Christmas Romances

Found here are stories set during the Christmas season, celebrating the holiday. This list separates full-length novels from anthologies.

(List begun 09/09 and last updated 12/12)

 

  Full Novels     Anthologies
         
Medieval Romances   Medieval Romances
Regency Romances   Regency Romances
European Historical Romances   European Historical Romances
American Historical/Frontier Romances   American Historical/Frontier Romances
Contemporary Romances   Contemporary Romances
Paranormal Romances   Paranormal Romances
Miscellaneous   Miscellaneous

 

Full Novels

Medieval Romances

Regency Romances

  • Christmas Beau (1991) by Mary Balogh
  • Christmas Belle (1994) by Mary Balogh
  • A Christmas Bride (1997) by Mary Balogh
  • A Christmas Promise (1992) by Mary Balogh (C at AAR)
  • The Last Waltz (1998) by Mary Balogh (C- at AAR)
  • Christmas Belles (2002) by Susan Carroll
  • Sugarplum Surprises (2001) by Elisabeth Fairchild (B+ at AAR)
  • Once Upon a Christmas (2000) by Diane Farr (B+ at AAR)
  • Marian's Christmas Wish (1986) by Carla Kelly (B at AAR)
  • Father Christmas (1995) by Barbara Metzger (B at AAR)
  • The Christmas Gift (2002) by Jeanne Savery (B- at AAR)
  • A Matchmaker's Christmas (2002) by Donna Simpson (B at AAR)

European Historical Romances

  • A Countess by Christmas (2010) by Annie Burrowes (A- at AAR)
  • Winter Fire (2003) by Jo Beverley (B at AAR)
  • A Wallflower Christmas (2008) by Lisa Kleypas (B- at AAR)
  • The Mischief of the Mistletoe (2010) by Lauren Willig (B at AAR)

American Historical/Frontier Romances

  • A Cowboy for Christmas (2000) by Anna Deforest (B/B+ at AAR)
  • Sarah's Christmas (1999) by Elizabeth Graham (B- at AAR)
  • A Creed Country Christmas (2009) by Linda Lael Miller
  • Calico Christmas at Dry Creek (2008) by Janet Tronstad (B at AAR)

Contemporary Romances

  • A Family Christmas (11/2004) by Carrie Alexander - HSR-1239 (B- at AAR)
  • A Town Called Christmas (11/2007) by Carrie Alexander - HSR-1455 (B at AAR)
  • All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas (2007) by Suzanne Brockmann (B- at AAR) (M/M)
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (11/1998) by Suzanne Brockmann - SIM #896 (A- at AAR)
  • A Virgin River Christmas (2008) by Robyn Carr (B+ at AAR)
  • Bring Me Home for Christmas (2011) by Robyn Carr (B- at AAR)
  • One Christmas Knight (11/1997) by Kathleen Creighton - SIM-825 (A+/A at AAR)
  • Christmas Fantasy (11/1999) by Janelle Dennison - HT-759 (B at AAR)
  • Christmas at Candlebark Farm (2010) by Michelle Douglas - HR 4212 (B- at AAR)
  • The Christmas Date (12/2007) by Michele Dunaway - HAR-1191 (B at AAR)
  • Christmas Angel for the Billionaire (2009) by Liz Fielding - HR 4131 (B- at AAR)
  • Twelve Days (2000) by Teresa Hill (B at AAR)
  • Ice (2009) by Linda Howard (B at AAR)
  • Kids by Christmas (11/2006) by Janice Kay Johnson - HSR-1384
  • What She Wants for Christmas (11/1996) by Janice Kay Johnson - HSR-720 (B+ at AAR)
  • It Happened One Christmas (2011) by Liz Kelly - HB 654 (B+ at AAR)
  • Holiday Bound (2009) by Beth Kery
  • Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (2010) by Lisa Kleypas
  • Christmas Letters (2006) by Debbie Macomber (B- at AAR)
  • The Twelve Nights of Christmas (2010) by Sarah Morgan - HPE-126 (B at AAR)
  • Some Enchanted Season (1998) by Marilyn Pappano (B at AAR)
  • The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman (1995) by Louise Plummer (A at AAR)
  • Home for Christmas (11/1998) by Patricia Potter - SIM-897 (A at AAR)
  • All I Want for Christmas (2000) by Sheila Rabe (B- at AAR)
  • Must Love Mistletoe (2006) by Christie Ridgway - SIM-825 (B+ at AAR)
  • Falling Angel (1995) by Anne Stuart
  • Lakeshore Christmas (2009) by Susan Wiggs (B at AAR)
  • For Christmas, Forever (11/1998) by Ruth Wind (Barbara Samuel) - SIM-898 (A at AAR)
  • A Promising Man (And About Time Too) (2002) by Elizabeth Young (B+ at AAR)

Paranormal Romances

  • A Season of Miracles (2001) by Heather Graham (B+ at AAR)
  • Holiday in Death (1998) by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) (A at AAR)
  • Memory in Death (2006) by J.D. Robb (B at AAR)

Miscellaneous

  • Silent in the Sanctuary (2008) by Deanna Raybourn (historical mystery with strong romantic elements)

 

Anthologies

AAR's Highest Rated Overall Christmas Anthologies

Medieval Romances

  • Fall from Grace (2000) by Jill Barnett in A Season in the Highlands (B- at AAR)
  • Day of Wrath (1999) by Jo Beverley in Star of Wonder (B at AAR)
  • The Wise Virgin (1999) by Jo Beverley in The Brides of Christmas (B+ at AAR)
  • The Vagabond Knight (1999) by Margaret Moore in The Brides of Christmas (B- at AAR)
  • An Unexpected Guest (1999) by Deborah Simmons in The Brides of Christmas (B at AAR)

Regency Romances

  • The Best Gift (1994) by Mary Balogh in Under the Mistletoe and A Regency Christmas VI (A- at AAR)
  • A Family Christmas (2003) by Mary Balogh in Under the Mistletoe (B- at AAR)
  • Playing House (1990) by Mary Balogh in A Regency Christmas II (B at AAR)
  • Christmas with Dora Davenport (2005) by Nancy Butler in Regency Christmas Courtship (B+ at AAR)
  • The Gift of the Spoons (2000) by Nancy Butler in A Regency Christmas Eve (B at AAR)
  • Christmas Canvas (1999) by Elisabeth Fairchild in A Regency Christmas Present (B+ at AAR)
  • The Reckless Miss Ripley (2000) by Diane Farr in A Regency Christmas Eve (A- at AAR)
  • The Green Gauze Gown (2004) by Sandra Heath in Regency Christmas Magic (B- at AAR)
  • The Merry Magpie (2003) by Sandra Heath in Regency Christmas Wishes (B- at AAR)
  • The Christmas Ornament (1998) by Carla Kelly in A Regency Christmas (A at AAR)
  • Let Nothing You Dismay (2003) by Carla Kelly in Regency Christmas Wishes (B at AAR)
  • Make a Joyful Noise (1997) by Carla Kelly in A Regency Christmas Carol
  • No Room at the Inn (2002) by Carla Kelly in A Regency Christmas (B at AAR)
  • An Object of Charity (1999) by Carla Kelly in A Regency Christmas Present (A at AAR)
  • The Three Kings (1990) by Carla Kelly in A Regency Christmas II (A at AAR)
  • The Marriage Stakes (2000) by Allison Lane in A Regency Christmas Eve (B- at AAR)
  • Second Chance (1998) by Allison Lane in A Regency Christmas (B- at AAR)
  • Best Wishes (2003) by Edith Layton in Regency Christmas Wishes (B+ at AAR)
  • The Christmas Thief (2000) by Edith Layton in A Regency Christmas Eve (B- at AAR)
  • The Hounds of Heaven (1998) by Edith Layton in A Regency Christmas (B- at AAR)
  • The Two Dancing Daughters (2004) by Edith Layton in Regency Christmas Magic (B at AAR)
  • A Patridge in a Pear Tree (2002) by Amanda McCabe in A Regency Christmas (B at AAR)
  • Snowbound and Seduced (2010) by Amanda McCabe in Regency Christmas Proposals (B+ at AAR)
  • Upon a Midnight Clear (2004) by Amanda McCabe in Regency Christmas Magic (B+ at AAR)
  • Christmas Wish List (1999) by Barbara Metzger in A Regency Christmas Present (A at AAR)
  • The Enchanted Earl (2004) by Barbara Metzger in Regency Christmas Magic (A- at AAR)
  • Little Miracles (2000) by Barbara Metzger in A Regency Christmas Eve (A- at AAR)
  • The Lucky Coin (2003) by Barbara Metzger in Regency Christmas Wishes (B at AAR)
  • Wooing the Wolf (2005) by Barbara Metzger in Regency Christmas Courtship (B+ at AAR)
  • The Last Wish (1990) by Anita Mills in A Regency Christmas II (A- at AAR)
  • A Gathering of Gifts (2001) by Andrea Pickens in Regency Christmas Spirits (B at AAR)
  • Lost and Found (2005) by Barbara Metzger in Regency Christmas Courtship (B+ at AAR)
  • The Beast of Belleterre (2002) by Mary Jo Putney in Christmas Revels (A at AAR)
  • Sunshine for Christmas (2002) by Mary Jo Putney in A Regency Christmas II and Christmas Revels (A+ at AAR)
  • Noel's Christmas Wish (2000) by Donna Simpson in Stocking Stuffers (B- at AAR)
  • A Christmas Charade (2001) by Kathryn Smith in Naughty or Nice (B- at AAR)
  • The Christmas Star (1990) by Sheila Walsh in A Regency Christmas II (B- at AAR)
  • The Soldier's Christmas Miracle (2010) by Gayle Wilson in Regency Christmas Proposals (B at AAR)

