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…

Miss Overballe said...

I usually spend christmas eve at my parents’ house, where we eat christmas dinner (pork, duck, potatoes, red cabbage and rice pudding for dessert, very danish), then walk around the christmas tree singing (and scaring the cats by doing so), before opening the presents :) my favorite part of christmas is the lights everywhere :)

November 5, 2012 03:27 AM
Judy S said...

I love packing up the kids in the car, driving around the neighborhood while listening to Christmas songs and enjoying the Christmas lights & decorations! I just love Christmas & all of the family traditions!

November 5, 2012 03:28 AM
Michele said...

Since we stay in South Africa, it’s usually very hot over Christmas period, so my favorite time is Christmas day, we usually have a barbecue next to the pool, swim all day, laugh and joke around, I make lots of salads and all kinds of sweet goodies. It’s the best time just to reconnect, be festive, eat without making any excuses….I just love it.

November 5, 2012 03:29 AM
Sophia Czarkowski said...

Definitely the baking. Love baking cookies, cupcakes, Christmas pudding and now Cake Pops for family, friends and colleagues. Love the books.

PS – You should do some signings in Regional Australia.

November 5, 2012 03:30 AM
Simona said...

Wow! I’m so excited! Christmas is already so near!!!
The favorite part of it for me is preparing and giving the sweet and unusual gifts for all our friends – I looovvvee cooking and baking! And I love my friends too!!!
And Christmas Eve, of course, is calmly celebrated at home with my dearest family, with some old Lithuanian native meals from really old old times, with some prayers and silence…

November 5, 2012 03:30 AM
Maiya said...

Living in New Zealand its summer at christmas so i go camping with my family at the beach. We spend christmas eve outdoors decorating our ‘christmas tree’ which is actually a tree that hangs over our campsite.

November 5, 2012 03:33 AM
Erinn said...

I love baking things for all my friends and family to try!

November 5, 2012 03:33 AM
Kandy Hanes said...

Christmas Eve for the pasts 25 years always was celebrated at our house with a huge open house for friends and family to drop in for a yummy bowl of local award winning chili and tables full of appetizers and desserts. I always make home made Irish Creme Liquor and everyone goes home with a bottle of it in a special hand sewn decorated treat bag.

November 5, 2012 03:33 AM
Jennifer C. said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is buying presents and seeing the smile on people’s faces when they open them :) the holidays are so stressful but just experiencing the joy that comes from blessing someone makes it all worth it! And all the baking is great too! Pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, toffee bars my oh my!

November 5, 2012 03:34 AM
Heather said...

We spend Christmas Eve with family and friends and celebrate the holiday season with lots of food and friendship.

November 5, 2012 03:35 AM
Tatiana said...

My favourite part of the holidays it’s buying and preparing gifts to everyone…family, friends. And I like spirit of holidays..sparking lights, decorations and beautiful christmas trees everywhere…it’s like.. you’re
in dream.

November 5, 2012 03:38 AM
Liz said...

As a child I spent Christmas eve with mom and dad and my brother, we all take turns with my dad’s sibling to host Christmas, my cousins and all the uncles, aunts and gramps.
Then after I went to college, grew up and 10,000 miles away from my family, Christmas eve was pretty much missing my family despite the festivities with friends and boyfriend.
Finally, after getting married, having settled down with kids, Christmas eve is revving up again. We take turns to host Christmas with our really close friends(all our families are thousands of miles away). Potluck dinner, games like bingo and white elephant(gift stealing etc..), Christmas trees, gifts for kids and treats and cheers for all.
My kids love holidays ESP Christmas, the tree, the letter to Santa, being good so Santa knows, Christmas carols all day on the radio, presents and mostly all the love in the air. I m so happy they still believe in Santa and all the Christmas magic. I do till now.
I still miss my mom, dad, brother and the rest of my christmasy stuff when I was little, but I m so happy I have my own family now and get to start new traditions with my kids.
Thank you for letting my share this. Thanks for your awesome site that has inspired me to bake.
May your holidays be magical.

November 5, 2012 03:39 AM
Jet said...

My favourite part of the holiday season is christmas night, when we have dinner with the whole family. And this year with a newborn nephew!

November 5, 2012 03:39 AM
Thilwen said...

