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Huge (Holiday!) Handmade Giveaway!


I did something similar to this a few years ago and I've been wanting to do it again lately. I love being able to support small/independent businesses and give the gift of handmade for Christmas. I thought it'd be super fun to host the Huge Handmade Giveaway this weekend so that ONE lucky winner gets the whole kit 'n kaboodle! If anything in the bag isn't your style, you can always re-gift to a friend or loved one. Kind of makes your life easier if you think about it! Today we have 21 items from 11 handmade talents and you could take home the whole mess of it! Worth over $300, it's an awesome prize! Here's what you could win...

This felt brooch is darling and so perfect for a cardigan or coat! Festive and fancy. The lace covered button earrings are super cute, too! -- (retail value: $22) -- Visit Polka Dots Are Love

This "linen" colored GoodKnits blanket is officially the top thing on my wishlist! It's GORGEOUS! If you unfold it it's this giant doily. Seriously, I am in love. I need this haha -- (retail value: $84) -- Visit GoodKnits 

Molly makes the most gorgeous fabric covered button accessories and this darling flower hair clip is no exception. She has sent me one of my very own and seriously that little vase packaging gets me everytime! -- (retail value: $16) -- Visit ViviDot

These will be perfect to trim your tree with! The little animal characters are so stinkin' sweet. I really kind of love the fox and the reindeer. -- (retail value: $24) -- Visit Polka Dot Dreams

These art prints seriously such good quality! I quickly emailed Lenora after receiving them to tell her just that. They're also the perfect colors (you know, personally speaking!) Her arrow necklace is adorable too and would be the perfect gift for any gal in your life (or yourself! Huzzah!) -- (retail value: $36) -- Visit Yellow Heart Art

Melissa is one of my favorite people ever. It's true. And her Bubby And Bean art shop is full of so much goodness. This Adventure print makes me want to hop in the car and set sail for an unknown destination! Psst... her shop is currently on vacation but Favorite it to stay updated! -- (retail value: $16) -- Visit Bubby And Bean

A dinosaur hat perfect for the fun loving man or woman! Toby maybe thought it was the best thing ever when we explained to him what it was haha Not a dinosaur fan? Flip it inside out for a nice cream + gray beanie! -- (retail: $29) -- Visit Issa.Ino Handmade

Another wanderlust inspired print up for grabs! This time a 5x7 from A Wild Tonic featuring the ever-popular J.R.R. Tolkien quote! -- (retail: $18) -- Visit A Wild Tonic

The perfect handcrafted beauty regime is up for grabs from The Gnarly Whale. You'll win a lip balm, sugar scrub, and some "Beach Wave" spritz for your mane! Keep the beach hair alive even in the winter. -- (retail: $23) -- Visit The Gnarly Whale

One of my very own handpainted wooden signs for your home! This one is adorned with the sweet sentiment "Bless This Mess"... you know, if your house is anything like mine (read: rambunctious kid!). -- (retail: $25) -- Visit Little Chief Honeybee (oh wait.. you're already here!)

Last but certainly not least, you could have all of your goodies wrapped up in this super bright yellow butterfly tote! The perfect dose of color for an otherwise drab winter! -- (retail: $25) -- Visit Scarlett Key

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Now! Are you excited? I'd love to do this more often (maybe every couple of months?) so if you like it, let me know in the comments! If you have a handmade shop, I'd love for you to apply to the next round! No sponsorship required! Just good ol' supporting handmade! 

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If you want to be entered to win the bag above, (be sure you're a GFC follower! Over on the sidebar!) Leave a comment below answering this question: Do you have any holiday traditions? If so, what is your favorite?

Additional entries to win include: *Like LCH on Facebook - *Like Him + Honey on Facebook - *Tweet this: "I just entered to win a basket full of handmade goodies worth $300+ on @kaelahbee's blog! http://tinyurl.com/cuc84v2"

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Terms: Please leave one comment per entry. Group entries will not be counted as such. Please be sure you're a follower of LCH over on the sidebar via GFC (I mean, that makes sense right? haha). One winner will be drawn on December 19th and the item will be shipped out immediately, so please leave me a way to contact you if you win! This contest is open worldwide, but I can only guarantee Christmas delivery to the lower 48 states in the US! Good luck!

Congratulations Alexandra The Great! Please check your email!

