Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ho ho ho! Merry Whatever....

It's that time of year again.

Time to trim the tree....and watch the cats knock it over.

Time to wrap the gifts....and watch the cats shred the paper.

Time to visit with friends and family....and watch the cats jump in Aunt Brunhilde's lap, turning her allergies up to 11.

Yes, it's the Great Hanukkah-Christmas-Yule-Kwanzaa-Fest! To celebrate, I'm offering the following prizes to five (5) random and lucky winners. Here are the prizes and rules: (Did you really think there wouldn't be rules?)


Grand Prize: $25 OR Barnes & Noble Gift Card PLUS signed copy of BLOOD LAW

1st Prize: $15 OR Barnes & Nobile Gift Card PLUS signed copy of BLOOD LAW

2nd, 3rd, 4th Prizes: Signed copy of BLOOD LAW


1. To enter contest, leave a comment citing your favorite holiday song -- whether it be "Jingle Bells" or "Silent Night" or "Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer."

2. Contest is open to international participants. Note regarding shipping of signed copies of BLOOD LAW: Item may arrive after December 24-25, especially if shipped outside of the US.

3. Gift Cards will be sent electronically. Please DO NOT include your email address along with your entry. I will announce the winners here and provide instructions for contacting me to claim your prize.

4. Gift Card winners must choose either or Barnes & Noble. (No, you can't have both.)

5. Contest begins December 8 and ends December 16. Winners will be announced December 17.

Happy Merry Hanukkah-Christmas-Yule-Kwanzaa-Fest!


Rhianna said...

Oooh lemme think here... I'm so picky about Christmas tunes. I think "Blue Christmas" is my favorite. I know lots of other artists have done it but Elvis' version is my all time favorite.

...and my cats are already trying very hard to destroy the garland around the railing, the tree AND the light-up Christmas village my grandmother sent this year. Fortunately they both have a stocking that has a moveable candycane and pockets rating them from Nice to Lump of Coal Naughty. ;)

Happy Holidays Jeannie and thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

"Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" for sure. My mother hated that song because she thought everyone thought the song was about her. Actually, we did. If there was anyone in the family who would have too much eggnog - or beer - and get run over by a reindeer, it would be my mother.

When she died from breast cancer in 2004, her sister brought a one-quart beer bottle for the memorial service to place next to her picture. Sadly, that's what everyone remembers of her.

donnas said...

I love Little Drummer Boy especially the Bing Crosby/David Bowie version.

I dont do a lot of decorating because of my cats. Those are just disasters waiting to happen. One of them does like to help me wrap gifts though, although hes really not very helpful. And the other one tries to eat the ribbon. Yup its quite the exciting holiday season, how high can I hide the packages so they dont get destroyed.

Tez Miller said...

I generally hate holiday music. Yet I have a fondness for Wham!'s "Last Christmas". And Travis's cover version of it.

Make of that what you will ;-)

Sheree said...

Winter Wonderland is my hands down favorite. It's romantic as well as seasonal.

I don't have cats because I'm allergic to them. My sister had a great cat until her hubby got allergic to him. Too bad; I really liked that cat.

Heather Wigen said...

My favorite Christmas song is Where Are You Christmas from the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Jennifer said...

My favorite Christmas song is Silver Bells. We did a little play in my church's youth choir when I was teeny, and that song and part of the play was my favorite. I just stuck with me. Such a happy, joyful song. I have actually made a CD of all the different covers of that song that I can find. I think I'm up to about 11 that I really love now.

And the LOL cats are fantastic, they always make me smile. Thanks for the awesome contest :-) And merry Hanukkah-Christmas-Yule-Kwanzaa to you, too, lol. :-)

Vampire Book Club said...

Every year I seem to change out my favorites, but I have a thing for classics like Winter Wonderland and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

When it comes to non-traditional ones, I'm all about Christmas in Hollis and The 12 Pains of Xmas. LOL

Happy holidays, Jeannie, and thanks for the stellar giveaway. :)

- Chelsea / Vampire Book Club

Emily said...

My favorite Christmas song is Riu Chiu:

Riu riu chiu, la guarda ribera;
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera,
Dios guardo el lobo de neustra cordera.

Alexa said...

Cascada's version of Last Christmas :) At least for now.

Tanya1224 said...

I like "It must have been ol' Santa Claus" by Harry Connick Jr.
He makes it all lively and fun and has a very sexy voive =)
I'd love to win your book...must have it! Count me in please.
Happy Christmas!

Victoria said...

I love The Little Drummer Boy. It made me cry when I was a kid.
I love the cat photos. I used to put bows on my boys head. He's been gone 5 yrs now and I really miss him.

Raven said...

I actually like a few of the ones mentioned here. But I'm gonna say The Muppets "12 Days of Christmas" or "Ave Maria", depending on my mood. "Ave Maria" isn't always considered a Christmas song, but it's amazingly beautiful.
And the Muppets remind me of my childhood and always make me laugh.

Anonymous said...

It's beginning to look a lot like christmas =)

It always pops into my head at Christmas time

Deathlynx said...

Carol of the Bells, but instrumental version not the lyrical one...

dianeb said...

One of my favorites is the "12 Days of Cryptmas" by the Cryptkeeper, from Tales From the Crypt: Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas.

One the first day of Cryptmas
my ghoul love gave to me,
a trip to the

Tabitha Michelle said...

I'm a sucker for Winter Wonderland! It just makes me happy!

Happy Holidays!

wont said...

My favorite song is Jingle Bell Rock. No matter who sings it, it's fabulous.

Debi Murray said...

Any Christmas song as done by Mannheim Steamroller...I love orchestration!

Lesley said...

"God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen" is my favorite, the one with Barenaked Ladies and Sarah Maclachlan, I could listen to that on repeat all month! :p

Cats rule! My cat used to jump into the fake tree and eat the fake pine needles. We had to introduce him to the water gun. Muahaha >:D

Happy Holidays!

Toni said...

Let me see if I can get this to post this time... I love I'll Be Home for Christmas, but it always makes me cry.

Have a happy holiday and thanks for the fun giveaway!

Spav said...

My favourite holiday song is All I Want For Christmas Is You.