“The Skeptic and the Primrose” by author Michèle Laframboise, is free to read on this website until December 25, 2022.

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WMG Holiday Spectacular 2022
Calendar of Short Stories

You get a holiday story per day sent to you automatically.

Thirty-nine original stories from American Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day!

Know someone who likes to read? Give them a gift that will delight throughout the holiday season.


If you are giving the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2022 Calendar of Short Stories as a gift, please include the email address of the intended recipient in the “Order notes” section during checkout.

What is the Calendar of Short Stories?

Each story falls in one of three genres:

  • Candy Cane Kisses features romance stories set during the winter holiday season.
  • Time Travel Holidays features stories that feature, you guessed it, time travel, set around the winter holidays.
  • Crooked Little Christmas features crime stories set during the Christmas season.

Here’s how it works:

Every day, after Thanksgiving and running until New Year’s Day, you will get an original short story sent to you (or the recipient of your choice) via email.

Each story is accompanied by an introduction in which award-winning editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch will tell you which kind of story you have, be it a Time Travel Holidays story or a darker Crooked Little Christmas crime story or a Candy Cane Kisses romance.

You will get each story in ebook format (epub and mobi), so you can read them daily on your own device, anywhere, anytime you choose. Or you can store them up and binge on a weekend.

Your choice.

For those who subscribe on or after November 23, your subscription will begin on the Monday following your purchase. We will also send an email containing all of the stories that you missed so far in one bulk email on that same Monday.

For those who subscribe on or after December 26, all of the stories will be delivered to you in a single email on January 3.

As an added bonus, all subscribers will receive The Holiday Spectacular #4 ebook compilation, which includes all 39 stories and introductions. The compilation volume will be released in July 2023.

Missed last year’s Holiday Spectacular?

We’ve got you covered.
The Holiday Spectacular #3 offers readers a chance to recreate that experience and read all of those stories in one volume—exactly as they were originally presented during the holiday season. 

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