The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A Hoffman

Another classic, which by the way, my daughter is dying to see the new movie rendition. I always loved the live ballet performance shown on the television. I always enjoyed watching it on Christmas Eve at my grandparents house every year growing up.

The story alone is breathtaking. It is full of life, adventure, drama, action, and so much more, and this story. When you know the story, and see it come to life in the ballet, with the costumes, the music, the dance, all put together, it is just amazing. And the new movie rendition looks like it can take us to a whole different realm of this story.

What is your favorite version of this story?

Mistletoe Inn

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Have you ever watched a Hallmark movie?  They always end the same, and sometimes questionable.  A man and woman meet in a convenient location, one despises the other, one goes through a break up, and they cannot avoid each other in any situation.  When they realized this, they make the situation a little better by getting to know each other, and eventually fall in love.

Now, Mistletoe Inn, is no different.  But, I absolutely love the leading lady, Alicia Witt.  Have you ever seen her in a Hallmark movie?  She is hilarious.  Anywho, she plays an aspiring author, who her boyfriend, an another aspiring author, breaks up with her.  She decides to sign up for a writing workshop in a hotel called Mistletoe Inn.  She is met by a man who literally collides with her, who is another aspiring author, is going to the same workshop.  Who else signs up for the workshop?  Her ex-boyfriend.

It is based, of course, around Christmas.  The man who runs into her coaches her into boosting her self-confidence to write.  They get to know each other, all the while, her ex-boyfriend is watching this Christmas love story blossom.

I suggest you watch this movie, as it is hilarious because it does have Alicia Witt in it, but it is also heartwarming.  It is a wonderful Christmas movie for authors and book lovers.  You will not regret it.

What is your favorite Christmas movie?