Sunday, November 4, 2012

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell …

jinglebell

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell POP!

It’s the right time to dip the night away don’t you think.

Cake Pops Holidays Cover

It’s here! It’s here! And I’m super excited Cake Pops Holidays is available online and in stores and even at scholastic book fairs, too I hear.… just in time for some fun holiday cake popping!

And I know you guys are gonna bring some serious cuteness this Christmas. I’m constantly blown away by the cake pops you all share on the Bakerella Facebook page. I mean super, super, super stuff. I often find my jaw dropping.

I hope the book continues to inspire you to make lots of people happy this holiday season. Lots of sweet smiles.

Christmas Cake Pops

The book is full of cute winter holiday cake pop projects just like these.

Elves, Santas, stockings, presents … and  gingerbread houses, Christmas lights, dreidels, wreaths and more.

Cake Pops Holidays

It has a wiro-binding like the first book.

Cake Pops Holidays

So you can lay it flat while you dip.

And to celebrate I’m giving away five (5) copies of the book.… Signed if you’d like.

(The book is available on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and Target, too.)

But that’s not all.

Each of the five winners will also be getting something else.

Something fun!

And something to have fun with!

The Cake Pops Toy that’s available at Toys R US…

Cake Pops by Bakerella Toy

Cake Pops Toy

It comes with all this cute stuff to play with. And help little ones make real cake pops with.

Cake Pops Toy

A toy for tiny treats.

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Enter for a chance to win Cake Pops Holidays and the Cake Pops Toy

  • To enter the giveaway, just answer one of the following questions.
  • How do you usually spend Christmas Eve? Or What’s your favorite part of the holiday season?
  • The deadline to enter is Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Sorry, Time’s up! Winners announced below.
  • Five (5) winners will be picked at random and announced sometime Wednesday evening.

Please note: The toy manufacturer is currently only shipping to the US and Canada. If a winner is chosen outside those countries, the winner will receive two signed Cake Pops Holidays books instead.

Good Luck!

P.S. I had my first book signing earlier today in King of Prussia and I want to thank all of you that came out to say hi. It was so much fun and I hope you enjoy your books. The first two signings were supposed to be in New York and New Jersey, but with the devastation from Sandy, we are going to try and reschedule. I hope all of you in those areas affected are safe.

Here’s the remaining Cake Pops Holidays Book Signing Dates. I’d love to see you.

P.P.S. I know there’s been a lot of cake pops on the site lately, but I’ll be back to regular baking too soon. I need a brownie or a cookie or 12.

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It’s time to pick winners from all the comments? These were some of the best, feel good responses and oh my goodness can I come over on Christmas Eve? So many wonderful memories are going to be happening this year too. Hope you all have happy holidays!

And now for the winners…

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Alev said...

My favourite part of the holidays is coming up with an alternative dessert for the guests that don’t like christmas pudding. This year I’m working on a christmas cheesecake! It’s also my 8 month olds first Xmas this year so I can’t wait to get the decorations up and see his face!

November 4, 2012 11:59 PM
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Melanie said...

Ok so this is strange. Even though my family loves Christmas, we are so busy around the holidays we usually end up leaving decorating the tree until Christmas eve. And since nothing is really open to eat we usually end up having chinese food.

November 4, 2012 11:59 PM
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tiffany said...

I watch the midnight Vatican Mass with my mom and finish wrapping presents for my nieces and nephew. This Christmas Eve, I’ll be wrapping presents for my newborn.

November 4, 2012 11:59 PM
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Cindi Bushnell said...

I Love Christmas eve at my house,the kids come over and open their new PJ’s,I always get them new PJ’s. I make their favorite snacks and we watch Christmas movies.Love it!!!

November 4, 2012 11:59 PM
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An Aussie Fan said...

Our Christmas traditions are a range of Australian and German from both sides of the family. On christmas Eve we always open gifts from the family and have a light dinner with the highlight desert! Trifle!!! Then on Christmas Day, we have a heavy lunch with christmas presents from outside the family in the morning. Singing carols is always the highlight for the older ones, but for the little ones… the PRESENTS!!! Christmas morning is a love/hate relationship. Love it because of the siblings joy and hate because of the early mornings!!!

