Sunday, December 22, 2013

Top 5 Holiday Secrets by Katie O’Sullivan

Katie O'Sullivan, author of Son of a Mermaid and Blood of a Mermaid, is sharing her best and worst of the holidays. For more information on Katie and her books, click here.

Favorite Holiday Drink: Champagne. It’s a special kind of drink I don’t indulge in very often, but I love clinking glasses with my sister-in-law during family gatherings. We add a splash of Pomegranate juice or cranberry to make it festive!

Worst Gift I Ever Received: Tupperware. Not to throw my husband under the proverbial bus, but it’s become something of a joke in our house that he tends to give me new sets of Tupperware at Christmas. Like, every year. I’m done. Got enough. Really.

Favorite & Worst Holiday Movies: My all-time favorite holiday movie is IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, and I totally get that it’s old-fashioned and cheesy and tear-jerking… but I still love it, and have to see it at least once during the Christmas season. A very close second is A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (and the soundtrack!) In fact, I love almost all the traditional Christmas cartoons…but there are a few exceptions. I can’t stand “Grandma got Run Over By a Reindeer” and I really can’t stand “Rudolf’s Shiny New Year.” I mean, really? Who watches some of these?

My Holiday Wish for the World: My holiday wish is for an environmental solution to climate change – well first, for everyone to acknowledge that there’s a real problem going on, and then for smarter heads than mine to figure out how we can solve the problems. I live along the shore of the Atlantic, and have watched the changes happening with our oceans first hand.

Favorite/Worst Holiday Treat: My favorite holiday treats are Christmas cookies – any kind, shape or flavor! We love to bake the traditional favs and find new recipes to try out every year. The worst treat? Fruitcake. (Does anyone ever really eat it?)



  1. Love your wish for the world. It's scary that people can't see how our actions affect our environment. And yes, holiday cookies are the best! (Miss my grandma even more around this time of year - she made what seemed like thousands of cookies!) :)

  2. Maybe you should show your husband this post so you don't get Tuperware this year. ;)

    Charlie Brown is a favorite of mine too. It was on the other night, so my husband and I watched it.

  3. Tupperware. <-- LoL! My dad does the same thing to my mom.