Pick a Holiday Song…Get a Book Rec!

So this is Christmas, and what have you done?

Another Goodreads list down, and now a new one’s just begun. It’s officially time to deck the halls with YA books, and our inner YA elf is SCREAMING right now. To celebrate this holiday season the right way, you need two things:

  1. A killer holiday playlist
  2. YA books for dayzzzzz

Try NOT to get into the YA holiday spirit with this perfect list of book and holiday song pairings, we dare you. By the end of this post, you’re practically going to be the Mariah Carey of YA. #YAWelcome.

1. Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda and “I Miss You Most (at Christmastime)” by Mariah Carey

Fragments of the Lost

Fragments of the Lost

By Megan Miranda

Fragments of the Lost will give you alllll the feels, so we decided to start slow and pair it with the classic “I Miss You Most (at Christmastime).” Roll up your sleeves, get out your tissues, and get ready to text your ex, ’cause this is about to take you on an emotional roller coaster. But trust us, it’s worth it.

2. Rhett and Link’s Book of Mythicality by Link Neal and Rhett McLaughlin and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams

Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality

Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality

By Link Neal

The first time you hear this song every holiday season we know you start skipping down the halls. Don't deny it. This book is so lighthearted and whimsical, it will make you do the same. Skip away, reader!

3. The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan and “Frosty the Snowman” by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys

The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily

The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily

By David Levithan

The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily is all about finding the holiday spirit, so it makes sense to pair it with our favorite magical snowman, Frosty. If you need a pick-me-up after a long, hard 2017, then this is the pair for you.

4. Dear Martin by Nic Stone and “River” by Joni Mitchell

Dear Martin

Dear Martin

By Nic Stone

Okay, so even though “River” doesn’t have a holiday in its title, it is a beautiful, wintry song about growing up and learning hard lessons. That’s how Dear Martin makes us feel (*cue tears*), so they are a match made in YA heaven.

5. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley and “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley

Words in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue

By Cath Crowley

Well, I mean, both are blue, and the two characters in Words in Deep Blue would most certainly have a blue Christmas without each other. Read it to find out what we mean. ;)

6. Otherworld by Jason Segel and “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” by Bruce Springsteen

Otherworld

Otherworld

By Kirsten Miller

Otherworld is about finding a new reality in a virtual reality game, believing in that reality, and realizing that it’s everything you ever wanted—just like Santa. . . . Or is it? You might think it’s a weird pairing, but it’s oddly perfect.

7. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo and “Cheetah-Licious Christmas” by the Cheetah Girls

Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Wonder Woman: Warbringer

By Leigh Bardugo

Who remembers the Cheetah Girls? We do!? Seriously, there’s NOTHING like reading a girl-power YA to the tunes of your fave girl-power group. Do yo thangggg, girl.

8. Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell and “Kiss Me at Midnight” by *NSYNC

Almost Midnight

Almost Midnight

By Rainbow Rowell

First off, the titles match pretty perfectly, but, weirdly enough, so do the story lines. It’s as if Justin Timberlake’s frosted tips designed this song JUST for this list. You need this in your life. You need it. PS: We really hope you get that midnight smooch.

9. Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs and “Believe” by Josh Groban

Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar

By Andrew Davidson

There are very few holiday songs that bring us into another world the way Ransom Riggs always does. Lucky for us, we found the perfect pair in this song from The Polar Express, which is a movie about believing in another world and that ANYTHING is possible. Get ready for a wild, peculiar Christmas on The Polar Express.

10. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee and “The Chanukah Song” by Adam Sandler

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

By Mackenzie Lee

Both of these things will make you LOL, we promise. Plus, there’s nothing like getting into the holiday spirit with Adam Sandler AND Mackenzi Lee.

What's your favorite holiday song and book pairing? Tag us @GetUnderlined!

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  1. rolandz

    Cool playlist!
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