Choc Lit Christmas Special – Day 6

choclit-logoxmassmallerAt last we come to our favourite topic – the top ten heroes we’d like to find in our Christmas stockings tomorrow! Well, actually, we’ve added a couple of extra ones as (a) there are eleven of us and (b) we couldn’t possibly ask Juliet to choose between the two Mr Darcy’s. We’re pretty sure you won’t object to some bonus ones, are we right?

Without further ado, here they are – enjoy!

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Henriette – My stocking hero for this Christmas has to be the American actor Matthew McConaughey, star of films such as The Wedding Planner, Sahara and A Time to Kill.  I just lurve his heavy Texas drawl and his habit of taking his shirt off.  The guy has a chest to die for.

Darcy No.1 - Colin Firth

Darcy No.1 - Colin Firth

Juliet – Definitely a Darcy, in any shape or form! Either of these will do nicely.

Darcy No.2 - Matthew Macfadyen

Darcy No.2 - Matthew Macfadyen

Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage

Kate – I’ve asked for Richard Armitage for Christmas for three years now and still don’t have him. It’s very disappointing.

James McAvoy

James McAvoy

Margaret – I’d like James McAvoy. I’ll let you have him back soon, Mrs McAvoy, I promise. Of course I’m not keeping my fingers firmly crossed behind my back, what a suspicious mind you have!

Anthony Calf

Anthony Calf

Evonne -  This was a very difficult choice, but in the end I opted for Anthony Calf – one of my many favourite actors. He has a lovely smile.

Colin Farrel

Colin Farrel

SueColin Farrell!

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

ChrisI’d like Harrison Ford, circa 1985, for that amazing scene in the film Witness when he and the heroine Kelly McGillis dance to Sam Cooke’s ‘Wonderful World’. There’s nothing explicit, the hero and heroine barely touch, but the looks they exchange just sizzle with longing. (YouTube link here)

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

Linda – Gregory Peck, to add a bit of style and class to my life – he was sublime in Roman Holiday!

David Mitchell

David Mitchell

JaneDavid Mitchell – gorgeous eyes!

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Liz – I give in – I know that someone else will have bagged the gorgeous Richard Armitage, so I shall go for a second choice – Ryan Gosling, after seeing The Ides of March.  You could not take your eyes off him – not even when George Clooney was around, and that’s quite something!

Jared Leto

Jared Leto

Christina – Jared Leto. Sorry to be so predictable, but I really don’t think anyone else even comes close!

So there you have it, our favourite heroes for this year – hope you agreed with our choices? If not, who would you pick? Send us your suggestions and the one we agree with the most will win a copy of Sue Moorcroft’s Love & Freedom, which features a drop-dead gorgeous guy who’d probably beat all of the above if only he was real! (competition ends at midnight on New Year’s Eve).


15 thoughts on “Choc Lit Christmas Special – Day 6

  1. Cary Grant. He was the handsomest actor ever. He was especially fine in My Favorite Wife and Suspicion. When I have a bad day, I watch one of his movies. That man knew how to wear a suit and fedora! I would love to find him in my be.. I mean stocking. :)

  2. I like Cary Grant’s films, too, Tara. I could add To Catch a Thief to your list. In the words of his time, he was suave and debonnair.

    Liz X

  3. I’m a little out of touch with the Hollywood actors. Out here in India it’s mostly Bollywood heroes which I encounter (in the magazines and newspapers). Indian men are very handsome anyway. My favourites are Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan and if anyone wants to Google their image, you’ll be glad you did!

    Cary Grant and Gregory Peck movies are lovely to watch again and again.

  4. Be careful what you wish for, as the Chinese never cease to tell us.

    There’s a story waiting to be written about a woman who indulges in this sort of thing a little too actively and who really does wake up on Christmas morning to find Mr D’Arcy in the Matthew Macfadyen version in her stocking – or at least on her doorstep – having perhaps been deposited there by Father Christmas at 3am in the morning. The only trouble is that Mr D’Arcy hasn’t quite been briefed on his supposed role as stocking filler and only wants to get his head down (please forgive the imagery) and sleep the sleep of the dead. With the arrival of morning the whole thing could subsequently become most embarrassing to both parties, what with the closure of transport and social services on Christmas Day and the explanations that both have to make to their nearest and dearest. By Christmas lunch the fantasy could be quite as unwelcome as previously it had been prayed for, but Santa, as is well known, does not operate a returns service. Presents cannot be returned to stockings and the charity shop will be closed until Wednesday. Mutual recrimination and a permanent estrangement between Choc Lit authors, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens (who invented Christmas we are told) could be the sad but lasting outcome of this fantasy affair.

  5. Drool … oh, I have a twinkle in my eye now :)

    I know he’s rather young but Ed Westwick was absolutely yummy in Chalet Girl. Fell in love!

    Thanks for all your support this year. Wishing you blessings of the season. Enjoy your festivities! x x

  6. Can I pick more than one?! :-D
    Since Jared and Colin are already taken (good choices ladies, BTW), I would ask for Rupert Penry-Jones, Ray Stevenson or Shemar Moore (not classic gentleman but who cares!)
    I wouldn’t disdain Henry Cavill either!!
    Anyone of them would be perfect :-)
    Have a great Christmas ladies!

  7. Fennie – sounds like a great story, but personally I would like it to have a happy ending!
    I love how different our hero choices are, and I like all the new suggestions too – thanks everyone :) Am off to Google Indian actors now …

  8. I, too, think Asian men are really attractive, Maria, and the hero of my novel, The Road Back, comes from Ladakh, which is a country to the west of Tibet and north of the Himalayas. Like Christina, I intend to google the names you’ve given. Many thanks for that.

  9. I think most people are aware of my serious affection for both Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper. But I’ll not be greedy, I’ll settle for just one of them….

  10. Fennie, that sounds like a good idea, but why Darcy? There are so many Darcy books… use Cary Grant! LOL

    I have To Catch a Thief recorded and waiting for me to watch. Tonight though, I’m watching The Bishop’s Wife, his Christmas movie. :)

  11. Looking forward to Liz’s novel – I love going to foreign countries and meeting the people in fiction, travel books and life!

  12. What a great set of comments. Thanks to everybody who joined in and nominated their heroes. Fennie, that’s a great story but, like Christina, we need a happy ending. NEED a happy ending. That’s what we do! :-)

    I’ve done some happy Googling and enjoyed all your heroes …

    Happy New Year, everyone. I wish you health, wealth and happiness. (A hero or two wouldn’t hurt, either …)

    Love
    Sue x

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