Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays

For many of you, Merry Christmas.

As promised, here are the 3 winners of Betina Krahn's newest book. Winners were selected by a random number generator:

Elizabeth Spann Craig
Jackie Griffey

You'll have to email her at: bkrahn007 (at)gmail(dot)com with your addresses. Congratulations!

As for us, this sums up our holiday celebration.

At least this year we agreed early on what movie to see: Sherlock Holmes.

And if you just want some mindless entertainment, you can try Slingshot Santa

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.


Elena said...

Love it Terry, Chinese food on Christmas was a family favorite when we lived in a Jewish neighborhood. The family who owned the restaurant said it was their best day of the year. They used to give all the children the Chinese version of gelt wrapped in red paper to honor the upcoming Chinese New Year. What a memory you brought back.
Let us know what you think of the movie.

Terry Odell said...

Thanks, Elena. Sharing traditions is the true measure of holiday spirit, I think. And I'll be sure to report on my take of the movie. Our local paper gave it 2.5 out of 4 stars.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I'm a winner! How cool! Thanks, Terry.

I'm a little appalled at the way Sherlock is being portrayed in the trailers. An action hero? With martial arts moves? Ack! Let me know how it was...

Mystery Writing is Murder

Terry Odell said...

Congrats, Elizabeth! And I have very mixed feelings about the movie. Definitely heavy on the action/martial arts. Liked that Watson was more of a peer to Holmes, not the bumbler from the movie adaptations. Liked that Holmes wrapped all the woo-woo up with logic and science, but would have preferred not to have the woo-woo to begin with. Then again, I've pretty much made it clear I'm not a big paranormal fan.

Wynter Daniels said...

Did Chinese food today. Couldn't let the season end without at least one trip! We saw "Did You Hear About the Morgans" the day after Christmas. Very cute, lots of humor.

Jenyfer Matthews said...

My all time favorite adaptation of Holmes is the BBC series with Jeremy Brett. I don't think I could ever watch another - and Watson was definitely more of a friend to him in that as well.

We also had Chinese food on Christmas. Definitely a tradition I could get behind :)

Terry Odell said...

Jenyfer, Dara -- around here, the other bonus of Chinese food is that you always get enough for another meal the next day.

Jeremy Brett definitely made a good Holmes. I fear I'm one of the few who wasn't totally blown away by the movie, but I've been a Holmes fan since forever.

(I gave my 2 cents worth on today's post -- Monday)