I may have been a complete lunatic, but I was a complete lunatic with manners It was a lot of fun Liked the character development I just expected a little , but I still enjoyed this. Let it Snow is an anthology of three short stories, all tied together by a thread, written by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle This book was a gift from a dear friend.The Jubilee Express by Maureen JohnsonIt s Christmas Eve and Jubilee Dougal can t wait to attend the Christmas Party at her boyfriend, Noah s house Her perfect boyfriend, her busy boyfriend There are certain concessions one must make to date the perfect guy, right She should just be happy to be his girlfriend But the day didn t turn out exactly as she had planned Her parents who were avid collectors of pieces to their Flobie Santa Village collection, which is a Christmas Village display, have been arrested in their attempt to obtain the latest addition to their collection So Jubilee is put on a train and sent to Florida to spend the holiday with her Grandparents Only the train didn t make it They became stuck in a snow drift in the middle of a blizzard in Gracetown If that isn t bad enough, there are fifteen cheerleaders on the train To escape all the chaos, Jubilee gets off the train and treks across the road to a Waffle House That s so much better until the cheerleaders follow her there She is rescued by a boy her own age that lives nearby named Stuart Her time with Stuart teaches her so much about herself And one kiss makes what once was the worst into the best Christmas ever.A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John GreenTobin, and his best friend Angie who he calls The Duke and one other friend, are holed up at Tobin s house watching James Bond movies His parents flight has been delayed due to the storm and won t make it back until after Christmas They are enjoying themselves until they get a call from a friend that works at Waffle House saying that they absolutely have to get there because there is a group of fifteen cheerleaders stuck there for the night So Tobin and his friends begin a crazy night trying to get to the Waffle House in the blizzard But along the way, in the midst of all the chaos, he begins to see Angie as something other than one of his buddies That maybe there was something there all along, he just wasn t looking This could just turn out to be one of the best Christmas days he has ever had.The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren MyracleAddie is devastated She has been dating her boyfriend, Jeb for exactly one year on Christmas Eve But they have been having problems Their relationship has been struggling And then Addie did something dumber than dumb Something she regrets with every fiber of her being So she begs Jeb to meet her at Starbucks to mend things But he doesn t show up It s over He doesn t want to forgive her On the day after Christmas when Addie goes to work at Starbucks with one thing she must accomplish that day, pick up her best friend s new pet, a tea cup pig, she begins a small journey of self discovery I loved the ending of this one as the couples from the first two stories are all brought together in a very heartwarming way.These were three very heart warming short stories that are sure to make you smile and will warm your heart during this very special holiday season. Alternate Cover Edition For BMOWEThe New York Times Bestseller Sparkling White Snowdrifts, Beautiful Presents Wrapped In Ribbons, And Multicolored Lights Glittering In The Night Through The Falling Snow A Christmas Eve Snowstorm Transforms One Small Town Into A Romantic Haven, The Kind You See Only In Movies Well, Kinda After All, A Cold And Wet Hike From A Stranded Train Through The Middle Of Nowhere Would Not Normally End With A Delicious Kiss From A Charming Stranger And No One Would Think That A Trip To The Waffle House Through Four Feet Of Snow Would Lead To Love With An Old Friend Or That The Way Back To True Love Begins With A Painfully Early Morning Shift At Starbucks Thanks To Three Of Today S Bestselling Teen Authors John Green, Maureen Johnson, And Lauren Myracle The Magic Of The Holidays Shines On These Hilarious And Charming Interconnected Tales Of Love, Romance, And Breathtaking Kisses I ve been meaning to read this for FOREVER and I m glad I finally did It s the depths of winter here in Canada so the snowy theme came at the perfect time While I enjoyed it and found the stories generally exciting enough to keep reading, I didn t fall in love with any characters, any settings, any stories Here s my review of it Here s five reasons why Let it Snow is sentenced to a one star rating.But first, it must be acknowledged that I did not suffer this re read alone but was assisted by the traitor, Offence 1 Self deprecating main character I m not saying everybody has to be confident and perfect all the time No, I m saying a well written character should have a personality that extends further than feeling sorry for your name all the time. The first story starts with about three paragraphs of rambling about how Jubilee who s the whiny narrator for the story is such a strippery name although she certainly has nothing against strippers.My name is Jubilee Dougal Take a moment and let it sink in I realize Jubilee is a bit of a stripper name You probably think I have heard the call of the pole But no My objection is that Jubilee isn t a name it s some kind of a party No one knows what kind Have you ever heard of someone throwing a jubilee And if you did, would you go Because I wouldn t Come to think of it, it might be interchangeable with hoedown.At this point, you might be thinking this isn t annoying, it s funny Don t worry, that s what I thought too But oh boy, when she brings this up every chapter, it gets on your nerves Offence 2 PWP Plot What Plot I suppose it s meant to be cute, how these stories are about teenage romances on Christmas Eve I can assure you, it s not I don t know what I was thinking when I bought John Green posters, but I believe it s safe for me to say I fucking hate his writing I assume his thought process behind writing a cheertastic christmas miracle was something like this Oh, Paper Towns is making millions Wonder what would