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If you love Christmas novels, this list of the best Kindle Unlimited Christmas books is perfect for your holiday reading. Even if you don’t have a Kindle Unlimited membership, most of these titles are affordable individually. However, if you haven’t done a free trial yet, it’s an excellent opportunity to test it out on Christmas books!
Last year, we both did a Kindle Unlimited trial membership to write a post about whether Kindle Unlimited was worth it. Since then, we both ended up converting to a paid membership. Almost two years later, we’re still members and get more than our money’s worth every month.
However, the abundance of books in the program, with varying degrees of quality, can make it overwhelming to find the gems. Luckily for you, hunting for book treasure is one of our favorite pastimes! We love researching all the different titles and gathering the top-rated options together into lists of book recommendations.
Our quest to find the best Christmas Books on Kindle Unlimited led us to an abundance of highly-rated Christmas romance books. We separated the list into new 2022 Christmas books, titles from prior years, and a separate section dedicated to steamy Christmas romance novels. That said, we can’t guarantee other books are totally clean unless we’ve noted it in the description. But if you know you want steamy (or know that you don’t), we separated the titles we know fall into that category.
We do have another list of Christmas books for adults that contains a mix of non-romance and romance titles. So if rom-coms are not your thing, hop over to that list for more Christmas novels!
Kindle Unlimited Christmas Romance Books
The Best New 2022 Kindle Unlimited Christmas Books
Let It Snow
by Beth Moran
Local weather girl Bea Armstrong recently got out of a long-term relationship, and now she’s dreading all the “I-told-you-sos” from her family. But with Christmas coming soon, she knows she won’t be able to avoid it. She’s heading home to Sherwood Forest (did you know it’s a real place in Nottinghamshire, England?!) to stay with her parents for the holidays. Then she finds out that her parents have also invited the insufferable Henry - the man they’ve always wanted her to marry.
When Bea is offered a last-minute interview for her dream job in Scotland, it seems like the perfect out. The only problem is that she doesn’t have a car, and it’s snowing. Her only option is to have Henry drive her. After a crazy two-day interview, an awful trip through the snow, and a stay in a log cabin, Bea starts to see Henry in a different light. But when her ex shows up, things get complicated.
The Book Girls Say… Some readers found Bea’s wacky interview scenario a bit too stressful for a cozy Christmas read, so keep this in mind if you’re looking for a more relaxed story to balance out your own holiday chaos. But if you enjoy zany comedies and the enemies-to-lovers trope, then we think you’ll enjoy this new Christmas book.
The Christmas Letters
by Jenny Hale
As a young adult, Elizabeth couldn’t wait to get out of her small Smoky Mountain town. But ten years after leaving, many of her dreams are still unfilled. Then, at a Christmas charity event at the Plaza, she’s dumped by her wealthy boyfriend, and he awkwardly offers her cash to make peace with her.
Elizabeth’s mom has been trying to get her to come home to Mason Ridge to help her sort out her grandmother’s estate. With no reason to stay in New York for Christmas, Elizabeth heads home, only to get more bad news. Her mother has received a letter instructing her to vacate the family farm. Can Paul, the commercial developer she met at the new coffee shop, help them same the farm? And who was the recipient of the wartime love letters they found written by her grandmother?
Christmas on the Riviera
by Jennifer Bohnet
If you’re looking for a Christmas book set in a warmer environment to counteract any real-life cold in your hometown, you can travel to the French Riviera in this new Christmas novel!
Twenty-four-year-old Elodie was abandoned by her mother at a young age and left in the care of her French grandmother, Gabriella. With her 70th birthday approaching, Gabriella tells Elodie that she wants to spend Christmas and her birthday in her hometown of Juan-les-pins in the South of France. It’s a magical place during the holidays, filled with lights, decorations, and festive traditions.
Elodie is thrilled about the trip, but her grandmother hasn’t told her the whole story. Gabriella has an ulterior motive for wanting to return home for the first time in 40 years. When Elodie learns that her long-absent mother, who she still has a lot of anger toward, might be joining them, she tries to feign indifference.
Will the magic of Christmas on the Riviera be able to work its magic on these three women?
The Book Girls Say... This book is novella-length at just over 200 pages, but some readers wish it had a bit deeper character development. It’s a great option if you just want a short, light read for the holidays. In addition to the story of family, this book also includes elements of friendship and the possibility of new romance.
