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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Joan said...

We spend Christmas Eve decorating cookies and watching our favorite Christmas movies. I look forward to it all year!

November 6, 2012 01:53 PM
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Ashlee said...

Christmas Eve the past 8 years or so has been spent with my Sister-in-Law. Her birthday is actually Dec 24th. I love how much effort my family-in-laws put into making it a special BIRTHday. They wrap everything in birthday paper with birthday balloons and birthday cake. They’ve always made sure to not skimp on her birthday just because it is SO close to Christmas. I love seeing that side of my new family.

November 6, 2012 01:53 PM
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Andrea Barnett said...

I always enjoy spending Christmas eve with my mom and sisters.

November 6, 2012 01:53 PM
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Richel said...

We have holiday jammies, something freshly baked (liked cookies) and homemade marshmallows and cocoa. We also usually watch a holiday movie. It is one of my favorite days because I know that the kids will wake up in the morning and be so surprised! The anticipation is wonderful!

November 6, 2012 01:54 PM
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Deanna said...

I love baking for the holidays of course! :) My son was super excited to get to help out last year by putting sprinkles and candies on our gingerbread cookies.

As a kid, I would also come up with an ornament idea every year and make a bunch as gifts. I loved tiny baskets, and one year I used my collection to make the ornaments (by filling them with bits of faux floral and tiny Christmas themed trinkets), it seemed like out of the different ones I did, that was the notable favorite. Last year I helped my some make some ornaments to give using cinnamon dough and sparkles.

He was really happy to have presents to give, and I think that is a valuable lesson in its self: it feels good to give.

November 6, 2012 01:55 PM
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Christie K said...

I am a nurse so I have spent many a Christmas Eve at work! However, the years I don’t have to work, we decorate sugar cookies, have hot chocolate, watch a Christmas show and read the story of Jesus’s birth from the book of Luke on the Bible. We also let the kids open one present…. It is usually a game that we can all play!

November 6, 2012 01:55 PM
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Shannon Lelle said...

My Christmas Eve is spent with my mothers side of the family where we eat lots of good food, watch football, and play the dice game.

November 6, 2012 01:55 PM
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nicoletta said...

growing up we had the whole family at our house for a fish dinner(Italian and catholic, it was a must). then when everyone left we would open our Christmas pajamas and go to bed. my favorite part of the holidays is the atmosphere; the smell in the air, the lights and decorations, an the general good mood people are in.

November 6, 2012 01:56 PM
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Frank Bragg said...

We always watch a Christmas movie Christmas eve and decorate cookies to give out Christmas Day.

November 6, 2012 01:56 PM
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maria said...

We go to church on Christmas Eve and then head on over to the grandparents house for some cocoa and marshmallows.

November 6, 2012 01:56 PM
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Eydie said...

My favorite part of the season is pretending to be asleep when the kids wake us on Christmas morning.

November 6, 2012 01:57 PM
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Vanessa said...

Christmas Eve always meant a huge party at my grandparents’ house. Lots of food, music, and dancing, and at midnight we would open presents. Also, my siblings and I would usually find a way to sneak in another viewing of “Christmas Vacation.” :)

November 6, 2012 01:57 PM
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Amy said...

Christmas Eve is my husbands birthday so I always have a party for him with all of our family. Our tradition is to open the gifts on Christmas Eve at midnight :)

November 6, 2012 01:58 PM
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Jessica said...

Christmas Eve is spent with immediate family having snacks and opening gifts together

November 6, 2012 01:58 PM
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Nadia said...

Christmas Eve I spent all day baking and cooking with my mom.
Then we sit on the couch watching the old classic christmas movies with hot coco (extra marshmallows) and wait till modnight to open the PRESENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 6, 2012 02:00 PM
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Stacey Staack said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is the anticipation & sights and sounds!! What am I going to buy so & so as gifts?! I love the atmosphere of the holidays. Christmas cheer & all that. It’s a reason for families to get together & put their best face on, the baking (of cake pops of course!) and the celebrating together. I’m a jumbled mess of thoughts but I just love the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season for so many things

November 6, 2012 02:01 PM
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Ashlie said...

We drive around and look at Christmas lights. Read the Christmas story. And the past few years we have added making Cinnamon Bun Popcorn to our traditions!

