Guest Post: Top 10 Things I Love About The Holidays

I am so pleased to be part of the All I Want: Three couples. Three Stories. One Holiday blog tour and to invite Rachael Anderson to guest post about her "Top 10 Things I Love About The Holidays"

1. Christmas music. Sleigh Bells. Where Are you Christmas? Anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra or Manheim Steamroller. I would start playing it before Thanksgiving, but my husband won't let me. 

2. Lights. There's nothing better than taking a drive and seeing all the homes lit up--beautiful and glowing against the dark backdrop of night. 

3. Stories. The Nativity. The Polar Express. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect. The Night Before Christmas. LOVE Christmas stories. 

4. Smells. Cinnamon, cloves, oranges, chocolate, gingerbread . . . YUM!

5. Decorations. The tree all lit up at night. Greenery up my bannister. Bells. Pine cones. Nativities. Stockings. Wreaths. I love it all.

6. Christmas movies. It's a Wonderful Life. While You Were Sleeping. Miracle on 34th Street. I can't get enough of them. 

7. Sub for Santa. LOVE seeing the joy on my kids' faces when they are focused on giving rather than getting.

8. Christmas Crackers--the kind you pull apart to find a crown and small prize inside. We have so much fun with them every Christmas Eve.

9. Snow. Sledding, skiing, snowball fights, building snowmen, or just tromping through it. There is something to be said about having a white Christmas.

10. Joy. Despite the crazy, hectic nature of Christmas, there always seems to be so much more happiness around. I love that.

More about the book:


Pretty Near Perfect

by Jolene Perry

The last thing Norah needs is to be attracted to anyone – especially in her deceased fiancĂ©'s parents' home. Collin’s starting a new career, and has no business getting involved – especially while staying with his roommate’s family, who very kindly offered to take him in for the holidays. Unfortunately, you just don’t always pick the most convenient time and place to fall for someone.

Six Days of Christmas
by Kaylee Baldwin

When Natalie goes home with her best friend for Christmas, she expects plenty of quiet time to work on a winning ad so she can turn her dream internship into her dream job. Instead, she gets time-consuming Christmas festivities, a house full of children, and Jimmy, her best friend’s brother - someone who makes her question everything she’s always thought she wanted.

Twist of Fate
by Rachael Anderson

When a postcard meant for Kenzie winds up in Ty's mailbox, Ty's faced with a decision. Should he tell her that her fiancĂ© is breaking up with her and let it ruin her favorite holiday, or should he do what he’s wanted to do since he met her - make a move and hope that he can win her over before she discovers there won’t be a wedding after all.

More about Author Rachael Anderson

Rachael Anderson is the author of four contemporary romances: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She's the mother of four, can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.