Together Under A Snowy Skye
by Lisa Hobman
Millie was engaged to Harry, who she thought was her perfect match. But when he finds out they’re expecting a baby, he suddenly wants out. She’s heartbroken but determined to be a great mom.
Eight months later, and now very pregnant, Millie travels to the Isle of Skye, in Scotland, for the wedding of her best friend, Jules. She’s staying in Lifeboat Cottage, the same accommodations as Jule’s brother, Dexter.
When she receives a call from Harry that leaves her reeling and doubting her decisions, Dexter will try to convince her that she deserves better. But will she listen?
The Book Girls Say… If you love the Isle of Skye setting of this book, the author has written others in this location. But this new Christmas book reads well as a standalone.
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Christmas Wishes at the Chocolate Shop
by Jessica Redland
Master chocolatier, Charlee is ready to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps by setting up a chocolate shop in the seaside town of Whitsborough Bay. She’s found the perfect location, but it needs some major TLC before she opens. With Christmas looming, it’s a rush to refurbish the shop in time for the holiday season.
Her boyfriend is pretty useless and she doesn’t have a traditional family, so the countless DIY disasters she faces are extra overwhelming. Help arrives in the form of her plumber, Matt, who renews her Christmas spirit.
The Book Girls Say... This book is part of the 3-book Christmas on Castle Street series. All three books are included with Kindle Unlimited as of 9/21/22.
A Cross-Country Christmas
by Courtney Walsh
Lauren is a set dresser on a TV sitcom. Her job keeps her very busy, and she’s not a fan of Christmas, so she rarely makes time to travel home for the holidays. But this year, her brother and his wife are expecting a baby and they want the whole family together. Lauren hates to fly, so her brother arranges a ride home to the Midwest with his friend, Will.
That would be great, if only Lauren hadn’t spent the last decade trying to forget about Will - her high school crush. Being stuck in the car with him for the long drive from California to Illinois is the last thing she needs. Flirty and spontaneous Will is now a college baseball coach, and he’s trying hard to prove to Lauren (and himself) that he’s not the same kid he was back then.
The Book Girls Say… Readers love Will from the start, but some say that it takes a bit more time to warm up to Lauren. This book is filled with wonderful road trip banter, and it’s a great choice if you prefer a clean Christmas romance.
Christmas Ever After
by Karen Schaler
The main character Riley Reynolds is an author who has just written a new novel - a Christmas love story. When she’s asked to do an interview on national tv to help promote the book, she’s caught off guard by a question about how she can write romance when she hasn’t found it for herself. Desperate for a quick answer in the heat of the moment, she says that she’s inspired by a great love from her past.
Little does Riley know that three of her ex-boyfriends are watching that interview, and they each think she’s talking about him. Now her world is about to be flipped upside down when all three show up for her Christmas Camp book event at the Christmas Lake Lodge - each hoping for a second chance at a happy ending with Riley.
As the men compete to win her heart by planning the most romantic Christmas dates imaginable, Riley finds herself in a very difficult predicament… she’s falling for not one, but all of them. As she revisits these past relationships, she remembers the different things she loved about each of them, and she also begins to discover more about herself.
The Book Girls Say… This book includes some very fun Christmas Camp-inspired bonus content, including Christmas recipes and holiday crafts. Author Karen Schaler is a three-time Emmy Award winner who has written Christmas movies for Netflix, Hallmark, and Lifetime. She’s also written many other Christmas novels, including the soon-to-be-released Love Always, Christmas.
Kiss the Girl
by Melanie Jacobson
Grace Winters put her aerospace career on hold and returned home to Creekville to help with her dad’s hardware store while he undergoes chemotherapy. But she plans to leave town again as soon as she can. In the meantime, she’s keeping everyone at arm's length, which means no dating small-town guys. Especially not Noah, the new high school coach… no matter how cute and charming he may be.
Noah knows that Creekville is just a detour for Grace, and he’s pretty much accepted that he’ll never leave the friend-zone. But he still can’t help but notice how funny and sexy she is. When the two of them are paired up to build a Christmas booth for a big holiday event, he sees an opportunity. He convinces Grace to pose as his girlfriend so that his boss will take him more seriously as he vies for a promotion.
The Book Girls Say… This small-town Christmas rom-com is perfect for fans of the fake dating trope. Reviewers praise this book for its well-rounded and realistic characters.
The Twelve Holidates
by Emma St. Clair
Taylor had planned out twelve special “holidates” for her boyfriend. But then she caught him cheating on her (she was hiding in a giant stocking… not the ideal way to find out). Now she’s crying on her best friend's shoulder… his very broad, sturdy shoulder.
