The Sound of Christmas by Melissa Blue

December 17, 2012

a very romantic christmas week

The Sound of Christmas

by Melissa Blue


It’s not the lights, the presents, the tree or gooey-sappy movies that get me in the mood for Christmas. It’s the music. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” no matter who sings it, it just hits the spot. It’s flirtatious and a little dirty if you pay attention. Makes me think of hot cocoa and snuggling up to that special someone. There’s a reason why the snowed-in trope is featured in a ton of romances over the years.

Chestnuts roasting by the open fire.

No matter how many times this song is on rotation on the Christmas station I listen to, I try to out-sing the radio. It wins every time but that’s part of the fun. To be honest, I’ve never had a roasted chestnut. I don’t even know what one looks like, but I will belt out…

Jack Frost nipping at your nose.

Are you singing the song now? It’s kind of contagious like that.

This last song didn’t start off as a classic, but I’m telling you it doesn’t feel like Christmas to me until I’ve listened to it ad nauseam. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas.” It’s peppy. It’s a love song. It’s featured in the rom com run in Love, Actually. It’s the epitome of what I think Christmas should feel like. Now this is coming from a self-proclaimed Grinch. No, this song isn’t about good will towards men, but it’s the kind of song that makes you smile and hug the people you love while butchering that long, long high note she does.

There’s a ton more songs I could mention, but I want to know what are your Christmas favorites?

Melissa Blue’s writing career started on a typewriter one month after her son was born. This would have been an idyllic situation for a writer if it had been 1985, not 2004. Eventually she upgraded to a computer. She’s still typing away on the same computer, making imaginary people fall in love.

Other places you can find me:

My website.
My facebook.

 Down With Cupid 
by Melissa Blue


Sebastian Clark and Nicole Harrison hadn’t shared details—no last names or what they did for a living during a weekend tryst. Unfortunately, one detail was tantamount—Sebastian Clark is a publicist and now he’s gunning for her job. They’ll have to work side by side and somehow ignore what feels like unfinished business.




“You’re cocky.”
“You should know.” His voice had gone husky without provocation.Her teeth sank into the side of her mouth, pursing full lips. She straightened. “I do. Never doubt that.” She made a sound full of contemplation. “Your confidence will be your Achilles’ heel. You think because you know something, you know everything.”“I’m not new at this.”

“No, you’re not. At least not from the way you conducted yourself. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn more tricks of the trade. ”

He hoped, like hell, they had stopped talking about the client. Then common sense prevailed and shot down the idea. He and Nicole had to work closely together. What happened once could never happen again. The only reason he had the urge to play this game was to prove himself to Anna and her publicity manager. Nothing else. Nothing more.

“I could say the same.”

A smile, slow and seductive, curved her lips. “What’s the prize?”

“A coveted contact.” He had more than a few she’d salivate over, and after seeing her schmooze Jeremiah, he knew she had a few he’d want.

“Then you’re on, Sebastian. May the best publicist win.”



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  • Evie December 17, 2012 at 7:14 AM

    All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey. I love this song so much!

    • Melissa Blue December 17, 2012 at 8:21 PM

      Another fan! Yes, I seriously cannot get into the mood unless I hear that song. Also, watch Love, Actually too. It’s a twofer. :)

  • Bess Gilmartin December 17, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    I have a thing for It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, but somehow Feliz Navidad is always the first one I hear- it’s always on the radio!! Love the Down With Cupid cover Melissa!
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  • Karen H in NC December 17, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Little Drummer Boy and Santa, Baby are two of my favorite Christmas songs.

    • Melissa Blue December 17, 2012 at 8:24 PM

      Oh, good ones, especially Santa, Baby.

  • Becky Ward December 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    I don’t really have a favorite Christmas song. I enjoy listing to all of the Christmas Songs.

  • May December 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Winter Wonderland, Silver Bells and 12 days of christmas!

  • Maria D. December 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Santa Baby is definitely one of my favorite holiday songs – I also like White Christmas even if I don’t care for snow:)

  • Shannon G. December 18, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    My favorite Christmas song is Holy Night (O Night Divine), but All I Want for Christmas is a close second.

  • erinf1 December 18, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

  • JanD December 18, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    My favorite is Ring Christmas Bells.

  • Lily B December 19, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Carol of the bells is my favorite, but I had all I want for christmas stuck in my head for days
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  • bn100 December 20, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    I like jingle bells.

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