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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roula hassoun said...

My favorite thing about the holiday is ( the holiday songs )
i love holiday songs :).

November 6, 2012 06:11 PM
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lynn said...

Christmas Eve is spent with all of my husbands family, eating, opening gifts and then playing cards! Lots of noise and lots of fun!

November 6, 2012 06:16 PM
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Jamila said...

My fav thing we used to do was after a christmas service iwth family and friends, we got to open one present(usually new holiday pjs whiched I loved getting :) ) I am starting this with my kids to. Also my sis and I would bake goodies as presents for many of the people we knew. they were always a hit!

November 6, 2012 06:21 PM
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Kelly W said...

We always open one gift on Christmas eve! It’s out little tradition.

November 6, 2012 06:23 PM
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karen said...

normally on chirstmas eve, i spend time with my grandparents. together we make dinner and cookies for santa!!! :)

November 6, 2012 06:24 PM
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Theresa said...

My family and I spend Christmas Eve opening our gifts from our “Secret Santa”. We each pick a name from a hat on Thanksgiving and buy a small gift, or make a gift for the person we picked. It’s always fun to see the silly, little gifts we get for each other :)

November 6, 2012 06:24 PM
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Mary said...

We spend Christmas Eve playing Scrabble and watching holiday movies

November 6, 2012 06:25 PM
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Clarissa said...

My favorite part of the holiday season are all of the baked goodies that show up around Christmas time.On Christmas Eve usually each member of my family will open ONE and only one Christmas present. :)

November 6, 2012 06:28 PM
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Judy said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is spending time in the kitchen baking cookies for Santa with my daughter.

November 6, 2012 06:28 PM
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Barb said...

I work in retail so unfortunately i work all day christmas eve

November 6, 2012 06:29 PM
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carol said...

Christmas eve we have an open house. Then all the kids and their significant others stay the night and we watch them open their gifts from “santa”. thats my favorite part.

November 6, 2012 06:29 PM
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Catie said...

I always spend Christmas Eve with the whole family! My sister and I bake cookies for Santa (no one’s ever too old, right?) before dinner (while watching the clay-mation movies, of course!), have a delicious dinner of roast, then off to Christmas Eve services.

November 6, 2012 06:30 PM
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Tracy said...

We spend the evening wrapping presents for family the next day, putting the finishing touches on our treats and dancing and singing to the Christmas Carols cranking out of the stereo. Then hopefully going to sleep early enough so Santa can come!

November 6, 2012 06:33 PM
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Grace @ Bake. Build. Blog. said...

Christmas Eve is spent with my hubby’s brothers and sisters.
Everyone gathers around the dining room table (which seats 8) for a candle-lit, restaurant style sit-down dinner that includes custom made menus, matching place cards, table decor, cloth napkins, candles and the like. My 3 kids help out as busboys and serve / clear the dinnerware as needed. Been doing it since 2006. And love every minute of it!

November 6, 2012 06:33 PM
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Suzanne said...

We have our Christmas dinner on Christmas eve. After dinner we have a family devotional a treasure hunt and pajama party. It’s by far my favorite day of the holiday.

November 6, 2012 06:35 PM
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Victoria said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is baking, of course!!

November 6, 2012 06:35 PM
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Sandra Panio said...

We always have finger food for supper as my husband is a deacon in the RC church so he attends every mass and pops home in between. We then attend midnight mass (at midnight!) as a family, come home and open one gift then go to bed to wait for Santa!

November 6, 2012 06:36 PM
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Jinger said...

My fiance and I have been trying to carry on with my childhood tradition of watching The Muppet Christmas Carol and drinking copious amounts of hot chocolate with marshmallows. Cookies may also be involved. And Scrabble.

November 6, 2012 06:37 PM
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Carla said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is going to see the Nutcracker by our local ballet company!

November 6, 2012 06:38 PM
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Hayley said...

Christmas Eve is spent at my mothers house and me and the kids help decorate the tree and listen to christmas music. After that we go and make cookies for Santa and other goodies. Then we go to the nursing home near by and sing Christmas carols. When we get home we put out Santa’s cookies and we usually sleep over. And then we put up our stockings and go to bed.

November 6, 2012 06:39 PM
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Stacey said...

