By Candace Jane Kringle
Editions: ebook, paperback
Published: October 2nd 2012 by Elfpublished books
Genre: YA Teen Romance / Humor / Fantasy
MEET SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD CANDYCANE CLAUS. She’s the most popular girl at North Pole High. Her father is world-famous. And every day is Christmas. What more could any girl want?
BOYS! And the new boy, Rudy Tutti, is hot chocolate. But he hates anything to do with Christmas!
When Candy and Rudy are forced to work together on a school Christmas-tree project, her world is turned upside down: Her grades start to suffer, she loses her taste for ice cream, and now the two North-Star-cross’d teens must contend with her overprotective father — Santa Claus — before Christmas is ruined for EVERYONE!
~ Bewitching BT
Get A Little Christmas Now! (What’s On My Playlist?)
by Candycane Claus
Obviously I love Christmas music. But what are my favorite carols? Here are the top tunes on my playlist right now:
#1 (with a snowflake): “We Need A Little Christmas” by the Glee cast. I may need more Christmas than most, but everybody needs a little Christmas now, so I am super happy the Glee cast reintroduced this classic from the Broadway musical Mame to contemporary audiences.
#2 (with a sprig of mistletoe): “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson 5. Technically, nobody should be allowed to sing this song except me and my brother. Santa’s our daddy and he’s not allowed to kiss anyone but our mommy. But watching our parents kiss is gross, so Frostbite and I would never sing about it. Therefore, we pick Michael Jackson’s version as our favorite.
#3 (with a caveat): “Nothin’ For Christmas” by Eartha Kitt. Rape awareness may not be the most appropriate topic for a Christmas song, but at least it’s better than Eartha’s other Christmas hit, “Santa Baby.” I mean, really, back off, lady. That’s my father you’re singing about. (See #2)
#4 (with a Christmas tree): “The Christmas Song” by anybody. Composed by a velvet frog(*) and originally recorded by Nat King Cole, this chestnut has been sung by many wonderful musicians, from Big Bird, Doris Day, and the Partridge Family, to Raven-Symoné, Demi Lovato, and Cee Lo Green! Take your pick and have a merry sing-along.
#5 (with a candy cane): “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” by The Chipmunks. I know exactly how Alvin feels when he sings about his impatience for the most wonderful time of the year to hurry up and arrive. I hope he got his hula hoop. 🙂
Bonus track selected by my best friend, Snowflake: “Hey Santa!” by Carnie & Wendy Wilson. A much happier ending than “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” which sounds sweet but then goes, “if only in my dreams,” and I’m all, that’s sad, and who wants to be sad at Christmas?
* I’m told Mr. Tormé was not an actual velvet frog.
About the Author & Links:
Candace Jane Kringle is a junior at North Pole High. She likes candy canes, unicorn races, and making snow angels. Her father is the most well-known and beloved toymaker and distributor in the world. Her memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, is her first book. After high school, she plans to enroll at North Pole University and write more books.Website | Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
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