Merry Christmas my friends!!! I’m giving away another $25 gift card. :)

by Maryse on December 25, 2013 · 163 comments

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Christmas is finally here, and my husband and I are already kind of pouting that we’ve got another year to go before being here again.

But wait! We’ve still got the rest of tonight, and then this whole week until January 1st is still “Holiday-mode” right? No need to full-on pout. Christmas movies are still playing, and New Years is a BLAST and we’ve got a whole week of anticipation for that!!

But for the last “Countdown to Christmas” giveaway, I’ve got one happy yet lonely $25 Amazon gift card just waiting to be claimed. And maybe it’s yours!

Time to give away a $25.00 gift card to one lucky winner here today! (and I will also be making a donation to the “Ronald McDonald House” organization (

How to enter for a chance to win the gift card? Just leave a comment below telling me your funniest or most exciting moment today, and tomorrow by 11pm EST (Thursday December 26th 2013), I will randomly select ONE winner (to win a $25 gift card). The winner will be contacted and once I receive a response back confirming the address information, I will send off the gift card.

P.S. Feel free to include a link to videos and photos if you have them up. I’d love to see (but it’s not necessary to enter. It’s just for our fun viewing pleasure). :)

NOTE: The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email notification. If no response is received, I will randomly select another winner. Make sure to check your email, so you do not lose your chance. This is open to anyone that can receive an emailed giftcard from either of these two companies.

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{ 163 comments… read them below or add one }

Taylor P December 25, 2013 at 6:40 PM

The best thing today was watching the little ones and sharing in their Christmas excitement.

Noelle December 25, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Merry Christmas! A week ago, I sent a picture to News 12 of my dog laying by the fireplace with Christmas decorations in the background. I have been watching the news everyday waiting to see it they would post the picture and today, they finally did! It was very exciting to see. I’m a proud doggy mama! :)

Jay-bee sleeping by the warmth of the fireplace
Picture 21 out of 36

Corinne December 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

We have a 8 month old Morkie (Yorkie/Maltese mix). This is her first Christmas and she opened her presents along with the rest of the family. It was hilarious. She had so much fun, ripping paper, pulling out toys. I think she had more fun than anyone else, and we had a blast watching her.

Nicole December 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Seeing my 2 year old daughter’s face when she saw all her presents under the tree :)

Brenda December 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Now that my son has graduated from college and lives in another state, the most exciting part of the holiday is having him home again!

Love the Christmas card you posted. Hope your Christmas was one of your best! :)

Tracie December 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Watching my grand kids (9,8,7 and 4) open the xbox they were sure they weren’t getting.

Alison December 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

My 4 year old son had an awesome light saber battle with Darth Vadar!

Michelle December 25, 2013 at 7:16 PM

When your struggling with what to get a 10 year old boy for Christmas and then that morning they tell you it was the best Christmas they have ever had – makes me feel all warm and full of love!!!

Alessia Scalora December 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Um my funniest moment today was talking about inappropriate bathroom humor at the Christmas Dinner. I have an innapropriate family and I love it!!! LOL

Allyson December 25, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Funniest moment: when my Muslim friend messaged me “merry christmas” and I said “merry christmas” back, and then he was all “I’m not Christian, damn it! Don’t shove your religion down my throat ;-)

Did I mention I’m Jewish?? ;-)

Linh December 25, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Just love watching my little girls open all their gifts on christmas morning.

Merry Christmas Maryse!!

Lori jackson December 25, 2013 at 7:25 PM

My daughter going through her stocking-she is hilarious!

Donna Newman December 25, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Seeing my son’s face when he opened his present that had his PS3 in it. He didn’t think he was gonna get and has been begging for years.

ashley namie December 25, 2013 at 7:26 PM

My funniest moment today was watching my 5 1/2 year old daughter sing and dance with her new microphone and stand. She was a cross between Elvis and a heavy metal band. It was absolutely hilarious!

Lisa December 25, 2013 at 7:27 PM

The funniest moment, and the one that took my breath away, was when my 22 year old daughter opened her present and became the excited 5 year old litle girl again! I’m tearing up now just by remembering it!

Val December 25, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Not leaving the house at all.

Shari December 25, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Favorite memory is being with my family our annual Christmas brunch. Family, good food and lots of fun!

Denice December 25, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Looking in my stocking and seeing my boys got me JT…his CD at least!!

