Meet the Editors: Christmas Movies Edition!

Meet the women behind the Daughters Blog and discover their favorite Christmas films!


Heather Rogers

heatherFavorite Christmas movie: Elf

Favorite quote from the movie: “What’s a Christmasgram?! I want one!”

Why: So many great and quotable lines in that movie!

Meet Heather: I just joined the team as a final editor and poster of the blog. I am a wife to Shane, mom to Caleb and Hailey and pet caretaker to Coco (chocolate Lab), Snowball (bunny) and Flash (Tortoise).


Sonya Finley

sonya-fFavorite Christmas movie: Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (2010)

Favorite quote: “On every world, wherever people are, in the deepest part of the winter, at the exact mid-point, everybody stops and turns and hugs, as if to say, well done. Well done, everyone. We’re halfway out of the dark.”

Why: I am a diehard sci-fi geek and total Doctor Who fan—have been since I was young and the series appeared on PBS. Every year they do a special Christmas episode. This one was a fantastic new take on an old classic, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens—complete with aliens, weird beasts and crazy characters you can’t help but love.

Meet Sonya: I’m a content editor—one of the minds behind the story ideas and potential writers.


Bethany Mavis

bethany-mFavorite Christmas movie: The Santa Clause

Favorite quote: “That’s exactly why you need a high-quality fire extinguisher right in the kitchen.”

Why: I grew up in the “Home Improvement” era and love Tim Allen’s humor. The Santa Clause came out during those years and it always makes me laugh out loud. (Also, my now-husband first said he loved me while we were watching it. Ha!)

Meet Bethany: I’m a mama of two girls, wifey and work full-time as a magazine editor. I’m one of the founding editors of the Daughters Blog and currently act as a copy editor.


Pastor Tracy Daugherty 

tracy-dFavorite Christmas movie: Holiday Inn

Favorite quote from the movie: “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas just like the ones I use to know, where the tree tops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow.”

Why: The set takes place in the countryside of Connecticut at the Holiday Inn and in New York City (Christmas Magic). The singing, dancing and cinematography are a feast for the senses. The old-school singing and dancing with Marjorie Reynolds, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire bring you into the Christmas season. The fashion and costumes are drool-worthy. The fur booties in the last scene Marjorie Reynolds (Linda Mason) wears are amazing and I am still looking high and low to find them! Watch it and enjoy an old classic.

Meet Pastor Tracy: The founder and chief editor of the Daughters Blog. I’m so nuts about the daughters of the House I needed to create a platform for their voices to be heard. I’m a proud mama of The House and love to brag on God’s girls.


Bethany Luchetta

bethany-lFavorite Christmas movie: Charlie Brown Christmas

Favorite quote from the movie: “That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.”

Why: Charlie Brown spends the entire movie searching for the perfect meaning to Christmas. He ends up lost and sad in the whole endeavor until Linus takes the stage to rehearse Scripture, word for word from Luke 2.

Meet Bethany: I am a content editor for the Daughters Blog—I basically help people bring their heart and intention into a cohesive piece of reading material. Looking for a ghostwriter? Here I am!


Julie Sagar

julie-sFavorite Christmas movie: White Christmas

Favorite quote from the movie: “Even guys with two left feet come out all right if the girl is sweet.”

Why: I could quote the whole movie, I love it so! White Christmas is full of Old Hollywood charm, singing and dancing. This particular line is a lyric of the song from one of the first big dance sequences by Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen and it sucks you right into wanting more—her dress, his hilarious charm and their moves—a winning combination!

Meet Julie: I’m one of the founding members of the Daughters Blog and have served as a blog poster—formatting and publishing the content we read. I am now passing the torch to Heather Rogers and Lisa Petersen. I work full-time as the director of communications at The Father’s House and I was married earlier this year to my charming husband, Andrew. I’m originally from Texas but having now been in San Diego for seven years, it’s starting to feel like home.


Hannah Clements 

hannah-cFavorite Christmas movie: The Grinch

Favorite quote from the movie: “It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

Why: It’s funny and heart warming. I love Dr. Seuss and it reminds me of good times with my mom, sister and niece.

Meet Hannah: I am a wife, stepmom and administrative assistant to the director of communications at Poway Unified School District. I’m happy to be a copy editor of the Daughters Blog.


Other editors: Angie Perry, Lisa Petersen, Jamie Humphrey


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