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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 - Donna Gardner on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:46

Sorry but I must give 2! First one goes back to as far as I can remember. My grandmother used to save all the shiny coppers and give them to us grand children on boxing day every year. I've carried this on with my grandsons and they love going and spending their money in the corner shop.
2nd one is a newer one, every year just before Christmas I go to Costa with my kindle, sit and read while I enjoy a treat of black forest hot chocolate, it's heaven ?

Sorry but I must give 2! First one goes back to as far as I can remember. My grandmother used to save all the shiny coppers and give them to us grand children on boxing day every year. I've carried this on with my grandsons and they love going and spending their money in the corner shop. 2nd one is a newer one, every year just before Christmas I go to Costa with my kindle, sit and read while I enjoy a treat of black forest hot chocolate, it's heaven ?
Guest - Laura on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:46

My favourite tradition is decorating the tree and putting the 40 year fairy on top of the tree. Merry Christmas Emily. Lx

My favourite tradition is decorating the tree and putting the 40 year fairy on top of the tree. Merry Christmas Emily. Lx
Guest - Kaisha on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:45

I have a Christmas tradition of eating a mince pie from Greggs bakery on the first of December as, for some strange reason, that’s always made me feel christmassy

I have a Christmas tradition of eating a mince pie from Greggs bakery on the first of December as, for some strange reason, that’s always made me feel christmassy
Guest - Rachel Nicolson on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:44

One of my fav traditions is Xmas eve everyone opens there pjs and plays board games and eats whatever they want. My kids love this just as much as us adults. My hubby never had traditions growing up so we made sure to have atleast one. We also have board game Boxing Day tradition so the little ones can enjoy their games with all of us together

One of my fav traditions is Xmas eve everyone opens there pjs and plays board games and eats whatever they want. My kids love this just as much as us adults. My hubby never had traditions growing up so we made sure to have atleast one. We also have board game Boxing Day tradition so the little ones can enjoy their games with all of us together
Guest - Cheryl Hooper on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:39

Out tradition is Watching, listening and singing along to the carols from King College Cambridge on Christmas Eve while preparing the vegetables for Christmas Lunch.

Out tradition is Watching, listening and singing along to the carols from King College Cambridge on Christmas Eve while preparing the vegetables for Christmas Lunch.
Guest - Lorraine Johnson on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:38

Hi Emily, I started a Christmas tradition a few years ago of making Frozen snowballs on Christmas Eve . We always used to have snowballs at Christmas because Mum was partial to advocaat. Just in case anyone’s not sure the recipe is one measure of advocaat a dash of lime juice topped up with 2 parts lemonade. One year we forgot to put the lemonade in the fridge & ice would have made it too watery so I added a scoop of lemon sorbet & that’s how the frozen snowball was born. It’s very sweet but Christmas calories don’t count do they?

Hi Emily, I started a Christmas tradition a few years ago of making Frozen snowballs on Christmas Eve . We always used to have snowballs at Christmas because Mum was partial to advocaat. Just in case anyone’s not sure the recipe is one measure of advocaat a dash of lime juice topped up with 2 parts lemonade. One year we forgot to put the lemonade in the fridge & ice would have made it too watery so I added a scoop of lemon sorbet & that’s how the frozen snowball was born. It’s very sweet but Christmas calories don’t count do they? ;)
Guest - Carina McDonald on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:37

My favourite tradition is decorating the house and tree with my children.

My favourite tradition is decorating the house and tree with my children.
Guest - Yvonne on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:36

Going for the Christmas tree with my children. But now their grown up we take our granddaughters instead.

Hope you have a fab Christmas and that your wee fur baby makes a speedy recovery xx

Going for the Christmas tree with my children. But now their grown up we take our granddaughters instead. Hope you have a fab Christmas and that your wee fur baby makes a speedy recovery xx
Guest - Sarah Owens on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:35

Love the family time , good food and lots of love

Love the family time , good food and lots of love
Guest - Lisa on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:34

Giving up our mobiles for the day and spending it talking and laughing.