Jean Pak December 25, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Thought the kids would wake us up in the morning to open the presents, but when i woke up, i heard them outside already opening the presents. I guess it is a lot to ask a 5 and 3 year old to wait for their parents to wake up to open their presents.

Love their exicitement!

heather December 25, 2013 at 7:28 PM

I was excited to see the hilarious expressions on my daughters and cousins face when they opened up their new wii.

Naiky Brown December 25, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Listening to my girls explain to their neighbors how Christmas is not about gifts but about spending time with family and Jesus’s birthday! It made my year!! Such a proud mommy!

Maryse December 25, 2013 at 7:29 PM

LOL Allyson!!!!

Maryse December 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM

P.S. Feel free to link up videos and photos!! :D I’d love to see.

Amy P. December 25, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Getting a call from my nieces to wish me a Merry Christmas.

Gretchen December 25, 2013 at 7:34 PM

I loved seeing my 3 daughters so excited about all their gifts!

Andrea Schiltz December 25, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Just watching our daughter who is seven. Precious and funny at times.

Sarah B December 25, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Knowing that it took 12 months of saving, 3 weeks of shopping, endless preparing, and three paper cuts later… All the wrapping was complete after midnight, Christmas Eve. My boys were up with the roosters, and ten minutes later before my first cup of coffee was even brewed. It.was.over. Merry Christmas!

Kat P December 25, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Listening to my bro and sis run around with their new flashlights asking each our if they been drinking. Crazies :)

Rose December 25, 2013 at 7:38 PM

My husband left to get a wire to connect a new game and took all the kids except the 10yr old who got a new bow and arrow set which he’d kept touching but “dad said to wait until they could go outside”. I told him to set it up with the target that looked too big to miss….. well, it worked for 4 shots but then the fifth hit a wall. So… we moved pictures and shared a secret but I thought it was too funny not to share a few hours later and luckily arrows leave “small” holes- lol!

Feifei December 25, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Among other gifts I got from my sister, I received a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates (YUM :D ). What started as a “Who can eat the most chocolate in a minute” contest turned out to be a chocolate bath and both me and my sister ended up with brown faces teeehee!

Antonella December 25, 2013 at 7:42 PM

The kids putting knee pads on to their arms and pretending to be super heroes running all around the house, with their special powers.

Tina December 25, 2013 at 7:45 PM

My funniest moment was when I asked my dad where the other package was that he got my mom. He didn’t have any idea, he forgot all about it! There he was searching the house and finally found it, but I had to wrap it! Good thing he did remember, it was a Coach bag and wallet!

Donna December 25, 2013 at 7:49 PM

My son (age 4) woke up and found he had the entire set of dragons (5) from dragons of berk cartoon. Then he proceeded to tell me that Santa has a magic toy machine that create all his toys. (when we looked at the toys in the store yesterday they only had one of the dragons left) It was too cute!

Natalie R December 25, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Funniest moment playing charades with the family my sister looks at her card back at us then asks can l use sounds lol

Nicky December 25, 2013 at 7:52 PM

My 3yo wearing her tutu dress, then putting her arm pads, knee pads and helmet on it was very cute!

Kim Thomas December 25, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Receiving a Neil Diamond Greatest hits CD. Fun and exciting!

Lindsay December 25, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Me spending hundreds of dollars on iPads, video games, head sets, etc.. and what do my boys end up playing with all day? Sling shots I got them as part of a gag gift. Watching them shoot at each other was just priceless. Boys and their toys.

Franceis December 25, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Having to spend Christmas Eve with the family and not worrying about working the next day. ;)

Alison December 25, 2013 at 8:01 PM

My kids telling me they had the best Christmas ever!

Bev December 25, 2013 at 8:01 PM

My husband put the ham in the oven to cook at 10 a.m. At 1 p.m. he goes and checks on it and turns out he didn’t even turn the stove on! We ended up having to wait another 3 1/2 hours for the ham to cook.

Holley December 25, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Opening my Kindle Paperwhite

steph g. December 25, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Here’s to another great year of reading. Happy holidays

vicki December 25, 2013 at 8:14 PM

I threatened my 6 yr. old with coal in her stocking and she genuinely got excited about that….. little too much Minecraft for that one! Lol!

Jennifer December 25, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Hearing my five year old repeat, “you got me exactly what I wanted for Christmas!” And a hug….made the stress worth it!

