On the 25th Day of Christmas… (25 Days of Christmas Giveaway)

by Maryse on December 25, 2012 · 525 comments

in News

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!! Congratulations to Pam who has responded to her email notification and will be receiving this gift!

Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day with family and friends, and all cozied up with your favorite things. I spent a good portion of the day “FaceTime-ing” with my family back home in Canada. Almost just as good as being home in person and I’m thrilled that I can spend every holiday with my friends here, and still be with my family in Montreal.

So…. It. Is. Time!!! Today’s BIG 25th Day of Christmas MERRY CHRISTMAS giveaway is ready and I think so many of you will be thrilled. I’m opening this contest up to everyone that can receive and use a Kindle Fire 7″, LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers. I believe this should be easy for entries from the UK, and also Canadians (however I hear there are some “use” and licensing restrictions in certain countries). If a winner in another country wins, and there are too many Kindle Fire issues, then I will send an Amazon.com gift card for the same value (in US funds).

How to enter for a chance to win it? Just leave a comment below (or better yet, tell us your favorite thing about today), and tonight (Tuesday December 25th, 2012) by 11:30pm EST, I will randomly select one winner.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. If no response is received, I will randomly select another winner. This is open to anyone that can receive and use a Kindle Fire OR an emailed giftcard from Amazon.com.

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{ 525 comments… read them below or add one }

DeeDee December 25, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful day!

Ashley F December 25, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Having a quiet Christmas with my family was the best.

Merry Christmas!

Jennifer Alvarez December 25, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Merry Christmas!! I just want to thank you for all the great reviews. I have read so many great books this year thanks to you

Sarah B. December 25, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today is definitely seeing my children’s faces light up and hearing all their laughter and “I love you’s” this morning from my boys. What a priceless day; I am loving every minute of it!

Celeste December 25, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Best thing about today was seeing my kids open their gifts, hands down! Was the best!

Donna December 25, 2012 at 6:27 PM

The excitement on my kid’s faces was the best part of the day! Merry Christmas Maryse!!!

Sandra December 25, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Merry Christmas!!! OMG!! I want one Please pick me!!! My favorite moment today was saying the joy on my family faces while they open there gifts and spending my time with them just priceless!!!!

Kim L December 25, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Merry Christmas all. Favorite thing about to day was that I got to see the joy in the faces of my nieces when they opened the gifts I got for them. nothing big. Plus I didnt have to work. :-)

Crissy M. December 25, 2012 at 6:28 PM

My favorite thing about today is being able to spend it with family and friends. It’s not about the gifts! It is a day that brings all of the family together, especially family that lives miles and states away. There’s nothing better than spending a great day with family and friends that you miss spending time with on a daily basis.

Lyndsey December 25, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Merry Christmas!!!! My favorite part of Christmas was spending time with my family!

Gretchen Tubbs December 25, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Seeing the kids excitement when they found out we are going to Disney!

Tammi December 25, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Merry Christmas! What a great giveaway. My favorite part of today was watching my kids open their gifts & spending time with my family!

Lauren December 25, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Merry Christmas and thanks for all the give aways! Its been a fun 25 days my favorite thing about today is spending time with family and friends

jenniffer kilner December 25, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Merry Christmas!!! I love ur blog :-) My favorite thing about today is seeing my nephew’s faces getting all the things they wanted from Santa.

Lisa December 25, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Spending time with my family is the best part of the holidays!!

Shelly December 25, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Being back home with the family. Merry Christmas.

Jaymi December 25, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Merry Christmas! I’m sitting here reading “How to kill a rockstar” again. Loving Paul this time, just as much as the previous times.

Rebekah kaplan December 25, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Great day off with family – thanks!

Ileana A. December 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM

My favorite thing about today is spending time with my grandparents! Is always a fun a sweet time with them!

Lissa December 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Merry Christmas to everyone! The best part of today was watching Monsters Inc with the love of my life! He used to be an EMT, so even if he was off for Christmas Day, he was resting up from the day before or for the day after. Best wishes to all!

Nicoleta Dumbrava December 25, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Maryse, you’re the best! I would love, love to win … I hope, but I never get lucky when it comes to Kindle fire giveaways, but I’ll give it a try. My “sweet” for the day was spending time with my boys godparents, we had an awesome time. The boys got lots, and lots of gifts, too many maybe, and they’re playing with all of them right now. My “suck” for the day … NONE! :-) Merry Christmas to you, Maryse, and your family and I’m glad you had a chance to talk to your family back home, in Canada. Mine is all the way back in Romania, so I know how you feel being so far away from them at Chritmas time.

