Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop

Top Ten Reasons I Love The Christmas Season

We're hopping, peeps!  It's holiday time, and for me and mine, that means time to celebrate one of the holiest Christian holidays--Christmas!  So many things I love about this time of year, so I wanted to share my Top Ten Reasons I Love the Christmas Season.  I hope you can totally relate.

10. The goofy kid in the holiday school program who waves and shouts at his or her family and sings loudly off key the whole time. (Yeah, it's usually mine.)

9.   The growing (and lovable) mish-mash of kid-made ornaments decorating my once gold and silver Christmas tree.

8.   "O Holy Night," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Jingle Bell Rock," and "Breath of Heaven"--the songs I crank and belt out anytime they play on the all-Christmas-all-the-time radio.

7.   Despite the holiday stress, despite the crazy to-do lists, despite the increased traffic...everywhere, people still seem to be at their happiest.

6.   Light displays give my kiddos free entertainment with every street we turn onto.

5.   People actually invite me to parties!

4.   Finally getting to see family that all my early fond memories surround.

3.   Fooooood! Need I say more?

2.   No school for the holidays! (Can you tell I'm a teacher?)  And more time for denting the TBR pile!

1.   The reason behind the season--my Lord and Savior--Jesus Christ.  May I never forget this.

There you go.  Leave me a comment about your favorite part of the holidays for a chance to win a $10.00 gift card to the e-tailer of your choice.  You must comment to be entered into the grand prize drawings.  Don't forget to leave your e-mail address.
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Happy Reading and Writing!

Charlie hides her true identity inside a community made up only of males, but her presence places everyone around her in danger. This community is surrounded by Draghoul, once-human creatures bent on infecting others. Left with no other choice but to remain, she fears her secret will be discovered, and she’ll be thrown to the creatures she dreads. Yet, the longer she stays with these survivors, the less benevolent they appear. 

In this new and dangerous version of the world, where the friend beside you might be an enemy and an enemy might be your only friend, seventeen-year-old Charlie protects her baby sister and herself from grotesque monsters outside the community as well as human ones inside. Will the truth she discovers about her protectors save her or ultimately doom her to a fate worse than death?

This is the first full-length novel in the Mercy Series.

C. C. Marks


flip said...

I love being with my family for the holidays

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KimberlyFDR said...

My favorite part is spending time with my parents :)

Thanks for doing the hop!

BLHmistress said...

My favorite part is spending time with Family.

Rafflecopter name; Dawna Newman


Unknown said...

I love my Christmas break! I love spending time with the kiddos.
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laurie said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! and i love being w/ my family at christmas

Cassandra said...

I love the whole holiday spirit of the season and spending time with my family :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!

Jesse Kimmel-Freeman said...

I love spending it with my kids, before it was watching my mom go crazy (Christmas was her favorite holiday), now that she's gone, I love seeing my kids get excited and think I'm crazy for continuing my mom's tradition of hanging snowflakes from the ceiling. I'd wrap the pictures on the walls if we had any.

Thanks for the chance!

June M. said...

My favorite part of the holiday (any of them) is spending it with my family :)
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Anonymous said...

I really enjoy the holiday season. I enjoy the smells, the food and lights. Oh and the music too. Not much into baking anymore. But I do enjoy tasting, ask my scales. Tee Hee. Great blog.

Lacey T said...

I love the get-togethers with family and friends and exchanging gifts!

Krista said...

I love decorating the house and baking Christmas goodies. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Veronika said...

Christmas is my favorite holiday! Here we have snow every year during the holidays, so it's really beautiful! And of course I love spending time with my family!
Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!

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crystaley73 said...

Spending time with my family and I love to bake I do alot this tme of year Thanks for the giveaway
Merry Christmas
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JanD said...

the gatherings with family and friends
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Lasha said...

Baking cookies!

Thanks for the hop!

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Eva @ All Books Considered said...

Spending time with family and baking cookies


Evie said...

I love the food :)
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Unknown said...

My favorite part is seeing all my family

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magic5905 said...

Being with my family.
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Holly said...

Hello, thanks for the giveaway! My favorite part about Christmas is everything, but mostly spending time with my family. :)

Raonaid Luckwell said...

My favorite thing about the holidays is seeing the anticipation on my sons face. The innocense of enjoying the holiday.

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Heather Thurmeier said...

My favorite part of the holidays is just spending time with my family. But I also love the lights, music, and food!

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Unknown said...

when its over and i can finaly get some sleep
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Unknown said...

I love spending time with and buying gifts for my family and friends.


Unknown said...

My favorite part of the holiday is Christmas day when the whole family gets together and I get to see lots of family I do not get to see the rest of the year. The food is great and the company even better!

Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway and being a part of this Christmas Hop.

Merry Christmas,

Angelia S said...

Happy Holidays everyone!!! We always spend the holidays with family and close friends.I love reading Christmas romance books.

Sue Sattler said...

My kids were always the goofy ones in the school programs and I loved it. I can't wait until my grandkids start doing them.


Unknown said...

The Christmas Carols, being with family and all the things that go into making the holidays a joyous time of year.

Merry Christmas!

Kym said...

the quality time spent with my kids, yes it is a busy time, but we always make time to make memories.

Merry Christmas!~ Kym

Amy said...

time with the family:)
Happy Holidays!

Unknown said...

Happy Holidays! Great giveaway!


Krysta B. said...

My favorite part is the decorating.


Krista B. said...

Being with the family - esp having extra time with my girls!

Daniel M said...

my fav part it the big holiday dinner! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Natasha said...

Spending time with my family and opening presents. Thanks for the chance to win!
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LEENA7 said...

Thhis may sound odd,,but it is Christmas night..when I am sitting by the tree the lights..and all the chaos is over and there is this certain sense of peace and love...with no stress. It is awesome to me

Kaci Verdun said...

My favorite is being with family and friends, i enjoy christmas eve when we do dinner, church service then celebrate at friends house!

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Rissa said...

I love making tons of memories for my kids, so they will have these memories to tell their family about.

Thanks for the chance to win :)
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Rita Wray said...

Being with family is the best part of Christmas.


Dovile said...

giving gifts and decorating the house

Thank you for the chance!

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Missie1 said...

Being with my family is the best part. Happy Holidays, Big Hugs
Missie Jones
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Shadow said...

What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! My favorite thing about Christmas is being with my family. I love the bonding time. Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

Anonymous said...

My favorite part of the holidays is hanging out with my kiddo & eating all the special things we save for this time of year.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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LisaRayns said...

Family is. I'm spending this holiday season with my family and hoping to win so I can read more romances. I don't have an ereader. Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com

Stacey Brucale said...

Thanks for participating in the hop! Happy holidays!


Tonda said...

I love spending time with my family!
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Z said...

I love the stockings and decorating houses and cookies!
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