506 comments:

  1. One of my family's favorite traditions is reading the Advent Calendar every day and getting the Christmas Story a little at a time. (and also enjoying the chocolate that comes with each day)

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  2. My favorite family tradition is coming home after our Christmas Eve church service and watching A Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation with the entire family while pigging out on all the great food my mom and I slaved away making the day before.

    Plus we always put an elf hat on our black lab :)

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  3. I love baking with my family.
    Amazing giveaway! :D

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  4. We watch It's a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve. It's such a great movie!

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  5. My favorite holiday tradition is new Christmas Eve pjs. I love welcoming in Christmas with new jammies lol.

    Fingers crossed that I win this one! =)

    ambercanread at gmail dot com

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  6. My peppermint brownies! i bake two weeks straight prior to xmas, bunch of brownies and cookies, put them all in baskets and deliver them to friends, family and coworkers. they love them and i love their faces!

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  7. We're slowly setting into our family Christmas routine, but I love just putting up the Christmas tree together. The lights in the three are so cozy!

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  8. What a lovely basket of handmade goodies!! Our favorite Christmas tradition is watching the Christmas Story marathon *all day* while we open presents and visit with family! lol. :)

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  9. I liked the Him + Honey facebookpage (as Femke de Moor- de Ligt)

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  10. Already a follower :)

    My husband and I don't really have any really good traditions with either of our families. I'm excited to start a tradition of our own though, since our first baby is due soon.

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  11. My favorite Christmas Tradition is having a nice dinner and then giving and unpacking presents under the Christmas tree on 24th of December. I love beeing together with my family, listening to christmas songs and just having a nice and cosy evening :)

    I am following you on GFC and you can contact my under reizende.rundungen@yahoo.de

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  12. We never have a tree. Instead, I have a mannequin in my living room that we decorate every year. We dress her up in a vintage dress with matching lights and ornaments. I sometimes miss the smell of a tree, but we have been decorating her for so long that it is part of Christmas for us now.

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  13. One of my favorite traditions is the on Christmas Eve. Every year my Mom lets me open 1 present. (usually she guides me to which one she wants me to open heh) and afterwards she always tries to convince my Dad to let me open another...then another...and another. Rarely will he give in, but everyone once in awhile he will. :) Sadly, my parents have moved over 20 hours away and I won't be able to experience it, but maybe we'll create some new tradition now. :)

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  14. I follow you! Our family always gets a pineapple or coconut in our stockings :-) megthecoolgirl@hotmail.com

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  15. wow! what a great giveaway. i see a few shops I need to visit!
    all my cousins have moved away recently so pretty much all the holiday traditions we used to do don't happen any more so we're having to create our own. I love going to tuba christmas every year in downtown nashville. It is classic christmas songs played by over 100 tubas! haha, it is amazing!

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  16. My newest favourite holiday tradition is going home for Christmas from university! I can't wait to see my family again. :)

    PS. This is a really cool idea and a great way to spread the word about handmade businesses. Good job!

    -Lindsey

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  17. I also posted a tweed about your giveaway :)

    https://twitter.com/fresheima/status/280003712913637376

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  18. On Christmas Eve every year my Mom always lets me open just one present early. (Usually she ends up picking one for me) She then always tries to convince my Dad to let me open another, then another, and another. Usually he never gives in, but every once in awhile he will. :) Unfortuantly, this year I won't be able to experience this since they moved over 20 hours away from me. But hopefully we'll be able to create some new tradition now. :)

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  19. our tradtion is that I always make dessert for christmas eve dinner :D

    happy christmas to you!
    gfc & fb fan already :D

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  20. No major traditions, just the basics like baking Christmas cookies with my mom, and we usually get to open one gift on Christmas Eve.

    Excited to enter this giveaway, it looks wonderful!

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  21. WOW :D
    I follow your blog!
    One of my favorite traditions is watching Breakfast At Tiffany's curled up under a cozy blanket next to my Christmas tree <3 perfect.

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  22. We haven't established a tradition in our family yet, but whatever we're doing it's sure to involve large amount of eggnog.

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  23. My brothers and I always make up tacky 'Santa' stockings for our parents full of presents that are hilarious (we think anyway.) We always get them enormous gobstoppers that they can't fit into their mouths.

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  24. Entry 2, I like LCH on facebook!

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  25. Amazing basket! My favorite tradition is one my boyfriend and I started four years ago. We spend Christmas with our families then at night come home, make a christmas beverage (like a hot toddy) and open each others presents while watching a Christmas Story. It's a nice way to end Christmas day.

