Merry Christmas Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the Merry Christmas Giveaway Hop co-hosted by Planet Weidnknecht and LeahSay’s Views.

Merry Christmas Giveaway Hop

The giveaway hop features a variety of giveaway prizes with a minimum value of $25. The Merry Christmas Giveaway Hop is from December 1-14. My So Called Balanced Life is offering $25 Amazon e-gift card giveaway.  Entries US only must be 18 and over to enter.

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  1. James Robert says:

    My kids all look forward to Christmas Eve and leaving cookies and milk for Santa and throwing out nuts for his reindeer.

  2. One of my favorite Christmas rituals is opening gifts on Christmas Eve.

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    Putting up the tree together and then going christmas shopping

  4. One of my favorite holiday traditions is baking and decorating gingerbread men and women cookies with my grandsons!

  5. Jessica Beard says:

    I love baking cookies with my kids.

  6. Julie Wood says:

    One of my favorite traditions is to get the kids and husband all ready and get in the car and go out and pick our tree and decorate it together!

  7. I most certainly love decorating – and eating the great Christmas goodies!! 🙂

  8. Melissa Storms says:

    We string cranberries and popcorn for our tree each year and it is great family time.

  9. Jennifer W says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is making cookies while watching Christmas movies.

  10. shelly peterson says:

    One of my favorite is baking sugar cookies and frosting them with the kids.

  11. Making Christmas goodies with the kids on Christmas eve! Before watching How the Grinch stole Christmas with Jim Carrey !

  12. Dawn Monzu says:

    One of my favorite traditions is that we have always let our kids open one present on Christmas Eve. They love it! However…we get to pick which one they get to open! haha God bless and Happy Holidays to everyone!

  13. Jennifer Rote says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is taking my son to the festival of lights and winter carnival.

  14. decorating the christmas tree together!

  15. Charity Cram says:

    I love that we get together Christmas Day with extended family and have a delicious potluck! Thank you for the chance to win!

  16. I love hanging out on Christmas Eve watching movies

  17. Ronalee Duncan says:

    One of my favorite traditions is putting the wreath out on the door.

  18. My favorite tradition is to bake Christmas cookies with my kids

  19. My favorite tradition is going to midnight mass on Christmas eve. We go as a whole family and it is the beginning of the Christmas festivities.

  20. I like to go to the candlelight service at church on Christmas Eve.

  21. Brooke Allen says:

    We like to open presents on Christmas morning. We all open one present the night before, unless we get to visit my family in another state.

  22. maria cantu says:

    Decorating the christmas tree.

  23. I love all the lights and decorations! That’s my favorite tradition 🙂

  24. Breanna Pollard says:

    MY FAVORITE TRADITION IS WATCHING HOLIDAY MOVIES.

  25. Barbara Montag says:

    My favorite tradition is seeing a Christmas play or show each holiday season.
    thank you

  26. i love baking cookie!

  27. My favorite holiday tradition is the family all getting together Christmas eve and opening presents.

  28. I absolutely love decorating the tree and putting little gifts under it and in the stockings.

  29. My favorite holiday tradition is putting up the Christmas Tree.

  30. Adrienne Gordon says:

    We go thru a walk in thw woods where they do luminaries and caroling.

  31. Pamela Gurganus says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is opening one gift each on Christmas Eve.

  32. My favorite is watching Elf.

  33. Kelly Nicholson says:

    What is one of your favorite holiday traditions?

    listening to music thanks

  34. heather eg kaufman says:

    I like to open PJs & a family game on Christmas Eve.

  35. Gathering with family and friends on Christmas Day

  36. I love decorating the tree!

  37. Nicole Martin says:

    My favorite tradition is decorating the tree with my kids!

  38. Courtnie Miller says:

    I like going to church on Christmas Eve.

