YA Christmas Books: A Definitive List

YA Christmas Books: A Definitive List

YA/Teen Christmas books are perfect reads for the holiday season! I have created the ultimate YA Christmas books list that has a bit of everything. Hallmark movie fans will find sweet contemporaries, and those looking for a mystery or a book with a little more angst will find it all here. So, grab a cup of cocoa and find a perfect book to get you in the holiday spirit.

Young Adult Christmas Books

Last Update: August 26, 2023

YA Christmas Books

  1. Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

2. What Light by Jay Asher

3. Ex-Mas by Kate Brian

4. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn David and Levithan

5. The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

6. Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne

7. Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

8. Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne

9. Mistletoe: Four Holiday Stories by Hailey Abbott, Melissa de la Cruz, Aimee Friedman and Nina Makin

10. Sun-Kissed Christmas by Katherine Applegate


11. Winterspell by Claire Legrand


12. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories Edited by Stephanie Perkins

13. The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

14. Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher

15. Snow in Love by Claire Ray

16. Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell

17. Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark

18. Snow Queen by Emma Harrison

19. French Kissmas by Catherine Hapka

20. Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey

21. Hot Cocoa Hearts by Suzanne Nelson

22. Winter’s Kiss: The Ex Games; The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jennifer Echols & Catherine Hapka

23. My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff

24. All Wrapped Up (Geek Girl #1.5) by Holly Smale

25. Decked With Holly by Marni Bates

26. Secret Santa by Sabrina James

27. The Grift of the Magi (Heist Society # 3.5) by Ally Carter

28. Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider

29. Last Christmas: The Private Prequel by Kate Brian

30. Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman & Kasie West

31. Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider

32. Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle

33. Guys Do Not Do Secret Santa (Hundred Oaks #0.5) by Miranda Kenneally

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34. Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

35. The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody

36. Sock it to Me, Santa! by Madison Parker

37. The Best Girl by Emma Harrison

38. The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon

39. The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman by Louise Plummer

40.  Layover by Amy Andelson

41. Suite Dreams by Rachel Hawthorne

42. Snowed Over by Angie Stanton

43. I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Tom Becker

44. Silent Snow, Secret Snow by Adèle Geras

45. Winter Town by Stephen Emond

46. The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell

47. The Prince and the Snow Girl by Simon Cheshire

48. Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard

49. Frosted Kisses by Heather Hepler

50. Holiday Princess by Meg Cabot

51. North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Clause by Candace Jane Kringle

52. Mischief & Magnolias by Kristi Cook

53. The Resolutions by MiA GARCIA

54. 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

55. A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier

56. Mind the Gap, Dash & Lily (Dash & Lily #3)

57.  One Way or Another by Kara McDowell

58. Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards

59. All I Want for Christmas by Wendy Loggia

60. What Child is This? A Christmas Story

61. This Winter (Solitaire #0.5) by Alice Oseman

62. A Royal Christmas Quandary by Samantha Hastings

63. Anna and the Apocalypse by Katherine Turner

64. Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Lyla Payne

65. New Year’s Kiss by Lee Matthews

66. Adored (It Girl #8) by Cecily von Ziegesar

67. Starry, Starry Night by Lurlene McDaniel

68. My Mistletoe Mix-Up (Ridgewater High #5) by Judy Corry

69. I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas by Tiffany Schmidt

70. So, This is Christmas by Tracy Andreen

71. Winter Dreams, Christmas Love by Mary Francis Shura

72. The Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo

73. Blame it on the Mistletoe by Beth Garrod

74. Tessa and Weston: The Best Christmas Ever by Abbie Emmons

75. Kiss Me in London by Catherine Rider

76. Recommended for You by Laura Silverman

77. Kiss Me in Rome by Catherine Rider

78. The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

79. The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park

80. Reindeer Boy by Cassandra Jean

81. We Grant You a Merry Christmas by Morgan Matson

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82. Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar

83. From Me to You by Elizabeth Eulberg

84. All I Want is Everything (Gossip Girl #3) by Cecily von Ziegesar

85. Love, Secret Santa by S.A. Domingo

86. At Midnight by Dahlia Adler (2 Christmas-Themed short stories in the Anthology)

87. Whiteout by Dhonielle Clayton

88. How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow

89. Talk Santa to Me by Linda Urban

90. Love in a Winter Wonderland by Abiola Bello

91. If the Fates Allow by Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl #1.5)

92. Wrapped Up With a Beau by Lillie Vale

93. Finding My Elf by David Valdes

94. Our Cursed Love by Julie Abe

95. Stay Another Day by Juno Dawson

96. Reggie and Delilah’s Year of Falling by Elise Bryant

YA Christmas Books

I am loving this time I have set aside for holiday reading. If you are interested in adding any to Goodreads, I have created a YA Christmas Books shelf that you might be interested in. Do you have any holiday reads or traditions that help you get into the holiday spirit?

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17 thoughts on “YA Christmas Books: A Definitive List

  1. jennreneeread says:

    i enjoyed my true love gave to me. I adored dash and lily and just started the 12days on audio. i have not read what light or winterkill but really want to . there just isnt enough time in the holiday season for all these reads.

  2. Melanie B says:

    I have What Light and The Chaos of Standing Still on my tbr, and also Hot Cocoa Hearts cause I adore Suzanne Nelson’s books; awesome list!

  3. Kimi says:

    I love Christmassy books around the holidays! I read a few of these but hope that The Chaos of Standing Still and 10 Blind Dates are going to be a good time this year!

  4. Dorothy Boucher says:

    WOW! what a Christmas feast here, I have been checking out a few of these books already, just waiting for the price on a couple to go down a bit for my pocket..

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