Sunday, November 4, 2012

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell …


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.


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.


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…

Victoria said...

We spend Christmas Eve with my husband’s family. His mom will make chili, chicken noodle soup and oyster stew. We have an early dinner together and then make the list of people to carol to. We head out and sing our 3 songs to many people. Afterward we go to a park that has nativity dioramas and we walk around them. Hot cocoa and sugar cookies are the treat following. I came into the family 35 years ago, and the tradition keeps going. We finally get home, kids open their new p.j.s, read Luke 2 together and then head to bed. Someone will come out and remind us that they need to put cookies and carrots out for Santa and his reindeer. It doesn’t matter how old you are, it is nice to do the same things every year.

November 5, 2012 01:26 AM
Lauralee said...

For me, the only thing I ever want for Christmas is to hear from my family near and far. My five sons and their families are spread out around the world, so hearing from them thrills my heart and brings the real spirit of Christmas right into my home.

November 5, 2012 01:27 AM
Kate said...

Christmas is always carols and mass then last minute present wrapping.

November 5, 2012 01:27 AM
Dianne said...

Since I got married, Christmas eve is spent with my side of the family. We eat Noche Buena together as one family and the traditional gift giving follows after. It’s the hearty laughs we share that makes it so special. Then Christmas day is spent with my husbands family. My favorite part would be reflecting on the so many things we have been blessed with and remembering the reason for the season which is Jesus Christ.=)

November 5, 2012 01:28 AM
Alicia Johnson said...

In recent years, my holidays have become much simpler and quiet. My nieces have been coming over on Christmas Eve to share in a dinner. They will get plates of the goodies I have baked for my neighbors, friends and family and sometimes will bake something with me. After they leave, my sister, my mother and I will watch Hallmark movies, drink cider or hot chocolate and just enjoy each others company.

November 5, 2012 01:28 AM
KellyS said...

Every year we go up to the city and spend it with family from all over the province. We usually enjoy a great family meal and just chat the night away. In my small town we have early Christmas festivities in November where the the whole community enjoys all the lights and wonders of the holidays. Perfect way to celebrate Christmas TWICE! With both friends and family

November 5, 2012 01:28 AM
Laura said...

I am always with my immediate family (mom, dad, big sister, big brother, and little brother) for Christmas. Christmas eve, we usually open one present early and watch a movie (Christmas Story and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation are favorites). Then, we’ll all play a game like Chicken Foot or Kings and Beggars. If we haven’t already, we’ll bake spritz cookies and end up eating half the dough. Makes me miss home just thinking about it! I’m away at school now, but I know exactly what I’d do if I got that adorable cake pop kit- I’d make some cake pops to mail to my little brother. He’s also away at school and having a rough semester. I promised him a care package soon. Any thoughts on how to make cake pops shaped like an “M”? He goes to the University of Michigan :)

November 5, 2012 01:29 AM
Jennifer said...

my favorite part of the holiday season are all of the yummy holiday smells from all the baked goods that get made in my home around this time of year. and what makes it even better is that my 2 little boys love helping mommy in the kitchen and learning how to cook and bake.

November 5, 2012 01:30 AM
Heaven said...

Christmas eve is always a fun day around the house. My family and I usually hang out during the day time and during the evening, we would sit around watching Christmas movies and talk about all of our Christmas memories. The exciting part is where we stay up until midnight (Christmas morning) to open presents. And it’s been a tradition that my family and I do every Christmas eve, staying up until midnight to open our presents.

November 5, 2012 01:33 AM
Terri said...

Our Christmas Eve is always open to friends and family…we get cold cuts and salads from a local deli and eat and play games. Our longest tradition is that we open one present on Christmas and it is always Christmas Socks! Then we have to wear them the next day. It’s pretty easy to find women’s Xmas socks, but slightly challenging to find them for men and kids!

November 5, 2012 01:33 AM
amanda said...

My favortie part of the holiday season is spending time with my family & friends! When my mom was still with us we used to eat thanksgiving dinner at her house and get up at the crack of dawn on black friday to shop:) this year I’ll be attempting to make your nutcracker cake pops! <——— with a glass of mosacto of course lol

November 5, 2012 01:33 AM
Colleen Phan said...

i love the holiday lights & decorations & the presents!! :D

November 5, 2012 01:35 AM
Kathy Burns said...