Thank you for the opportunity at such a great Christmas gift …

Lise December 25, 2012 at 6:31 PM

My favorite thing about today is spending time with family and READING in between eating!!! I always check your blog before I buy or read a new book.
Happy New Year!!!

Kim December 25, 2012 at 6:31 PM

My favorite part of today has been watching how excited my 7 year old son got when he opened his vacuum cleaner. Yes, he asked for a real vacuum so be can vacuum any time he wants. And watching my 12 year old opening her phone. She has been texting me all day, even when she was sitting next to me. I am a blessed mother.

jennifer December 25, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Merry Christmas looking forward to R&R now that the chaos is over.

Casey D. December 25, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Merry Christmas, and my favorite thing about today is spending time with my family!!!!:-)

Melanie Greer December 25, 2012 at 6:31 PM

The best thing about today was family. Also time to set and remember the ones who have recently lost a loved one…..remembering Sandy hook victims , soldiers and their families. Happy to be able to see another day.

Nicole Wheeler December 25, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! My favorite thing about today was watching my son and my niece enjoy their Christmas. I am so blessed to have a wonderful family to enjoy the holidays with.

Tiffany Clark December 25, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse!! Seeing my son’s face when he saw what Santa brought him and spending time with family at my grandmas house. Thank you again for all that you do for all of us!! :-)

Jean P December 25, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Merry Christmas everyone! Best part of christmas is relaxing and spending time with my wonderful family!

Brenna December 25, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Merry Christmas! :D My favorite thing about today was being with my family and watching all my nieces and nephew open thier gifts! Just the lazy time hanging out after gifts and just being around eachother! My favorite :)

Adriana December 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Normally I love spending Christmas with family but this year on Christmas Day dad passed away so there is nothing happy about this day ATM :(

Dianna Almanzar December 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse!! Having a nice relaxing time with my kids, husband and mom. Enjoying the nice down time and creating new memories to cherish for the future because honestly the holidays are to enjoy the simple things of life.

Melissa B December 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Hope you had a Merry Christmas with your family. Spending time with family and eating too many sweets lol

Katherine Walsh December 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Spending time with family and friends and appreciating what we have!! Happy new year! Thanks for all the wonderful book suggestions this year!

Cynthia Edwards December 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse!! My favorite part of today was seeing my two year old’s face when she woke up and seen all of her toys that Santa left for her. It was priceless:)

Joy S. December 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Merry Christmas! Favorite thing about today was having my nieces in their dresses sing with their Rapunzel dolls, precious…. Hope you had a great day, and thank you for your fabulous reviews and recommendations. Your first, when it comes to finding may next read!

MJ Fryer December 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Just having a quiet Christmas with my little family of 4 has been the best! We just finished dinner and now I will relax with a good book and a glass of wine. I hope you had a great day as well Maryse!

Nicolle Zirille December 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

FOOD!!! Of course (& family) ;-) happy holidays

maria lopez December 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hoping you all are blessed beyond measure and you are surrounded by those you love!

Michelle December 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Merry Christmas! Love spending the day with my family!

Traci B. December 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Best thing about today….spending quality time with my hubby.

Denise Clark December 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

My favorite thing about today was spending time with someone I care deeply about. We watched movies and enjoyed each other’s company. No worries, no concerns …… It was like the real world was suspended for the day. I hope everyone was able to spend time with loved ones today.

maria lopez December 25, 2012 at 6:36 PM

P.s. my favorite thing about today was getting to talk to my son who is in the USMC and being able to watch my daughter’s beautiful face light up while she opened her gifts :)

Erin Walters Koiso December 25, 2012 at 6:36 PM

spending time with my family and having a good time!
Merry Christmas!

Kelly Watson December 25, 2012 at 6:36 PM

The best part about today was staying in my pj’s all day and playing with my kids…did I mention ALL DAY! Merry Christmas!

Courtney M December 25, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Favorite thing today was this morning watching my daughters open their Christmas gifts..
Thank you Maryse for a chance to win!

Cindy Alexander December 25, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Pjs all day with my hubby

Val December 25, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Vegging out with the fam with marathon tv watching anf Chinese food..Merry Christmas, M!!

Nicole Rider December 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite part of today was watching my nieces open there presents. Christmas is so magical when you’re a kid and they reminded me how important it is to spend Christmas with people you love.