Giving up our mobiles for the day and spending it talking and laughing.
Guest - Barbara Barnes on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:34

My favourite tradition is making sure that I put up my tree and decorations on 15th December. This is my little birthday present to my dad who would have been 92 yesterday. Sadly he only reached 74. He,my mum and I all loved Christmas so this tradings is in remembrance of them.

My favourite tradition is making sure that I put up my tree and decorations on 15th December. This is my little birthday present to my dad who would have been 92 yesterday. Sadly he only reached 74. He,my mum and I all loved Christmas so this tradings is in remembrance of them.
Guest - Amanda Geeves on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:33

One of my favourite Christmas traditions we do every year is get together with friends and family on Christmas Eve afternoon having drinks and nibbles, we have done this pretty much my entire life and it really makes it feel like Christmas has begun

One of my favourite Christmas traditions we do every year is get together with friends and family on Christmas Eve afternoon having drinks and nibbles, we have done this pretty much my entire life and it really makes it feel like Christmas has begun
Guest - Sarah Rothman on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:31

When my Mum was alive, every Christmas Eve she would bake her own sausage rolls and mince pies. She would have carols playing and drink a Snowball! The smell was gorgeous and we probably ate far too many as they came out the oven! I remember it as a child, when I started working I always took Christmas Eve off and then when I was home with my children. I’ve never found a mince pie or sausage roll to match hers. It’s sad as Christmas has never been the same, it’s been nearly 21 years x

When my Mum was alive, every Christmas Eve she would bake her own sausage rolls and mince pies. She would have carols playing and drink a Snowball! The smell was gorgeous and we probably ate far too many as they came out the oven! I remember it as a child, when I started working I always took Christmas Eve off and then when I was home with my children. I’ve never found a mince pie or sausage roll to match hers. It’s sad as Christmas has never been the same, it’s been nearly 21 years x
Guest - Jill Batchelor on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:30

Our favourite tradition is ours alone!
My husband developed severe ME after a bone marrow transplant in 1992 - he is not able to go out for more than an hour in one go. On Christmas day afternoon, when there is absolutely no traffic at all, he can drive the 10 miles from where we live to the other end of the seafront of the next town! As a student he worked on the deck chairs, which he loved (I was in the ice cream kiosks!)

So, this is our favourite Christmas tradition.

Happy Christmas to you. xxx

Our favourite tradition is ours alone! My husband developed severe ME after a bone marrow transplant in 1992 - he is not able to go out for more than an hour in one go. On Christmas day afternoon, when there is absolutely no traffic at all, he can drive the 10 miles from where we live to the other end of the seafront of the next town! As a student he worked on the deck chairs, which he loved (I was in the ice cream kiosks!) So, this is our favourite Christmas tradition. Happy Christmas to you. xxx
Guest - Frankie on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:28

What a lovely giveaway, this is so hardo! My favourite tradition has to be watching A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve with the family. Thank you for the chance and Merry Christmas xx

What a lovely giveaway, this is so hardo! My favourite tradition has to be watching A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve with the family. Thank you for the chance and Merry Christmas xx
Guest - Debbie Buttle on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:27

Going to the Christingle service on Christmas Eve with all the family x

Going to the Christingle service on Christmas Eve with all the family x
Guest - Sharon cutforth on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:26

Having my wonderful family home! That's what's it all about,family ❤

Having my wonderful family home! That's what's it all about,family ❤
Guest - Angela Young on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:21

My fave tradition has to be putting up my tree on my birthday, on the 24th of November. It is my present to me!! I love Christmas, and believe it can not start too early!! ? Xx

My fave tradition has to be putting up my tree on my birthday, on the 24th of November. It is my present to me!! I love Christmas, and believe it can not start too early!! ? Xx
Guest - Carina McDonald on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:20

One of my favourite traditions is decorating the Christmas tree and house with my children.

One of my favourite traditions is decorating the Christmas tree and house with my children.
Guest - Do jones on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:19

Hi Emily. My favourite tradition is croissant and coffee for breakfast followed by visit to close friends. Have a lovely Christmas hope Portia feeling better. X x

Hi Emily. My favourite tradition is croissant and coffee for breakfast followed by visit to close friends. Have a lovely Christmas hope Portia feeling better. X x
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