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Making Christmas

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  14 reviews
While settling into a new career in a new community, Ivy is determined not to let the holiday season pass her by. Enter the grownup advent calendar: twenty-four days of festivities to celebrate Christmas. What begins as a bit of fun turns into a mission to spread cheer when she meets Everett. After learning about his bad Christmas attitude, she invites him to join her ques ...more
Kindle Edition, 129 pages
Published November 8th 2016
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Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars for this Christmas novella.
Ivy is fairly new to Lincoln, Nebraska and to help get her in the holiday spirit she makes up a "grown up advent calendar". She sees Everett every morning at the coffee shop but doesn't know his name so she refers to him as "Buddy Holly glasses". She engages him in a conversation about the holiday coffee flavors and when she finds out he doesn't have very much Christmas spirit she has him join her on the "grown up advent calendar" activities.
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Tracie Banister
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was totally entranced by this holiday novella from the very first page. Everything about this story was clever, festive, and heartwarming. Heroine Ivy, who loves nothing better than a project, has decided to jump feet first into the holiday season by doing a different Christmas-y activity every day leading up to the 25th as dictated to her by a customized Advent calendar. While performing one of these tasks, she has a meet-cute with Everett, a bespectacled, book-reading cutie, at her neighborh ...more
M.E. Carter
Possibly my favorite Christmas book this year. Just perfect.
Jessica Figueroa
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ivy is in the Christmas spirit and wasn't to at least pass someone the spirit of the holidays as well will a advent calendar that challenges her to do holiday themes activities. Now shes on a mission to get Everet, a stranger she has seen in a coffee shop over time and will try to get him into the christmas spirit with her.

I only have one problem with this book, a book this fun and enjoyable should be longer then just a novella. Granted I didn't konw that this was a novella before diving into th
Karen Hrdlicka
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this holiday read from Laura Chapman. Living in Nebraska, near Lincoln, I enjoyed knowing the various places mentioned in the book. Ivy is determined to reignite her holiday spirit after leaving a burnout job on the West Coast and opening a new venture in Lincoln. Attracted to a man she sees daily at the coffee shop, they become unlikely allies in her completing her adult Advent calendar. This is a sweet read, with a bit of sexual tension that takes friends to lovers,with a bump or two a ...more
Ashley Berry
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, quickie, holiday
A cute, quick, holiday read. I was in the mood for a comfort book and this was perfect. It's was like reading a Hallmark Christmas Movie and just what I wanted and needed. The writing was engaging and fast paced. Sucked me in completely. If you are in the mood for a quick Christmas read, I highly recommend this one.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a sweet, fun read that gives you romance and totally embraces all the fun of Christmas. I loved Ivy & Everett. I love the way she drew him into her holiday fun. He went a bit unwillingly, and in the end I think he was enjoying it more than she was!

I am a sucker for a good Hallmark holiday movie, and that's what this reminded me of. Enjoyed it from cover to cover!
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Laura Chapman did another wonderful job with this charming story about Ivy, a woman who wants to spread Christmas cheer through her grown-up advent calender. What a lovely idea This was the perfect read to get me in the holiday spirit.
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Laura Chapman and I absolutely adored Making Christmas! It was a fun and totally unexpected holiday read, it made my Christmas! I look forward to reading more by this author!
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Charming, cute, and chock-full of Christmas spirit!

This was such a fun and heart-warming read, and I thoroughly enjoyed following Ivy and Everett along their advent calendar (ad)ventures. One of my favorite scenes (among others) was the day they went caroling. *happy sigh*
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the story! It was cute and sweet. I liked the alternating of views so that I could get an idea of what each of the main characters was thinking.
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*Sigh*..... Laura Chapman did it again.. She wrapped me up in a warm blanket of words and feelings taking me on a journey I didn't want to end. Making Christmas was able to embody the Christmas spirit with laughter, adventure and love.

Ivy is such a fun character to read. She really puts you in the Christmas spirit with her brave and bold plan to enjoy her holiday season. When Ivy decided to invite good looking yet slightly bah humbug acting Everett to join her in her Christmas plan the story re
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Making Christmas by Laura Chapman is a sweet contemporary Christmas romance. I thought it was going to be sappy but it wasn’t. The character Ivy (love the name) and her business partner relocated to a new state to start their start up business.
With Christmas coming she decided that she was going to do a grownup advent calendar, which is such a fantastic idea. I think would be a great tradition for people to do even if they have kids, adults can do an advent calendar to make the Christmas season
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ivy & Everett are my new favorite couple! This novella was the perfect read to get my out of my slump, and it made me smile throughout. I loved the concept this holiday story was built around. Pick this one up! ...more
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Laura Chapman is the author of sweet and sexy romantic comedies, including Playing House, The Marrying Type, the Queen of the League series, and other stories. A native Nebraskan, she loves football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley.

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