And showing my mom how to download books on her new kindle because now e can have book talk again. :-)

Dawn Bush December 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM

My favorite thing about today…my 8 yr old secretly set up the iPod to record to see, once and for all, if Santa was real! Her 11 yr old sister clued us in as to what she was trying to do….said she erased all of her apps and pics to have enough space to record the action while she slept! Well…my husband & I are the king and queen of practical jokes! My husband donned an old Santa costume (missing beard and all) and set about doing the Jolly Elf’s work. My daughter awoke to an “authentic” recording of Santa…we bought ourselves at least another year of magic!…oh! And WE WON…the joke is on her! Hahaha!

Tracie December 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! I loved watching my kids excitement this morning when they saw their gifts, but my favorite moment was watching my 87-year-old grandmother open her gift and squee with delight because it was a huge box of old harlequin romance books that I had got her on eBay. I get my love of reading from her. :)

Angeline December 25, 2012 at 6:38 PM

The best thing about today was seeing my family together and happy this year has been tough on everyone financially but we didn’t let that bring this year down we still made it a good one =)

Thanks for the chance to win fingers crossed big time =)

Dominique McCusker December 25, 2012 at 6:38 PM

My best part of today? Extreme gratitude for having so many people I love and who love me in return. Happiness that I am alive and not paralyzed (I broke my neck and back 2 years ago). Pure joy watching my dogs eat their steak Christmas lunch. Oh yeah, and I’m kind of glad the earth didn’t blow up. The Mayans are probably still laughing their butts of because of our silliness.
Love and peace to all!

Lisa Rutledge December 25, 2012 at 6:38 PM

My favorite thing about today, was watching the expressions and excitment that overcame my children’s faces this morning while they opened their presents. And after opening each one they all thanked my hubby and I! Those are the moments that matter the most! My faves!! Merry Christmas Maryse!

Norma P December 25, 2012 at 6:38 PM

The best part is watching the kids playing the gift Santa brought them

Michelle December 25, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Merry Christmas! The best part of Christmas is the time spent with family. Thanks for all the great book reviews!

crystal December 25, 2012 at 6:38 PM

The best thing about today is FAMILY and knowing my mom is with us in spirit!!!!! Thanks Maryse for this amazing giveaway!!!

Taina December 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Hola chica! Merry Christmas to all!!! I loved seeing the joy on my boys’ faces after tearing apart the wrap on their presents. Priceless!!!

Cassie Hoffman December 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM

My favorite thing about today was watching both my children light up when they opened up their gifts. I put powder out in front of our fire place to catch Santa when he came and he left foot prints EVERYWHERE. My daughters face was priceless!!! The mess was so worth it!

Lindsey December 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I want to win! My favorite thing today was watching my almost two year old boy get so excited about every single thing he got. (:

Cheri December 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Spending the day with my family :)

Tammie December 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Spending time with family is always the best part of Christmas!!

joice Fisher December 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM

oreos and ice cold milk with my son <3

Shieka Doctor December 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Merry Christmas. The best moment of today has been seeing my kids so excited. They really remind me of how I used to be.

Stephanie A December 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today is watching my daughters faces light up when they open their gifts. They are 16 & 14 but I still manage to surprise them and it makes me very happy!! Love your blog!!!

Ines December 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Merry Christmas! The best part of today is having my 2 boys ( hubby and son) with me the whole day…

Irene December 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse!! Thanks for the fab giveaways!

Bridget December 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Lazy rainy afternoon curled up reading a good book! (Please say a prayer for those of us in the Southeast dealing with tornadoes!) Merry CHRISTmas!

Melissa Chavez December 25, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I love Christmas. My holiday started yesterday on X-Mas Eve. We go to my moms and make Tamales. It is soo much fun. As we get messy masa, we talk and drink and have lots of laughs. Then on X-mas morning we got back to my parents and we all open gifts. It is soo much fun to see all the lil ones get excited over their gifts. My grandson Jayden (3) was excited over every gift he recieved we couldn’t help but enjoy his joy. Then today I have a private Turkey dinner for just my kids and grandkids. I love the togetherness of X-Mas Eve with my whole family. And love the intimacy of just my hubby, children and grandchildren on Christmas Day for our dinner. I love this Holiday. Merry Christmas Maryse!!! Hope you had a very wonderful day.

Kistrine asperas December 25, 2012 at 6:42 PM

My fave thing about today is that I am finally okay and really realized that X’mas is not really all about the material things we can buy but being together as a family. My kids did not, even once complained that they got little compared to last year. With the loss of my youngest sis this year, it really drive home that family is important.

