If you love holiday movies and reading romance novels, then I’m going to go out on a limb and assume you also love reading holiday romance novels! If so, this episode is for you.

(And if you happen to love watching holiday movies but aren’t as big a fan of reading romance, this episode is still for you, because we have some fun, behind-the-scenes information about how a certain holiday movie is being made.)

Today I’m joined by my friend (and friend of the show), Katie Reid. Katie is a writer, a podcast host, and a singer/songwriter—and she is the author of a holiday romance novel that, you guessed it, is being adapted into a movie! So she gives us the scoop on that, then we talk about a few other holiday romance novels you might also enjoy. It’s a good time, and will almost certainly bulk up your TBR list.

Of course, because this is The Couch, where side notes and rabbit trails are always welcome, we also discuss seasonal reading, book clubs, hot drinks, and what to do when we just can’t connect with a book.

Before we jump into book talk, though, let’s talk girls night out. Let’s talk movie watching party. Let’s talk live recording of this very podcast! Yes, I’m talking about the first-ever Hooked on Holiday Movies LIVE, and yes, you should absolutely come to this event! If you live in the Kansas City area or even if you’re a few hours away (I’m talking to you, Des Moines, Omaha, St. Louis, and Oklahoma City), this is the event for you. Hooked on Holiday Movies Live is going to be the most fun holiday party of the season.

There’s no pressure at this party—no gift exchange where you have to figure out if you’re supposed to bring a real gift or a gag gift. No boss (or worse, spouse’s boss) to impress, no family to deal with, and if you aren’t a crafty person, no craft projects to do! (To be clear, we will have a craft project for those who are interested, but I promise it is not required. Not at all!) And we’ll have lots of other fun festivities—food, drinks, trivia, giveaways, time to watch a movie together (again, if you want), and we’ll finish up with a live recording of The Couch Podcast. Friends, you don’t want to miss this. Go to HookedOnHolidayMovies.com to get your tickets today! And then invite a friend! It’s going to be a blast!

All right, let’s get to the show.



  • Hot chai latte made at home
  • Putting down a book that I don’t love


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