November 4, 2012 11:59 PM
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Deb said...

My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with family and watching the younger kids open their presents. This year will be extra special since my first grandchild was born in September.

November 5, 2012 12:00 AM
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katie J. said...

We normally go to the Candle Light service at Church and bake cookies for Santa. My kids also say good by to their elf, Elffie! :) We also like to go out and look at lights while listening to Christmas music.

November 5, 2012 12:00 AM
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Rochel S said...

I love getting together with the whole family over the Holidays. We are all spread out across the country o its nice to be together with everyone! And of course there is food. A lot of it. And its good!

November 5, 2012 12:00 AM
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Lori Souter said...

I have spent Christmas Eve at my parents house for 46 years! Now that I am married, I will be having Christmas Eve with my husband. It’s going to be hard to change tradition! Would love to win your goodies!

Thanks, Lori

November 5, 2012 12:00 AM
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An Aussie Fan said...

by the way, I would really like to win this competition please!!!!!

November 5, 2012 12:00 AM
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Ariel said...

The whole family get’s in their pj’s and we head out to drive around and look at christmas lights. We bring some warm cocoa along too…so we don’t burn ourselves ;)

November 5, 2012 12:00 AM
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stefanie s said...

the festive mood everyone is in! From the supermarket to the mall, everyone is full of holiday excitement!

November 5, 2012 12:00 AM
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Aleksandra said...

One of my favourite parts of the holiday season is that everyone is usually in a brighter mood and they just seem happier. Also I love getting together with family and friends for some well needed quality time.
Thanks for the giveaway!

November 5, 2012 12:01 AM
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Emily Park said...

My favorite part about the holiday season is the peppermint hot chocolate and Christmas music!

November 5, 2012 12:01 AM
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Amanda said...

Christmas is absolutely my favorite holiday! On Christmas Eve, we eat dinner with my mom’s family. Once we get home, we read Christmas stories to the little boys. After they’re really asleep, my husband and I get all of their “Santa” presents open and arranged under the tree.

November 5, 2012 12:01 AM
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Magdalena said...

My fave part of the holiday season is getting to do so much fun stuff with my nieces. Like looking at lights, visiting Santa, going to a light parade, doing arts/crafts & making LOTS of yummy things.

November 5, 2012 12:01 AM
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Anonymous said...

Love all the cakepops, hope you reschedule the NY signing. Every Christmas Eve we have our traditional seafood dinner.

November 5, 2012 12:02 AM
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Theresa said...

I usually spend Christmas Eve with my son opening up Christmas gifts and watching scary movies.. Then eating tamales and junk food.

November 5, 2012 12:02 AM
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Novell said...

My favorite part of preparing for the Christmas holiday are the days I spend baking a plethora of goodies for our friends and loved ones. I love the hunt for new packaging every year, choosing which new recipes I will try, then baking like a mad woman from morning til night. The happy faces upon delivery are worth it!

November 5, 2012 12:02 AM
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Heather said...

Our big Christmas Eve tradition carried over from my mom’s side of the family is everyone opening ONE present. It helped a lot when my brother and I were little and now it’s simply a wonderful tradition!

November 5, 2012 12:02 AM
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Cindy said...

In California, we go out for a relaxing dinner before the craziness of present unwrapping on Christmas Day. In Arizona, we have a family dinner and then go to the Christmas Eve service at church.

November 5, 2012 12:02 AM
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Christine K said...

Since I started dating my boyfriend four years ago, we’ve begun splitting Christmas Eve between our families. Usually dinner at my house, followed by opening gifts at midnight with my family and then going over to his house for more gift opening with his family. I don’t get home until two or three in the morning, but it’s worth it, because being with family is my favourite part of the holidays!

November 5, 2012 12:03 AM
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Sarah B. said...

Christmas Eve is spent with my husband’s family: we go to mass, then have dinner, then open presents under the huge XMas tree. It’s a great night with family.

November 5, 2012 12:03 AM
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Gali said...

i don even celebrate Chrismas but im gonna have to try to make some of those pops! im jewish so i celebrate chanukah. i love playing dreidel and i really appreciate you mentioning them in the book. im really excited to celebrate chanukah and beat my family at dreidel and win the chocolate. the book looks amazing! congrats!