I host Christmas Eve dinner for my husbands side of the family. There are about 24 of us for a sit sown dinner.

November 5, 2012 01:35 AM
lyn said...

We used to just sit in front of the tv with a mince pie and mulled wine on christmas eve but my husband in his country usually celebrated with a big late family meal so now we do that and celebrate christmas day with our traditional meal. Lots of food..

November 5, 2012 01:36 AM
Erin Maree said...

I love all the exitement building up to the actual day. Things like baking cookies, putting up the tree, buying and wrapping gifts, listening to Christmas music all the little things that make the days leading up to Christmas special.

November 5, 2012 01:37 AM
Kath said...

Great giveaway!
I spend the eve with my kis & hubs, usually camping around the tree or walking around town looking at all the decorstions.

November 5, 2012 01:40 AM
Marisa said...

Christmas Eve is dinner with my husband and kids, putting “deer food” on the driveway, and waiting for the kids to go to bed so Santa’s activities can get started.

November 5, 2012 01:41 AM
Karen Phan said...

my favorite part is getting tons of presents& getting to eat baked goods my sister makes

November 5, 2012 01:43 AM
Racheal Safier said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is decorating the Christmas tree with my mother and siblings. We bake cookies and listen to Christmas music; its always a great time.

November 5, 2012 01:43 AM
Diana C said...

My favorite part of the holidays happens to be the flavors often seen in food items. I love anything pumpkin or peppermint flavored. All the coffee places come out with holiday flavored drinks so I make sure to try them all!

November 5, 2012 01:43 AM
Jessica T. said...

Our recent tradition has been to spend Christmas Eve Brazilian style, complete with codfish and caipirinhas.

November 5, 2012 01:44 AM
Michelle said...

Every other Christmas eve we celebrate christmas with relatives, Christmas day we spend the day together as a family. I love the christmas/holiday music! Last year made cakepops for christmas :)

November 5, 2012 01:46 AM
Emily Bell said...

I work in retail so I usually spend Christmas eve at work but I always bring some festive treats to share with everyone who’s working! I love the music this time of year, and I can’t get enough dark chocolate covered marshmallow Santas!

November 5, 2012 01:48 AM
Budoh said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is following wonderful traditions passed down from many generations… and starting new tradition in our own individual families :)

November 5, 2012 01:51 AM
Claudia Rivera said...

My husband and I cook and celebrate on Christmas Eve. I love having my hubby in the kitchen. He bakes the turkey roast, makes his awesome Mac n cheese from scratch and makes a killer fruit salad. I make the stuffing, gravy, cranberry, dessert, and biscuits.

November 5, 2012 01:52 AM
Erin Jones said...

My favorite part of the holidays is making delicious treats and giving them to my friends. I also eat quite a few of them!

November 5, 2012 01:53 AM
Syroya Eugene said...

My family I always get together on Christmas eve for fellowship, food and laughs. We all stay up until midnight… Well the little try but often fail. At midnight we pray and sing songs of praise and we open gifts that we got for each other, before we go home. It’s a wonderful tradition.

November 5, 2012 01:53 AM
carrie said...

Christmas eve we light our luminaries , have our Christmas eve lasagna and go to church. After church we come home and put on our new PJs and open one gift.

November 5, 2012 01:55 AM
Rebekah B. said...

Christmas caroling with 30 or so of my aunts, uncles, and cousins in the town in which they all grew up!

November 5, 2012 01:59 AM
Komal said...

my favourite thing about the holiday season seeing how giving and kind people really are. I love being a part of the social service field during this time of the year! People donate more, people take the time to notice those who do not have the same privileges. It’s something very beautiful to see. I love this time of the year!

November 5, 2012 02:00 AM
Alisa said...

Our christmas eve is spent putting out treats for reindeer and santa. Eating treats and exchanging pressies with my best friend and her kiddos as we dont see each other on christmas day.

November 5, 2012 02:01 AM
Chris D. said...

I usually spend Christmas Eve with my Family. We go to church and have a casual meal. We open presents in the morning. It will be really special this year, as we will have our newborn grandson with us!

November 5, 2012 02:02 AM
Pammie said...

