25 Romantic Christmas Audiobooks to Listen to during the Holidays

Romantic Christmas audiobooks are a wonderful escape from any real-world stress and perfect to get in the mood for the holidays!

If you want something fun to listen to while wrapping gifts, baking cookies, or putting up decorations, the Christmas audiobooks below will definitely keep you wonderfully entertained.

Whether you want to hear about families coming together, want to hear how the magic of Christmas helps two people admit their feelings to one another, or want to score the perfect eggnog recipe with your fictional trip to Cape Cod, you will find something for every mood here!

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A Very Merry Bromance

A Very Merry Bromance audiobook cover showing the back of a white man holding a romance novel behind his back, looking at a white woman decorating a christmas tree

Lyssa Kay Adams (Author), Andrew Eiden (Narrator)
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‘Tis the season for a Bromance Book Club matchmaking mission! This time, they’re pulling out the mistletoe for everyone’s favorite country music star, Colton, and his second chance at love.

As we have come to expect from the Bromance Book Club series, there is a meta level here. The novel inside the novel is your typical Hallmark trope with a Christmas-hating heroine having to come back to her hometown and meeting a gruff and upstanding guy.

In the actual novel, we also have a Christmas-hating heroine and a hero who means well but doesn’t always do well. Andrew Eiden did an absolutely captivating, perfect narration, and this is a truly enjoyable, entertaining story!

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Season of Love

Season of Love audiobook cover showing a smaller woman with long curly brown hair and a tall strong woman in suspenders holding each other in front of a christmas tree

Helena Greer (Author), Barrie Kreinik (Narrator), Emily Lawrence (Narrator)
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Miriam Blum has no choice but to face the past she thought she’d left behind when she inherits her great-aunt’s Christmas tree farm in this witty, glittering, heart-filled romcom

A queer, Jewish, Hallmark-y Christmas Romance? Yes, please! After the death of her eccentric great-aunt, Miriam is forced to face her family and the past that she had left behind many years ago. Back in the house that holds so many memories, Miriam meets Noelle, the very butch, very grumpy, and very attractive manager of the farm.

Emily Lawrence and Barrie Kreinik truly brought these two women to life and filled their special love story with so much emotion!

Just Like Magic

Just Like Magic audiobook cover showing cartoon art of a golden couple iceskating

Sarah Hogle (Author), Tavia Gilbert (Narrator)
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The holidays were never her thing, until she accidentally conjures the Holiday Spirit…before her very eyes.

Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle is one of the most unexpected Christmas audiobooks you can find! It’s so absurd but in a cute and very entertaining way.

Bettie is a canceled Social Media influencer. When she accidentally conjures a holiday spirit on Christmas, he appears in the body of a hot dude, and tells her that he will fulfill all her wishes until she feels the Christmas cheer. And Bettie is out to take revenge on anyone who has ever wronged her!

I found this book so fun! It’s definitely different from other Christmas Romance books you might have read. And in all its ridiculousness, it manages to be so wholesome and sweet and romantic. So enjoyable and wonderfully narrated by Tavia Gilbert!

Kiss Her Once For Me

Kiss Her Once for Me audiobook cover is a comic illustration of two people sitting at night in front of a window talking and drinking coffee

Alison Cochrun (Author), Natalie Naudus (Narrator)
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The author of the “swoon-worthy debut” (Harper’s Bazaar) The Charm Offensive returns with a festive romantic comedy about a woman who fakes an engagement with her landlord…only to fall for his sister.

Ooh, what a beautiful book! Kiss Her Once For Me is one of my favorite Christmas audiobooks but it works at any time really.

Ellie’s life is a mess, all of Ellie is a mess really. And she is still very hung up on the one night stand she had a year ago. But she knows that she has to move on and when the very hot landlord of the building she works in offers her a marriage of convenience, she goes for it. Things get more than a little complicated when it turns out that his family is absolutely lovable and exactly the kind of people Ellie had missed in her life, and that his sister is her very memorable one night stand.

