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Build Your Own Christmas Movie Romance

Pick Your Plot, Meet Your Man, and Create the Holiday Love Story of a Lifetime (Gifts for Movie & TV Lovers)

Riane Konc


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Create the Christmas Romance of Your Dreams Scene by Scene, Twist by Charmingly Predictable Twist

Slip on your favorite Christmas sweater, cozy up to a crackling fire, sip some spiced eggnog, and prepare to experience the ultimate holiday love story. But instead of watching it on some cheesy cable channel, open this book and put yourself in the director’s chair.

First, decide your heroine's problem. Was she just fired from her big city business job? Avoiding going home for Christmas? Or did she just realize the man who proposed to her maybe isn't Mr. Right? Then it's time to meet the man--should your heroine end up with the big city business exec, the small town hunk or someone totally unexpected (but still hunky)? Each choice will take you down a totally different path that all somehow end up making for a perfect made-for-TV romance.

Will your Christmas activity montage include baking cookies, walking through a holiday festival, or skating on a picturesque frozen lake? Will you choose to include a generically bearded old man who perhaps could maybe be Santa Claus? Choice by hilarious choice, you’ll make your way closer and closer to the big payoff--the picture perfect, most romantic final kiss ever.

And when you’ve savored that last bit of snowy, romantic goodness, don’t be glum. Turn back to page one and start a new love story. With hundreds of possible stories the happily-ever-afters never stop happening.

Praise For Build Your Own Christmas Movie Romance: Pick Your Plot, Meet Your Man, and Create the Holiday Love Story of a Lifetime (Gifts for Movie & TV Lovers)

"The choose-your-own-adventure-style parody features all the best tropes and treats of made-for-TV holiday specials."
— Chicago Reader

"If you're searching for the perfect gift for your Hallmark holiday film loving BFF (or just shopping for yourself, no shame), Riane Konc's new book, Build Your Own Christmas Movie Romance, is the present you've been waiting for."
— Bustle

Ulysses Press, 9781612439440, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 2019

About the Author

Riane Konc is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker who, along with teaching at Second City, has also written humor for the New York Times, McSweeney's, Mad Magazine, Parents Magazine, Paste, National Lampoon, American Bystander, Reductress, Cafe, The Rumpus' Funny Women, and more.