Thursday, December 04, 2008


I haven't felt Grinchy or Scroogy all week, thanks to you guys. I also know some of you are having tough times and still aren't feeling the holiday cheer, but hang in -- I've got some surprises coming for everyone that I hope will make things a little better.

In the meantime, the magic hat went to work tonight, and the winners of the Getting in the Spirit giveaway are:

Natalie Hatch, who has very hot Christmases in her corner of the world: "We're going through a heat wave at the moment so most people are going to the pool or the beach to cool off. I haven't put up decorations yet as my 20month old twins like to eat angels and christmas balls."

bamabelle, who is my new hero: "So far, I've been decorating the house and shopping. We put up small trees in both the kids' rooms this year, which was fun."

Keita Haruka, who is making my favorite kind of gift: "I'll be baking cookies for Yule and handing them out in little packets to my family."

Winners, when you have a chance please send your book title and ship-to address to so I can get these wishes granted. Thanks to everyone for joining in and sharing your holiday ideas, projects and fun with us.


  1. I didn't get my entry in on time. Nevertheless, I wanted to share. I'm one of those crazy guys who gives the gift of light to all his neighbors. We live in a very small town in Western Massachusetts, and a lot of our neighbors joke that the town's lights dim every evening when I turn on our outdoor Christmas lights.

    This video quality isn't the greatest, but it will give you some idea.

  2. Congratulations to all the winners!

    Tonight I get to do more preparation for the Christmas party at my parents house this Saturday. I'm really looking forward to it and I'm enjoying the decorations that have been put up at the house - it looks all Christmasy.

  3. Thank you so much, Lynn! I think a book is the best gift, so this is such a fun surprise. :)

    I'm sending you an email now. Congratulations to Natalie and Keita as well!

  4. Congrats to the winners!

    And thank you again, PBW, for your generosity :).

    I got a free toy penguin today. That cheered me up!

  5. Keita Haruka9:39 AM

    *blush* Thank you! I just don't know what to say. Contrats to the other winners, and Merry Christmas to all!