It’s my favorite time of year. I love the lights, the peppermint, and the endless string of cheesy Christmas movies on tv. I’m as giddy as a little kid when it snows, and can’t think of anything quite as romantic as old Christmas music. It’s a busy time of year, full of lots of holiday hustle and bustle, but it’s also a WONDERFUL time to sit down, snuggle up, and enjoy a great Christmas book!

We do A LOT of reading around the holidays. I am an avid collector of children’s Christmas books, and the kids and I take time to enjoy several each day during the month of December. This year, I want to start taking time each holiday season to read “grown-up” Christmas books.

I’ve compiled a list of 50 fun Christmas reads. There is a little bit of everything in this list. From romance to mystery, from inspirational to just plain escape lit, these stories are perfect to enjoy by the lights of the Christmas tree. Pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa and cozy up with one of these Christmas reads. Merry Christmas!


Christmas Books for Adults

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  1. The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans
  2. The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
  3. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
  4. The 13th Gift: The True Story of A Christmas Miracle by Joanne Huist Smith
  5. Forever Christmas by Robert Tate Miller
  6. Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke
  7. Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
  8. Candy Cane Murder by Joanne Fluke
  9. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  10. Let it Snow by John Green
  11. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
  12. SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris
  13. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
  14. The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
  15. The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere
  16. The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere
  17. Hope for Christmas by Jennifer Hayden
  18. The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne
  19. Orphaned Hearts by Shawna K. Williams
  20. The Elves by David Shockley
  21. Miracle on 34th St. by Valentine Davies
  22. A Miracle at Macy’s by Lynn Marie Hulsman
  23. The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
  24. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Abby Clements
  25. Christmas at Tiffany’s by Karen Swan
  26. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley
  27. The Night Before Christmas by Scarlett Bailey
  28. Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris
  29. Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan
  30. The Christmas Surprise by Jenny Colgan
  31. Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe by Rebecca Raisin
  32. The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans
  33. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
  34. Christmas Wishes by Debbie Macomber
  35. Christmas on Candy Cane Lane by Sheila Roberts
  36. The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson
  37. Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh
  38. Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
  39. Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand
  40. The Trouble with Christmas by Debbie Mason
  41. Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini
  42. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
  43. The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado
  44. The Shepherd, The Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog by Dave Barry
  45. A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer
  46. The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
  47. A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher
  48. The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase
  49. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories 
  50. Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

Happy reading and have the merriest of holiday seasons. Merry Christmas!!