Ashley December 25, 2013 at 8:17 PM

The most exciting moment was opening my kitchen aid mixer!!! Next best thing other than reading is baking goodies to eat while reading! Merry Christmas everyone!

Tracie December 25, 2013 at 8:18 PM

My favorite time today has been watching my husband spend the entire day putting together this car race track for his son… He wants to enjoy his own presents but is determined to get this track done for his son, despite the seeming incomplete kit :-) it’s been precious!

leanne jacobson December 25, 2013 at 8:31 PM

the best thing today was getting my oldest daughter her presents she freaked out on one and only one. Was is the Xbox 360? Nope was it the kindle for books? wrong again. it was the 1D CD that has been playing all day. She hasn’t even really done anything thing with the others. LOL

Stephenie December 25, 2013 at 8:47 PM

My favorite time was opening presents with my family!! Loved it!!

Ashley Millard December 25, 2013 at 8:48 PM

The funniest part of our day was watching our mini dachshund destroy three toys in the span of about 5 minutes. He was almost more entertaining than opening our gifts!

Nicole December 25, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Watching both my kids, but especially my teenage son, act like a kid again opening presents and just seeing the smiles on both of their faces

Robin Mitzelos December 25, 2013 at 8:49 PM

I was taking a bath to relax after all the tree stuff and my dog a small mixed breed decided to hop in and join me! Was not expecting it but something made her want to hop right in. Usually she comes up to the tub sniffs and toddles out. Not this time, this time she hopped up and dropped herself right in to the delight and giggles of my husband!

Lisa B December 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM

I was kinda depressed because my daughter and grandkids live in Arizona and couldn’t be here, my son in Florida couldn’t be here, my son in Georgia couldn’t be here. My youngest son and his fiancee were here, so that was a blessing. but late last night my youngest son said “hey mom, here’s one of your Christmas presents”, I turn around to see my son from Georgia! He decided to surprise me and drove up late, late last night!!! Of course I cried! Love my children so much! :)

Melissa C December 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM

The best think about today was watching my little ones playing with their new toys together. :)

Kerri December 25, 2013 at 8:58 PM

My girls getting their 1 direction tickets. Their reaction was priceless. Merry Christmas!

Heather December 25, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Hearing my 5-year-old say his daddy is his best friend! Priceless words that I’ll cherish!

Lynne December 25, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse!! My favorite moment today was opening gifts this morning. My 2 daughters have graduated college & both have jobs, so I got some really good presents, LOL :)

tricia edwards December 25, 2013 at 9:19 PM

i have two funny things

1. my sister thinks awesome thoughts like me. I made her a microphone from a christmas wrapping paper tube and she surprised me with one made as a sword. We were in our 30s using our tube microphones and having sword fights…..Loved it!!
2. my grandmas dog got out today. Shes a little rascal…..but she brought my grandma back a dead frozen squirrel. she was so proud of herself.
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!!!

Sandi December 25, 2013 at 9:22 PM

At the risk of being banned from your web site :) . My kids were talking about CPR and my dad being the jokester that he is said that if anyone had a bad case of gas they could just use a hose to give them the “air”–my son called it “ass-phyxiation” I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe.
Merry Christmas!

Shelly W December 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

My step daughters little dog, he weighs all of 5 pounds, actually opens his own gifts. He tore the paper off and then dropped the toy in her lap to take out of the package for him to play with.

Carra Saigh December 25, 2013 at 9:34 PM

My funny for today…at Christmas brunch with the family, my nephew opens his first gift (from me & DH), sees what it is and immediately starts ripping open the box to pull the toy out and play…SIL says, how about opening the rest of your gifts first, then you can play? He replies, “Why, when I can play with this one RIGHT NOW?” That actually made me snort-laugh LOL. But she did convince him to open the rest so he would open one, see what it was, push it right out of the way and tear into the next so he could quickly plow through them all and get back to playing.

Misty miller December 25, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Funniest moment was going over the bridge by the paper mill, I asked my boys what stinks and my 5 year old replied “uncle michaels socks!”

Cezanne December 25, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Watching my son open presents. He’s 3 and he tried to stay up and peak for Santa last night, so when he woke up this morning he was so excited to see all his presents. The race car track he has been asking for put the biggest smile on his face.

