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2023 Hallmark Christmas Movies Based On Books

We love Hallmark Christmas movies as much as the next girl. In fact, I might be watching one as I write this post. Ok, you got me… I’m definitely watching one!

But you know what they say… the book is always better than the movie! That got us wondering – are any of the Hallmark movies based on books? It turns out that, YES, many of them are. So we did what we do best… we compiled a list! 

This list of Christmas Hallmark movie books could go on and on! But since we know half the fun is watching the movie after you finish the book, we’ve limited our list to books that inspired Hallmark movies that are airing during the 2023 Christmas season.

For each book, we’ve listed the corresponding movie title. In the “Book Girls Say” section, we’ve noted the dates that each movie adaptation will air on the Hallmark channel this season. We’ve also included links to stream the movies via Amazon Prime so that you can watch anytime.

Books That Inspired 2023 Hallmark Christmas Movies

Book Summary

Charlie Dobb’s late mother always predicted that Charlie would find her true love in a snowfall. But the closest she’s come is towing a famous pajama designer – Spencer Carmichael – out of a ditch. But it’s ok because she has no time for love. As soon as this season’s Elfcapade festivities are over, Charlie is ditching her mechanic overalls and moving to NYC.

Spencer would rather be spending the holidays in the Bahamas, but his famous holiday pajamas have failed for a second year in a row. To overcome his creative block, he’s heading back to his hometown. But so far, the only thing that’s inspired him is the woman who saved him from a snowbank.

As a ploy to spend more time with Charlie, Spenser offers to tackle her to do list in exchange for her designing his pajamas. But can this partnership last past Christmas?

The Book Girls Say…

The brand new 2023 Hallmark movie adaptation, Christmas by Design, is scheduled to air on November 5, 8, 17, and 26, and December 6, 13, and 25. Check local listings for exact times. You can also stream the movie anytime via Amazon Prime.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas book cover

Book Summary

Newly divorced Noelle has never met her next-door neighbor, but she knows that he’s a grinch! And he seems determined to ruin her first Christmas as a single mom. He’s always leaving her nasty notes about her son playing in the hallway, and he even forced the doorman to get rid of the beautiful Christmas tree in the lobby.

There are also a couple of things that Noelle doesn’t know about her neighbor. For one, he’s not the old man she envisions him to be. And second, he’s going to be her date on Saturday night.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, Noel Next Door, is scheduled to air on November 8, 18, and 24. Check local listings for exact times. You can also stream the movie anytime via Amazon Prime.

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Long Lost Christmas book cover

Book Summary

Interior designer Hayley hopes to reunite her mother with her long-lost brother. She travels to Montana and hides her true identity from her uncle in order to get closer to him and his family. Things get further complicated when Hayley finds herself falling for her uncle’s business partner, architect and builder Blake Dennison. Blake is attracted to Hayley as well, but he’s also suspicious.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, Long Lost Christmas, is scheduled to air on November 4, 11, 15, and 26. Check local listings for exact times. You can also stream the movie anytime via Amazon Prime.

Book Summary

Megan loves the past and works as a tour guide at a historic mansion. She tells visitors about the original owner, Charles Whitley, who was an inventor and businessman in the early 1900s before he disappeared.

Charles was always intrigued by the future, but never expected a clock he bought on his travels to transport him to the 21st century. When he arrives, he’s shocked to find his home decorated for the holidays and filled with strangers.

Charles is determined to find a way back to his own era, but first, Megan will introduce him to smartphones, pizza, and modern holiday traditions.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, A Timeless Christmas, is scheduled to air on November 10, 19, and 28. Check local listings for exact times. You can also stream the movie anytime via Amazon Prime.

Countdown to Christmas book cover

Book Summary

This book is different from the novels on the list, but we couldn’t resist sharing it with you. It includes over 50 holiday recipes by Hallmark Christmas movie stars, but that’s just the beginning. You’ll also get gift-wrapping ideas AND a guide to hosting a fun watch party with your friends.

It would be a really fun gift for a Christmas movie lover in your life (or yourself!)

The Book Girls Say…

The book was updated to a new edition in 2022, but if you own the prior version, it hasn’t changed extensively.

Time for Me to Come Home book cover

Book Summary

Thirty-five-year-old Heath has made the big-time as a country music star, including headlining a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden on December 23rd.

As soon as the show is over, he realizes that the place he really wants to spend the holiday is home in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. But flight delays and inclement weather are making that challenging. Heath will have to team up with an unexpected travel companion if he wants to be home in time to open presents.

