Blue Christmas (Weezie and Bebe Mysteries, #3)
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Blue Christmas (Weezie and Bebe Mysteries #3)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  4,988 ratings  ·  431 reviews
The popular Mary Kay Andrews delivers a tasty holiday treat as she brings back the winning characters from Savannah Blues and Savannah Breeze for a little Southern cheer. It's the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Weezie Foley is in a frenzy to do up her shop for the Savannah historical district window decorating contest--which she intends to win. She throws herse...more
Hardcover, 194 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 2006)
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Tammy
Following the wacky stories of Weezy and BeBe has been loads of fun for me, so I didn't hesitate to pick this one up when I saw it on sale. Who wouldn't pass up a good Christmas story this time of year?

It started off with a bang - Weezy attempts to win a window decorating contest for her antique shop in the historic district of downtown Savannah, but her Christmas decorations come up missing the night before the judging takes place. She suspects the gay couple down the street of sabotage when t...more
Michelle Robinson
I really enjoyed Weezie and her pluck in the first novel, in this series, however I did not care for her in this one nearly as much.

She meets a homeless woman and the things she does for the lady, while nice, make absolutely no common sense. No woman, or serious business person would behave as Weezie does. I like people to be compassionate and to show care for others but that compassion needs to be within the boundaries of common sense or plausibility and I did not find Weezie's action to fit th...more
Stacy
I normally really, really enjoy Mary Kay Andrews' books, but this one didn't live up to par. I enjoyed her other two books about Weezie & BeBe--the characters & story lines were strong and compelling. However, I felt that this story fell flat. The characters seemed one-dimensional, the story was silly, to say the least, and it didn't live up to the Savannah Blues/Savannah Breeze series. I read it because I like the characters and I like Mary Kay Andrews, but it was nothing special.

I felt...more
Amanda
Sort of a throw-away story from Mary Kay Andrews. Not as funny as her longer novels, and there's not enough interest in the thin 'mystery'. It was better than a kick in the teeth, but disappointing.

Only disappointing because I expect a lot after how I enjoyed Hissy Fit and Savannah Blues.
Carol
Blue Christmas was a good choice to get me into the mood for a joyous holiday. This is a light, comfy read, and though it's takes place in the south it's lacks nothing in my Christmas perception.

I really enjoyed the vintage decorating and references to sixties Christmas songs by pop singers. Weezie Foley is out to win the annual Christmas decorating contest for her business, Masie Daisy. She spends a great deal of time and money creating beautiful topiary trees, a fresh fruit door topper and ot...more
Emily
I wanted to punch the main character in the nose. Or at least shake her really hard and tell her what an idiot she is. A person breaks into your vehicle and steals things. Then breaks into your house and steals things. Then breaks into your business to sleep there overnight--and steals things. And you don't call the cops?!? And the reason you don't call the cops is "Because it's Christmas"? What? ugh. Anyway, this is part of a series, but reading the previous stories is unnecessary. There was a...more
Patty
I just finished reading a little book titled, "Blue Christmas," by Mary Kay Andrews which was published in 2006. She has a newer one out called, "Christmas Bliss," which I have yet to get my hands on. "Blue Christmas," is such an enjoyable book, no tears, just good Christmas cheer, a bit of a mystery, a whole lot of fun and vintage decorating. Weezie Foley owns an antique store in Savannah and she is frantically trying to decorate her shop and win the historical district decorating contest, but...more
Just - The romance reader
With each book read I become an even bigger Mary Kay Andrews fan. Her wit, humor and southern charm make each of her books truly entertaining and delightful to read. Each book contains spunky and very amusing characters. I look forward to the next book!
Meg ♥
Cute book to get you in the Christmas spirit. Contains a little mystery and romance too. :)
Patti
Book Description:


Deck the halls with romance, intrigue, and great antiques!


It's the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Weezie Foley is in a frenzy to garnish her shop for the Savannah historical district contest. She's ready to shoot herself with her glue gun by the time she's done, but the results are stunning. She's certainly one-upped the owners of the trendy boutique around the corner, but suddenly things start to go missing from her display, and there seems to be a mysterious midni...more
Amy
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Ramona
Mary Kay Andrews erzählt in ihrem Roman "Weihnachtsglitzern" von Eloise Foley und ihrem Freund Daniel. Eloise ist ein richtiger Weihnachtsliebhaber und freut sich schon richtig auf die Weihnachtsfeiertage, die ganzen Festlichkeiten und die Dekoration. Dieses Jahr freut sie sich auch besonders auf den alljährlichen Dekorationswettbewerb, den sie unbedingt gewinnen möchte. Nach einem Vorfall, durch den ihre geplante Dekoration ins Wasser gefallen ist, hat sie sich entschieden, ihren Antiquitätenla...more
Ruth
I have enjoyed several of Andrews books so I decided to pick this one up for the holiday season. In this book Weezie is determined to win the holiday decorating contest. It was fun to read how she put together a retro 50's scene in her window with items that she had in her store. Her boyfriend, Daniel simply hates Christmas which has Weezie a bit put out but she is determined to make the best of it. And then things start missing but the usual items like money and credit cards aren't taken. The s...more
Katherine Coble
This short book Feels like something dashed off to cash in on the holiday market. The whole thing was contrived and implausible. There's no way I'm going to believe that a businesswoman in a high crime area just leaves her house and neighbouring antiques store unlocked so that things can conveniently go missing.

