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Is anyone going through some Christmas movie withdrawals? Did anyone make a resolution to read more in 2019? Well, if that’s the case, I have the perfect solution for you. Below is a list of ten books that were turned into Hallmark Christmas movies in 2018! I haven’t read any of them yet, but I am very excited to add these books to my ever-growing “To Read” list.
Note: Prices are as of January 2, 2019.
1. Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle
Buy it on Amazon: $11.19
Quick Movie Refresher: This is the movie with the cookie crawl (give me all the cookies!) and the showroom of Balsalm Hill Christmas trees.
2. Godwink Christmas by SQuire D. Rushnell and Louise DuArt
Buy on Amazon: $13.51
Quick Movie Refresher: This is the Paul Campbell/Kimberly Sustad/Kathie Lee Gifford Christmas movie. It involves several “meet cutes,” a cute inn, and a carousel.
3. Hope at Christmas by Nancy
Buy on Amazon: $10.87
Quick Movie Refresher: This is the movie where the single mom and daughter visit an adorable small town and there’s a teacher who’s also a fill-in Santa of sorts.
4. Kissing Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn
(Inspired Marrying Father Christmas)
Buy on Amazon: $12.91
Quick Movie Refresher: This is the third movie in the “Father Christmas” series where Ian and Miranda get married. You can also read my extended review of Marrying Father Christmas here.
5. Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz
Buy on Amazon: $10.48
Quick Movie Refresher: In this Pride and Prejudice twist, Elizabeth and Darcy have switched places. Also, Brenden Penney does a Elvis-ish dance in the kitchen.
6. The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick
(Inspired Christmas Everlasting)
Buy on Amazon: $23.00
Quick Movie Refresher: This is 2018’s Hallmark Hall of Fame movie where Lucy returns to her hometown after the death of her sister. There is a lot of ice fishing, ugly sweater Christmas parties, and ice skating.
7. A Shoe Addict’s Christmas by Beth Harbison
Buy on Amazon: $7.98
Quick Movie Refresher: This is the Candace Cameron Bure movie where shoes are magical. Also, Jean Smart is the fairy godmother of sorts.
8. Sleigh Bell Sweethearts by Teri Wilson
(Inspired Northern Lights of Christmas)
Buy on Amazon: $3.99 (Kindle version)
Quick Movie Refresher: This is the reindeer farm Christmas movie with the pilot, cute motorcycle guy, northern lights, and lighting up 26 Christmas trees.
9. Time for Me to Come Home by Dorothy Shackleford with Travis Thrasher
(Inspired Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas)
Buy on Amazon: $14.99 (Kindle version)
Quick Movie Refresher: This movie involves a coffee spill meet cute, an “undercover” country music star, a canceled flight home, and a road trip with a few fun stops on that way to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
10. The Trouble with Christmas by Debbie Mason
(Inspired Welcome to Christmas)
Buy on Amazon: $7.99
Quick Movie Refresher: This is the movie where the widower sheriff dad falls in love with the corporate lady who is convinced that Christmas, Colorado is the wrong place to build the ski resort.
Have you read any of these books? Which did you enjoy better— the book or movie? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @hallmarkmywords! I’d love to hear your thoughts!