November 5, 2012 12:03 AM
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Tracie said...

Growing up we spent Christmas Eve with my grandparents. We got to open one gift and then had dinner with them and tried to stay up until the midnight church service. Now they’re gone and I live thousands of miles from my family so on Christmas Eve we spend time together (just the 3 of us). Once our son goes to sleep we get to play Santa. He’s getting older so that’s getting more tricky. Last year he stayed up most of the night and so we barely got any sleep before he got up to see if Santa made it. Then he reprimanded US for not going to bed earlier because “…Santa doesn’t come until EVERYONE is asleep!”. Little did he know that Santa was waiting for HIM to go to sleep!

November 5, 2012 12:03 AM
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Jocelyn said...

I usually spend christmas eve with my immediate family and just have a great time. Its one of the rare occasion the whole family is together and I love it.

November 5, 2012 12:03 AM
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Amie said...

My favourite part of Christmas is all the the good food. Mum makes a Tiramisu to die for :)

November 5, 2012 12:03 AM
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Vanessa H said...

My favorite part of the holidays is being able to spend time with my family. Even though we talk everyday, it is different when you go home and sleep in your old bed and smelling momma’s cooking.

November 5, 2012 12:03 AM
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Jenni said...

Christmas Eve is generally spent with extended family, eating delicious food and opening gifts. Love it

November 5, 2012 12:03 AM
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Cathy f said...

Christmas eve dinner with great friends and family!
Love ur work!! Awesome as ever!

November 5, 2012 12:04 AM
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Riya said...

Hi! I absolutely looooove you! My favorite part of winter is definitely making tasty treats like these! Nothing better than having freshly baked cupcakes or gingerbread men in the holidays! (: can’t wait to get baking!

November 5, 2012 12:04 AM
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Aizek said...

Usually spend my Christmas eve at church then get home and have traditional Christmas cake, made of dried fruits a family recipe, and some coffee, crackers and cheese and some quality time with the rest of the family :)

November 5, 2012 12:04 AM
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Susan M said...

On Christmas Eve, we usually go to a service at our church – there is an outdoor one in a pole barn, with a bonfire nearby; or there is an evening service with jazz music or midnight with traditional carols. With two kids that are musicians, sometimes we go to more than one! Dinner is always an appetizer extravaganza – everyone gets to choose a favorite.

November 5, 2012 12:04 AM
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Brooke said...

On Christmas Eve, we have a big surf n’ turf dinner for just the six of us, and then hop into the car and drive around looking at Christmas lights. Once we get back we open family gifts and then end up watching a Christmas movie. Seriously can’t wait because I moved away and entered the real world this year!

November 5, 2012 12:05 AM
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Cindy Ashley said...

I spend Christmas eve at my mother in law’s with her and her brother. They are the only ones left on either side of our families. We lost both father’s a year ago and now we make it a huge point to enjoy all the time we can with the family. This year will be hard because my son is leaving to work in the Cayman Islands and he will not be home for Christmas. I am having a Christmas for him the end of November so he won’t miss out on our family gathering. I love Christmas eve because it is quiet and I usually make some fancy treats to take and we all sit in front of the fire and talk, laugh and eat.

November 5, 2012 12:05 AM
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Yazmin Santa Ana said...

My Favorite part of Christmas is being with my family. My nephew comes to town and my nieces come as well and it just feels complete. On Christmas Eve we usually eat tamales we’ve made ahead of time and then go to midnight mass. After mass we come home and open gifts then head to bed. Now I’m excited and can’t wait for the holidays!!!

November 5, 2012 12:05 AM
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Mannie Tam said...

There is a candle night service held in our church every Christmas Eve and I would attend it every year. I’ve been going for more than 10+ years. First alone, then with my boyfriend who is now my husband, and now with my children. It’s a little crazy to bring young children to service but it warms my heart knowing my whole family is there. It’s especially beautiful when everyone is holding a lit candle in the sanctuary. After service, I would go home and bake a cake to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.

I love the holidays because it means family gatherings–and it also means FOOD! I love the smell of fresh bake goods in the oven. I love cookie exchanges with family and friends. It’s the time of year where I indulge in bake goods and later regretting gaining the extra pounds.

