So, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) went well. I added over 10,000 words to the 11,611 I started with on my cozy mystery, so I’m happy. Lots more to write, then edit, so still slogging merrily away 😊
But it’s also the holidays! We don’t do a lot of decorating but we do have a lot of favorite holiday movies we watch.
Here are a couple of movies I watch during the holidays that you might not necessarily associate with Christmas.
I’m starting with the movie I’m most conflicted about. I shouldn’t like You’ve Got Mail. It’s about a big box book store moving into a New York City neighborhood that wants to close all the competition, including The Little Shop Around the Corner. Tom Hanks plays Joe Fox, the charming figurehead of the big bad bookstore, Fox Books and Meg Ryan plays Kathleen Kelly, who is desperately trying to keep alive her late mother’s childrens bookstore. Hanks and Ryan are at their peak, playing people who are sworn enemies in real life, not realizing that they’re falling in love via anonymous email (the sound of AOL connecting to the internet! LOL!). Part of the story takes place during December, so there are Christmas trees and gift buying, which makes this a holiday movie to me.
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I wanted to see this movie on the recommendation of Racquel Henry, the owner of Writer’s Atelier, a group I belong to. But I couldn’t find it streaming anywhere, so I ended up buying it. Good decision!
As you’d expect of a Hallmark Christmas romance, it’s light and fun and full of romantic miscues but also has its share of orphans, loneliness and an adorable dog looking for his furrever home. Here’s the story-Jessica, newly single again, takes Christmas cards intended for the guy who just broke up with her and sends them to five people with notes telling them how they have influenced her life for the better:
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Last week was a Hanukkah recommendation, this week it’s Christmas!
- I’ve just needed some Feel Good/Happy Endings stories
- I’m writing a Christmas romance and I guess the holidays are on my mind.
First up, Single All the Way, the first gay Christmas movie produced by Netflix, starring Michael Urie and Philemon Chambers. It’s a friends to lovers trope with a bit of love triangle thrown in as tension.
Peter loves his family in New Hampshire but the thought of going home single again drives him to extremes—he talks his BFF and roommate, Nick, into posing as his lover. When that ruse quickly falls apart, mom fixes him up with her hunky trainer, James. In typical romance fashion, wires get crossed, feelings get hurt and they all live happily ever after.
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