For my extended family celebration, I stand in the massive line at See’s Candies to pick up treats, now that the family members who sent Fannie Mae chocolates and loved Frangos are no longer with us. Beautiful, boxed chocolates is one family tradition I’m not willing to sacrifice, even though those chocolate lines get so long I’ve chatted with people long enough to exchange phone numbers with them!
Another thing we women get? Christmas-themed reading material! Cooking, fashion and lifestyle magazines all feature the season, cozy mystery series have holiday themed releases, and of course, Christmas romance novels start showing up around October. I start hoarding them and have a Christmas reading fest every December. I never see my husband’s truck, 4-wheeler and gun magazines featuring the holidays. Poor guys! It’s almost impossible to find a nice holiday outfit for them and their reading material is dull too. Women get to enjoy this time of year in many forms.
Heather Hiestand’s Christmas purchases for 2011:
*Marian’s Christmas Wish by Carla Kelly
*His Mistress by Christmas by Victoria Alexander
*A Clockwork Christmas – a Carina Press anthology
*Christmas by Michael Bublé
*Melissa and Doug Wooden Nativity Set (hey, I have a toddler!)
And what do I recommend for gifts? My new holiday story, steampunk romance novella Captain Andrew’s Flying Christmas—which of course released in October.
What are you stuffing into stockings this Christmas? Leave me a comment below. Once commenter will win an electronic copy of my sweet holiday romance, “Victoriana.”
Captain Andrew’s Flying Christmas Blurb:
Captain Andrew’s motivations are as foggy as the coal-soaked sky. Prime Minister Gladstone’s Blockaders, a horde of automen and a teenage girl named Hatchet want Linet to fail in her quest to discover what happened to her missing family, but she is determined to have a happy Christmas.
Captain Andrew’s Flying Christmas links: