Ho ho ho and merry December to all! I am a huge fan of the holiday season. There’s something about Christmas cheer that lightens my generally cold, depressed heart. So how do I get my dose of holiday cheer? Hallmark movies! Lifetime movies! Netflix movies! I honestly cannot get enough of their cheesy, saccharine storylines. But, if I want something with a little more depth but the same amount of cheer, I turn to holiday romance novels. If you’re looking to brighten up your holiday season, try one of these novels filled with both romance and comedy. Holly jolly romances, if you will.
All About Us by Tom Ellen: In this captivating, magical romance Ben gets a second chance at love when he receives a mysterious watch that can turn back time.
In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren: Mae makes a plea to the universe that has her reliving her Christmas holiday over and over again in this sweet, hopeful story.
The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer: Seeking inspiration for a Hanukkah-themed romance, Rachel decides to volunteer at the Matzah Ball, a high-end soiree which is hosted by her archenemy and first love from summer camp in this funny, upbeat tale.
The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss: In this hilarious, uplifting read, Kate embarks on twelve dates, each more disastrous than the last, in hopes of finding love by Christmas.
Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory: A heartwarming, swoon-worthy tale following a woman who falls for the queen’s private secretary during an enchanting holiday vacation.
Mistletoe & Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler: A rich socialite trades her stilettos for snow boots as she tries to fit into the small town of Moose Springs in this silly, sweet story.
Christmas by Accident by Camron Steve Wright: In this opposites attract romance, a car accident sets a Christmas-loving bookshop employee on a collision course with a bah-humbug insurance adjuster.
A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli: After being laid off from her job, Niki takes an impulsive trip to Mumbai for her friend’s wedding and finds herself quickly falling for a handsome musician in this engaging, heartwarming story.
25 Days ‘til Christmas by Poppy Alexander: A heartwarming, moving tale about a lonely widow who is determined to give her son a Christmas to remember.
Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler: This charming, atmospheric romance follows an ambitious businesswoman discovering the magic of the season at a Christmas-themed camp.
We Met in December by Rosie Curtis: When Jess moves to London to follow her dreams, she becomes enmeshed in a love triangle with her roommates in this delightful, witty tale.
Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale: In this adorable, engaging romance a single mother receives an unexpected chance to change her life and find love.
Finding Christmas by Karen Schaler: A woman plans a scavenger hunt for her workaholic boyfriend, only to discover another man has been following her clues in this fun, heartwarming story.
The Christmas Shop by Nancy Naigle: When Angela realizes her Dear Santa pen pal is her greatest enemy, she must decide if she can set aside their feud for a chance at love in this sweet tale.
The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis: In this sexy, lighthearted tale, Willa gets a second chance at love with a handsome man from her past.
Puppy Christmas by Lucy Gilmore: Six-year-old Emma and her puppy are determined to set up Emma’s father with the owner of the dog training company in this laugh-out-loud tale.
The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox: An engaging, banter-filled tale in which identical twins switch lives in the days leading up to Christmas.
What are you reading this holiday season? Do you have any comfort genres that you fall back on in the winter? Let me know in the comments!