Happy Holidays from Holiday, Texas! The little town of Holiday doesn’t need much of a reason to throw a party. With a name like Holiday, every day is a celebration! But when it comes to Christmas, like most of their fellow Texans, they tend to go all out.
Folks living in the state of Texas definitely have their share of holiday traditions. From the lighted boat parade at the Harbor Lights Festival in Corpus Christi to the festive twenty-six-foot weihnachtspyramide in Fredericksburg, some towns go Christmas crazy! And we haven’t even talked about the food yet. If you celebrate Christmas in Texas you’ll be just as likely to eat tamales or brisket as you are to chow down on a deep-fried turkey.
Small towns, in particular, are a special place to spend the holidays, especially in the Hill Country of Texas. There’s nothing like strolling down Main Street, cup of wassail in hand, peeking in all of the shop windows as you go. If you’d rather ride, you can head to Bandera and go Christmas caroling on horseback. In Lockhart, you can rub elbows with carolers in period costumes during their annual Dickens’ Christmas. And if you’re in Gruene, Texas, you might catch a glimpse of Cowboy Kringle riding into town.
In Cowboy Christmas Jubilee you’ll get to experience some of the quirky, fun and crazy traditions they celebrate in Holiday, Texas. They kick off the season with the Turkey Trotter on Thanksgiving Day. Teams of four race around, perform different stunts and then try to be the first ones across the finish line. The past seven years have seen a Walker brother on the winning team. You’ll have to check in to see if the streak continues once Jinx arrives.
The elementary school always puts on a Christmas production, although most years it’s not scheduled on the same night as the live nativity at the church next door. The kids can always count on Kermit to step into the role of Santa Claus for the annual breakfast with Santa. Even though he doesn’t leave his Christmas tree farm very often, he does look forward to venturing into town to pose as jolly old Saint Nick.
Visitors to Holiday ought to be aware of the Kissmas Cam. Sprigs of Mistletoe hang all over town. Those who indulge in a smooch might just find themselves broadcast on the big screen in the square at the annual tree lighting. The ceremony is part of the Jingle Bell Jamboree where the whole town gathers for Christmas carols, fun activities like the Make It Before It Melts Snowman contest and a cup of cocoa.
I can’t tell you about all of the fun—I don’t want to spoil the story. But if you enjoy small-town charm, spending time with family and friends, and unexpected surprises that will warm the chill right out of those cold winter nights, I hope you’ll visit Holiday, Texas in the pages of Cowboy Christmas Jubilee!
Holiday, Texas Book 2
Merry Christmas from your new friends in Holiday, Texas:
The most celebratory town in the South!
When Jinx Jacobs’s motorcycle breaks down outside Holiday, Texas,
the last thing she wants is to get stuck in the cheery little town,
especially during the holidays. The whole place has gone Christmas
crazy, but all she has to do is stay out from under the mistletoe—and
do her best to keep that unnervingly attractive cop off her back.
Single dad and sheriff’s deputy Cash Walker doesn’t have time for
romance, and yet something about the tempting loner twists his
stomach up tighter than a tangle of tinsel. He may have finally found
the missing piece in his life…but with Jinx so determined to avoid
putting down roots, convincing her to stay may just take a Christmas
Holiday, Texas Series:
All-American Cowboy (Book 1)
Cowboy Christmas Jubilee (Book 2)
Romance Contemporary [Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: October 30, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492662648 / ]
About Dylann Crush
Dylann Crush writes contemporary romance with sizzle and sass. A romantic at heart, she loves her heroines spunky and her heroes super sexy. When she’s not dreaming up steamy storylines, she can be found sipping a margarita and searching for the best Tex-Mex food in Minnesota.
Although she grew up in Texas, she currently lives in a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul with her unflappable husband, three energetic kids, a clumsy Great Dane, a rescue mutt, and a very chill cat. She loves to connect with readers, other authors and fans of tequila.