Christmas Eve is the time of presents for us. The whole day is spent decorating the Christmas tree and cooking dinner (family tradition is vegetable soup with mushrooms and buckwheat, breaded fried fish, potato salad and an assortment of Christmas cookies) and in the evening we eat it all and unpack the presents. However, my favourite part comes after that because there is no more stressing about how the presents are received or how the dinner turns out or whether I am able to make this special evening “perfect”. Usually, I am happiest when it’s all over :-X

November 5, 2012 03:40 AM
Michelle H. said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is spending time with family and friends. Being surrounded by the ones you love is a wonderful feeling.

PS. Your cake balls amaze me! You’re so talented!

November 5, 2012 03:40 AM
Hanna said...

We spend Christmas Eve at home watching movies and having Christmas dinner. And then opening the presents (as we do in Norway). My fave part of the holidays are the days before Christmas, with the different smells, baking, crafting and all that IS Christmas :D

November 5, 2012 03:42 AM
DeniseG said...

Christmas Eve IS my favorite part of the season! My mom throws a big party for all of the family, close and extended, and we eat and drink and are merry all night long! And the FOOD–holy cow, she makes an endless buffet of delicious meats and cheeses and sandwiches and appetizers and bites and dips and COOKIES like you can’t imagine!!

This year, however, is the first year for my husband and me with our baby girl…and also the first year we won’t be home for Christmas. So we’ll be spending our first Christmas Eve as a family making our own new traditions.

November 5, 2012 03:43 AM
April Brewer said...

My favorite part of the season is baking with my kids. Keep the cake pop ideas coming! Can you do a Grinch?

November 5, 2012 03:44 AM
ir said...

we celebrate chanukah – spending time with the family near the candles – I love to bake and try new things – I love your 1st book – so I always bake and share with family and friends

November 5, 2012 03:47 AM
Melissa said...

I spend Christmas Eve around the tree, baking and wrapping presents, then head over for a candlelight service at church where we light the candles at midnight and sign “Silent Night”…it’s beautiful.

November 5, 2012 03:47 AM
jane said...

For the last few years I have held a bake a thon over a long weekend, I draft a couple friends and as many spare kids as we can gather and we bake, wrap and decorate baskets of goodies, lap robes and cloth bags for walkers and wheelchairs and we take the stuff to the nursing homes…the folks love seeing the kids, and they appreciate the homemade goodies, many say it reminds them of their Holidays at home, and the laprobes and personal care items are put away as gifts for those that may not get gifts from home, its wonderful to see the pleasure it brings and its great for the kids to learn early, the importance of doing for others…and they have gotten so they all look forward to it as much as the lovely people at the nursing home!!!!..and me!

November 5, 2012 03:49 AM
alethea said...

Oh wow, I would love a copy of this book!! So many awesome ideas!!! Love the cake pops kit too.. Am hoping they will make there way to Australia very soon!! I spend Christmas Eve with my extended family every year and this year we will all be there so it will be extra special!!! Thanks for a chance to win! Hugsxx

November 5, 2012 03:50 AM
Lucy said...

This is going to be my first holiday as a married women. So I still dont have a special tradition. On Christmasgiving eve we are planning on giving each other new pjs and drinking hot chocolate with marshmellows before going to bed early because the nxt day we have to visit a lot of family

November 5, 2012 03:50 AM
Kathy said...

The best part of Christmas is the babies and their eyes on Christmas morning. I also make lots of cookies and love decorating them with the kids.

November 5, 2012 03:50 AM
Rachel said...

My favourite part of the holidays is having time off work to spend with the family. usually we bake up a storm and it is the time of the year I have plenty of time to spend with the kids teaching them the baking skills that my mum passed onto me!

November 5, 2012 03:52 AM
Flo said...

Hello !

I usually spend Xmas Eve with my family, around a nice meal (I love seafood !) and a decorated Xmas tree :)

November 5, 2012 03:53 AM
michelle said...

Christmas is always spent with my family.We are all awake on christmas eve to celebrate with lots of food and gift. we open the presents right after “noche buena”. Favourite part of the holiday is preparing food and giving presents to my love ones.

November 5, 2012 03:53 AM
Jenny said...

My favorite part of the season is baking and wrapping gifts, which usually happens Christmas Eve.

November 5, 2012 03:53 AM
Penny said...

I’m SO excited! I got my copy of Cake Pops Holidays in the mail from Amazon Canada TODAY! EEEEEEP! I’m absolutely beside-myself excited and busting to try some of the new designs this festive season! I usually spend the first part of Christmas Eve working, then I have family get-togethers in the afternoon/evening – an opportunity to relax and kick back before the really busy time kicks in! I just love spending time with all of my nearest and dearest, and I adore making yummy treats like Christmassy cake pops as gifts and yummy treats! Thank you Bakerella! xo

November 5, 2012 03:53 AM
jeannie said...