November 6, 2012 02:01 PM
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Sheena said...

We spend all of Christmas Eve baking and listening to Christmas music. It’s my favorite part of the holiday season.

November 6, 2012 02:01 PM
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Rachel said...

Christmas eve is one of my favorite days of the year. We always spend it me and my siblings at my parents house. We do our version of the traditional fish dinner. We always play games (usually boulderdash) and get super competitive.

November 6, 2012 02:01 PM
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Joanna said...

We open our new jammies, the kids help finish the cookies and write a thank you card to Santa. We read The Polar Express and Twas The night before Christmas. After the kids are in bed, my husband and I finish wrapping while watching a movie and an adult beverage. Think Santa will get cakepops at our house again this year, he loved them last year.

November 6, 2012 02:01 PM
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Pam Hendricks said...

Christmas Eve is spent with my dads side of the family. It used to be at my grandparents home, then when my grandpa died and my grandma had to move in with my aunt, my aunt took over the holiday. Now that my aunt has moved out of the state, I will take over the holiday. I would not know what to do with my day if I didn’t have my family to spend it with!!

November 6, 2012 02:02 PM
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Manette Gutterman said...

My favorite part of the holiday is church and Christmas morning with my boys. They squeal over what Santa has brought and we eat my homemade cinnamon rolls.

November 6, 2012 02:02 PM
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Christina Pascuzzo said...

On Christmas Eve the whole family gets together and goes light looking. After Hot chocolate and baking we hit the sack. Ever since I was little all the kids slept in one room! Now that we are grown and have our own kids we no longer sleep in the same room, but all the cousins do! They seem to love it just as much as I did!

November 6, 2012 02:03 PM
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Jo said...

We spend Christmas Eve with my husband and two boys and myself and we read The Night Before Christmas.

November 6, 2012 02:03 PM
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Amy R. said...

Christmas Eve is spent with my husband’s family. Aunts, uncles, cousins, their children, and, in some cases, their children’s children, are all gathered for food, fun, and a visit from Santa.

November 6, 2012 02:03 PM
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Emily P. said...

Our family also opens new pajamas for everyone on Christmas Eve! It is funny how so many of you have the same tradition. My kiddos are still little – can’t wait until they are old enough to enjoy relaxing and watching the Christmas classic movies with us.

November 6, 2012 02:04 PM
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KimberlyAnn H. said...

We usually have Chinese food for dinner. New Jammies are a given.

November 6, 2012 02:04 PM
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Lacey Loo said...

We go to Church Christmas eve then come home and put out our homemade treats for Santa. We all get in my oldest girls bed and read “Night before Christmas” to our little girls at bedtime. After that the hubster watches me wrap all the presents :)

November 6, 2012 02:05 PM
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Wendy B. said...

This year will be our daughter’s 2nd Christmas, but she’ll only have recently turned a year old, so it kind of feels like her first. We don’t have a Christmas Even norm just yet. We plan on spending time at home. I’ll make a simple, but nice dinner. We plan on starting a Christmas Eve tradition with our daughter where she opens a gift that will have new pajamas and a book.

My favorite part of the holiday season is all the making of stuff. Whether that is crafts, gifts, or food, I just love making stuff!

November 6, 2012 02:05 PM
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Wendy said...

Chistmas Eve is usually my travel day, but if I make it to my brother’s in time to eat we have lasagne and baked ziti and the adults exchange presents. (old tradition from when Christmas morning was reserved for Santa’s presents to my nephews)

November 6, 2012 02:05 PM
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Karen said...

Christmas Eve is usually spent doing some cooking and baking for Christmas Day. If the weather is nice a walk. And some last minute scrambling as I remember yet another gift that I’ve stashed in a safe hiding place and that needs wrapping.

My favorite part of the holidays is listening to Christmas music – yes I start the day after Thanksgiving. And baking – cookies and mince pies!

I hope you and your family have a happy and blessed Christmas!

November 6, 2012 02:06 PM
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Debbie C said...

Every Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember we have always gone to my Aunt Carols. We have dinner, hang out, read the christmas story, and now, since our group has expanded so much, we have a present system. Every one brings a present to put in, you draw numbers to see who gets what, and there are stealing options. Its pretty fun. :)

November 6, 2012 02:06 PM
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Stacie Chaillou said...