  39. Nannypanpan says:

    Making a gingerbread house with the kids

  40. Having a big BBQ on Christmas Eve.

  41. One of my favorite traditions is baking cookies with my daughter.

  42. Sue Sattler says:

    I take my grandkids out to see all the pretty lights and then we come home, put on a Christmas movie and paint new decorations for grandma’s tree. 😀

  43. My favorite Christmas tradition is having a nice leisurely breakfast on Christmas morning, usually something I make the night before, like a French toast casserole that just needs to be popped in the oven and baked.

  44. One of my favorite traditions is putting up the nativity scene with my family.

  45. Audra O'Hara says:

    Every year my daughter and I go to our local Christmas parade. We went tonight as a matter of fact. It was so cold! We had fun though. I always like the band and she likes anyone tossing candy her way. It’s become a tradition this time of year.

  46. Going to Christmas Eve Mass and then opening presents with my family.

  47. Baking about 10 different types of cookies all decorated differently. Probably about 5 dozen of each kind. Lots and lots of cookies!

  48. Danielle Day says:

    Getting a Christmas tree and decorating it with family.

  49. Steve Weber says:

    My favorite tradition is having a prime rib dinner on Christmas Eve.

  50. Soha Molina says:

    I like family get together on Xmas Eve.

  51. I like baking sugar cookies with my family.

  52. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like to make homemade Christmas ornaments.

  53. Baking & decorating Christmas cookies with my daughter, daughter in law & grandson

  54. Debra Holloway says:

    We love decorating the tree together as a family.

  55. Ann Fantom says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is baking Christmas cookies with my daughter like I did with my mom and grandmother

  56. I like driving through the city looking at the decorations.

  57. rita leonard says:

    we love decorating the tree with the kids

  58. My favorite holiday traditions is playing some pretty Christmas music when decorating our home inside and out for the Christmas holiday.

  59. Elizabeth S says:

    Christmas morning breakfast.

  60. I like baking everyone’s favorite cookies for the holidays.

  61. Peggy Johnson says:

    I love baking and decorating cookie men for my tree

  62. I love cooking with and for my family!

  63. I like decorating the Christmas tree with the help of my kids.

  64. At our house it’s when dad sets his model train layout around the base of the Christmas tree.

  65. amanda whitley says:

    Every year we go to the local Christmas stroll and we also drive around and look at Christmas lights.

  66. Vicki Wurgler says:

    our family chops down the tree and decorates-then hot cocoa and cookies

  67. We pick out a secret santa giftees on Thanksgiving and we donate money we would have spent on gifts to a local charity or family in need.

  68. I love watching A Christmas Story on repeat with my family on Christmas day while we open presents.

  69. All of the children in the family have always made the decorations for the tree other than the tinsel and the lights, it is “home made” or rather “home decorated”

  70. paige chandler says:

    I love trimming the tree with the kiddos

  71. Taking my family on the tour of lights in our town.

  72. I like decorating the house!

  73. Dan Dykstra says:

    Our family loves to jump in the car and go to the Holiday lights in a near by city. It has become a tradition for many years.

  74. Kaitlyn Ortega says:

    I love having warm cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. We have down in annually for at least 30 years.

  75. My favorite holiday tradition is that all of the family gathers at my parent’s house on Christmas Eve. Thanks for the chance.

  76. Tracy Shafer says:

    Baking cookies with my mom and sisters.

  77. Stockings on Christmas Morning is my favorite tradition.

  78. I love decorating my house for Christmas – tree, nativity, wreath, etc.

  79. My favorite holiday tradition is having my moms homemade spahetti for dinner on Chritmas Eve.

  80. My favorite holiday tradition is making Christmas cookies together as a family and decorating them together.

  81. Wendy Caddy says:

    I like baking lots of Christmas cookies.

  82. My favorite tradition is baking for Santa on Christmas Eve. My girls choose something different to bake each year. Thank you!

