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Monday, December 6, 2010

Giveaway of Holiday Cheer!

*Sings* It's the most wonderful time of the year!

And since I think everyone deserves a great Christmas story collection, I'm going to get you started off right. Here's what you could win:

A copy of Stolen Christmas and Other Stories of the Season.  Remember this? Well, maybe you don't, since I've gained the bulk of my followers since last year. Stolen Christmas is a fun, eclectic mix of Christmas stories from LDS Publisher's Christmas story contests. My story, "Shepherds and Kings" is in it, along with authors like Sarah M. Eden, Tristi Pinkston, Don Carey, Joyce DiPastena and more! You're sure to love many of these fun, entertaining and touching tales.



A copy of The Widow's Mite, which I reviewed last month.


An e-book copy of The Boys Upstairs, which I reviewed last week.

 
And last, but not least, a bag of my absolute favorite Christmas candy--Butterfinger Jingles.

Now wouldn't that make your Christmas brighter? Just leave a comment on this post sharing one of your favorite Christmas traditions, post a link to the contest on Facebook or Twitter, and you're entered! The contest will be open until Friday, Dec. 10 and I'll announce the winner on Saturday Dec. 11. It's that easy. And all of these books would make great gifts too! So, don't be shy. Leave me an entry and good luck to all!

22 comments:

tiffany said...

my favorite tradition is christmas eve pajamas & haveing non traditional srockings


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Lisa said...

My favorite tradition is one my family has been doing since I was a child. It's a Danish tradition where an almond is hidden inside a pudding and the lucky person who finds it while they are eating gets a prize. The customary Danish prize is good luck for the year to come but growing up my parents would do a game or a Christmas decoration for their prize.

I LOVE this tradition. It wouldn't be Christmas without it.

Taffy said...

We open one family present on Christmas Eve like a video or game we can all do together.

Thanks for the giveaway, Angie!



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KarenG said...

My favorite tradition now that our kids are grown and moved away is that every year, one of the couples is in charge of Christmas breakfast. Then we open presents and that makes the rest of the day more relaxed, some are here for a casual meal later, others go to the in-laws houses.

That's my entry! Now I will post to this on Twitter!

kbrebes said...

We always drive up to Morro Bay for a family Christmas Eve party and then drive home late at night to have Christmas morning in our own home. For many years we had the tradition of stopping in a tree lot and picking up a huge, leftover, beautiful, abandoned tree that never sold. We'd haul it home and decorate it, drinking hot chocolate and singing songs. Once my foot got stuck in a hole in the ground--lots of other silly, funny things happened while we went tree hunting together. (We put a well lighted fake tree up each Thanksgiving.) Going to FB now.

Linz said...

My favorite tradition is driving around to look at Christmas lights! We always have such a great time!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Tess said...

what fun! our favorite tradition is our annual "christmas cozy". We sit around a candlelit table covered in candy and fruit...eat and share fun family memories. It involves laughter and lots of food...:D

MaDonna Maurer said...

My favorite tradition since I married a German is Christmas Eve. We have Brauts and red cabbage with lots of salads for supper. Then, we eat Christmas cookies while the kids open the presents from his side of the family....the next morning kids open presents from my side of the family.

Queen 'Bina said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is the stocking. If I don't a gift under the tree, that's fine, but don't skimp on my stocking! I especially love getting the orange in the toe and the nuts and candy that fill in the gaps between stuffers. It's silly, but growing up, I always got a tooth brush and hair care stuff in my stocking. There were other fun things as well, but that tooth brush seems essential to me now.

Very sadly, my kids don't seem at all excited about the cherrished orange. But Santa will still bring me one. I just know he will!

Angela Felsted said...

Great giveaway! Holiday cheer to you too.

Angela Felsted said...

Oh, yeah . . . and my favorite Christmas tradition? Making cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve, then sipping hot chocolate with whipped cream. Yum.

Aubrie said...

I won one of your contests last year, so I'll leave this one up to others and share the joy!

Great prizes, and of course I remember Stolen Christmas!

Angie said...

I love hearing all your traditions! They all sound so great. Thanks for coming by and entering!

Renae W. Mackley said...

There's lots of little things that make up our Christmas traditions: like my husband cooking eggs benedict for breakfast, snacks and appetizers for dinner, new PJs on Christmas Eve, and lots of music.

Jan Markley said...

massive amounts of chocolate is one of the best ...

Elizabeth Mueller said...

I love the cozy feeling of family together and the joy shining bright in the expressions of my kids' faces. Great contest!

~Elizabeth :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

I love the munlies we make on Christmas Eve and eat on Christmas day. We have so much fun making them as a multi-generational family, and then they are yummy to eat.

Angie said...

Keep 'em coming! You all are putting me in a seriously Christmasy mood! :)

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Great contest! I'm Tweeting. I really want the book at the top. :)

Maeve Frazier said...

Last year we started a new tradition of sharing Christmas with our first grandchild. My Husband and I are called Lolli & Pop; because what child wouldn't want to go to LolliPop's House at Christmas! Merry Christmas to you all! - Maeve - Lollipopscottage.blogspot.com

MT said...

My favorite tradition is acting out Luke 2 on Christmas Eve.
I love it when people feel festive and start giving away books and candy. :) I tweeted, but without the @angie... because I wanted more people to see it. Thanks for the contest!

Medeia Sharif said...

I love Christmas cookies.

Have a great weekend.