Taylor and Weston have been friends forever, and he hates to see her upset, so he insists that they continue with the dates that she had planned for her and her ex. Taylor’s had a crush on Weston since they were kids, so he doesn’t have to ask her twice… but the dates turn out to be disastrous! She doesn’t want to lose her friend, but she’s also not sure that just being friends is enough anymore. Will she end up getting her heart crushed twice in one holiday season?
The Book Girls Say… This clean holiday romance novella (only 120 pages) is a quick read perfect for the busy holiday season! It’s a companion book to the Love Cliches series with some overlapping characters, but it can also be read as a standalone book.
Christmas Wishes at Pudding Hall
by Kate Forster
Christa’s life has been turned upside down - her marriage ended and she lost her Michelin-starred restaurant. She never expected to be single and job hunting right before Christmas. Thankfully, her best friend has recommended her for a gig as a private chef for the holidays. She doesn’t know what to expect, but it turns out that her new employer is a grumpy billionaire with two rambunctious twin sons living on a beautiful but dreary country estate.
When she arrives at Pudding Hall she’s determined to make the holidays a little cheerier for this family of three, and she might just get her own life back on track in the process.
The Book Girls Say… You need to make sure to have plenty of snacks on hand when you settle in to read this book because it will definitely make you hungry! But you’re in luck because there are some recipes included between the chapters.
If you enjoy books with food themes, be sure to also check out our list of fiction books about food.
How to Ruin the Holidays
by Becky Monson
Mara has a difficult family, and after a disastrous Thanksgiving, she can’t handle any more togetherness or holly and jolly this Christmas. When a last-minute business trip pops up, it’s the perfect excuse. What she didn’t expect was to wind up in the middle of a town that could give the North Pole a run for its money.
Not only is Carole Cove, Montana, a bit too merry and bright, but it also has its own Mr. Holiday - Noel Holiday. Noel runs the cafe in town, and the only thing hotter than his lattes is, well, him. And that’s the last thing Mara needs this holiday season… or is it?
The Book Girls Say… We love a great first line, and this book opens with a winner: “I like to rage crochet.” This is a clean Christmas read, as long as you don’t mind a few great kisses under the mistletoe.
One Wish in Manhattan
by Mandy Baggot
Single-mom Hayley takes her nine-year-old daughter, Angel, to NYC for a magical holiday season. They immediately fall in love with Christmas in the big city, from hot chocolates and carriage rides in Central Park to Christmas shopping on 5th Avenue, and ice skating at Rockefeller Centre.
As much fun as their having, Angel’s Christmas wish is for something much bigger… to find her real dad. Hayley wants to fulfill her daughter’s wish, but it was a one-nigh-stand a decade ago. All she knows is that his name is Michel. As she searches for Michel, Hayley crosses paths with billionaire Oliver Drummond and starts to wonder if her own Christmas dreams might also come true.
The Book Girls Say… Mandy Baggot has also written several other highly-rated Christmas books that are available with Kindle Unlimited, including: Christmas by the Coast (sent in the Hamptons); One Christmas in Paris (set in Paris, of course); and One Christmas Star (great for music lovers). Readers also love One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill (set in London), but that one is not currently part of Kindle Unlimited.
Snowflakes Over The Starfish Café
by Jessica Redland
Set in a fictional seaside town in Yorkshire, England, the Starfish Cafe offers stunning views, delicious food, and lifelong friendships. But it’s also a place of heartbreak. Hollie inherited the cafe after tragically losing her family. Jake has also had his share of heartache and vows not to let anyone get too close to him.
A chance encounter at the cafe, facilitated by a fluffy lost dog, brings Hollie and Jake together. Will they be able to open up to one another and the possibility of happiness once again, or will the walls they’ve put up keep them apart?
The Book Girls Say… Unlike many of the more lighthearted books on this list, this one will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride, so be prepared to shed some tears. But readers say it’s ultimately an uplifting and heartwarming story. Also note that this book begins in one timeline and then jumps forward a few years with frequent flashback scenes. If you prefer linear novels, this one might not be the best pick.
by Whitney Dineen & Melanie Summers
Twenty-eight-year-old Holly Snow used to dream of being an international flight attendant. But she put those plans on hold four years ago when her sister and brother-in-law were killed so that she could become the guardian of her niece, Faith. Now she works three jobs just to pay the rent and care for 4-year-old Faith.
