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Christmas in March


I thought we’d talk about book titles today, guys. But first a little song to get in the right mood (and don’t say I didn’t warn you! 🙂 )

Awww, isn’t that just dreamy? ❤

And it’s also sort of like the theme song for the Christmas story I’m currently writing. It’s about Casey and Ellis, who don’t have much, but they have each other and they’re happy about that.

But here’s what I wanted to talk about: does the title of a Christmas story need to advertise the theme, or do you think it’s okay to give it any old name?

What I mean is: does it have to be called something like Casey and Ellis Sitting on Santa’s Lap (which—for clarity’s sake—they don’t 🙂 ) or The Ugliest Christmas Tree in the History of Christmas Trees (which they actually have)? Or would a completely non-Christmas related title be okay? Like Childhood Drawings and Gumball Rings (which I realize I kind of like)?

I can’t decide what I think. I kind of like it when something in the title screams Christmas, but at the same time I don’t think it’s necessary. That’s why I’m asking you. Help me out here, would you? 🙂


6 thoughts on “Christmas in March

  1. I love Gumball Rings for a title! 💕

    To answer your question, personally I don’t think the title needs to give away the theme, but should be pertinent to some point in the story.

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