Christmas eve at our house is spent preparing for Santa’s arrival. Early in the day I prep my food for Christmas dinner since everyone spends the day at our house. I finish wrapping my gifts to family. In the evening the kids put out their milk and cookies for Santa to have. Then later after the kids have fallen asleep, we normally stay up late wrapping gifts and putting toys together. Then we have to eat the cookies and drink the milk. We anxiously await for the kids to come wake us up on Christmas morning.

November 6, 2012 02:06 PM
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Anna said...

Christmas Eve is always spent with family. Growing up my siblings and I would exchange presents. Now, I watch my nieces open their presents. <3

November 6, 2012 02:07 PM
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Loni said...

We spend Christmas eve at my mom’s with lots of family & friends enjoying yummy food (mostly sweets) & playing games. Then we come home to new pajamas & to read ’twas the night before Christmas before tucking the kids into bed. Then if my husband isn’t working (he’s a nurse) we or I put out all of Santa’s loot & make cinnamon rolls to put in the oven in the morning.

November 6, 2012 02:07 PM
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Kary B. said...

Love spending Christmas Eve with Family, good food & wine and presents for the kids:)

November 6, 2012 02:08 PM
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Diana B said...

Our family spends Christmas Eve at church and then we stay up to watch holiday movies until all of the kids fall asleep.

November 6, 2012 02:08 PM
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Susie Lang said...

Playing games with the family (and hoping for no fights over Scattergories!)

November 6, 2012 02:08 PM
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Tiffany Horton said...

We spend Christmas eve at my in laws. We open presents and eat yummy treats. Then it’s home to get cozy in new pajamas!

November 6, 2012 02:08 PM
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Heather Bollman said...

Growing up Christmas Eve was always just my parents and my brother. Our dinner was usually an assortment of deli foods from the German deli in town. We would open our presents to each other and eat homemade Christmas cookies. Once we heard the scout elf scurry down the chimney, we knew it was time to hurry off to bed before Santa got there.

November 6, 2012 02:09 PM
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Rachel P said...

I plan on starting a new Christmas Eve tradition of making cookies, watching a Christmas movie, and reading Christmas books with my little girl and my husband.My favorite part of the holiday season is baking and decorating.

November 6, 2012 02:11 PM
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Ana said...

i love this time of the year, on Xmas Eve go to church, then come home for hot cocoa and spend time either making a puzzle or playing games together.. we stay up late and at midnight we open presents….next day iwe have a special fam. dinner- that we have been preparing since after thanksgiving day..our special “pasteles” to be eaten Christmas day..(special type of meat pies) & also rice w/pigeon peas that i grow in my garden… in 2 days comes my birthday(28) but we just go ahead and celebrate it too.. ;). i love this season!! and i love cakepops too.. :).

November 6, 2012 02:11 PM
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Catie said...

My family usually goes to our churches Christmas Eve service, and then watches a Christmas movie after!

November 6, 2012 02:11 PM
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Jacquelyn Smith said...

We spend Christmas Eve opening Christmas cards from family and eating yummy treats. :)

November 6, 2012 02:12 PM
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Nikki Ernandes said...

Christmas Eve is spent with family eating great food and all the wonderful treats that we baked all the days prior. My family always plays the white elephant game and it’ll always funny to see people stealing each others gifts so that they get the ones that they want or end up with the ones that they don’t! For example, my dad ended up with candles last year! Lol! Also, , we always read the Polar Express! Last year we were fortunate enough to go to Arizona and ride the Polar Express to the North Pole with the kids! What a treat it was to see their faces when Santa came on the train and gave them a bell! This year we will be putting the bells on the tree and we will enjoy hearing the sweet sounds because we all BELIEVE!

November 6, 2012 02:12 PM
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Rhonda Brandon said...

I have a small little family and we celebrate with a festive dinner on Xmas eve and then the the grandkids open up presents from me….I love it!!!

November 6, 2012 02:12 PM
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Cindy Rippe said...

When the lights on the Christmas Tree are the only lights on in the house.

November 6, 2012 02:13 PM
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Jen H. said...

