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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Christmas in Classic Films


I'm pleased to announce my forthcoming book, Christmas in Classic Films, is now available for pre-order as an eBook.  

It's a collection of essays on yuletide-themed movies, mostly from this blog.  The book will go on sale Thursday, November 3rd, and the print version will follow soon after.

For the first few months it will be available exclusively from Amazon, and afterwards from a variety of online shops.

Here's the blurb:

Christmas turns everyone who celebrates it into a classic film fan—at least for that special season.

The average person, unlike devoted classic film fans, may not recognize images of Clark Gable or know who James Wong Howe was, or be able to tell you why 1939 was such a spectacular year for films. But when yuletide rolls around, they rejoice with 
Miracle on 34th StreetIt’s a Wonderful Life, and of course, White Christmas.

We find a vast treasure of Christmas scenes in films that were never meant to be “Christmas movies” but which are now part of the holiday canon, and this collection of essays spotlighting Christmas in classic films brings you all the warmth and memories that have become as dear a custom as decorating your home and holiday baking. You may even have one of these movies on in the background when you’re writing out your Christmas cards.

Unwrap this package and relive the moments and discover Christmas nostalgia anew, from Cary Grant’s mysterious angel in 
The Bishop’s Wife to poor Ralphie pining for a Red Ryder BB-gun in A Christmas Story.

There’s lots more here waiting for you under the tree.


Pre-order your eBook now, and it will be sent to your device on November 3rd!

I'll be contacting readers of my newsletter with the opportunity to receive an ARC (a FREE advance reader copy) of the eBook with the invitation -- but not the obligation -- to review the book.  If you're interested in receiving an ARC, sign on here.

If you're already on my readers' list, don't worry -- you'll get your offer of a FREE ARC in a few days!

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Jacqueline T. Lynch is the author of Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. and Memories in Our Time - Hollywood Mirrors and Mimics the Twentieth Century. Her newspaper column on classic films, Silver Screen, Golden Memories is syndicated nationally.  Her new book, a collection of posts from this blog - Hollywood Fights Fascism - is available here on Amazon.

2 comments:

Laura said...

This is wonderful! What a great topic idea. Wishing you every success with your new book, Jacqueline!

Best wishes,
Laura

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Thank you so much, Laura! It's been in the works for a while, but I'm looking forward to finally sharing it. Going through favorite films has been a blast. Revisiting movies every year has become a huge Christmas tradition for a lot of us.

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