Your favorite holiday movies are based on great books

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Did these holiday themed audiobooks inspire the movies or did the movies inspire them? Share your best guess with us in the comments below!

 

The Bridge: A Novel, by Karen Kingsbury

Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but she left her heart back in Tennessee with a man she walked away from five years ago. They had a rare sort of love she hasn’t found since. Ryan Kelly lives in Nashville after a broken engagement and several years on the road touring with a country music duo. He can still hear Molly’s voice encouraging him to follow his dreams; Molly, whose memory stays with him… Read more and listen here

 

 

Trading Christmas, by Debbie Macomber

Emily Springer, widowed mother of one, decides to leave Leavenworth, Washington, to spend Christmas with her daughter in Boston. Charles Brewster, history professor, curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether. He figures a prison town should be nice and quiet over the holidays – except he’s thinking of the wrong Leavenworth!… Read more and listen here

 

 

The Mistletoe Promise, by Richard Paul Evans

This book is about two strangers who forge a fake relationship for the holidays. The two intended for the arrangement to be platonic but finding an unlikely relationship blossoming from the situation… Read more and listen here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dashing Through the Snow: A Christmas Novel, by Debbie Macomber

Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available…Read more and listen here.

 

 

 

Marry Me at Christmas, by Susan Mallery

To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy-until she finds out she’ll be working closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world’s sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every corner!…Read more and listen here

 

 

The Christmas Train, by David Baldacci

On a train ride to Los Angeles, cash-strapped journalist Tom Langdon encounters a ridiculous cast of characters, unexpected romance, and an avalanche that changes everyone’s Christmas plans…Read more and listen here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie’s Miracle, by Karen Kingsbury

Maggie’s Miracle focuses on the power of a young child to change two people’s lives. A best-selling Christian author, Kingsbury is sure to touch all listeners’ hearts with her tender novel…Read more and listen here

Cozy Christmas Listens

The snow is blowing and the fire is roasting, so curl up under the blankets with one of these cozy listens!

Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas by Adjoa Andoah and narrated by Chris Addison

Inside this festive book of Doctor Who stories, you’ll find timey-wimey mysteries, travels in the TARDIS, monster-chasing excitement and plenty of Christmas magic. Find out what happens when the Third Doctor meets Jackie Tyler, the Seventh Doctor and Ace encounter an alien at Macy’s department store, and the Ninth Doctor tries to get Rose a red bicycle for Christmas.

 

 

A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury and narrated by January LaVoy

Two years have passed since the terrible car accident that took the life of John Baxter’s daughter, Erin, her husband and three of their four daughters. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner—Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart.

 

 

 

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand and narrated by Erin Bennett

Before the mulled cider is gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn family will survive a love triangle, an unplanned pregnancy, a federal crime, a small house fire, many shots of whiskey, and endless rounds of Christmas caroling, in this heart-warming novel about coming home for the holidays.

 

 

 

Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt and narrated by Grover Gardner

Andy happily takes Pups’s case, and he feels confident in a positive outcome. Who could punish someone for rescuing puppies, after all, especially at Christmastime? But things get a lot more complicated when Randy Hennessey, the neighbor who registered the complaint against Pups, turns up dead. Pups had loudly and publicly threatened Hennessey after he filed his complaint, and Pups was also the one to find his body.

 

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery: A Novel by Jenny Colgan and narrated by Anne-Marie Piazza

In the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne, the Christmas season has arrived. It’s a joyous time for family, friends, and feasting, as decorations sparkle along the town’s winding streets and shop windows glow with festive displays… But holiday bliss soon gives way to panic when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland. Now it will take all of the villagers to work together in order to ensure everyone has a happy holiday.