  83. Christmas family dinner

  84. We open one gift on Christmas Eve.

  85. Going to cut down a christmas tree in the wood together

  86. Baking cookies to give to neighbors to spread holiday cheer

  87. Baking with my family

  88. Shayna Brookman says:

    WE ALWAYS PUT UP THE TREE AND DECORATE THE HOUSE ON BLACK FRIDAY 🙂

  89. MelissaandKeith Miller says:

    Baking cookies with my children on Christmas eve for Santa

  90. we put up a large D56 Christmas village with a snowy glittering mountain backdrop. It’s beautiful all lit up

  91. One of my favorite traditions is decorating the tree with my mom.

  92. Chelsey Bennett says:

    My favorite tradition is just watching the kids open their gifts on Christmas morning. My favorite <3

  93. Kathy Tracey says:

    The whole family gathering down at my Moms house for Christmas Eve. It’s the only time we were all together.

  94. doug gerard says:

    Having friends over for some good Christmas cheer!

  95. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    Baking Christmas cookies with the family has always been one of my favorite Christmas traditions.

  96. Mary Cloud says:

    We don’t really have any holiday traditions except meeting up with family at my Grandma’s Christmas Eve

  97. My favorite is getting together with the family and decorating the christmas tree.

  98. aaron reck says:

    Mistletoe of course. Can’t wait for holiday kisses from my partner. I would use this for him.

  99. KimberlyDawn says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies with my son & his friends then they wrap them up & deliver them to all our neighbors. Now that my oldest son has a little brother (he has begged for years) we are now including the little cookie monster on the cookie making & sharing tradition with us this year. (Personally, the boys taste test half the cookies but they have fun doing it). After all the baking is done & cookies handed out it will be time to start decorating the house.

  100. Tara Liebing says:

    I love making cut out sugar cookies and decorating them with my son, sisters and nieces and nephews every Christmas.

  101. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    We like baking cookies together while watching Christmas movies and drinking wine!

  102. Julia Barnes says:

    I love going to church on Christmas Eve with my family.

  103. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    We try to see a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” during the holiday season. We have moved around over the years and have enjoyed local performances in a number of cities.

  104. Linda Walker says:

    We all decorate the tree.

  105. Mary Gardner says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is baking Christmas cookies with the kids!

  106. tara darity says:

    Decorating the tree with family while listening to Christmas music!!

  107. Dwayne Berry says:

    Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. Halloween is fun too.

  108. Susan Smith says:

    I love baking cookies with my kids.

  109. I love coming up with crazy ideas for our Elf on a Shelf!

  110. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like decorating the tree.

  111. Alyssa Harris says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is watching how the grinch stole christmas on christmas eve before bed

  112. Tracy Robertson says:

    I love Christmas cookie swaps!

  113. Shelly Barber says:

    I enjoy going to Church Christmas Eve in the evening

  114. greentopiaries says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating cookies with the family. Thanks for the chance!

  115. My favorite tradition is going to church with the family to see the choir.

  116. Seeing the kids faces light up on Christmas morning.

  117. To pick out a tree the day after Thanksgiving and then decorate it together while listening to Christmas music and drinking hot cocoa.

  118. Charlene S. says:

    Baking cookies and handing them out to all of our neighbors.

  119. Rebecca Orr says:

    The kids and I go my mom’s house and bake cookies with my extended family .

  120. Angelica Dimeo says:

    opening a small Christmas gift on Christmas eve

  121. Visiting family. No matter where we are- 30 hours away or just 3, we make sure we’re ‘home’ for Christmas.

  122. Tari Lawson says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is loading the kids up in the car, putting on the Christmas CD and going out to view the local Christmas light displays.

  123. Brittney House says:

    I like getting together for the holidays with my family and playing games.

  124. We bake and decorate Christmas cookies in our pjs every Christmas Eve.

  125. My favorite tradition is opening presents Ch

  126. jenny stratton says:

    Every year the kids and I get together and make Christmas cookies and ornaments and watch Christmas movies.

  127. A family tradition we enjoy include decorating the Christmas tree and wrapping gifts for loved ones.

  128. Annamarie V says:

    My favorite Holiday tradition is hosting Christmas eve and making my Great Grandmother’s cream puff and custard recipe.

