It’s almost like I’ve been waiting for this alignment for years. So some fun stuff for today! Backstory: having a minster in the family can open one up to all sorts of experiences, one of which might be having a giant, mega-sized nativity scene that would rival some playsets from the 1980s. And because The … More Star Wars Saturday: Christmas Edition
Time once again for another alternative holiday title to get you in the spirit! This week, we look at Batman: Noel. I stop and start with the Bat family comics, but they’re consistently the only DC I really keep up with (though not so much once New 52 hit). In general, I prefer titles … More SJ Reads: Batman: Noel
It’s that time of year, and since I’m still working on this year’s goodies, I figured I’d show some. pics of some stuff I’ve done for previous Christmases. And no. You’ve already gotten enough elf costume pics for the month, so don’t hold your breath for more. Although I’m a little late, I figure I’d … More Projects: Yule the Goat & Cuddly Krampus
Tis the season, and since we started off the week on a horror vibe, I figured we’d keep it going with an excerpt from a Christmas short I did for the collection Lost in the Shadows. Taking place on Christmas Eve during the zombie apocalypse, it combines the ceremony of advent and the desire to keep … More Excerpt: Candles (from Lost in the Shadows)
Time once again to visit a holiday book for the season, and keeping with the inadvertent theme, we’re going to look at another graphic novel: Note that this is not a comic/novelization covering the same story of the movie, though it is set in the same universe. If you like the movie, you’ll probably like … More SJ Reads: Krampus Shadow of Saint Nicholas
I did this post a few years ago, trying to explain my feelings on December. They’re many and complicated and sometimes contradictory, but I’m still really proud of this post, and long though it is, figured it deserves a second look. It gives a decent-ish summation of my world view, so there’s that. Plus, you … More Magic and Loss: Or Elfhood, Revisited
It’s that time of year! By which I mean Krampusnacht. And if you don’t know who Krampus is…SIGH. Here: This will help. It really pains me that there are so many amazing Christmas monsters out there (No, seriously, you have no idea. There are loads) and yet people really aren’t aware of it. While I’m … More Happy Krampusnacht!
And of course, it wouldn’t be the holiday season without a magical Christmas/fantasy mashup with a hint of sweet romance. Not that I’m biased or anything, ahem… This title is a little atypical for me, but it combines a lot of elements that I love about the holidays: natural settings, family, friendships, the folklore elements … More Season’s Readings: Holly and Ivy
Today’s title is by Siobhan Kinkade. If you like Military romance with heart, you’ll love this story. Amazon B&N Military widow Rhea Blackmon is forced by her late husband’s best friend Sebastian to attend Fort Mitchell’s Christmas party, much against her will. All she wants is to go home and be alone but Sebastian has … More Season’s Readings: Under the Mistletoe
Along with the Mistletoe Dreams Bundle, Drea Riley has a new one out, and I know this has been anticipated, too! So if you want something to curl your stockings and melt the marshmallows in your cocoa, you should check this one out! Amazon MMP Store With Nick and Jessica cooling their heels in Key … More Season’s Readings: It’s Christmas, Cupid!