Ya know what I love? Christmas Movies, even the bad ones. My Tivo can quickly be filled with the movies from ABCFamily, Hallmark, Lifetime and even ION. Sometimes you can find a good one (Dear Secret Santa) and sometimes you can find really bad ones (Snowglobe). Usually though somewhere in between are the ones that are so bad, they’re good.
So since I’ve just spent a good twenty or so minutes browsing through Netflix trying to find a Christmas movie to watch, I of course ended up adding several new items to my list.
Tonight I’m drawn to I’ll Be Home For Christmas, even though I’ve seen it a bunch of times already. It’s actually a favorite of mine, so what better way to kick things off?
Besides, who doesn’t want to watch a movie starting Jonathan Taylor Thomas?
I don’t know about you, but one thing I love is Christmas shopping. I’ try to do as much of it online as I can so the boyfriend doesn’t see what I get him. Seriously stores, the thin white bags at Christmas just don’t cut it. The other day I had to wrap a towel around a present to keep it hidden! So if you’re doing your shopping online, this is the perfect playlist to listen to. Or even if you just need a little bit of Christmas at the moment.
Have you gotten any of y our shopping done yet?
Ahh Sunday, first day of December, do you have your Christmas tree up yet? Mine is up but not decorated just yet. I got a brand new stand yesterday that slowly spins the tree around. I love it.
Maybe you’re not ready for Christmas just yet, maybe you want to read something that gives you a chill!
Here’s a little snippet from my latest book The Spirit Board.
I pause on the stairs as I look around; this is not the normal setup for a Friday night movie binge. No popcorn, the cushions we use as seats are arranged in a circle and nowhere near the TV. The lights are off; including the string of lanterns that Jack and I found a few years ago and thought were just super groovy. He has candles set up, but it’s not romantic at all. The trunk that is usually used as a coffee table is in the center of the pillow circle. The fire place isn’t even on. “Jack, what’s going on?”
"Jack’s not here, well he’s here, he’s in his room getting something." Paul is staring right at me. I’m about to die, why does he have such amazing blue eyes?
Kip felt a little bit guilty that his brother had been sent off to boarding school because of the stash of drugs he’d hidden in his bathroom.
He really hadn’t expected the maid to look in the plastic container he’d put it in, or that she would turn Chad in. If anything Kip figured she’d take some for herself and hope that no one noticed.
Wick could feel the negative energy as he walked into the house. He hadn’t missed curfew, he was sure of it. He was back at least a half hour before he needed to be since he’d dropped Abby at home.
At the foot of the steps he saw two suitcases, which he recognized as his as if her were going on a trip.
The gymnasium had been decked out in Orange, Purple, Lime-Green, and Black streamers, balloons and festive cutouts. Music was pumping from the DJ booth, playing the latest hits that the principal had approved of, leaving it really a mix of top 40 and oldies.
Pam and Kip were the center of attention in their Barbie and Ken costumes. Pam wore a tight pink dress, Kip work well fitting blue jeans and a nice button down. He never left Pam’s side as she controlled the conversation around her.
The air was crisp with the promise of a fall snow storm in the near future. The bon fire roaring as Wick, Abby and his friends sat around roasting marshmallows and plotting what they would dress up as for the Halloween dance. One of the girls suggested going as Sarah Palin, another was thinking of being simple and dressing as a French Maid.
Abby was snuggled up close to Wick as the flames danced in the air. His arms wrapped around her, breathing in the scent of her shampoo and the fire in the air.
I am so excited to finally share with you the cover of The Spirit Board, along with letting you know it is now available at Amazon and Smashwords.
Ali thinks that it’s just a regular Friday night of hanging out with her cousin Jack and his friends. That is until the Spirit Board comes out and Jack is insistent that they give it a try to see who they can contact.
Sounds perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit, doesn’t it?
I hope you pick up a copy, and enjoy it!
Okay, so I’ve been watching General Hospital for 20 years, I started when I was in the sixth grade.
It wasn’t the first soap opera I ever watched; it wasn’t even the second one actually. It was the mainstay though.