I typically spend Christmas Eve with my family but since I just got married this year, the tradition’s may get a little altered. :)

November 6, 2012 06:41 PM
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Nancy said...

I always love going Ice Skating downtown and spending time with my family during the Christmas time! I am so excited for your new book! YAY!!!!!!

November 6, 2012 06:44 PM
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Deb said...

My favorate Christmas eve activity is making our family fudge with my parents, we’ve done it every year since we were kids & it always makes me happy!!

November 6, 2012 06:45 PM
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Traci Faircloth said...

my favorite part is spending time with family. Don’t have to worry about work, school, or anything :)

November 6, 2012 06:46 PM
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Carrie said...

We usually spend Christmas Eve at my aunt’s house enjoying a delicious meal and even better company. :)

November 6, 2012 06:48 PM
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Ashley said...

I normally spend Christmas eve watching Christmas movies with my family.

November 6, 2012 06:51 PM
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Debra Bradley-Frick said...

My favorite thing about the holidays is having another opportunity to give back and say thank you to so many. You see, our house is always full. We have therapists, respite workers, teachers, and doctors here. Either working with our son, Greyson, or having a meeting with us. Greyson is differently abled. It has taken a lot of different people to get him to where he is today. We still have a lot to work on, but we have a supportive dedicated team. I love to celebrate them during the holidays by reflecting back the warmth and graciousness that they show all year long.

November 6, 2012 06:52 PM
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Lacee Brown said...

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is going on to see the Christmas lights each year at the city of lights in Natchitoches, Louisiana. It’s always so much fun!

November 6, 2012 06:52 PM
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Julie said...

My favorite part of Christmas is busting out the bowls and rattling the pans to make yummy treats!

November 6, 2012 06:52 PM
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lydia m said...

I spend christmas eve sitting by the tree, enjoying the lights and parts of me wish christmas wasn’t comeing to and end :) I love christmas time!

November 6, 2012 06:52 PM
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colette said...

I spend Christmas Eve at my grandma’s house – surrounded by my extended family and watching kids open their gifts at midnight. It’s the best time of the year!

November 6, 2012 06:58 PM
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Kimmy L said...

When I was little, I would spend every Christmas Eve “camping out” and sleeping under the tree with my dad. I also loved that I got to open one present on the first night! Now I just love watching everyone open the gifts I’ve given and the baking, of course!

November 6, 2012 06:58 PM
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Kristen said...

My favorite part is seeing my kids’ faces when they see what Santa brought them

November 6, 2012 07:05 PM
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Kirsten said...

What I usually do on Christmas Eve is celebrate my birthday with my family! It’s usually a pretty busy time, but I just love having my birthday in there. Later, after the church service, my family always sits down to watch a classic Christmas movie and enjoy each other

November 6, 2012 07:06 PM
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Linda M said...

Christmas Eve = Midnight Mass, hopefully this year at St. Michael’s Abbey

November 6, 2012 07:08 PM
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Courtney said...

Christmas eve is usually at Grandma’s house with all the family. It’s when we have our big Christmas dinner and open presents and watching Christmas movies. The best thing about that night is that we all know one gift will be new pajamas to cuddle up in, and drink hot chocolate till it’s time to go home.

November 6, 2012 07:09 PM
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Eniola I said...

My favorite part of the holidays has to be all of family coming over. Good ole’ family time always makes my heart warm :)

November 6, 2012 07:10 PM
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Lila Hager said...

My favorite part of the holidays is simply being able to see my family. We are far from my side and my husband’s side of the family, so we only get to see them a couple times a year. The holidays are always my favourite time of year because of that. Oh, and the food too! :)

November 6, 2012 07:10 PM
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Catt said...

My favorite part is making red velvet bars for Santa!

November 6, 2012 07:13 PM
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Caitlin said...

I spend Christmas Eve smelling, poking, prodding, shaking and feeling every present under the Christmas tree!

November 6, 2012 07:14 PM
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Ashton said...

hanging out with faimly and backing things to at on christmas!

November 6, 2012 07:16 PM
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Sarah Gosch said...

My favorite part of Christmas is drinking Starbucks with my mom.

November 6, 2012 07:17 PM
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Ashton said...

hanging out with the familey and baking things to dine on at the chritmas themed table! yum!!

