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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday Spotlight: Karen Cote

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

I love Christmas-time, don’t you? The generosity and love. The kindness in the air. How each year hubby sneaks downstairs on Christmas morning to remove that bag of coal he knows I’m gonna get? Such a darling for trying to hide it, don’t you think?

It doesn’t mean I don’t love Christmas. In fact, you won’t find me complaining to see Christmas displays up before Halloween. Can’t you just hear the melody of that magical time? Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…

*sigh* And what about those classics beginning around Thanksgiving? Doris Day and Gordon MacRae in By the Light of the Silvery Moon? George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life? Miracle on 34th Street. With popcorn popping and hot cider simmering there is no time more marvelous. And let’s not forget The Bishops Wife. Although I fear all too often that one particular stocking hanging over our own mantle has been neglected far too much.

What I love most, however, is the season of giving. Not just in material gifts but how writers break out their quill and ink and put the magic of ideas on paper. Short holiday stories abound and you know, this is a particularly great time for new writers to break into their own. Write that book. Get published. Many publishers are always looking for new talent and what better time of the year to start than the one hope is named for?


Patricia said...

You have a wonderful holiday, Karen. And I never have heard of The Bishop's Wife. Gotta rent that one.

Unknown said...

Thank you Patti! Gotta see the Bishop's's magical just like the season.

Love ya and thank you for stopping by!

Nancy Bell said...

Love you Karen. I love Christmas too, right after WInter Solstice when the light starts returning to the world.


Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Hi, Karen. I love holiday movies. And I have two out of the norm ones: Millions and Stalag 17.

Happy holidays. ox. Vicki

Unknown said...

Love you too Nancy! So very much. Winter Solstice. Magic indeed.

Thank you for stopping by.

Unknown said...

Hi Vicki! *waving furiously*. Those are two different movies I've never seen but if you recommend them, I will certainly be checking them out.

Thank you for coming by. Hugs and big OX back!

Rochelle Weber Author said...

So, are we supposed to guess which is your favorite movie here? Something tells me it's The Sound of Music! But I love the others, too. Although I'm not sure I've ever watched The Bishop's wife all the way through. I have seen it; just not lately.


Unknown said...

Hi Rochelle!!! Thank you so much for visiting. I really just love the holiday itself but these are some of my favorites. Simply love Christmas and I'm so excited to enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas this year and truly give thanks for the gifts in my life.