Erika Kehlet – a wife, a mom to two lovely daughters, an IT professional, and a voracious reader of fiction. You can follow her on Pinterest, or follow my reviews onGoodreads and Riffle or on Facebook - follow The Book’s the Thing for links to giveaways and free or cheap ebooks, as well.
What are your favorite Christmas reads?
Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie, because there's something wonderful about an English country house Christmas. :)
A Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - I love a good Christmas ghost story, and this one is my favorite.
If you could choose one person, dead or alive, to celebrate a one time special Christmas with, who would you choose and why?
My grandmother. When I was little we always spent Christmas Eve at her house, and those are some of my favorite holiday memories. She died before I was married and I would love to be able to have her spend Christmas with me one more time and to meet her great-grandchildren.
What are your thoughts about Santa?
I love the magic that the idea of Santa brings to children as long as they are young enough to believe!
Best and worst Christmas gifts?
I can answer the same thing for both. Gift cards! I know they save time and are so easy, so yes, I give them myself. They are great for people who are hard to please, or never seem to want or need anything. They just seem somehow impersonal to me, and I prefer to buy (or make) a more personal gift whenever possible.
Favorite Christmas song?
This year at least, my favorite Christmas song is Pentatonix's version of Mary Did You Know. I also love Song for a Winter's Night by Sarah McLachlan.
Favorite Christmas movie?
White Christmas - I love Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in this one. My favorite bit is when they sing "Sisters"!
Which books are you giving as gifts this year?
. I love to give books as gifts, and a few I've picked out for recipients on my list this year are The Girls on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan, and several books from the Dork Diaries series.
Favorite and least favorite part of Christmas?
My favorite part of Christmas - just the feeling of togetherness. I spend more time with family during December than the rest of the year combined, and see people I don't get to spend much time with therest of the year. Least favorite part? The pressure. It always creeps up on me and I feel rushed to decorate, bake, plan, etc... ans spend several weeks panicking that I've forgotten something.
Favorite Christmas food?
My favorite Christmas treat is potica! I haven't had any in several years, and am currently looking for someone local who makes it. We always had it at Christmas when I was a kid and I've missed it the last several years.
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