Friday, December 18, 2009

Holly Cupala's Favorite Holiday Movie

Today we’re featuring debut young adult author Holly Cupala who I first met a couple years back as a reader here at YA Fresh. She won one of our giveaways, and when she passed me at a writing conference some months later, we both recognized each other’s names, and have been fast on-line friends ever since.

Holly’s first book, Tell Me a Secret releases on June 22, 2010 and has already received praise and wonderful blurbs from best-selling authors Ellen Hopkins and Deb Caletti!

So now tell us, Holly, what is your favorite holiday movie?

“Favorite holiday movie, you ask?” she says. “Well, there is really only one answer for me. In fact, it has to be sung (sounds of throat clearing, toe-tapping):

I'm Mr. White Christmas, I'm Mr. Snow...
I'm Mr. Icicle,
I'm Mr. 10 Below...

They call me SNOW MISER.
Whatever I touch...
Starts to freeze in my clutch!
I'm too much, da-dum dum dum, daaaa dum!

What, you've never heard of that one? Well, allow me to introduce you to THE
YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS, Christmas Special circa 1962 (long, looong
before I was born), in which two wayward elves and a heat-sick baby reindeer must make a bargain with Heat Miser and his icy brother, Snow Miser, to bring a blizzard to Southtown and convince the villagers that Santa does, in fact, exist. Hijinks and henchmen choruses ensue.

This is by far the best way I know to get my sister laughing uncontrollably and turning as red as her hair. Hmm, perhaps I've just found the perfect gift... Whee - you can buy the WHOLE CAST at Toymania. Then we'd never have a year without Santa ever again!”

I don’t know how I missed this one, Holly, but believe me, my eyes and ears are now open. Thank so much for sharing!

And please now, readers, tell us, do you know about the Snow Miser? Do you walk around singing that little ditty, too? Or maybe some other special holiday songs?

10 fresh comments:

Laurie T. said...

Oh, the Snow Mizer. Winter is not the same without hearing that song. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has a great version of it (it's both brothers so we also hear Heat Miser) and it's FREE on Amazon in their Holiday music store.
That song always makes me smile. Happy Holidays!


Leigh said...

Oh, the old-fashioned stop-motion animation warms my heart.

Kelly Parra said...

Love it! Thanks Holly for reminding us of this one!!

TinaFerraro said...

Okay, now I've got the song in MY head, too! Thanks, Holly!

holly cupala said...

I didn't know about the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy version! We just watched this one a couple of days ago. Thanks again, Tina and Kelly, for hosting me!

My catchpa is "votive": so much more reverent than my movie choice. ;)

Daisy Whitney said...

A good pick! As for me it's gonna be Love Actually! I watch it every year on Christmas Eve with hubby!

Janie Emaus said...

I'v never heard of this movie. But it sounds like one I should watch.

Bethany Wiggins said...

I love Rudolph. Even though the little elf drives me nuts, the show pulls me back to childhood and warms my heart.

Karen said...

Heat Miser is genius. I love the song - I'm going to go track down the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy version now!

kanishk said...

That song always makes me smile.

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