12 November 2013
Blog Tour: Christmas at Carrington's by Alexandra Brown
Christmas at Carrington’s Playlist
Check out Alexandra's Christmas at Carrington's playlist here!
Writing a Christmassy novel in the middle of summer is an interesting experience, especially as I was in Spain for part of the time, lounging by a poolside sipping a caipirinha while writing about snow rooms and steaming mugs of banoffee coffee. So, to really get my Christmas mood on, I listened to loads of festive tunes, watched all of the Christmas films and forced down a few tumblers of Baileys, and I don’t even like Baileys… MUCH.
Here is a list of some of the tunes I listened to, and I’d like to give Miss Sarajevo a special mention because it’s my go-to song for guaranteed tears – it gets me every time and I always listen to it before writing a very emotional scene. And sad things can happen at Christmas time too…. right? But of course there’s also plenty of love, laughter and festive happiness in Christmas at Carrington’s.
Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
Single Ladies - Beyoncé
My World is Empty Without You – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Last Christmas – Wham
Hey Sexy Lady - PSY Gangnam Style
Strangers In The Night – Frank Sinatra
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé
Miss Sarajevo – U2 and Pavarotti
Queen of Starting Over - Beverley Knight
All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
Let It Snow – Dean Martin
Do What You Want – Lady Gaga
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
Thanks so much, Alexandra!