Holiday joy!

December 9th, 2008 • Kate

I’m in a “Let It Snow” kind of mood — partly because I love snowboots, partly because we got about 6 inches of the powdery stuff last night, and I let Rexroth take the all-wheel-drive vehicle, so I’m happily ensconced in the home office, and partly because there’s more good news to share about Let It Snow! Devoted readers of MJ’s blog will recall a previous brouhaha when a school in Oklahoma tried to ban Maureen’s book The Bermudez Triangle. Well, now Oklahoma has gone and done Maureen a solid, recommending Let it Snow as a great holiday read in NewsOK.
And because I’m in a holiday mood — the Christmas tunes certainly help. How can you be anything but cheery listening to the Barenaked Ladies’ FREE version of “Jingle Bells”? — I’m GIVING AWAY another galley of Let it Snow! Here’s how to enter: rack your brains and your knowledge of Daphne to try to figure out my favorite Christmas movie of all time. First person who gets it right wins a little holiday cheer in the mail. And there’s a hint: for all I love me some “A Year Without a Santa Claus,” the important word is “movie.” Go to town!
And even if you get it wrong, you’ll possibly be introducing me to another great holiday film, or sharing YOUR favorite!

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13 Responses to “Holiday joy!”

  1. Angela Says:

    From your clue, I'm going to guess "It's A Wonderful Life." (Or, maybe it's just my favorite…)

  2. Julia Says:

    although not strictly a holiday movie – You've got Mail…
    Miracle on 34th Street
    (both have mail in them – as does your sentence!)
    Then again – it could be Holiday Inn
    and I will stop now!

  3. Rena Says:

    Could it be White Christmas? A classic! πŸ™‚
    Home Alone…. well, at least that's my favorite "sort of recent" Christmas movie.

  4. beth Says:

    I was gonna guess "It's a Wonderful Life", but Angela beat me to the punch. Maybe the Grinch Who Stole Christmas?

  5. kandg_felidae Says:

    Others have guessed everything that first came to my mind, like It's a Wonderful Life, or possibly Miracle on 34th street. So I'm out of ideas. I've always loved The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Christmas Story. But Year Without a Santa Claus trumps them all.

  6. Michelle Says:

    I love While You Were Sleeping, which is not, strictly speaking, a Christmas movie but does take place in December. I love The Santa Clause and Polar Express, but I wouldn't call them favorites. I think the one I love most is Borrowed Hearts, which was a made-for-tv movie with Eric McCormack, Roma Downey, and Hector Elizondo.
    Hmm… maybe Babes in Toyland?

  7. jeanoram Says:

    I'll give it a whirl.
    How about:
    A Charlie Brown Christmas
    The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
    A Christmas Carol.
    Are we allowed more than one guess?
    Personally, I'm kind of fond of 'Elf'. I know, I'm easy to please.

  8. dust Says:

    Invader Zim!

  9. karen hamilton Says:

    It's got to be You've Got Mail…isn't that everybody's favorite holiday movie? Oh, maybe just mine. πŸ™‚ But I went and looked at the blurb for Let It Snow and I have to have it, whether I win or not. Snow, Christmas, romance, Starbucks, what more could a girl want???

  10. lotusloquax Says:

    White Christmas with all that snow you've gotten. But somebody already guessed it.
    How about Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer?

  11. Barrett Dowell Says:

    Don't forget about Die Hard. A classic holiday movie.

  12. Kathleen Peacock Says:

    "You've Got Mail" seems to be a popular choice but I'm going to go back to the source and say "The Shop Around the Corner"*.
    * For those who don't know, "The Shop Around the Corner" is the movie 'You've Got Mail" was Based on.

  13. Carrie Harris Says:

    How about The Nightmare Before Christmas? That's my favorite.