Trisha December 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Watching our cats getting high on toys we didn’t know had catnip in them! Our daughters were cracking up!

Julia S. December 25, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I was at a Christmas get-together and we were playing “dirty santa.” A guy brings some large superman underwear for an adult, as well as a matching adult superman cape. The underwear was also filled with a huge sausage!!! We got down. Hilarious!!!!

Brooke December 25, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Our house was at “war” today using my daughters’ new crossbow and bow & arrow:)

Nancy December 25, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Listening to my almost 4 yr old granddaughter tell us about her presents. Especially the pink fishing pole & cowboy boots with the pink stars!!

Julie December 25, 2013 at 10:03 PM

I had a wonderful day with my husband and kids but my best memory I’ll have this season was a few days ago when I flew (from no Cal) to NYC where my parents (from So Cal) and sister and her family (from DC) were spending the weekend. I completely surprised them when I bumped into them on the streets of NYC. Best surprise ever.

Renee December 25, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Gotta love when you child gets This Is Us The 1D movie ….Oh the squeals

Lyndsey December 25, 2013 at 10:09 PM

the most exciting thing i did today was get off work @ 7oclock :)

Jacque December 25, 2013 at 10:12 PM

The funniest/best part of my Christmas was when my grandson opened his fuzzy camo slippers he said “This is the best gift ever!” who would of thought the 4 dollar fuzzy slippers would have been the best gift ever.

Tammie December 25, 2013 at 10:13 PM

I love all my boys (men now) but one of the three doesn’t live close to me but he came home for Christmas. Haven’t seen him in a year. Thank goodness for Skype but it’s not the same as having him here to squeeze when I want.

Dana Rar December 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

After opening presents this morning my 4 year old niece picks up her play phone and says “I’m going to call your work.” “Do you know where I work?” She nodded. “Hello Mr. Policeman, Auntie Nayna isn’t going to work today it’s Christmas.” And looked at with my puppy eyes because I had to go to work and leave her. Love that child like my own.

Babs December 25, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Most exciting was my brother, niece and two nephews surprising us by driving overnight from Texas to spend Christmas with us in Missouri. My brother hasn’t been with us for Christmas since he moved to Texas seven years ago because he manages a jewelry store and this is their busiest time of year. So grateful we could all be together this Christmas!!

Jen F. December 25, 2013 at 10:16 PM

The funniest part of today, though I shouldn’t laugh, was watching my dog running (hopping) in the backyard with her bandaged paw. She hurt herself yesterday while running around having a good time.

Barb December 25, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Had a handmade quilt made for my husband, and I hid it in a Rubbermaid tote until I could wrap it. My mother stopped by and asked if I wanted her to wrap it up while he was out of the house. Instead of wrapping the correct tote, she wrapped the empty Christmas tree tote that only contained broken Christmas lights… You should have seen our faces when he opened the empty tote that contained only broken lights.

Debra December 25, 2013 at 10:31 PM

I hid my daughter’s present last week and couldn’t find it 5 days later. I tore up the house for three days. Finally found it at midnight Christmas eve.

Alicia B December 25, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Merry Christmas! I made a nice Christmas breakfast for my husband and brother-in-law who is visiting, left my plate on the table unattended for about 30 seconds and came back to find my Great Dane (who usually has great table manners!) had already managed to eat the majority of food off my plate! Thankfully she didn’t get to everyone else’s yet before I caught her :)

Kim December 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM

The funniest part of today was catching the movie The Wolf of Wall Street after Christmas dinner. Who would ever expect a Scorsese/DiCaprio collaboration to be so funny. It was a great way to finish off the perfect Christmas Day spent with my family.

Nancy Parken December 25, 2013 at 10:37 PM

ALL my Grandkids made it to our house for Christmas & lots of fun!!!

Donna December 25, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Loved seeing the looks on my kid’s faces when they opened something they really wanted.

Michelle M December 25, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Funniest moments were playing Catch Phrase with my husband, my sister and brother-in-law, and my son and daughter-in-law. My daughter-in-law is from China and still learning a lot of English, especially the art of cursing in English. I admit our family curses like sailors and it’s funnier than hell to hear her cursing like one of my own but with a Chinese accent. :-D

Acacia Byrd December 25, 2013 at 10:47 PM

The funniest thing today was my 3yr old cousin, who is just learning to talk in full sentences, screaming at his older sister to bring him his gifts and that he was sitting next to HIS granny. Not anybody elses but HIS granny.

