The Christmas Special
Once Upon A Time in the UK we only had three TV channels. You could forget BBC2, it was boring… So that left you with BBC and ITV.
Which meant that there was a huge fight to get the Christmas viewing figures. First there was the Queen’s Speech then there was the Christmas Film… Always something along the lines of the latest James Bond film, or The Wizard of Oz, or even to my great excitement Star Wars.
But really, what stays with me the most is two comedians that for me epitomised Christmas Day… Morecombe and Wise.
The video above is their classic Breakfast sketch. Of course now we have Doctor Who, or an Agatha Christie Mystery, but for me Morecombe and Wise were so much a part of my Christmas evening, eating grapes with my Gran and Granddad, with special Christmas sweets like Turkish delight and candied orange slices.
So many memories.
Today's Featured Author is Leta Blake
Leta's Five Festive Favourites
Favourite Festive Film – ELF
Favourite Festive Song(s) – Home for the Holidays by Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler, in fact it inspired Mr Frosty Pants! ( https://youtu.be/URCNMEbgd_w )
Favourite Festive Food – I used to say pumpkin pie, but as I age I find I really look forward to the turkey stuffing/dressing
Favourite Festive Story/Myth – Christmas in Iceland as read by Natasha on StoryNory.com https://www.storynory.com/christmas-in-iceland/
Favourite Festive Tradition – decorating the tree, of course! Can't be missed!
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Mr Frosty Pants – OUT NOW
Can true love warm his frozen heart?
When Casey Stevens went away to college four years ago, he ghosted on his straight best friend, Joel Vreeland. He hoped time and distance would lessen the unrequited affection he felt, but all it did was make him miss Joel more. Home for the holidays, Casey hopes they might find a way to be friends again. But Joel’s frosty reception reminds Casey of just how hard he had to fight to be Joel’s friend in the first place. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle to get past that cool façade again.
Joel isn’t as straight as Casey believes, and his years of pining for Casey have left him hurting and alone, caring for his abusive father and struggling to get by. Unable to trust anyone except his rescue dog—and with no reason to believe Casey is interested in him for more than a holiday fling—Joel’s icy heart might shatter before it can thaw.
Can Casey and Joel’s love overcome mistrust, parental rejection, class differences, and four long years apart? Mr. Frosty Pants is a stand-alone, Christmas gay romance by Leta Blake featuring a virgin hero, childhood friends-to-lovers, second chance romance, and steamy mm first times.