Guest blog by Mia Epsilon, author of When You Believe
It’s December so of course everyone’s thoughts turn to Christmas in some way or another. When you need a break from the chaos and hustle bustle, or if you want a unique party idea, fix some tea or hot toddy, your favorite snacks and cozy up with these fun Holiday themed movies.
This is the classic movie which answers one man’s question (that we all have had at one time or another, haven’t we?): What would the world be like without me? The cast is wonderfully cast and perfect in their roles especially the bumbling angel trying to earn his wings.
This is a hysterically funny look at the classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ where a mean bah humbug Christmas and people hating man gets visited from three spirits on Christmas Eve determined to change him and his attitude. A bit dated in technology (his ‘expensive’ gifts are VCR’s, anyone recall those?), it’s still a fun way to make you think about your own attitude and what you can do to be a better person.
Very few movies could get away with these cheesy, corny and downright irreverent jokes but that’s what National Lampoon does best. From family members we can’t stand to bad bosses, in laws, kitchen disasters and the ‘rigging up the lights’ you will laugh yourself half silly at the antics of a family just trying to survive Christmas.
If you aren’t a Doctor Who fan (and why aren’t you???) this won’t mean nearly as much to you as those who are. David Tennent’s final episodes as the infamous Doctor trying to save the world bring to the screen everything good, funny, poignant, and makes me hope the Doctor really is out there. Long time Who fans will know how the Master’s final act, when he’s been The Doctor’s almost lifelong enemy, carries the show from just another episode to one of special significance. It’s also my favorite of the Doctor Who Christmas specials because it shows all too clearly every emotion humans—and Time Lords—can possibly experience and more. This is also my favorite send off to a Doctor, and one I doubt the show will ever be able to beat.
So, what are your favorite Christmas movies?
Mia Epsilon lives with her ever patient and tolerant soul mate hubby in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, USA. She’s an avid reader of almost anything but particularly romance, with too many favorite authors to name. Mia is a huge Doctor Who fan, isn’t so certain about the writing in the new series yet absolutely adores the new Doctor and his Scottish accent. She also happily suffers a chocolate addiction which causes her to visit her favorite chocolate store, The Chocolate Fetish an abnormally high number of times.
Mia can most often be found at her computer spinning new tales or in a quiet padded nook (a nook, she swears, not a padded room) with her e reader happily engrossed in a new story. She’s currently hard at work on her series ‘Weddings by C & C’ and trying to build its reputation from ‘just another wedding story’ to ‘OMG you have GOT to read this book!’ She appreciates all reader input and comments on her Face Book, Twitter, Amazon and Good Reads pages. Her released titles include: ‘Wedding Belle Blues’, ‘Take a Chance on Me’, ‘When You Believe’, and ‘That Night’ along with a short story in The Wonderland Tales ‘Leave Your Hat On’.
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When You Believe Blurb:
Dan and Monica’s relationship gets a push from a handsome stranger, but will their love survive the test?
Monica has deep roots in the small town of Abbeville and manages the local coffee shop, which serves as the hub of town news. Deeply in love with Daniel, she still can’t help but notice the gorgeous stranger, Micheal, who seemingly appears out of nowhere. When Dan begins to pull away from her, what’s a girl to do? Tempted to sit home and cry, Monica is determined to push through the uncertainty. Does that mean exploring new options?
Daniel carries secrets he can’t share with anyone, even Monica. He’s a man with no past and no relatives, so he doesn’t believe he deserves a bright future. Pulling away from Monica, his love and the closest thing he has to a family, he believes is the only way she can truly find happiness. But when tragedy strikes Abbeville will the man with no roots become its savior? Or will he discover Michael’s true reason for appearing among them?
“Am I interrupting something?” Dan came in the door and stood just inside, his expression confused. “Is everything okay?”
“No. Amber is convinced Michael is some assassin here to kill someone for Jamie Manning who’s part of the Irish mafia.” She pointed at Dan as he burst into laughter and glared at Amber. “There. See how ridiculous you’re being?”
“Oh, that’s too funny. Adam and Emily would get such a kick out of that. I bet Chief Owens would, too.” Dan bent over as he continued to laugh. “Come on, that’s too silly to be real.”
“Well, okay, so maybe it is.” Amber conceded with a hard note in her tone. “But you have to admit the guy is weird and freaky things happen around him.”
Dan straightened and walked over to put an arm around Monica’s shoulders. “He is, I agree. But he’s no killer. He grabbed the Marley kid out of the street a few weeks back. And Monica told me how he saved Anna from falling right before she gave birth to the twins. No assassin does nice things like that.”
“So what’s his last name? And where is he staying?” Amber demanded. “I’m going to find out before something really bad happens. Then you two will have to eat your words.” She stomped off to the back room, shoulders and spine stiff straight.