Corey Alexander shares their holiday recs, helpfully organised by theme, so you can find exactly the seasonal story to suit your mood. There are some familiar reads on the list, including Handmade Holidays, Tow Trucks and New Years Kisses, and my own The Ugliest Sweater.
This post focuses on fall and winter holidays and includes romances centered around these: Halloween, Samhain, Durga Puja, Chanukah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years Eve. (About half are Christmas stories, there are so many more out there.) It definitely shows my bias towards contemporary romance, but there is a smattering of fantasy and historical romance too.
I read a bunch of holiday romances to get to this list. Most of these are novella length or shorter, which is one of the things I appreciate most about holiday romances–most are shorter, which is often more accessible for me to read. I am grouping them by theme. Most could belong in more than one category. I link to reviews where I have written them; that’s the place to find trigger warnings.
I’m listing rep at the end of my descriptions, which is a new thing for me. If you spot something incorrect…
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