Jessica December 25, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Merry Christmas!!!

Stacy December 25, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Merry Christmas, Maryse!! My favorite thing about today (selfish!) was getting Amazon gift cards and redeeming them!!

Julie December 25, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I have to win eventually! My favorite thing was being lazy :)

Sherry Durst December 25, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Just having my whole family in one room all talking at the same time is my favorite :)

And eating my hubby’s gravy…THAT is my favorite!
Merry Christmas Maryse
*hugs*

Jordana December 25, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Merry Christmas!!

Cristin December 25, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Merry Christmas!! I love sitting around all day in my pj’s!

Karen holmes December 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I would not have enjoyed my summer or my kindle without your recommendations. Thank you for such great reads!

Selena Mc December 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Gosh, I guess I’m gonna be Debbie Downer but today wasn’t a very good Christmas for me. I worked the overnight shift & came home to sleep & got called back into work. No time off for police dispatchers :( I just had McDonald’s for Christmas dinner. Its all rather sad. Sorry. Would love to win a Kindle though. I love reading about everyone elses nice day though.

Erica December 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Merry Christmas, Maryse! My favorite thing about today was lounging in my PJs reading Kristen Ashley with all my family around me :) Hope you had a wonderful day too!

Tianna Croy December 25, 2012 at 6:46 PM

The best moment for me is right now. Everything is finished I just sat down getting ready to read and just sit here with my husband. Merry Christmas to all. Thanks for all the wonderful reviews and giveaways!

Cayce December 25, 2012 at 6:46 PM

We opened the presents on Christmas Eve, and today it was all about stuffing our faces (I’m in love with pop cakes!) and watching Xmas movies :)

Happy Holidays! :)

Lorelei December 25, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Merry Christmas!

Heather Rene` December 25, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! My favorite thing about today was watching my 5 year old son open all his presents and spending time with family and friends. :)

Yvonne December 25, 2012 at 6:48 PM

My favorite thing about today would be winning a Kindle Fire….And of course spending the day with family.

Jacque December 25, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Merry Christmas! the best thing about Christmas, family then being curled up in my chair reading while the family naps!

Beth Knipple December 25, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I had most of my family with me today. That is all I ask for. Did Christmas Breakfast for the first time and I must say it went well.
Merry Christmas to everyone!

Dawn M. December 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Family is what it is all about. Spending precious time with my mother who has cancer is the best Christmas.

Norma palacio December 25, 2012 at 6:50 PM

My favorite thing about today is being around or hearing from family!

Jean Rhyner December 25, 2012 at 6:50 PM

My favorite thing about today was spending quiet time with 2 of my 3 girls and hearing from the 3rd and her daughters and seeing snow on the ground a true New England white Christmas.Merry Christmas to all Happy Holidays and God Bless

Angela December 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Wow! My favorite thing today was of course watching my children be so excited! I am a blessed being a mother of two, a pooch and have a wonderful husband! Merry Christmas Maryse and thank you for so being so freakin awesome!!

Rachele December 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM

I am spending the day at work. Missing my little ones, but someone has to do it:)

ashley eryn December 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM

My favorite thing about today is seeing my kids faces when they open their gifts and then watching them go ape shit lol

Lynn December 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM

U have the best 25 days of Christmas giveaways!!! I hope u and your family have a very merry Christmas :)

Tracy December 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM

A nice relaxing day at home with my family is what Christmas is all about.

Stacey December 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

My favorite thing about today was seeing my children so excited because Santa had visited!

Winter Hayes December 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

My favorite thing was definitely getting along with all my in-laws for the first time! It was a wonderful Christmas.

LucyLou December 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Wow Maryse, wonderful gift!!! My favorite thing about today is having a happy, healthy family to share today with.

Monica G. December 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

The best thing about today was seeing the happiness and joy on my kids faces this morning! They loved all their gifts :) Thanks to Santa ;)

Thank you for this amazing giveaway! & Merry Christmas!!!!

-Monica

Meredith December 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today was chasing my 2 year old around all day trying to keep that millionth piece of chocolate out of her mouth!

Linh December 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Having a wonderful christmas with the family. Merry christmas to you and your hubby Maryse!

Allie Mathews December 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Best part of my day was spending time with my family. :) Love ‘em.

Erica December 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

The best thing about today was seeing joy in my families faces when they enjoyed their gift! Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

Jamie December 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Best thing about today was pending time with family. Best thing about tonight will be getting cozy in my bed and reading! Merry Christmas!

