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December 19, 2014


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Mae Clair

I positively love your look at Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, one of my favorite holiday stories...and now I'm looking at it as a romance too with an HEA too, LOL!

I think my favorite holiday romance would have to be A Christmas Carol. Yes, I know, it's not really a romance, but Scrooge does get to fall in love with Christmas and even life again and that's a wonderful HEA! :)

Fun post, Donna!

Donna Cummings

Mae, I remember seeing one version of A Christmas Carol where they focused on Scrooge's romance when he was younger -- and how he'd ruined that with his greed and ambition. He managed to see the error of his ways, which is classic romance material! I also agree that falling in love with life is a great HEA too. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Christon Benford

This year's favorite holiday romance for me is The Billionaire's Christmas by J.S. Scott. I think my favorites change each year as I read new stories. Thanks for the giveaway. Looking forward to checking out your holiday release as well.

Donna Cummings

Christon, I completely understand about the faves changing with the new stories coming out each year -- I'm the same way. I've seen The Billionaire's Christmas in several places lately--looks like I better add it to the TBR!


My favorite holiday memory is my first christmas with a child. It is amazing to see the wonder again through their eyes

Donna Cummings

Shannon, that is a wonderful memory. I remember when I was a kid, and I couldn't imagine anything more magical than this time of year. I think I needed that reminder. :)

Jennifer Rote

My favorite holiday memory is taking my son to the winter carnival for the first time. So much fun but really cold in upstate NY.

Tatiana Lammers

My favorite holiday memory is my very first Christmas in the USA. In Russia, where I was from we never celebrated Christmas - only New Years, and we never went to church. So, it was very special.

Loretta Sullivan

One of my favorite holiday memories is on Christmas Eve after the children were finally asleep. The presents were under the tree and my husband and I could sit and relax awhile before the Christmas morning frenzy began.


Now that you've opened my eyes to the true meaning of the story, I have to say Rudolph is my first Christmas Romance story too.

Hard to choose a favorite holiday memory. I remember the big box that always came from my grandparents, getting to open just one present Christmas Eve, the whole family going to church, staying up until midnight and then the sorting of presents into piles for each person, and a mess of wrapping paper everywhere. When I was older I got to go with my Dad to help ring the church bells in the little village nearby. All three churches would ring their bells at 12:00 am Christmas morning. It was cold, but beautiful--those different bells chiming, and nobody called the cops about the noise.

I love how even total strangers will look you in the eye and smile and wish you a merry Christmas. You just don't get that at other holidays. This is truly my favorite time of year, despite the cold.


Oops. I just realized my favorite Christmas memory should maybe be the birth of my oldest son. He's a Christmas Day baby, and he's growing up so fast! In my defense...I was in labor all day, and it was not an easy birth.

Daniel M

when i was a kid i got a tabletop hockey game, played for years with my friends

Anastasia Falling

A favorite memory of mine is driving around town at night, with my family, and seeing all the pretty lights and decorations that people put up :)

natasha hudnall

The first year my husband and I were dating he got so sick, but he still went and visited my parents with me for Christmas- in fact he insisted - it meant the world to me.

Catherine Chant

My favorite Christmas memory is my son's first Christmas. Seeing the holiday through his eyes brought new magic to it.

Donna Cummings

Jennifer, that sounds so fun! I can just imagine how cold it must be in that part of the country. :)

Tatiana, what a lovely memory. :) I love hearing how different the traditions are everywhere.

Loretta, I love your description of that quiet time. Or "getting ready for the frenzy" time. LOL

Donna Cummings

Kate, those are lovely memories! I love the bells--that must have sounded so beautiful. And it's understandable that you'd forget being in labor all day on Christmas. LOL My mom's birthday was on Christmas--it made it tricky with everybody trying to combine presents. Hope your son gets to enjoy his birthday as a separate event. :)

Donna Cummings

Daniel, that's an awesome present, esp. if it brought enjoyment for so many years. :)

Anastasia, I remember driving around seeing all the lights too! That was definitely a treat.

Natasha, your poor husband -- but what a trooper! And a sweetheart. :)

Catherine, that is indeed a special magical memory. :)


waking up christmas morning and seeing the snowfall and sharing gifts with my family!

Jami Brumfield

My favorite holiday memory is the first one I shared with my husband. He is so wonderful and created a beautifully romantic weekend up on the slopes. [email protected]


And all these years I thought Rudolph was "just" a holiday story! Love your interpretation! One of my favorite holiday memories is my whole family (5 kids) decorating our tiny tree (tiny because we got a live one to use for a few years before planting). That planted tree is now outside my window as I put my childhood home. We cut a big branch off every year to decorate!


I love the year our dad made reindeer prints in the snow, for us.


Some of my favorite holiday romances are:
Mine Under the Mistletoe by Kat Latham
Christmas with a Soldier by Makenna Jameison
A Special Ops Christmas by Kristen James
Must Love Santa by Nina Bruhns

Happy Holidays!


My favourite Christmas was way back, when my kids were little, and one year we were so broke, so I made ornaments for our tree--crocheted snowflakes and knitted santas. Little wooden sleighs and walnut mice. All homemade cookies and a simple turkey dinner. It was the best Christmas.


My favourite holiday memory was when the family had incredible laughs to the unique ways we wrapped presents.

Kim Pinch

My favorite memory is one of the years we were in England we took the kids to see Santa at Harrods and then to Hamleys and enjoy the lights on Oxford St. They had such a great time and still talk about it today.

Katie Amanda

One of my favorite Christmas time memories was going to NYC to see the Rockettes when I was a little girl. Thank you!

Cheryl Rogers

My favorite holiday romance to watch on screen was with Laura Wilder Ingles and her husband Almanzo. Its the small screen but I loved those characters dearly!

Tanya Guthrie

Some of my favorite holiday memories are when my brother and I would sneak into my mom's closet and carefully unwrap our presents and then re-wrap them. It was so much fun, but took away from Christmas morning.


Lisa Walker

My favorite holiday memory is holding my 6 day old daughter on Christmas morning while everyone opened presents. Merry Christmas!
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