December 14, 2012

Christmas Blog Hop





Looking for the perfect present for under the tree?
Welcome to the Purrrfectly Giftastic Hop! 140+ authors….TONS of goodies to be won. So put on your santa hats and PJs then visit the following authors blogs to hopefully make you holidays a happy one!

STARTS:

Friday, December 14, 2012

ENDS:

Monday, December 17, 2012 @ midnight.


I've always loved Christmas. I grew up in a big family. My parents and I lived in an apartment two floors above my grandparents. All my aunts and uncles and my other grandmother lived close-by. On Christmas Eve everyone would drop in at either my grandparent's apartment or ours. I really loved the business and everyone chatting and laughing. It's one of my fondest memories.

Nowadays, our family is much smaller. We celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve and the first and second Christmas Day. Usually we (my husband, the kids and I) spend Christmas Eve at home. The next day we'll visit one pair of grandparents and the next day the other. It's not as busy but still lots of fun this way. :)


So, in honor of the Christmas Blog Hop I’m giving away one e-copy (winner's choice) of :













Here’s what you do:
Contest:
~ I'd love if you'd join my blog but it's not mandatory to enter the contest.

~Leave me a comment. Tell me what's your biggest wish for Christmas.
~Leave me an email address, so I can contact you.

I’ll announce the winners Tuesday afternoon/ evening by email and on here. Please respond to the email!


Hope everyone has fun during the hop.

53 comments:

  1. Our Christmas is spread out as well. We celebrate on Christmas Day and then I travel to visit with one of my daughters who lives many hours away.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. I hope you'll have a good time with your daughter! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  2. Would love for all my family to be together.
    cvsimpkins@msn.com

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  3. My biggest wish is to just have a safe and happy holiday with my parents.

    Thanks for doing the hop!

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

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    1. That's my wish too. Thanks for hopping!

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  4. thank you for the awesome blog hop and wonderful giveaway

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  5. My wish would be more harmony in my family. Thanks for the hop and the contest!

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

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  6. Thank you! My biggest wish for Christmas is for a lovely peaceful day with my wonderful husband - bliss! :)

    albrookeATmeDOTcom

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    1. Hi Anne, thanks for stopping by! I wanted to go to your website too but my computer always crashes when I try to open your site. *pouts*

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  7. My biggest wish for Christmas is a great visit with my sister in too warm Houston! Thank you!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

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    1. Hiya there, nice to see you again. Thanks for hopping!

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  8. Ohhh, add me to the list! I know which one I want, if I win, lol.
    ~M
    nomoretears00@hotail.com

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    1. I have no idea which one that could be... ;-)

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  9. I'm following :) Fellow m/m author here and I make it my business to follow other m/m authors.

    My biggest wish for Christmas is that next year will be a happy one for me and my sons.

    Erica
    eripike at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Erica,

      it's a pleasure to meet you. I hope your wish will come true. Thanks a lot for stopping by.

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  10. Hi Chris,
    Blog Hop time again. I think that this year my wish is that everyone stays healthy throughout the holiday season (and beyond). Thanks for doing this!

    ~Beth
    JPadawan11@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Beth, it's good to see you again!

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  11. I want my mom to have a happy Christmas this year...she's had a lot of health problems for the past two years that are finally leveling off and I would really like for her Christmas to be a great one...that's my Christmas wish this year.

    morris(dot)crissy(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That's a really thoughtful Christmas wish! Thanks for hopping.

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  12. To find and be able to stick to a healthy nutrition plan that helps me to lose weight and I can keep it off, lol.

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Good luck with that! Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I wish for an ereader that will replenish itself with my favorite author. Barring that at least a bunch of gift cards to Amazon.

    ocanana@gmail.com

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    1. LOL Oh, I need that one too! Thanks for hopping.

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway and for being a part of the hop!
    and this Christmas.. well... with what just recently happened.. I only wish for a safe holiday.


    Judi
    arella3173_loveless@yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yes, I understand. I feel the same way. It's a horrible tragedy.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Hi, Chris!
    Right now, my biggest wish to have my dog come home (he should today, barring any more complications). He's been at the vet's for three days and I actually *miss* having him right under my feet. He's in for weeks and weeks of endless cuddling when he gets home. Thinking beyond that... hmmmm....world peace might sound a bit trite, but it would be awfully nice right now (thinking of that horrible shooting in Connecticut and all the stuff going on overseas). Or if not peace, how about a little more acceptance and empathy? If people could just start thinking about how the other guy feels for a change.

    ~Helen
    thylacine.yawn@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Helen,

      I'm sorry to hear about your dog and hope you can take him home soon.

      I'm all for acceptance and empathy! Thank you for stopping by!

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  16. I wish NHL hockey would return!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. i realy want an ipad mini
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  18. This year all I want is for my car to not break down again. Just recently I had to leave my savings in repairs and just a few days ago, when I went to go to the store, it had a flat tire. I really need it to behave so I can go and pick up my youngest one at her dad's and drive 6 hrs. to my sister's otherwise I'll spend the holidays alone which would be the first time in my life.
    Thanks for the Hop and Happy Holidays!

    ~Rush~
    taina1959@yahoo.com

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    1. I'll keep my fingers crossed that your car will behave! Thank you for hopping.

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  19. My biggest wish for Christmas is to be able to talk to the children who can't be with me, and to share that day with the ones who can, and to be able to tell all of them how much I love them and how proud of them I am. That's Christmas for me - a time of love.

    Julie
    shelley_runyon@yahoo.com

    PS and to win a copy of A Purrfect Match :)

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      I hope all your wishes will come true! Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. I'm just wishing for a safe and happy holiday for my family and friends.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

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  21. Hi Chris!!!!
    My biggest wish is to win one of your books >_< !! And of course, that all my family and friends to be happy n_n
    A big hug for you!!!

    Saratsuzuki

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    1. Hey Sara,

      so nice to see you! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

      *huggles back*

      ~ Chris

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  22. My biggest wish for Christmas is to get some books! Or be able to donate to save the big cats-like my favorite tigers-so that we have more of them in the wild!
    Thanks for joining the hop!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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    1. Hope your wish will come true. Thank you for stopping by.

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  23. I need a new car, mine isn't doing so well! But it's not going to happen! I follow as OceanAkers. Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for participating in the hop!
    Juliana
    Oceanakers @ aol.com

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  24. That my kids will not be disappointed.

    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

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  25. Happy Holidays! I'm also from a large family and I really miss all the hoopla on Xmas eve with everyone visiting.

    Chris
    ceagles48218@yahoo.com

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  26. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! My biggest wish is for my family to be happy. Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That's a good wish. :) Hey, and you're the lucky winner of this contest. Congratulations! :)

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