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This sweet and magical romance about a girl who has just one wish--someone to kiss under the mistletoe--is the perfect holiday escape!

Bailey Briggs is counting down the days to Christmas: she lives for holiday music, baking cookies, going on snowy sleigh rides, and wearing her light-up reindeer ears to work at Winslow's bookstore. But all she really wants this year is the
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 3rd 2020 by Underlined (first published November 1st 2020)
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Jade Melody the romance is quite light and fluffy since this is a young adult book. there is not any LGBTQ+ in this book.

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Irena BookDustMagic
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
So... this was cute, festive, adorable, but maid for younger audience, in my opinion.

The trope in this book is love triangle, so keep that in mind.

Our main character is in love with Christmas, loves everything Christmassy over the top, and her appreciation reminded me of my own.
God, I really want to believe my life is the one from Hallmark movies as well.

There are Christmas references through the whole story, and that was my favourite aspect.
My second one was the family portrait, and the third o
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Claude's Bookzone (semi hiatus)
Well that was a lot of Christmas sweetness. Like, lots. 🎅🎄

I am not the target audience for this but I can see that it might be popular with NZ Year 8/9 students looking for a feel good Christmas romance. However, I think the main character's voice wasn't quite right. She was a teenager but spoke and acted more like an 11 or 12 year old. I definitely enjoyed the Christmas vibe though and am feeling a lot more festive. There is a recipe for sugar biscuits in the novel that I will make with my daug
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Dana
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
All I Want For Christmas is such a feel good read! My cheeks hurt from smiling so much. The storyline is sweet and the characters are adorable. I adored Bailey's outlook on Christmas as it very much matches my own :) I loved the baking exchange with all the neighbors and the cookie descriptions had my mouth watering ... nice touch adding a recipe in the book too! And a Christmas tree farm!!! I've always wanted to visit one. I had a fresh fir candle burning while reading the book ... talk about p ...more
human
Thank you to Netgalley and Underlined Publishing for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was pitched as a Hallmark movie in book form, it delivered, and that's great.

Except for the part where I hate Hallmark movies.

Bailey loves Christmas. In fact, you could say that she's obsessed with it. Everything from the holiday cheer to the ugly sweaters brings her joy, but what she really wants in her life is Christmas magic, specifically, the enchantment of love, and a kiss und
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Erin Craig
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book made my heart so happy! Witty and warm, it made me long to crank up the Christmas tunes and rummage about for some cocoa! And the romance— the romance! I’ve swooned!
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: december-2020
This was just ridiculous and she's so rude. She literally judges a guy based on his looks and said his acne was unattractive. She's a snob too who has a lot of pride and Prejudice against the guy. And she got jealous when he showed interest to other girls when she was having a crush on another guy?! ...more
mads
Welp... that was the oatmeal raisin cookie of endings.
Elle G. Reads
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, holidays
My Rating: 4 Stars
Genre Young Adult (Middle Grade too) | Christmas Romance

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS is the CUTEST Christmas book I’ve ever read. It’s also my first of the season so HOORAY for that! Anyway, this book seems to be geared for the young adult crowd and I agree BUT I think a YOUNGER bunch in the group would be the best fit for this one. It’s very cutsie, cozy, and sweet. If I had to describe the perfect age range this novel, I would actually say 12-14. So maybe it’s more middle grade
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avery
Dec 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
If twilight was a hallmark movie it’d be this book. It was cringe but entertaining 4.5 stars
Darla
This was a delightful holiday tale with nods to 'It's a Wonderful Life' and 'A Christmas Carol.' Bailey's wish is to have a kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas. She unexpectedly finds herself with not one, but two prospects: Jacob and Charlie. She has been crushing on Jacob for years, but he can be kind of a goofball. Does he really "like, like" her? Does she need to ask him to DTR? Then there's Charlie. He is so cute and has a British accent. On top of that he keeps popping up just when she ...more
Shannon
Nov 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a super charming, sweet YA holiday love story set in a small town featuring Bailey, a young teen girl that just wants her own Hallmark movie style romance. I loved that Bailey works in a bookstore and prides herself on being able to recommend the perfect book to patrons. The librarian part of me connected deeply to this aspect of the story and was also totally there for all the classic holiday traditions, from sledding, skating, cookie swaps and the perfect mall Santa.

What Bailey doesn
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Mom_Loves_Reading
Dec 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Really cute book (I listened to audio, & narrator did a great job!) This is like a Hallmark movie made for the teen/YA crowd, but my old(ish) self loved it, too! A rom-com with a just a smidge of magic! A very lovely, mostly uplifting story!
Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
Such a cute little Christmas story! All the YA Christmas loving feelings. ADORABLE, truly. (Totally making my sister read it too)

While not CF, it was on the clean side. (There was one word used that I personally wasn’t a fan of, but it only happened once)

Overall I really enjoyed it! It was a fast read and had a sweet ending.

4/5 stars!
Caryn - iam.caryn
This book was the Christmas spark of joy I needed in my life.

If you’re looking for some Christmas magic that will leave you feeling like a happy melted pile of gooey holiday cheer, then this is the book for you.