I remember when I was younger and my brother and I would sneak down and look at the presents at 3 am and look in awe until our parents woke up. Hehehehe!!!!

November 5, 2012 02:02 AM
Tara O. said...

I always spend xmas eve with my dad’s side of the family. We eat sandwiches on brochen (German for “little bread”) with meats and cheeses from the German deli. Then we open gifts and hangout!

Tara O.

November 5, 2012 02:04 AM
Maggie said...

I love getting together with family. I love the fact that all of our neighborhood exchanges gifts with each other. Also if I win I would love it if you signed the book.

November 5, 2012 02:05 AM
Elizabeth said...

On Christmas Eve my family reads the Christmas story, calls and sings carols to family out of town, and the set up “Santa” after the kids go to bed. My husband’s family exchanges gifts that night.

November 5, 2012 02:07 AM
Michelle Leue said...

Family is growing up, time to start new traditions. One of our daughters is having Christmas Eve dinner ar her house, it’s strange to pass the torch for the holidays

Bless all our friends and families on th east coast.

November 5, 2012 02:07 AM
Cayt said...

I wish I could say I spend Christmas eve relaxing, but actually I normally spend it frantically knitting the last of the christmas gifts.

November 5, 2012 02:08 AM
Stacy said...

We always spend Christmas Eve at my in-law’s house. There’s always a fantastic spread of sandwich fixings and we open gifts and play card games. Just talking about it makes me excited for next month!

November 5, 2012 02:09 AM
Theresa Day said...

After work, we head to my husbands grandparents for one of the many family gatherings during the holidays!

November 5, 2012 02:11 AM
Bruinbr said...

My favorite part of the holidays is the food! Desserts and nog can’t be beat! :)

November 5, 2012 02:13 AM
Jenna said...

Well, here in Finland Christmas Eve is the day we celebrate Christmas, open presents and eat good food.
I love Christmas because it’s almost the only day in the year my whole family is really trying to get along. Everyone is nice to each other, we laugh, eat, watch the Jiminy Cricket’s Christmas and open presents :).

November 5, 2012 02:13 AM
Christy said...

Christmas Eve my extended family gets together and everyone stuffs their faces with tacos. It’s my favorite part of Christmas because we also have a couple of movies that we watch. One of them is Garfield’s Christmas.

November 5, 2012 02:14 AM
Leo said...

My favourite part of the Christmas season are the weeks leading up to it: See the Christmas lights appear (which makes the longer darkness totally not as bad), listen to Christmas music, stuffing myself with cookies, meet friends and drink hot mulled wine! Oh and buying presents might be a drag sometimes, but when you find something you know your family is gonna love, Christmas can’t come soon enough!

November 5, 2012 02:14 AM
Tracy said...

I usually spend Christmas Eve at home with my family. We prepare for a big family dinner the next day but mainly just relax and enjoy being together!

November 5, 2012 02:15 AM
Carol said...

We spend Christmas Eve with extended family at my husband’s grandma’s house. I love it!

November 5, 2012 02:16 AM
David said...

We spend Christmas Eve at my grandmother’s house with a whole bunch of family that come from all over the island.

November 5, 2012 02:17 AM
Irini said...

We don’t celebrate Christmas eve in my country – Greece, but Christmas day. All morning we prepare lunch and then celebrate with all the family until late afternoon. A dessert table is a must, and I prepare it with a lot of enthusiasm!! And after a tiring but happy day, another bottle of wine in front of our fireplace relaxing. I’m looking forward to Christmas since …last year!

November 5, 2012 02:19 AM
Keisha said...

My birthdays on Xmas eve so I like to celebrate and do anything that’s fun and exciting:) I would love to have your new book and I know it’s going to be great:) my favourite has to be PRESENT TIME!!! Definitely :)

November 5, 2012 02:19 AM
Lotus Ren said...

Simply spending a quiet evening at home with the family…and feasting on goodies!

November 5, 2012 02:22 AM
Stephanie Freeman said...

Christmas Eve is always spent going to Christmas Eve service with my family. We have never missed a year. I just love the whole season, the lights, the snow, the music and the smells.

November 5, 2012 02:24 AM
Donelle said...

