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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Everything Christmas (giveaway)

Why oh why am I bringing up Christmas so soon? I know this seems ghastly to some of you but here's the deal: I have a few Christmas titles to review and host giveaways for and I figured it would be in your best interest to mention them now so that if you win, you'll be in the best position to receive your winnings BEFORE Christmas actually arrives! (See, it's all about you, really!) Bear with me.

I was sent a copy (and I did not resist!) of Everything Christmas by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group. This book is advertised as having "Everything you need to make your Christmas season merry and bright!"

Now, that's a tall order but any tool that brightens the (already electrified) mood is a welcomed tool by me so I was eager to dive in and find out what this book had to offer.

I have to say that this book really is tremendously fun. I read it on one of my "bedridden pregnancy days" and it made my spirit feel a little merrier, yes. (ha! ha!) The book is divided up by days and it offers a little bit of reading from December 1 - December 24th. Each day contains a smattering of information/devotionals/songs/recipes for you to browse through, read and enjoy all month long. It's kind of a great way to stay focused on the holiday itself during all of the hustle and bustle, if you happen to have a problem with keeping your focus. (I do not. To me this book just ADDS.)

For example, if you open the book to the first section, December 1st, you find the following information:

  • A poem
  • A brief history of Christmas
  • A short story
  • A craft idea
  • A recipe
  • Lyrics to a wonderful Christmas hymn (with accompanying historical note)
  • A scripture reading
Each day provides variations on that theme, giving you plenty to dive into, sort out and play around with during the holiday season. There is even information about how Christmas is celebrated around the world, complete with traditional ethnic menus provided.

It's just fun, that's what. Pure, undiluted fun that keeps you geared, focused and centered during this busy and blessed season of the year.

Now for the good stuff, right? Waterbrook has generously offered a giveaway copy to one of our readers here at Reading to Know. If you would like to win a copy of Everything Christmas please simply leave a comment below. This contest will be open through Thursday, November 11th and is open to U.S. Residents only.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS #1 - KATY.

Without further ado - enjoy!

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Carrie! This looks like such a delightful book!

katy (dot) l (dot) bloom AT gmail (dot) com

seemommysew said...

Sounds like fun! I'm hoping to do more Christmas reading with my boys this year, so this would fit right in. :)
seemommysew @gmailDOTcom

Annette W. said...

Neat! A Christmas devotional! This sounds like a good way to stay focused on Jesus' birth and not the hustle and bustle!

Jennifer said...

It is not too early for Christmas! Today I started to listen to Christmas music...

transformedgeneration[at]hotmail[dot]com

mary bailey said...

Ooh, sign me up! I'm ready for the Christmas spirit. Thanks, Carrie!

Dani said...

Sounds like a great book ... I don't think it's too early to be able to get Christmas things but I do think it's too early for the malls and such to be decorated for Christmas. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

danigirl05 at mac (dot) com

Melinda said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

Barbara H. said...

Sounds like a really neat book!

Alison said...

Yay! I'd love to hear your recommendations for toddler christmas books.

jama said...

Christmas already? Ho ho ho!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book! Sounds wonderful!

schroederkatie[at]comcast[dot]net

Thank you!

AlleluiaLu said...

Wow, Carrie! This sounds great! I love Christmas and I'm always up for another idea to add to our celebration!

My e-mail address is: sharen@neo.rr.com.

Happy Holidays!

sheisreading said...

Sounds good!
sheisreading at hotmail dot com

Natalie Swanda said...

Looks like a great book to pull off the shelf year after year.

njswanda@cox.net

Sara said...

What a great book!
sarascott4@gmail.com

Beth said...

Trying again! This sounds like a wonderful book.

blstarr630@yahooo.com

Amy said...

I used to have a wonderful Christmas compilation book. I would love another one. The book in your giveaway looks like it has some wonderful Christmas themed writings.
Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

~ Amy
Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

I'm such a christmas lover I will have to pick up this book if I don't win it! littlesproutbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

jen said...

This looks great...I actually have Christmas music playing. :-)

It does not seem to early for us!

jen said...

Forgot to leave an email:

artandjen at juno dot com

Thanks!!!

Amy said...

Sounds Charming!
Thanks Carrie!

kempfyre21@yahoo.com

S. Mehrens said...

Ok, I WANT this book. Please add me to your list on the give-away.

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debbie said...

I really enjoy learning about the history of christmas and I would love to read this book.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Great giveaway. Sounds like a great book for Christmas! Thank you!

apple blossom said...

Oh, this sounds like a lovely book. thanks for the giveaway.

Love to win
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Tina said...

Nice. I'm always looking for things to do with my six babies. Nice blog by the way.

Tina said...

What a nice idea. I'd love to have a book like this.
mamalama2004@yahoodotcom

justpeachy36 said...

I'd love to win a book like this...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

karenk said...

would enjoy reading this christmas book...thanks for the chance :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

This book sounds wonderful, bursting with things connected to Christmas. Please enter me for this contest.

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous said...

you can never have too many christmas books!
dianam167@sbcglobal.net

*carrie* said...

Ooh, I love Christmas books! Looks like a fun title.

Grammy said...

This book sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win!

Alicia said...

Sounds wonderful!

mamabear28cubs {at} gmail {dot} com

Just Mom said...

It's never to early to start talking about Christmas! Please enter me.

theroundfile at live dot com

Trinity Rose said...

I love Christmas books.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Many blessings to you.
wandaelaine at gmail dot com

rbclibrary said...

Found you over at Semicolon Saturday Review of Books -- great review. I am going to order it today.

Cindy W. said...

I love Christmas and this book sounds wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Smiles, =D
Cindy W

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

Krista said...

I've been trying to think of a way to do an Advent reading this year and this sounds like it might give some great ideas!

Lyn said...

This book sounds wonderful. I'm ready for some merry and bright!
Thanks Carrie!

l.spaulding@snet.net

Elisabeth said...

I'd love a copy of this book! I love Christmas, but have a hard time focusing during all the hustle and bustle.

Stumbeline said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway, Carrie. I'd like to be entered, please.

iamstumbeline(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ruby's Mom said...

Looks like a great book.
cherylsfam-blogg@yahoo.com

Mozi Esme said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/11/everything-christmas_10.html

Pat said...

This sounds like it would be a wonderful gift for my daughter.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Nancye said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

barbjan10 said...

Hope it's not too late. Everything is coming up Christmas already. Putting me in a festive mood. This book appears to be very classic and I like it. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win it. I hope I do!

Blessings,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Benita said...

Sounds like a lovely book. Please count me in.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Emma said...

Everything Christmas sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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