Thursday, November 30, 2023

watching, reading, and listening


Happy Thursday, friends! I thought I'd share what I've been watching, reading, and listening to lately. 

I've been watching all of the Hallmark and Great American Family Christmas movies! Here are a few of my favorites.

My top favorites from these are The Santa Summit, A Heidelberg Holiday, Christmas in Notting Hill, A Paris Christmas Waltz, and A Christmas for the Ages. In between movies, I've been rewatching Friends at night when I go to bed and when I have a few minutes in the morning. I use YouTube TV, Frndly TV, and Max to stream all of these movies and shows. 

I only read two books this month, y'all. I blame the above mentioned things for this. I loved the two that I read, though! Click on the picture and you can see them on Amazon. 

I thoroughly enjoyed both of these books, even if they were a little predictable. I watch Hallmark movies, for the love. What makes you think I mind a predictable book? I really loved the setting in both books! 

I have been listening to Christmas music both at home and in the bookstore. Imagine that! I love my Spotify Christmas playlist. You can click here to see it, if you're on Spotify. I love The New York Trio, The Tenors, Ben Rector, Harry Connick Jr., the K Love Christmas playlist, and many, many more. I have a blue tooth speaker at work that I listen to music on. It makes it so cozy and charming in there, and I love it so much! 

I'm disappointed that I didn't read more, but hopefully I'll do more of that in December. I have so many books that I want to read! What have you been watching, reading, and listening to lately? I'd love to hear! Thanks for reading my blog, friends. Love to all! 


  1. I have not watched any Hallmark Christmas movies this year! I don´t miss them but I feel like I am not participating in a middle class American women holiday ritual and I should be? I have watched a couple of holiday movies with the family- 8 Bit Christmas and another one. I never watch movies or TV by myself. I would rather read as a solo activity. In addition, I have been writing more this month. I am reading Randy Alcorn´s book on heaven. It is good so far. Have a great Thursday!

  2. I appreciate you posting your movies, because I've been using my Fire Stick search bar and can find most of them for free. Thank you! I have Love, Holly on my library list!

  3. Maria, your comment made me laugh! I have many friends who don't watch them, and I wouldn't have the time if I didn't work part-time. I do have other holiday movies that I love and haven't watched yet. I love Randy Alcorn!

  4. Amy, that's good to know! I'm glad you found this useful!

  5. Oh all of the festive goodness- love it! I need to give some of these new Hallmark movies a chance/be more patient- I keep going back to my old faves- thank you for sharing

  6. We are opposites this month. Would you believe I haven't watched a single Hallmark movie yet? But I did get lots of books in!

  7. Holly! You have got to watch some of these! They are so good.

  8. We're keeping up with Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas. Holiday Road is our favorite so far.

  9. I have such issue with the Scottish Holiday - they were brother & sister on Party of Five & I just cant make myself watch that LOL


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