November 5, 2012 12:06 AM
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Jeanette G. said...

My favorite part of the holidays is getting to celebrate el dia de Reyes with my family.

November 5, 2012 12:06 AM
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Michelle said...

Christmas Eve used to be spent going to the matzoh ball but now I’m married so a new tradition begins this year!

November 5, 2012 12:06 AM
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Amanda Lavender said...

Christmas Eve is spent baking homemade cookies with our 5 kids for Santa. We pour some milk in a wine glass for Santa and water in a wine glass for the reindeer. We also cut up an apple…cuz reindeer gotta eat too! Makin’ memories!

November 5, 2012 12:06 AM
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Ayumi Meade said...

I LOVE everything about Christmas season! Especially alll the songs, the lights, the smell of cinnamon spice…:P and the Christmas Spirit!! :D

November 5, 2012 12:06 AM
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TaraAZ said...

My favorite part of the season is getting a boot-mug of glogg at Christkindlmarket in Chicago. Growing up my grandpa always made glogg on Chirstmas Eve and although I couldn’t drink it, the smell always reminds me of Christmas!

November 5, 2012 12:07 AM
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Rachel F said...

My favourite part is when the priority of the holiday season is to eat together, visit with relatives that we don’t get to connect with that often, play games and do puzzles. It can be pretty hectic but a break from the every day routine is lovely.

November 5, 2012 12:07 AM
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Ellen said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is getting my Christmas baking under way. It’s something my sister, mom and myself would do together every Christmas. Dad would always sneak into the freezer and snag some treats, mom would pitch a fit and then my sis and I would snag our quota too. That is my favorite part of the holiday season because it helps me connect with the folks back home in Puerto Rico and reminisce on great memories and times.

November 5, 2012 12:07 AM
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LadySaotome said...

We spend the evening with my in-laws, baking, playing games & watching movies.

November 5, 2012 12:07 AM
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Heather said...

Christmas Eve we spend decorating cookies for Santa and eating dinner with family. Love this time of year! All of your cake pops are so cute!!

November 5, 2012 12:08 AM
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Connie the Cookie Monster said...

i love christmas time! my favourite part is seeing christmas lights at night! so beautiful!

November 5, 2012 12:08 AM
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Joy said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is spending time with family, especially now that I am on the other side of the country. Also, Christmas cookies!

November 5, 2012 12:08 AM
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Nicole said...

My favorite part of the holidays is all the great food! and seasonal goodies like pumpkin and egg nog! And getting to spend it with family and friends!

November 5, 2012 12:09 AM
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elliev said...

How do you usually spend Christmas Eve? Or What’s your favorite part of the holiday season?

Family, of course. I love Christmas though… Sentimental gifts, family, and great homemade comfort food by everyone.

November 5, 2012 12:09 AM
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Su Murillo said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is the decorating, the smell of x-mas in the air, that the temperature starts getting cooler, that my b-day is around the corner, and of course the FOOD, X-mas eve dinner, X-mas morning breakfast, hehehe

But I think that for the past 4 years, (since I became a mom), my favorite part of the Holiday season is seeing my babies (4 and 2 yrs old), getting exited and watching their faces light up every time they see an x-mas tree and the twinkling lights everywhere :)

November 5, 2012 12:09 AM
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Anali Carrasco said...

My fave thing about the holiday season is being able to teach my daughter old traditions & new traditions this yr & for many yrs to come. Last yr she was only 1month old so this will be her 1st yr at having some fun with her family :)

November 5, 2012 12:09 AM
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Micah Marshall said...

Christmas Eve we let the kids open one present and it’s usually new pj’s to sleep in that night and we stay up drinking hot cocoa and driving around looking at Christmas llights or playing games.

November 5, 2012 12:10 AM
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Alexis said...

I usually spend Christmas Eve at home with my mom and my uncle. It’s just the three of us, but it’s so much fun! I help my mom cook dinner, we watch a few movies, and then we close all the lights–except for the tree lights–listen to the holiday station on the radio and wait for Santa! ;) Even though I’m 18, I still don’t manage to stay up past midnight!

