There is so much that I have come to love about those Christmas reads and especially around this time of year I just can’t get enough of them. In fact I don’t read them just around this time of year….I like to read them year round because every one of them is sweet and romantic and unique. What I love most about them is seeing the mix of Christmas Spirit and a romance together because I feel like they just seem to fit just right!! I love seeing the various Christmas traditions that are revealed and shown. There is a variety of settings but my personal favorite is historical because some of my favorite traditions to see is the ones set in the various time periods such as : The Yule Log, Candle Lit Dinners (which when I was little we had when celebrating Christmas with my grandparents and was so much better than standard electricity), Family Bonfire, plum pudding, and mistletoe hung in every doorway, and Eggnog (although back then it was made mostly of rum).
Then we have the modern traditions which tend to vary from family to family but what I enjoy seeing is the way authors portray Christmas in romances and when its Contemporary you see their traditions put into those stories. My favorite Contemporary author who does this is Lori Wilde who introduces us to a series with small town romances as well as Emma Cane. Both do sweet small town themes with great Christmas cheer who make me eager to go out caroling or decorating my whole house with garland and lights and candles and listen to Christmas music all day long!!
What is most attractive about these stories, what really draws us into them is seeing these Christmas themes come alive and seeing two people who care about each other spend this special holiday together and it can create a close intimacy as well. But another fun aspect is when its in the middle or end of a series and we see all of our favorite characters from this series come together for Christmas and get to revisit with them and see them after they got their HEA or HFN. This can happen in a variety of ways. What I love about these type of Christmas stories is how warm and cozy they feel while reading that makes you want to get a warm fleece blanket and a cup of hot cocoa next a fireplace. There are some festive and unique ways that each author writes these holiday stories that can be addictive and heartwarming!!
My Christmas Favorites:
Questions For My Readers:
Why Do You Love Christmas Romances? Is there a certain aspect you love about them?
What Are Your Top Favorite Christmas Reads?? I would love to know so I can check them out and maybe see if we have any in common.