Marisa Brown December 25, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse!! My hubby and I hosted our 1st Christmas in our home this year with our families. While exchanging gifts, my Godmother clunked me in the head with one. I just sat there in disbelief until she saw my face and started laughing…to which she then said, “Oh, no! I just peed!!” Totally peed herself because of whacking me in the head…thank goodness the bag was light! =)

Helen December 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! Best part of today was seeing my kids faces when they got their present from Santa.

bonnie December 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM

The best thing that happened today was when my son opened his present from Santa and was speechless with his mouth hanging open – he got an ipad mini and it really did bring tears to his eyes!!! He’s 10 years old :-)

Malisa December 25, 2013 at 11:14 PM

My favorite Christmas moment today was giving my sister her present. She always claims she buys me better presents than I buy her ( not true, she is just a tough person to buy gifts for! :) This year, I was determined to give her a present she would love. Since she likes to hike, I bought her a Camelbak. I loved watching her face when she opened her present. She was very surprised, and it made my day to see how happy she was. Merry Christmas!

Silvia December 25, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I gave my husband a little remote controlled helicopter for Christmas so of course he had to try it out and waited until I was in the shower. He brought it into the bedroom. I didn’t see it on the armoire and as I was slipping on my t-shirt over my head the first thing I saw was it hovering in front of my face! I almost had a coronary! He thought it was funny…me, not so much.

Christian December 25, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Having a nerf gun fight with my kids and husband!

Jennifer Haley December 25, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Watching my 3 year old daughter walk by our tree this morning about ten or so times (since it was dark) and not realizing santa had came. It was great to see her face when she saw her new scooter.

Minha December 25, 2013 at 11:37 PM

The best thing today was being able to talk and see my family in Brazil through FaceTime. Got to love technology… 16 years of America and it’s the fist time I feel like I spend Chritmas with both families here and there!!! :)

Britney Boyd December 25, 2013 at 11:50 PM

My almost 2 yr old daughter insisted that her new toy monkey “pooped & it stinks”…when it was actually her;-)

Jacee December 25, 2013 at 11:51 PM

My favorite part was getting all my siblings, nieces, and nephews together to get pictures for my Mom. There’s 22 of us all together so it’s pretty comical.

Lauren Birch December 25, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Best part of today was my 3 yo saying it was the best day of her life. And her twin brother kissing a pack of Starburst saying it was the best present ever

Nikee McFann December 25, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Best part of today was seeing my two little ones light up with joy & excitement. I also love that my hubby, my 4 yr old son, my 7mo old son and myself all wore matching “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” shirts. Also two funny things today:

1. Around 2am last night (technically today) my hubby and I walked into the living room to put out Santa’s gifts. I asked my hubby what he did with the cookies my 4yr old and I had laid out, and he had no idea. It dawned on us our dog ate them! She even tried to drink the milk, bc it had slobber on it! Haha

2. My 4yr old received a tin ful of Spongebob chapsticks. Tonight he came and asked me, “Where is my makeup, mom? Want to put On my makeup.” lol We corrected him and he still asked me a second time where his makeup is. And then a third time. Haha

Debra Leibowitz December 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Funniest part of the day was watching my niece toss the actual gifts aside and play with the gift bags and tissue paper.

heather December 26, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Funniest part of the day was watching our dogs go CRAZY for the left over wrapping paper like they were trying to build a fort with it! Merry Christmas God Bless.

Jenn December 26, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Thanks for the giveaways.

Rachel December 26, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Just getting to be home with my husband and two sons because my youngest has been in the hospital for 3 months and finally got to come home 2 weeks ago so it was just great to have Christmas as a whole family. By the way I think it is great that you are donating to the Ronald mcdonald house I can’t even explain how greatful all of my fellow NICU moms are for them and being able to have a way to be near our children for those of us that don’t live near the hospitals.

Emily December 26, 2013 at 12:56 AM

The best part of today was being together with my family. There are a lot of us…so it is a mad house!!! We ended the day with a tissue paper and wrapping paper fight :)

Michelle December 26, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Watching all the kids open their presents

Kim December 26, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Watching my children open their presents,then having my son tell me that the Bible his grandmother gave him was the best gift he got.