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  26. Also just tweeted about the giveaway.

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  27. My favorite holiday tradition is setting up my Grandfather's nativity set. He is a whopping 84 and still kicking on his own, and has become the biggest inspiration in my life, teaching me how to be kind and wise. It sits in the same spot every year and we always add something new to it. There's so little gifts we can buy for my Grandfather anymore, since he owns almost every gadget, ever! This small thing we do always makes him happy, I can see it on his face, and its the best gift and tradition I wish I could give to him all the time. We know that time is running out, but when Christmas comes around, its the time we stop worrying and start enjoying our time with him.

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  28. Entry 3, I like Him & Honey on fb.
    tina90 at gmail dot com

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  29. My family always used to go to my grandma's house on Christmas Eve and open presents and have dinner and hang out until mignight mass. Now just my mom and I go to 10:30pm mass so that we can get up early and start baking on Christmas Day! I miss the old traditions, but starting new ones is always fun!

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  30. A favorite tradition we have is to open 1 gift on Christmas eve after dinner and watch A Christmas Carol :) Awesome giveaway!

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  31. I follow Him&Honey on FB too. thanks!

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  32. My fav Holiday tradition is doing an advent countdown with the kids!!

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  33. Love all of these! My favorite holiday tradition is to decorate the tree and lay underneath with my younger family members, looking up at all the lights!

    Tawnie
    tawniebair(at) yahoo(dot) com

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  34. Love all of these! My favorite holiday tradition is to decorate the tree and lay underneath with my younger family members, looking up at all the lights!

    Tawnie
    tawniebair(at) yahoo(dot) com

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  35. Love all of these! My favorite holiday tradition is to decorate the tree and lay underneath with my younger family members, looking up at all the lights!

    Tawnie
    tawniebair(at) yahoo(dot) com

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  36. My favorite Christmas tradition is going with my husband to pick out and cut down our Christmas tree. We go to the same place every year, and the people that work there are super nice.

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  37. Mmm, my favorite holiday tradition always involves treats. As soon as December hits, I am buying and baking every little goodie. Sponge candy, cookies, cheesecake, you name it! Holidays are perfect for it :]
    {Em ♥ teatreevintage(at)gmail(dot)com}

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  38. My favorite tradition: Every year on Christmas, we bundle up and head to my grandmother's house. We turn on Christmas music, fix a GIANT brunch (waffles, anyone?) and open presents while watching A Christmas Story! (:

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  39. Liked LCH on Facebook under my "Tea Tree" page! :]
    {Em ♥ teatreevintage(at)gmail(dot)com}

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  40. Liked Him+Honey on Facebook under my "Tea Tree" page! :]
    {Em ♥ teatreevintage(at)gmail(dot)com}

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  41. Also tweeted! :]
    https://twitter.com/TeaTreeVintage/status/280010529727193089
    {Em ♥ teatreevintage(at)gmail(dot)com}

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  42. Everyone comes in their pj's and we have a hugh breakfast Christmas morning. Perfect start to the day with family.brenda

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  43. Yes please, this would be an amazing Christmas present.

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  44. My favorite holiday tradition that my family when they aren't out of town for New Years Day is we make a huge feast with all kind of seafood and dress up!



    Hanny
    justsimplyhanny.blogspot.com

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  45. I forgot to answer the question. I don't really have any holiday traditions yet. Maybe I will create some with my boyfriend :)

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  46. My favorite tradition is the "Merry F'in Christmas!" party, when all of my chosen family unites again after a year's travels! Such love!

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  47. Whoa!! Amazing giveaway!

    I love my tradition of having a nice long brunch on Christmas day! :)

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  48. The part of Christmas I generally look forward to the most is actually the week before. Since I was 2 my family have gone on holiday for a couple of days before Christmas, always to the same place. It's quite secluded so it gives us all a chance to decompress (especially important for my mum when me and my brother were young) and spend some quality time together. I'm 25 now but we still go, just the four of us, every year.

    I'm both excited and nervous about this Christmas. One the one hand it'll be the first Christmas I get to spend with my boyfriend and my family (I was ill and didn't see my parents on Christmas day last year) which I'm really excited about, but also the first without my childhood dog, he was 14 and put down earlier this year.