This isn’t a love triangle story though, it’s a love trapezoid! And while Ellie does have a lot of worries about her life, this is not a super angsty book. Natalie Naudus brought all the emotions to life beautifully and I loved the diverse and charming cast of this story!

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How to Excavate a Heart

How to Excavate a Heart audiobook cover is a beautiful drawing of two young women walking next to each other through a snowy street with a small dog on a leash

Jake Maia Arlow (Author), Hope Newhouse (Narrator)
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Stonewall Honor author Jake Maia Arlow delivers a sapphic Jewish twist on the classic Christmas rom-com in a listen perfect for fans of Kelly Quindlen and Casey McQuiston.

How to Excavate a Heart is an absolutely charming queer Young Adult Holiday Romance about two girls trying to come to terms with their sexuality. This is a very tender and soft love story.

Shani is Jewish and convinces her mom that she doesn’t want to spend the Christmas holidays with her but go to New York in preparation for her internship at a museum. On the way, they literally crash into May, with their car. And when Shani and May’s paths cross again… well, May isn’t impressed at first. But the two build up such a sweet friendship and it gave me all the warm and fuzzies when it turned into more! Hope Newhouse did a wonderful narration of this adorable Christmas audiobook.

The Holiday Trap

The Holiday Trap audiobook cover shows cartoon drawings of two women standing together next to a lighthouse and two man with two dogs on leashes

Roan Parrish (Author), Natalie Duke (Narrator), Pete Cross (Narrator), Hillary Huber (Narrator)
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Swap homes for the holidays. For one perfect month, Greta and Truman will have a chance to experience a whole new world…and maybe fall in love with the partner of their dreams

The Holiday Trap is a queer take on The Holiday movie and does wonderful things with the “swapping lives” trope. The audiobook production is particularly well done with three different voices who even take turns for text message exchanges!

Both Truman and Ash’s storyline as well as Greta and Claris’ are heartachingly sweet. This book feels sprawling due to being set in two very different locations and experiencing these places through the eyes of Truman and Greta who try to leave their baggage behind and explore their chances of a different life.

You’re a Mean One, Matthew Prince

You're a Mean One Matthew Prince audiobook cover has two cartoon characters, one building a snowman, the other holding a snowball

Timothy Janovsky (Author), Mark Sanderlin (Narrator)
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Matthew Prince is young, rich, and thoroughly spoiled. So what if his parents barely remember he exists and the press is totally obsessed with him? He’s on top of the world. But one major PR misstep later, he’s cut off and shipped away to spend the holidays in his grandparents’ charming small-town hellscape.

You’re a Mean One Matthew Prince is absolutely delightful! Matthew might have expensive tastes but he’s such a sweet guy and actually not the brat I expected him to be after reading the blurb. He is simply looking for connection and a little bit of happiness.

It’s so wonderful to listen to how Matthew and Hector go from enemies to a careful friendship to more. It’s so easy to fall in love with both of these guys! They are just so utterly lovable and Mark Sanderlin is simply the perfect voice for Matthew!

Christmas in Rose Bend

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Naima Simone (Author), Mari (Narrator)
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The holidays have never been her thing. But Christmas in Rose Bend has more than one surprise in store…. Grieving ER nurse Nessa Hunt is on a road trip with her sullen teen half-sister, Ivy, and still reeling from her mother’s deathbed confession: Nessa’s dad wasn’t really her dad. Seeking answers, they arrive in Rose Bend to find a small town teeming with the kind of Christmas cheer Nessa usually avoids. But then she meets the innkeeper’s ruggedly sexy son, Wolfgang Dennison.

If you only listen to one Christmas Romance book this year, make it Christmas in Rose Bend! Set in a small town that celebrates this holiday with many fun events throughout the month of December, Naima Simone’s novel is a wonderful, heartwarming story about building a family with people you love and people you belong with. The audiobook is narrated by Mari who is a pleasure to listen to!

The Holiday Swap

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Maggie Knox (Author), Stephanie Cannon (Narrator)
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The international best seller — A feel-good, holiday rom com about identical twins who swap lives 12 days before Christmas — perfect for fans of Christina Lauren’s In a Holidaze and Josie Silver’s One Day in December.
All they want for Christmas is a different life.