November 5, 2012 12:10 AM
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Rosie said...

We spend our Christmas Eve together with our family – it is a very special day! :)

November 5, 2012 12:10 AM
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dezreen said...

My favorite part is having fondue on Christmas Eve!

November 5, 2012 12:11 AM
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Tami said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is spending time with my family and making memories. I love all the decorations, lights, food and the reason behind Christmas.

November 5, 2012 12:11 AM
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Michele said...

I love all the wonderful extra holiday activites. Teaching my students our fun Christmas program. The special decorations and Carol Sing at church. The Christmas parde downtown, and the Christmas music playing in stores. Those are all my favorite parts of the Christmas season.

November 5, 2012 12:12 AM
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Anita K. said...

My favorite part of the holidays is probably the wrapped gifts – I hate unwrapping them!! When they’re wrapped they are just so full of mystery and excitement and make me feel warm and cuddly. (Then again, I love bullion cubes because they’re in sparkly red foil…) I also love the special foods, and the music. :)

November 5, 2012 12:12 AM
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Vicky said...

My favorite part of the Holiday season is seeing decorations everywhere and hearing Christmas music on the radio!

November 5, 2012 12:12 AM
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Alicia Booth said...

Christmas Eve is spent with my husband’s family. They do the 7 fishes meal because they are Italian. I think its pretty cool. BTW, the cake pop toy is so awesome I’m going to have to get it for my 5 year old son. He is my chef-in-training and loves the first cake pop book!

November 5, 2012 12:12 AM
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McKenna said...

Me and my family usually spend the day tracking Santa on the computer to see where he is at. We make cookies and decorate them. The little ones always make sure to make special one for santa!

November 5, 2012 12:13 AM
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LD said...

On Christmas Eve, my family has a traditional celebration at my Grandmother’s home. We talk, eat, open gifts, sing songs, and enjoy all types of desserts. When I was a kid, we always received a big pile of presents from each other’s families, but now that we are all grown (our youngest “kid” is 23!), we have a White Elephant or some sort of themed gift exchange. It’s so much fun! I am not married and I don’t have any children of my own yet, but I fully intend on continuing our family tradition sometime (HOPEFULLY!) soon.

Bakerella, I’d love to hear YOUR holiday traditions! What do you and your family do for Christmas Eve or other occasion?

November 5, 2012 12:14 AM
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Rini said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is definitely the break from school. Because of that, I have so much more time to spend time with my family, who unfortunately have been neglected due to all the school work. We all get to sit down together, just chill out, and eat lots of yumm-o food! :D

November 5, 2012 12:14 AM
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Jackie V said...

My favorite thing about the holiday is spending time with all my children & grandchildren, I make a yummy dinner on Christmas eve & we open all the presents from family & friends. I have 6 children & 12 grandchildren. This is usually the only time we are all together at one time due to everyones busy lives lol. I LOVE this time of yr all the laughter & smiles from my lil ones :D

November 5, 2012 12:14 AM
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Nicole said...

I love everything about the holiday season, I celebrate it all year, but my favorite part is just watching the joy on the faces of my children as we do our “traditional” things and also make new traditions.

And Christmas Eve is generally spent quietly, just our little family of 4 spending time together and celebrating the birth of Jesus. We always read both the Christmas story out of the New Testament as well as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to the kiddos before putting out cookies and milk for Santa. It’s a precious, magical time for me.

November 5, 2012 12:14 AM
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Kelsey said...

On christmas eve all of my extended family comes over to my house and we have christmas dinner

November 5, 2012 12:14 AM
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kim said...

Unfortunately I’m usually petsitting christmas eve.

November 5, 2012 12:15 AM
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gina said...

My husband is in the Marine Corps so we are stationed in Hawaii away from family. It’s always just the five of us. Usually I bake cookies with the kids. After spending many days with just me baking it’s fun to get in the kitchen and have fun with the kids. We are also starting a new tradition this Christmas Eve of opening pj’s, a Christmas movie and book and settling in with some hot chocolate!

November 5, 2012 12:15 AM
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Vicky said...

I love all the baking and anticipation of having the entire family together for Christmas.

