Christmas in Canada
Hello everyone! It’s great to be here again to visit with you! Thank you so much Kacey for having me back!
My recent release, Hey, Santa, takes place at Christmas time, and to me that means snow. I live in Canada, and, although it has happened, it is rare for us not to have snow at Christmas. Now, every part of Canada is different in terms of the weather they get. The Maritimes seem to get the most snow. Whereas the prairie provinces get really cold temperatures but not as much snow.
And this weather can lead to some facts of life and memories. Here are some of mine:
- My grandparents live six hours north from us. In the winter, we rarely visited them. It was just a part of growing up, and it is still the same to this day.
- Just before Christmas, I was visiting my other grandparents, and my father came to pick me up from their place to bring me home for the holidays. Well, when he left, the weather was fine, but on the way home, the weather was so bad, that we had to stop in London and take the train the rest of the way home.
- In the snow, kids usually make snowmen, well, not my family. Instead, my mother helped my brother and I to make snowhorses, and we rode them until they melted.
- One summer, we went tobogganing in a nearby town. There was a giant hill that flattened out at the bottom, and then there was a river further out. Most people never made it to the river when sledding down the hill. Well, my brother went on the toboggan with one of my cousins. We all thought they were going to stop before the river, but they didn’t. Both of them fell right in. As a child, I had never seen adults move so fast. They had the two boys out of the water, back up the hill, and stripped to nothing within seconds. Thank goodness they were both okay.
- Eleven years ago, when my husband and I were living in the country, I was driving to work, and I slipped on a patch of black ice. Now, on my right was a ditch, and on my left was a snowy field, hydro poles lining that side of the road. The truck slipped to the left. Thankfully, there was no traffic, and I slid into the field in between the poles. No damage was done to the truck, but the follwing summer, you could see where I went into the field by the lack of corn growing. Little did I know that at the time, I was just pregnant with my first child.
Do you get snow where you live? If so, what are some of your childhood memories of snow?
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An Alien for the Holidays story
By Jessica E. Subject
Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
She doesn’t want a lot for Christmas…
Claire Otton dreads spending another holiday alone. When her best friend convinces her to approach the sexy mall Santa, she takes the chance and asks him out, hoping for so much more.
He’s waiting under the mistletoe…
Although Andreas Castellanos blends in on Earth, he knows he will never belong. But when the gorgeous woman he’d been staring at invites him to dinner, he has a hard time saying no.
All they’re asking for…
Can these two lonely souls find magic together or will their secrets steal their chance of a happy Christmas?
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Claire smoothed her dress across her lap. The short hemline didn’t come close to reaching her knees, or barely her butt for that matter. Though a festive red color, the dress’s plunging neckline revealed even more skin. She shivered in her chair, ready to ask for her coat back. Why did she have to buy the shortest dress possible?
Like she needed it anyway, with her date already ten minutes late. She doubted he would show. Who wanted a socially inept woman? Heck, what man wanted to start dating someone two days before Christmas? She sighed, resting an elbow on the table. Why did I ask out Santa? She didn’t even know his name, what he looked like. Yet, she’d given him enough personal information to stalk her. Way to go, numbskull. She might as well have given him her house key. And since Tiffany had driven her to the restaurant, she’d have to take a cab back home.
“Hi, Claire. Sorry, I’m late.”
She jerked her head toward the deep, husky voice. Her Santa had arrived. But instead of the white-haired, bearded man with the fuzzy red suit, she stared at a Greek god. Broad shoulders. Muscles constricted by the sleeves of his dress shirt. His wavy brown hair looked wet, as if he’d recently stepped out of the shower. Or maybe snow had started to fall since she’d arrived. Pulse racing, she dared to gaze into his crystal blue eyes, the part of him she remembered from their meeting in the mall. Yet, even with his tanned complexion, something seemed not quite right with the color of his skin.
Was he as nervous as her? Her last non-double date occurred so long ago, she didn’t know how to act.
Not wanting to be rude, she stood to greet him. He had, after all, arrived rather than standing her up. And the sooner he touched her, the better.
Resting his hand on her hip, he moved closer, kissing her cheek, his lips soft and gentle. His breath smelled of fresh mint, a far cry from the last guy Tiffany had tried to set her up with.
Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.
When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.
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9 thoughts on “Christmas in Canada with Jessica E. Subject”
No snow where I live 😃 I went to college where it snowed & realized very quickly that I don’t like being that cold
I’m so used to it, it doesn’t phase me. I actually prefer the cold to extreme heat, because I can only take so many clothes off before it doesn’t make a difference. But in the cold, you can just as more layers, or get cozy and warm with someone else. 😉
Thank you for having me on your blog today, Kacey! 🙂
Our CDN winters are easy to get used to. I don’t mind snow, but would rather have it only a week or so — during Xmas & New Year. I detest driving in snowy weather. As I get older, I’m a more nervous driver.
My fave winter fun though, I admit, is still making snow angels 😀
I’m not a fan of driving in snow, sleet, and whatever other forms of precipation we get in the winter, either. It sucks! And yes, snow angels are SO much fun! 🙂
Okay, when I read your promo, I thought: Oh a Canadian Christmas, I bet that’s nice and loving. (People threw fits and food at my Arkansas Christmases) . But then I worried about your sanity. You cannot take a train from London to Canada, you’ll drown in the ocean, and I’m pretty sure they have never laid tracks. So another thought occurred to me. There’s a Paris Arkansas, maybe there’s a London Canada. Googled it and discovered there’s a London Ontario. Now relieved that your sanity was intact, I resumed reading, and sure enough, you have the lovely, although sometimes life endangering Christmas I always dreamed about as I would duck beneath the table to avoid flying shrapnel from the angry feral cats..
I’m happy to say Jess and I don’t throw food and yell. We go hiking. That’s far more fun. However, your Christmases sound far more fun.
Maybe I should move to Canada….
Our London, Ontario isn’t as spectacular as I believe London, England would be … I’ll get there some day! 😀
Don’t try to take a train when you do. 🙂
Take your spaceship instead.
You can park it by that giant bullet or vibrator…not sure what the architect had in mind….and no one will even blink.
LOL Yes, Liza, there is a London, Ontario. Not too far from where I live. But in a snow storm, it is very far away. Christmases are fun! Though, I never had to duck to avoid shrapnel, I did have to worry about flying brussel sprouts. Hiking would be fun, too. 🙂
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