When the holiday season is in full-swing, sometimes you’re forced to choose between a good holiday book or a holiday movie. With these twelve films, you’ll get the joys of the book it was based on as well as the cinematic experience that will take you away for 90-120 minutes.

Pop some popcorn, brew up some hot chocolate, and settle in for these 12 holiday movies adapted from books.  Each of these movies is available across different platforms and subscriptions. I recommend searching “watch TITLE” and deciding which is the best way to tune in based on your existing subscriptions. 

Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe

Darcy is a career woman who hasn’t found love, but her life turns upside down when she returns home to help her mother plan a charity event. 

Based on the novel by Melissa de la Cruz

Dash & Lilly

A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. 

Based on the novel by Rachel Cohen and David Leviathan

The Christmas Train

A cynical journalist decides to take a train from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for Christmas to get inspiration for a story in honor of his late father. He gets to know the other passengers and runs into an old flame while aboard. 

Based on the novel by David Baldacci

A December Bride

A holiday wedding brings no joy to the bride’s cousin, who was literally left by the groom right at the altar. But she might find her true love there when she gains a fake fiancé in the process.

Based on the novel by Denise Hunter

Christmas Cookies

A corporate agent is sent to a small town to buy a cookie company and shut down its factory. When she starts falling in love with the factory’s owner, the town’s Christmas spirit over takes her.

Based on the novel by Linda West

Christmas in Canaan

DJ and Rodney don’t like each other from the start. Rodney thinks DJ is an ignorant white farm boy, and DJ thinks Rodney acts too smart for his own good. After a school bus scuffle between the two, DJ’s father and Rodney’s grandmother come up with a clever solution that brings the boys closer than either of them would like. Living in Canaan, Texas in the 1960s does not make it easy for a black boy and a white boy to forge a friendship. It is only amid the magic of an unforgettable Christmas that DJ and Rodney discover a land of milk and honey where hope and love make all the difference

Based on the novel by Kenny Rogers

Christmas Camp

To get a big promotion, Hayley, an advertising executive who specializes in social media and all things hip, must land a toy company that is all about traditional Christmas as an account.

Based on the novel by Karen Schaler 

Let It Snow

In a small town on Christmas Eve, a snowstorm brings together a group of young people.

Based on the novel by John Green, et al. 

Jingle Bell Bride

Wedding planner Jessica Perez travels to a remote town in Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is charmed by the small town during Christmas, as well as the handsome local helping her.

Based on the novel by Scarlet Wilson

The Mistletoe Inn

An aspiring novelist signs up for a week-long writing workshop at the Mistletoe Inn.

Based on the novel by Richard Paul Evans

A Bramble House Christmas

Finn Conrad becomes suspicious as to why his father left a nurse, named Willa $100,000, and goes undercover to investigate. When she discovers his true identity, will it keep her from ever trusting him again?

Based on the novel by CJ Carmichael 

Coming Home for Christmas

Lizzie Richfield lands a job as house manager for the exquisite Ashford Estate in Virginia. While preparing the place for sale, Lizzie plans one final Christmas Eve gala for the Marley family, though they seem to be a family in name only.

Based on the novel by RaeAnne Thayne

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Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member