When I begin writing a book, it helps me visualize the story better if I use real people to "cast" my characters. Not only that - I'm of the opinion that the Silver Bells stories would make fantastic Hallmark movies. Hear that, Hallmark Channel?
If that happened, and if they gave me any say over the cast at all, these are the people I'd like to see play the main characters in A Holiday Wish. They might not all fit into Hallmark's budget (or even be actors) but a girl can dream, right?