Peju Garraway December 26, 2013 at 1:30 AM

The funniest thing that happend today is that my sister and I ghost each other the same gift ereader gift cards

Leilani December 26, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Booking a flight on Christmas Day to visit the in-laws. Totally unplanned, spur of the moment thing! The surprise on their faces as we showed up at their door – PRICELESS!!

Annie December 26, 2013 at 2:58 AM

This was the first Christmas spent alone (hubby only) at home. Very different than the usual family filled or destination xmas’.

Lisa Duvernay December 26, 2013 at 3:16 AM

We celebrated Christmas Dinner at my sisters house this year. As my sister was making a toast and mentioned me, my nine year old nephew said, “wait a minute, Lisa’s your sister?!” We all cracked up because my sister and I have always been mistaken for twins!

Elle December 26, 2013 at 3:56 AM

Merry Christmas Maryse. Not really fun, but my favorite moments were the delicious times my family and I had around the dining table!

Jessica Mobbs December 26, 2013 at 4:43 AM

The most exciting thing today: my wish was granted! Michelle Valentine is going to give me a signed book from the Black Falcon series! I had a total fangirl moment! I squeed, happy danced, and had a constant smile on my face! Thanks for the giveaway!

Esther December 26, 2013 at 5:16 AM

Thanks for the giveaways.

Sharon Betts December 26, 2013 at 5:21 AM

Funniest was watching my son, super excited and desperate to get to his presents (we don’t allow them in the living room until after breakfast). Best was receiving a small cushion, made by my older son (13) where he’d even designed the pattern and printed it – all at school.

Jade December 26, 2013 at 5:47 AM

Best part of the day was coming home this morning after a day&night shift at the ER…I can join the family party at last!!!
Happy holidays to everyone!

Lauren December 26, 2013 at 6:17 AM

Actually, because it’s an odd year, my kids were with their dad on Christmas. OUR Christmas is today. I wrote a note to Santa after the divorce & asked him to come Christmas night on odd years. It’s worked so far & my kids love having 2 Christmases.

Hope December 26, 2013 at 6:18 AM

9 year olds letter to Santa was awesome. He response back- hilarious.

Deanna December 26, 2013 at 7:24 AM

My grandma bought me the thirtieth edition cannage patch doll with a puppy because she said I always lit up when I talked about my first one I received in 1983.

Doris December 26, 2013 at 7:42 AM

Watching the cats dive headfirst into all the paper after all the unwrapping. Hilarious!!

Nancy L.R. December 26, 2013 at 7:59 AM

Most exciting/funniest moment was watching little brother tear into his presents!

Little brother after opening presents: “Santa, we’re friends and all, but clothes? Really?” LOL

Lauren December 26, 2013 at 8:40 AM

We played Cards Against Humanity on Christmas Eve. There was a lot of awkward but hilarious explaining of terms to my in-laws

Lisa76 December 26, 2013 at 8:44 AM

best part of Christmas was my husband telling me over and over again how much he admires me being a good mother and pulling off another great holiday for our kids & family.

ClaudiaF December 26, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Got my car stuck in snow when my sister and I went to put wreaths at the cemetery. Took two husbands and two college boys to get it out.

kim December 26, 2013 at 8:49 AM

My sister-in-law was really not into Christmas this year, as her and my husband lost their last parent inJuly. My birthday is the 25th so she gave me a bag with a note saying that for my birthday she was getting me a subscription for People, she hadn’t done it yet but would soon. Then I pulled out the magazine which was a large special edition. Only problem, it was spanish version which I can’t read.

AimeeD December 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Elf on a Shelf — is great when your children are not the ONLY kids in the family. My son LOVES elf and has even taken it as far as constructing a home for him. He used an empty paper box and cut a door and window out for elf; created a fire place with little tiny twigs for elf to build a fire; made a little book titled ‘Elf Story’ and a bed to lay his head. This year elf (aka Cookie Crumbs or CC) has been up to some serious mischief coloring our milk pink, fishing with Goldfish, papering the bathroom with TP. But the best one was when he decided it would be great to scan himself on our printer. He gave us quite the show taking snap shots like a center fold model — we even got one of his butt!! *sigh* good times, good times.

Pam December 26, 2013 at 9:33 AM

In order to be able to open presents, my kids have to play music for us. They decided on guitar this year. Loved it!