European Historical Romances

  • Only Love (2011) by Mary Balogh in It Happened One Season (B+ at AAR)
  • Twelfth Night (2000) by Jo Beverley in Five Golden Rings
  • The Rake's Secret Son (2008) by Annie Burrows in One Candlelit Christmas
  • The Christmas Captive (2000) by Patricia Cabot (Meg Cabot) in A Season in the Highlands
  • Puddings, Pastries and Thou (2003) by Lisa Cach in Wish List
  • The Pirate's Kiss (2007) by Nicola Cornick in Christmas Wedding Belles
  • Union (2003) by Claudia Dain in Wish List
  • A Holiday Gamble (2008) by Jane Feather in Snowy Night with a Stranger
  • Fate Stikes A Bargain (2011) by Candice Hern in Christmas Wedding Belles
  • When Sparks Fly (2008) by Sabrina Jeffries in Snowy Night with a Stranger
  • Christmas Wedding Wish (2008) by Julia Justiss in One Candlelit Christmas
  • I Will (2002) by Lisa Kleypas in A Historical Christmas Present
  • Yesterday's Bride (2010) by Betina Krahn in A Harlequin Christmas Carol (B- at AAR)
  • The Merchant's Gift (2007) by Julia London in The School for Heiresses
  • A Smuggler's Tale (2007) by Margaret McPhee in Christmas Wedding Belles
  • This Wicked Gift (2009) by Courtney Milan in The Heart of Christmas (B- at AAR)
  • All I Want (2003) by Lynsay Sands in Wish List
  • Tomorrow's Destiny (2010) by Hope Tarr in A Harlequin Christmas Carol (B at AAR)
  • The Proper Lover (2000) by Eileen Wilks in All I Want for Christmas

American Historical/Frontier Romances

  • Father Christmas (1995) by Lee Greenwood in A Historical Christmas Present
  • Jolly Holly (1997) by Stef Ann Holm in Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Fallen Angel (2007) by Jenna Kernan in A Western Winter Wonderland
  • Christmas Angel (2000) by Kat Martin in Five Golden Rings
  • When All Through the Night (1999) by Tracy Sumner in Christmas Kisses