We go to church (2 services) and then put out presents. Then we all go to sleep!!

November 6, 2012 02:13 PM
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Jasmine N said...

My favourite part of Christmas Eve is spending it with my family… we go to Midnight Mass and then eat a big ol’ ham. Once we are stuffed, we open presents. We’ve done this since I was little and still do it now that I am married.

November 6, 2012 02:13 PM
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April Silva said...

We always had Christmas Eve at my mother’s family and Christmas day with my father’s family! My favorite part was always coming home after midnight and opening one gift from the folks or family before bed! :)

November 6, 2012 02:13 PM
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natasha Lucio said...

My favorite part of the season is baking

November 6, 2012 02:13 PM
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natasha Lucio said...

My favorite part of the season is shopping for gifts.

November 6, 2012 02:14 PM
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Elizabeth Peter said...

After family dinners and celebrations, my husband and I love coming come, climbing into the attic to get “Santa’s wrapping paper,” and hiding in our room while we watch Anchorman, and wrap presents. We crack up and take the time together during the craziness of the holiday season. I love it.

November 6, 2012 02:14 PM
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natasha Lucio said...

My favorite part of the season is buying holiday decorations :)

November 6, 2012 02:14 PM
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Sreya said...

My family and my best friend’s family have always gotten together and had Christmas eve dinner together, since our extended families don’t live in the U.S. I always look forward to getting together and eating all the delicious food with everyone – my best friend and I are the ones to take care of dessert :) (Last year I made persimmon pudding cake and vanilla (white) cake!)

November 6, 2012 02:14 PM
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Stacie Chaillou said...

Christmas eve is spent preparing for Santa’s arrival. During the day I prep some of my food items for Christmas day. Our family spends Christmas day at our house. Then I finish up my wrapping of gifts for the family. We then watch Christmas movies. Later in the evening my kids put out the milk and cookies for Santa to have. After the kids have fallen asleep Santa’s elves, mom & dad, spend the rest of the night wrapping and putting toys together. We then must eat the cookies and drink the milk to prove Santa was there.

November 6, 2012 02:14 PM
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natasha Lucio said...

My favorite part of the season is reading holiday recipe books

November 6, 2012 02:14 PM
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Crystal said...

We always do jammies for everyone Christmas eve. My mom did it when I was kid and now im doing the same!

November 6, 2012 02:15 PM
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Joni said...

Hi Bakerella!

On Christmas Eve our family has a huge get together at my grandmas house. There’s always lots of food and desserts! We exchange gifts and play games. It’s the one time a year that EVERYONE shows up!!

For the evening at home we always get Santas cookies ready, put on our nice cozy Christmas PJ’s, cuddle up by the fireplace and watch a Christmas movie!

xo

November 6, 2012 02:15 PM
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jess :0) said...

My family and I have a big Christmas Eve with all my aunts, uncles and cousins. Its a blast.. especially now with all of the babies joining the family.

November 6, 2012 02:15 PM
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natasha Lucio said...

My favorite part of the season is shopping for gifts to give

November 6, 2012 02:16 PM
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Martha said...

We usually travel for Christmas, so we might walk about and observe the local customs and then we go out for a special meal.

November 6, 2012 02:16 PM
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natasha Lucio said...

My favorite part of the season is spending time with family

November 6, 2012 02:16 PM
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natasha Lucio said...

My favorite part of the season is staying home and thing movies

November 6, 2012 02:17 PM
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Walkiria Nubes said...

Stressing out about making the Christmas dinner and then enjoying the OOOOh and AAAhhs when it’s finally done and everybody’s enjoying :)

November 6, 2012 02:17 PM
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natasha Lucio said...

My favorite part of the season is holiday cheer

November 6, 2012 02:17 PM
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Marilyn said...

We have an extended family party with Dinner where the kids get their PJ’s from Grandma and we exchange cousin gifts!

November 6, 2012 02:17 PM
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Amber said...

We spend Christmas Eve with family opening presents, followed by a wonderful Christmas Eve Candlelight Service @ church :)

November 6, 2012 02:18 PM
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Amber C said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is baking and crafting with my three sons! :) They are 5, 3, and almost 2 (on Saturday!) and they are amazing little helpers!

November 6, 2012 02:19 PM
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Tanisha L said...

