December 23, 2020 | Issue #21
The Fab Five's Favorite Christmas Movies!
Did you play along this week on Facebook and Instagram? Did you guess right? Tune in tonight for the full discussion!

(1) MARY KAY ANDREWS—White Christmas (C)

(2) MARY ALICE MONROE—It's a Wonderful Life (E)


(4) KRISTY WOODSON HARVEY—How the Grinch Stole Christmas (A)

(5) KRISTIN HARMEL—The Night They Saved Christmas (D)
The Fab Five's Favorite Christmas Music!
How many did you get right? Tonight on the show hear everyone's opinion on the WORST Christmas song! And see who has a soft spot for The New Kids on the Block!

(1) MARY KAY ANDREWS—A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector (C)

(2) MARY ALICE MONROE—Sinatra: Ultimate Christmas (D)

(3) PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY—Amy Grant: Tennessee Christmas (A)

(4) KRISTY WOODSON HARVEY—Train: Christmas in Tahoe (B)

(5) KRISTIN HARMEL—Bing Crosby: White Christmas (E)
The Fab Five's Favorite Christmas Books!
Did you guess correctly? Hear more about the Fab Five's choices on tonight's show!

(1) MARY KAY ANDREWS—Truman Capote: A Christmas Memory (D)

(2) MARY ALICE MONROE—Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol (C)

(3) PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY—Twas the Night Before Christmas (B)

(4) KRISTY WOODSON HARVEY—How the Grinch Stole Christmas (A)

(5) KRISTIN HARMEL—Twas the Night Before Christmas (B)
Bookseller of the Week
We're doing things a little differently this week regarding our featured bookseller. We've rounded up the most recent books by every author guest we've had on the show in 2020 and made our very own Friends & Fiction 2020 Guests List on Everyone is there from our earliest guests like Kristin Hannah and Debbie Macomber right up through next week's final guest of the year, Modern Mrs. Darcy. Shop the list and see if you need a refresher on books you've been meaning to snap up. When you shop on Bookshop, all purchases benefit independent booksellers. In fact, they've raised more than $10 million this year alone in support of our beloved indies. We hope you have fun browsing this specially curated list and that you put a couple books in your cart! Click through to SHOP NOW!
Listen to the F&F Podcast!
BIG NEWS! Our very first audio-only episode—produced exclusively for the F&F Podcast—is NOW LIVE!

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We hope you will have a listen as Mary Kay and Kristin sit down with two incredible independent booksellers. They talked to Tim Ehrenberg of Nantucket Book Partners (Mitchell's Book Corner & Nantucket Bookworks) and to Laura Taylor of Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FL. Hear all about their stores, the creative ways they are finding to not just survive but thrive during the pandemic, the importance of shopping local, and their favorite recent reads. We hope you enjoy it. If you do, please subscribe, rate, share, and leave a review. We might feature your review on a future episode! 
News from the F&F Official Book Club
We have a lot of fun things planned and would love for you to join us for the following events:

Dec. 28, 7 pm ET — Virtual Birthday Bash for Lisa Harrison and Informal Chat. This is going to be fun (and our last event of 2020)! RSVP Here

Save the date! Our next book discussion will be on Monday, January 18 at 7 PM Eastern, where we will discuss Ladies Night with Mary Kay Andrews.

We had the best time discussing A Lowcountry Christmas with Mary Alice Monroe on Monday December 21st. If you missed it live, click here for the replay.