November 5, 2012 12:15 AM
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Julie said...

my family and I usually spend our christmas eve on our parent’s home with food, drinks, gift giving and storytelling. My favorite part is that we make a theme on what we are going to prepare for the holidays. Last year we have mexican theme so we prepare all mexican-style foods!

November 5, 2012 12:16 AM
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Ana C said...

My fave thing about the holiday season is being able to teach my daughter old traditions & new traditions this yr & for many yrs to come. Last yr she was only 1month old so this will be her 1st yr at having some fun with her family :)

I typed my email wrong. Sorry :( I hope it’s alright that I reposted.

November 5, 2012 12:16 AM
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Sarah said...

Christmas Eve is family time! We have dinner together, go to church, then open a few gifts and usually watch White Christmas and stay up late talking! I just love it!

November 5, 2012 12:16 AM
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Dawn said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is making treats for all my friends and family. I also love how beautiful all the houses look lit up for Christmas.

November 5, 2012 12:16 AM
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Kiki said...

My favorite part of the season is getting together with my mom and grandmother for our yearly cookie night to bake and package them up to hand as treat to family and friends.

However, Christmas Eve is usually spent enjoying the quiet lights of the tree, enjoying hot chocolate & cookies and a movie before the hustle and bustle of the family gatherings the next day.

Love the holiday pops, can’t wait to check them out in more detail!

November 5, 2012 12:16 AM
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amber said...

My favorite part of the holidays is spending time with my family.

November 5, 2012 12:17 AM
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Bethany said...

My family’s tradition is to order Chinese food and watch movies.

November 5, 2012 12:17 AM
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Debra said...

I love celebrating Christmas at our home with our children and grandchildren…but I also love the hush on the nights leading up to Christmas Eve when my husband and I sit quietly gazing at the beautiful lights on our tree, drinking a warm of tea, nibbling our favorite Christmas cookies.

November 5, 2012 12:17 AM
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Mary said...

My favorite part of the holiday is the excitement and magic seen through my daughters eyes. It is so fun to experience everything with her and start new traditions.

November 5, 2012 12:17 AM
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Shannon said...

Our one, never changing, Christmas Eve tradition is watching A Christmas Carol (1951, staring Alistair Sim as Scrooge) on television before going to bed.

That sets the mood for the holidays.

November 5, 2012 12:17 AM
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Maegan B said...

Christmas eve is a movie and lunch with my husband’s parents and clam chowder with my family. I have no idea how we got that tradition since my parents are from South Dakota and our family has been landlocked for generations.

November 5, 2012 12:18 AM
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Mandy said...

My favorite part about the holiday season is spending time with all of my family. Even though its a little hecktic running between all the houses I love it. Its a great time for us all (all 50ish of us)to be together since we dont get to do it very often. I love spending time with them all, just wish there were more hours in a day. And I love seeing my kids faces on Christmas Morning when they get to open their presents and we get to spend the morning together just relaxing and enjoying the day. And as they are getting older its getting more fun every year. Except I dont want my babies growing to old too fast so i like to be able to enjoy as much time with them as possible.

November 5, 2012 12:18 AM
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Arjan said...

My favorite thing about the holidays is buying presents! I love doing it and i’m really good at getting the perfect things! I’m like Leslie Knope!

November 5, 2012 12:19 AM
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Sandi said...

Our extended family goes to a candlelight service together at one of our churches, and drive around and look at Christmas lights on the way home. We put out the milk and cookies, tuck in the kids, and then I put out stockings and wrap last minute gifts. :)

November 5, 2012 12:19 AM
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Gabbi said...

Christmas Eve is spent at my gradmother’s house with my HUGE family. We have a great evening filled with food, family, and the younger children open gifts at midnight – while the older cousins have a White Elephant gift exchange of liquour! I can’t even begin to narrow down my favorite part of the holiday season – I LOVE IT ALL :)

November 5, 2012 12:19 AM
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Karen said...

My favourite part of the holidays is definitely spending time with my family and having amazing food :)

November 5, 2012 12:20 AM
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Veronica McDermott said...

We are a military family who always spends Chirsrmas eve driving around and looking at Christmas lights, then go home and do our gingerbread hunt. We read the gingerbread story. Then make gingerbread men. And they mysteriously “run away”. (Dad helps while we decorate first few cookies!) kids have a blast find them all over the house. Some run to play in the toy box, others try to go up the stairs!

