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This week we’re talking about ‘All I Want for Christmas!’
It’s funny how your expectations for Christmas change as you grow older. When I was a child, the big day was all about excitement; the intense, gut-wrenching hope that Santa would visit, the anticipation of seeing family and friends, and of course the aroma of the roasting turkey that would make my mouth water!
As an adult, I’m the one who provides all this for my family, and that shapes the way I feel about Christmas. Anticipation is replaced by anxiety; will I buy all the presents in time? What time should I put the turkey in the oven? Have I remembered to buy cranberry sauce?
All too often, Christmas can feel more of a chore than anything else. So this year, all I want for Christmas is to slow down and enjoy the company of my family and friends. I’ve bought and wrapped all the gifts, the Christmas grocery shop is ordered, and now all there is to do is sit back and enjoy the anticipation. When the big day arrives, I’m going to pour us all a mug of hot chocolate (with a splash of Baileys added in to the adults’ mugs), put on some Christmas music and watch the delight in the children’s eyes as they tear the wrapping paper off their presents.
So here’s to a merry Christmas for one and all. Thank you so much for joining me on these blog hops this year, and I look forward to sharing more of them with you in 2015!
Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.
This week we’re sharing our favourite Holiday Stories or Movies!
If you hadn’t already guessed, I LOVE THE FESTIVE SEASON! I love the planning, I love the present buying, and most of all I love the Christmas movies. I have so many favourites that it’s almost impossible to narrow them down to one. Scrooged with Bill Murray is a must-watch every year, along with A Muppet Christmas Carol and The Snowman, a beautiful hand-drawn cartoon that has no dialogue, only music. But my very, very favourite of all is Love Actually.
Love Actually – the Best Love Scenes
There are so many reasons that this movie is close to my heart. First of all it has some of my best-loved actors. Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson are just a few of the cast of actors that make this such a fun movie to watch. Then there’s the story lines–in fact there’s ten different interwoven stories in this film, each of them climaxing at Christmas. Some are romantic, some are sad, but each one of them is emotional. From the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) discovering love for the first time, to the wife (Emma Thompson) who learns about her husband’s infidelity when searching for her Christmas present, each one manages to kick you in the gut.
Best of all, there’s Billy Mack, played by Bill Nighy. A has-been rock star, he attempts to reignite his fading career with a Christmas rock song, the hilarious parody of ‘Love is all Around’, which is an in-joke for director Richard Curtis, who used the original in his breakout film, Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Love Actually – Christmas is All Around
I hope each one of you has an enjoyable and relaxing Holiday Season. Remember to hold those you love close, and to take some time for yourself. You’re worth it!
As for me, I’ll be spending Christmas with my family and friends, celebrating the UK release of my novel, Fix You on the 25th December. It’s available for pre order now at the following places: