Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Top 5 Holiday Secrets by L.V. Pires

Today’s holiday top five are brought to you by L.V. Pires, author of Oliver Conroy and His Repossessed Soul. You can find more information on Lisa and her books here.
Favorite Holiday Drink:  When not indulging in every Starbucks’ holiday coffee including Peppermint Mocha and Crème Brulee Lattes, I’m a huge sucker for mulled wine, a traditional Glühwein, spiced with cinnamon and cloves would melt this writer’s cold heart.

My Holiday Wish for the World:  My holiday wish for the world is for there to be less stress.  Is anyone else stressed out?  Geez!  I wish for more time to relax and enjoy life.  Maybe that’s it—free yoga classes for everyone!

Favorite Holiday Movie/Book (and why):  My favorite holiday movie is “A Christmas Carol”.  Check out the 1951 version with Alastair Sim.  It’s is probably the best version.  My favorite holiday book is C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia.  Both stories bring out the dark sides of human nature while revealing the power of good.

Why I Love/Hate the Holidays:  I love the holidays.  More time with my children.  Baking cookies.  Wrapping Gifts.  Putting up the tree.  Sleigh rides.  Caroling.  Shopping.  Decorating.  Tinsel…okay, I’m totally overwhelmed by the holidays.  When are they over?

Favorite Holiday Treat:  Favorite treat is anything in the form of a Christmas cookie. Any shape will do, sprinkles and frosting are encouraged.  But, my most favorite treat is my family’s famous Dobos Torte.  Five layers of sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with thin caramel slices.  Blurp.  



  1. I'm really enjoying reading these posts, because they are reminding me of all the holiday movies I love. I'm not sure if I missed them, but I haven't seen many on TV this years. And it's funny you should mention stress. This holiday has been more stressful than past holidays.

  2. Less stress sounds like heaven to me!

  3. That cake looks ridiculously delicious, Lisa, and I've never had a Crème Brulee Latte before, but I might have to try one now.

  4. Mmm... I agree with Lisa, that cake looks and sounds heavenly! Merry Christmas!