When Holly’s friend mentions that her boss, Archibald, wants to pay someone to do his Christmas shopping for him, Faith jumps at the opportunity. Archie is a Scroogy investment banker who is too busy to deal with Christmas. The last thing he wants is for his new personal shopper, Holly, to send him constant texts asking for more info about the people on his shopping list.
And how can it be that Holly is developing feelings for this grumpy man on the other end of the texts who has no Christmas spirit?
The Book Girls Say… If you like epistolary novels, then you’ll enjoy the text exchanges in this cute Christmas rom-com. This is the fifth book in the Accidentally in Love series, but each reads as a standalone with different characters.
Holidays on the Ranch
by Carolyn Brown
Carolyn Brown is known for her novels set in small Texas towns amid wacky neighbors, and this is no exception. Finn is a former sniper who buys a ranch in Burnt Boot, Texas hoping for some peace and quiet this Christmas. But he doesn’t even get one restful night before Callie appears in his driveway in an army SUV. He doesn’t want to return to the past, but he owes Callie his life, so is prepared to do whatever she needs. And she needs a hideout for her young nephew, who witnessed a murder and is now in danger.
Despite the new empty house, Callie and Finn have never felt more at home. And Callie has never been more attracted to Finn, he’s much better looking as a cowboy! Between exploring their budding romance, fighting off the single women attracted to Finn, and taking care of her nephew, Finn is also dealing with a feud between the other Burnt Boot ranchers.
Once Upon a Christmas
by Amanda Tru
Moe Scott is trying to get home for Christmas, but when her flight is delayed overnight during a layover, she agrees to do some sightseeing with fellow passenger James. The time she spends with him is unexpectedly life-changing, but before the plane takes off the next day, James disappears.
Moe continues home, but has a terrible two weeks. She’s now jobless, alone, and losing her eyesight. Can she embrace the lessons from James and make the most of the time she has left with her vision? And will she be able to track him down, or should she focus on the new friends in her path?
The Book Girls Say… Melissa’s mom read this inspirational Christmas romance last year and recommended it. If you’re looking for a clean Christmas read, this is a great option!
Love Notes in Reindeer Falls
by Beth Labonte
The night before Caitlin left Reindeer Falls, Tennessee, to attend Harvard University, Shane blindsided her with the news that he loved her. Nonetheless, she left and hasn’t looked back since. Eight years later, Caitlin returns home and is pleasantly surprised to find that Shane has become a pillar in the community. When it comes time to make the choice between rebuilding her life in Boston or staying in Reindeer Falls, Caitlin will have to think about it much harder than she did the first time around.
The Book Girls Say… This book was originally published under the title Love Notes in Christmas Falls, but the new Reindeer Falls version has an updated ending. The second book in the Reindeer Falls series, Merry Little Love Story in Reindeer Falls, can be read as a standalone, but reviewers say it’s more fun to read them back-to-back. Both of these books are clean Christmas romance reads with some swoon-worthy kissing and mild innuendo, but no open-door scenes.
The Inn at Holiday Bay: Boxes in the Basement
by Kathi Daley
A personal tragedy has Abby looking for a fresh start, so she packs up her home in San Fransisco and moves across the country to Holiday Bay, Maine, where she’s purchased an old seaside mansion sight unseen. Abby just wants some time alone to heal, but the giant Maine coon cat that’s been living in the house has no intention of leaving. Abby is not a cat person… or at least she doesn’t think she is.
Around the time that Abby arrives in Holiday Bay, a local girl is murdered. When Abby finds boxes in the basement of her new home that she thinks might provide clues about the killer, she finds herself caught in the middle of a complicated case. But Abby is up for the challenge - after all, she’s a NY Times bestselling mystery writer and the widow of a homicide detective, so she knows a thing or two about investigation.
The Book Girls Say… This short mystery (146 pages) is the first book in a 21-book cozy mystery series, all the books are included with Kindle Unlimited.
A Lancaster County Christmas
by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Fans of Amish fiction will enjoy this holiday trip to Lancaster County. The Christmas season isn’t enough to make Jaime and C.J. Fitzpatrick’s marriage work again. It’s only been four years since the wedding and dreams of a bright future together, but they’re close to calling it quits.
More than anything, Mattie Riehl wishes this would be the year she could gift her husband news of a baby on the way. However, she’s been disappointed once again and the holidays reinforce her fears that they’ll never have the big family they hoped for.