The main character is more wrapped up in material goods than anything else. We have to read a lot of detail about fabrics, antique dishes and other knickknacks, but there's little attent...more
Angela
Mar 13, 2010 Angela rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: All chic lit lovers.
Recommended to Angela by: I'm just a fan of the authors.
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Blue Christmas is the third book in Mary Kay Andrews Savannah series. Whether it's the Christmas Season or not you'll be in the Christmas Spirit by the time you finish reading this! If you're looking for a light, quick read this one is perfect! It will warm your heart & make you laugh! With the Historic Districts Christmas Decorations Contest coming up, the competing shop owners the way & a mysterious visitor Weezie is at her wits end! Oh & of course there's always the family get to...more
Kellie
This is a hard copy book that was signed by Kathy Trouchek herself. It was a cute Christmas story I enjoyed very much. Andrews brings back my favorite charcters from Savannah Breeze and Savannah Blues, Weezie and Bebe. This is just a short novella about the holiday season with Weezie, her boyfriend Daniel, Bebe and her boyfriend Harry and Daniel’s family, who Weezie is just getting to know. I love the antique aspect of these books. Andrews is big in antiques and uses this hobby as a theme in her...more
Ani
Oct 06, 2009 Ani rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ani by: Found at the library
This was my first Mary Kay Andrews book and it is still my favorite.

I guess I like it so much because it is set around Christmas but I also found the characters very relatable.

As I read other books my Ms. Andrews I see there is always a heroine, who lives in the south and into design. Besides cooking there is also a mystery of some sort to solve.

A quick and sweet book. I was sad when it was done. After this book I promised myself I would read all books by Mary Kay Andrews.
Kevin Graves
If you did not grow up in the South or have friends or relatives here, you might not care for this book. In a few places it tries a bit too hard to be drop dead funny, but the nuances would fall flat if you didn't know life here. I was charmed with this, the slimmest volume in Mary Kay Andrews portfolio. It reminded me of myself in places, well loved characters in my town in of my life.
Marianne
A cute Christmas story about what Christmas is all about. Including crazy Mothers, a dysfunctional family gathering, wacky neighbors and a boyfriend who hates Christmas. Semi chick lit and definitely less cheesy than some of the other holiday books I have read. A bit predictable though. Easy to read and I finished in one sitting.
Fluffy Flowers
Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews brings back her lovable character Weezie from the hilarious Savannah Blues. You'll still enjoy this book even if you haven't read the first one. If you love vintage treasures, Elvis, and all things shabby chic you'll probably like it.
Colleen
Great book and an easy read! I love the story of Weezie and Daniel. The only thing I would have liked is more info on Bebe and Harry, but maybe in her next book??? I would love another book with all four of these characters (and Manny & Cookie - what a hoot!).
Jamie Barber
I like that she uses the same charachters in her books. It makes you feel like you've returned to old friends when you pick the new book up. When I go to the beach I like something mindless to read for a day or two to wind down and her books seem to do the trick.
Cheryl
Here's a little Christmas cheer from Mary Kay Andrews. Light and breezy with a tiny bit of mischief thrown in for fun. If you've ever been to Savannah, or wanted to go, this book is for you.
Stacey
I read this book a while back - it was on the highlight shelf at the library at Christmas time several years ago. I remember enjoying the book and it being an easy and fun read at Christmas.
Maureen
This book truly danced right up to the ridiculous line and just sort of hovered there. It's fine as pure Christmas fluff - maybe I shouldn't have read it in June.
Ann
One of my favorite MKA books!
Shawn
Hmmmmm..... and interesting connection to our beloved Elvis but not the tribute that one would expect from the title. It tried to capture nostalgia but fell short. Some very interesting characters (the guys with the other shop and the auctioneers and even the mom) that weren't developed enough to care about when we were expected to care about them. Some unusual belief suspension about the Christmas dinner antics and who knows whom. And why did the author use the dogs to bring together the main c...more
Anne
Worum geht es:
Eloise fiebert wie jedes Jahr dem lokalen Wettbewerb um die schönste Weihnachtsdekoration entgegen. Und dieses Jahr hat sie sich auch ganz besonders ins Zeug gelegt und weder Kosten noch Mühen gescheut: Ihr gesamter Laden wird geziert von Obst und Popcorn, alles schön natürlich und lokal und somit für den Wettbewerb sehr vielersprechend. Doch irgendwelche Vandalen scheinen ihr diesen Sieg nicht gönnen zu wollen, und vernichten von einen Abend auf den nächsten ihre so mühevoll gest...more
JG (The Introverted Reader)
Weezie Foley is back and better than ever. She’s trying her best to win Savannah’s historic district decorating contest, but the couple across the street are throwing tons of money into their efforts. To add to her troubles, her boyfriend Daniel always becomes decidedly Grinch-like at Christmas, and she just can’t get him into the Christmas spirit. But nothing ever defeats Weezie for long, and there are plenty of laughs as we watch her determinedly spread Christmas cheer.

I adore Mary Kay Andrews...more
adlin
This is the third in the “Savannah” books and was a thoroughly enjoyable read. It brings back Weezy and her crazy family, Weezy’s boyfriend Daniel, and introduces his crazy family, and of course, BeBe is back as well, along with Jethro, the dog, and new characters, Manny and Cookie.

The story revolves around a Christmas decorating contest that Weezy is determined to win. At the same time, she’s planning a Christmas dinner that will introduce her family to Daniel’s family for the first time. Amon...more
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Andrews has a B.A. in newspaper journalism from The University of Georgia. She is a former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While a reporter in Savannah, GA, she covered the real-life murder trials which were the basis of the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
She also publishes under the name Kathy Hogan Trocheck.

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