November 6, 2012 07:21 PM
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Dori said...

I go to Midnight Mass, then fill stockings. Christmas is all about food and fun!

November 6, 2012 07:30 PM
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~Sydney Ellen~ said...

we usually go to my grandparent’s house for a yummy Christmas Eve dinner!

November 6, 2012 07:31 PM
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Kristen Ruffner said...

I always spend Christmas Eve with my family. We celebrate Jesus and sing Happy Birthday to him. Last year we made homemade telescopes out of wrapping paper rolls and went outside in our elf pjs and looked up in the sky to see if we could see Santa’s sleigh. Love making memories!

November 6, 2012 07:34 PM
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Susan Jacobson said...

My favorite part is cooking and giving presents to others.

November 6, 2012 07:35 PM
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Rheannon Boddie said...

On Christmas Eve my husband’s family has a huge party with all of the extended family, lots of food and laughter!

November 6, 2012 07:37 PM
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Jbug said...

Yes, yes, yes!!!!! I love your books! On Christmas Eve my family and I sit by the fire downstairs and eat on the floor. We have basically whatever we want, and it’s really fun. And my favorite part is Christmas Morning!

November 6, 2012 07:40 PM
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Melanie said...

Christmas Eve we go to church — its the Children’s Service! Then we come home, eat chili and open presents. I LOVE Christmas Eve! :)

November 6, 2012 07:40 PM
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Sara Rainsdon said...

We spend our time opening our Christmas pajamas and reading the nativity story. We LOVE Christmas :)

November 6, 2012 07:41 PM
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Reina said...

My favorite part of the holidays is the food :) yummm

November 6, 2012 07:41 PM
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Amelia said...

I used to go to my nanas for christmas eve but then she died. so now my family started a new tradiotion that we go to a local restaurant then to our family friends for yankee swap and dessert. Then we go home and make cookies for santa. Maybe this year it could be christmas cake pop ;)

November 6, 2012 07:42 PM
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Cennia A. said...

My favorite part about Christmas eve is being able to see my whole family together under one roof!! It’s a time where we eat ALOT of Grammys home cooking (yum!) and we sit together enjoying each others company in the holiday spirit! I also get to exercise my baking skills and make a bunch of treats for everyone!

November 6, 2012 07:42 PM
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Anabelle said...

I love baking cookies for gifts. Christmas Eve we go out for dinner with the family and return home and listen to music.

November 6, 2012 07:45 PM
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Annie said...

On Christmas eve my parents lock themselves up in my Dad’s office where they stuff our stockings for most of the night. My siblings and I make them batches of cookies, Coffee and Hot Chocolate to keep them going as they have to stuff a great many stockings (14!). We watch movies and try to pass the time as quickly as possible.
My favorite part of the Holidays is all the family time, good food and Christmas music. The three things I love the most!

November 6, 2012 07:45 PM
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Diana said...

Christmas eve is usually spent with family… Turkey dinner, family time and just relaxing with loved ones!

November 6, 2012 07:48 PM
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Arielle said...

I’m SO excited about the Cake Pops Toy …for me! Nevermind that I’m a 20-something :)

My family always spends Christmas eve together, having dinner then opening *one* gift from under the tree before going to the evening service. We open presents from family that night, and then overnight Santa comes with his presents and stockings! So Christmas morning is hot cocoa and stockings :)

November 6, 2012 07:51 PM
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Patti J said...

Christmas Eve is spent making cookies with my boys.
Speaking of boys, the cake pop box needs a boy on it. Mine LOVE making cake pop’s.

November 6, 2012 07:59 PM
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Stephany said...

Hola, espero estés super.
Yo en nochebuena disfruto de una exquisita cena junto a mi familia, preparo galletas navideñas, y también un rico pan de pascua con un cola de mono(ponche de leche y café) preparado por mi mama. Junto a todas esas cosas tan ricas esperamos las 12 para que los niños disfruten de sus regalos.

November 6, 2012 08:09 PM
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Jennifer said...

For Christmas Eve, we go to church and have a huge diner with family and friends.

November 6, 2012 08:19 PM
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Karen M said...