My favourite part of the season has got to be the cheery christmas songs playing in all the stores! Just looking at the glittery cute santa faces, or shopping for grocery to christmas tunes just makes my day!

This year I’m thinking of baking christmas cookies just to give them away to my friends and family…

November 5, 2012 03:54 AM
Lea said...

My favourite part of the holidays is baking a gingerbread house together with my brother and my lovely mum. We used to do this when we were little and decided to resume this good old tradition. Although we’re in our twenties now, there is still nothing better than decorating the little house with loads and loads of sweets and stuff.

November 5, 2012 03:55 AM
Jessica said...

I live in Sweden and Christmas Eve is the BIG day here, full of celebrations, gifts, yummy food and homemade candy and chocolate. We lit candles, listen to Christmas music and play games with our kids while enjoying the wintery, wonderful smell of the Christmas tree. Even the doggy get presents. ;)
My favorite part of Christmas is all the preparations before – making and buying gifts, crafting with the kids, making homemade candy, baking, decorating – best time of the year!

November 5, 2012 03:57 AM
doreen teoh said...

Decorating gingerbread houses on Christmas Eve with my kids, and and my fave part of the holidays sharing baked goodies with my family and friends!

November 5, 2012 04:00 AM
An Aussie Fan said...

if we pay for the extra postage, would we be able to get the cake pop kit as well???? I would love the kit! I don’t think you can get candy coatings here in Australia!

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

Hi! I actually have to work, dog gone it. I work in the grocery industry and we are BUSY! Hopefully I will win one of your books, signed of course! The cake pop kit looks fun and I could do it with grandkid children (we have 17)
Hope you are doing well and the numbers are good too!

November 5, 2012 04:05 AM
Rosie Scott said...

My children and I usually spend Christmas Eve baking sweets for our friends, family and neighbours. Last year, my children and I made Bakerella’ reindeer cake pops, which they devoured before we had a chance to give them away! Happy holidays!

November 5, 2012 04:05 AM
Jen said...

I love the cold weather coupled with a roaring fire and no need to go anywhere!

November 5, 2012 04:05 AM
CS said...

My family celebrates Christmas Eve like Christmas morning. A big dinner and open all of the presents. It didn’t used to be like that, but I suspect my mom became more antsy about opening presents than I did and that’s why it changed. :p

November 5, 2012 04:06 AM
Hanne said...

My favourite part of the holidays is probably picking presents for my friends and family, and then to get together and see what everyone has come up with!

November 5, 2012 04:07 AM
Cerys Lowe said...

On Christmas Eve, our friends call round to ours. We have a glass (or 2!) of mulled wine before we all head to Church together. My family and I then head home to put the food out for the reindeers, check where santa is on the website, then head up to bed ready for Christmas Day! X

November 5, 2012 04:07 AM
Penny said...

christmas eve is spent going to look at christmas lights eating ice cream!

November 5, 2012 04:07 AM
irene said...

I usually spent my christmas eve eating with my whole family at a family restorant!

November 5, 2012 04:09 AM
Kezia said...

Congratulations on your new book Bakerella! We always watch the film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on Christmas Eve, it has been our tradition for ages. My favourite part of the holiday is choosing presents for my family.

November 5, 2012 04:10 AM
Rachel said...

Christmas eve is usually spent cuddled up in front of the fire with my significant other, but this year will be different. For the first time in ten years, my big brother will be coming home for Christmas. I cannot wait!

November 5, 2012 04:14 AM
colie said...

every christmas eve, I spend it with my family at my grandma’s house. We usually have a big feast and once it hits midnight, we get to open one present :)

November 5, 2012 04:15 AM
Nancy Russell said...

WOW! There are so many comments. :) I like to spend Christmas Eve going to friends’ and families’ houses passing out the gifts we made them. These “gifts” usually consist of fudge, cookies, reese cups, chocolates….all hand made and boxed. Then, when we get home, we sip on tea, cider and hot chocolate while reading the Christmas story from the Bible and placing the Adornaments on our tree. Would love to hear how you celebrate Christmas Eve.

November 5, 2012 04:16 AM
KassyG said...

Christmas Eve is usually spent with my side of the family. When I was little my dad used to dress up and play Santa. He would go to people’s (friends) houses and give out presents and then he would get home late and we would still be up and then get to open presents with him still dressed as Santa. My dad is gone now, but we still open presents late on Christmas Eve and share memories of him.