We spend Christmas Eve with my parents. But when we get home my kids get to open the one gift they got from each other. They draw names and buy a gift. They also get new, freshly washed pajamas from mom and dad to wear to bed that night.

November 6, 2012 02:19 PM
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Erika said...

My family makes a large fondue dinner and we sit listening to Christmas Carols and eat lots of deliciousness… then we try to sneak some christmas cookies before we jump in bed and cover our heads.

November 6, 2012 02:19 PM
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Kristy F. said...

Church, food and movies on Christmas Eve

November 6, 2012 02:20 PM
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Linda K. said...

My family lights a fire, drinks eggnog, and opens some presents on Christmas Eve. Such a wonderful time

November 6, 2012 02:21 PM
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Rachel Nehmelman said...

We go to my Mother in laws for Christmas there and then we go to my grandparents in laws for Christmas there, we bring our kids pj’s with us, which of course the elf brought to them on his last day visiting us, and change the girls so when we get home they go straight to bed!

November 6, 2012 02:21 PM
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Melinda J said...

My favorite part of the Christmas Holiday are all the decorations. It just get’s you into the spirit!

November 6, 2012 02:21 PM
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phillecia s. said...

I spend Christmas eve with my family , then Christmas morning is watching my 2 little ones open gifts. So excited for this year is little presley’s 1st holiday,

November 6, 2012 02:22 PM
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Ballerina said...

My favorite part about the holiday season is spending time with my family just because we rarely see each other nowadays.

November 6, 2012 02:22 PM
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Hollins Wender said...

I must say I love Chrismas from start to finish and in between . First of all I love it’s beautiful meaning . The birth of Jesus..I never tire of hearing that beautiful story.
And then I love family time and the excitement of children and Santa and stockings and the tree.
Now that our sons are grown and we are home alone, my retired husband has begun the sweetest tradition. As soon as the tree is up (yes this makes me get it up early!) he piles many small gifts under the tree..and they are all for me. Each day he will pick one to hand me as he brings me a cup of coffee. They are small but much needed items that we all use throughout the year ..maybe a tube of my favorite toothpaste, a new pen or pencil, simple but very thoughtful gestures of love that mean the world to me.

November 6, 2012 02:22 PM
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Michelle Cabanillas said...

My favorite part of Christmas is the cooking and baking!! Mmmmm.. :)

November 6, 2012 02:23 PM
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Michelle Young said...

My favorite part of the Holiday Season is how my family spreads cheer. Yep, as cheesy as that sounds, it’s the rock bottom truth. We do a Christmas Jar (random person wakes up with a jar full of change), Christmas Pickle (hidden on Christmas Eve, finder gets an extra present), Elf on the Shelf, community service projects, .. My favorite thing actually starts in November. Each day we do one SMALL thing for another person until Christmas. :)! That’s what Santa is, the Spirit of Giving. :)! Looking forward to making cakepops look like elves, santas and of course a Christmas Pickle or two…. To pass out to our friends! Even though it probably doesn’t have pickles, better get your book huh?! :)! Look forward to it!

November 6, 2012 02:23 PM
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Pennie D. said...

Our Christmas eve is usually spent keeping the dogs out of the presents. Which is usually very funny, but I have a couple of favorite parts to the holiday, wrapping and giving gifts and all of the lights. Our house is usually very, very, well lit up for Christmas.

November 6, 2012 02:23 PM
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maria said...

Christmas Eve is spent eating snacks (however, now that we live in civilization we may switch to Chinese take out!) so there therearen’t many dishes. A drive around town to check out Christmas decorations, followed by a movie and reading The Night Before Christmas and the Christmas story form the Bible. Everybody opens 1 gift……new pajamas! And then the kids go to bed, my husband watches A Christmas story and I pull an all nighter wraping & finishing up baking!

November 6, 2012 02:23 PM
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Michelle said...

If my husband and I are celebrating with my side of the family – Christmas Eve is at my parents home and it is spent eating a German dinner, opening up gifts and then going to Midnight Mass. After mass, we have friends over for coffee & cake into the wee hours of the morning. If we are celebrating with my husbands side of the family – Christmas Eve is at his grandparents house where we feast on finger foods & snacks while playing games and waiting for Santa to arrive! :) My favorite part is family getting together and listening to Christmas music! :)

November 6, 2012 02:23 PM
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Shannon said...

