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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3,590 comments on “Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell …”

  1. Christmas Eve is always spent at my aunt’s house for appetizers, and then on to my Granny’s church for midnight Candlelit Christmas services. It’s my favorite part of Christmas.

  2. My favorite part of the holiday season is the music, hot cider and decorations.

  3. After a long day of skiing in the mountains – curl up next to a fireplace decked in wool socks and a hot cup of cocoa, sit and watch the snow sparkle as it hits the ground

  4. We usually have a special meal on Christmas Eve – the food doesn’t matter. The act of having the meal and the company is important. We leave homemade decorated sugar cookies for Santa as well as carrots and/or Chex Mix for the reindeer. The kids each get to open one present that night. The kids don special Christmas pajamas. And then everyone is eagerly anticipating Santa’s visit and the Christmas morning fun!

  5. Christmas Eve is always the kid’s Christmas Eve service at church. Then we open a few gifts that evening and save the rest for the next day. After the kids are tucked into bed, my husband and I enjoy a few appetizers and a glass of wine before heading to bed ourselves.

  6. We have a special dinner on Christmas Eve, read a Christmas story, open a gift (always new pjs), and then go to bed and wait for Santa to come. :)

  7. We’ve never really had big Christmas Eve traditions, but this year my husband and I are starting a new one: stockings with just the two of us and a bottle of wine by the fire. It will be a nice cozy quiet moment before all the crazy fun family times we’ll have the next day.

  8. My family has gone out for Chinese food every year since I was a kid on Christmas Eve. It’s turned into a very fun tradition! :)

  9. We have a big dinner of prime rib on Christmas Eve, followed by baths/showers for all and everyone opens the first present of Christmas, which is new pajamas. Then my husband reads the Night before Christmas and we go to bed!

  10. I just love the spirit! The cold and the snow and the going inside to get warmed up! It makes me happy.

  11. If we’re visiting my parents, Christmas Eve is church, then a bit of a nosh before bed (for the adults). If we stay at our place, it’s usually just hot chocolate, stories with our son, and early bed :-)

  12. Christmas eve has always been spent with my moms extended side of the family. We eat too many cookies, my uncles play with the kids toys, and there’s always lots of laughter and fun. :) My cousin had a baby this year so this will be our first christmas in about 7 years having a baby around. Should be fun!

    I love the new book and the cake pop making toy! : )

  13. We have a “finger foods” dinner and get matching pajamas.

  14. My favorite part about the holiday season is all of the fun baking I get to do. I bake with friends and family, try out old recipes and new, and it’s always so much fun :)
    Fun fact: I work at Michael’s and host birthday parties, and yesterday I hosted a 9 yr. old girls birthday party, and one of the gifts she received was your CAKE POPS TOY KIT! Now, I haven’t been in a toy shop in a while, so I never actually saw your product, but when the girl opened the gift I squealed in excitement! Long story (comment?) short… even if I don’t win the contest, I’m going out to purchase it anyways :D Merry Christmas to me!

  15. We take turns spending Christmas with my fam and my husbands. This year it’s his turn, so we’ll have a big Christmas Eve meal and then home to put the kiddos to bed and let Santa do his business!!

  16. i usually spend christmas eve baking up a storm!

  17. here in Peru we celebrate “nochebuena” that is the night before dec 25. Peruvians usually cook turkey or pork but what we always eat is PANETON that its an ULTRAdelicious dessert for speciall occasions. We wait untill 12 o clock and then we open our gifts. there are many traditions here but this one is what i do in “nochebuena”

  18. My mom always worked late on christmas eve so we would go out to the only restaurant open, olive garden. Now everything is open but its not christmas without chicken parmesan!

  19. Christmas Eve is spent with family at either my aunt’s and uncle’s home or at my parent’s home. We have a big dinner and spend time together. Oh…and Santa never forgets to deliver our Christmas Eve pajama’s by the time we are ready to go to bed. ;-)

  20. My favorite thing to do before Christmas is to drive around with my family and look at Christmas lights.

  21. My favorite part of the season is busting out the Christmas music!

  22. my favorite part about the holidays is spending lots of time with family, and seeing old friends and catching up.

  23. Christmas Eve tamales are a Texan tradition in my family!

  24. I can hardly pick one thing that I love best about Christmas. Between the treats, family, meals, trees, songs, cheesey yet much adored Lifetime, Hallmart, and WE movies, lights, decorations, aromas, nostalgia, spirit, giving gifts.. I could go on and on… I just love Christmas!

