This is my easiest message of the year. 

Its sole purpose is to wish you and your loved ones a peaceful, calm, caring, sharing, joyous, cosy, fun, gentle, merry and happy Christmas.

I’ve made a short video for you. You can view it below and if you would like to leave a festive message for fellow readers you can do that too.

Be Brilliant!



  1. December 21st 2023 by Alistair James

    Great message, Michael. A very happy Christmas to you, your family and your team.

  2. December 21st 2023 by Barbara Carmel

    You’re a Delight!
    You’ve brightened my morning.

  3. December 21st 2023 by Anthony Hodges

    Wishing you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year

  4. December 21st 2023 by Christine Beech

    Merry Christmas to you, Christine and the rest of your family. I like to think of things being ‘imperfectly perfect’ when my plans don’t work out, and be happy with whatever happens. Best wishes to you for 2024.

  5. December 21st 2023 by Karen

    Lovely message. Happy Christmas to you all, and here’s hoping for a great 2024.

  6. December 21st 2023 by Azadeh

    Merry Christmas Michael ,it has been 10 years I m following your books and reading your valuable email .so many thanks .

  7. December 21st 2023 by Jane Parsons

    Thanks Michael. Perfect timing I really really REALLY needed a kind loving message like yours this morning. I will do my best to bring some joy into my world, and face the challenges of 2024 with determined positivity and a smile. Not all the time…. that would make my friends and family think I’m not well.
    Have a lovely time, Michael, and thanks again.

  8. December 21st 2023 by Milly Hayward

    Thankyou for your lovely positive Christmas message. What a joyful delight. (Really brings a warm fuzzy start to Christmas) wishing you, your staff and family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy and prosperous 2024. Milly x

  9. December 21st 2023 by Sylvia Waite

    Thank you for your message. You’ve been an inspiration for me this year even though I can’t pursue the Write that book ethos just now. Merry Christmas to all and a hopeful and happy new year x

  10. December 21st 2023 by Steve B.

    Merry Christmas Michael. Keep the books coming.

  11. December 21st 2023 by Mick MingStones

    Thanks for another, realistic and quality message Michael. All the Best for 2024 to you, your Team, and your families and friends. Carpe Diem over Christmas too! Mick x

  12. December 21st 2023 by Liz Hughes

    Wishing you, Christine and your family and all the WTB admins, alumni and members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

  13. December 21st 2023 by Nicki Neilon

    Hope you enjoyed your mince pie. Thank you for all your positivity this year. Wishing you and yours a very lovely nd merry Christmas 🎅🌲🎉

  14. December 21st 2023 by Mrs Catherine Barnicle

    Great message, Michael, it’s hopeful and true.
    Best wishes to you and all your readers x

  15. December 21st 2023 by Ann English

    In all the time I have known you, you haven’t changed. Don’t ever change🎉

  16. December 21st 2023 by Simon Lowe

    Brilliant Michael
    It’s all about being brilliant
    Best back to you & yours
    Really appreciate your mails!

    1. December 22nd 2023 by Michael Heppell

      Thank you Simon. Have a brilliant Christmas! Michael

  17. December 21st 2023 by Charles Bonilla

    So glad I watched your Christmas Message. Thank you so much for everything. “See” you next year!

    1. December 22nd 2023 by Michael Heppell

      Thank you Charles. Looking forward to seeing you in 2024. Michael

  18. December 21st 2023 by Audrey

    The message I needed to hear today! Wishing you and yours a peaceful and joyous Christmas too xx

    1. December 22nd 2023 by Michael Heppell

      Thank you. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Michael

  19. December 21st 2023 by Jane Stevens

    Thankyou for your positivity. All good wishes to you and yours whoever may be reading this.
    See you in 2024.

  20. December 21st 2023 by Helen Vermij

    Merry Christmas Michael and to all of you on this group. Here is to WRITING THAT BOOK! All the best for 2024!

  21. December 21st 2023 by Pam Gallimore

    Thanks Michael and the same to you and yours. You’ve written my NY resolution for me “Ditch the comparisons and focus on what I can do” will be my mantra for 2024 x

  22. December 21st 2023 by Dan Altmire

    Great message and I hope you enjoy the pie.
    Thanks for all that you do.

  23. December 21st 2023 by Philip Race

    Have a great Christmas, stay brilliant! 🤩

  24. December 21st 2023 by Paul Jennings

    Great message Michael have a brilliant festive time 👍🌟

  25. December 21st 2023 by Dympna

    Hi Michael and fans

    If you don’t mind, I’m going to steal your analogy of getting out of the crocodile’s mouth. Love it!

