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…

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3,592 comments on “Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell …”

  1. Those cookies look absolutely adorable and so festive! I can just imagine the delightful sound they make when you shake them – it must be like Christmas in a cookie jar!

  2. I’d love a copy of any of your books, I’m just starting out to make cake pops

  3. Thank you for sharing your cake pop ideas with us. I started making cake pops to help with living expenses and I really enjoy doing it.  A friend bought your Bakerella book for me and I’ve learned so much.

  4. I’d love a copy of any of your books, I’m just starting out to make cake pops (made my first batch last night)
    Can I get your books in Scotland?

  5. I Just found out i am 7 weeks pregnant this month so i browse pintrest for cute baby ideas. I saw on my sister in-laws pintrest some very cute ideas you have and i have to say they are adorable! Being that it is the holidays i am going to try and do something cute like you do to contribute to a family party. Thank you for you’re ideas and inspiration!

  6. oh my gosh this is so cute

  7. omg I need that cake pop making set! I know it’s for children but there’s a child in all of us! :)

  8. Thanks for the great birthday gift idea! I just ordered a CakePops kit for my granddaughter! Can’t wait to find out how she likes it.

  9. I’d love to win the sweet books.Recipe books are a definite weakness of mine.I’m a collector & I also like to play in the kitchen!

  10. Hi, there. I am a follower from Sweden, and unfortunately non of your books, toys or anything is available here :( do you have any tip on how to get hold of it? (amazon does not deliver to the part of Sweden i’m in)
    is there any web page where i can download it to my computer (the book, not the toys xD )

  11. I am a long time reader of your blog. I really enjoy coming here every week to see what neat things you have baked. However, lately your blog has degenerated into shameless self promotion. If I cared about your book I would buy it or get it from the library. Don’t use what was once an interesting and innovative blog to plug your crap. Or at the very least add it as an addition to a new and interesting treat. Also don’t post links to other websites that pay you to make pops. If you don’t have time to write interesting and original posts maybe you should stop blogging.

  12. Wow, You are amazing and the cake pops also :)

  13. You should take part in a contest for one of the greatest blogs on the internet. I most certainly will recommend this site!

  14. Christmas Eve was always spent with my mother’s side of the family. We would all get together and bring treats and apps. One year my mom made a whole gingerbread scene complete with tree, house, Santana’s sleigh and reindeer. I loved when we started the tradition of getting to unwrap one gift when we got home which was pretty late, generally after midnight. Never stopped us kids from waking up at 5am the next day but we always had to wait until the clock struck 7am to wake the folks and start unwrapping Santa’s gifts! :)

  15. we have a finger food party. For the desert of coarse we have cake pops and we also have mince pies. It’s so exiting!

  16. These cake pops look very delicious. Thanks for the creative holiday idea.

  17. I’m still very sad that none of your books are available in german yet… though I don’t have a problem with english cook/baking books…
    but congratulations on your new book! It looks really awesome. Too bad I passed the chance to win one :)
    Well never had luck with such things anyway, lol XD

  18. Although the past couple of years have been tough, we try to keep the holiday tradition of going to the levee and watch the bonfire here in Louisiana. We lost everything in hurricane Katrina and move to the outskirts of the city only to be hit again this year by hurricane Issac. One thing that we still hold onto is time with family. I am looking forward to this holiday season.

  19. My kids brought home the flyer for their Scholastic Book Fair this week. Inside was “Cake Pops Holidays!” The cover was different though with penguins, wreaths, gingerbread houses, and elves. Super cute!

  20. Hi these look like your cakepops to me! Just thought I’d let you know they haven’t given you credit for them…but I think I will comment right away!

  21. My favorite part being with my family and friends. oh! and i love baking cookies!!

  22. On Christmas Eve I’m usually still crocheting a gift I forgot for someone. Then me, my husband, and kids get into our pjs and watch A Christmas Story. And of course, when the kids go to sleep…we spring into action!

  23. Each year, I spend Christmas Eve attending my best friend’s Christmas Pagaent at her church. Afterwards my mom and I always get Greek food from a local business in town and my family and I dine while listening to Christmas carols. We then exchange gifts from one another that aren’t classified as from Santa. We cap the night off by watching our favorite holiday movie “Annabelle’s Wish,” all together!