Blake Shelton and his mom first recorded a song based on their holiday memories, and then she turned the song into a novel. Blake later co-produced the Hallmark movie adaptation, which has numerous sequels. 

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas, is scheduled to air on November 3, 10, 15, 25, and 30. Check local listings for exact times. You can also stream the movie anytime via Amazon Prime.

Boyfriends of Christmas Past book cover

Book Summary

Emma Wallace is a digital designer who has always lived by the work-before-play mantra. This year, though, she’s promised her every-patient boyfriend that this year she’ll spend Christmas with him, rather than in the office.

But that was before she learned that she had a chance at winning the account for a huge corporate rebranding. As Christmas Eve draws near with her deadline still looming, Emma debates on breaking her promise and jeopardizing her relationship with Sam.

She is visited by three boyfriend “ghosts” of Christmases past, who come bearing the gift of hindsight.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, Boyfriends of Christmas Past, is scheduled to air on November 21. Check local listings for exact times. You can also stream the movie anytime via Amazon Prime.

A Mrs. Miracle Christmas book cover

Book Summary

This is a follow-up to two other Hallmark movies based on Debbie Macomber books: Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle.

In this story, Laurel and her husband have been praying for a baby. They have also moved in with her beloved grandmother, Helen, who’s having trouble taking care of herself. But when Laurel contacts a local home-care organization, there are no caregivers available until Mrs. Miracle arrives at the door, offering the family the help they need.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, A Mrs. Miracle Christmas, is scheduled to air on November 8, 15, and 30. Check local listings for exact times. You can also stream the movie anytime via Amazon Prime.

Jingle Bell Bride book cover

Book Summary

Jessica is a NY wedding planner who is used to going the extra mile to make her clients’ dreams come true, but this year she’s going MANY extra miles to fulfill a famous client’s wish for the famed Jingle Bell flower from Alaska. But when Jessica gets stranded in the last frontier, she upends the life of Matt, a widowed botanist who also works at the local reindeer farm.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, Jingle Bell Bride, is scheduled to air on November 6 and 21. Check local listings for exact times. You can also stream the movie anytime via Amazon Prime.

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Sliegh Bell Sweethearts book cover

Book Summary

Zoey is a charter pilot who inherits a struggling reindeer farm and three dozen unruly reindeer. The farm also includes Alec, the resident ranch hand with a troubled past. In order to succeed, she’ll have to trust him with the farm, and maybe even with her heart.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, Northern Lights of Christmas, is scheduled to air on November 3, 13, and 22. Check local listings for exact times.

Book Summary

Joy is a successful market researcher in DC, but when her aunt takes a fall that lands her in a rehab center for the holidays, Joy heads home to take care of the family farm, even though the leave of absence may cost her a big promotion. In addition to taking on the farm, Joy also finds that she has to contend with her former crush, Ben – who always helps Ruby with the annual Christmas Home Tour. And then there’s Molly, the little girl who shows up at the farm unexpectedly.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, Christmas Joy, is scheduled to air on December 18. Check local listings for exact times.

Coming Home for Christmas book cover

Book Summary

Allie is thrilled when she lands a job planning the Christmas gala festivities for the Ashford Estate, but dealing with the family is a whole other matter. Robert is cold and plans to sell the estate. His brother Kip, won’t stop flirting with Allie. Their sister, Sloane, arrives home amid a divorce. And the grandma, Pippa, just grumbles at everyone from her mobility scooter. If it’s going to be the last holiday for the family at the Ashford Estate, Allie is determined to make it a happy one no matter how hard they fight her on it.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, Coming Home for Christmas is scheduled to air on November 8, 29, and December 19. Check local listings for exact times.

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Chrismtas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses book cover

Book Summary

 Single mother, Abbey Fuller, had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold, but now she’s been offered a chance to decorate a the huge Sinclair mansion for the holidays. She worries she might be in over her head with the design job, but when she meets the handsome owner, Nicholas Sinclair, she knows she’s in real trouble.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses, is scheduled to air on November 7 and 23, and December 4 and 20. Check local listings for exact times.

Bramble House Christmas book cover

Book Summary

Finn Conrad wants to figure out why his late father left $50,000 to his nurse, whom he’d only known for a short six weeks. He travels to Bramble House Bed & Breakfast in Montana in search of answers.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, A Bramble House Christmas, is scheduled to air on November 7 and 23, and December 4 and 20. Check local listings for exact times.

