Stuff Your Stocking Blogfest: B.J. McCall

Light up your Holiday

I live in sunny California, but I grew up in West Virginia and when the holidays come around I miss the snow. I remember the magical first snowfall of the season. I loved sledding with my friends, building snowmen and having snowball fights.
The first snowfall also meant Christmas was just around the corner. I’ve always loved trimming the tree and putting up lights. As a child I really liked the presents I discovered on Christmas morning, but seeing my house all lit up and a tree trimmed with ornaments and multi-colored lights was a joy that lasted for weeks.

Santa doesn’t leave presents beneath the tree anymore and I no longer see that enchanting first snowfall of the season, but I still have the magic of Christmas lights.

As an author I love writing holiday stories. I want my readers to feel the joy of the season and feel warm and fuzzy at the end. So take a break from your hectic holiday schedule, curl up with a holiday book and a cup of hot chocolate. Then when you’re all warm and fuzzy, go outside and play in the snow.

If it doesn’t snow where you live, do what I do, pour a glass of wine and turn on the lights.

Happy Holidays,

Tell us your favorite part of the holiday and be entered into a drawing for a PDF of Sugarplums: Canine Christmas.


  1. I love the first snow. After that, not so much
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  2. Definitely spending time with family.

    Happy Holidays & thanks for the giveaway!

  3. It’s just going to be cold and windy here over Christmas – really not the same without snow.

    I’m looking forward to spending time with family and over indulging in food!

    Have a great Christmas


  4. I love Christmas.I’d say my favorite part is being with family and spending time together.

    Happy Holidays!

  5. Love the snow(though none here this year) and all the lights.
    Merry Christmas

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  6. Mostly just being with my family. That and my family always makes toffee at christmas time, so its something to look forward too. 🙂 Thanks!

  7. I love the wonder and craziness of Christmas morning.

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  8. I love Christmas. My favorite is spending time with my family. I also like decorating the Christmas tree. Its fun! 😉 Thanks!

  9. We are almost never blessed with snow here, but last year we did have three hard freezes that killed the many tropical plants in everyone’s yards. LOL Then the plant nurseries did a booming business with everyone replacing their frozen plants…only to have a long drought and water restrictions leaving everyone fighting to keep the replacement plants alive. For flower lovers, this has been a rough year here.

  10. Hello B.J.
    My favorite time of the Holiday is being able to spend time with family that I don’t have the opportunity to see throughout the year because of the distance between us & busy life schedules.
    I would very muchlike to be entered into your giveaway for a chance to win a PDF copy of “Sugarplums:Canine Christmas”. Thank You.
    Take Care & Happy Holidays,
    Renee’ S.

  11. I grew up and still live in mostly sunny California–while I’ve never had a white Christmas, I still associate Christmas with snow and cold weather 🙂 My favorite part of the holidays is the time spent with family and friends, celebrating together the season of Love.

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  12. The winner is – JeanP.
    Jean has received her prize – Canine Christmas.

    My sincere thanks to all who read my post. I really enjoyed your comments. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

    Best Wishes for 2012.

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