    This is a lovely idea for a giveaway, I wish I could have done more this Christmas to support small businesses. Unfortunately I'm just not in the financial situation where I can this year, instead I'm making as much as I can.

    Alice
    prettyconfused@live.co.uk

    (that comment ended up much longer than I intended)

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  49. I'm already a fan of LCH on FB (Alice Dickson)

    prettyconfused@live.co.uk

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  50. My husband and I don't have a whole lot of holiday traditions, sadly. We're trying to make some as we go. The only one we do (that I did growing up) was Chinese takeout on Christmas eve. He and I cuddle up in a big blanket, eat some Chinese and watch a bunch of movies.

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  51. I'm already a fan of LCH on facebok (Rewynd Williams). ♥

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  52. My favorite tradition is to watch Christmas Vacation as often as possible. It always reminds me of my mother who watches it year around because it just makes her laugh. In fact, this year, she is watching it every night during the month of December! lol!

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  53. I'm a fan of Him + Honey on Facebook. (Rewynd Williams) ♥

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  55. When I go home from college to see my family I always bake cookies on Christmas Eve with my little brother, Dylan. He's 7 and autistic, but it's my favorite thing to do in the world.

    alexandrathegreat92@gmail.com

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  56. AHHHH!!!
    One of our traditions is right before we start our christmas dinner, we take out some of our blessed bread (think Communion bread, like in church but these are square sheets, my mom gets them from church or our polish community sells them at stores sometimes, we also get a few sent in the mail from our grandparents)
    ... anyways every takes a sheet of the bread and goes one by one to each person at the dinner table and gives them a sort of good wish, (or blessing for the new year) I always get told; 'hope you do well in school, hope you get that job you want, etc etc.' After the person is done telling me my good wish, we usually kiss and I then we take a piece of the persons sheet of bread and eat it. Then I tell them a wish for them, and they eat a piece of my sheet of bread. Then when were all done we eat. And no meat for us, just lots of fish and sides. We always start off with a bowl of beet soup. SO good.

    I've been following you for what seems like a few years, lol.
    angelszafranko@hotmail.com

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  57. Also I liked your page. :]

    angelszafranko@hotmail.com

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  58. My favorite holiday tradition is to go down to one of the local soup kitchens and help ptepare and serve a huge meal for the homeless & underprivelidged. Mmy hubby and I always make a huge basket of Christmas cookies for treats for the kids too. Giving back is the best gift for us.

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  59. My favorite holiday tradition is watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with my family. We laugh until we cry, every single year. :)

    meredithspence@gmail.com

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  60. I'm a fan of Little Chief Honeybee on facebook already! (Meredith Spence)

    meredithspence@gmail.com

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  61. Liked Him + Honey on facebook! (meredith spence)

    meredithspence@gmail.com

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  62. This is amazing! So many great gifties! I'd love to be part of a future giveaway once I finally getting around to opening a shop for my little hand-made things!

    My favorite holiday tradition was always my aunt having A Christmas Story on ALL day long Christmas eve, making sure everyone was drinking plenty of (or way too much) wine, and forcing us to play Yatzee. She passed away this past year, so we'll see how Christmas eve goes this year :(

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  63. This is an amazing giveaway, so many gorgeous things! Please enter me :)
    My favourite Christmas family tradition is either the morning ritual my brother and I have, or the fact that Christmas Day is his birthday too so the morning is Christmas, then after lunch we have his birthday. I love spending the day with family!
    Amynda's tradition is so lovely :)
    mustbeadreamer [at] hotmail.co.uk and I follow on GFC as Jesss.

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  64. I tweeted, here: https://twitter.com/JustJesssBlog/status/280019222539677696

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  65. I liked your page on Facebook as Jess Smith :)

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  66. I also liked Him + Honey as Jess Smith.

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  67. my boyfriend and i are slowly creating our christmas traditions - this year we filled stockings for each other and just this week started opening one a night, like a little advent calendar :) <3

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  68. This is an amazing giveaway!!