  129. jennifer horn says:

    I love making gingerbread houses with our family.

  130. Lorena Keech says:

    Opening one gift on Christmas Eve (and it is always pjs)

  131. Patty Hancock says:

    Making Christmas cookies with my sister

  132. Christine Labelle says:

    We love to spend the eve with all of our family and save the morning for just us. We spend the day in jammies and eating goodies.

  133. Watching the kids play with the boxes instead of the toys.

  134. Dominique Cloutier says:

    Reading christmas stories with my littles and watching all the holiday movies all through december!

  135. My youngest is a teenager but we still love to watch Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer together every Christmas.

  136. charlene elswick says:

    We always spend Christmas eve at my grandparents house with 40+ people crammed together eating and having a good time

  137. One of my favorite traditions is making and decorating cookies and ginger bread houses with the kids.

  138. I like to eat Christmas cookies every year.

  139. molli taylor says:

    theres a thing here called christmas ships and i likle to go to them every year!!!

  140. My favorite tradition is spending time with family and just having fun doing nothing! 🙂

  141. One of my favorite holiday traditions is watching A Christmas Story.

  142. One of my favorite holiday traditions is opening one gift on Christmas Eve!

  143. Holly Thomas says:

    Every year ever since I was little and I continued with my kids is go to a thing called Peoria Festival of Lights.

  144. One of my favorite traditions is making cookies for Santa with my kids!

  145. Julie Waldron says:

    My favorite is my daughter’s getting their Christmas stockings before they open their presents.

  146. samantha penrod says:

    baking cookies and spending time with the family

  147. Enrique Herrera says:

    Putting up the Christmas tree! 🙂

  148. Robin Abrams says:

    Our favorite tradition is taking the kids and now grandkids to see the Christmas lights on Christmas Eve

  149. I like to open tiny gifts on Christmas Eve

  150. golden storm says:

    christmas movie hot chocolate and one gift on christmas eve as a family

  151. I love baking delicious treats for holiday parties!

  152. Making Christmas goodies with my sisters at my Mom’s house.

  153. Lady Noire says:

    I like listening to holiday-themed music during the holidays.

  154. We like making Christmas Sugar Cookies.

  155. My favorite tradition is decorating the tree.

  156. Carrie Barron says:

    I love the kids’ Christmas program at church. Thanks!

  157. We like to decorate gingerbread houses.

  158. Katie Bellamy says:

    Decorating Christmas cookies with my kids!

  159. Dotty J Boucher says:

    We love attending midnight mass as a family

  160. Geri Sandoval says:

    Making sugar cookies with my granddaughters

  161. Debra Guillen says:

    My family always makes tamales at Christmas.

  162. Allyson Bossie says:

    One of my favorite traditions is baking Great Gran’s Christmas cookies with the kids. A tradition I hope they carry on with theirs!

  163. My family always has pizza on Christmas Eve! 🙂

  164. Andrea Williams says:

    My favorite tradition is traveling around from one relatives house to another and enjoying each others company as much as possible.

  165. patricia skinner says:

    I love baking pies for Christmas.

  166. Hargow Wong says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is we wake up early on Christmas day to open gift and have a family breakfast.

  167. One holiday tradition I have is to watch A Christmas Carol, the original black and white version, on tv, every Christmas Eve before midnight 🙂

  168. Jamie Williams says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is baking Santa his cookies with my daughter.

  169. Jennifer Dunaway says:

    My favorite tradition is baking cookies with the kids.

  170. I always love checking out the decorations at the Disney resorts!

  171. One of my favorite traditions has always been baking with my grandmother.

  172. I love baking Christmas cookies to give to family and friends.

  173. Christmas Eve we have a buffet of finger foods and play games.

  174. We order chinese food on christmas eve and open one gift.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  175. rachel grover says:

    making homemade cookies for “santa” 😉

  176. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love making Christmas cookies with my sons!

