1. What is your favorite Christmas movie? Is there a reason/tradition behind your pick?
My favorite movie would be a tie between A Charlie Brown Christmas and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! The first because I was obsessed with the real star of Charlie Brown - Snoopy. I connected with that little dog more than most kids my age! His wild imagination, countless adventures, and aversion to giving up on whatever creation he had set to creating in that particular comic inspired me and brought a smile to my face. Between him and Lucy I loved everything Charlie Brown. I even have a legit amazon-bought Charlie Brown christmas at my house! National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation sends me into uncontrollable bouts of sniggles (the unfortunate marriage of snorting while giggling). My husband and I watch it every Christmas season at least 10 times!
2. If you could kiss anyone under the mistletoe, who would it be??? (Significant others not allowed!)
I'm going to nominate this question for the easiest interview question EVER award. Not only because Jensen Ackles would be my choice, but I may or may not have spent all year planning his untimely kidnapping at the hands of my own demented enjoyment. *hides box filled with tape, rope, and little black dress for special occasions. If kidnapping Dean Winchester isn't a special occasion, I don't know what is.*
3. What was the best, and worst, Christmas you ever had?
Worst: The time I spent Christmas Eve in the emergency room with an asthma attack. Wait. That happened three times. Does the other 2 count?
Best: When I got the cabbage patch dolls I wanted - it was at Grandma's house and 'Santa' had laid out all our presents in the living room. I'd never seen so many beautiful gifts sitting on one couch before in my life. And although I was worried Santa wouldn't know we weren't at home, I also know now that Grandma was helping Mom give us the best christmas she could. And the smile I remember on her face (along with the camera following us around) proved it.
4. What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
ALL THE SUGARY THINGS. Oh you were expecting me to say spreading yuletide joy and sprinkling christmas cheer? Those are pretty awesome, too but ALL THE SUGARY THINGS send this signal to my brain that flips a switch, throttling me into the Christmas spirit. Maybe it's because I'm stuffing ALL THE SUGARY THINGS in my mouth while decorating the tree, wrapping gifts, and spending time with family. Maybe it's ALL THE SUGARY THINGS that await my ravishing appetite atop the counter at my grandma's house. Or maybe it's the stocking filled with ALL THE SUGARY THINGS I anticipate from my Mom and the subsequent night we spend together in a sugar coma. I can tell you from experience, sugar comas are always more fun with the ones you love! And a pair of yoga pants.
5. Which character that you've written loves Christmas the most? Worst? Why?
Oddly enough none of my books occur around the holidays!! I've never really thought about that before but it's definitely the case. But if I had to choose which character loves Christmas the most, I'd have to say Phoebe from Daughters of the Sea. She lives to decorate - whether that be a poorly executed Pottery Barn imitation in someone's living room or her own body, she jumps in with both feet first. She's the one with a themed Christmas tree in every room, flanked by toy soldiers, nutcrackers, and those creepy Santa Claus dolls that inevitably house yellow eyed demons searching for souls to devour. But I digress. She has the most bubbly personality of all the characters and enjoys anything that presents an opportunity to get together with friends and family.
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Bio:Kristen Day is the author of teen and young adult fiction. She loves writing paranormal romance and has a passion for greek and roman mythology. She is a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. She love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky.
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