I read this book with my mom because we were both in dire need of some Christmas cheer. After we read a little bit she said to me “this is you!” So much of Bailey’s inner monologue and describing her love of Christmas is 100% me. Seeing myself within pages of a book is such a wonderful su
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Lindsay (pawsomereads)
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 ⭐️
I love almost every book that's about Christmas and this was no exception! This was an adorable and fluffy contemporary romance that's so perfect for the holiday season.
Bailey loved everything having to do with Christmas, and this year she’s hoping to capture the magic of the holiday and have the perfect kiss under the mistletoe. Things get complicated when not one, but two swoon-worthy boys take her on adorable winter dates.
The whole book was just so sweet, it made me want to curl up by
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High Plains Library District
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teen, cassandra, romance
Excellent book to read this time of year! Teens and adults are sure to love this new book. What is there not to love about friendship, family traditions, cookie parties, sledding and romance. It's not the descriptive hot romance you might read about in an adult fiction book but the fun, friendly type that teens in high school experience. Very enjoyable read! ...more
Amélie Boucher
Nov 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas-books
Wasn’t a big fan of the “weird” twist at the end, but the Christmas vibes are 10/10!

The story and characters felt a little simplistic at times, but I still did enjoy the book. It’s such a cute Christmas story!
Julie (Struck by Stories)
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
All I Want for Christmas was nearly everything I was looking for in a Christmas-themed YA rom-com.

For starters, Bailey Briggs, our leading teen girl, is so much like me it’s crazy! She’s a hopeless romantic, cute & quirky, a passionate lover of and believer in Christmas, and undeniably bookish. I especially loved the fact that she worked at a bookstore, because I can totally relate (I mean, libraries aren’t that much different from bookstores, are they?)

I also completely adored the holiday aspec
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3.5 Stars

All I Want for Christmas by Wendy Loggia is a book I had been eagerly anticipating since I can’t resist books with Hallmark movie vibes. I loved all the festive activities throughout the book and the main character’s love for all things Christmas. However, I found that the characters are underdeveloped, and the ending feels rushed. But because this is meant to be a short and sweet read, I was willing to overlook this and ultimately enjoyed the story.

This
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Jade Melody
4.5**

I loved this young adult christmas romance! After learning that it was a young adult novel, I was hesitant only because some young adult novels can be a little childish or dumbed down a bit. But this one wasn't at all! It had the perfect amount of young teenage essence.

I liked the main character a lot! Bailey works in a book store over Christmas time (and throughout the year) and is looking for her perfect, almost Hallmark Movie scripted, Christmas romance. She is all about Christmas in
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
This YA take on It's a Wonderful Life absolutely fulfills the brief for anyone looking for the book version of a Hallmark romance. It's a cute and super quick read with a little bit of Christmas magic. As a minor note, I did appreciate that actual books were mentioned by the bookish heroine, because that doesn't always happen. A bit cheesy and unapologetically Christmassy, this hits the target it's aiming for.


I received this book for free from Underlined via NetGalley in exchange for an honest r
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Anniek
Dec 06, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a very cute, very Christmassy YA romance that I ended up reading in one sitting!
kelly {BookCrushin}
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Super cute, very Christmas-y very fast paced short read. Really brings you into the holidays with tons of movie references and bookstore adorableness.
Margot Lucas
Dec 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Super cute Christmas book!!
Moony (Captain Mischief) MeowPoff
It was a bit cute and fluffy... but i didn`t enjoy it as much as i had hoped. ...more
Lena , süße Maus, Esq.
well, this sure is christmassy! but it's also clearly aimed at middle schoolers (which I am not!) and kind of dull. ...more
Nicole
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Super cute YA holiday read. I read this in one sitting. The main character talks about how she wants holiday magic like in a Hallmark movie. This book is perfect for holiday movie fans like me. I don’t want to give any spoilers since there are two potential love interests, so I’ll just say I love the cute love story, I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a light and entertaining holiday read.

Thank you Random House Children’s for providing e-arc in exchange for honest review.
Natalie
My favorite Christmas read of the year! I loved Bailey as a character and I related to her SO MUCH. She was basically overflowing with Christmas spirit and cheer. I liked her relationship with her parents and her siblings. Too often in YA the parents are either awful or absent and I liked that her family was healthy. The romance was cute, not my favorite ever but I liked it. I did think the ending came a little out of left field and I wished the book were a little longer but those were my only c ...more
Ashley
Nov 22, 2020 rated it liked it
SOLID 3 stars. One of those instances where I can't rate it higher because it was sooo very cheesy but I still THOROUGHLY ENJOYED MYSELF.

This book is all the Christmas feels. All the cheesy, happy, cute, syrupy-sweet moments. I could predict the "plot twist" from a mile away, but I was in the perfect mood for it. I kept feeling nervous it would veer into annoying territory, but it just perfectly walked the line and stayed on the right side of cute and heartwarming.

Definitely reads like a Hallmar
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Celia
Dec 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you’re looking for a quick, cozy romantic read this is the one. I enjoyed it!
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