November 5, 2012 04:18 AM
Eevi said...

In Finland we have our Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve and we also open our presents then. We stay up late and talk and eat ’til we can’t just eat no more.

November 5, 2012 04:20 AM
Toni said...

My favorite part of the holidays is wrapping gifts. (I know, I’m a weirdo.) I find it very calming, and I love all the pretty wrapping paper.

November 5, 2012 04:22 AM
Katerina said...

My favourite part of the holidays is baking cookies, decorate the tree while listening to christmas songs and going to christmas markets.

November 5, 2012 04:23 AM
Elena said...

I usually spend Christmas Eve with my family eating a great Christmas dinner, unpacking our gifts and eating lots and lots of christmas cookies made by my mom :-)

November 5, 2012 04:24 AM
mary said...

Wow can’t wait to read the book and toy looks amazing. My favourite part of the holidays is having my husband at home and the children off school so we can have lazy days in front of the fire.

November 5, 2012 04:27 AM
Carmen said...

My favorite part of the holidays is to hanging out to see the lights and the parades with my family and my son and making lots of things with him like deco our christmas tree or baking cookies and cake pops

November 5, 2012 04:27 AM
Bubilla said...

In Hungary, in the morning of Xmas Eve my mom start to cook the holy dinner, me and my lil brother and my father decorate the tree that we picked out together. We listen to beautiful christmas songs all day, then waiting for lil Jesus, we take a leisurely stroll in the nearby forest. In the evening we put the presents under the tree and celebrate, sing, and eat a lot :) At midnight we go together to the church. The best part of chirstmas holiday is when my whole family is together and we don’t care about problems, but just be happy. and of course i love to see faces when i hand over my self-made gifts :)

November 5, 2012 04:27 AM
Sandra said...

We always spend christmas eve with the whole family and everyone brings food. I always have to take care of the desserts because i’m doing an eduaction to become a pastry maker. Christmas is like the best holiday of the year all because it is so early dark there’s snow and in the house it is always very cosy with al the candles and the christmas lights. The next day we do the same thing but than with my dad because my parents are nog longer together, But we have 2 Christmas days in The Netherlands. And because we are Christians we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

November 5, 2012 04:30 AM
Manu said...

My favourite part of the holidays is baking cookies! I usually spend Christmas Eve with my family. Unfortunatey I have to work this year (I’m a nurse)… Thank you for the giveaway!

November 5, 2012 04:31 AM
Celine said...

Favorite part of the holidays – family time and lots of baking :)

November 5, 2012 04:33 AM
Emma Swanston said...

I can’t name a favourite part of the holidays because i just love everything about it. The shopping, the baking, the eating, the decorating . . . love, love, love!

Christmas Eve we always enjoy a fancy cheese platter while watching carols and being santa’s little helpers :)

Eek I can not wait!!!!

November 5, 2012 04:34 AM
Misty Guthrie said...

We end up traveling from my inlaws to our house on Christmas eve. We’ve had some interesting gas staion dinners! Then we read the Christmas story and set cookies and carrots out.

November 5, 2012 04:35 AM
alex reibel said...

Christmas Eve for the past several years has been spent with my husbands family gathering together for dinner made by his grandmother and celebrating Christmas Eve with all of his aunts, uncles, cousins and immdeiate family. My favorite part of the night however is when we get home and the kids sprinkle “reindeer food” outside for Santa. Just this one single act I think is my favorite because I see in my childrens faces their belief that there is a Santa Claus. The moment only lasts for a moment or two while the children toss the food outside and ask the all important question about how will Santa actually get into our house when we dont have a fireplace. We only have maybe a few more years with my two oldest- they are turning 8 years old soon, before they actually realize, but I get to look forward in creating this holiday tradition in the years to come with our youngest son that was born this year. I just love to see their hopes and dreams and their true belief in Santa in their eyes.

November 5, 2012 04:37 AM
The chocolate cat said...

We celebrate Christmas with my family on Christmas, a traditional meal followed by presents and church. I woud love to win one of your new books!

November 5, 2012 04:37 AM
eileenm said...

Christmas Day is family and friends dropping by an open house all day long. Catching up. Eating lots of homemade goodies.

November 5, 2012 04:38 AM
Lisa said...

Traditionally we always went to my dads moms house for Christmas eve now that I’m an adult and living in a different country far far away we have a curry with my father in law!

I live in the uk but my family live in the states if I win I hope to be able to send it to my nieces!!

