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Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Giveaway

Can you believe there are only nine more sleeps until Christmas? That means only nine more chocolates are hidden behind the doors of my advent calendar. It also means that the slight panic I'm beginning to feel having realised that I still have some presents to buy, is only going to get worse. On the flip side, the excitement that's building, because I'm one of those people who absolutely loves Christmas, is going to intensify - and that's a good thing. No really, it is!

And speaking of presents ... and excitement, I'm giving away a little present on this blog. It's the one in the photo and it consists of a cute robin cushion, a box of scrummy choccies and a signed paperback of my new book, Bells and Bows on Mistletoe Row. A cushion, a book and chocolates - the perfect reading combination! Unfortunately, this particular giveaway is for UK residents only.

All you have to do for a chance to win this gift is to comment on this blog post and tell me your favourite Christmas tradition (but please don't worry if your comment doesn't appear right away. All comments have to come to me to be verified and that can take a little while. It will appear though. )

I was asked this question for a blog tour recently and I must confess I listed about ten things, because I simply couldn't decide on my favourite. So perhaps I should ask you to tell me just one of your favourite traditions. Hohoho! Is it decorating the tree? Making the Christmas cake and wishing while you stir? Finding the perfect Yule log for the fire? Opening one present on Christmas Eve? Or whatever. You get the picture, right?

This will close for entries at midnight on Monday 17th December and a winner will be selected at random and the name posted on this blog on Tuesday the 18th, so there's not much time. Sorry about that but I was busy running other competitions on Facebook, in my newsletter and in my reader group, and I completely lost track of time! I'll clearly be going on Santa's Naughty List. But hey, no change there.

The winner will be asked to let me have their postal address, so do check back on Tuesday the 18th to see if it is you. Thanks for reading this - and Good Luck! 

 

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Comments

Guest - Tracy Elphick on Sunday, 16 December 2018 19:14

We started a new Christmas tradition after my ex left, we watch Polar Express with my sons choice of dinner, hot chocolate with marshmallows and squirty cream... snuggled up with fleeces and the dog... xxxx

We started a new Christmas tradition after my ex left, we watch Polar Express with my sons choice of dinner, hot chocolate with marshmallows and squirty cream... snuggled up with fleeces and the dog... xxxx
Guest - Elaine Stephen on Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:54

I liked reading your blog and the things you enjoy over christmas.

I enjoy watching the grandchildren's faces when they open their parcels

I liked reading your blog and the things you enjoy over christmas. I enjoy watching the grandchildren's faces when they open their parcels
Guest - Jo Joyner on Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:45

Each year I buy a special Xmas tree decoration that means something to my 2 boys with the idea that when they have their own families they can use them to decorate their Xmas tree. We put them on our tree now and it’s lovely to get them out year after year.

Each year I buy a special Xmas tree decoration that means something to my 2 boys with the idea that when they have their own families they can use them to decorate their Xmas tree. We put them on our tree now and it’s lovely to get them out year after year.
Guest - Sonya James on Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:28

I take my boys to the garden centre on the 1st of December and they each choose a new tree decoration. We look forward to each year ???

I take my boys to the garden centre on the 1st of December and they each choose a new tree decoration. We look forward to each year ???
Guest - Shell Cunliffe on Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:22

I love decorating the tree and living room, while listening to Christmas songs.

I love decorating the tree and living room, while listening to Christmas songs.
Guest - Madeline Elliot on Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:15

My favourite Christmas tradition which we decided to do a few years ago is that I buy my 5 children (aged between 31-42)some small presents to open on Christmas morning but give the money I would have spent on their bigger presents to charity. This year we gave to Salvation Army

My favourite Christmas tradition which we decided to do a few years ago is that I buy my 5 children (aged between 31-42)some small presents to open on Christmas morning but give the money I would have spent on their bigger presents to charity. This year we gave to Salvation Army
Guest - Charlotte on Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:07

Decorating the tree with the kids every time!!

Decorating the tree with the kids every time!!
Guest - Tanya Phillips on Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:07

We always open all our presents after Christmas. One by one watching each other. We asked our daughters if they wanted to do it all in the morning like everyone else and they said no. We do this on Christmas Day and Boxing Day with my parents and hubbies parents.

We always open all our presents after Christmas. One by one watching each other. We asked our daughters if they wanted to do it all in the morning like everyone else and they said no. We do this on Christmas Day and Boxing Day with my parents and hubbies parents.
Guest - Suzanne Jones on Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:04

My favourite Christmas tradition is to carry on from my mum.... she did us a full Christmas dinner on Christmas Day and also on Boxing Day...... absolutely love these days...... my daughter is carry it on too ?

