Early Christmas, Part 2

October 08, 2012 » Written under blogging, Carina Press, Contest, Excerpts, Give away

Yesterday you had Chance Numero Uno to enter for a chance to win a PDF copy of my November release, No Mistletoe Required. I know, right? Advance Reader Copy? Who doesn’t love feeling special and getting something ahead of the pack? Now today is your second chance! Are you ready?

Answer today’s question in the comment section of the blog so you can earn your second chance at one of the two copies I’m handing out! And because they’re emailed PDFs, naturally, it’s a worldwide phenomenon. (AKA: open to anyone, not just US residents.)

Today’s question: Talk to me about Christmas movies. Do you have a favorite? One you can’t stand? Don’t like any of them?

My favorite is White Christmas. I watch it at least five times every holiday season since I was a teenager and I have yet to get bored with it. Seriously, there’s something about that combination of four leads that works for me like perfection and I just smile thinking about it.

I might have to put on my flame suit and duck from rotten fruit for admitting this next part but…I hate A Christmas Story. I hate the narration and I just can’t find the humor in it. And I can find humor in a lot of stupid movies. So there it is. My Christmas secret…I would rather shoot my eye out (see what I did there?) than watch A Christmas Story.

I leave you with an excerpt and a reminder to answer the question in the comments section so you’re entered! Winners will be emailed on Tuesday, October 9th, so watch your inboxes and spam folders!


“Why don’t you do that thing you did last time and take me to the bedroom like a caveman?”

“How about we hang out here for a bit?”

She shrugged, then an idea came. Slowly, the smile spread. “We could watch a movie.”

“Now you’re thinking.” He shifted and walked to her entertainment console. “What movie?”

“White Christmas.”

His hand froze halfway to the stack of DVDs, and a little tendril of smugness spiraled into her gut. Take that. Now he’d take any chance he could get to whisk her away to the bedroom. Back on even ground.

But then he found the DVD case and popped it in the player. “Can you believe I haven’t seen this one before?”

“Uh, kinda.” He sat back down and settled her against him so her legs draped over his lap and her head rested against his chest. “I think the surprise would be if this was your favorite Christmas movie.”

He was silent for awhile as Bing Crosby began singing in his army uniform for his fellow soldiers. “I guess I don’t have a favorite Christmas movie.”

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  1. Jamie Gamber

    October 8th, 2012 - 9:33 am

    Looks like I’m going to be dodging rotten fruit right along side you, because I absolutely hate A Christmas Story! I just don’t get what anyone sees in that movie.

    Now, Christmas Vacation cracks me up every time. I even had Chevy Chase’s rant about his boss as a ringtone on my old phone. I like the first Santa Clause movie with Tim Allen too.

  2. Missy

    October 8th, 2012 - 11:53 am

    Sorry Jeanette ~ I love Christmas Story – you will shoot your eye out! My cousin gave me the leg lamp ornament. Also love The Grinch and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.

  3. Michelle Mazuros

    October 8th, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    The hilarious chaos that is “A Christmas Story,” wins, hands down, in our house. BB guns, triple dog dares, “FRAGILE” = Italian and dogs + turkey = Chinese waiters singing Christmas carols, NOTHING says “Holiday Fun,” more than this movie.

    I’ve also been known to get sucked into the “Fa La La La Lifetime” romantic comedy movie marathons. : )

  4. amanda

    October 8th, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    I love watching Christmas movies. One of my fave is Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. I remember watching all of the movies like that as a kid. :) My daughter LOVES Santa Paws!! And The Grinch

  5. Khriste Close

    October 8th, 2012 - 12:05 pm

    I am right there with you about Christmas Story…I just do not see anything redeeming about it. My husband will sit there and laugh and I just look at him and sigh and leave the room….

    But I do love Christmas Vacation, The Grinch, Charlie Brown Christmas and a few others including White Christmas!

  6. Stevi

    October 8th, 2012 - 12:16 pm

    Hey Kat! I love the Polar express. Seriously Im like a 5 year old when Christmas comes around and I can watch it. I crack up at Elf every year. I will admit to watching it throughout the year.

  7. Marea

    October 8th, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    I too am a non Christmas Story person never liked it and never will. I love White Christmas for it is a classic and Meet Me in St Louis is another one. I also need to watch the old cartoon ones like Frosty the Snowman, Year Without a Santa Claus, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer and others like it. Over the years I have added in Polar Express and the Santa Clause as well.

  8. Emily R

    October 8th, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    There is one I watch every year. It’s not Christmas until Christmas Story has played on our TV. When we had cable, I’d leave it on 24 hours if people would let me. There’s not one thing I live about the show, it’s all great. Okay so the part where the dad is guessing what’s in his big box and thinks it could be a bowling alley is pretty good and the whole F – – – word.

  9. Katie M.

    October 8th, 2012 - 12:50 pm

    I also haaaaate A Christmas Story. It’s a tradition for DH, so I sit there for a few hours wanting to scratch my eyeballs out. Tied is Christmas Vacation. I can’t stand movies where everything keeps going wrong for one poor person.

    My favorite is the Muppet’s Christmas Story. Something about singing Muppets that warms my heart. The Santa Clause and Lifetime’s marathon of holiday movies ranks up there too.

  10. Mary

    October 8th, 2012 - 1:25 pm

    The Santa Clause is my favorite. We watch it every year. I actually just saw Miracle on 34th Street a few years ago for the first time. My husband was shocked at that. I have never seen A Christmas Story! And I also look forward to the Lifetime Christmas movies. love them!

  11. Sharon L.

    October 8th, 2012 - 1:33 pm

    I am right there with you hating A Christmas Story. My husband and his whole family love it and it is on repeat all day for Christmas and I truly despise it. I love The Grinch Who Stole Christmas though even if it is for the younger crowd. How can you not love his heart growing.

  12. Nena Clements

    October 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm

    I love any Scrooge movie ever made. I love the idea of redemption. There is always hope.

  13. Heather cook

    October 8th, 2012 - 2:49 pm

    I like polar express and the Santa clause.

  14. Kim

    October 8th, 2012 - 3:29 pm

    I LOVE Christmas movies. I just don’t tend to get into the the old ones. Every year, for the past 9 years, we watch a new Christmas movie on Christmas Eve. Originally, it was How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but that only lasted two years, before my husband said no more.

    So I don’t really know which one I can actually call my favorite.

  15. Laura

    October 11th, 2012 - 11:14 pm

    I feel like this was a slight dig at me since you know my favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story. Not cool, sister… NOT cool…

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