    My favourite tradition was the way my parents structured Christmas. We had to get dressed before heading downstairs, he had to eat breakfast before we opened stockings, we had to go to church before we could open presents... so, after all the waiting, we ended up having an all day Christmas. We'd literally finish opening presents at 3 p.m. and by then the house already smelled of delicious turkey. So great.

    pickledyarn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. My favorite tradition is Christmas brunch with all the women in my extended family. Usually we go out for a nice buffet brunch at a fancy hotel, but the hotel stopped doing that this year, so we went to my cousin's house instead. She even had her dad come dressed in a suit as the maitre'd, and he went around pouring all our beverages. It was awesome :)

    I'm a follower! Love your blog :)

    staceylafayette@gmail.com

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  70. Liked Him + Honey on Facebook weeeeee

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  71. My favorite Christmas tradition is making Christmas cookies with my grandma while listening to the holiday music station. We'd dance and sing around the kitchen while making dozens of cookies :)

    alexsilva418@gmail.com

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  72. I liked LCH on Facebook!

    alexsilva418@gmail.com

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  73. I liked Him + Honey Photography on Facebook!

    alexsilva418@gmail.com

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  74. It might sound ordinary, but my favourite holiday tradition is exchanging gifts! I love thinking up presents for everyone, wrapping and labeling them! In my country we receive our gifts on New Year's Day, so we have them sitting under the tree all through Christmas. When I was little we would sneak away one or two with my sister to open earlier!

    I am a public follower with GFC as Anastasia An! My email: anastasia21_11@yahoo.gr
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  75. I just tweeted about the contest!

    @ayeisforalex_

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  76. I liked Him + Honey on facebook!

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  77. For the last few xmas eves i've been watching Its a wonderful life while drinking mulled wine.
    Jodie
    jobyash@hotmail.com

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  78. I also like on FB as Jodie Alexandra Ashurst

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  79. I am quite excited to start a new tradition this year of watching all the Holiday Specials of my boyfriend and I's favorite tv shows! (Downtown, Doctor Who, and Merlin). I really can't wait to curl up with a full belly/heart. (Hopefully it'll be snowing by then too!)

    kristenuousness@gmail.com

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  80. our christmas traditions in my family vary by year! since we either go home to TN or stay in Chicago, or come to Connecticut, or go to Guatemala. In TN we usually stay in have breakfast and dinner with close family friends and then go out to the movies on the 25. In chicago + CT, we would have dinner on the 24 and open presents then and on christmas have leftovers and hang out as family. But in Guatemala we go ALL out, my family's big and we have dinner on the 24 at 10PM bring in the Christmas as a family and right at 12 Midnight the city of guatemala EXPLODES with fireworks! Really, people spend hundreds of dollars on fireworks for christmas AND new years! its crazy and so much fun! after that we all just hang out til the wee hours of the morning and everybody goes home. on christmas day, we all wake up super late and have breakfast and hang out as family. we're a lot in one house so its never a dull moment! ha, ha. thankfully this year my family and i will be going to guatemala. so it should be fun! but yeap, thats my christmas tradition that varies by year! LOL

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  81. My fiance and I are on our second christmas together and still making traditions. The only thing we have started so far is picking out an ornament together for our tree. Following via GFC!

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  82. My favorite holiday tradition is spending time with my family on Christmas Eve and opening one present apiece :) It's relaxing and a good time to reflect and enjoy each other.

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  83. i LOVE holiday traditions, my favorite is a big cup of cocoa and "it's a wonderful life!" great giveaway!

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  84. My family's holiday tradition is watching A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve as a family. It's really nice because it's one of the few times I get to sit down with my parents and all my brothers and do something as a family.

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  85. I liked Him + Honey on Facebook as well!

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  86. this is such an awesome giveaway! my favorite Christmas tradition is the huge breakfast my mom makes for my family on Christmas day. after we eat, we have huge mugs of hot cocoa while we open presents :)

    xx, kara

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  87. My husband and I go to a movie every Christmas . . . in our Christmas pajama's! It's like the one time a year that we actually go so go big our go home, right?

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  88. I already "like" LCH on Facebook!

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  89. I "like" Him + Honey on Facebook, too!

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  90. Our Christmas tradition is to make copious amounts of cookies in the days leading up, to watch Elf, and on Christmas morning, have breakfast casserole after savoring some gifts and family time.
    But my favorite is to go to a Christmas Eve service and sing Christmas carols, then come home and sing some around the piano by candlelight in our living room!

    I liked on fbook, tweeted, followed your tumblr and pinterest :] not sure how to "follow gfc" on the sidebar though?