    And since I wasn’t able to exactly answer that question… normally my family has a quiet evening at home with the occasional board game, sometimes we are scrambling to finish our tree, and in more recent years we started going to a relative’s for a non-traditional dinner. It varies but it’s usually a wonderful time wherever we are.

  25. We go to church and then have dinner at the same Italian restaurant. It’s nice to spend quiet time with my family before the craziness of Christmas day.

  26. Christmas Eve is my family’s chill out time after surviving all the build-up to the holiday season.

  27. We spend Christmas Eve at church– then put out cookies & milk.

  28. On Christmas Eve we have Christmas dinner and a program where we read Luke 2 and the kids dress up in their nativity costumes. After that we sing Christmas carols and open a present of pajamas and go to bed.

  29. Christmas eve we host an open house after church for any friends or family to stop by. Everyone brings an appetizer and we have a “signature cocktail” for the evening. It is sooo fun!

  30. My favorite part about the holiday season is making gifts for all our friends and family. The kids and I will bake cookies and yummy goodies then box them up and give them out. It is a fun tradition we have.

  31. Christmas is my birthday, so we usually celebrate my birthday on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day!

  32. I always love Christmas Eve at grandmas. She makes the most fantastic treats and all the grandkids get to wet their Christmas present whistle with a present too! ^_^

  33. Where I am from we celebrate Christmas on Christmas eve, so dinner, family, presents and a lot of Christmas cookies with the coffe.

  34. My hubby’s family always celebrated their Christmas on the Eve so that they could drive hours south to spend Christmas day with relatives. So now our Christmas with their side of the family is always on Christmas Eve, then in the morning we do it again with our kids, and then later that afternoon we do it a third time with my family. It’s a very busy two days, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. :-)

  35. We usually go to family parties, but this year we’ll be traveling!

  36. My second child was born two years ago this Christmas Eve, so we try to celebrate her birthday without getting too wrapped up about Christmas. However, growing up we always put out luminaries, walked the neighborhood, ordered in pizza, and got to open one gift.

  37. We usually celebrate Christmas Eve at my MIL house for dinner and it’s quite possible some presents may be opened as well ;)

  38. On Christmas Eve we have a birthday party for Jesus!

  39. On Christmas Eve we have a birthday party for Jesus!

  40. My favorite part of the holiday season is sitting in the living room and relaxing while the lights are off and the tree is lit up!

  41. We go to the children’s Christmas Eve mass. Then come home and unwrap one gift. We then get everything ready for Santa to come and change into our Christmas pajamas. We eat a nice big meal, too!

  42. We spend Christmas Eve by going to see lights around town. Then we head back home and drink hot chocolate while everyone opens one gift.

  43. My favorite part of the holidays is decorating. My grandma loved Christmas to the point that she would enter her town’s decoration contest. She instilled the love of decorating in us.

  44. Christmas Eve is with my in-laws :-) We celebrate with a nice dinner and allow each of the children to open a gift which is always new pajamas as a family tradition. It is so much fun. My husband and I always read The Night Before Christmas with our daughter and set out cookies and milk for Santa.

  45. My favorite part of the season is all the lights and decorations!

  46. My favorite thing about the holidays is being able to cook, watch movies, and spend time with friends and family.

  47. I love spending Christmas Eve with my kids, putting out cookies then reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” followed by our “Christmas Story” book about the birth of Jesus!

  48. I LOVE all of your stuff!! You are just so amazing and inspirational to me:)!!

  49. Favorite part of the holiday season is doing our annual cookie exchange and just making homemade sweet treats as gifts. And getting to spend time with family and friends!

  50. we usually spend christmas eve with my in laws which consist of a family potluck dinner, all the kids would open their gifts from the grandparents and the adults would chat. i love chirstmas time because it is during this times my boys and i would do lots of crafts and baking, and decorate a gingerbread house! :)

  51. We spend the evening with family, and as kids we always got to open one present!

  52. It is usually just my children and myself. Sometimes they bring a stray friend or two who do not have family close by. I like cooking the foods the kids like most for Christmas, to keep the good memories going and to bring a bit of happiness all around.

  53. Having breakfast at my inlaws. Been a tradition for years. Love it. The elf brings PJs to the kids and Grandpa reads a Christmas story.

  54. Once all of our children got to be adults, we began a tradition of all getting in the kitchen together on Christmas Eve morning and preparing our formal Christmas Eve dinner together. Then we get ready for and go to a Christmas Eve service at our church, and come home to our fabulous meal. A sweet family time.

