I don’t know about you, but I could really use some holiday cheer right about now. And although the concept of Christmas in July has always been more of a marketing tool, I think this year, we need to embrace it in earnest. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, I think we can all agree that cheer can be in short supply these days, especially if you follow the news.

I’ll be honest: When we planned last year to release our WMG Holiday Spectacular calendar compilation in July, it was a marketing decision. But now, it’s just plain necessary to do our part to help spread some of that much-needed cheer!

The Holiday Spectacular #1 contains every story from the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2019, in order, exactly as they were sent out to subscribers. Here’s the synopsis:

A Big Holiday Celebration!

Read a story per day from the end of November to January first…or binge the entire collection. Stories that center around holidays from American Thanksgiving and Black Friday to St. Nicholas Day, Hanukkah to Boxing Day, and of course, the worldwide biggies, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Award-winning and bestselling writers like Ron Collins, Annie Reed, Robert Jeschonek, and 28 others explore holidays in three different genres–mystery, romance, and light fantasy.

This volume contains 35 stories, including two previously uncollected Kristine Kathryn Rusch stories, presented as they first appeared in a newsletter that went to subscribers every single day for 35 days.

The first volume in a series that will appear annually, The Holiday Spectacular #1, will fulfill all your seasonal story needs.

So, if you missed the project last year and want a preview for this year’s project, please check it out. The Holiday Spectacular #1 will be published in ebook format on Tuesday, July 7. Click here for ordering information. (Anyone who subscribed to the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2019 will receive the ebook automatically.)

And if you want to get a jump on the holiday season for this year, you can subscribe to the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2020 calendar starting tomorrow, too! Click here for more details.

Happy Holidays!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.