I just got back from my first Christmas party of this season, a long lunch with a dozen old friends. I talked so much I now sound like a poor imitation of Lauren Becall, and I ate so much cornbread salad that I’m skipping dinner tonight. This was the beginning of the busiest time of year, that time when my reading and writing time is measured in minutes rather than hours, but in budgeting my time for December, I made sure that I blocked out Sunday night, December 9, beginning at 9:00 (EDT). The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Christmas with Holly, based on Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas, is a must-see for me, even though I rarely watch TV.
I gave the novel a handful of stars when I reviewed it here November 2011, and I’m eagerly anticipating the movie. I’ve watched the sneak peek video half a dozen times, and each time my excitement about the movie has increased. Sean Faris, who plays Mark, is new to me, but he's so good-looking with a fantastic smile. Eloise Mumford, who plays Maggie, has a real life connection to Friday Harbor. The movie promises to be sweet and fun.
Reading Christmas books and watching Christmas movies are the ways I reward myself for the cleaning, shopping, and endless gift wrapping that make up the parts of the holiday of which I’m less fond. And what could be better than a Christmas romance based on a book by one of my favorite authors? So come Sunday evening, I’ll be partying with ABC and Hallmark for a couple of hours and celebrating with a square or two of peppermint bark with dark chocolate.
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And if you haven't read the book, you can find out more about it here.
What about you? Will you be watching Christmas with Holly Sunday night? What’s your favorite Christmas movie? Do you think Hallmark has plans for Rainshadow Road?
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