Jennifer N December 26, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Watching my three kids open their presents is the best. Once a year to be able to spoil them. Also to be with family. Thanks for the giveaway;)

Timitra December 26, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Watching my nephew play with his new toys.

Tracie Dickinson December 26, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I got my 23 year old son a gift and put it in a gag gift box. The box displayed a “alarm clock radio / bacon & egg griddle – all in one”. So – when the alarm goes off, you wake up to bacon and eggs ready to eat.
He was actually disappointed when he found the Abercrombie hoodie inside and found the box to be a joke!

Barbara December 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Believe it or not, rolling our mom’s wheelchair over some bubble wrap to make it sounds like firecrackers going off. My kids thought we were nuts. hahaha

Angela Nightingale December 26, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Out funniest moment was when our new christmas puppy decided to open our presents himself. The kids laughed about that all day long. The puppy (Blu) was by far their most exciting thing!!

Pamela Patterson December 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM

I wanted to go on a sleigh ride for Christmas. Not something we have in abundance around here. My hubby took me to a light show in our small town of eton and he then proceeded to take me to the 4 wheeler sleigh ride that was featured there. Wow it was fun but I sure missed the horses those 4 wheeler put off a lot of gas fumes. But he tried only in the south as my mom would say could this happen. I am from the north but now I am a southie.

Deija December 26, 2013 at 11:02 AM

My uncle walked around singing Christmas carols….but he didn’t know the lyrics…..THEN he tried to rap about going to family dollar

Sarah December 26, 2013 at 11:05 AM

My son crying during gift opening. I’m not even sure why???

Lisa Brown December 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Most exciting moment was when the kids where opening their gifts…they loved everything they received, especially the Radio Flyer bike from “Santa”.
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Marsha December 26, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Watching the doggies tear into their “treats” under the tree :)

Chanpreet December 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Getting dressed up for last night’s Christmas get together in the outfit my mom’s cousin sent for me from India and having my brothers tell me I looked pregnant while my mom was adamant I looked alright and should wear it. Unless it’s an immaculate conception sort of thing, pregnancy is not possible!

Tessa December 26, 2013 at 11:31 AM

My 2 year old giving a gift to our a Dog and telling the dog to open his present. It was really cute!

Patricia December 26, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Dressing my 3-year-old identical twin boys as elves. They’re so cute!

Jacque December 26, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Having all the kids shaking their presents and screaming what they think is inside. Now imagine that with about 8 kids, doing it at the same Very cute.

Becca December 26, 2013 at 11:55 AM

My children were trying to figure out how Santa Claus could get into the house to leave presents under the tree. They finally decided that it was easy for him b/c he was already IN the house, announcing that they had figured out that Grandpa was Santa on account of his big tummy. Oh dear, haha

Tracie December 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM

The most exciting moment yesterday was my kids jumping up at 5am so that they could open their presents before I went to work!!! Love their excitement!!!!

Lisa December 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Most exciting moment was watching my kids open a present they had no idea they were getting!

ajw December 26, 2013 at 12:55 PM

My little girl with her life size Barbie. It is bigger than her. She took her to nap and everything.

Raechel December 26, 2013 at 1:07 PM

I gave my hubby a present that said “Your my favy” after a 3 minute rant to our family about the use of your/you’re he opened his gift…a T-Shirt that says : “You had me at the proper use of “you’re”. I laughed so hard I was crying!!!
Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

bn100 December 26, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Opening the presents

Kristen Kocher December 26, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Had a great time playing games with family on Christmas night…we played Apples to Apples, Would you Rather, and more…you can imagine the chaos! :)

Tracie December 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Watching the kids open their gifts and get so excited because they were books!!! :-)

Hai K December 26, 2013 at 1:40 PM

My two year old kept saying “cheese” then proceeded to take pictures of family with his play camera. He would follow his dad and take pictures as his dad was taking them.

Louise Charlton December 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM

The most exciting moment was when I opened my present from my husband and screamed his ear off – I got Michael Buble tickets for his 2nd show this summer in Montreal – yeah! A merry Christmas and a great happy New Year Maryse!