  24. We spend Christmas Eve with my husband’s family. We go to church, go to his Aunt’s house to eat and then open presents. Then we make the 3 hour drive to spend Christmas day with my family. Can’t wait!

  25. Saw your book in the bookstore the other day and I was like “hey I know who wrote this book.” Really cool. :)

  26. My favorite part is seeing Disneyland in full holiday mode! It’s absolutely gorgeous and this year I get to go with my Best Friend. I love holidays! I’m so excited I can hardly wait, plus having a break from classes is also a bonus.

  27. we always spend it at my sisters with all my nieces and nephew :)

  28. We only have one child and we brought him up to be strong and independent.
    He is now married and has two children of his own.
    He is making his own traditions and adding to the old ones.
    Now that it is just me and the hubby dude, we still do the Christmas Eve thing.
    Hot cocoa, fire in the fire place, tree on and nothing else.
    Well, clothes, nothing can be that dark to hide that.
    No lights on I mean
    And I will take mine “signed” ‘)

  29. My favourite part about christmas is meeting up with my extended family and having a gigantic christmas feast together! And of course… the presents ;)

  30. Kids spend a lazy morning watching a Christmas Film and I pop to the supermarket early (which is usually quiet) I take part in a traditional Nativity Service at Church where we build up a crib scene out of large figures which the children bring up. We either spend the evening with friends or go to the cinema before stockings, cookies and carrots left out and kids bedtime in new PJs! Then Hubby and I wrap last minute pressies whilst enjoying a glass of wine or Baileys. Then to bed and I try to sleep but I’m often too excited!!!

  31. We have always spent Christmas Eve with my grandmother and her huge clan. More than 100 people if they all show. This year she is extremely sick and may not be long for this world. I hope we continue her tradition after she’s gone but I fear it will fade away. So sad. Hoping she is able to go this year yet:)

  32. My favorite part of Christmas time is seeing the houses all lit up with lights! Warms my heart <3

  33. My favorite part is the feeling in the air…everywhere I go I feel excitement, joy, hope and love.

  34. We have an easy dinner, watch for Santa on Norad’s site, get the kids to bed, load gifts under the tree and into stockings, then sit with tea and baking and watch something fun on TV.

  35. Dec 24th is spent having a huge family dinner around the table, games & then opening presents :) It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

  36. I always spend christmas eve with my husbands side of the family. We have dinner and all the kids open presents at minight!

  37. I always spend christmas eve with my husbands side of the family. We have dinner and all the kids open presents at minight!

  38. On Christmas Eve, we open up a present from Mrs. Claus…pajamas to help us sleep!

  39. i spend x-mas with the family at my sisters house. we have tamales and menudo. the best part is that were are all together opening gifts and spending it as one big happy family.

  40. Our Christmas Eve tradition is to go ice skating with our entire family.

  41. My favorite part of the holiday season is baking with my kids! That and just spending family time together…taking a break from all the everyday craziness and appreciating each other!

  42. My favorite part has to be getting three generations in the kitchen to cook and bake (and drink!). It’s always my favorite thing to be in the kitchen with mom, grandma, aunts and cousins, and it hardly ever happens, but during the holiday season we come together! It’s the best

  43. Christmas Eve we have a big family party that includes everything from gift exchanges, to a nativity, to the elves flying by. It’s magical!

  44. The past 3 years we’ve spent Christmas eve wrapping presents while kids are sleeping. (I love doing this, I don’t want to get caught) My favorite part is when they wake up and run to the Christmas tree to open their gifts.

  45. We spend Christmas Eve with mom!

  46. I love the smell of baking that i smell everywhere during the holidays. Everywhere i go I can smell ginger, nutmed, cinnamon- all my favorite spices :)

  47. Hello from Paris – France
    I usually spend Chritsmas Eve with my family, in my sister’s house, I have four nieces & nephews, I can’t imagine Christmas without kids but unfortunately I can’t have kid myself…
    My favourite moment is the “plateau de fromages” ;) Many different cheeses in a big plate, to taste with a glass of red Bordeaux of course!
    Thanks for this giveaway.
    Edith, who have also an address in San Francisco.

