A Singalong Christmas: a blog from Katey Lovell

I make no secret of the fact I adore musicals. I love them so much I based my debut novel around them! A fact you might not know about me is that I also love everything about Christmas, from traditional carols to fairy lights to attending midnight mass. I love new pyjamas and lighting the advent candle. I love all of it (except sprouts.  I’m not a big lover of sprouts). With that in mind you might be surprised to discover that until I started watching films as research for The Singalong Society for Singletons, I’d never seen the most festively titled musical going, Irving Berlin’s classic White Christmas. A friend was so horrified when she discovered this gap in my musical education that she…

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HarperImpulse’s Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Struggling for gift ideas? Running out of time? Check out our handy last-minute gift guide for some great ideas for your friends and family! Give the gift of some me-time! Debbie Johnson’s new festive treat, Christmas at the Comfort Food Café makes a brilliant gift – buy it here now. …And add some hot chocolate, so they can feel super cosy. Enthusiastic wine lovers? Treat them to a box of F&M wines. Can’t stop singing Christmas songs? Treat the music-aficionado in your life to a Premium Spotify subscription: buy a family subscription and it’ll become the gift that keeps on giving! (Find out how here.) For your slightly-alcoholic bestie: why not book a fancy tasting experience for two at Sipsmith, and learn about the history…

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The Cosy Christmas Teashop: Festive Favourites from Caroline Roberts

It’s a wonderful time of the year! For me, the build up from the start of November to Christmas Day is rather magical. I love going along to the Christmas markets – Edinburgh is a wonderful place for this -stopping for a gluhwein and hunting for just the right gifts for friends and family. And, all the festive lights and decorations are so pretty – our cities and towns become transformed. My five favourite festive things: The Christmas Tree – We always have a real pine tree, and I love that woody-fresh smell. The twinkly lights, the tinsel and baubles, all the favourite decorations come out  – ones my children made when they were small and a love heart one that my husband gave me…

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Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop: Christmas cocktails from Jane Linfoot

Favourite Christmas Cocktails and drinks from Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop   In case you’d like to try a taste of Brides by the Sea at home, here’s how to make some of the fab cocktails and drinks featured in Sequins and Snowflakes,. Don’t stress too much about the quantities. At Brides by the Sea it’s much more about sloshing it in and having a good time. As Jess would say, LET THE FUN BeGIN… WONDERFUL WHITE CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL  This is the perfect Christmas drink … Cream, shaken with ice, vodka, peppermint schnapps and white crème de cacao, served with a candy cane. Yum. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of double cream 2tablespoons vodka 2 tablespooons of peppermint schnapps 2 tablespoons of white crème de cacao…

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Video: Carmel Harrington’s Top 3 It’s a Wonderful Life Scenes

Today we have a very special treat for you, an exclusive video message from author Carmel Harrington! Every Time a Bell Rings is a Kindle deal for all of December and you can get it for just 99p! Download your copy here today.

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