Hey, friends! Here we are, the final day of November, and a short 25 days until Christmas. If you’re new to the ‘Realms, perhaps one of the people coming to the site for the first time after hearing the promo to A Long November played on Scott Sigler’s podcast (thanks again, FDO!), allow me to explain what’s going on here. You see, Christmas is my favorite time of year. I truly turn into a great big kid throughout the month of December. I love the music, I love the lights, I love the food, I love the giving and the receiving, and I love the stories.
More than anything, I love the stories.
There’s something about Christmas that makes it the perfect time of year for a love story, for a heartwarming story, for a story of redemption, and that’s what my annual “Christmas Party” here at the site is really about. Over the next month, you can expect a deluge of reviews of Christmas movies, television shows, books, comic books, music, and anything else I find that I want to talk about that gets me in the holiday mood.
What’s more, I tell my own stories as well. The podcast of A Long November is an important part of that, but it’s just one Christmas story. I write a new one every year (and, lest I forget to pimp it out, may I add that you can get the eBook edition of the last nine years’ worth of Christmas tales totally free from Smashwords.com?), and this year will be no different. In the week before Christmas, you’ll be able to get my all-new story for 2009, “Turn Right at Sign,” both here at the ‘Realms and as an audio version on the podcast.
So I’ve got a lot of stuff ready to go. I’ve got a stack of books that need reading, a pile of DVDs that need watching, and even a few new specials ready for the DVR to record. Christmas time is here, my friends, and I promise that Evertime Realms is going to give you everything you can to get into the spirit. It’s all going to start here tomorrow with my review of the new Disney version of the classic novel A Christmas Carol. Have a great month, and check back here daily!