Monday, November 30, 2015

$25 Amazon.com Giveaway and the This or That Giveaway Hop!


Happy Holidays, y'all! 
How was your Thanksgiving week? Ours was amazing. Our family was all together, preparing for our Thanksgiving meal. We had fun sitting together after our meal, eating pie and writing in our Thankful Book, which is a tradition that we do every year.
Now, we are preparing for Christmas. Every year, one of our traditions is to start decorating the day after Thanksgiving, putting up the tree, Christmas lights, and transforming our fall into winter.
One of my favorite traditions is receiving my new Nutcracker for my collection. I always read E.T.A. Hoffmann's book, "The Nutcracker," that night.
Another fun thing I enjoy about Christmas is...shopping!!! I love watching parents buy their children presents, and seeing grandparents smile when their grandchildren show them their favorite toys.


So, I thought, why don't I do a giveaway this Christmas? I am giving a $25 certificate giveaway to Amazon, (check it out at the Rafflecopter widget below!) This is all part of a big giveaway hop, called the This or That Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Mommy Island, The Kids Did It, and The Review Wire. After you enter my giveaway, scroll down to see the list of participating blogs, and have a great time entering to win!

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Christmas is a special holiday for our family. I am the oldest of nine kids, so I enjoy watching them open their presents on Christmas day. It's such a fun experience. 
I hope your Christmas will be special this year too.

Merry Christmas!



77 comments:

  1. Having buckeyes and a sock it to me cake. My grandma always made these for the family get togethers and now I'm making them for my own Christmas.

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  2. My favorite Christmas tradition is seeing a movie on Christmas Eve. I started it to keep my kids busy but it's become a 20 plus year tradition.

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  3. My favorite Christmas tradition is opening one gift on Christmas Eve. Another is filling stockings for the family members. Another is reading a Christmas book before bed to the kids on Christmas Eve. Last reading the Christmas Story as a family before eating on Christmas Day.

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  4. We like to go out to the family farm and pick a Christmas tree every year.

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  5. I guess my favorite tradition would be having a nice family dinner on Christmas day.

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  6. One of my favorites is baking and decorating gingerbread men and women cookies with my grandsons!

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  7. Putting up the Christmas tree.

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  8. My favorite Christmas tradition is reading with the kids every night

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  9. I love decorating the tree while listening to Christmas music!

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  10. We have started the tradition that we always watch A Christmas Story as a family on Christmas eve.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  11. We kind of started a new Xmas tradition last year. Much of my husband's family does home-made gifts (which I love). So last year we did a 'Choose Your Own Xmas Adventure' thing where we all make our gifties and then let each other pick what we like. Someone really likes a certain type of cookie, or another loves the homemade tamales, they all get to pick what they like for Xmas. It was a lot of fun.

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  12. Making tamales with the entire family is our family tradition.

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  13. My favorite Christmas tradition is baking and decorating cookies with my mom.

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  14. Making ginger bread cookies; thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  15. Baking cookies with my mom, my aunt, my cousins, and my kids. We do it every year together.

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  16. We love taking toys to the local firefighters' pancake breakfast.

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  17. We do a white elephant gift exchange! So much fun :)
    Kimmy Ripley

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  18. In my family we get together around the holidays and make tamales...it is always so much fun and yummy.

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  19. I like stringing popcorn and cranberries for our tree each year.

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  20. WE get the kids in the family presents and for the adults we do one secret santa gift and donate what we would have spent to a local charity or person in need.

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  21. My sons, husband and I all put up and decorate the tree together, we love baking Christmas cookies and decorating them, we have Christmas Eve dinner by candle light and we give our kids one gift from us on Christmas Eve! Lots of fun memories!

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  22. We love looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve.

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  23. We usually spend Christmas by ourselves and then have a family gathering at my grandparents on boxing day. My gran also likes to go and see the morris dancers in the morning and the rest of us try to get out of it!
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  24. My sis and I have a new tradition.
    Each holiday season we see a Christmas show/play.
    thank you

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  25. We love to listen to Christmas songs and make cookies!

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  26. Our favorite tradition is baking cookies together, my children get to pick a new recipe to try every year.

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  27. My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree! :)

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  28. I love looking at the christmas lights and watching christmas movies!

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  29. What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?

    listening to music and watching the lights come on

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  30. Making handmade decorations together.

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  31. I love driving around and looking at Christmas lights with my family!

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  32. We make sour cream coffee cake to remember my Grandmother's recipe!

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  33. No Christmas traditions, sadly. Family use to go over to my great-grandfather's house on christmas eve, but that was before he passed. Now, everyone is spread all out and we don't do much.

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  34. My favorite tradition is baking Christmas cookies

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  35. My favorite Christmas tradition is making and decorating gingerbread houses.

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  36. I enjoy getting Christmas presents for my family and friends.

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  37. We always bake cookies together and watch Christmas movies.

    Thanks for the chance to win

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  38. Our favorite tradition is when Dad would set up his model train layout around the base of the Christmas tree.

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  39. Baking cookies and decorating the tree!

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  40. I love going to Midnight Mass.

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  41. Visiting my oma/aunt on my mom's side and then seeing Dad. So, family!

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  42. We really enjoy watching Christmas movies as a family.
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    Sherry Compton

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  43. I love baking specials breads and other treat for my family and friends!

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  44. I just like spending time with my whole family over the christmas holiday-

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  45. I love baking pies with my family.

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  46. I love decorating the tree and baking cookies with the kids.

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  47. We celebrate and open gifts on Christmas Eve. My Dad was a farmer and had to get up early every morning to milk the cows. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  48. Each year I love to bake many different kinds of cookies to have throughout the holidays.

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  49. We like to ride around looking at lights and listen to Christmas music while decorating the tree.

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  50. Enjoying hot chocolate with my children after we decorate the tree

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  51. I live tree decorated and family gathering

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  52. Watching my kids open the gifts in their stockings is one of my favorite traditions.
    Dianna

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  53. One of my favorites is just decorating the tree as a family.
    ALONA Y.

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  54. I love opening presents on Christmas mornoing with the kids :)

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  55. every year someone plays santa to hand out gifts to other family members

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  56. My favorite Christmas tradition is baking candies, fudge and cookies with the little ones every Christmas Eve.

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  57. I get my kids jammies to open Christmas Eve, it gives them something to open and something new for bed!

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  58. We always have a big Christmas Eve party for our family & friends

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  59. I love spending Christmas Eve with my mom, brothers, nieces, and the rest of my family. Then Christmas morning we have breakfast with my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and my husband's family. I like that we have our own traditions for each side of the family.

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  60. My favorite Christmas tradition is baking and decorating cookies.

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  61. I like putting the tree up while listening to carols and drinking hot chocolate

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  62. I like going around to look at the lights and baking cookies

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  63. We still string popcorn for the Christmas tree every year.

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  64. we put up a huge D56 Dickens village that hubby made with about 50 buildings and all the accessories. We have a lit up pond and multiple levels and beautiful snow capped mountains

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  65. I love spending the days before baking!! And since my son's out of school the whole week, we'll be doing some extra decorating!

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  66. One Christmas traditions is that my sons and their families all come to my house on Christmas day and we open presents and we eat, and we laugh and we remember and at times we cry for those we miss and then we call my son in California and all his brothers and sisters in law get to speak with him and my grandsons who live out there works well for us.

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  67. I always love decorating the Christmas tree with all the ornaments passed down from generation to generation.

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  68. I like making christmas cookies, going shopping and finding great deals.

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  69. We make home made spaghetti for dinner on Christmas Eve night and i love that.

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