Wednesday, 8 December 2010

The Wild Rose Blog Tour Welcomes Rachel Brimble

Christmas is a mere 17 days away, can you believe it??? I certainly can't. I seemed like just yesterday when I celebrated my son's six birthday in May! But yes, the holiday season IS upon us and our thoughts turn to that special day and what makes it even more special for some of us. I'll be sharing my favourite Christmas movie over on Amy Corwin's Blog, but today, Rachel Brimble is here to tell us what movies make Christmas extra special for her...

Ahh, Christmas in front of the fire with a movie….

Is there anything better than the time comes when you know there is nothing more you can do to prepare for the big day??

I love that moment when I know I’ve bought all the presents and food, the decorations are up, the tree is looking beautiful, the cards have been sent – and all that is left, is waiting for Christmas Day. What I haven’t bought/send/ remembered now is just too bad!

And when that time comes, it is my family tradition to put on a movie and sit back with a glass of wine, the kids and hubby and enjoy…

My two absolute favorites that come on every year for as long as I remember are:

Miracle of 34th Street with Richard Attenborough

This movie just has everything! (And I cry every year without fail…)

The girl with the lisp and the huge eyes, the most perfect movie Father Christmas EVER and love rules triumphant – what more do you want in a Christmas message?

My daughters are just coming out of the age of believing in Father Christmas so I know this is probably my last year of the magical moment of watching their eyes wide in wonderment - there is nothing better in the whole world!

And then for hubby and me?? Total madness! We love putting the kids to bed the night before Christmas Eve and sitting up to watch….
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase.

You either love it or hate it – I LOVE this movie!

You can’t help but laugh at the madness, the mayhem, the characters we all know and love, it’s just a great, great movie!

Make sure you check out my fellow tour authors’ guest blogs (I have Amy Corwin visiting with me this week!) – we are all sharing our favorite movies. It’s gonna be fun, fun, fun!

Make sure to comment as we are all giving away a fantastic prize each at the end of the tour.

Merry Christmas, everyone!
Rachel xx

You can stay in touch by visiting Rachel at or

And remember, while this tour runs, you can be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes like these pair or earrings or a three-chapter & synopsis crit from me. For a list of the other awesome prizes from the authors check out Rose Blog Tour.


  1. As you saw from my post, I love Christmas Vacation too!

  2. I hope your children enjoy the holidays and believe in Santa at least this one last year! There's nothing better or more fun, believe me!

    Happy Holidays,

  3. Thanks, guys - glad you stopped by! Bring on the holidays, I've just been wrapping family presents with my youngest - excited, excited, excited!


  4. For me, the best thing about this version of 'Miracle on 34th Street' was Dylan McDermott. Yum!

  5. With grown children, the magic of Christmas seemed a thing of the past, but along came our first grandchild and the magic was back. Now I get to share all my favorite Christmas classics with them. Starting with the animated Christmas classic as they are babies and growing up to enjoy the grown folk's classics like Miracle on 34th Street and It's a Wonderful Life.

  6. Hi Rachel,
    I haven't seen the National Lampoon Christmas Vacation movie for a long time, but I remember it being hilarous. I'm going to have to watch it again this year.

    I'm not yet at the point where everything's done and I can sit back and just enjoy Christmas. But very soon. Just hoping for good weather over the holidays.


  7. Back again - another couple of days closer to the big day and I am no further forward! Isn't it always the way? The kids have one more week at school, so I need to really get moving!

    Romy - I couldn't agree more, the way he looks at people, mmm...

    Scarlet - Enjoy your Christmas with your grandchild, that must be an even more special time than with your children, ahh!

    Jana - watch it, watch it, watch it! Guaranteed laughter and tears all the way, LOL!

    All your names are in the pot for a chance to win the pashmina & signed copy of my historical romance, The Arrival of Lily Curtis.


  8. My favourite Christmas movie is Elf. Watched it this afternoon - and will probably squeeze in another viewing before the big day.