Monday, December 21, 2009

Keri Mikulski's Favorite Holiday Movie and Book

Today we are happy to host Keri Mikulski, author of Screwball, Change-Up, and the upcoming 2011 Pretty Tough series to talk about her holiday favorites.

"Ah.. The holidays," says Keri. " There is nothing better than snuggling up on the couch next to a sparkly tree and watching a movie or diving into an amazing book. Total bliss.

So, what’s my fave holiday movie? By far, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Even though I’ve seen it over a zillion times, I still come down with a serious case of the giggles each and every time I spend time with the Griswalds. Gotta love Grandma."


"And holiday books," continues Keri. "So many to choose from… Last year, I loved John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle’s Let it Snow. But, the holidays are my time to cuddle up with a cozy holiday-themed romance. My faves are the classic old lovers reunite during the holidays. A guy and a girl (went to the same high school, middle school, elementary school, knew each other from past, etc…) are stuck in their hometown for a White Christmas. They’re both seriously down on their luck and happen to run into each other at the grocery store on Christmas Eve. After chatting, heart flutters, and stomach swirls, they realize they’re soul mates and live happily ever after. Sigh.

Have a fabulous holiday, everyone! I cannot wait for 2010."

Thank you, Keri. And some of our YA Fresh readers might know that I consider Let It Snow to be my favorite holiday book, as well. In fact, I might just have to make a tradition of re-reading it each December!

We'd love to hear from readers about holiday books or holiday themes they enjoy reading!

10 fresh comments:

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks for having me, Tina and Kelly!! Happy Holidays!! ;)

Kelly Parra said...

Thanks for sharing with us, Keri!! Happy Holidays!!

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, and Happy Holidays to you, too, Keri!

Christine said...

I love the movie Scrooged, a twisted take on the Chrismtas carol which makes me laugh and appreciate my life at the same time.

Keri Mikulski said...

Hey, Christine! Me too.. :) Happy Holidays!

Liviania said...

Can't disagree that those are both great holiday entertainment . . . but my favorite holiday movie is Sound of Music, despite the fact it isn't all that Christmas-y aside from the fact they play it every Christmas. But it's what my family tradition to watch, and you can sing along!

TinaFerraro said...

Scrooged and The Sound of Music are wonderful traditions, as well!

Suzette Saxton said...

I love this movie! The kids and I watch it without fail every year.

kanishk said...

Thanks for sharing with us

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Keri Mikulski said...

Yes, Liviania! Sound of Music is a classic. :) Love it.

Hi, Suzette and Kanishk! Happy 2010!