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A December Bride book cover

Book Summary

Layla is dreading her cousin’s Christmas wedding because the groom is her ex-fiance. Seth, the ex’s best friend, convinces Layla to be his date to the wedding, and then proceeds to announce that he and Layla are engaged (they’re not!). But the news of Layla and Seth’s (fake) impending nuptials isn’t all bad, because it convinces a client that Layla might just be high-society enough to work for him, which could put her home-staging business on the map. But does Seth have other motives?

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, A December Bride, is scheduled to air on November 7. Check local listings for exact times.

A Family Under the Christmas Tree book cover

Book Summary

David doesn’t know much about kids, and when his brother unexpectedly dies, he is unprepared to gain custody of his grieving nephew. Sophie is a world-traveling, fashion photographer spending Christmas with her grandmother and her dog before heading off on her next assignment. When the boy and the dog become fast friends at the park, David and Sophie unite as well.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, Picture a Perfect Christmas, is scheduled to air on November 6 and 25, and December 7, 19, and 29. Check local listings for exact times.

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A Christmas Bride book cover

Book Summary

Willow returns home for the first time in years to fulfill the wishes of her recently deceased best friend. Widower David is grumpy about the Christmas season, but a kiss under the mistletoe and the magic of the holiday season gives him hope for more.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas, is scheduled to air on November 2, 12, 20, and 29, and December 5, 16, and 24. Check local listings for exact times.

A Mistletoe Promise book cover

Book Summary

Three years ago, Elise’s husband cheated on her with her best friend. Their divorce left her distrustful. So you can imagine her reaction when a stranger approaches her in the mall food court with the proposition that they pretend to be a couple for the eight weeks leading up to Christmas Eve. A contract with clear rules makes Elise feel more comfortable: (1) No probing personal questions; (2) no drama; (3) no telling anyone the truth; (4) the contract is void on Christmas day.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, The Mistletoe Promise, is scheduled to air on November 19 and December 16. Check local listings for exact times.

Book Summary

This is the third book in the popular Mistletoe Collection series. A recently heartbroken woman takes to a blog to autonomously share her feelings under the handle LBH. Across the country, Alex is reading the blog posts and begins following a trail of clues to find LBH. He makes his way to her hometown just after Thanksgiving, but while searching for LBH, he begins to fall for Aria, a waitress at the Mistletoe Diner.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, The Mistletoe Promise, is scheduled to air on November 6, 22, and December 26. Check local listings for exact times.

Book Summary

Event planner Eve Canaday and her secret crush, Dr. Ben Tyler, are unexpectedly drafted to help a little girl fulfill her late mother’s wish—a magical Christmas to create some happy memories. Eve sees this opportunity as a sign; Ben, as a glitch in his plan to leave Marietta behind for good.

This book was originally published under the title The Christmas Wish.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, The Mistletoe Promise, is scheduled to air on November 5, 14, 23, and 28, and December 10, 18, and 30. Check local listings for exact times.

The Christmas Club book cover

Book Summary

It’s 1952, and Verna is ready for a great Christmas season. But as she’s leaving the bank, a strong wind blows her Christmas Club money out of her hands and through the streets of busy downtown Cleveland. Strangers come to her aid and set in motion an unexpected turn of events.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, The Christmas Club, is scheduled to air on November 13 and December 21. Check local listings for exact times.

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The Christmas Town book cover

Book Summary

Twenty-year-old Lauren spent her childhood in foster homes and still hasn’t found a place to truly call home. When she witnesses a car accident, she finds herself pulled into life in a small town – first as a witness, then as a volunteer for the annual holiday fundraiser for a center for single mothers.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, Christmas Town, is scheduled to air on November 9 and 13, and December 10, 21, and 30. Check local listings for exact times.

The Christmas Cottage book cover

Book Summary

Lacy’s heard the legend of the Christmas Cottage – that any couple that spends the night will find everlasting love – but she doesn’t buy it. She doesn’t believe in happily ever after, but her best friend does, and she’s the one who is getting married – so it’s Lacy’s job to make sure the cottage is perfect for the newlyweds. But when she gets snowed in with the best man, all bets are off.

The Book Girls Say…

In 2023, the Hallmark movie adaptation, The Christmas Cottage, is scheduled to air on November 3, 14, 30, and December 12. Check local listings for exact times.

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Our free four-prompt mini-reading challenge is perfect for anyone who enjoys reading seasonally. Each prompt comes with a list of recommended books for you to choose from, making it a fun and easy way to enhance your Christmas reading.

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