My favourite Christmas tradition is to carry on from my mum.... she did us a full Christmas dinner on Christmas Day and also on Boxing Day...... absolutely love these days...... my daughter is carry it on too ?
Guest - Carol-Ann Brown on Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:02

My favourite tradition is my mum and dad arrive around 8 am on Christmas morning to see my children's faces when they walk into the room. We all open presents then have breakfast. We started this when my twins were 3 weeks old and they are now 20 .

My favourite tradition is my mum and dad arrive around 8 am on Christmas morning to see my children's faces when they walk into the room. We all open presents then have breakfast. We started this when my twins were 3 weeks old and they are now 20 .
Guest - Julie Ryan on Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:02

Since the death of my mil with whom we always spent Christmas Day we have a few new traditions. We now do a Christmas Eve box for my son with a memento from her so that she can be 'with' us.

Since the death of my mil with whom we always spent Christmas Day we have a few new traditions. We now do a Christmas Eve box for my son with a memento from her so that she can be 'with' us.
Guest - Lainy SMBSLT on Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:00

1st of Dec I crack out my Christmas jacket and wear it til the 31st. It has pompoms and bells ? my o/h isn't a fan but I love it xxx

Lainy http://wee.alwaysreading.net

1st of Dec I crack out my Christmas jacket and wear it til the 31st. It has pompoms and bells ? my o/h isn't a fan but I love it xxx Lainy http://wee.alwaysreading.net
Guest - Susanne Baker on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:59

We always start our family Christmas by going to our local church for carols by candlelight. I’ve done readings for this service since I was tiny and now I’m so proud that my 9 year old son has started doing a reading too, keeping the tradition going. I love singing carols and it is one of my highlights of the year. ?

We always start our family Christmas by going to our local church for carols by candlelight. I’ve done readings for this service since I was tiny and now I’m so proud that my 9 year old son has started doing a reading too, keeping the tradition going. I love singing carols and it is one of my highlights of the year. ?
Guest - Maria Brennan on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:59

It has to be choosing a Christmas tree decoration for my six grandchildren. It's a fairly new tradition and started on my eldest grandson's First Christmas, he's 20 now. The ideas is when they leave home, they will take their decorations with them to decorate their own tree.

It has to be choosing a Christmas tree decoration for my six grandchildren. It's a fairly new tradition and started on my eldest grandson's First Christmas, he's 20 now. The ideas is when they leave home, they will take their decorations with them to decorate their own tree.
Guest - Judith Scard on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:58

My favourite tradition is decorating the tree with carols playing on the CD. Started off doing it with my children - now decorating with my grandchildren x

My favourite tradition is decorating the tree with carols playing on the CD. Started off doing it with my children - now decorating with my grandchildren x
Guest - Samantha Fenwck on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:54

My favourite Christmas tradition is on Christmas Eve. Everyone opens a present which is new pyjamas and slippers and then we watch tv and play board games (and wrapping the last remaining presents!)

My favourite Christmas tradition is on Christmas Eve. Everyone opens a present which is new pyjamas and slippers and then we watch tv and play board games (and wrapping the last remaining presents!)
Guest - Sue Foritn on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:54

Our Christmas tradition is the youngest member of the family lighting the table candle at Christmas dinner. It's a tradition I inherited from my husband's family.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Emily and a happy new year.
Sue
x

Our Christmas tradition is the youngest member of the family lighting the table candle at Christmas dinner. It's a tradition I inherited from my husband's family. Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Emily and a happy new year. Sue x
Guest - Angela Young on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:52

My fave tradition is putting up my tree on my birthday on 24th of November!! It's my present to me!! Christmas can't start too early as far as I'm concerned. ? Xx

My fave tradition is putting up my tree on my birthday on 24th of November!! It's my present to me!! Christmas can't start too early as far as I'm concerned. ? Xx
Guest - Kelly-marie on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:50

It has to be boxing day having cold neat mash and pickles was brought up doing this every year and now carry it on with my family

It has to be boxing day having cold neat mash and pickles was brought up doing this every year and now carry it on with my family
Guest - Nicole on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:47

My favourite Christmas tradition is attending the local church carol service, although this year it was rather interesting now that my daughter (Octavia) is two and a half years old.

Octavia decided to treat the congregation to an unexpected rendition of Jingle Bells. The whole church turned to where we was seated, to listen to her dulcet tones, whilst Daddy and I sat frozen to our pew in horror that my daughter had placed this amount of attention upon us. I didn't know what to do. I attempted I few sly hushes but the congregation seemed to be enjoying the solo!

My favourite Christmas tradition is attending the local church carol service, although this year it was rather interesting now that my daughter (Octavia) is two and a half years old. Octavia decided to treat the congregation to an unexpected rendition of Jingle Bells. The whole church turned to where we was seated, to listen to her dulcet tones, whilst Daddy and I sat frozen to our pew in horror that my daughter had placed this amount of attention upon us. I didn't know what to do. I attempted I few sly hushes but the congregation seemed to be enjoying the solo!
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