Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Secret Santa Blog Hop: December 17-19

Christmas time again. It's in the air. Music, decorations, Christmas books, Christmas movies. The presents, the commercials, the busy stores, the eggnog...You don't need me to go on, do you?

It comes and sneaks up on you so quick. The anticipation drives you mad, and then? It's gone. Like that. Like a fast moving rain storm that you barely had time to soak up the rain drops.

Some love it, some hate it. Some long for it year round.

In the sense of books and movies, do you ever read Christmas books year round? Or watch holiday themed movies? I do. It doesn't matter time time of year, I love to enjoy a good story or movie, even if it's centered around the holidays. Yes, it's more magical during the actual holiday, but that won't stop me from picking up a good book or watching a movie.

What about you? Do you read Christmas stories at any time?

Check out this link, and you can follow along to the other stops on this blog hop! Good luck!

Oh, and my giveaway is a copy of Wendy Corsi Staub's SLEEPWALKER  She's one of my favorite authors, and I have an extra copy lyaing around. It's a print book.

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Thanks for the fun post and hop! I try and watch at least once a season, While You Were Sleeping and White Christmas or Holiday Inn :)

  2. I'm not picky, I'll read them anytime of the year lol
    Networked Blogs: Cassandra Hicks
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  3. I tend to read them at the holidays. Thanks for the hop. I followed.

    mslasha at gmail dot com

  4. I read holiday books all'm not picky ....I've been known to read Valentines books in the summer and Christmas books in the Thanks for the giveaway

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  5. What about you? I actually have two movies that I watch during the year to my family's dismay. My number one favorite being "Auntie Mame" starring Rosalind Russell. Do you read Christmas stories at any time? Yes. Anytime my heart needs a good lift, I read Victorian Christmas stories.

  6. yes i do who dosnt like a little cgristmas all year long
    gfc kimberly
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  7. I will read Christmas stories year-round! Sometimes when I'm down, I'll dig out a couple of holiday anthologies as a quick cheer-me-up. Holiday movies, however, I prefer more in the actual season.

    Enjoying the blog hop! What fun!!

    rowanworth (at) comcast dot net

  8. I do read Christmas stories and my favorite is One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!

  9. I'm not picky. I read holiday books anytime of the year. :) I just like a good story.

    Thanks for for the chance to win. Merry Christmas!!

    Signed up for emails, too.
    kmnbooks at yahoo dot com

  10. I do. I love holiday stories, so I tend to read them whenever I need a pick me up :D

    I also follow your blog

  11. I still love the feel of a bookin my hand even though a kindle will help me alot.i read Christmas stories all the time. Sometimes the magical lift they give me is needed year round. I am following you

  12. If it is a good story I read it regardless of Holiday season or not.
    GFC - K April Holgate
    Thanks for the Awesome Hop!

  13. cky15: do I read during the holiday christmas stories help lift your spirit and get in the mood for the holiday. Hey doesn't matter what book you read to cheer you up.

  14. I don't really read Christmas books but if I ever start or find some good ones I would red them year round. Thanks for the great hop. I follow on gfc-magic5905
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  15. Thanks for having the blog hop. I get introduced to a lot of authors I have yet to read.

  16. Hello, thanks for the giveaway! I don't really read Christmas books until this time of the year. I don't know why, but it just puts me in the spirit. :)

  17. I usually read Christmas books all year round.
    Thanks for being a part of the blog hop and Happy Holiday

    Leela Lou

  18. Sometimes I sneak in a few Christmas books early...


  19. I am a Holiday lover. Christmas is my favorite holiday so I too love holiday movies and books. I read them year round but they tend to warm the heart a little more when they happen in the holiday season.

  20. Follower, and yes I read those holiday stories any time of the year. I may buy them at Christmas and not get to them til April or even the next Christmas, sigh.
    Seawitchreviews at yahoo dot com

  21. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! I like to read them all year. I especially like them through the holidays but anytime of the year is great for me! :) Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
    GFC: shadow_kohler

  22. Absolutely! I love holiday stories, no matter what time of year...or what holiday it is. :-)

    Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

  23. I love Christmas and can read a good Christmas story any time of the year!

    Just stopping by to say 'hi' to my fellow Secret Santa bloghoppers before it finishes!

    Happy Christmas!

  24. I love a good Christmas story any time of the year. I also have a few of my all time favorite Christmas songs on my mp3 to listen to all year long.

    Gotcha followed. maccrowne@

  25. What about you? Do you read Christmas stories at any time?

    Depends on the story

    Happy Holidays


  26. Time of year doesn't matter to me, I love the 'take me away' aspect of books so if it teleports me another season along with another town/time, I am happy with that. *smiles*

    Hoping you have a blessed and merry Christmas.

    I follow via email

  27. Time of year doesn't matter to me either. I love Christmas books, music & movies all year long.

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