  48. My favorite part of the Christmas Eve: the Tree, dessert and the SNOW!!!!! :)

  49. My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with my family and eating delicious food!

  50. My favorite part of the season is decorating our home. This year we will be introducing my four year old son to Elf on the Shelf. I’m looking forward to that.

  51. I usually spend my Christmas eve with my family. My sister and I make cookies during the day and listen to Christmas music and then once night rolls around, the whole family gathers round the kitchen table and plays board games and card games till the wee hours of the morning. I love it so much!

  52. I’ve always loved the weeks leading up to Christmas. Everything is decorated. Hot cocoa. Caroling. Ice skating. It all loses its charm after.

  53. My favourite part of the holiday season is our family movie tradition. When everyone is sure not to be working we all get together, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins and head to a holiday movie. We fill several rows of the movie theatre and have a blast visiting before and after the show.

  54. Christmas Eve is always spent with my dad’s family. My favorite thing about Christmas is first thing in the morning, watching the excitement in my childrens’ eyes.

  55. Every Christmas Eve we attend the candlelight service at church and sing Christmas carols. It’s so beautiful and peaceful, :-)

  56. I love spending time with the family!

  57. We always open presents on Christmas Eve.

  58. The favourite part is eating the dishes I’ve waited for the whole year.

  59. this will be my first christmas eve (and christmas) spent away from my friends and family. instead, i will be starting bootcamp at the naval base in great lakes, IL..! although i love my family, i’m completely stoked to be doing something different, not to mention kicking off a new career path :D

  60. Visiting my Great Grandma this will be her 102nd Christmas!

  61. My favourite part of Christmas is cranking up the Christmas tunes and baking with my mom! I go over to her house every year and we make a ton of goodies so that we can take yummy treat trays wherever we go for the holidays!

    Can’t wait to get the new book! It looks amazing!! :)

  62. I usually spend Christmas Eve fervently finishing assembling and decorating a gingerbread house for my nephews. In recent years I’ve veered off the traditional gingerbread to make an Xmas Robot Factory or last year’s English Castle (complete with battling Teddy Grahams).
    My favorite part of the Holiday is, of course, watching my nephews and niece open presents. That and slipping away with my sister for a late night frozen yogurt after we tuck her kids in to sleep :)

  63. My favorite part of the holidays is spending time with my family, and shopping the day after christmas, it’s like christmas part 2!

  64. We usually go to Christmas Eve service and then come home for snacks and funny movies! :)

  65. We usually spend Christmas Eve snuggled on the couch with our little dog watching a movie.

    Favorite part of the holiday season is spending time with family and seeing their reactions to the gifts we slected for them.

  66. My favorite part of Christmas is coming home and spending time with my husband watching Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas or some other Christmas movie and wrapping Christmas presents. This is our last year in our tiny house that we moved into right after we got married. It’s bittersweet, we are excited to be moving into our new home early next year, but kind of sad to leave the little house we have loved fortha last twelve.

  67. I love to watch the fireworks with a glass of champagne and the man I love.

  68. My favorite part is making tamales with my family. It’s my son’s first Christmas so this one is going to be extra special. :)

  69. I fly home to my family in Sweden. We bake and prepare all the food together the whole day. Everything is about being together with your love once. We dance around the three and hug alot. dad gets dressed out to santa and my sisters kids are asking dor him. I love christmas in Sweden. <3

  70. The last couple/few years we have hosted Xmas Eve for both my husband’s and my side of the families with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and the like. Although it’s work, it’s nice to see both families…have them enjoy seeing each other…and not to have to travel anywhere to do it!

  71. My favorite part of the holiday season….there’s so many! Between the family gathering at Thanksgiving and Christmas, decorating my house, taking my boys around the neighborhood to see all the decorations and my favorite part is watching my boys open their gifts on Christmas morning. This is my favorite time of year, and I am sooooo looking forward to making my holiday cake pops!!!

  72. After clamming at the coast we make clam chowder!
    I was born to bake and cook!

  73. my favorite part is christmas dinner at my mother’s. she’s always been the one to bring us all together and it’s always such a beautiful time….

  74. On Christmas eve we have dinner at my parents’ house. Everyone gets to open one present and then the kids set out cookies and milk for Santa.