On Christmas Eve every year my family gets together to have some yummy food and spend quality time together. I love the holidays and I love your pops!! So cute!!

November 5, 2012 02:25 AM
Rachel G said...

My sister and I usually make some cookies, put on Christmas pajamas, and watch A Muppet Family Christmas! I won’t be able to make it home this year, so maybe we’ll make a new tradition of Skyping it.

November 5, 2012 02:25 AM
Sharise said...

My favorite thing about the holiday season is listening to Christmas music while making treats or decorating the house.

November 5, 2012 02:25 AM
Kali said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is gathering the whole family around the table on Christmas Eve! And of course all the delicious sweets! :)

November 5, 2012 02:31 AM
Klementine said...

In my family, we always open all the gifts which are from each other. I thought that was how everyone celebrated Christmas until like 4 years ago. Whoops.
My favourite part changes every year because my family always moves around a lot and we aren’t necessarily near family. I suppose I do always, selfishly enough, love opening my presents.

November 5, 2012 02:33 AM
Maaike said...

We always have a nice dinner with my whole family! It’s really great and I love it! And I love to decorate the tree.

November 5, 2012 02:34 AM
Camille said...

Hello !
we spend Christmas with the family : last year was the 1st christmas for my son and the “Père Noël”, also called Santa came. he was very happy and us too…. i think he will come back this year ;-)…
Happiness, food and joy and candy just to sum up the holiday ! with my birthday on the 27th, so lots of FUN !!

November 5, 2012 02:36 AM
Dee said...

My favorite part of the holidays is spending time with the family. The kids and I always make a fun craft project to remember the year by. Then we pop popcorn, make hot chocolate and apple cider, snuggle in our warm pajamas on the couch and start our movie marathon. After the kids fall asleep, I start my John Cusack marathon. It always ends with “Better Off Dead” and “Sixteen Candles.” I finally let my kids watch “Better Off Dead,” which they love. Now my youngest is always stating, “I want my two dollars.” And that’s what she’ll be getting this holiday, a two dollar bill I’ve had since I was a little girl. Maybe we’ll start a new tradition this year!

November 5, 2012 02:40 AM
ilaria said...

I like so much to see my Christmas tree full of lights near the wiondow…and outside there’s the dark but I’m inside with all my family and the people I love…and in my heart I find peace..

November 5, 2012 02:42 AM
Linsey Beeson said...

My favorite part of the holidays is definately decorating the house and making holiday treats like spiced walnuts!! They make the house smell amazing for weeks and they taste amazing too! I also love making the usual fudge, brittle, cookies and of course cake pops!! I hope i win!! i really want a book and the kit! i am too impatient to make pops into pretty shapes lol, so the kit would be perfect! But if i dont win, i will definately be making a trip to toys r us :) thanks bakerella!

November 5, 2012 02:42 AM
Louise said...

My favorite part of Christmas is the baking and decorating! I always make this special Swedish candy called knäck and ginger bread cookies the traditional Swedish recipe :) But I think this year I’ll try something new, maybe christmas-cupcakes? And i also love decorating the Christmas tree! I love Christmas, it’s my favorite holiday ever :D

November 5, 2012 02:43 AM
Larissa said...

If I’m not at work helping the sick kids on the ward at the hospital, trying to get them to go to sleep when they are so excited, then I’m at home on Christmas Eve spending time with my family because it is the most special time of the year and family is everything

November 5, 2012 02:45 AM
Marcos said...

favorite part of the holiday season is spending it with my family.f

November 5, 2012 02:46 AM
Natasha said...

Now i have my daughter I spend Christmas Eve baking breakfast muffins to warm up for the next morning which fills the house with that amazing festive spice smell (She does try to help but she isn’t even 2 yet so she’s more of a clean up crew for any crumbs on the table :D) this year I’ll be getting her reindeer outfit ready aswell (she was a little miss santa last year) and my favourite part of Christmas has to be the music. Every year i look for any excuse to start cracking out the festive tunes, usually it’s when i start my Christmas baking that the songs start. But Christmas is my favourite time of year so I doubt my other half would bat an eyelid if I started playing them in October Haha x

November 5, 2012 02:46 AM
erica said...

love listening to x-mas music while I cook everyday dinner at home, my favorite part also is baking anything and everything just to have a warm home and smelling like the holidays :)

November 5, 2012 02:48 AM
lola said...