Stephanie Frees December 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

The best thing about today for me was spending the day with my family. My dad was diagnosed with cancer two weeks ago and starts radiation on Monday so it was important for us to spend time with him.

Holley December 25, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Merry Christmas! I spent a lot of time FaceTiming with my family also because we are in a different state, it was nice to get that chance.

LisaMarie December 25, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Seeing family I haven’t seen in a long time is my favorite thing about today….

Jodie L. December 25, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Merry Christmas! Thank you for all the good book reccomendations!
I would love a kindle fire.

Sambo December 25, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Merry Christmas.

Brooke Ellis December 25, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Merry Christmas! Watching my daughters’ faces light up was my favorite part of today!

Jaxi December 25, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! Best thing about today was watching Christmas movies with my family! Can’t wait to see the blogs to come, happy holidays!!

Stacey December 25, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Being with family!

denise December 25, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today is that my family is home, celebrating the holiday, together….

Lindsey December 25, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today is spending it with family and friends :)

Becky K. December 25, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Merry Christmas! And favorite thing? Family…and (hopefully) the rest I will get now and (even more hopeful) the next book I get to read.

allie December 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM

getting to spend the day with the ones i love and getting to take care of my residents at my job….merry christmas and happy new year!!! :)

Rochelle Daniels December 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Merry Christmas

robyn bishop December 25, 2012 at 7:01 PM

My favorite parting today is getting to relax time read and spending the day with my nieces. They make me whole 100%. Merry Christmas Maryse!!!!!!!

Katy December 25, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Merry Christmas!!! Spending time with family is my favorite.

Tracy Beck December 25, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Being stuck with the family.

Crystal McCaughey December 25, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Best part of today was spending time with my husband. We work too much and rarely have the holidays off together.

Chundra December 25, 2012 at 7:02 PM

I love spending time with my family and friends today

lisa76 December 25, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Pick me! Merry Christmas

Sarah S December 25, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today was spending time with my family!!

Kirsty Lander December 25, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Wow Maryse what an amazing giveaway. My favourite thing about Christmas is the little ones. Seeing my nieces face when she opens up her presents is better than any present I could ever receive. I love the family time.

Kayla December 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today was being able to be with the ones I love most! I hope everyone else had a great holiday :)

Manda December 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Merry Christmas! I have loved having a quiet day.

Suzan December 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Love your posts!

Nicole December 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

NEED a kindle so I can read all the great books I cant get on my nook! Thanks for keeping my reading list loaded this year.

Tammy December 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Merry Christmas. Winning a kindle fire would be the best.

Gwen December 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today is being with family. My family grew by one on Saturday, December 22, 2012. I became a Grandmom for the fist time to a beautiful baby girl, Ella Pearl. Even though they live far away, the Merry Christmas calls this morning were very special. Thank you…..

Nicole December 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

My fav. thing today was watching my little girl open all her gifts. Merry Christmas.

Season Ciaverella December 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Marry Christmas and many good reads to you!

Susana Dorado December 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Favorite thing about today is seeing my nieces and nephew open their presents.. Brings me joy.. Merry christmas…

Tess H. December 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! Thanks for 25 days of Christmas and all the generous giveaways especially today’s! :) My favorite thing about today is being able to spend it with my loved ones, close friends and our 13 cats. I’m thankful for them even though this Christmas there weren’t any gifts, just a simple dinner and good company is more than sufficient. I count myself blessed to be healthy, alive and to have family with me. It’s more than I can ask for considering all the less fortunate people out there in the world. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for sharing these gifts with us and I hope you have a blessed Christmas filled with love and joy! I’m saving up to purchase my very first e-reader and fingers crossed, if I do win, I hope to get a Kindle Paperwhite and donate the remaining money to charity. It’s the very least I can do to help those who need it more than I do. Thank you once again!

Nicole Aguilar December 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today is family time and making tamales. =) So much fun with everyone together. Better get off the computer and jump back in the kitchen to help out!

Dione Sage December 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing today was all the amazing food and priceless time with my family! Can’t seem to get enough laughter and love today and there is plenty of it going on in our house :)

liz December 25, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Merry Christmas! Hanging out with my family has been wonderful.

Kit December 25, 2012 at 7:06 PM

My husband is away, for work, in Africa until the 29th. But today he was able to call and listen in as his family opened the gifts we bought for them and listen to the day. Was wonderful and about as close as we could get to facetime due to connection speeds.

