents, the traditions, the movies, the time with friends and family – and combining that with books has me giddy! I started reading Christmas books a few weeks ago and they make me so happy. I have a printable bookmark to share again this year. I’ve printed it on cardstock and am using it to mark my spot in a fun Christmas book. I am actually reading two right now!
Before we get started with new books for this year, I want to share my tried and true favorites with you. I know I can rely on these books and authors to put me in the Christmas spirit. They are fun reads and usually full of joy.
Elin Hilderbrand never steers me wrong. Her Winter Street series is perfect to read this time of year. I love following the Quinn family and how they prepare for and celebrate Christmas. I am hoping to get to Winter Stroll weekend on Nantucket one of these years!
About 15 years ago a parent of a kindergartener in my class introduced me to the Jeff Guinn Santa Chronicles trilogy. I loved all three of these books and have gifted them throughout the years to friends, family, and colleagues.
I really love when some of my Summer Beach Reads authors span the calendar and write Christmas books. Dorothea Benton Frank, Mary Kay Andrews, Nancy Thayer, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Jenny Colgan, Susan Mallery, and Jenny Hale keep that fun beachy read going with their Christmas books.
- The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank
- The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews
- Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews
- A Very Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer
- A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe
- Christmas in Peachtree Bluff by Kristy Woodson Harvey
- Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
- The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan
- The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery
- Christmas at Fireside Cabins by Jenny Hale
- A Lighthouse Christmas by Jenny Hale
Now that I’ve some of my old favorites, let’s get to the new Christmas books for 2022!!
I loved The Holiday Swap last year and All I Want for Christmas is just as good!
Karen Schaler’s books read just like Hallmark movies and I love them. I’ve read Christmas Camp, Christmas Camp Wedding, Finding Christmas, and Christmas Ever After. I can’t wait to read Love Always, Christmas!
As you’ve read I already started reading Christmas books and I have a bunch to enjoy during December! I get my Christmas books in a variety of ways – NetGalley, my indie bookstore, and the library. My 2021 Christmas book list and 2020 Christmas book list may have a shorter waitlist if you are looking for something to read right now. If you are not thinking Christmas books, you can check out my Books 2022 list for something I’ve enjoyed this year!
Have a great day full of sunshine and CHRISTMAS books!
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