When a winter storm brings the Fitzpatricks into the Riehl’s home and slower pace of life, the two couples from different worlds learn from each other and rediscover the true meaning of love.
Steamy Christmas Romance Novels Available With Kindle Unlimited
While we don't know for sure that every book above is a clean read unless we specifically noted it, we do know the ones below are steamy!
My Fake Christmas Fiancé
by Julie Kriss
Wes and Penny are being used as pawns in their fathers’ corporate merger negotiations. Both families own Christmas businesses, and Penny’s dad decided to include in the contract that his daughter would marry Wes by Christmas of next year.
With that deadline now looming, it’s up to Penny and Wes to find their way out of this mess because neither of them wants to get married. But things get complicated when they both realize that they also don’t want to say goodbye.
The Book Girls Say… Reviewers have mixed feelings about the emails at that the start of this book, but the remainder of this short, 150-page Christmas novella, is said to be a perfect slow-burn holiday romance with enough steamy scenes to melt a Christmas blizzard.
This fake-finance set-up might be a bit over the top (is there any such thing?), but if you love this trope, you’ll also want to check out our list of the best fake dating rom-com books.
by B.K. Borison
In this sweet and steamy rom com, Stella is desperate to save the Christmas tree farm she has loved since she was a kid. The pasture is full of dead trees, and the Santa barn has been taken over by racoons, but Stella isn’t ready to give up.
Influencer Evelyn St. James is holding a contest that comes with her publicity and a $100,000 cash prize, and if Stella can win, she knows she can save the tree farm. She just fibbed a little on the application and said she owned the business with her boyfriend to make it seem like a more romantic, Instagram-worthy story. However, she doesn’t actually have a boyfriend.
She does have a best friend of 10 years, Luka. It doesn't take much convincing to get him to sign on for the fake boyfriend role. But they live in a tiny town. How can they make the relationship believable so the busy-bodies don't share their secret with Evelyn?
The Book Girls Say… This is book 1 of 3 in the Lovelight Series. Only the first book is set at Christmas, but all three are included with Kindle Unlimited, so if you enjoy the first book, you can keep reading the interconnected standalone series.
If you're looking for steamy, this one has a long build-up, but then delivers the spice. In the Kindle edition, after the book, there is an additional alternate chapter told from Luka's point of view that is extra steamy.
The Mistletoe Kisser
by Lucy Score
Ryan was grumpy BEFORE he got fired AND had to travel to his great-uncle’s hippy, happy, annoying town to help him with a mysterious emergency. When he arrives, he’s stuck with a tiny rental car and surrounded by decorations galore for the Winter Solstice celebration. He needs to save his uncle’s farm and then escape this crazy place.
The vet, Dr. Sammy Ames, is not helping him out at all. She doesn’t have time to take on his spare sheep because she’s running her own practice and dealing with a fundraising crisis. Plus, why would she help Ryan when he doesn’t even seem to remember being her first kiss? Although, drunk and pantless Ryan is pretty cute…
The Book Girls Say… The Mistletoe Kisser is the 8th book in the Blue Moon Book series, which is described as steamy and laugh-out-loud funny. Each book features a different lead character, so they can be read separately, but might be best enjoyed in order if you like steamy rom-com and want to work your way up to the Christmas book.
Faking Under the Mistletoe
by Ashley Shepherd
Olivia is basically walking Christmas cheer, and she loves spreading it around for all to hear! So it’s a natural fit when she’s put in charge of the holiday festivities for Loveridge & McGowan. She creates an entire calendar of events for her co-workers, but the real challenge will be un-grinching the grinchiest man she’s ever met - her boss, Asher.
Asher only has one present on his Christmas wish list - making his ex-girlfriend jealous. Despite their love-hate relationship, Olivia is the one who can deliver that gift for him in the form of a fake relationship. Along the way, Olivia learns that Asher’s one weakness is his adorable 6-year-old niece, Chloe.
This is a Hallmark-worthy Christmas plot, but it also goes a bit deeper with a workplace misogyny storyline involving a celebrity client’s predatory behavior. Reviewers praise the way that this element is worked into the book.
The Book Girls Say… If you love the enemies to lovers and fake dating tropes, and you’re looking for a Christmas rom-com book with laugh-out-loud banter and just a bit of steam, then you’ll love the tension and chemistry between Olivia and Asher.
Whether you’re looking for a sweet Amish story or something steamy, we hope you found plenty of books to add to your Kindle Unlimited Christmas book list!
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I'll have to add a few of these to my Kindle for the holidays. Great list!