10 Reasons Everyone Loves a Christmas Romance!

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As Christmas draws closer, it can only mean one thing… it’s time to snuggle up with a deliciously festive romance! As you might have guessed, we’re Christmas-mad in the Harlequin offices – it truly is the most wonderful time of the year! – so we wanted to celebrate the many reasons why Christmassy romances are so special…

  1. Mistletoe is the most romantic excuse for a kiss! (Not that our heroes and heroines need the mistletoe, of course…)
  2. Snowbound with an alpha hero? There’s only one way to stay warm…!
  3. What’s not to love about a gorgeous festive outfit for the heroine? (Christmas jumpers for heroes are less encouraged…only Colin Firth in Bridget Jones pulls that one off.)
  4. Babies under the Christmas tree/ in a stocking/ in a Santa hat. Need we say more?
  5. Or a puppy…
  6. That moment when the heroine makes her Christmas list and realises all she wants for Christmas is the hero!
  7. There’s nothing more magical than reading about heroines (or heroes!) unwrapping presents…especially sparkly, ring-shaped ones!
  8. Enjoying fictional family Christmases is always such a delight…and a brilliant way to take a time-out from the chaos of your own!
  9. No Scrooges allowed – everyone always falls under the spell of Christmas, however hard they try to fight it!
  10. The Christmas miracle! Be it a miracle pregnancy, a marriage reunited, or a proposal (or the many other miraculous things that love can make happen), nothing feels more magical than a Christmas happy-ever-after.

We could go on for hours, but over to you – let us know your favorite things about Christmas romances below the line!