November 5, 2012 04:39 AM
Jodie B said...

My fave part of the holidays is getting all the family together and enjoying the sunshine (Australia) and eating great food and sharing many treats and new things we have discovered during the year! I can’t wait to have my first Xmas with my new baby boy. I also have a dream to one day experience a white Christmas.

November 5, 2012 04:41 AM
Deanna said...

Our family goes to my son’s home and eat a traditional dinner. We go to midnight mass together. (Well actually it is at 10 o’clock.) After mass we return to the house and open presents from my son while sipping eggnog. The next day everyone comes to our house tor the big Christmas dinner and MORE presents. Then we enjoy the day with family. Christmas is my favorite holiday!!!!!

November 5, 2012 04:41 AM
magali said...

my favourite part of the holiday season is baking and making homemade eggnog! My friend and I made the reindeer cakepops last year and they were such a hit!

November 5, 2012 04:42 AM
Bettina said...

Favourite thing about the holidays is to be able to bake tons of goodies for everybody I know, making crafts and just being with my family.

November 5, 2012 04:44 AM
susan said...

Christmas Eve starts with a very early morning Christmas supermarket shop, then home, unpack, breakfast, shower, work, evening meal, prep the Christmas dinner, set the table, do any baking I haven’t yet done, open a bottle of wine, and only then can I relax before bed. Hubby & daughter do the housework and any deliveries to friends & family we won’t see tomorrow.

November 5, 2012 04:46 AM
Melissa said...

We spend Christmas Eve at my in-laws. We have yummy food, a nice program, play games & then we open one present which is always matching pajamas & we take lots of pictures (some silly ones too of course) in our matching jammies. :)

November 5, 2012 04:46 AM
Tessa said...

To my family Christmas Eve is almost as important as Christmas Day. We all spend the evening together at home and have a meal. We then sit down and each pick one present to open. When we were younger my mum would read us a Christmas story and we would lay out some treats for Santa and Rudolph but now we tend to watch a Christmas movie and eat the treats ourselves! And of course Christmas music is playing throughout the evening!

November 5, 2012 04:47 AM
Melissa said...

My fav part of the holidays is spending Christmas day at home with my family enjoying each other.

November 5, 2012 04:48 AM
Melissa said...

We always spend it at my in laws having dinner & a program & games. Then we open one present which is always matching pajamas that we all change in to & take lots of cute & silly pics around the tree.

November 5, 2012 04:49 AM
Kate N. said...

Most Christmas eve we go to church, come home to a prime ribs dinner, then wait for midnight tp open our presents.

Congratulation on your new book!

November 5, 2012 04:50 AM
Sandra said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is family being together and baking!

November 5, 2012 04:50 AM
Ronit said...

the shopping,all the gift wrap & the beautiful lights all over!

November 5, 2012 04:51 AM
Melissa said...

Christmas Eve is my mom’s birthday, so we celebrate that with a steak and shrimp dinner followed by birthday cake. Then before bed, the kids get new Christmas pajamas and to open one present from under the tree. Last year, we even made cake pops with the left over birthday cake.

November 5, 2012 04:51 AM
dee said...

We clean our best shoes to leave out for Santa who puts our gift on them.It is amazing to see the shoe sizes gettrow eachrow

November 5, 2012 04:52 AM
Tanja said...

In Denmark, Christmas is on 24 December. In the morning, we relax and enjoy a nice breakfast/brunch, and we usually go to church in the afternoon. At night, we are at my parents’ house. We start by having a fabulous Christmas dinner (duck and pork roast with potatoes, candied potatoes, red cabbage and lots and lots of gravy). For dessert, we have “risalamande” (similar to rice pudding). After the dinner, we dance around the beautifully decorated Christmas tree, and then we open presents.
When all the presents have been opened, we have coffee and cookies, chocolates and marzipan. I LOVE CHRISTMAS!

November 5, 2012 04:52 AM
Andrea Macy said...

My favorite part of the holidays is coming up with homemade gifts for all 45 people in my hubby’s and my imediate family. Having a tight budget makes it a hoot of a challenge but totally worth it. My family has started a new tradition of carolling through the streets of a nearby neighborhood that is all decked out with lights and decor. last year we had a couple cars actually stop and video tape us! Lots of fun!

November 5, 2012 04:53 AM
Shari from Ohio said...

Spend Christmas Eve with a big party at my daughters.

My favorite holiday(s) start with October 31 and run all the way to January 1…Love that time of year

November 5, 2012 04:53 AM
Bobby said...