We do the PJ’s and hot chocolate :)

November 6, 2012 02:24 PM
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Gena Bowen said...

I can answer both!
Christmas Eve is spent at my dad’s house with the entire family. We have a pot luck dinner and open presents.
My favorite part of the holidays is the “holiday spirit”. I love the decorations and the music and the smells….and watching my girls eyes light up with every new experience :)

November 6, 2012 02:24 PM
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Alyson said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is Christmas Eve and Christmas Day because I get to be with all of my family (Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews). Christmas Eve we all go to church and then spend the night having dinner and playing all kinds of crazy games!

November 6, 2012 02:26 PM
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Amber C said...

What I love most about the holidays is spending time with my three boys ages 5, 3 and 2! We cook for our family and friends and do lots of crafting! We are starting the Elf on the Shelf tradition with an elf that I crocheted this year!

November 6, 2012 02:26 PM
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KariAnnM said...

Those bell pops are awesome! We spend Christmas Eve at my husband’s Aunt and Uncle’s house to celebrate with his Dad’s side of the family.

November 6, 2012 02:27 PM
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Jenn said...

Mele Kalikimaka! That’s the hawaiian way to say Merry Christmas! I love the holiday season because of all the time I get to spend with family and friends. The yummy food is just a bonus! Aloha~

November 6, 2012 02:27 PM
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Tomma Marcincuk said...

We always spend Christmas Eve at my Grandma’s house :) And then after I get to open one gift, which is always a new pair of pjs. :)

November 6, 2012 02:28 PM
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ashley said...

dressing up as christmas characters! then we eat tamales and drink hot chocolate.

November 6, 2012 02:28 PM
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Amy W said...

We usually spend Chrisrmas Eve by going to church then enjoying a buffet of appetizers. My favorite part of the holidays is all the yummy baking. My kids are just now getting old enough to be interested in helping in the kitchen, so I plan to involve them as much as possible this year!! So excited :)

November 6, 2012 02:29 PM
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Danielle said...

I love the baking and the family get togethers :)

November 6, 2012 02:31 PM
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Kristy B said...

Growing up we always had our big dinner on Christmas Eve with lots of family and friends. That left Christmas day open for playing with presents and hanging out with no where to go and lots of leftovers for feasting!

November 6, 2012 02:31 PM
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Larissa Mesen said...

My favorite part of holiday season is to spend time with family and friends, the weather! also the music. Everything is so nice! ;)

November 6, 2012 02:33 PM
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Anonymous said...

For Christmas Eve my husband and I usually drive to Kansas City, MO and stay with our best friend. I make fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy for dinner when we get there. For dessert we chow down on cookies from our favorite French patisserie, which are picked up en route. The guys also sip on their favorite scotch, while I have extra chocolate and red wine.

If we’re snowed in at home, we light a fire, open some wine, and have a “carpet picnic” while the snow falls. For dessert I throw together some fresh baked cookies to feast on or make a bread pudding. The best part is snuggling with our kitties and watching Terry Pratchett’s “The Hogfather” on DvD.

November 6, 2012 02:35 PM
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Lisa said...

Christmas Eve is spent with my four Sons, three Daughter-in-laws, two Grandsons and one Granddaughter. Chili Dogs are one of the favorite meals we have while waiting for Santa.

November 6, 2012 02:36 PM
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thelmac carbonell said...

I love spendinf xmas eve with family. We either spend it here in Miami or up in North Carolina. We cook and bake ALOT……..

November 6, 2012 02:36 PM
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Jessica said...

Our Christmas Eve tradition is reading “T’was the Night Before Christmas” to the grandkids and opening up one present from under the tree. We always get new Christmas jammies too so the next morning we look good for pictures!

November 6, 2012 02:38 PM
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Andrea said...

We usually attend a Christmas Eve service at our church; then we drive around looking at Christmas lights. When we get home we have some hot chocolate, put cookies out for Santa, and the kids get to fall asleep by the fire.

I love all the holiday cake pops, but especially the jingle bell, it is SO cute! :)

November 6, 2012 02:38 PM
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