All I want for Christmas: Volume 3

Dear Santa,

You recall my undying love for The Notebook, right? How could you forget? I wrote you about 700 letters in 2004 asking you to please bring me both Noah Calhoun and a copy of the DVD for Christmas.

I’m still waiting on that first request big fella. Any day now would be great. Thanks.

As I was saying, The Notebook is forever burned in my being as Nicholas Sparks’ greatest movie adaptation to date. By a long shot. I have a pretty convincing PowerPoint that unequivocally proves this fact. It begins by admitting that Message in a Bottle was a great first run. But then the franchise suffers. A Walk to Remember? Depressing. Nights in Rodanthe? Didn’t see it. Sure Channing Tatum gave me great hope in this scene from Dear John:

…but the chemistry between Dear John and the girl from Mamma Mia just wasn’t there in the bulk of this film. And then last year, the studio cast Hannah Montana to be the star in the Last Song. I laughed and simultaneously cried all the way out of the theater. Such potential wasted. How very sad. (I pray that Liam Hemsworth’s participation in that movie doesn’t ruin Gale for me forever.)

I’m sure you’re wondering when I’m going to get to my point? No problem Santa. Here it is. I would love to see this book in my stocking this year:

Just so I can understand what this clip is all about. I might need to make adjustments to my PowerPoint:

And maybe you can send some medication that makes me not have a school girl crush on Zac Efron? Because at my age it’s getting a little skeevy.


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December 5, 2011 3:01 pm

Um Okay…I may need some of those pills too b/c I’ve never been on the Zac train but I may be after this movie. LOL I love that OneRepublic song in the trailor…hmmm…guess I’ll be going to the movies this Spring.

Some how Santa found Eva Mendes chimney instead of yours for Ryan Lincee…he needs to update his GPS!!!

December 5, 2011 3:27 pm


I see what you mean. Santa, if it’s not too much trouble…

December 5, 2011 4:42 pm

How have I never heard of this book or this movie? I’m hooked! Thanks Lincee!

Amber W.
Amber W.
December 5, 2011 5:12 pm

Holy Zac Efron Batman…..I LOVE LOVE LOVED this book, one of my favorites (my husband was a Marine and Logan is a Marine in this book). Can not wait for this 🙂

December 5, 2011 5:28 pm

I am a big Nick Sparks fan. Well, I used to be anyway. (nothing has deterred me from him, I just haven’t read anything of his in a while)

Of the ones I’ve read The Wedding is my hands-down fave! (it’s the sequel to The Notebook…which by the way, i only liked in book form for some reason)

You just might have spurred me to jump back on the N.S. reading train!

December 5, 2011 5:43 pm

I have to disagree on one thing…I just recently bough the Dear John movie because I have been getting little bits and pieces here and there and finally gave in and bought the silly thing. I just love all the shots of him with his shirt off all over the beach and how sweet is his dad!

I do however agree that Nicholas Sparks has some amazing books that make amazing movies.

December 6, 2011 8:19 am

I rewound that clip 3 times to view the shot of Zach biting her lip while kissing. Now I’ll forward this post to my other half and perhaps, he’ll understand, I AM NOT A PEDIFILE!

December 6, 2011 11:50 am

OMG! I will be 40 in January and Zac Efron has grown up! I loved that kiss too Robbie! I don’t think we are pedophiles! He’s legal! If men can oogle over 18 yr. old strippers, we can oogle over shirtless 18 yr. olds on a movie screen, c’mon!

December 6, 2011 12:13 pm

Lincee, no worries. Just saw that in the movie “New Year’s Eve” that Zac kisses Michelle Pfeiffer! We are not that old yet, so maybe it’s not too creepy! We’re closer to his age than she is!

Bonnie Krueger
December 6, 2011 4:34 pm

You need to see Nights in Rodanthe. It totally was NOT what I was expecting, which I think makes a movie a hit.

December 6, 2011 9:06 pm

I would love to see “The Rescue” made into a movie too!

December 7, 2011 8:45 pm

I tried reading “The Lucky One” and sort of put it down in the middle and never picked it back up.

I tried watching the clip you posted and had to stop after a minute.

It just doesn’t get me… is that wrong?

December 9, 2011 2:56 pm

Oh. My. Word! That is so going on the top of my list of movies I want to see coming up! Thanks for posting!! Hopefully nobody dies in the end…people always die in the end of his movies, so depressing. This one looks really good though!!

December 14, 2011 2:33 pm

I love how the producer is like…”You read the books and think…I wish that would happen to me.” Yeah…not gonna lie…I wish Zach Ephron would happen to me. I’ve had a bit of a Cougar Crush on him since “Charlie St. Cloud” and I’m not even really old enough to be a “cougar” yet. The guy is H.O.T. I don’t really like those books or the movies (though The Notebook is an exception)…but I’ll see this one for Zachy. 🙂

December 20, 2011 3:43 pm

This book is so good and Zac is perfect in the lead, but I wish his hair were a little longer! If you don’t get the book for Christmas let me know I will mail you my copy!

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