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Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series as well as the novels Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I've Got Your Number, and Wedding Night. She lives in England.
Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series as well as the novels Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I've Got Your Number, and Wedding Night. She lives in England.

From the Author, Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella’s Christmas Confession
 
My name is Sophie Kinsella and I have a confession to make: I’m addicted to Christmas movies. The cheesier, schmaltzier, more saccharine the better. It’s a secret, shameful addiction that I have to feed when alone, with my remote control at the ready, poised to switch over to something more socially acceptable if anyone walks in.

But when I’m alone – and especially when I’m wrapping presents – I find myself scrolling down the TV Guide with one aim only: Christmas movieland. Fairy lights, pets in Santa outfits, eggnog, singsongs, and happy endings.
 
It all began early in the season when I was ill for a couple of days. Searching through my flu-haze for something comforting on TV, I stumbled on a delightful confection involving reindeer, Santa, small children, and a snowy town with a great big Christmas heart. This segued straight into another movie – this time an uplifting story about Santa (again), reindeer (again) and a child who Didn’t Believe. (Christmas has no greater sin.)
 
Since then, I’ve been hooked. I don’t remember any of the films’ names, nor any plot details. The same characters seem to stroll straight from one movie into another: the white-haired twinkly grandfather (Could It Be Him?); the cynical city woman who simply hasn’t learned What Christmas Is All About; the adorable dog; the goofy guy in the handknitted Christmas sweater; the barbershop quartet on the corner; the lisping, huge-eyed, ringleted little girl who just knows the grown-ups won’t let her down this Christmas.
 
In one film, the main character relives Christmas Day over and over. Watching these films I feel the same way – except that unlike him, I don’t mind. I love it. In my opinion, the world cannot hold enough Santas, sleigh-rides, renditions of O Christmas Tree, and tear-stained reunions under the mistletoe. Now I must run. I’ve just seen they’re showing Santa DOES Love you, Molly, And So Does Daddy, Even Though We’ve Confused Him With His Twin Brother This Christmastide.
 
Happy Holidays! 

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