  177. I like baking cookies with the kids. They like to leave milk & cookies and a few carrots for the reindeer.

  178. Christina Sparks says:

    Opening stocking the night before Christmas.

  179. My favorite tradition is on my moms side, there’s always a pickle ornament hidden in the tree and whichever kid finds it gets a special present from santa.

  180. We love decorating the tree outside for the birds every year!

  181. Decorating the tree and hanging the stockings on Christmas Eve. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  182. I like baking Christmas cookies.

  183. Andrea Darst says:

    Getting to open just one gift on Christmas Eve!

  184. My favorite holiday tradition is waking up early on Christmas and opening presents with my family.

  185. Opening are gifts to each other on Christmas Eve and then Santa Claus coming Christmas morning to the young ones!!

  186. I have such a big family, we have to pick names from a hat to buy gifts for. It’s fun finding out who you have that year, and who has you.

  187. I love putting up the decorations and having family over.

  188. Bilqees Bano says:

    to meet my family & friends is my fav holiday tradition.

  189. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love baking and decorating sugar cookies!

  190. Trimming the tree is so much fun to me.

  191. I love giving treats to people. It is so much fun to bake!

  192. Bridget Combs says:

    I love decorating the tree with my kids

  193. I love spending Christmas Eve day making treats for Santa.

  194. Dorrie Turner says:

    Putting some hot cocoa in some thermoses and driving around looking at Christmas lights one night.

  195. Attending Midnight Mass is one of my favorite traditions.

  196. Jeanna Massman says:

    I love hosting a gathering of family and friends on Christmas Eve.

  197. Susan Christy says:

    Taking the Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

  198. My favorite holiday tradition is having all the family here.

  199. My fave holiday tradition is making breakfast with mom after we’ve opened presents.

  200. Brandy Williams says:

    Making hard tack with my Mom.

  201. My favorite tradition is decorating the tree!

  202. Kathy Davis says:

    I love when we decorate outside, and the house is bright with the Christmas lights. The neighbors decorate too, and the entire neighborhood is beautiful.

  203. Lauren Becker says:

    I love seeing a movie on Christmas day with my family

  204. I don’t consider it a ‘tradition’ because we go every week….but I love to celebrate our Lord’s Birthday by going to Holy Mass. Thanks and God bless!

  205. most certainly love decorating

  206. Decorating the tree!

  207. watching christmas movies and making santa cookies

  208. Julie Lundstrom says:

    My favorite tradition is when My Mom, Sisters and I get together for one day and do our holiday baking for our families and that is in one kitchen.

  209. One of my favorites is picking out the Christmas tree and putting the lights on.

  210. Listening to The Carpenter’s Christmas album while putting up and decorating the tree. My mom and I did that my entire childhood and then eventually she gave me the CD (though I listened on Spotify with my own family).

  211. Making candy as a child with my Mother which I have done with my kids and now do with my grandchildren. Plus the family parties.

  212. Sonya Sanderson says:

    I like to visit Santa at the mall.

  213. My favorite is the family’s annual Candy/Cookie Day. We’ve been doing it for over 15 years. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  214. Karen DeVaney says:

    I like making Swedish pepparkakar cookies with my children.

  215. Kristyn Martin says:

    Holiday baking with my family!

  216. I like watching Christmas movies.

  217. One tradition we have is baking cookies at my grandmother in laws house, with mother in law and cousin.

  218. Sarah Oswald says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree with the kids.

  219. Christmas dinner around mom’s tree is our family tradition.

  220. elizabeth miller says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is the big family dinner on Christmas Eve. I love it because some of my kids are grown and it is the one time everyone makes a point to come together.

  221. elizabeth miller says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is to go to church on Christmas Eve and then when we get home we open a present.

  222. DeAnna Keller says:

    We have tons of food, ppl over,and have a tradition of letting my kids open a couple presents before bedtime

  223. Teresa A Thompson says:

    We play a bad santa game that is highly entertaining.

