The holidays are always the best time of year. Not only is the food spectacular, but it’s also when some classic holiday movies are due a re-viewing. And one of my favorite movies has always been White Christmas, with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen.
It’s a very (very) old movie, but the reason I love this one so much is because it reminds me of my mom and dad, who are no longer with me. When I was a child, this movie would play on Saturday nights every holiday season, and it was a special occasion. I would cuddle up with my parents and it was a particular favorite of my mom’s. It was an event night, and that made it even more special. My mom and I would sing all the songs, remark on Rosemary Clooney’s beautiful voice, and Vera Ellen’s small waist and amazing dance skills (after all, being girls, we had to identify with the ladies, right?).
After I grew up, I had two boys, who couldn’t really get into this movie (sad), but I introduced my stepdaughter to White Christmas, and she fell in love with it and still watches it every year. It fills me with warmth to know I’ve introduced this corny yet fun movie to a new generation. It’s just not the official holiday season until I’ve seen White Christmas.
Besides the costumes and music and dance, the romance between Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney is at the central core of the story. Two people who think they couldn’t be more wrong for each other, when in actuality they couldn’t be more right for each other. He pursues her, and she balks. She thinks he’s a player, but he might just be ready to settle down—with the right woman.
It’s very much like The Best Thing, my holiday novella coming December 3rd from Carina Press. Brody Kent is a notorious womanizer, and Tori Lewis wants nothing to do with him, even if she has carried a torch for him for years. Brody’s ready to settle down—with Tori, but Tori’s afraid she’s going ot end up just another notch on Brody’s bedpost. He intends to show her he’s serious this time, and doesn’t intend to let her go.
As part of the Twelve Days of Christmas Promotion, you can win a copy of THE BEST THING over a the Happily Ever After USA Today Blog, so head on over there to enter.
Here on my blog, you can win this awesome prize pack of 7 gifts as part of my 7th day of Christmas giveaway.
The prize pack includes two holiday LEDs, a mug, glass, measuring cups, cards and an iTunes gift card. To be entered to win the prize pack above, leave a comment about a family holiday tradition that means a lot to you. This contest will remain open until November 26th.
Also, be sure to check out the other authors participating in the Twelve Days of Christmas giveaway, both here and at Happily Ever After at USA Today (I’m linking to Ruthie Knox’s blog, because she’s so much more organized than me with her links. Go Ruthie!) 😉
Good luck, y’all!