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  91. This is an AMAZING giveaway! Thanks so much! My favorite holiday tradition is putting up a certain ornament that's been in the family since 1914. Almost 100 years old, now. :)

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  92. So many holiday traditions. My favorite is just spending time with my family. On Christmas Eve we always to go to both of my grandparents and open presents and eat food. I also love baking, wrapping gifts, and watching movies with my family that morning. I love being with all of my extended family at the same time. On Christmas morning we all wake in our new pajamas, watch the parade, and open gifts. My favorite Christmas tradition is more about who I enjoy them with, as opposed to the traditions themselves.

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  93. The only holiday tradition we keep to every year is, I make Christmas PJs and then we open them up on Christmas Eve and then cuddle up together and watch movies and eat appies. I never get tired of it. :)

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  94. I liked LCH on Facebook as well. :)

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  95. My mom and I have always strung cheerios on a line of dental floss and hung them around trees for the birds. I loved doing this as a child and still look forward to it! I have just started following your blog + fb pages, you are ah-mazing <3

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  96. Tweeted about the giveaway; @oliviajade!

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  97. My favorite tradition is making all the candies and deserts that go along with the Christmas celebration!

    oliviamingus@gmail.com

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  98. My favorite tradition might seem strange, but I like to watch "Meet Me in St. Louis" by myself, usually late at night and on Christmas Eve if I can. There's something about Judy Garland in that film that just makes me happy. All seasons are represented in the film, but the Christmas scenes are so lovely.
    I just followed you on GFC!
    meredith.mitchell09@gmail.com

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  99. I just liked Him + Honey on Facebook, as well!
    (Love this giveaway, btw!)

    meredith.mitchell09@gmail.com

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  100. And, to round out my comments for the day: I liked LCH on Facebook as well!
    meredith.mitchell09@gmail.com

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  101. My favorite holiday tradition is sitting with the family and watching MST3K: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. :D
    (I'm following!)
    rschwar1@c.ringling.edu

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  102. My family was rich with traditions when I was little. We would always read a book together at my grandmother's and then watch home videos after making cookies for santa. Now I live across the country and rarely make it home for christmas but the memories of the holiday are still comforting and I'm building new traditions with my family now. :]

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  103. My favourite tradition is making a gingerbread house with my mum :)

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  104. This is an amazing giveaway!
    Our tradition is to wake up on Christmas morning, open presents in our p.js then have a huge breakfast with mimosas!

    marie-claire17@hotmail.com
    (following on GFC)

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  105. Like LCH on facebook!

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  106. Liked Him + Honey on facebook!

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  107. Our family tradition at christmastime is meeting in the morning on december 24 and watch every christmas movie on TV x) after that we cook together, have a huge awesome dinner and listen to and sing christmas songs :D
    This giveaway is awesome!! I love those little handmade shops :)
    Conny
    narcotic111@hotmail.com

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  108. Tweeted about the giveaway!
    https://twitter.com/MClaireReynolds/status/280047855811588096

    marie-claire17@hotmail.com

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  109. For the past 40 some years our entire family (no matter where you live) gets together on Christmas Eve for a family party and gift exchange. I have a lot of family that's out of state (even some out of the country) and we all make an effort to get together and spend Christmas together. It's wonderful! It's been something I've looked forward to for as long as I can remember. :)

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  110. I liked him + honey on facebook as well. :)

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  111. Growing up we really didn't celebrate Christmas, but when I got married, I was able to start our own. Tree always went up the day after Thanksgiving. Christmas eve is always having ham, sides and desserts and we always open at least one present. My favorite tradition? Just being able to be with my love one since we live away from our family.

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  112. I liked Him and Honey on Facebook

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  113. Just tweeted about the giveaway!
    https://twitter.com/yenlinge/status/280051401344815104

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  114. Eep! So fun! This is an amazing giveaway - I love everything! And yay small business!

    My family has the tradition of exchanging our gifts on Christmas Eve while we enjoy our traditional Christmas Eve Pizza and drink champagne. We also always get new PJs every year and a new board game, and it is also tradition that we immediately change into said PJs post-present opening and play said game. Christmas morning is always Santa (yes, still, haha!) and a giant breakfast made by my dad, followed by more eating with a Christmas dinner later on. My family does it right.

    little[dot]wonder[dot]me[at]gmail[dot]com

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  115. And I tweeted here: @loveonamixtape

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  116. My favorite tradition for the holidays is to go see a production of a Christmas Carol. there are usually different adaptations wherever we go but the underlying story is the same!


    Such a cute giveaway!