  224. Michele Baron says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is to bake yummy desserts for my family

  225. Emily Endrizzi says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is playing a game together as a family on Christmas Eve.

  226. I love our tradition of spending Christmas eve with family and relatives. We share a huge dinner and open gifts.

  227. One new cultural ornament for the Christmas tree

  228. betty league says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is have a cookout with my friends and family. thanks

  229. I love baking with my mom and sister!

  230. Paula Hafner says:

    My favorite is when we get out all our decorations and decorate the house.

  231. Every year, the grandkids and I make frosted shortbread cookies during the holidays.

  232. Love making latkes

  233. Getting together with my family on Christmas Eve to have dinner, visit and open presents.

  234. Melina Ramirez says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is to open up Christmas presents early Christmas morning before I head off to work.

  235. I love staying up all night baking and wrapping gifts with my mom.

  236. Marilyn Nawara says:

    My favorite tradition is the Annual Family Christmas Party with my sisters, brother and their families. Good food, good drink and spending time with family.

  237. Christina B. says:

    Christmas Bingo is my favorite tradition. The winner of each “hand” gets to go pick a present from under the tree and either open it (if it’s for them) or give it. it really prolongs the present and family time of a morning that used to be just flying paper.

  238. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    My favorite things about Christmas are hiding a pickle ornament in the tree and watching the Grinch movies.

  239. Decorating the tree on the day after Thanksgiving.

  240. We love decorating the house and tree.

  241. Carolyn Daley says:

    I love baking cookies, drinking hot chocolate, and watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark station.

  242. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree together.

  243. decorating the tree together

  244. My favorite is driving through town in our car looking at the towns Christmas lights

  245. Chrisy Beason says:

    My family all gets together on Christmas eve no matter what

  246. Jerry Marquardt says:

    We like watching movies.

  247. One of my favorite holiday traditions is everyone helping out to cook and serve the meal. I love that holiday meals includes dishes that we don’t often prepare, and often enough leftovers (so that no one has to cook) for the next few days.

  248. Our family has had a family dinner, opened gifts and then left cookies and milk for Santa since I was a child and that tradition has lasted 70+ years and is still going strong.

  249. Stephanie Liske says:

    Spending time with family is my favorite tradition.

  250. Ellie Wright says:

    My favorite tradition is the treasure hunt we set up for the kids
    on Christmas morning.
    We leave clues all around the house that eventually lead to the first gift
    they get to open.

  251. I like lighting the menorah with my kids.

  252. Breanna Pollard says:

    MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION IS BAKING.

  253. Tonya flores says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is the kiddos opening one gift on christmas eve. 🙂

  254. Sarah Mayer says:

    My favorite is putting up the tree after Thanksgiving.

  255. I love making cut out cookies every year with my husband!

  256. Spending time with loved ones , watching holiday movies and eating yummy food.

  257. Jennifer Reed says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is to lay out a spread of appetizer snack foods to nibble on all day on Christmas Day after a big breakfast.

  258. Buddy Garrett says:

    After Thanksgiving we get a live tree and enjoy decorating it.

  259. Tammie Venne says:

    my favorite tradition is opening one present on Christmas Eve

  260. STEPHANIE MACDONALD says:

    baking sugar cookies and frosting them

  261. I love doing the Christmas cooking baking with my kids

  262. Jerry Marquardt says:

    My favorite tradition of the holidays from the past days is opening the gifts with my family.

  263. I like opening one present on Christmas Eve and then going to Midnight Mass.
    Thanks for the contest.

  264. My is watching Christmas movies.

  265. We have a Xmas cookie baking day with our kids, usually the weekend before Xmas !!!

  266. My fave is baking Xmas cookies

  267. Kasee Johnson says:

    Baking and sharing cookies! My mom used to hand out 2 dozen plates each year, and I have carried on her tradition for her. I love having all 4 of my kids help!

  268. Leah Shumack says:

    Christmas jammies on Christmas eve is my favorite tradition !

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