The classic trope of twins switching places might sound silly, but it is so wonderfully done in this Christmas Romance book, I was utterly captivated!

Charlie has a baking show in LA, Cass runs the family’s bakery in their hometown. After an accident, Charlie asks them to swap places – lives – and Cass uses the chance to get away from the rut. It kind of complicates things when both fall for a man in the other sister’s life. This is such an enjoyable, emotional, feel-good Christmas audiobook and Stephanie Cannon did a wonderful narration!

The Geek Who Saved Christmas

The Geek who saved Christmas

Annabeth Albert (Author), Tim Paige (Narrator)
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His grumpy neighbor needs some holiday sunshine… Gideon loves organizing holiday celebrations and decorations in his neighborhood. But his neighbor Paul prefers to be a grinch. Until Paul needs a Christmas miracle. Fortunately, Gideon is there to help!

Annabeth Albert’s new book is such a wholesome MM Christmas Romance! Gideon and Paul are the perfect grumpy/sunshine couple and absolutely adorable together. I loved their interaction, their neighborhood community, and their relationship.

A true feel-good Romance with lots of festive spirit and love! Tim Paige brought these two to life so well and I would have loved to be there for this Christmas celebration!

Her Pretend Christmas Date

Her Pretend Christmas Date

Jackie Lau (Author), Emily Woo Zeller (Narrator)
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After being set up on a blind date by a friend, Julie knows that Tom is the last man she’d be interested in. So proper and boring! Exactly the type of man her parents would love. So, she might have invented a few stories about him to keep her mom at bay. She didn’t expect he would actually agree to fake-date her for Christmas though!

I adored Her Pretend Christmas Date! And even Julie’s family who meant well, but didn’t always do well by her. Christmas at the Tam house is so much fun with Julie’s hilarious mom!

Tom and Julie fight their mutual attraction to the absolute last, but it’s so romantic – not to mention sizzling hot. Emily Woo Zeller’s narration is everything you would expect from this outstanding audiobook narrator!

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Just for the Holidays

Christmas Ro,mance books 2021: Just for the Holidays

Adriana Herrera (Author), Lola James (Narrator)
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Being snowbound at Christmas leads to holiday sparks in this Sambrano Studios novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Adriana Herrera.
She’s snowed in at Christmas… with a man she must resist!

Perla and Gael used to be a couple in college. Now she wants to hire him for a job. They get snowed in and on top of that, he asks her to put on a show for his ill mom so she’d think they’re happily back together. Well, that’s quite a lot for the holidays, isn’t it?

I adore this Christmas Romance novella by Adriana Herrera and it is so well narrated by Lola James!

Merry Measure

Merry Measure

Lily Morton (Author, Publisher), Joel Leslie (Narrator)
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Things look like they’re starting to change when Arlo finds himself sharing a room with Jack while on holiday in Amsterdam at Christmas. Will the festive spirit finally move them towards each other, or is Arlo just banging his head against a wall this time?

Fancy a trip to wintery Amsterdam? Arlo travels to the city to spend the holidays there with his brother and their group of friends. And Arlo’s teenage crush, his brother’s best friend Jack, is there as well! But there is some trouble with Jack’s room and Arlo doesn’t quite mind offering to share his room… and the one bed.

The author and narrator team of Lily Morton and Joel Leslie once again give us an utterly delightful, sexy, heartwarming M/M Romance that I can only recommend to you all!

An Eggnog to Die For

Christmas Cozy Mystery: An Eggnog to Die for

Amy Pershing (Author), Patti Murin (Narrator)
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Christmas is coming to Cape Cod, but when Sam Barnes finds a very dead Santa in a very hip restaurant, it’s up to her to sift out suspects who have been naughty vs. nice….

Well, a dead Santa might not be everyone’s idea of a festive Christmas audiobook but this Cozy Mystery is absolutely delightful if you want to mix things up a bit.

The storyline between Sam and her boyfriend is utterly romantic, the food sounds mouthwatering, and a lot of people have a lot of intriguing secrets. Just as it should be for a perfect Cozy Mystery Christmas audiobook!

Happily Letter After

Happily Letter After

Vi Keeland (Author), Penelope Ward (Author), Andi Arndt (Narrator), Sebastian York (Narrator)
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From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a love story about taking chances and the surprises that come with them.
My love story all started with a letter. Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter. A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for.

Birdie writes a letter to Santa asking for things for her dad who struggles since the death of his wife 4 years earlier. The letter lands on the desk of a woman who is so touched that she makes Birdie’s wishes happen for real. So, more letters follow.

Birdie read by Andi Arndt is the absolute sweetest thing you can imagine! I loved this audiobook so very much and even though it doesn’t have the typical Holiday Romance books cover, it’s a perfect choice as a Christmas audiobook.

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A Princess For Christmas

A Princess for Christmas

Jenny Holiday (Author), Charlotte North (Narrator)
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From USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday comes a modern fairy tale just in time for Christmas about a tough New Yorker from the other side of the tracks who falls for a princess from the other side of the world.

This adorable Christmas Romance book has many parallels to Hallmark movies… and pokes quite a bit of fun at it itself. A Princess for Christmas is a beautiful and romantic story and sizzling hot!

This is one of my most favorite Christmas Romance books and Charlotte North brought it to life so well!

Duke, Actually

Duke Actually

Jenny Holiday (Author), Stacy Gonzalez (Narrator)
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Maximillian von Hansburg, baron of Laudon and heir to the duke of Aquilla, is not having a merry Christmas. He’s been dumped by a princess, he’s unemployed, and his domineering father has sent him to New York to meet a prospective bride he has no interest in. In the city, he meets Dani Martinez, a smart (and gorgeous) professor he’s determined to befriend before their best friends marry in the Eldovian wedding of the century.

Max and Dani are both very set on not wanting a relationship, like, ever. But they find that they actually get along really well and between texting, phone calls, and being each other’s +1 for important events, they become very good friends. Just that, of course. Since love is not for either of them!

I love Jenny Holiday’s stories and characters and Duke, Actually is so much fun! It’s even better if you listen to it after A Princess for Christmas.

Wrapped Up in You

Talia Hibbert Christmas Romance: Wrapped Up in You

Talia Hibbert (Author), Selina Scott-Bennin (Narrator), Philip Battley (Narrator)
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From USA Today bestselling author Talia Hibbert comes a festive love story perfect for fans of Sally Thorne, Kate Clayborn, and The Brown Sisters trilogy. William Reid is nothing special, except for his billion-dollar acting career and his, you know, face. (Apparently, it’s a good one.) Winning ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ was nice, but this Christmas, he has more important goals in mind… like finally winning over his lifelong crush (and best friend’s twin sister), the super-smart and kinda-scary Abbie Farrell.

Talia Hibbert has released a Kobo exclusive Christmas Romance novella that’s really worth getting! Wrapped Up in You has the typical Talia Hibbert humor and charm. You need this grumpy heroine and adorable himbo hero in your life! William is definitely my favorite book boyfriend on this list of Christmas audiobooks!

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A Holiday by Gaslight

Christmas audiobooks: A Holiday by Gaslight

Mimi Matthews (Author), Alex Wyndham (Narrator)
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Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent…

A Holiday by Gaslight is a sweet historical Romance novella with a beautiful atmosphere! I love the story and the narration by Alex Wyndham. With the relatively short length, it is the perfect audiobook to listen to while doing your Christmas decorations. But it’s worth a listen whatever you are doing.

The Christmas Pact

Christmas Audiobooks on Audible Plus: The Christmas Pact

Vi Keeland (Author), Penelope Ward (Author), Andi Arndt (Narrator), Sebastian York (Narrator)
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Eggnog. Check. Roaring fire. Check. Hot romance book. Check! Riley Kennedy’s emails keep getting crossed with her male colleague, Kennedy Riley. The infuriating man forwards them along with his annoying commentary and unsolicited advice. At least she never has to see him in person, since they work in different locations…until they come face to face at the office holiday party.

