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Christmas Giveaway

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 Amanda Geeves Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Amanda Geeves

    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

  • Comment Link Sarah Rothman Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Sarah Rothman

    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

  • Comment Link Jill Batchelor Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Jill Batchelor

    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

  • Comment Link Frankie Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Frankie

    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

  • Comment Link Debbie Buttle Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Debbie Buttle

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

  • Comment Link Sharon cutforth Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Sharon cutforth

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

  • Comment Link Angela Young Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Angela Young

    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

  • Comment Link Carina McDonald Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Carina McDonald

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

  • Comment Link Do jones Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Do jones

    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

  • Comment Link Selina Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Selina

    My Chrsitmas tradition ever year is to make sure I watch Home Alone with the family. Love this film and just gets me in the gestive mood ?
    Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas Emily xx

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