Woooow the Christmas book looks amazinggg! I would love to win a signed copy! On Christmas Eve, we usually have a big family dinner which is so much fun and really cozy :D this year however, we will be skiing so no baking for me with Christmas… But I’ll make it up by baking even more before AND after Christmas, ’cause I can’t stay away from the kitchen! Also, in Holland, on the 31st of december, we make these delicious… uhm.. donuts you call them? But they’re not really donuts because they don’t have a hole in the middle. They’re way better than donuts too, by the way! We sometimes put apple in it, or raisins but I like them best just normal or with apple. And a lot of sugar on top! Anyway, you should try them if you’re ever in Holland, the “oliebollen”! Have nice holidays everyone!

November 5, 2012 04:55 AM
Paulette said...

Our family usually spends Christmas Eve at home, next to the tree reflecting about the year and the special memories that were made. It’s a nice time when all the stores close and the hustle and bustle stops. It’s my favourite time of the whole year.

November 5, 2012 04:56 AM
Elaine DiSanto said...

Christmas Eve is the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes for dinner!

November 5, 2012 04:56 AM
karen said...

Christmas Eve is the best part of the holidays: Everything’s done and it’s time to relax and enjoy the anticipation!

November 5, 2012 04:57 AM
Happier Than A Pig in Mud said...

I like the quiet moments of enjoying the tree, Christmas music on, something yummy in the oven and a nice fire in the wood stove:@)

November 5, 2012 04:57 AM
Cindy A. said...

Favorite parts are spending time with family and baking. :)

November 5, 2012 04:58 AM
Kesha said...

On Christmas Eve, my family gets together for a delicious meal. After the meal we enjoy each other’s company and talk about the TRUE reason of CHRISTmas! We also gather goodies that we have made and deliver them to our friends!

November 5, 2012 04:59 AM
Angèle said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is definitely staying home, baking cookies and watching all the Christmas movies! Or going to stores to see all the pretty Christmas decorations :)

November 5, 2012 05:01 AM
Helena Mouta said...

I usually spend Christmas Eve with my family: my husband and son, my mother and my in-laws. I just LOVE Christmas and I couldn’t tell you what my favorite part of the holidays is because I adore it all! Especially with my 3-year-old boy now just old enough to start helping me with all the holiday sweets! :-)

November 5, 2012 05:01 AM
Cassie said...

Growing up, Christmas Eve was spent at my Grandma’s. This year, I will work during the day and spend the evening with my little family (15 month old!!) at my in-laws.

November 5, 2012 05:05 AM
Mary said...

First church then chinese food and relaxing and waiting for santa

November 5, 2012 05:05 AM
Christin said...

I love your blog!!!

November 5, 2012 05:08 AM
antonia said...

I write from Catalonia and would love to have your book signed. On Christmas Eve we pass us by my husband’s family, and the day after that holiday with my family, eating a lot.

November 5, 2012 05:13 AM
Jess said...

Celebrating JESUS’s birth, seeing family, and all the yummy food!!!

November 5, 2012 05:14 AM
carolyn said...

My part of the holidays is the night before Christmas when the family gets together and we feast on goodies. Then we open a single present and read christmas stories, it reminds me of home (where I used to live) I live far from my other family so we skype them and have Christmas story time with them in our PJ’s then we sing Christmas songs! That is my favorite part of the Holidays!

November 5, 2012 05:20 AM
Mel said...

My fave is on Xmas eve after dinner we put on Xmas cartoons and all four of us snuggle on the lounge with us adults having a glass or two of wine and the kids hot choc until its time for bed and they go to sleep listening to Xmas songs. (last year my daughter was loving Justin Berbers Xmas album) lol

November 5, 2012 05:23 AM
Melissa said...

On Christmas Eve, we drive around to look at lights and then go home and start our 24-hour ‘A Christmas Story’ marathon.

November 5, 2012 05:23 AM
Liz P said...

We go to church, and then drive around looking at Christmas lights with a cup of hot cocoa

November 5, 2012 05:26 AM
Heather said...

We spend Christmas Eve making a family favorite meal and having time together just the four of us. Thanks for the great giveaway! So excited for the all of the new products!

November 5, 2012 05:30 AM
Ambry Capistrano said...

My family and I usually spend Christmas Eve with my mother-in-law for her birthday. Then, later on that night we begin celebrating with the opening of one Christmas present.

I absolutely LOVE the holidays….everything from the.decor.and.baking,.to the time spent

November 5, 2012 05:32 AM
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