Christmas Countdown!

Today is December 23, 2022. By now, 99% of us have finished our shopping and completed our wrap-a-thon. We’ve been in the throws of partying. We’ve mailed gifts, cards, and letters. We’ve dropped off baked goods and bottles of wine.

So what’s left?

Break out the popcorn and the snuggly blanket. It’s time for Christmas movies. Nothing brings on the schmaltz like squishy-wishy holiday movies. I thought I would share some of mine:

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – The brother’s tribute: “To George. The richest man in town,” makes me sob. We could all aspire to be thought of this highly.

“Star in the Night” – I highly recommend this Academy award-winning nativity story set in an auto court, which sometimes airs on TCM. I finally DVR’d last year. Go to: A Star In the Night – 1945 original short movie – YouTube

“Millions” – Danny Boyle directed this one before his Academy award-winner, “Slumdog Millionaire.” Two brothers find a duffel full of money and try to spend it or give it away while the bad guy is looking for it.

“Charlie Brown Christmas” – who else cries during “Hark the Herald Angels Sing?” And Linus’ speech about the true meaning of Christmas is beautiful. I bet I’ve watched it every year since it first aired.

“Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer” – I am partial to the “Misfit” song.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” – The Grinch gets a nasty song – “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” cause he’s a nasty wasty skunk. 

“Christmas in Connecticut” – Lots of lies twist up the heroine and unroll into romance. Barbara Stanwyck has a wonderful part, pontificating on “I’m tired.” LOL.

“Love Actually” – Billy the rock star is hilarious. I love the sign scene, too.

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“White Christmas” – “Sisters” is a favorite song of my sisters and me. The ending scene  when snow is falling, and the cast is singing “White Christmas” – sob. 

What’s your favorite holiday movie?

And in between all these favorites, curl up with these holiday stories:

Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these heartwarming holiday tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

The Great Fruitcake Bake-off: When a five-time baking champion teams up with her new neighbor for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, they discover baking a prize-winning entry is complicated, bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and first prize isn’t just about a ribbon.

Christmas Romeo: When two feuding co-workers win Christmas river cruises at the company holiday party, they discover each other isn’t so bad after all.

Twinkle Lights: When the owner of a Christmas tree stand has a heart attack, a do-gooder and a reformed high school delinquent-turned-lawyer meet the challenges of running the establishment; yet, when revenue goes missing, fingers are pointed.

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Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers. She has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. joylennick says:

    I wish you lived next door Vicki! Would love to chat over a cup of coffee or tea…I could be an extra grandmother as I’m ancient…A joyous Christmas and happy New Year. (

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  2. Vicki Batman says:

    Thank you, Joy! All ancient grandmothers are welcome over here. I hope you have a joyous season. Hugs!


  3. Sorry to be so late to the party, Vicki. I’ve been under the weather and Friday was especially yucky. Loved your post. Christmas in Connecticutt and White Christmas are two of my favorites. I shared. 🙂


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