Monday, December 22, 2014

The Business of Holiday Writing

I love the holiday season for all of the new Christmas treats, holiday music, and of course all of the holiday-themed movies that appear non-stop on the Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, and other networks. Recently, I forced my husband to watch one with me, and he made a very smart observation. He noticed that the majority of these 'holiday' movies seem to be just dramas, romance, suspense, and every other genre - just set at Christmas time. I thought about that for a moment and realized how true that was. It seems like with the many network channels that exist, along with the Internet, and other reading portals, there seems to be a real business in holiday writing. It seems like just twenty-five years ago there were just a few staples - 'It's a Wonderful Life', 'Miracle on 34th Street' and of course the classic book/movie 'A Christmas Carol'. But now, there are so many options and avenues for holiday writing, and I love that! As a writer of all things, I can appreciate this emerging genre and hopefully it will expand to include all the holidays! What do you think about the business of holiday writing? Please share!

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