The Christmas Pact is a super fun, entertaining Romantic Comedy novella for a quick escape from any holiday stress! And the unexpectedly sensitive hero will most definitely make you swoon…

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Mistletoe and Mr. Right

The Best Christmas Romance books: Mistletoe and Mr. Right

Sarah Morgenthaler (Author), Elise Arsenault (Narrator)
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Lana Montgomery is everything the quirky small town of Moose Springs, Alaska can’t stand: a rich socialite with dreams of changing things for the better. But Lana’s determined to prove that she belongs…even if it means trading her stilettos for snow boots and tracking one of the town’s hairiest Christmas mysteries: the Santa Moose, an antlered Grinch hell-bent on destroying every bit of holiday cheer (and tinsel) it can sink its teeth into.

While most of us can only dream of seeing snow on Christmas, a trip to Alaska would surely take care of that. Mistletoe and Mr. Right is a great take on the Hallmark recipe of the successful businesswoman meeting a small-town guy… and a moose. This is a super entertaining, very charming Christmas Romance book with an awesome ending!

In a Holidaze

In a Holidaze

Christina Lauren (Author), Patti Murin (Narrator)
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One Christmas wish, two brothers, and a lifetime of hope are on the line for hapless Maelyn Jones in In a Holidaze, the quintessential holiday romantic novel by Christina Lauren, the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners.

Did you love the Palm Springs movie? And Groundhog Day? Then you’ll love In a Holidaze just as much as I did! It’s a very cute, fun, slightly macabre Christmas Romance novel about a young woman who has to relive the Christmas vacation with her friends and family over and over… until she gets it right. This is definitely among the must-read Christmas Romance books!

Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist

Nick and Noel's Christmas Playlist

Codi Hall (Author), Brooke Bloomingdale (Narrator), Edward Thomas (Narrator)
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Press play on happily ever after in this charming, heartfelt holiday rom-com. Nick Winters and Noel Carter have known each other their whole lives. After years of shared family holidays, working together on the Winters’ Christmas tree farm, and being each other’s safe haven, they wouldn’t dream of crossing the line from friends to something more….

Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist was an unexpected hit for me! The magic of this Friends to Lovers Christmas Romance is in the utterly lovable main characters. You can’t help but root for them! This is also a really fun audiobook production with Brooke Bloomingdale and Edward Thomas narrating.

A Christmas Date

Christmas Romance books: A Christmas Date

Camilla Isley (Author), Tami Raistrick (Narrator)
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No one wants to be single at the holidays. Even Little Miss Grinch, Nikki, a successful and independent woman, must face her bachelorette status at the most horrible time of the year. December is her personal version of holly-jolly hell: a merry torture made of couples kissing at every corner, forced vacation days, and an inescapable family reunion.

Do you share my love for the fake relationship theme? Then A Christmas Date is the Christmas Romance book for you! And really, a fake relationship for Christmas makes perfect sense to keep nosy family members at bay. Nikki is a grumpy heroine who goes from Grinch to Christmas Spirit and you really just have to root for her! She’s the type of character we often see in male protagonists – seemingly hard on the outside, but very soft and actually heartbroken on the inside. I loved her and this book!

Hold Me Closer, Toni Danzig

Hold Me Closer Toni Danzig

Laura Henry (Author), Suehyla El-Attar (Narrator), Lori Prince (Narrator)
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Toni has admired Audrey from afar for a long time. After a one-night stand, Toni runs into Audrey the next day in her family’s company. Now the two have to figure out their feelings for one another or spend a very awkward Christmas with Toni’s family!

Hold Me Closer, Toni Danzig is a fun Christmas Romance novella perfect for fans of the one-night stand Romance theme! Toni has had a crush on Audrey for so long and when she gets a second chance at wooing the woman, she tries her best to make Audrey give her – and them – a real chance.

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1 thought on “25 Romantic Christmas Audiobooks to Listen to during the Holidays”

  1. I don’t read much holiday romance, but 10 blind dates & a season for second chances were some I loved! Few of those are already on my list but definately gonna add christmas in Rose bend- sounds absolutely wonderful!

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