I don’t want to, and I honestly don’t have to. If I feel some pressure to do so, that’s coming from me, not from the outside. But anyway, what do I say about Christmas?
I don’t know… if you celebrate Christmas then Merry Christmas from all of us here at Fantasy Author’s Handbook. And by “all of us,” I mean me, since there’s only one of us here at Fantasy Author’s Handbook.
I’ve written a post about holidays in fantasy and science fiction worldbuilding.
I’ll save New Years Resolutions for next week.
I don’t really have much more to say in terms of a year-end wrap up that wasn’t covered, more or less, in my obligatory Thanksgiving post.
Santa is weird, isn’t he?
There’s a public domain fantasy character that gets a lot of mileage every year around this time.
Is he an elf?
’Twas the Night Before Christmas says he is.
Is he a saint?
Do you have to be Catholic to believe in St. Nicholas, so Protestant faiths that don’t recognize saints just ignore that bit?
Who’s this Kris Kringle guy? Is he named after the pastry, or vice versa? I like the pastry—they sell them at Trader Joe’s now, which is good for us people who’ve managed to escape from Wisconsin.
Then there’s some other stuff about Christmas.
Ooh! Here’s a weird one:
Have you noticed the huge array of made-for-TV Christmas movies out there? I flipped through the two Hallmark channels and it’s literally twenty-four hours of back to back Christmas movies—one after another after another. They seem to have made at least half a dozen new ones for just this year. That seems like a writing opportunity, doesn’t it?
Should we all be working on our Christmas screenplays along with our Syfy Channel Original Movies? Maybe you could even combine those.
I call Santanado!
Happy/Merry Whatever Makes You Happy.
Either way, be excellent to each other.