Contemporary Romances

  • Snowball's Chance (2005) by Cherry Adair in Red Hot Santa
  • The Good Girl's Guide to a Very Bad Christmas (2005) by Kylie Adams in The Night before Christmas
  • Promises to Keep (1996) by Victoria Alexander in The Night before Christmas
  • The Single Girl's Guide to Christmas (2005) by Jennifer Ashley in Christmas Cards from the Edge
  • A Home for Christmas (1998) by Barbara Boswell in A Fortune's Children Christmas
  • Big, Bad Santa (2005) by Pamela Britton in Red Hot Santa
  • Bah Humbug, Baby (2006) by Gemma Bruce in A Very Merry Christmas
  • A Rare Gift (2011) by Jaci Burton in Holiday Kisses (B- at AAR)
  • Cold Feet (2000) by Geralyn Dawson in A Season in the Highlands
  • All She Wants for Christmas (2003) by Janelle Dennison in Jingle Bell Rock
  • It's Not Christmas Without You (2011) by HelenKay Dimon in Holiday Kisses (B- at AAR)
  • Turning up the Heat (2003) by Susan Donovan in Jingle Bell Rock
  • A Rocky Mountain Miracle (2004) by Christine Feehan in The Shadows of Christmas Past
  • Do You Hear What I Hear (2006) by Lori Foster in A Very Merry Christmas
  • He Sees You When You're Sleeping (2003) by Lori Foster in Jingle Bell Rock
  • White Knight Christmas (2005) by Lori Foster in The Night Before Christmas
  • Fever (1998) by Sandra Hill in Blue Christmas
  • The Unexpected Gift (1998) by Dee Holmes in Silent Night
  • White Out (1997) by Linda Howard in Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Santa Reads Romance (1996) by Dara Joy in The Night Before Christmas
  • A Blue Christmas (2003) by Alison Kent in Jingle Bell Rock
  • This Time Next Year (2011) by Alison Kent in Holiday Kisses (B- at AAR)
  • Love Bytes (2001) by Sherrilyn Kenyon in Naughty or Nice
  • A Soldier for All Seasons (2007) by Rachel Lee in Holiday Heroes
  • Meltdown (2006) by Julie Leto in I'll Be Home for Christmas
  • I'll Be Home for Christmas (2005) by Kathy Love in The Night Before Christmas
  • By Firelight (2006) by Janice Maynard in A Very Merry Christmas
  • Christmas at His Command (2007) by Catherine Mann in Holiday Heroes
  • Double Exposure (1996) by Judith McNaught in A Gift of Love (C+ at AAR)
  • All Shook Up (1998) by Sharon Pisacreta in Blue Christmas
  • Christmas Promises (1998) by Susan Plunkett in Silent Night
  • A Holiday Fling (2002) by Mary Jo Putney in Christmas Revels
  • Santa, Baby (2001) by Patricia Ryan in Naughty or Nice
  • Can't Help Falling in Love (1998) by Amy Elizabeth Sanders in Blue Christmas
  • You Can Count on Me (2006) by Roxanne St. Claire in I'll Be Home for Christmas
  • Mistletoe and Margaritas (2011) by Shannon Stacey in Holiday Kisses (B- at AAR)
  • Home for Christmas (2000) by Katherine Sutcliffe in Five Golden Rings
  • The Christmas Child (1998) by Linda Turner in A Fortune's Children Christmas
  • The Nutcracker Sweet (2003) by Nancy Warren in Jingle Bell Rock

Paranormal Romances

  • No Angel (2010) by Vivi Andrews in Winter Wishes (B+ at AAR)
  • Tangled Tinsel (2010) by Vivian Arend in Winter Wishes (B at AAR)
  • The Matchmaker (2000) by Pam Binder in A Season in the Highlands
  • The Star of David (2008) by Patricia Briggs in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (B+ at AAR)
  • A Midnight Clear (2000) by Lisa Cach in Mistletoe and Magic
  • Rogue Elements (2008) by Karen Chance in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
  • Rocky Mountain Magic (2004) by Christine Feehan in The Shadows of Christmas Past
  • Fresh Meat (2008) by Alan Gordon in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (B+ at AAR)
  • A Little Night Magic (2009) by Allyson James in Hot for the Holidays (A- at AAR)
  • Sweet Dreams (2008) by Linda Winstead Jones in The Magical Christmas Cat
  • Keeping Watch over His Flock (2008) by Toni L.P. Kelner in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
  • The Shepherds and Mr. Weisman (1998) by Annie Kimberlin in The Magic of Christmas
  • A Christmas Kiss (2010) by Lora Leigh in Hot for the Holidays (C+ at AAR)
  • The Yuletide Spirit (1998) by Kathleen Nance in The Magic of Christmas
  • Midnight in Death (1998) by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) in Silent Night
  • Freeze Line (2010) by Moira Rogers in Winter Wishes (B- at AAR)
  • Run Run Rudolph (2007) by Lynsay Sands in Holidays Are Hell
  • Beat of Temptation (2007) by Nalini Singh in An Enchanted Season (A+ at AAR)
  • Stroke of Enticement (2008) by Nalini Singh in The Magical Christmas Cat
  • Il Est Ne (2008) by Carrie Vaughn in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (B+ at AAR)

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