    Merry Christmas and here’s to a fabulous 2024! ⭐

  26. December 21st 2023 by Lynton Lomas

    Great message Michael. I agree it’s how we choose to view things.

    Merry Christmas to all

  27. December 21st 2023 by Ailsa Fleming

    Fabulous message. Merry Christmas to you and your family too.

  28. December 21st 2023 by Alison Timms

    Merry Christmas Michael🌲. Keep doing what you do. You really are one hell of a guy. My new year resolution is to get back to my book writing so I’ll be adding my penny’th more often. Fantastic New Year Mr Heppell. 🎊

  29. December 21st 2023 by Gaynor Cherieann

    Thank you 🙏🏻 Happy Christmas
    From the Cheery one 🤣

  30. December 21st 2023 by Chris Mcconnell

    All the best Michael, so easy and so right xx
    Wham at the end though lol love to you and all your family and followers.

  31. December 21st 2023 by Lorna Vyse

    Ho ho ho! What a lovely Christmas message, so thoughtful and joyful. Thanks for your encouragement in 2023 …I’m looking forward to your words of wisdom in 2024. Enjoy the festivities with you family x

    1. December 22nd 2023 by Michael Heppell

      Thank you Lorna. Can’t wait to see you in Durham. Have a fab Christmas. Michael

  32. December 21st 2023 by Miss Jill A Savage

    As ever I have a big cheeky grin on my face whilst listening to you Michael Heppell, you make me smile. Yes Yes Yes to creating joy to all and a Merry and Peaceful Christmas to you and yours !! x

    1. December 22nd 2023 by Michael Heppell

      You make me smile too Jill. Have a wonderful Christmas! Michael

  33. December 21st 2023 by elaine allen

    a merry christmas to you and yours too, and to all the WTB and HTBB folks too. thank you for your kind message.

    1. December 22nd 2023 by Michael Heppell

      Thank you Elaine! Wishing you a fab Christmas! Michael

  34. December 22nd 2023 by Mike Facherty

    Nailed it, Michael.

    Have a wonderful, wonder filled Christmas!

    Santa Mike

    1. December 22nd 2023 by Michael Heppell

      Have a brilliant Christmas! Michael

  35. December 22nd 2023 by SamM

    Great message, thank you so much for all your videos through the year – it’s a great way to get positive every week!

    1. December 22nd 2023 by Michael Heppell

      Thank you! Glad you’ve loved the videos. Have a great festive break.

  36. December 22nd 2023 by Jacqueline Watson

    Marry Christmas to you Michael, your family and the Team 17 family. Xxx

  37. December 22nd 2023 by Rob

    Merry Christmas, Michael. Looking forward to seeing you at BizX again in Liverpool in April. Wondering what might top The Hair Bear Bunch:-) Have fun, Rob

  38. December 22nd 2023 by Carol Andrews

    Enjoyed the message Michael. Happy Christmas to you and Christine and all the family, also Team 17

  39. December 23rd 2023 by Anna Anderson

    Happy Christmas to you, your family and all the team. A wonderfully positive message, Michael, and a motto that hits home… It’s better to give than receive. Spread the joy and enjoy. 😊

  40. December 23rd 2023 by Gail Molyneaux

    A merry Christmas to you and the family, Michael, and all the WTB and HTBB team.
    Such a positive motivational message to spread joy and peace. Thank you. Happy Christmas 🎄

  41. December 23rd 2023 by Gail Molyneaux

    Merry Christmas to you and the family, Michael and all the WTB and HTBB, team.
    Such a positive and motivational message for 2024. Thank you. Happy Christmas!🎄

    1. January 3rd 2024 by Michael Heppell

      Thank you Gail. Happy New Year!

  42. December 24th 2023 by Debbie Buxton

    Thank you for your wonderful message, Michael. Sending best wishes to you and Christine for a very merry Christmas and a joy filled 2024.

    1. January 3rd 2024 by Michael Heppell

      Thank you Debbie. Happy New Year!

  43. January 27th 2024 by Tricia Frances

    What a lovely message Michael. Happy New year to you. You will see that I am a bit late leaving this message 🙂 I am trying to catch up with emails before Over the Line starts on Monday. As you said – lots of exciting things happening in 2024 xx

add comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *