New Release – Christmas on Nutcracker Court

RWASD is excited to feature another new Christmas release from our own Judy Duarte!!!

Judy is also offering a giveaway, so be sure to leave a comment! 🙂

Here’s Judy….

The weather outside is frightful…

But inside my house, where it’s warm and cozy, I’m ready to pick out the DVD of one of my favorite Christmas movies.

At this time of year, if you’re like me, you enjoy curling up on the sofa with a cup of hot cocoa or tea, watching movies like Miracle on 34th Street or It’s a Wonderful Life.

Even if your DVD player is on the blink, you can always turn to the Hallmark Channel, where some great, made-for-TV movies are sure to warm your heart and put you in the holiday spirit.

I especially like Christmas romances, like Holiday Inn, White Christmas and The Shop Around the Corner. My favorite, though, is Christmas in Connecticut—the original with Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan (1945), as well as the remake with Dyan Cannon and Kris Kristofferson (1992).

If you’d like to see a trailer, here’s a link:

And guess what!  I just Googled that movie to make sure I had the correct release dates and the proper spelling of the names.  Imagine my surprise—and delight—to see that Jennifer Garner is scheduled to star in a 2012 remake.  So you can bet I’ll be standing in line to see it on opening day at the theater!

There’s just something special about those heartfelt holiday stories—either the ones on we see on television or those we read.

So it shouldn’t be any surprise that I have two Christmas releases out this year—one romance and an inspirational women’s fiction.

I’ll give three lucky people who comment and share their thoughts on the appeal of Christmas stories, either books or movies, an autographed copy of either A Baby Under the Tree or Christmas on Nutcracker Court.

So what do you think?  What are your favorite Christmas movies or books?  And why do those holiday stories hold such an amazing and timeless appeal?

14 thoughts on “New Release – Christmas on Nutcracker Court

  1. Hey Judy! Love your books. My favorite Christmas story of all time is A CHRISTMAS CAROL. I always watch it once or twice during the season. The Disney one is a bit frightening, but I did like it very much. And of course, there’s Ralphie & his Red Rider BB gun in A Christmas Story. And what is Christmas without seeing at least one production of The Nutcracker?

    Merry Christmas!

  2. My favorite Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th Street because of the wonderful memories I have of watching it with my mom when I was a kid because it was HER favorite Christmas movie. These days, I not only love reading holiday themed romance novels, but Christmas picture books to my two kids. Seeing the holiday through their eyes makes the season downright magical for me.

    Great blog post, Judy!

  3. Hey! Everyone, this book will *definitely* put you in the Christmas spirit. Highly recommended!

    Judy, what a fun topic. This sounds weird, but my favorite movie to watch at Christmas is WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… The holiday sections are so festive. Maybe it’s the Harry Connick, Jr. songs, LOL.

  4. I never got on the “It’s a Wonderful Life” train, but I can — and do — watch “White Christmas” over and over and over. My other classic favorite is “The Christmas Story.” The crazy family antics and Midwest scenery remind me of my own childhood.

    I already picked up “A Baby Under the Tree.” I love going into Walmart and telling the cashier I’m on a first name basis with the author!!!! Heading over to Amazon to get your other book right now!

    Merry Christmas to my SoCal friends from Florida!

  5. What a great topic. Every Christmas I love to watch THE CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, in fact I have the DVD. Also THE CHRISTMAS STORY is a favorite and so is A CHRISTMAS VACATION. Christmas can be so emotional, I try to keep it on the lighter side.

  6. Hi Judy –

    I’ve never heard of Christmas in Connecticut, but now I’ll have to watch for it! 🙂

    My favorite is Christmas Vacation… Makes me laugh every time! LOL

    I love the cover for Christmas on Nutcracker Court… Can’t wait to read this one…

    Merry Christmas!

    Lisa 🙂

  7. My not so classic favorite movies include “The Santa Claus,” ” Elf,” and “A Christmas Story” because they focus on the innocence and purity of the childlike spirit of Christmas and joy of family.. I also love “The Holiday” because it renews hope for romance, even after heartache.

    Guess I’m a hopeless romantic and try to believe in goodness and love, especially during the holiday season. Oh! Fav kids’ book–The Polar Express! Merry Christmas!!

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