Thursday, December 12, 2013

My Least Favorite Holiday Movie (And A Book Update)

I don't hate this movie, but I don't jump at the chance
to see it when it is on TV... which is ALL THE TIME!
Hi everyone! I'e been absent from the blogging world for a few days... this time of year gets busy, especially since I've been trying to make a lot of homemade gifts this year. But I had to check in and try to keep up with Holidailies!

Today's prompt is, what is your least favorite holiday movie?

This is kind of hard to answer... If I don't like a movie, I just don't watch it, so there aren't many that completely drive me crazy. I guess, if I had to mention one, I'd say I don't like the Home Alone movies so much. I kind of liked them when I was a kid, but they were a little overdone back then, with Home Alone marathons every year. Even as a kid, I found them unrealistic. I like realistic movies, and I like movies that are purposely unrealistic (like animated movies). I enjoy movies that are probably unrealistic, but are made to seem like they could really happen. (Like "Prancer," in which a little girl finds a reindeer.) What I don't like are movies that could be realistic (it would be possible, in a large family, for a little boy to be left behind when his family leaves on vacation, and it makes sense that even if the family called the police the child might hide from them because he's afraid of getting in trouble) but fill it with a bunch of slapstick comedy, where people sustain horrible injuries (like having buckets of paint dropped on their heads) while still being able to get up and run around afterwards.

In other news, I got some copies of my book, The Princess's New Hair, in the mail today. It looks great! I am planning to give copies to my little cousins (they are between the ages of 4 and 11) and one to my little nephew (he is only 7 months old, but his mama can read it to him, and maybe when he's older he'll be excited to figure out that his auntie wrote it!) I also have two copies that I'd like to offer to any bloggers who'd be willing to feature a review of it on their blog.

If you're interested, leave a comment here or email me at NickiMannAuthor@gmail.com. If I get a lot of interest, I will use Randomizer to choose two people, and I will contact the other people when I get more copies I can part with.

That's all for now! I will write again soon!

3 comments:

  1. How exciting for you! Your new book coming out at Christmas time. Your cousins and nephew will be so excited to know they actually KNOW the author.

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  2. Hi, Nicki! I would love to write a review of your book!!! It sounds like it has a great moral, something I'm already starting to instill with my daughter. Please email me (abradley215@yahoo.com) and if you have time, stop by my blog!

    Again, congrats!!!
    Mandy Bradley

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  3. Hi Nicki! My name is Heather and I was wondering if you would be able to answer my question about your blog! If you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com I would greatly appreciate it!

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