happen if I tweaked the characters a little bit and wrote the same story againGentlemen, may you travel safely and swiftly But if you die tonight, die in the comfort that you have sacrificed your lives for that noblest of human causes The pursuit of cheerleaders The story summed up in three basic points a 3 typical hormone driven male charactersb 14 hot cheerleaders waiting for them because what else would they want to do, apart from make out with idiots with twister in the middle of the biggest storm in 50 years c The Duke, who s not like other girlsWhatwould anybody ever want in a story The Duke was just normal she liked to joke around and talk about movies She was muchlike a person than other girls were Offence 3 Clich s overdone to death Remember how I mentioned that girlwho s not like the other girls That s just the beginning.In this bundle of short stories, we have 1 Sweet guy who s heart has been broken by oh you guessed, it, a cheerleaderStuart 2 The popular guy everyone wants to date who s just so perfect 33 and also really boring Noah 3 Average male guy who talks about nothing but sex and girls in bikinis JP 4 The effervescent parents who call every ten minutes Tobin s parents 5 The girl who s so unique because she has pigs Tegan There s also wonderfully written dialogue Having no gathered my thoughts, I was finally able to eloquently articulate my feelings about the matter Crap crap crap GIVE ME A BREAK Offence 4 Let s have an adventure at 3 am because that s what teenagers do I know, I know I ve mentioned this before But dammit, that story pissed me off so much Best friends secretly in love with each other Check Stupid ideas because HOT GIRLS Check Dirty talking to a car check Offence 5 Stereotyping Characters introduced only so they can be made fun of I m just going to complete this section with a bunch of quotes from the book, because there s really not much I can say.Could that be why he ate lunch with Nathan Krugle, who was definitely an outsider with his all Star Trek, all the time T shirt collection Because obviously, somebody who loves Star Trek is weird How silly of me to think otherwise.By making me his girlfriend, he demonstrated his belief in me, and I had picked up on his conviction I stood straighter He liked being seen with me therefore, I liked being seen with me.I m sorry, but this book was a cringefest. Well that was stinkin adorable This is the perfect book to curl up with when it s cold and snowing outside It is one of those reads that just makes you want to snuggle up on your couch, a hot cocoa or tea in hand and enjoy the winterly atmosphere In fact, the only thing missing for my perfect reading experience was the fireplace.I don t want to give too much away about the stories themselves because I think it is best to go into this book unprepared and let yourself be surprised I liked all three stories, but The Jubilee Express and A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle were slightly better than the last one, The Patron Saint of Pigs I didn t like the main character too much there Although the cute teacup pig almost made up for it All in all, this short story collection is perfect for you if you are looking for a light and fun Christmas read The stories are sometimes hilarious, sometimes sweet, slightly crazy, full of lovable characters and pigs , provide you with a nice Christmas winter feeling, make you laugh out loud and are just great to get lost in I m positive I ll pick this book up again some coming winter.A few quotes for you to enjoy Before I take you into the beating heart of the story, let s get one thing out of the way I know from experience that when it comes up later, it will distract you so much that you won t be able to concentrate on anything else I will tell you My name is Jubilee Dougal Take a moment and let it sink in. First page, first fit of laughter The perfect start I envisioned huge piles of the Elf Hotel flying off the belt, taking down everybody in sight I had seen pictures of that Elf Hotel it had sharp candy cane spires that could easily impale someone If anyone was ever going to be killed by an Elf Hotel, it would be my parents. The whole story surrounding the Flobie Village was beyond hilarious There is nothing about a bad situation that fourteen hyper cheerleaders can t worsen. I have never even met one cheerleader Yet, I can very much imagine this to be trueYour mom callsthan a clingy boyfriend I responded to this development with the kind of sophisticated language for which I am famous Crap crap crap crap crap crap crap stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid crap And, not to forget, the teacup pig sigh I would really like to have one. Sigh Half of me wants to scream WORST BOOK EVER UGH BLEHH MNEHH AAARGHHH MY BRAIN IS BLEEDING The other half is thinking John Green, you absolute motherfucking genius You managed to salvage this utter arse crap Well Fucking Done.As much as I hate chick lit and this is beyond chick lit it s like 300 pages of mushy, smoochy, splodge of chick lit paradise , I read this becauseoh fuck it, it s Xmas I could barely get through the first of the 3 stories It killed my brain cells, I swear it did The John Green one was delightful, however Honestly I laughed And the last one was yet another over cheesy brain cell murder fest I did like how it all came together at the end, but I must say that if it wasn t for the festive season and this being my friend s book , I d offer it up as a sacrifice to the gods of good literature, and maybe some people who ve run out of scrap paper.The two stars are only for you John Green If I could, I d give youbut that would imply I enjoyed the rest of the book, which I most definitely didn t So there. Read during my holiday 24 hour readathon, readathonbyzoe Watch the vlog here Re read in December 2015 3.5 5 I still really enjoyed this, but just not quite as much as the first time around However, I am really glad that I read it again because it got me in the holiday spirit Also, in finishing this book, I completed the Popsugar 2015 reading challenge FUN FUN FUN First read in December 2012AHHHHH SO CUTE AND FLUFFY AND WONDERFUL AHH My favorite story was definitely the second one, John s, BUT I LOVED THEM ALL.