While authors such as Mary Balogh and Jo Beverley have written full-length romances with a Christmas theme, it seems as though most romances with a holiday theme are actually novellas. Our results are split; with five of your top ten being full-length romances and the remaining five being part of Christmas-themed anthologies. The most popular recurring Christmas anthology was the annual Signet Regency anthology. While it is no longer being published, it is a tribute to the many authors who contributed wonderful holiday gems year after year (Mary Balogh, Carla Kelly, Mary Jo Putney, Emma Lange, Marjorie Farrell, Edith Layton, and Barbara Metzger) that so many of the votes received were for stories in Signet Christmas anthologies.
We invite you to consider these questions and post about these poll results:
- Have you read a Christmas anthology, and if so, which one[s]?
- Do you read any other themed anthologies, and if so, what are those themes?
- Do you tend to read anthologies by theme or by author, and if you buy an anthology for a specific author, are you satisfied if their contribution is the only one you enjoyed?
- Do you look forward to certain annual anthologies?
Lee Brewer, LinnieGayl, and Cindy Smith