  75. oh goody!!want to play with some..still young and very young at heart to make those :))

  76. I just love spending Christmas Eve with my family, wrapped in a warm blanket by the fire, while enjoying some hot chocolate.

  77. We spend Christmas Eve reading books, drinking hot chocolate, and wearing new PJ’s.

  78. Am I a little bit terrible to say my favourite part of Christmas is Boxing Day? All the big family get togethers are done, there is a fridge full of left overs so I don’t have to cook, the kids have new toys to play with and I can chill out and watch the Boxing Day Cricket (a real tradition in our house!) and not have to move all day!!! I love catching up with family but every mum knows the weeks leading up to Christmas are exhausting!

  79. I love everything! The lights, the songs,the family time, the food, spoiling people with gifts, church on Christmas morning…but this year, I’m most excited to be with my own little family, as we had a baby last April!

  80. Halloween. It conjures up wonderful memories of my childhood.

  81. I love cake pops bakerella or not, but in Turkey, unfortunately: (

  82. My favorite part of the season in celebrating Advent the entire month of December. What great family time!

  83. What’s your favorite part of the holiday season?

    All the decorations and all the baked goods! From pumpkin flavored goods to eggnog! the holidays are the best season for yummy flavors! <3

  84. On Christmas eve, I spend my day wrapping last minute presents and the night at my friend’s place for dinner then to my relative’s house for the countdown. It’s always a blast!

  85. So sad I barely missed the deadline! But I’ll share my Xmas Eve anyway: Every year my entire dad’s side of the family gets together and has a big mexican Christmas (eve) at my Aunt’s house. Everyone dresses up nice and chows down on some tamales, enchiladas, and spanish rice! Since I can remember, it’s been tradition for each child to open x1 gift (usually from great-grandma). It’s the only time of year that every single one of the cousins can get together. I missed the event two years ago due to a deployment to Afghanistan, so the last one and all others to follow will be especially significant for us all!

  86. my favourite part of the holiday season is TURKEY lol and having all the family come together since were all so busy its nice to see us together having fun :]

  87. my favourite part of the holiday season is TURKEY lol and having all the family come together since were all so busy its nice to see us together having fun :]

  88. We always spend Christmas Eve at my grand-father’s, I love it and now we can go there as a family with my two daughters, they love it too.

    Those cake pops look adorable. How could anyone dare to eat them?

  89. Christmas Eve is spent with my family, usually eating a fusion style dinner of traditional Korean and American food, and then watching a movie at home together. Afterwards we usually end up opening presents because we don’t want to wait. :)

  90. Wow how many comments on this post over 3500 ! Your book looks lovely and I just love everything about Christmas, the family time, the excitement, the joy on Christmas morning, the decorating, the food and of course choosing presents for my family and friends.

  91. My favorite part of the holidays is looking at lights.

  92. 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 :)

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

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

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

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

  98. 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!

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

  100. 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!

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

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

  103. 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!

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

  105. 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)

  106. 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!!

  107. 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!

  108. 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!

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

  110. 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.

  111. 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.

  112. 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.

  113. We do noche buena at myin laws house.

  114. 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!

  115. 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!

  116. 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! :)


  117. 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!

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

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

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

  121. 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!

  122. 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.

  123. 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.

  124. 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.

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

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

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

  128. 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.

  129. 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!

  130. 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!

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

  132. 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.

  133. 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.

  134. 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 :)

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

  136. 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!

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

  138. 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!

  139. 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 ;)

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

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

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

  143. 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!

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

  145. My favorite part is cooking and giving presents to others.

  146. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  153. My favorite part is making red velvet bars for Santa!

  154. 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! :)

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

  156. 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.

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

  158. 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

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

  160. 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!

  161. 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!

  162. 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!

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

  164. 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!

  165. 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.

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

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

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

  169. 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!!

  170. 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!!!!!!

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

  172. 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.

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

  174. 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.

  175. 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!

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

  177. 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.

  178. 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!

  179. 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!

  180. 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.

  181. 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.

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

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

  184. 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. :)

  185. We spend Christmas Eve playing Scrabble and watching holiday movies

  186. 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 :)

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

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

  189. 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!

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

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

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