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Yule Log Murder
Yule Log Murder
Leslie Meier | 2022 | Mystery
7
7.0 (1 Ratings)
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Christmas Murder on a Film Set
News has broken that a major Hollywood movie is going to be filmed just outside of town, and many of the townspeople are going to be used as extras. Lucy manages to snag one of those spots, but her joy turns to sorrow when a young woman dies on the set. The police seem quick to settle on a killer, but Lucy suspects that something else is going on. Can she figure things out?

I must admit that I haven't read many of Lucy's adventures, sticking mainly to the novellas featuring this character and her family. As a result, I don't have the history with Lucy's family that long time series readers do. That may be why I found them annoying. The mystery itself was very strong, however, with a solution I didn't see coming.

NOTE: This story is a novella, roughly 100 pages, and was originally part of the novella collection Yule Log Murder. If you have that book, there is no need to buy this ebook. If you haven’t read the story, now is the time to sit back and enjoy this Christmas mystery.
  
The Goonies (1985)
The Goonies (1985)
1985 | Adventure, Comedy
Sums up all my childhood movies
Awesome adventurous kids, a daring quest, and being set in 1980s America, pretty much sums up all childhood movies into one. The Goonies is an absolute classic coming of age movie of kids trying to stop a rich developer buying up property and splitting up the young friends. Their way is to find mythical treasure via a map from a so-called legend. Along the way are some good old fashioned villains, some challenges and a pirate ship. Still watch it every Christmas.
  
Ok, I'm sorry, but I got REALLY tired of Cross's family constantly whining at him about how he had to work a hostage situation, and then a bomb situation, on Christmas. I mean, come ON already! Even his grandmother...how many years has he been doing this and they're all being so incredibly whiny and giving him guilt when he should be concentrating on the case(s). Obviously, this truly annoyed me. Aside from that, however, it was a good story, but I thought the ending felt a bit abrupt.
  
Annie’s dog Fang hires Nate to find the Christmas card his mother always sends him. It’s a week late, and Fang looks forward to it all year. (Or so Annie claims). Can Nate find it?

This is a fun entry in the series with a dash of humor (especially when Rosamand appears), and decent clues that a kid or adult could use to solve the case along with Nate. Not that I did, of course.

Read my full review at <a href="http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.com/2014/12/book-review-nate-great-and-crunchy.html">Carstairs Considers</a>.
  
Gavin and Stacey: Christmas special 2019
Gavin and Stacey: Christmas special 2019
2019 | Comedy
Contains spoilers, click to show
I absolutely love Gavin and Stacey and was so excited for this Christmas special! I love that they used the same actor for Neill the baby as 10 years ago! I thought the episode was absolutely brilliant and I'm more angry at Smithy's new girlfriend for not allowing Bryn to tell us at what happened at the fishing trip, as I truly thought we were going to be told, than I am about her utter disdain for the family. I really hope that this is a lead on to another series!