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Writer Wednesday- What are your favorite holiday books?

Posted Nov 11 2015, 12:15 am



Hi Gang,

Today’s Writer Wednesday topic is about our favorite holiday books. While I enjoy reading them, I don’t have any particular favorites I bust out  year after year.  However, I do have favorite holiday MOVIES. One of the things I look forward to the most every year is grabbing a mug of hot cocoa and snuggling on the couch with my daughter. We load up the DVR and watch one after the other. If it happens to be snowing outside that’s just an added bonus!

Our favorites are The Preacher’s Wife with Whitney Houston, and It’s A Wonderful Life. (Who doesn’t like that one?) And then there are the staples like Miracle on 34th Street, (we prefer the newer one to the original), Polar Express which always makes us pause the movie and sneak back to the kitchen to refill our cocoa mugs, (you’ll know why if you’ve seen this one), The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet, (Jude Law is adorbs in it), How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf, A Christmas Carol, and You’ve Got Mail which of course is a remake of The Shop Around the Corner.

My hubs and son might make it through one or even two holiday movies with us before they go find a football game and do their male bonding thing on their own– then everyone is happy. ;0)

My daughter lives over 1200 miles away now so its always a treat to visit with her. But one day, when she has a family of her own, I suspect we won’t always be able to squeeze in our movie marathons. So I’m going to cherish the one this year, and any I’ll be lucky enough to get from now on.

So how about you? Any favorite holiday books or movies you love?


Check out what some of my writer friends have to say on this topic here:  

Contemporary romance-  Lauren Christopher | Paranormal romance writers Kay Hudson  | Romantic suspense writers – Sharon Wray | Novels with romantic elements Natalie Meg Evans – Jean Willett | 




10 responses to “Writer Wednesday- What are your favorite holiday books?”

  1. Sharon Wray says:

    I love all of those movies too, Tamra. But my absolute favorite is A Christmas Carol. I love the one made in 1939. And I also love the one made with Patrick Stewart as Scrooge.

    I have to admit that I also love Holiday Inn and The Bells of St. Mary’s. They remind me of being a kid and watching them with my dad.

    I hope you have a great movie marathon this year!

  2. Jean Willett says:

    Oh, I love watching holiday movies! I just purchased the orginal Miracle on 34th St as it stars Maureen O’Hara, It’s a Wonderful Life, the cartoon How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Bishop’s Wife with Cary Grant. Holiday Inn is another favorite as I love the music. A Christmas Carol is on the shelf, too.

    Christmas is such a great time to relax and recharge the creative well, isn’t it?
    Hallmark starts the round of Christmas movies and decorations light up the streets. If it would only snow on Christmas in Georgia! 🙂

  3. Kay Hudson says:

    I have to stick with A Christmas Story on this one. The story may be set a few years earlier than my own childhood (but alas, not that many), but I identify with so much of it–day-dreaming, theme-writing, glasses-breaking kid that I was, in the Midwest.

    I have to be honest, when Hallmark goes into all Christmas movies all the time mode, I don’t watch, I find other channels to watch.

    • Yes, Kay, A Christmas Story is a good one too! But I get the “cheese” factor on the Hallmark channel can be too much for some people. But when I watch those, I’m amazed at how many have been adapted from romance writers we know or have heard of. It’s very interesting. :0)

  4. Hi Tammy,

    I always hope that they’ll put A Christmas Carol on the tv. I have seen the 1930’s one but I love one from my childhood (1970s) which I saw at the cinema with my brother and which was quite terrifying in parts. I cannot remember who was in it, though I can see Scrooge’s face. Maybe I should get it out on DVD for a trip back into the past.

  5. Yes Natalie! I remember going to that one in the theater as well. It WAS scary when I saw it as a kid! They run that one here occasionally on TV. Funny though, my kids don’t like any version of that story. Not sure why? Enjoy the DVD!

  6. LOVE the new look, Tammy!

    I love A Christmas Carol. & I always make the time to watch the Grinch (original animated) and the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. I didn’t used to be a fan of It’s a Wonderful Life, but as I get older, I’m mellowing. I’m a huge Jimmy Stewart fan, so that helps.

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