Jen C. December 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM

My 5 yo daughter came out of the bathroom and told me that she just pooped out a Storm Trooper. LOL We’ve been watching Star Wars…
Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy December 26, 2013 at 2:39 PM

We had a great time playing Catch Phrase with the kids and grandparents. Our daughter trying to describe Happy Hour was a riot!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Mick Murphy December 26, 2013 at 2:51 PM

My daughter’s face when she opened her new camera on Christmas morning. She had no idea and was ecstatic! I wish I could’ve captured that moment on film. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mellisa December 26, 2013 at 3:56 PM

My family always spends holidays at my sisters. There is a nice patio in her back yard that faces the golf course. My sister has an outdoor couch set on her patio that is comfy!! In AZ the weathers always great this time of year! So there is always a small group of us that sit out there.

To get to the patio, there is an extra large sliding glass door you have to go through. The glass door is always open & the screen door is always closed. Every year since my son was four, some version of this has happened!

I was sitting outside talking with my Mom, Sister and my Aunt. My son got a tablet for Xmas & was yelling “Mom, Mom, Mom look what I downloaded!” Holding up his tablet & waving it at me! He was running while doing this and staring at me & shouting about how cool his tablet is!

And BAM!! That’s when it happened again!! He ran straight through the screen door! It goes flying off the rails he crashed to the ground! A shocked look on his face! Everyone was laughing so hard! He’s always so shocked when he does it! He does it every holiday!!

The last time was at Halloween!

Elizabeth Tsamperis December 26, 2013 at 4:10 PM

The funniest moment was when trying to put a simple doll house together which took three adults to assemble! But it was worth the excitement and happiness in my daughters eyes.

Pamela December 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Most memorable moment was when Santa (my husband)left the xmas presents in the car with the car keys inside. Do u know how hard it is to find a lock smith on xmas day. Well a lock smith finally came an d when he was leaving my son said, “thanx Santa” my son is 2.

Sara December 26, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Watching my 3 year old baby girl and her 4 year old cousin talking about the Christmas toys they received.

Dawn M. December 26, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Spending Christmas with my parents and my aunt who recently lost her husband. Spending time with family is priceless!

Trisha H. December 26, 2013 at 6:18 PM

My favorite moment was seeing my 2 year old freak out when he saw the tool bench Santa brought.

Heather December 26, 2013 at 6:33 PM

One of my funniest moments was when we were telling my son (he’s 5 and hilarious) that Charlie Brown was coming on. He looks at the T.V. and then at his grandma and very seriously says ” Why do they call him Charlie Brown he’s not brown He’s Peach” ever since then we can’t say Charlie Brown.

He also Jumped up and down and went crazy when he opened all of his presents. He was a VERY excited little boy and his birthday is January 6 so he’s ready to be excited and have a party all over again.

Sarah December 26, 2013 at 8:06 PM

My favorite moment was seeing the excitement on my oldest (10 year olds) face when he walked into the living room. He has bee questioning Santa this year so I was not sure what to expect. He was so excited that Santa brought him a new basketball hoop. One more year to enjoy childhood!

Sandy December 26, 2013 at 9:15 PM

My most exciting moment was seeing my nephews play with their new Smurf toys today! They’re so cute!

Kelley December 26, 2013 at 9:30 PM

The funniest moment of Christmas was when my 5 year-old refused to open his stocking Christmas morning because he wanted breakfast first. He actually pouted through the morning until we fed him. He was not happy at all with his presents.

Nikki mears December 26, 2013 at 9:47 PM

My funniest moment or I should say embarrassing was when I was working at B &N! It was Christmas time all the booksellers were at the registers which happens to be close to the entrance. My coworker was an older gentleman that talked loud. Anyway we had a line(I was beside him) a lady asked him where the playgirl’s was it was some special edition. He practically shouts out “Is that the mag that has the naked men or naked women?” His customer was so red in the face & to add to that he again shouted “do you want me to hold this Joy of Gay sex book for u while u go look for the mag? Everyone just died laughing & it was nice to have a good laugh since it was so busy!!! Hope you have a wonderful New Year & thanks for this drawings!!!!

Tricia December 26, 2013 at 10:18 PM

My almost 4 year old walking in our room at 4am rolling her eyes saying the cat was chewing on her new bike.

Jennifer December 26, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Santa left a note saying he was sorry that the box to his Lego toy got beat up a little during delivery. My son said the elves must have been really busy and dropped it a few times. Amazon was totally responsible!

Erika December 27, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Watching my kids opening all of their presents and being with family! Thanks!

Suzanne December 27, 2013 at 3:36 PM

My MIL is getting remarried tomorrow and we all can’t wait!

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