10 Shoujo One-Shots for the Holiday Season


For the majority of the world, it’s already Christmas. But the holiday is not yet over until the break is done, for students and for the few workers out there! Given the short time, here is a short list of shoujo manga recommendations that are Christmas-themed and one-shots (only one chapter). We have a few bonus manga in the end, which is more than one chapter if you want a longer read. So, let’s get started.

Merry Unbalance Christmas

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Genres: Drama, Romance, Shoujo Author: Tomofuji, Yuu Published: 2011  Pages: 43 (excluding credit page)

Saving up for an extravagant dessert treat is not a sin, well, neither is getting into an argument with some EXTREMELY RICH GUY just because he snatched your long awaited dessert a sin either… However, things are about to go into a spiralling twist of events when that guy popped up the next day saying “Become my woman!”

Christmas ni Omoi wo Nosete

Genres: Romance, School, Shoujo
Author: Hosobori, Yukari Published: December 5, 2013 Pages: 16

What guy wouldn’t want cookies for free, right?

Daydream World

Genres: Drama, Romance, Shoujo Author: Yasuko  Published: Sep 26, 2008 Pages: 35

“My dream is to ride on the Ferris Wheel with my destined lover” says Kubo, a girl who has never had a boyfriend for 17 years. But the guy she likes suddenly starts working at the same place as her. When Christmas arrives, what will happen? (This is an included one-shot with the manga Holiday)

Marii to Santa

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Shoujo Author: Nigushi, Keiko  Published: 2009  Pages: 16

Santa crashes into a tree and spends an evening with a practical but sweet little girl.

Santa Claus Panic

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo Author: Shiiba, Nana  Published: Aug 26, 2010  Pages: 31

It’s the season of Christmas and companies are advertising their services more determinedly during these times. Yayuka accidentally picked up a flier saying a Santa will give her a wonderful gift on Christmas if she calls that number. Not wanting to be alone of Christmas, she calls the number and prepares a Christmas feast for Santa but when the doorbell rang, there stood a very young and handsome Santa who happens to be a debonair host! (This is an included one-shot with the manga Sensei wa Sadistic)

Christmas Shimasho♡

Genres: Romance, Shoujo Author: Odagiri, Nagisa Published: 2011-2012 Pages: 31

Kyouko got a boyfriend (Takuto) and she is looking forward to spending Christmas together with him. (This is an included one-shot with Ichigo Switch!)

Christmas Romance

Genres: Romance, Shoujo Author: Harada, Saa  Pages: 40

Ito’s favorite author has been right around her corner all this time. But, he wasn’t quite how she imagined he’d be. So, will romance still ultimately bloom between these two?

130cm Kara Merry Christmas

Genres: Romance, Shoujo Author: Mochida, Aki Published: 2007-2008  Pages: 32

Kei has always been an unlucky girl. On the other hand, her classmate Madoka claims that he is a lucky boy. What would happen to these two as they were invited to join their class Christmas party? (This is an included one-shot with the manga Mayonaka ni Kiss)

Otona to Kodomo no Merry Christmas

Genres: Slice-of-life, Shoujo Author: Irohara, Mitabi Pages: 19

One-shot webcomic with the existence of Santa as its theme.

Christmas ni Kagayaku

Genres: Romance, School, Shoujo Author: Miyagi, Anna Published: November 14, 2009  Pages: 31

Runa has always had a fear of boys. When she’s confronted by a confession from the school’s most popular guy, Kizuna, she just burst out in tears. However, she calms down when Kizuna says he wants to start out as being friends.

As an additional Christmas gift, I present to you one seinen, two shounen and three more shoujo manga that fits with the season:

Chokotto Sister

Volumes: 8 Chapters: 71 Status: Completed
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, Slice of Life, Seinen Author: Zappa, Gou (Story), Takeuchi, Sakura (Art) Published: Dec 19, 2003 to Apr 27, 2007 

Haruma Kawagoe is an only child. A long time ago, at Christmastime, his mother miscarried the child that was to have been his baby sister. That night, young Haruma knelt down and offered up an earnest prayer: “Please make my mother well again, and please give me a little sister.” Years have passed, and Haruma has nearly forgotten his prayer. But Santa hasn’t…. one Christmas, when Haruma is least expecting it, he gets an unusual present – his sister. (Has a 24-episode anime adaptation)

Chocolate Christmas

Volumes: 1 Chapters: 5 Status: Completed
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life Author: Takeuchi, Naoko Published: Dec 1987 to Jan 1988

Chocolate Christmas is about a DJ named Choco, a girl named Ryouko, her friend Makiko, and an annoying boy named Keiki. Ever nolstalgic, beautifully crafted, and sweet; it’s funny story with a few quirks here and there.

Also includes the one shot “Wink Rain.”

Will it Snow for Christmas

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shoujo Published: 2010  Status: Publishing

This is an SBS Drama Special. Kang Jin’s Family moves to Sancheong with a past lingering over their shoulders. As they arrive in town, banners hanging over the streets are forbidding them from passing through the streets because of their luggage in the back of the trunk. Something about the banner really ticks off Kang Jin’s Mom. As crazy as she is, what does she do? And what lies ahead in Sancheong? This is a tragic love story of sweet descendants.

Yoroshiku Master/Sweet Rein

Volumes: 3 Chapters: 12 Status: Completed
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo Author: Tsukuba, Sakura Published: Dec 10, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008

One day when 17-year-old Sagara Kurumi accidently bumps into a guy on the streets, reins suddenly appear and binds them both! What is this?! Things get even more confusing when the boy, Kaito, clasps her hands and calls her his master! When Kaito transforms into a reindeer it just becomes too much for poor Kurumi who’s out as a light. But it does indeed seem like Kurumi’s a santa and Kaito’s her reindeer and that they’ve got an important job to do on Christmas Eve~

Holy Glory

Volumes: 1 Chapters: 4 Status: Completed
Genres: Fantasy, Shounen Author: Sichol=bell Published: Feb 2009 to May 2009

19th century England. Christmas Day.

A young thief, Salt, and his partner-in-crime Pierre come across a strange-looking traveller with a penchant for sweets. The only thing of value Salt finds in the traveller’s bag is an odd compass, so he steals it – only for monsters to come after him a few hours later! Why are they after Salt? And what does the traveller want with him?? It’s a fantastic winter tale of magic!

Noel la Neige

Genres: Fantasy, Shounen Author: Sichol=bell Published: Aug 18, 2008  Pages: 42

One-shot. Noel Christonbel is Santa Claus no. 29. He and his reindeer, Rudolf (in human form) visit children on Christmas day and give them presents – whatever they ask for. However, what happens when one of the children they meet doesn’t want anything… and instead feels he should die?

Sequel for Holy Glory.

There you go! I personally recommend Christmas ni Omoi wo Nosete because it’s cute and that it gives you a bit of a squee this Christmas. I hope you’ll read and enjoy them! Happy Holidays!

Are there any more Christmas-themed manga you would like to recommend?