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This instant New York Times bestseller from Christina Lauren will wrap you “in its cozy, jolly embrace like a beloved holiday sweater” (Entertainment Weekly) as Maelyn Jones discovers what happens when Christmas wishes comes true.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but not for Maelyn Jones. She’s living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions.

But perhaps worst of all, this is the last Christmas Mae will spend at her favorite place in the world—the snowy Utah cabin where she and her family have spent every holiday since she was born. Mentally melting down as she drives away from the cabin for the final time, Mae throws out what she thinks is a simple plea to the universe: Please. Show me what will make me happy.

The next thing she knows, tires screech, metal collides, and everything goes black. But when Mae gasps awake…she’s on an airplane bound for Utah, where she begins the same holiday all over again. With one hilarious disaster after another sending her back to the plane, Mae must figure out how to break free of the strange time loop—and finally get her true love under the mistletoe.

“Take one lovably flawed heroine, add a doting boy-next-door hero, and sprinkle in a cozy family holiday, and you have the recipe for a delicious time-looping romantic comedy” (Library Journal, starred review) that will make you believe in the power of wishes and the magic of the holidays.

About The Author

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Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York TimesUSA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, The UnhoneymoonersThe Soulmate EquationSomething Wilder, and The True Love Experiment. You can find them online at or @ChristinaLauren on Instagram.

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Why We Love It

“Everything I love about movies like While You Were Sleeping or Love, Actually or The Holiday in book form—warm, cozy, a heartwarming celebration of the people and places we love the most. Plus, a little Christmassy magic! Meet under the mistletoe with In a Holidaze!”

—Kate D., Senior Editor, on In a Holidaze

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (October 6, 2020)
  • Runtime: 7 hours and 39 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797111568

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"Patti Murin's joyful and animated narration will put listeners in the holiday spirit as young professional Mae contemplates the awkward make-out session that ruined her Christmas vacation. But after a plea to the universe, Mae finds herself repeating her vacation over and over until she can discover what makes her happy. Murin's performance embraces the absurdity of the situation with perfect comedic timing that emphasizes Mae's exasperation. Murin's hilariously frantic tone slowly turns merry and bright when Mae decides to pursue a romance with her childhood crush—one of the many family friends Murin brings to life in a combination of loving and compassionate voices. Murin channels the romance, joy, and comedy of a magical holiday romance in this standout audiobook."

– AudioFile Magazine

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