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7 Young Adult Christmas Romance Books to Gift Yourself 

These seven romances are the perfect novels to dig into any time of year.

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Romance novels are universally charming and heart-warming, especially for young readers embarking on their adulthood and experiencing love for the first time. These seven Christmas romance books take full advantage of the magical season and will have teens swooning and looking for more, especially as they fall in love with relatable protagonists and heartthrob love interests. 

If you're looking to live vicariously through a princess-to-be, fall in love with a rugged farmhand, or be swept into a whirlwind speed dating romance, these are the books for you.


My True Love Gave to Me

By Stephanie Perkins

If holiday movies, TV specials, and Christmas albums are your favorite things, this twelve-story anthology is going to make your cozy evening all the more wonderful. A collaboration between twelve bestselling young adult authors, this collection of short stories has something for everyone. 

Whether you're looking for a New Year's Eve romance, a Winter Solstice scandal, or a mistletoe mishap, this is the perfect book for you. 

Mistletoe & Mr. Right

Mistletoe & Mr. Right

By Sarah Morgenthaler

Moose Springs isn't the friendliest place for stiletto-clad socialite Lana Montgomery, but she is determined to prove that she belongs in her sleepy Alaska hometown. By investigating the Santa Moose, the town's classic Christmas mystery, Lana connects with local ruggedly handsome Rick Harding. As the pair bond over their hunt for the Santa Moose, will Rick's high school crush become something more?

The Summer of Christmas

The Summer of Christmas

By Juliet Giglio & Keith Giglio

Ivy Green is a fresh, new screenwriter whose script has finally been chosen to become a film. As the story of her high school romance plays out on set, the hometown location of the shoot complicates Ivy's summer against a fake snowy backdrop. Will Ivy and high school sweetheart Nick Sheperd reconnect? Or will this movie leave her a local outcast? 

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A Wallflower Christmas

By Lisa Kleypas

Rafe Bowman, a charming American nobleman, arrives in London at Christmastime to meet with the prim and proper Natalie Blanford. While the two get to know each other under the premise of a possible courtship, Rafe's American way shock and upset her Lord and Lady parents. However, her hand could be guaranteed if only he learned the ways of Natalie's proper lifestyle and made her swoon a little harder.

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The Twelve Dates of Christmas

By Jenny Bayliss

Kate Turner is a terminally single designer, with a fun fulfilling side gig baking at a local cafe. As she embarks on yet another holiday season without anyone to kiss under the mistletoe, her best friend enrolls her in a dating agency that promises to find her love before the holidays. With 23 days until Christmas and twelve promising dates, Kate must finally be hitting her lucky break...right?

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Snow Angel Cove

By RaeAnn Thayne

Eliza Hayward is all but a scrooge this Christmas season as she battles the loss of her job, a new, unfamiliar small town, and sinking finances. She needs someone to swoop in, for her and her daughter, or the two will be destitute before Santa's visit. Will Eliza find a holiday hero? Or will her luck run out in the beautiful, strange town in which she sought refuge?

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Christmas at the Palace

By Jeevani Charika

Kumari is plenty of things: feminist, doctor, philanthropist, but she would never think to describe herself as a potential princess. However, Kumari's charity work places her on a convergent path with Prince Benedict, a recently reformed playboy who stands sixth in line to the British throne. 

Benedict and Kumari meet on a blind date, and, unbeknownst to her, Kumari is on her way to a whirlwind royal romance. But, is she too unsuitable a bride for the lofty prince?