Holiday Fun with Lori Wilde + giveaway

One of our favorite authors is Lori Wilde. She has a new series of Christmas novellas out. We are excited to welcome her today as she shares some of her favorite holiday traditions.

Ah Christmas! Who doesn’t love a great Christmas story? When Avon asked me if I wanted to write three ebook novellas set during the Christmas holidays, based on my successful Twilight, Texas series, I jumped at the chance. Writing The Christmas Cookie Chronicles was such fun!

There’s just something magical about Christmas stories that speak to us all.  From A Christmas Carol to The Night Before Christmas to The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, tales of forgiveness and redemption, hope and miracles stir something in everyone.

This time of year, everything takes on a merrier glow.

I love Christmas movies too. From Miracle on 34th Street to It’s a Wonderful Life. These evergreen classics warm our hearts year after year. One of my family traditions is to hold a tree decorating party. We drink hot chocolate, put up the tree, string popcorn garlands and bake cookies. Afterwards we curl up on the couch to watch A Christmas Story. Yes, my favorite holiday movie of all time is a comedy. I can’t imagine a Christmas without Ralphie and his Red Rider b.b. gun. It’s such a perfect holiday movie.

And we can’t forget Christmas music. Here’s my pick of the top ten Christmas Songs

1)White Christmas (I love the do-whop sound of The Drifters version)

2) Blue Christmas by Elvis

3) Happy Christmas by John and Yoko

4) Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

5) Silver Bells by Johnny Mathis

6) Please Come Home For Christmas by the Eagles

7) Rocking Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

8) Pachelbel Christmas Canon by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

9) Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives

10) Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms


What about you? What are you favorite Christmas books, movies or songs? Do you have a special holiday tradition?

***Lori is giving away the winners choice of one of the following books  “The Sweethearts’ Knitting Club,” “The True Love Quilting Club,” “The First Love Cookie Club,” or “The Welcome Home Garden Club.” Contest rules apply you need to follow us and Lori on twitter and like us on fb. Contest open to US and Canada only.***






  1. Johanna Jochum

    My favorite Christmas book is the Present by Johanna Lindsey. It is a Mallory family series novel. My favorite song is the Little Drummer Boy and my favorite christmas cartoon is Charlie Brown’s Christmas special. I love A Christmas story too!

  2. Kim in Hawaii

    We adopt holiday traditions from where we have lived. We still celebrate Sinter Klaas’ arrival on November 15 and departure on Decembe 5 (from the Netherlands).

  3. Terry Parrish

    Well, I have to say my favorite Christmas Movies are A Christmas Carol – with George C. Scott as Scrooge and Christmas Vacation – with Chevy Chase. And as for music I have to go with Kenny G, absolutely beautiful. As far as books go, ANYTHING that has to do with Christmas. Love them all.

  4. Na S.

    I find holiday-themed reads to be really heartfelt and sweet. My favorite is usually the one I am currently reading which I read all year round. For the holidays my family just like to spend time together making our own feast with tons of movies on. Home Alone is a movie we always watch because it’s so entertaining. 🙂

  5. Candy Gorcsi

    I don’t have a favorite Christmas book, but my favorite movie is 1951 A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sim and it has to be Black & White version!
    Silent Night and Silver and Gold!! But really my favorite thing is to sit with the tree lights on and have the radio on low with christmas carols, and just reflect about family and friends!

  6. Ebony M.

    I love watching its a wonderful life every year !!! it always feels like christmas when thats on . lol and, i dont have a favorite christmas book. 😉

  7. Yaritza Santana

    I can’t tell you want my favorite Christmas book is because within the last few years I have been buying every single Christmas book that has been made. I love to read them all year round. In regards to the Christmas music. I listen too all songs and sing all of them. I love Christmas in general.

  8. Sue P.

    Favorite movie – It’s A Wonderful Life with Miracle on 34th Street a close second (the Natalie Wood version)
    Favorite Music – also love Trans-Siberian’s Pachelbel’s Christmas Canon, also the Bing Crosby/David Bowie’s duet of Little Drummer boy and Peace On Earth, and a duet by Bing and Frank Sinatra, We Wish You The Merriest.
    Not sure about a book, but love I Spy Christmas!

  9. Mary

    I don’t have any favorite Christmas books, I read all of them and enjoy all of them. I like all Christmas music. Love to listen to Kenny G’s Christmas album; Trans-Siberian’s Christmas music. When you get older it is nice to sit back and listen to the Christmas music and reflect on you favorite Christmases.

  10. Karen W.

    You know Christmas time is approaching when they start showing It’s a Wonderful Life. Such a heartwarming movie time and time again. I also love all Christmas music. Really gets you in the spirit. Just wish the powers that be wouldn’t start showing and playing and doing until at least after Thanksgiving! Let “the turkey bird” have his holiday!

    Peace to All!

  11. Maude

    My all time favorite is “Christmas Story”. I love this movie and watch it every year and laugh every year. It’s still as funny today as it was 10 years ago.

  12. Cathy Ward

    I never miss the Alistair Sim “Scrooge” movie. It’s a Wonderful Life has always been one of my favorites.
    I concur with Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt.


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