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Sunday 16 December 2018

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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  • Comment Link Yvonne Cantlie Monday 17 December 2018 posted by Yvonne Cantlie

    Hi Emily, our tradition is to go to midnight service, come home and are only to open one present before going to bed.

  • Comment Link Jan Pickess Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Jan Pickess

    Hi Emily, our family tradition actually happens on boxing day. We always gather as a family and have cold meat and home fried chips for our dinner. My girls alternate christmas with us and their husbands family and have been known to have a dinner with us, then go straight to their inlaws and eat again, just so they get their 'chippings'. Its a must for us. I actually keep a deep fat fryer just for this one day a year! ? ?dont judge us please lol ? xx

  • Comment Link Julie Curtis Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Julie Curtis

    We always have a chippy tea on Christmas Eve and read a ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas before putting stockings out ?

  • Comment Link Kerry Wilcock Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Kerry Wilcock

    Before we had kids,me and hubby used to go for the big Christmas food shop in the very early hours of the morning,it used to be lovely,empty shops,empty roads and Christmas songs on the radio! One year it was snowing and it was perfect! Now we have kids and have to brave the hustle and bustle but theyve brought us an even more magical Christmas! X

  • Comment Link Liz McKay Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Liz McKay

    Our favourite Christmas tradition is to open one pressie on Christmas Eve,we started doing that when we were living in South Africa at the time.

  • Comment Link Tracey McCann Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Tracey McCann

    Getting in from work on late on Christmas Eve, I used to wrap all the family pressies, while having mince pies & a nice mug of tea.

  • Comment Link Kim Feasey Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Kim Feasey

    Our dog buys everyone a book to open on Boxing Day She arrived with us near Christmas and this was her thank you to my parents for letting a whirlwind stay over Christmas. Twelve years later it's a firm tradition that is enjoyed by everyone.

  • Comment Link Leonora Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Leonora

    Bubbles and Pain au chocolat for breakfast whilst we 'do' stockings.

  • Comment Link Christine McIntyre Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Christine McIntyre

    My Christmas tradition is going out with my husband and family to celebrate our wedding anniversary which is on Christmas Eve x

  • Comment Link Tracy Elphick Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Tracy Elphick

    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

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