My favorite part of the holidays is getting together with family and celebrating the most amazing gift.

November 5, 2012 02:48 AM
Terri said...

Christmas Eve at our house: we go to church for Christmas Eve service, then have folks over for food and games that don’t have family living nearby. After they leave, let everyone open one gift that is always new pajama’s. We all match! We put them on and laugh and take pictures!

November 5, 2012 02:50 AM
Kathryn said...

A Christmas Eve tradition in Australia is to go for a drive on Chrismas Eve night and look a the nearby houses with intricate Christmas light displays. My favorite part of the holiday seasons is the opportunity for beach visits, barbeques and Mangoes (this year is shaping up to be a good Mango year!!)

November 5, 2012 02:52 AM
Laverne B said...

For over 30 years now, on Christmas eve, my entire family on my Mom’s side, gets together to play games, open presents + eat, eat, eat! What started with my mom’s parents, 5 sisters/brothers + their spouses, plus a few cousins, now consists of 2 grandparents, 10 aunts/uncles, 13 cousins, 8 spouses, 15 second cousins + 1 brother-in-law! We’ve completely out grown a house, so now we book a local hotel banquet hall, sing christmas Carols, play christmas bingo, open presents + eat lots of turkey! And it’s still my favorite holiday night to this day! <3

November 5, 2012 02:53 AM
Tina said...

my favorite part of the holidays is spending time with my two daughters. :) we decorate the xmas tree, make xmas crafts, gingerbread houses, cookies, and decorate the house.

November 5, 2012 02:59 AM
Myra said...

My favorite part of the holidays is the merriment that comes around. From the baking to the gifts, most people are just happy. And their laughter is infectious. :)

November 5, 2012 03:01 AM
Conna said...

Love the santa cake pops .. they’re amazing !

What I love most in Christmas holidays is the baking of the season … love the aromas in the air and the smell in the house while baking the cookies and all the traditional recipes.

Cant wait for holidays to come.

Congratulations on the book.

Kisses from Greece

November 5, 2012 03:02 AM
Amber Dominguez said...

Christmas eve is spent with my son at my moms house. We open a present or two, watch a movie and hang out :)

November 5, 2012 03:04 AM
Eileen said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is, by far, the food! Turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing all smothered in gravy is my all-time favorite meal! Yum!

November 5, 2012 03:07 AM
Leslie said...

My favorite part is the music and the decorations.

November 5, 2012 03:08 AM
nicole said...

Xmas eve is spent at my in laws for dinner and presents. I like this so my family can have a quiet Xmas morning.

I love the smells of the holidays – from baked goods to rain. Mmmm :)

November 5, 2012 03:09 AM
Gabby said...

Just the feeling of the Holidays itself! Subconsciously knowing families will be together :)

November 5, 2012 03:09 AM
Margaret said...

We attend the early Mass at our church and after we return home, my children each get to open one present. The rest are opened on Christmas day.

November 5, 2012 03:10 AM
Jessica B. said...

I love everything about christmas! The music, the decorations, hot chocolate, PRESENTS, the Christmas tree, the food :), and most importantly, spending time with my family.

November 5, 2012 03:11 AM
Brittany D said...

I always spend Christmas Eve surround by family, food, and of course lots and lots of holiday desserts! What’s Christmas without the sweets? ;)

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

My favorite part of the holiday season is to decorate the whole house and bake and design different cupcakes!

November 5, 2012 03:12 AM
Lorraine Cho said...

On Christmas Eve my immediate family has a big dinner together and then we open our presents to each other. It’s a nice way for us to connect before the big Christmas Day party with the extended family.

November 5, 2012 03:13 AM
Helen said...

We have a large patchwork family, so there is noch such thing as a “typical Christmas Eve” for us. Every year, we try to see as many relatives as possible. Sometimes that means inviting as many people as we can possibly fit into our home, sometimes it’s spending lots of time in the car, driving from my parents’ house to in-laws, then to my husband’s foster parents, then to one of our siblings,… So it is definitely never boring!

November 5, 2012 03:14 AM
faatimah said...

Hi! My favourite part is having to spend time with family and friends.

