Christmas is the summer of the soul in December —The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Charles Dickens might not have written those splendid words that songwriter Paul Williams put in his characters’ mouths almost 150 years later. But Dickens would undoubtedly have appreciated the sentiment in this and the more than 100 other versions of his holiday classic that have appeared on film over the years. 2022 marked the 30th anniversary of this holiday classic—but better late than never, this week we’re taking a closer look at The Best Christmas Movie Ever.(more…)
This weekend marked the unofficial beginning of the Yuletide season—both here in the US, with Friday’s kickoff of holiday shopping, and across the pond, with yesterday’s (or today’s, as I’m writing this) Stirring-Up Sunday: the day when English families traditionally make their Christmas puddings. And thus it marks the beginning of an annual tradition here at #MyrtleMondays, too: when I stir up your holiday spirit by filling your inboxes weekly with all things Victorian Christmas! This year we have some familiar classics and some fun new features planned. Let’s get started! (more…)
Once upon a time, before the real-life Peony the Cat came into my life and changed everything, I was a Dog Person. Or, to be more accurate, a dogs person. Many of them. For many years, we had an extra-large canine family, and friends would urge me to put them in a book. Well, with Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries Book 5, Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity, that book has finally arrived! And because I’m me, the way to commemorate this momentous event was to make something! Come see how I brought Minna the Foxhound to 3D life!