  55. My favorite thing about the Holiday is to design a new and creative Christmas Card each year.

  56. Our Christmas Eve tradition includes hot cocoa, reading The Night Before Christmas and everyone opening new Christmas jammies! One memorable year we took the kiddos for a ride on the Polar Express on Christmas Eve. The looks on their faces were absolutely PRICELESS when Santa came and gave them a bell that only they could hear. :) Of course it took FOREVER to settle them in to bed so Santa could come to our….. yes a year to remember for so many reasons! ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. On Christmas Eve we put out a bunch of snacks, non alcoholic drinks, cookies, chips, brownies, and have an open door policy for anyone who wants to stop by and hang out for an hour or two. People come and go all evening and we have a great time.

  58. My family spends christmas eve making fresh goodies for Santa while we track him across the globe and watch holiday movies.
    We also get to open one present on christmas eve :D

  59. Christmas Eve is also my dad’s birthday, so we usually have a mega feast and double the presents!

  60. Christmas eve is spent with my family and Christmas day with my hubby’s

  61. My favorite part of the holidays is the yummy food! Can’t wait!

  62. Christmas Eve this year will mean a little get together with co-workers, last-minute wrapping (with my 19-month-old “helping”), and baking! Family time, too, of course!

  63. On Christmas Eve when my kids were little I had an evil plan. They wanted to open something and I gave them something I wanted for them to open. I would buy them a brand new pair of PJs prewashed and ready to wear and a really cool book they’d been wanting. They would put on their photo ready PJs and read themselves to sleep. Next morning they looked great in the photos in their darling pajamas.

  64. My favorite part of the holiday season is having time off from work to spend with my family!

  65. We always spend Christmas Eve as a family…a whole, large family! Church and then dinner…all of us together. It is one of my most favorite nights of the year!

  66. We spend Christmas Eve just hanging out, watching Christmas movies and baking cookies. We open one present which is ALWAYS pajamas. Kids hate not being able to open the present they want, mom loves it! ;)

  67. we spend it together with family playing board games, singing songs and watching movies to stay up till midnight to open one present :) so much fun

  68. Christmas eve we celebrate by having family over. Everyone brings food, Santa visits with presents for the kids (and a small present for the adults as well) and we just enjoy each others company. It’s also now a time for us to remember my brother who took his own life 2.5 years ago. He played santa every year since I was 5 years old.

    My favourite part of the holidays is seeing the joy my children experience. Reliving the magic I remember from my own childhood.

  69. My favorite part of Christmas IS Christmas Eve. I love having the kids be part of making sure everything is decorated and ready for Santa. We open one special present that night (their special Christmas jammies). Then we put out some cookies (usually homemade with the kids) and some milk and the kids head to bed. After they’re asleep, my husband and I get all the Santa gifts out and put them under the Santa tree (we have two trees every year, a real one for family gifts and a fake one for Santa). I just LOVE getting everything ready for my kids to have the best Christmas ever every year!!! :)

  70. My favorite part of the holiday season is the baking :) My daughter is at the age where she loves to help. My oldest son and youngest son enjoy eating what we make. My daughter loves when I make cakepops and even helps me roll them. My kids are excited to help me decorate adn can’t wait for the tree to go up in 3 weeks.

  71. My favorite part of the holiday season is the smell of Christmas! & This year we’re going to cut our own tree :)

  72. We spend Christmas Eve walking the Luminaries in our neighborhood. Our neighbors give out hot apple cider to people walking the neighborhood. It is such a wonderful peaceful tradition :)

  73. We usually spend Christmas Eve with my husband’s family – eating lots of yummy food.

  74. My favorite part of the holiday season is definitely baking and making treats. Watching Christmas movies is a very close second!

  75. The best part of the holiday season is spending time with family and friends. The snow falling, the smell of gingerbread, Christmas carols playing and a Baileys Hot Chocolate makes the perfect evening for me :)

  76. Christmas eve is spent with my parents, eating shrimp =) And opening gifts. Our little ones always get jammies, and where them home afterwards =)

  77. We always have Christmas Eve at our house. My mom comes over, we enjoy a good meal (my daughter is in charge of dreaming up the menu…it ranges from Mexican food, to ribs, to soup and sandwiches to tenderloin…to whatever else she is hungry for). Then we open our gifts for each other. Then Christmas day is spent with my dad and on occasion my in-laws….depends on my husband’s work schedule.