November 5, 2012 03:14 AM
Jennifer Bauman said...

Christmas Eve is always spent with family for Clam Chowder. The younger children get to open one present. We also get in the car and drive around looking at all of the Christmas lights.
I can’t wait since my granddaughter is five and is the perfect age for all of the fun….funny, I said that last year too.

November 5, 2012 03:15 AM
Marla said...

Christmas Eve is spent with close family and tons of fingerfoods and a roaring fire. Treats throughout the season and seeing my grown son still get excited when he opens a gift on Christmas Day :)

November 5, 2012 03:16 AM
Cheryl Kauffman said...

My favorite part is making a new ornament each year to use to decorate packages of people I love. Lots of times it’s given with gifts I’ve made in the kitchen. Just saw the kids cake pop toy in an ad yesterday! It looks awesome! Would so love to win for the three year old I take care of! Some of our favorite moments are spent baking!

November 5, 2012 03:17 AM
Shane R. said...

For Christmas eve I usually spend it with my family and sometimes get to open one present early. If I’m behind on wrapping and also spend it wrapping up the rest of the presents I’m giving away.

November 5, 2012 03:17 AM
Anonymous said...

What’s your favorite part of the holiday season? Hot cocoa for breakfast (made from scratch) and watching my kids open their gifts. Even though they are all young adults now, I still love the looks on their faces when they get something they did not know about. And my daughter is in Hawaii , going to school and won’t be able to come home this year. So she gets the twelve days of Christmas, and I get a Skype message every day as she opens her gifties.

November 5, 2012 03:17 AM
Marilyn Georgeson said...

Oops! This is mine: What’s your favorite part of the holiday season? Hot cocoa for breakfast (made from scratch) and watching my kids open their gifts. Even though they are all young adults now, I still love the looks on their faces when they get something they did not know about. And my daughter is in Hawaii , going to school and won’t be able to come home this year. So she gets the twelve days of Christmas, and I get a Skype message every day as she opens her gifties.

November 5, 2012 03:18 AM
Katy Potaty said...

I totally love Christmas Eve, I adore the last minute decorating and putting the final touches on the Christmas feast!

November 5, 2012 03:19 AM
Megan DeLo said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is Christmas day. Not just because exchanging gifts is so much fun but because it’s awesome to see the kids celebrate and learn what Christmas is all about and why we celebrate. To top it off we always have DELICIOUS holiday food which is just icing on the cake, no pun intended ;)

Thank you for the chance to win Bakerella! xo

Mrs. DeLo

November 5, 2012 03:20 AM
KimM said...

Christmas eve dinner is always the responsibility of my sister and I so my mom can have a break before having to cook Christmas dinner. Then we play board games all together in front of the fire.

November 5, 2012 03:20 AM
Clare said...

Oh I wish I were in the US so I could come to a book signing :( the new book looks amazing and I am hoping Santa will bring the Cake pops toy for me, ahem, i mean, my boys for Xmas.
My favourite part of the holidays is having my hubby and all our boys home for a few days of food, presents, food, games, food, films, and umm..did I say food?!

November 5, 2012 03:21 AM
Quanita said...

My favourite part of the holidays is having the family home and just being together!

November 5, 2012 03:21 AM
Nikki Howser said...

In the evening, my husband and I take the kids around my parents neighborhood with cocoa to look at Christmas lights. I love the cold hushed streets, and the kidlets wonderment and the beautifully (and sometimes silly) decorated houses.

November 5, 2012 03:21 AM
nancy said...

On Christmas Eve, some one on my husband’s side of the family makes tamales. Their tradition is to make them in the morning and then return later to eat them for dinner with rice and beans. And of course open presents.

November 5, 2012 03:25 AM
Karen said...

We’ll have family dinner at my parents’ house and this year, our newly adopted schnauzer will join us, even though he cant enjoy all the delicious food. My favorite part is, no doubt, the gift opening moment. Love all those wonderful gifts!!

November 5, 2012 03:26 AM
Liesbet said...

we used to have a big family dinner, open presents, go to midnight mass and have dessert after that. we will have to re-work it this year because the small ones still believe in Santa and are old enough now to understand that he shouldn’t come before Christmas day!

November 5, 2012 03:26 AM
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