Audiobook lovers gift guide

Need a gift suggestion for the audiobook lover in your life? Look no further! We’ve curated the perfect list to help you shop for that special someone in your life. These tech friendly gifts are sure to have him/her listening for hours in the new year.  If you have any other suggestions, feel free to share your ideas below!
Phone case
The most popular method of listening to audiobooks, is on mobile devices such as smart phones. Give your loved one’s smart phone a new look and feel this holiday season by gifting them a vibrant new phone case.
Waterproof speaker
Do you know someone who likes to listen everywhere they go? If you do, a waterproof speaker is the way to go! They can pair their mobile device using a bluetooth connection and make their showers even more productive by listening to an audiobook.
Plush steering wheel cover
Fun Fact: the most common listening activity is driving! Make your loved one’s daily commute that much more enjoyable by gifting them a plush steering wheel cover. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on their face every time they reach for the wheel!
Car phone mount
With hands-free driving laws appearing around the globe, it’s more important than ever to focus on the road. Get your loved one an in-car phone mount so they can call you or listen to an audiobook and navigate all hands-free!
Head wrap with built-in headphones
These head wraps with built-in earphones are the perfect travel accessory for audiobook lovers of any age. Whether you travel by plane, train or car to visit your relatives, sit back, relax and listen with a cozy head wrap.
Bookish clothing & acessories from Out of Print
Do you know their favorite author or book? Check out Out of Print‘s selection of book themed clothing and accessories to find something they would enjoy.
Gift Subscription to Audiobooks.com
Give the gift that will really speak to them; give the gift of an Audiobooks.com subscription! Gift subscriptions are available in 1, 3, 6 or 12 month packages. The bigger the gift, the bigger the savings.

Holiday Romances

The holidays are a romantic time of the year. From ice skating to sipping hot cocoa by the fire, there’s lots to do with your significant other. Whether your a hopeless romantic or you have a special someone in mind this holiday season, we’ve got an audiobook suggestion for you!

Merry and Bright, by Debbie Macomber

Merry Knight is pretty busy these days. She’s taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merry’s well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her-minus her photo-and the matches start rolling in. Initially, Merry is incredulous, but she reluctantly decides to give it a whirl.

 

Miracle on 5th Avenue, by Sarah Morgan

It will take a Christmas miracle for two very different souls to find each other in this perfectly festive fairy tale of New York! Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas…Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas… He wants no interruptions, no decorations and he certainly doesn’t appreciate being distracted by his beautiful, bubbly new housekeeper. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva snowbound in his apartment, Lucas starts to open up to the magic she brings This Christmas, is Lucas finally ready to trust that happily-ever-afters do exist?

 

Mistletoe Secret, by Richard Paul Evans

New York writer Tyler Richards is reading her posts. Nursing his own broken heart and trust issues, he finds himself falling for this anonymous blogger. Following a trail of clues LBH has inadvertently revealed, he tracks her down to the small town of Tribe, Alabama. He makes his way there, and begins the search for a Lisa, Lori, maybe a Luanne. Instead, he finds a woman named Kelly to help him track down the mysterious LBH.

 

Hold Me, Cowboy, by Maisey Yates

Stranded with a cowboy for Christmas from New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates! Oil and water have nothing on Sam McCormack and Madison West. The wealthy rancher has never met a haughtier or more appealing woman in his life. And when they’re snowed in, he’s forced to admit this ice queen can scorch him with one touch Madison had plans for the weekend! Instead she’s stranded with a man who drives her wild. A night of no-strings fun leaves both of them wanting more when they return to Copper Ridge. His proposal: twelve days of hot sex before Christmas! But will it ever be enough?

 

Making Spirits Bright, by Elizabeth Bass, Nan Rossiter, Rosalind Noonan and Fern Michaels

A combination of four short stories. Making Spirits Bright, by Fern Michaels. Runaway Christmas, by Elizabeth Bass. Home for Christmas, by Rosalind Noonan. Christmas on Cape Cod, by Nan Rossiter.

 

Let us know what you think and share your favorite holiday romance below!

Why an Audiobook Subscription is a Great Gift!

Gift giving is stressful for even the most organized. Presents are needed for grandparents, parents, in-laws, significant others, friends… the list goes on and on. Consider a solution that’s both budget and time friendly. This holiday season, give a gift that will really speak to them: an audiobook subscription!

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Make your holidays stress-free. This holiday season, spend less time shopping and more time listening. Give the gift of great listens!

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