For quick, free, lesbian Christmas reading, check out Ruth Gogoll's Advent Calendar of short stories, that become available as the dates count down!
Fiction and Anthologies (non-erotica)
A Little Book of Big Christmas Talesby Anne Azel
A collection of stories about a variety of Canadian women, by award winning author Anne Azel
Nerissa's First Christmas: A little holiday tale of Loveby Jonjo Powers
Nerissa is a homeless woman, wandering rootlessly from city to city spreading love (literally) and joy, until she is taken in by a reporter named Chris. Ending up on the news, she can no longer drift anonymously and must learn how to cope with people long term, accept love for herself and get ready for Christmas.
Howl at the Mistletoe by Angelina Sparrow
A collection of christmas themed fantasy stories.
The eighth book in the Lesbian Adventure Club series, it's time to celebrate the holidays in Granton with presents and snow - in July!
Who'll Be Dead For Christmasby Kate Sweeney
A week before Christmas, Kate Ryan moves back into her old neighborhood on the North side of Chicago. Back where she started and ended her P.I. business. Kate purchases a renovated brownstone and she gets it for a song. When Kate finds out that the former tenant, a scientist, was murdered in the kitchen, she understands why she got it so cheap.
Is it a coincidence the dead doctor worked at University Hospital with Maggie? When Kate accidentally discovers a journal from the murdered scientist in the brick wall of her fireplace, she realizes it is not.
All of the sudden, scientists are dropping like flies. Something very dark and dangerous is happening at University Hospital. Kate now fears for Maggie's safety all the while wondering who'll be dead for Christmas?
Hell for the Holidaysby K. Simpson
Devlin Kerry and Cassandra Wolfe lead very complicated lives. They're in advertising, they're a couple, and they each have a personal demon. They decide to cap off a perfectly hellish year by spending Thanksgiving with the Wolfes and Christmas with the Kerrys. Between their crazy demons and even crazier families, Dev and Cassie are reminded that there's no place like hell, um, home for the holidays.
An anthology of Holiday short stories (Halloween to Christmas) from a lesbian publisher.
Ruth Gogoll's Christmas Carolby Ruth Gogoll
A new twist on an old classic. Christmas is coming and goodwill and merriment fill the town. It’s not the best of times for everyone however . . .
Company president Michaela Wittling is all work and no play and Christmas is just another day. What’s all the fuss about? The lights are a waste of electricity. They all expect time off and bonuses. Humbug!
Faithful employee Ramona Benckhoff is all worry and no play. Will I keep my job? Will the boss find out I sometimes cut my hours short to go to the hospital? And, the most frightening question of them all . . . Will my daughter live to see the New Year?
Michaela thinks she has it all figured out. Ramona believes she has no hope and nothing figured out.
One very strange night changes everything.
One Solstice Night by Elora Bishop [Reviewed here]
One for the Pagans, this Solstice story is a magical fairytale fantasy about a young witch, her new town, and the lonely, lovely deer girl in the woods.
Christmas-themed erotica and erotic romance
Dyke the Halls: Lesbian Erotic Christmas Talesby Karin Kallmaker
An anthology of erotic short stories, including a funny and sexy "It's That Simple" from the award-winning Karin Kallmaker.
The Night Before Red Satin Christmasby Giselle Renarde
Maisie used to be Mark, and this Christmas her family will meet her as a woman for the first time.
As Maisie and her girlfriend Regan arrive in their hometown, Maisie has second thoughts about letting the family know they’re more than just friends. If her mom and sisters still see her as the family’s youngest son and baby brother, how will they be able to understand that she's not only a woman but also a lesbian?
Although Regan agrees to keep their relationship a secret, the deception plays heavy on her psyche. When Regan is reintroduced to Mitts, Maisie's older sister, the schooldays crush she had on Mitts explodes into fiery desire. Can Regan resist the appeal of her girlfriend's seductive sister? And will the family accept Maisie without reservation on the night before a Red Satin Christmas
A collection of erotic short stories mostly heterosexual, but including 'Santa's Big Helper'
After having a bit of a rough time, Joy has been piecing her life back together. Currently working as an elf for Santa’s grotto, she gets more than peeved when Santa keeps making passes. But when the lecherous Santa is revealed to be a luscious Sandra, things turn around for joy and Santa’s grotto becomes a love nest.
Frozen by Andrea Dale
Becca wants to get a tree on December first, but Ann is still mourning the death of her partner and isn’t sure she’ll still be around come Christmas. Their snow-meltingly erotic encounter in the woods teaches her how to trust and love again.
Peppermint Stickby Andrea Dale
A sizzling-hot kinky tale of control and obedience from Andrea Dale, wrapped up for Christmas with a peppermint candy cane.
2004 contest winner at Torquere Press, and expanded and republished as part of Circlet Press’s 2008 online Erotic Advent Calendar.
Nightcapby Cheri Crystal
It’s a few nights before Christmas, and Alice is lonely and miserable. When she happens upon Bobby’s Bar and Grill, she has no idea what’s in store behind the festive decorations, but she gets more than a welcome diversion. And it’s all because of a particular woman and a bar.
If you're Christian and looking to celebrate Christmas in a gay-friendly way, then this book will be perfect for you. It's the only nonfiction book on this list, interestingly.