From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:
I am a true movie geek and confess to having spent a good portion of my free time since childhood in a movie theater or glued to the TV screen. I adore everything from the Golden Age of Hollywood classics to modern creations.
Now that we can stream just about any movie ever made through pay for view or subscription services, our options can be overwhelming. That is why I enjoy movie guides to help curate my choices. When I learned that historical mystery and fiction author Rachel McMillan shared my passion for movies and was publishing, A Very Merry Holiday Movie Guide, I was over the moon with joy!
Recently, holiday movies created by TV channels like Hallmark® have become so abundant that they devote weeks and months of solid Christmas themed movies in their schedule to fill the addiction that they helped to create. A Very Merry Holiday Movie Guide helps us whittle down the possibilities into a reasonable mob of binge-able viewing.
This beautifully illustrated hardcover edition includes a carefully curated selection of the best “Must-See, Made-for-TV Movie Viewing Lists.” Not only does it share themed lists of some of McMillan’s favorite holiday movies, it includes party ideas and food recipes to make in celebration of the season while watching the movies.
I am pleased to present additional info on this charming guide including an exclusive slideshow from the publisher of illustrator Laura Leigh Bean’s artwork. Enjoy!
The Movie Lover’s Guide to Yuletide
Are you a holiday film fan? If so, you’re in good company. Fellow made-for-TV movie buff Rachel McMillan invites you to skip the office Christmas party, put on your coziest pj’s, and crash on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate in one hand and your remote in the other to watch the movies that have become the “hallmark” of the holiday season.
This one-of-a-kind illustrated guide features 15 themed celebrations featuring customized viewing lists, fun suggestions for starting new traditions, and festive facts about the happiest season of all. From baking to books, romance to royalty, and more, Rachel has put together a picture-perfect selection of holiday films to suit any interest.
A Very Merry Holiday Movie Guide is an ideal gift or stocking stuffer for the Christmas movie lover in your life or a welcome addition to your family’s holiday traditions.
Rachel McMillan is the author of The Herringford and Watts mysteries, The Van Buren and DeLuca mysteries and The Three Quarter Time series of contemporary Viennese romances. Her next work of historical fiction, The London Restoration, releases in Summer 2020 and takes readers deep into the heart of London’s most beautiful churches. Dream, Plan, and Go is her first work of nonfiction. Rachel lives in Toronto, Canada and is always planning her next adventure.
Laura Leigh Bean creates positive, colorful illustrations to inspire women to live joyfully. Her work can be found on greeting cards, books, giftware and on the walls of offices and homes all over the world. Laura lives in Chicago with her two young boys.
- A Very Merry Holiday Movie Guide, by Rachel McMillan, illustrated by Laura Leigh Bean
- Harvest House Publishers; Illustrated Edition (October 6, 2020)
- Hardcover and eBook (224) pages
- ISBN: 978-0736981712
- Genre: Movie Guides, Holiday Viewing
We received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Austenprose is an Amazon affiliate. Cover and interior images, book description, an exclusive excerpt, and author bio compliments of Harvest House Publisher © 2020; text Laurel Ann Nattress © 2020, austenprose.com.