Booktube Talk | Christmas Book and Movie Recommendations

With Christmas season, and all the merriment surrounding it fast approaching, today I’m sharing a few recommendations. All of which will hopefully further put you in a festive mood; perhaps more so than the sparkly lights and pine smell already has.

I know, I post something like this every season either here or on booktube, or both. But it’s fun, plus there’s always new discoveries to gush and chat about, and share with you all. If you’re anything like me, you love talking about all these new discoveries and finds.

First we chat about a few festive Christmas stories you can easily snag on Kindle (because who doesn’t want to bring a book on that road trip?). I’ll confess, until the past couple of years, never – or very rarely, did I read any kind of seasonal story. There really isn’t a reason for this. It just didn’t seem to happen. Fortunately, I broke myself of that (bad) habit. Among these books, there are some favorites!

Further on down the page, I take this chance to fangirl (as if I need to do this on top of what I already do) over favorite Hallmark Christmas originals. Which ones have you liked this year?

Before moving forward, I will say, sure there will be some overlap (with the post and the latest on Finding Wonderland's booktube channel). But then, that’s just what happens when one fangirls over favorites.  

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BOOKS | 2017
A Cliché Christmas by Nicole Deese | I’ve still not read this pretty, but it sits on my shelf waiting for me to pick it up. Plus, I’ve heard amazing things. Amazon

Starring Christmas by Rachel McMillan and Allison Pittman | This is one I read and enjoyed last year. It’s a quick read sure to enchant those looking for a new Christmas read. Amazon

One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw | Sadly I have not read this novella, but it’s been making the rounds on Instagram. Because of its pretty cover, and the synopsis, I’ve zero doubt I’m going to 100% enjoy this novella. UPDATE: Read this novella, and it's delightful from beginning to end! Amazon
Enchanted: a Christmas Collection by Melissa Tagg | I am always going to mention Melissa’s novellas because they’re so lovely. Plus, her third novella in this collection, One Enchanted Noel just released. She also released a paperback bind up of all three which is gorgeous. Amazon

Books discussed in the Booktube Video | What Light by Jay Asher (Amazon); Miss Christmas by Gigi Garrett (Amazon); Wrapped in Red by Meghan Gorecki (Amazon); Christmas at Gate 18 by Amy Matayo; The Proposal by Becky Wade (Amazon
FILMS | 2017
A Bramble House Christmas (2017) | Based on a novel of the same name, this Hallmark Movies and Mysteries original is a picturesque drama. It sets up as a bittersweet tale, but during the journey, it becomes something of beauty.

Christmas with Holly (2012) | One of my “forever” favorites; love this one. It never grows tiresome, and I adore the cast and the chemistry between everyone. Amazon

Magical Christmas Ornaments (2017) | This is the most recent Hallmark original I've seen, and it's so sweet. Perhaps what I loved best is the way the romance forms. Watch for a review soon.

Films discussed in the Booktube video | A Christmas Prince; Enchanted Christmas; A Gift to Remember; Miss Christmas; and With Love, Christmas.

There are so many more films of a season nature that I enjoy, but one has to quit somewhere. Visit Finding Wonderland's 'Christmas page' to discover more favorites. What Christmas movies do you watch each year? Have you seen any of Hallmark’s 2017 originals!? Share your favorites and any Christmas reads you enjoy!! Comment down below with your thoughts.

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