The best part of the holidays is decorating. I love putting away the every day items & pulling out my 15 totes of Christmas decorations. Of course, there’s the tree, but there is also the nativity scene, stockings, Christmas books for the kids, countdowns, mini trees, door hangers, Santa collection, and just a few lights outside…enough to appease the kids. My favorite time is turning off all the regular lights & just having the tree lit up with the soft, white lights…there is nothing more soothing or relaxing!

November 6, 2012 08:23 PM
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jody said...

Christmas eve is always a big production for my family! We cook like we will never eat again and I am usually the one in charge of making the dessert!

November 6, 2012 08:33 PM
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Heather said...

When I was about 7, my mother taught me to memorize “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Every year since then, even if we were not together and had to call each other, we recite the poem in unison on Christmas Eve. I went through a period of feeling like it was hokey but now 35 years later and with my own daughter, it feels like a link to Christmas past and to Christmas future as I will teach my daughter the same.

November 6, 2012 08:37 PM
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nicole thomas said...

i spend my christmas eve baking cookies and watching old christmas flicks while i prep my dinner and wrapped presents.

November 6, 2012 08:42 PM
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Shaunise said...

The Food – is our favorite part of the Holiday season!

November 6, 2012 08:51 PM
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CW said...

We go to mass and then we come home and eat Chinese food, cookies, hot cocoa and the kids open a present.

November 6, 2012 08:51 PM
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Amy Searl said...

Because my heritage is Scandinavian, we always used to open presents on Christmas Eve, after a candlelight Christmas Eve service. I always loved the feeling I got coming out of the chapel into the cold, anticipating opening presents and eating snacks.

November 6, 2012 08:53 PM
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Sara said...

I used to spend Christmas Eve at my grandparent’s house with all my family, aunts, uncles, & cousins. There’s always a ton of food, and it’s pretty loud & crazy. After we open presents, we eat more food, play games, then go to church. Now I live far away from my family with my husband, so we’ll have to establish our own Christmas traditions.

November 6, 2012 09:11 PM
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pam said...

I enjoy the morning of Christmas when the whole family and friends (could be up to 50 ) come and have breakfast and exchange gifts or just hang out.

November 6, 2012 09:15 PM
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Bethany said...

OH! I really want to answer this question! On Christmas Eve I go to my In-Law’s house and we open our Christmas presents. It takes forever and we love it. All the great food and the fun with loved ones really makes the Holiday for us!

November 6, 2012 09:15 PM
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Heather S said...

Am I too late? You’re new pops toy looks like something my dd would have the fun with. She loves to decorate cookies.

November 6, 2012 09:21 PM
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Reina said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is Thanksgiving dinner :p mmm

November 6, 2012 09:21 PM
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pearl said...

my favorite part is baking up a storm and enjoying the results!!

November 6, 2012 09:27 PM
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Jen E. said...

On Christmas Eve, my family goes to evening service at church. This is also one of my favorite parts of celebrating Christmas, as it gives us the chance to see many of our friends face to face to wish them a merry Christmas!

November 6, 2012 09:27 PM
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Rachel Tucci said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is getting together with my beloved family and seeing their faces as we open presents, share stories, and eat delicious goodies! :)

RTucci

November 6, 2012 09:45 PM
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Sarah Robles said...

When I was a kid, we always went out for Mexican food (don’t know why Mexican, that’s just how it started) and then went home and watched a christmas movie together. Now that I have my own family, we are working on having our own traditions!

November 6, 2012 09:48 PM
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chriss said...

We always spend Christmas Eve with my husbands family opening gifts and attending Midnight Mass.

My family only opened one gift and it was always pajamas or something to wear to Midnight Mass!

November 6, 2012 09:55 PM
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Jenny said...

We do noche buena at myin laws house.

November 6, 2012 09:56 PM
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Rosina Haniszewski said...

Our family attends Christmas Eve service – then we get together to enjoy the treats me made for the holidays. I start making cookies in November for the holidays. It’s a tradition started by my late mother. I use several of her cookie recipes – which I still have in her handwriting. I make up to 25 varieties, and share them with family and friends.

November 6, 2012 10:18 PM
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Cassandra Hankison said...

Christmas Eve in our home is spent driving around our town looking at Christmas lights. Always amazing. My favorite part about the holidays is being with my family.

