I can’t get enough of the overtly seasonal romantic comedies. I will watch every variation of people meeting implausibly (especially if a big city business person needs to learn how to slow it down in a snowy small town); somehow getting into a cookie-decorating fight or toppling a fully decorated tree; and kissing in a wintery gazebo after discovering the true meaning of the season. The wackier the holiday trappings, the better — As Mindy Kaling once put it
, “I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world.”
Since I run out of the movies unsettlingly early in the season, I’m making a list (and checking it twice) of giggly, over-the-top, seasonally bright holiday romance novels. This is the only thing I’ll want to read while I’m waiting for the cookies to come out of the oven in two weeks.
Oh, and one note: My tastes might be a little narrow (I’m not super well-versed in historical or paranormal romance, for instance). If this list doesn’t have what you’re looking for, please check out last year’s Books for Warm- and Cold-Hearted Readers
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