Fans of adorable Christmas movies unite! Finding Christmas has every element of a cheesy Hallmark flick wrapped up and tied with a beautiful, glittery bow.
As soon as I found out that Karen Schaler was the screenwriter for A Christmas Prince, I knew I had to read her books. I added several of her titles to my December TBR in hopes of a little extra Christmas cheer. I was not at all disappointed with this, the first of the books I read by her.
I practically inhaled this book over the course of three days. I probably could have read it quicker, but I actually wanted to savor it and take my time because it was just that adorable. Once I picked it up, I had a really hard time putting it down.
Let me tell you why this is the best book to read this holiday season.
Why You Should Read Finding Christmas
Below you can find my full and honest review.
With all the glittering decorations, twinkling lights, snow angels, gingerbread men and mistletoe, Christmas is Emmie’s first love.
Meet our protagonist, Emmie. She carries the title “Miss Christmas,” lovingly given to her by her close friends and coworkers. I’m not sure whether Karen Schaler was stalking me each Christmas for new content, but Emmie and I are practically the same person. I’ve never related to someone’s love of Christmas more than I did with Emmie. Her reason for loving the holiday so much is simple: it’s what she and her parents enjoyed together more than anything in the world. Now, she just wants everyone else to be as “in the spirit” as she is. (I feel you, girlfriend).
Emmie especially wants to get her Grinch of a boyfriend, Grant, into a holly jolly mood. So she plans a scavenger hunt that will lead him to the festive town, Christmas Point, where she has tons of activities planned that will lead them right up to Christmas Day. However, things go a little haywire when her first clues end up in the wrong hands. Here, we meet Sam.
Sam loves Christmas just as much as Emmie. When I say, “SWOON,” I absolutely mean it. He’s the soft-boy we all need in our life. He wants to bake cookies and sing carols and shop for trees rather than write his next mystery novel. When he finds the clues to the scavenger hunt, he thinks they’re from his book agent. Let’s just say, it’s a shock to both Sam and Emmie when they are led to each other at Christmas Point.
Umm, Christmas Point? Can this place be real? I want to go. It sounds beyond magical. All the Christmas things all the time? And the snow? Yes, please. Combine those elements and then add in a workaholic and inattentive boyfriend who just needs to be out of the picture, a mad rush for a book deadline, and two strangers getting snowed in at the cutest, most festive place on earth with the sweetest innkeeper of all time and her dog, Dasher – and you’ve got this book. I could read it a million times over (and I just might).
I giggled at the mentions of the holiday movies that Karen worked on. Now I want this book to be turned into a movie, please and thanks. I can’t recommend it enough!