Saturday, December 22, 2012

Playing Favorites



It’s hard to pick favorites, especially when it comes to Christmas traditions. My goodness, they’re like your children. How can one choose? 


However, I will be choosing a winner from commenters today, and that winner will receive a free copy of As You Are at Christmas. Today I'm the next stop in a Christmas blog hop that shares favorite goodies, books, movies, and memories. Enjoy!

A favorite Christmas treat at our house is Snowballs, a super easy recipe I discovered while teaching middle school.


In a blender or food processor, blend one package of chocolate cream-filled cookies like Oreos, a few cookies at a time until powder-like. Mix the cookie crumbs with a softened 8-oz brick of cream cheese. Spoon mixture into 1 ½-inch balls, place on cookie sheet, and put in freezer to harden – about 30 minutes. In a glass bowl, microwave ½ package of white candy coating or chocolate coating until creamy and smooth. Remove balls from freezer, roll in candy coating, then return to cookie sheet and freezer. Box and give!


My favorite classic Christmas book is The Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke. Here's a picture of my 1903 edition titled The Story of the Other Wise Man. Small but powerful.

Last year's favorite read:


Polar Bear Plunge by Linda S. Glaz













Favorite current reads include:

It Really IS a Wonderful Life by Linda Rondeau





                                        Unexpected Christmas Hero by Kathi Macias


Favorite Christmas movie: The Note, (Hallmark, December 2007) based on a book of the same name by Angela Hunt.

Favorite Christmas memory – I have so many! But today’s choice is the year my mother nailed our tree to the floor because it wouldn’t stand up straight. Good thing we had shag (ugh) carpeting. Never did see the holes!

Thanks for stopping by today’s blog hop begun by my agent Linda Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency. Please visit my fellow clients’ blogs and enjoy their Christmas favorites as well. And leave a comment to win a free e-book. 

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good LIGHT!



KARLA  http://envisionpublishing.tumblr.com

Patty Wysong -- 18th www.pattywysong.com





6 comments:

  1. Love your blog of Christmas Favs. It's so...Christmasy! The Snowballs...the books...the movie. And yes, and to all a good LIGHT! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Linda. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Gotta try that Snowball recipe - sounds delicious (and sinfully fattening...)! Your mother's fix for the uneven Christmas tree cracks me up, Davalynn. Sounds like something my mother would have done. :)

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    1. Delia - would you believe my son the personal trainer shared some Snowballs with a client who wants the recipe? Hmm. Healthy? Oh well, it's Christmas ... and they're soooo easy. Regarding Mom, I should have paid closer attention to a lot of things. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Great Christmas ideas, Davalynn! And the snowballs sound yummy. I'm looking forward to reading several of those books, and try and find that movie on Netflix, THE NOTE--looks like a love story, and those are my fave!

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  4. Thanks, Kate. Movie makers took liberty with Hunt's story and set it during Christmas time, but it works. Love on a couple different levels. You'll enjoy it.

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