10 Christmas books with MCs of color

So I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’m so in the mood to read Christmas books. I have been for over a week now! I’m going to be honest, I don’t have any experience with Christmas novels. When I want to get into the Christmas spirit I usually watch movies, but I wanted to switch things up this year.

In my search for cute romance novels happening during the holiday period I realized I’ve never heard of any books about Christmas that have a main character of color in them. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Christmas movie that wasn’t about a white girl?

So here we are, I did some digging and found some fun Christmas novels featuring characters of color! Most of them are short stories, because I couldn’t find a lot of lengthy Christmas books. To add the book to your Goodreads simply click on the image! I’ll also leave links to buy the books on Wordery and Blackwells if they have the book there, if not I’ll leave the link to Amazon.

Someday at Christmas by Lizzie Byron
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Shell Smith is the most popular make-up artist on the ART counter at Duke & Sons, a beautiful but old-fashioned department store in her hometown. But whilst Shell’s love life is looking up, now that she’s dating long-time crush Nick, and business is booming in the beauty department, the rest of the store is noticeably quiet . . .

The owner’s grandson Callum has come up with some creative ways to keep Duke & Sons afloat this Christmas, including allowing a production company to secretly film a romcom after hours. When Callum recruits her to help out, Shell finds there is more to Mr Duke Jr. than sharp suits and a business-like demeanour.

With a store to save and her own romance with Nick going off-script, Christmas just got complicated for Shell. But this is the most wonderful time of the year, so there must be a happy ending awaiting… Right?

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Holiday Home Run by Priscilla Oliveras 
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Event planner Julia Fernández is in Chicago for an internship that she hopes to turn into a full-time job. She’s ready to live on her own, out from under her familia’s expectations that she take over their catering business in Puerto Rico and away from their year-round baseball fever thanks to her three ball-playing brothers.

Ex-MLB pitcher Ben Thomas knows what it’s like to have different dreams than your family intends for you, but since his injury-caused early retirement, he’s been struggling to find the sense of family baseball once brought him. When he volunteers as the emcee for Julia’s big holiday fundraiser for a local youth center, he finally begins to find a sense of purpose working with the kids and alongside Julia.

She’s focused on organizing the best holiday event the youth center has ever seen, not on romance. But Ben…he’s got a game plan for them that includes both.

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A Second Chance Road Trip for Christmas (Holiday with the Wongs #2) by Jackie Lau
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Greg Wong hates when things don’t go according to plan, so he definitely doesn’t appreciate it when his mother insists he drive Tasha Edwards back to Mosquito Bay for the Christmas holidays. He likes peace and quiet when he’s in the car, and that’s the opposite of what he’ll get with Tasha, his high school sweetheart. The first woman he ever loved.

Not that he has feelings for her now. Of course not. Though while he’s trying not to smile at her laughter and terrible singing, he can’t help noticing how beautiful she is.

And then his plans veer further off course when a snowstorm forces them to spend the night in an unheated motel room with only one bed…

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Christmas at the Palace by Jeevani Charika
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Campaigner, feminist, doctor, humanitarian – all words that Kumari would use to describe herself. Potential princess? Not even in the vocabulary.

But when Kumari’s charity work catapults her into the limelight and brings her to the attention of Prince Benedict – playboy prince and sixth in line to the British throne – all bets are off.
Royal party boy, charming rogue, England’s most eligible bachelor – Prince Benedict is all those things. Or at least he was. These days he’s taking life more seriously, following in his dear mother’s footsteps and focusing on charitable causes.

When he meets Kumari the attraction between them is instant. But, according to the press, Prince Benedict might just have found the most unsuitable bride.
Will love win the day? 

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Make My Wish Come True – a Christmas anthology by #romanceclass authors. (multiple short stories)
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Join a Kris Kringle and receive the perfect gift, or learn how to survive your first Christmas in Manila and the steps you need to take to be with the one you love. Go to parties that will not go according to plan, feel the cold (and probably humid) December air as you explore city streets, and count down to five minutes to Christmas.

Meet kind strangers and friends that remind you of home, and discover that the one who’ll make your holidays better has been beside you all along. With seventeen stories, there’s something for you here no matter what feels you want and need. Fall in love this Christmas with #romanceclass!