November 5, 2012 12:20 AM
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Heather said...

If I don’t have to work, I’m spending Christmas Eve with my family and attending the Candlelight service at church.

November 5, 2012 12:20 AM
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Tracey said...

Christmas Eve since we moved is at our house….my husband’s family always had a dinner of salt fish and a sweet cake called Bang Belly…..and they would invite family and friends to share….now we do the same thing with our two boys and with friends who have become our new FAMILY.

November 5, 2012 12:21 AM
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Kathi B said...

We celebrate Christmas Eve every year at my Mom’s house. It’s Mom, Me, My Husband and our girls along with my siblings and their kids. We do the whole traditional meal followed by gift opening and merriment. My Mom always orders chocolates and candies from Swiss Colony. It’s been a long standing tradition and it makes Mom really happy. Seeing my Mom and the kids happy is my favorite part of Christmas.

November 5, 2012 12:21 AM
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Vaness said...

My favorite part of the holidat season would be spending it with my family. Since our family is pretty big, it has become a 2 day event. my husband and I would spend christmas eve with my side of the family. We will have dinner, secret santa and a fun activity (play a game or watch a movie, etc..) and continue to his family’s house to continue the celebration. Once there we would open our gifts with the kids, have secret santa for the adults and a big breakfast. This year i will be making cake pops for the family. I really hope they enjoy it. I know my kids and husband do. lol

November 5, 2012 12:21 AM
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Christy M said...

Christmas Eve, we bake cookies to leave out and we open 1 present (yes the pajamas). We share with our kids what is really important about Christmas. Then we put the kids to bed and my husband and I spend the rest of the evening putting things together and preparing for Santa’s visit.

November 5, 2012 12:22 AM
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Cindy C said...

Growing up, my family would always have our “big dinner” on Christmas Eve… maybe because it was easier than trying to do all the gift giving and cooking all in one day!

November 5, 2012 12:22 AM
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Marina said...

On Christmas Eve we first start with getting the house all set for the family dinner on Christmas day when all the family comes. Then we all go into hiding and wrap those last mintue gift and hope I don’t forget were I hide them (I alway miss one every year for I forget where I hide it). Then we wait for everyone go to bed, then and only then all the gifts put under the tree. For you see the rule has and always will be no present under the tree till Christmas Eve.

November 5, 2012 12:22 AM
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Bess said...

Christmas Eve is always spent at my aunt’s house. The entire family and their families and friends gather for whole night of fun and food :) The house is bursting at the seams, but oh, so much fun!! Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday :)

November 5, 2012 12:23 AM
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Sara said...

My favorite part of the season is watching it through my daughter’s eyes. The spirit of the season is truly captured in the young and innocent. Her excitement at seeing her first lights on a hour is pure joy. I couldn’t ask for more than for those moments to last forever.

November 5, 2012 12:23 AM
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Karyn said...

My favorite part of the holidays is being with family and friends… Congrats on the new book and Cake Pop toy set. Can’t wait to see more products in stores, like sprinkles and colored and patterned cake pop sticks. I’m sure there is so much more to come :)

November 5, 2012 12:24 AM
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Monica said...

After living in tropical Okinawa and Hawai’i all of my life, we make the most of the holiday season here in the PNW spending Christmas Eve at a cabin in Leavenworth, a Bavarian town decked to the nines in lights and lots of snow. Spending quality time in front of the fire with fellow revelers the day before the Christmas dinner madness = priceless!

November 5, 2012 12:24 AM
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Brianne C. said...

My favorite part of the holidays is shopping and then seeing everyone reaction to their gifts. I always spoil my little cousins and this year I have a special gift for the 3 yr old. I am turning him into a jr photobug. I am a photography student and he LOVES my camera so “Santa” has found him a little Cars one!!

November 5, 2012 12:24 AM
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Sabrina said...

My extended family all live far away so my parents, brother, and I always spend Christmas eve together. We have dinner, play games, and hang out around the fireplace until midnight. At midnight, we open presents, spend some more time together and, finally, head to bed.

November 5, 2012 12:24 AM
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