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.***