A holiday celebration of the Nutmeg state by an Emmy award–winning journalist
A Connecticut Christmas is a full-color celebration of the spirit of Christmas in a quintessentially New England state. Author and Positively Connecticut television journalist Diane Smith highlights the many joyful things to see and do during the holidays, and she profiles some of the remarkable people who make the holiday season brighter for visitors and Connecticut residents alike.
Through a compelling blend of inspiring, funny, and heart-warming essays and stunning color photographs, the book presents the state's traditional and lesser-known holiday scenes and activities—everything from snow games, classic Colonial houses in snow, spectacular light displays, artisan craft shows, holiday home tours, and colorful theater productions to charity festivals and individual expressions of goodwill. Underlying all is the message common to Diane Smith's books: caring, positive people make a difference. The book also includes a where-to appendix and a choice selection of delectable holiday recipes.
Emmy-award-winning TV journalist Diane Smith has been on the air in Connecticut since 1982. Her very popular series for Connecticut Public TV, "Positively Connecticut” searches out the inspiring, warm, funny, and sometimes downright strange stories that give Connecticut its character. Diane's latest television project is a weekly magazine series for Connecticut Public TV called “All Things Connecticut”. For nine years Diane was co-host of the top rated Morning Show on WTIC-AM News Talk 1080 with Ray Dunaway. Diane was also a news anchor and reporter for sixteen years at WTNH-TV in New Haven.