November 6, 2012 10:41 PM
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Sophie said...

My favourite part of Christmas is waking up and thinking: “Wow! It’s Christmas” and then running around telling everyone. That, and spending time with family.

November 6, 2012 11:07 PM
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Saher said...

My favorite part of the holidays is all the chocolate you eat ????????

November 6, 2012 11:08 PM
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Isabelle said...

We always spend Christmas eve with my boyfriend’s family! We eat (and drink) for hours. We open gifts and the kids try to see and sometimes catch santa!!! This year will be special because my sister in law will be giving birth to twins around the Holidays….can’t wait for my daughter’s to meet their little cousins!

November 6, 2012 11:13 PM
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Bobbi said...

We usually spend Christmas Eve dinner with extended family and friends, then go home to open one gift each with our children before bedtime, & we usually do the Christmas pjs also. Some of my favorite holiday moments from recent years are decorating, baking and cooking with my daughter who will be four this year…memories that will last a lifetime!

November 6, 2012 11:22 PM
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Regan zobrist said...

My CHIRSTmas eve tradition is 1. Eat some homemade dinner with my family:) 2. CHIRSTmas eve service at church:) 3. Open one present and save the rest for the morning!!

November 6, 2012 11:35 PM
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Gina Lazerus said...

My favorite part about the holidays is baking and cooking for family and friends. My mom has been baking treats for holiday gifts for years and I picked up the tradition a few years ago. All the hard work that goes into making sure everything is just right and delicious pays off. Cake pops will have to be a new addition to the treat family! :0)

November 6, 2012 11:56 PM
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ana said...

We have a family get together on Christmas Eve and we all stay up until midnight to open the gifts together.

November 6, 2012 11:57 PM
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Leah said...

Christmas Eve we go to our church’s candlelight Christmas service, then we spend the rest of the afternoon/evening with my mom’s side of the family. It’s always a wonderful part of the holiday!

November 7, 2012 12:25 AM
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Debbie Webbie said...

Favorite part of the Christmas season: being with family and friends, eggnog, and Christmas music

November 7, 2012 12:36 AM
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Su Jee said...

My family usually all gather during Christmas time! :) We cook meals and spend time watching movies and baking cookies.

November 7, 2012 12:39 AM
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Carla said...

I usually try to spend the holidays with my family. I have been living far away from them you I really missed them, specially during Christmas. It´s like my family dose!
One of my favorite things that we do, is giving almost all Christmas food to charity. Well, my mom has been a volunteer in a Pediatric Hospital for a couple of years, so we all go there and be with all the lonely kids.
So thank you mom! For giving us so much and for teaching us to give even more. Love you!

November 7, 2012 01:04 AM
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Alexa T said...

My favorite part is the food and scents! I love the smell of Christmas trees, peppermint mochas, and fresh baked cookies!

November 7, 2012 01:12 AM
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Ashley Sikayun said...

My favorite part about the holiday season is getting to spend time with all my friends and family and celebrating the reason for the season! Thanks for a great giveaway!

November 7, 2012 01:31 AM
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Jessica said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is spending time with my family, and seeing their excitement as they open their presents.

November 7, 2012 01:39 AM
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Alexandra A said...

love making cake pops! and i need this book for christmas inspiration, i am doing a yummy dessert table :)

November 7, 2012 01:53 AM
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Alexandra A said...

My favourite thing is having a big christmas party and having all my friends and family sample my treats.

November 7, 2012 01:54 AM
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Jennifer said...

Every year my sister hosts a Christmas Eve gathering that centers around a very spirited White Elephant/Yankee Swap. And I never miss It’s a Wonderful Life on television.

November 7, 2012 02:03 AM
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Emma Ward said...

On Christmas eve my family normally goes to mass and then we have pizza for tea and watch the stars singing at the Melbourne Christmas Carols on TV.

November 7, 2012 02:47 AM
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Melissa M said...

A few years ago we would have taken my younger cousins out for big walks or swimming or something – anything to get them tired enough to actually sleep on Christmas eve. Last christmas eve I volunteered to do a night shift in the emergency department at the hospital, I think i might do that this year too :)

November 7, 2012 02:52 AM
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