Blogmas Day Twenty-One (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Wishes

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is Books I Hope Santa Brings/Bookish Wishes (This was so popular when I did it in June that we’re doing it again for the holidays! List the top 10 books you’d love to own and include a link to your wishlist so that Santa can grant your wish. Make sure you link your wishlist to your mailing address [here’s how to do it on Amazon] or include the email address associated with your ereader in the list description so people know how to get the book to you. After you post, jump around the Linky and grant a wish or two if you’d like. You can make your identity known or be someone’s secret Santa! Please don’t feel obligated to send anything to anyone! If you would rather not include your wish list, just share the books you hope you find under your tree on Christmas morning.)

The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

The Becoming by Nora Roberts

Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia

What books do you want for Christmas?

Blogmas Day Eight – Holiday Movies

Happy Blogmas day eight. Today we’re going to talk about our favorite holiday movies to watch around this time of year. Movies are one of the first things we do to get into the holiday spirit. There’s nothing better than the tradition of watching some sweet, some funny, and some favorite holiday movies.

Amanda’s Favorites

I have a few movies that I watch every year with my family. Every year I start the holiday season by watching Christmas or winter themed movies. I love to start with the silly movies that are on Netflix or the Hallmark channel.  These kinds of movies always get me in the holiday mood. This list, for me, will only include the favorites that I watch every year without fail.

Eight Crazy Nights – Never fails to make me laugh. I have great memories of watching this with my older brother and laughing until we cried the first time we saw this.

Polar Express – I watch this one with my dad and little sister. We’ve watched it together since she was little and now that she’s older and almost a real adult it gives me all the nostalgic feels.

The Grinch – Who doesn’t love the Grinch?

The Nightmare Before Christmas – I watch this twice a year, Halloween and Christmas.

Elf – “I’m singing, I’m in a store and I’m siiiiiingiiiiing! I’m in a store and I’m siiiiiingiiiiing!”

A Charlie Brown Christmas – All the Charlie Brown’s for all the holidays.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Had a very shiny noooose!

Frosty the Snowman – A classic, for sure.

The Year Without Santa Clause – Probably my absolute favorite classic.

Antonia’s Favorites

These are some of the ones I usually watch every year but I also love the Netflix/Hallmark Channel ones. Christmas is my favorite so I rarely say no to anything that involves the holiday.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Both the original cartoon and the live-action. It’s my husband’s favorite so we’ll sometimes watch them more than once.

Love Actually – Another one my husband and I always watch together.

The Santa Clause – Including the sequels, but the first will always be my favorite.

Elf – This adorable movie is impossible not to like.

The Nightmare Before Christmas – I also watch this for both holidays.

The Holiday – I don’t know what it is about this movie but it gives me all the feels.

What are your favorite holiday movies?