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Best New Christmas Fiction Books of the Holiday Season

best new Christmas fiction books this year

It’s that time of year! Time for the new Christmas fiction, Christmas novels, and other new books with a Christmas theme to read during the holiday season this year. We’ve rounded up the best new releases, all of which will be available before the end of October this year.

the best new Christmas fiction this holiday season

If you’re been waiting all year for the new Christmas novels, your time is now! This fall sees a sleigh full of new novels, all with a Christmas theme.

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Whether you’re heading to New York City to see the lights and shows, or to London for some shopping; or maybe to Nantucket for the Christmas Stroll, or off to Europe for the Christmas Markets, or just curling up at home, these will be great companions.

Here’s our roundup of the best new hardcover Christmas fiction for 2019. These 17 new books are sure to bring the spirit of the season home. They’d also be great gifts for friends and family who love the holidays as much as we do.

the best new Christmas books 2019


A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber. The McCullough family could use some good news – the young married couple is hoping for a child, and the family matriarch is having trouble taking care of herself. Enter Mrs. Miracle, caregiver extraordinaire. As Christmas approaches, there appears to be even more to Mrs. Miracle than meets the eye. With a touch of the author’s signature seasonal magic, each family member experiences a heavenly holiday – Publication date: October 1, 2019.


The Christmas Boutique by Jennifer Chiaverini. Just weeks before Christmas, severe wintry weather damages the church hall hosting the Christmas Boutique—an annual sale of handcrafted gifts and baked goods that supports the county food pantry. Determined to save the fundraiser, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson offers to hold the event at Elm Creek Manor, her ancestral family estate and summertime home to Elm Creek Quilt Camp. But while the Elm Creek Quilters work tirelessly to make sure the Christmas Boutique happens, it may take a holiday miracle or two to make it the smashing success they want it to be – Publication date: October 1, 2019.


White Christmas Wedding by Celeste Winters. Returning home to her family’s farm in the Midwest for her Christmas wedding was never Beth’s plan. But it’s the only way her beloved grandmother will be able to attend. Then her fiancé’s family unexpectedly announces that they want her to sign a pre-nup. Meanwhile, Beth’s childhood friend, Jen has dreamed of being a wedding planner. But a caterer who’s MIA and a blizzard make her feel that she’s in way over her head.  And wedding guest Sylvia, a native New Yorker, is wondering how long she can survive in a town that doesn’t even have a Starbucks when unexpected sparks fly with Winston, a gruff local tree surgeon. Still dreaming of white Christmas, everyone? – Publication date: October 1, 2019.

best new Christmas fiction books this year

The new Christmas fiction books of 2019.


Build Your Own Christmas Movie Romance: Pick Your Plot, Meet Your Man, and Create the Holiday Love Story of a Lifetime by Riane Konc. Slip on your favorite Christmas sweater, cozy up to a crackling fire, sip some spiced eggnog, and prepare to experience the ultimate holiday love story. But instead of watching it on cable, open this book and put yourself in the director’s chair. – Publication date: October 22, 2019.


Dachshund Through the Snow by David Rosenfelt. Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife, Laurie, have started a new Christmas tradition. Their local pet store has a Christmas tree, where instead of ornaments there are wishes from those in need. One poignant wish leads Andy to a child named Danny, whose selfless plea strikes a chord. He wants nothing for himself; instead his wishes are a coat for his mother, a sweater for his dachshund, Murphy, and for the safe return of his missing father – Publication date: October 1, 2019.


25 Days ’Til Christmas by Poppy Alexander. Kate used to love Christmas. But that was before her husband left for the army and never came home. Now she can hardly stand December at all. She knows that her son, Jack, needs a Christmas to remember—just like Kate needs a miracle to help her finally move forward with her life. So she’s decided if there isn’t a miracle on its way, she’ll just have to make her own – Publication date: October 8, 2019.

best new Christmas fiction books this year

The new Christmas fiction books of 2019.


We Met in December by Rosie Curtis. Spend a year in the life of a twenty-something British woman who falls hard for her London flat mate. On her first night in her new home in a Notting Hill house-share, Jess meets Alex at a Christmas dinner hosted by her landlord. He’s the guy sharing her floor, and she’s instantly smitten. But when she returns from a two-week holiday, Alex has a new girlfriend, who lives just upstairs – Publication date: November 5, 2019.


Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. Becky Brandon is hosting Christmas this year for the first time. What could possibly go wrong? Well, for starters, her sister demands a vegan turkey. Her husband insists that he just wants aftershave—again. And a small child demands a very specific picnic hamper. Toss in the surprise appearance of an old-boyfriend-turned-rock-star and his pushy new girlfriend, and it’s a recipe for Christmas chaos – Publication date: October 15, 2019.


Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan. In her comfy cottage nestled in the Derbyshire hills, Rosie Hopkins seems to have it all. Christmas is weeks away, the first snowfall of the season has arrived, her boyfriend is starting his new job, her quaint Sweetshop and Confectionery has been restored to its former glory. And she has a new puppy, named Mr. Dog. But when a devastating tragedy strikes at the heart of her close-knit town, her plans for a cozy Christmas are suddenly in danger of melting away – Publication date: October 15, 2019.

The new Christmas fiction books of 2019.


Finding Christmas by Karen Schaler. The writer of the Netflix film A Christmas Prince and Christmas Camp returns with a new story. When a young woman’s boyfriend’s hectic work schedule has him more “Bah Humbug” than “Ho, Ho, Ho,” she creates a holiday-themed scavenger hunt to help him find his Christmas spirit. At the end of the journey, he will arrive at the charming town of Christmas Point, where she’s planned a romantic weekend filled with holiday activities. But the plan backfires when a mix-up has the wrong guy following her clues. – Publication date: October 15, 2019.


Christmas in Vermont by Anita Hughes. In a pawn shop on Christmas Eve in Manhattan, Emma swaps the bracelet her ex-boyfriend gave her for a watch she once gave her college boyfriend, Fletcher. When her best friend learns that Fletcher is staying in Vermont at a romantic inn for the week, she gets Emma a job there. It’s looking like post-holiday magic until she sees Fletcher with his daughter and fiancée. Oh, and the innkeeper’s cash flow is drying up. It turns out that it will take a miracle to save both her heart and the inn – Publication date: October 15, 2019.


Let It Snow by Nancy Thayer. Christina is preparing for the holidays at her Nantucket toy shop, unpacking last-minute shipments and decorating for her loyal Christmas shoppers. But when her Scrooge of a landlord raises her rent, it’s looking impossible for her to continue doing business on the wharf. Nevertheless, she bonds with Wink, the landlord’s sweet, young granddaughter. And with the help of Wink’s uncle, who happens to be a charming and handsome bachelor, this may be the best Christmas any of them could have ever imagined.  – Publication date: October 15, 2019.

The new Christmas fiction books of 2019.


Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels. The final request of Joy’s late grandmother is that she to take over a bed and breakfast in North Carolina for six months. She’s reluctant to leave Denver to do it. But Heart and Soul is a charming inn, particularly at Christmas. The local rumor is that, during holiday season, guests can be reunited with the spirit of a loved one who’s passed on. Joy’s skeptical, yet she feels her beloved grandmother’s influence all around her – perhaps even indulging in a little matchmaking between Joy and a handsome estate attorney. – Publication date: September 24, 2019.


Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson. Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. After her rough childhood in multiple foster homes, the holiday season carries too many bad memories. But when she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal. Can a friendly stranger and his family help restore Krista’s Christmas spirit before the big day? – Publication date: September 3, 2019.


The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street by Karen White. Melanie should be anticipating Christmas with joy, along with her husband and twin toddlers. But ghosts connected to the ongoing excavation of a Revolutionary War-era cistern in the family’s backyard have invaded her life and her house—and at least one of them is definitely not filled with holiday cheer – Publication date: October 22, 2019.

The new Christmas fiction books of 2019.


A Christmas Gathering by Anne Perry. Newlyweds Lady Vespasia and Victor Narraway are spending Christmas at the country home of their close friends. But it’s not the holiday they hoped for. Unbeknownst to his new wife, one of the house guests, Iris, is carrying a sensitive package for Victor that will unmask a British traitor. While Victor plots his moves, he is reminded of a similar case from twenty years before. A young Frenchwoman also carried a clandestine message—one that resulted in her murder, unsolved to this day. Victor has always been tormented by his failure to protect her. Now he has to act quickly, before history repeats itself  – Publication date: November 5, 2019.


Noel Street (part of The Noel Collection) by Richard Paul Evans. The year is 1975. Elle Sheen—a single mother who is supporting herself and her six-year-old, African-America son, Dylan, as a waitress at the Noel Street Diner—isn’t sure what to make of William Smith when his appearance creates a stir in the small town of Mistletoe, Utah. As their lives unexpectedly entwine, Elle learns that William, a recently returned Vietnam POW, is not only fighting demons from his past, but may also have the answer to her own secret pain—a revelation that culminates in a remarkable act of love and forgiveness – Publication date: November 5, 2019.


Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory. The author of The Wedding Date and The Proposal returns with a new novel about a spontaneous holiday vacation. Vivian Forest happily tags along on her daughter Maddie’s work trip to England. She’s excited to spend the holidays taking in the sights in the UK. But she falls into an unexpected romance with a private secretary to the Royal Family. They’re completely fine with ending their holiday affair come New Year’s Day, right? – Publication date: October 1, 2019.

The new Christmas fiction books of 2019

The new Christmas fiction books of 2019.

the best new Christmas books 2019

That’s it! Our picks of the best new books with a Christmas theme this year. What’s at the top of your list? Happy holidays – and happy reading!

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