Christmas Books & Hallmark Movies

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Today’s post is for all of you out there, who like me, live off of cheesy holiday books and movies.  I’m sharing my favorite of both 🙂 .

Every year, I try and read several holiday books to keep me in the Christmas spirit, so today, I compiled a list in case you want to do it too.  These books aren’t in any particular order, but if you want something light, festive and happy to read this Christmas, you will love any one of these.  I went back to my reviews from years past and pulled my favorite 11 holiday books…

Winter Street Series by Elin Hilderbrand (all 4 books)

This is actually a four book series and out of all of the books today, this series is my favorite!!  If you don’t know where to start, start here.  Make sure you read the books in order though!  Start with Winter Street and then Winter Stroll followed by Winter Storms and then finally,Winter Solstice


Island Christmas by Nancy Thayer


Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber


Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz


Holly and Ivy by Fern Michaels


Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews


A Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer

The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber

I’ve also had several of you ask me which Hallmark movies are my favorite and to be honest, that’s tough because they’re pretty similar and often have the same actors, BUT there are a few that always stand out to me and when I see that they’re on, I’ll watch them again and again.

Here are my faves (also in no particular order!):

When I first started watching Hallmark Christmas movies a few years ago, I asked on here which ones I should watch and many of you said “just any of them with Candace Cameron Bure”…and now that I’ve been watching, I couldn’t agree more 😉 .

Can I be honest?  This is me right now.  I know it’s only November 15th, but I’m ready, I’m listening and I’m getting into the spirit of things.  At this very moment, I’m a little overwhelmed with life, but I know it will all sort itself out.  We got home from our trip on Wednesday, got as much done as we could yesterday and then today, my sweet Kensington has her first procedure that will require general anesthesia at the hospital.  My other three kiddos have all already had to do that, but this is her first time and she’s nervous.

Ashby had her last surgery on October 2nd and in the five days that followed, I was told that I needed to undergo some medical stuff, that Kensington needed this procedure and that Madeley will almost definitely need a biopsy.  Throw in there RSV on a fifth birthday and the fact that Andrew is also having some medical testing done, it adds up.  We’re checking things off one at a time, but when I was looking at previous holiday posts to come up with today’s list of books, I got a little overwhelmed as we have a lot on our plate this season, and I just have to realize we might not be able to do #allthethings we have in the past when it comes to the holidays…and that’s okay too.  If you’re out there right now already a little anxious about the rest of the year, please know, I am too.  Sending you guys love and praying peace over Kensington this morning.  Have a great weekend!  xo

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