    Danielletology@gmail.com

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  117. My favorite holiday tradition is driving through a nearby park with my family. They have a light show and we've been doing it every year since it started in 1995. It's a little different now, since this is our first year without my grandma (we lost her in March), but we drove it and reminisced about her life and our love for her!

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  118. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/meldubbz/status/280053527416557568

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  119. I like LCH on facebook! (Melissa Margaret)

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  120. I like Him & Honey on facebook! (Melissa Margaret)

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  121. Me and my family always go to the movies on Christmas night!! Its been a tradition since I was a child!!

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  122. Every year, no matter what sort of plans I have on christmas I always have a big breakfast at my Dads to start the day. I hope that never changes. :3

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  123. At Christmas Day and after the food, we like to just lay on the floor (floor heating!) and sleep - the best!
    -Kati

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  124. What a great giveaway! I follow you via GFC :)

    Adrienne
    lolarocksclothing@gmail.com

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  125. I like lighting the menorah. It's a really peaceful and lovely thing to do.

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  126. I like LCH on Facebook :)

    Adrienne
    lolarocksclothing@gmail.com

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  127. I've liked you on FB for quite a while!

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  128. Liked Him + Honey on facebook

    Adrienne
    lolarocksclothing@gmail.com

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  129. I tweeted about the giveaway. https://twitter.com/MagpieLibrarian/status/280062355596009473

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  130. Darn, I forgot to share my family tradtion on the first comment :( We love to bake and watch Love Actually & Better Off Dead :)

    Adrienne
    lolarocksclothing@gmail.com

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  131. My mom is of Portuguese descent and no Christmas Eve would be complete without a serving of garlic pork. Mom would soak the pork in its juices for a good week in a jar and then fry it up Christmas Eve to eat as we opened most of our presents (except the ones from Santa). Both my parents were from Europe, so Christmas Eve was our big day. My brother and I plead to have an "American" Christmas one year where we opened all our presents Christmas Day, but I'll never forget those great Christmas Eves at my house.

    nattmk at yahoo dot com

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  132. i follow you via gfc

    the holidays are all about big family gathering in our family, if that can be considered a tradition :)

    mooransh @ gmail . com

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  133. gahhh I'm DROOLING over this. I would LOVE to have this be a recurring feature. I love small businesses, I just often forget to look for them! I followed you on friend connect (name is sometimesztakespictures)
    -Z

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  134. i like lch on fb

    mooransh @ gmail . com

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  135. i like h+h on fb

    mooransh @ gmail . com

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  136. i tweeted: https://twitter.com/MoranSha/status/280067155049971713

    mooransh @ gmail . com

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  137. My favorite tradition is celebrating Christmas on Christmas Eve. I'm Polish and that's when we celebrate. At 12 dishes--no meat, only fish--must be served and you can't eat until the first star can be spotted in the night sky. :)

    Also, I'd be interested in contributing one of my Bookworm necklaces to the next round. You can check out "samples" at missnoveltea.etsy.com And if chosen, I can make a specific book necklace for the giveaway :)

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  138. My favorite tradition is getting a new ornament every year. It's usually something silly--a little punk rocker, for example.

    Also, I'm interested in supplying an item for the next giveaway. I make Bookworm necklaces (missnoveltea.etsy.com) and if chosen, I can definitely make a custom one for the giveaway! It doesn't even have to be a book, it can be a quote of some sort!

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  139. We don't have many traditions in our family for Christmas. The only thing is that my mom's fav night is Christmas Eve so we always get together to watch Christmas movies and hang out.

    I'm getting married in 6 months and we want to start our own traditions when we start having kids and I am just too excited for that!

    Thanks Kaelah for hosting such an awesome giveaway! Someone is going to be a very VERY happy person :)

    xo
    Nicole

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  140. I already liked LCH on Facebook!

    xo

    nicole.franson1@gmail.com

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  141. I liked Him & Honey on Facebook!

    xo

    nicole.franson1@gmail.com

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  142. I tweeted, already like you on FB and liked Him & Honey. I listed my family tradition earlier but I'll add another one. We always watch It's a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve and open one gift.

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  143. I tweeted!

    Thanks again!

    xo

    nicole.franson1@gmail.com

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  144. Being Jewish, my family does the typical "Chinese and a movie" routine. While so many other places are open on Christmas day, it's a fun tradition to keep alive!

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  145. Being Jewish, we do the whole "Chinese and a movie" routine. It's a bit old, but we still have fun with it!