  78. I love watching Christmas through the eyes of my children. Their excitement over the holiday decorations, tree lights and ornaments, Christmas cookies and our annual reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” are priceless memories.

  79. The best part of the season, is decorating the house and of course seeing the face of my daughter opening her presents in the morning :)

  80. Christmas Eve is spent reading the story of Christ’s birth, decorating cookies, listening to carols, and spending time with family. It’s my favorite holiday by far!

  81. We have adopted some new Swedish traditions in recent years as my brother is engaged to a Swedish girl. They prepare a traditional Swedish Christmas Eve feast of lax, pickled herring, meatballs and schnapps! We sit back and try to imagine the cold and snow as we enjoy the warm (Australian) summer evening.

  82. Christmas Eve was always spent at my grandma’s house for the first wave of presents. As kids we were always very restless during 5pm Christmas Eve Mass, knowing we were going to grandma’s next.

  83. I spend every Christmas Eve playing the piano for the 10 p.m. church service. This year I am still undecided as to whether I will do this, however, because my dad recently passed away. Not wanting to leave mom home alone, I may change my plans. Whatever happens, we will have a FABULOUS night to celebrate the reason for the season.

  84. On Christmas Eve we go to a church service, then come home and everyone gets to open one gift! Then usually I go somewhere secret to finish that last present or wrap the last presents for morning! I might start a tradition this year with our daughter of leaving cookies (maybe cake pops!) for Santa =)

  85. mine would be just before we all go to bed we set out the cookies and milk for Santa and for the Reindeer they get carrots and a bowl of water, we have been doing that since i was a little wee one.
    I hope we win Santa will get a nice cake pop for his snack!

  86. We have been living away from family for a few years so our Christmas Eve has been just the two of us watching movies and enjoying time off work. This is our first year back home for the holidays so it will be nice to see everyone again!

  87. I spend christmas ever with my hubby’s family. They are loud and fun and its a party, its the total opposite way that we spent christmas day with my family. I love that we get the best of both worlds!

  88. On Christmas Eve, my girls and I bake shortbread cookies for Santa Claus so we can leave him a plate of fresh warm cookies. (That just happens to be daddy’s favorite cookie too!)

    I love all the traditions we have during this season!!!

  89. We usually spend it wrapping all the presents, and a bit of prepping for Christmas dinner. If time allows we will also through in a good old Christmas movie. Thanks, very excited for the release of your new book. you do inspire so many of us. Kim

  90. I spend Christmas Eve with just my husband – it’s our quiet time before the family explosion that starts the next day and lasts for several days afterward.

    My favorite moment of the season is just after the tree is up and decorated. (a) because it’s DONE, and (b) because I love to turn off all the lights in the living room and enjoy just the twinkling tree.

  91. The holidays are all about great company, good food and lots of fun, hanging with the family. Teaching the kids to give to those who are less fortunate and letting them make their own choices on how to give.

  92. I make tourtière for dinner, and we watch A Muppet Family Christmas. “Careful of the icy patch!”

  93. Well, in the past I’ve always spent Christmas Eve with family. We’d go to my family for dinner, go see some Christmas lights, and then head over to my husband’s family. This year we live in another state though, and are due to have a baby right before Christmas, so we’ll likely spend the night in, just the three of us. Fingers crossed that the little one arrives before Christmas!

  94. We go to church on Christmas eve and bake cookies for Santa. It’s pretty low-key with just our immediate family. My favorite part of the holiday season is seeing my kids get so excited for all of the holiday events. I host a cookie decorating party for the kids in my Mom’s group and we usually drive around to see all of the Christmas lights and decorations.

  95. Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the holiday. It’s our big day to spend with family, and full of stories and food and love.

  96. My favorite part of Christmas Eve is when my boyfriend and I come home after our family celebrations and spend a few precious moments relaxing and admiring how festive our home looks- full of presents, cheer, and especially treats!

  97. we spend xmas eve having a few drinks and nibbles with our neighbourhood while the kidlets wear themselves out running around together.once we are inside the kids put out santas cookies and milk ( or pretzels and beer as its hot in australia) then its story and bed time for them and santa time for hubby and myself we put all the gifts under the tree make sure the reindeer have eaten there carrots and santa has his snacks then off to bed because its sure to be an early morning <3

  98. I spend Christmas Eve with my family, we always read the nativity story together and wear new Christmas pajamas to bed. Thank you for all you do!

  99. Christmas Eve is spent making tamales and waiting till midnight to open presents!

  100. My favorite part is the food and decorations :)

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