Ysa Arcangel * Ines Bautista-Yao * Racquel Sarah A. Castro * Suzette de Borja * Carla de Guzman * Six de los Reyes * Mina V. Esguerra * Tara Frejas * Dawn Lanuza * Chris Mariano * Bianca Mori * Chrissie Peria * Chi Yu Rodriguez * C.P. Santi * Kate Sebastian * Miles Tan * Ana Tejano * Jay E. Tria * Celestine Trinidad

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sugar butter flour love : a novella by Nicole Falls
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There are two things on Earth that Isobel Knight loves above all else—her Gamma Betty and their family bakery, Whisk. When an opportunity presents itself to place Whisk in the national spotlight as well as take home a nice chunk of cash, Isobel is in it to win it!

Travis Coleman is a former professional football player with way too much time on his hands now that he’s been made to retire after injury. Approached with the opportunity to pair up with a hometown baker and compete for the chance to win a hefty donation for his foundation, he’s almost all in. But there’s one little problem…

Travis and Isobel have had friction between them going back to their high school days, but can they set their animosity aside and keep their eyes on the prize? Or will pride keep them from walking away victorious? 

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A Tale of Two Cities: A Christmas Novella by Alexandra Warren
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When people think of a holiday for love, they automatically come up with Valentine’s Day.

But who’s to say that’s the only one?

Director, Dallas Bryant, isn’t looking for love this holiday season, but that all changes when Madison Walker and a mistletoe come in the picture. 😉

A Tale of Two Cities Collection:
Cute & Sweet Millennial Meets Over a Holiday,
All With One Thing In Common; Cities.

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All I Want for Christmas (SEQUEL TO sugar butter flour love) by Nicole Falls
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The holiday season is a perfect time for second chances with your first love.

***T H I S I S A S H O R T S T O R Y***
If shorts aren’t your jam, you may want to bypass this one in lieu of forthcoming longer Nicole Falls projects.

Also, it helps if you’ve read sugar butter flour love before venturing into this one.

!!! I didn’t find a synopsis for this book.

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The Hook-Up Before Christmas by Phyllis Bourne
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Twas the night before Christmas, and all Toi Jameson has is a list of holiday demands from family and a bare tree still awaiting decorations. However, the tree isn’t her only neglect on this lonely night. Toi hopes a one-and-done hook-up with her ex will revive her holiday spirit. Instead, she gets a surprise that might land her on Santa’s naughty list.

This holiday story is short and contains both profanity and sexual content. If you’re offended by either, you may want to select another story to enjoy.

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One Christmas Song: A Temptation Novella (The Taylors of Temptation #4) by A.C. Arthur
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When a vibrant singing career brings her back to Temptation, R&B singer Cordelia “CeCe” Lennox, is secretly happy to be back in her hometown, where life moves at a slower pace during the holiday season—even if temporarily.

Property manager, Rick Stewart is elated to learn that his newly renovated Holidays Inn, was selected as the location for the filming of a music video. Knowing that the video will bring home his high school crush, is going to be Rick’s best gift ever—especially since he’d never stopped loving her.

But when Ms. Millie breaks her leg on the set of the video, Mr. Otis proposes on national television, Cordy finds out that Rick has been lying to her all these years, and a surprise guest shows up for Christmas dinner, the town of Temptation may have its merriest Christmas yet!

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This novella follows the Taylors of Temptation series (One Mistletoe Wish, One Unforgettable Kiss and One Perfect Moment). From this point on, books featuring The Taylors and other characters in the town of Temptation will be published under the “Temptation” series title.

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EXTRA: a book with a love interest of color and m/m romance

Handmade Holidays by ‘Nathan Burgoine

!!! The MC isn’t a person of color in this one, the love interest is.

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At nineteen, Nick is alone for the holidays and facing reality: this is how it will be from now on. Refusing to give up completely, Nick buys a Christmas tree, and then realizes he has no ornaments. A bare tree and an empty apartment aren’t a great start, but a visit from his friend Haruto is just the ticket to get him through this first, worst, Christmas. A box of candy canes and a hastily folded paper crane might not be the best ornaments, but it’s a place to start.

A year later, Nick has realized he’s not the only one with nowhere to go, and he hosts his first “Christmas for the Misfit Toys.” Haruto brings Nick an ornament for Nick’s tree, and a tradition—and a new family—is born.

As years go by, Nick, Haruto, and their friends face love, betrayal, life, and death. Every ornament on Nick’s tree is another year, another story, and another chance at the one thing Nick has wanted since the start: someone who’d share more than the holidays with him.

Of course, Nick might have already missed his shot at the one, and it might be too late.

Still, after fifteen Christmases, Nick is ready to risk it all for the best present yet.

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Do you know any fun books about Christmas with MCs of color? Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “10 Christmas books with MCs of color

  1. I honestly don’t usually read Christmas books, but this post makes me want to! These are all on my list now

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