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  146. My favorite holiday tradition growing up was baking chocolate chip cookies with my mum and hanging them on the Christmas tree. Now that I have a daughter (1yr old) I am hoping to continue the tradition with her.
    (following on GFC)

    darkthra@gmail.com

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  147. I "Liked" LCH on Facebook.

    darkthra@gmail.com

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  148. I "Liked" Him + Honey on Facebook.

    darkthra@gmail.com

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  149. This giveaway is marvelous! You are wonderful for supporting the handmade community.

    My favorite holiday tradition is sprinkling "reindeer dust" outside on Christmas Eve. It's a sparkly mix that will attract Santa's sleigh and ensure our house doesn't get passed. No matter how old (or where we are all living!) my mom makes sure we do it.

    -Hannah
    anoldstoryblog@yahoo.com

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  150. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/darkthra/status/280070904820690945

    darkthra@gmail.com

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  151. And tweeted at ya. :)

    https://twitter.com/hannah_rupp/status/280071233419227136

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  152. My family's holiday traditions are waking up super early on Christmas to exchange gifts. My favorite part is digging through my stocking! I love the little gifts the most :)

    --I did the twitter/fb things as well--

    Happy Holidays! My contact info is callyturner.5@gmail.com

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  153. we have so many traditions! but now that i'm old, my favorite might just be dad's bloody marys and mom's eggs benedict at christmas morning breakfast. love.

    following with gfc!

    lgaston1@gmail.com

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  154. Funny thing you're asking, as I'm currently writing a paper about Christmas customs for school (cultural studies) and I'm surrounded by books and reasearch this weekend. Anyway, I live in Poland, where Christmas is a huge deal; the most celebrated day is Christmas Eve. We have a nice dinner, which starts when the first star appears in the sky (my parents used to put presents under the tree when I was on a lookout for the star, sadly Santa and I always missed each other...), then we share christmas wafers called opłatek and wish each other happiness in the following year. And then there's actuall dinner, with tradicionally 12 dishes, all of them vegetarian and all of them have some meaning. I usually stick with pierogi :). There's always one plate more on the table, for a stranger who might come, as nobody should be alone and hungry on Christmas Eve. Then we open the presents, and that's it for my atheist family - but much more for catholics! Still, I am always amazed of how many of the old customs are still present during these holidays. In old Poland, Christmas Eve was the most magical day of all, and there are all sorts of forecasts and believes that have no right on other days. I truly love that.
    And during actual Christmas, I'm usually just watching Christmas episodes of my favourite shows and relaxing - this year waiting for Doctor Who the most!

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  155. i'm following lch on facebook as myself and souvenirs + resonance

    lgaston1@gmail.com

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  156. i'm following h+h on facebook as myself and souvenirs + resonance

    lgaston1@gmail.com

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  157. tweeted! (@souvnirsandreso)

    lgaston1@gmail.com

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  158. One side of my family is Jewish and the other is Catholic, so we have a bunch of little traditions, but on xmas eve my mom usually has a party and, although no one else participates, I always wear an ugly sweater :| my cousin tried with a sweater vest one year... close enough, haha. it's my tradition I guess!

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  159. What a lovely basket of handmade goodies!

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is decorating the tree together-- unwrapping all of the ornaments we gave one another over the years and admiring our favorites/ reliving experiences of Christmases past....

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  160. ps: I liked both those facebook pages! well only the him and honey since I had previously liked lch a while ago.. but didn't tweet anything as I do not have twitter.... lol

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  161. My hubby and I always watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation on Christmas night and we pig out on cake. I love that movie!!

    Awesome giveaway!

    C

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  162. Following! My family always has a massive dinner (HAM SAUCE OMG YES) on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas morning we open presents. It's nutty but I totally treasure these traditions; it wouldn't be Christmas without them!

    Thanks for the opportunity! Happy holidays! :)

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  163. what a super awesome giveaway! so many great gifts that I would be able to give to friends and family - and of course keep at least one thing for me (that doily!!)

    i would LOVE to take part in your next giveaway as well! I own The Hive Botanicals - http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHiveBotanicals I make all natural organic lip balms and soaps. you can also read my blog at veranellies.blogspot.com

    our main tradition each year is baking up tons of christmas cookies and watching movie marathons of my favorite holiday movies. - im currently doing a count down of my top 12 on my blog. (and yes, i already "follow" you =)

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