Christmas is coming soon, and I wish there were a great Christmas movie out already, but I haven’t seen a new one that was awesome for a long time. And I hate it when they remake the older, wonderful movies, because they’re never as good as the original. I couldn’t bring myself to watch the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street. I’ve tried to watch the Christmas movies on Lifetime and Hallmark, and maybe I’ve been unlucky on the nights I watched, because I haven’t seen one good one.
I think part of the problem is that the movie (and TV) industry seems to be male dominated in the top positions. I don’t say that as an expert. I say that only after watching way too many bad movies and TV shows. I’d love to see Shondra Rhimes, the creator of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy, create a holiday story. I’m sure she’d write an amazing Christmas show instead of one that’s bland and predictable.
I’ve read holiday stories that are much better. Dale Mayer‘s Broken Protocol 3.5 novella is a futuristic Christmas romance, and it has something extra – Charmin Marvin, who happens to be a talking cat. 🙂
Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano wrote Holiday Justice, (The Justice Team book 3), with bad Santas, a theft ring that steals kids’ Christmas toys, a women’s shelter, and some hot Justice team members.
And then there’s my holiday book, Christmas at Angel Lake. It’s one of my favorite books that I’ve written. It has a lot of fairy tale elements: the pregnant, in-trouble heroine is a combination of Puss from Puss in Books and Cinderella. Only she’s more Puss than Cinder, and the hero may seem like a sardonic prince at first, but in reality, he’s under the spell of a glamorous witch. And my favorite part of the book is the dog, who has his own story.
I wish the movie/television producers would find our stories and want to make them into film – paying us a lot of money. But in the meantime, I just hope a lot of people will read them. And if you can recommend a holiday book, TV show or movie that I should read or watch, I’d love to hear it. 🙂