Thank you again for a great count down event and I hope you do it again next year! Merry Christmas to you and all your family and all the readers here.

Stacey C December 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM

My favorite thing about today was watching my autistic son interact with everyone..just 1 yr ago he wasn’t able to communicate. Very thankful for his burst in language and ability to love our family :)

Darrin December 25, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Merry Christmas. Having the day off from work was best.

Kama December 25, 2012 at 7:08 PM

You are so awesome to be doing these giveaways. Merry Christmas!

amie December 25, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Today was spent enjoying time with my kids and family.. my poor husband had to work so he was able to spend a little time with us.

Sandra December 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

eating, sleeping, family time, reading…repeat process. that’s my favorite things

Kristie Dila December 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Thank you for all the wonderful book recommendations!!!

Melissa December 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

OMG!!! That was on the top of my list-and I didn’t get it-please please please pick me!!!!!!

Nicole December 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Spending time with family and friends:)

LeaAnn Livingston December 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Merry Christmas!! Best thing about today….being with family and bracing for the blizzard coming my way….gonna mean lots of uninterrupted reading time!! WooHoo!!

Aimee December 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Merry Christmas and one of my favorite parts of today is watching endless a Christmas story.

Michelle M. December 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Merry Christmas! Just finished Karina Halle’s Dead Sky Morning…sooooo good! Thanks again for all the give-aways. This has been really fun!

Tammie December 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Favorite part of today was getting to spend it with all my grown children. I know I won’t always have that opportunity so I very thankfull today.

Kim December 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! My favorite thing today was watching the snow come down while all three if my kids and my hubby and I sat around in our pjs just enjoying each other and much needed downtime! It wasn’t the gifts it was the time that ALL of us spent together that’s worth more than anything money could buy!

Andrea Butler December 25, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Stuffing myself and watch twenty four hours of A Christmas Story!! Merry Christmas Maryse!

Sarah December 25, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Witnessing the joy of Christmas through the eyes of my children has been the best part of my day. Love watching them be so excited with it all.

Natasha December 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

My favorite part of today was seeing my 3 daughters faces this morning when they opened up their presents.

Betty December 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Please pick me!! Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Kathleen December 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Thank you for all the great book reviews, love your recommendations! Merry Christmas!

Krista December 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite part of the day was wrapping the gifts for my family at oh about 2am. :-) Nothing like waiting until the last minute.

Brandi S December 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

My favorite thing about today was spending time with my grandmother. After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year, it has since spread to her lungs, and more recently they have found spots on her brain. She has always been an inspiration to me, moving through life with such grace and strength. Having the opportunity to spend time with her and being surrounded by her loving spirit – best Christmas gift ever.

Judith romero December 25, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Happy christmas!

Justine December 25, 2012 at 7:15 PM

My baby is awesome unlike every other kid, she could careless about the paper and boxes and went straight for the toys that I had worked so hard to pick! Got to love her! ;)

Claudia T December 25, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Spending time with family I only see once a year :)

Melissa December 25, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Merry Christmas! The food and time with family was the best!!

kim December 25, 2012 at 7:18 PM

reading hopeless right now. so good. she never disappoints.

Cathryn Zuniga December 25, 2012 at 7:18 PM

The best thing about today is family. Watching my son’s face light up as he opens his gifts. Merry christmas!

sonya owens December 25, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Spending time with family was the best, Merry Christmas to you!

Tina December 25, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Seeing my kids so happy! Even though they
Ate not babies (10&12) it’s still cute to me when
They get excited :)

Elaine December 25, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Merry Christmas :)

Jessica Sotelo December 25, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Favorite thing… my kids showing gratitude and appreciation for all they received… and hearing them pray for those who are hurting in Newtown, CT. I’m one proud mom.

Kerri December 25, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Today was all about family time- I loved it, Merry Christmas and thanks for all the info from your blog and the book reviews!!!

Melissa Creighton December 25, 2012 at 7:21 PM

My favorite thing about today is celebrating the birth of Jesus with my family and friends. Merry Christmas to all.

Ana December 25, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Spending time with family is my favorite part : )

Andrea December 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

My husband had to work today, so I spent the day with our 6. Year old. Seeing her see what Santa brought this morning.

Jennifer M December 25, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Merry Christmas!!!! White Christmas in TEXAS!!! :)

Melonie December 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Best thing about today was having my granddaughter here with me. We had a great time opening gifts and eating tons of food!

Lindsey December 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM

My favorite thing is playing card games with my family after a huge feast. My uncles are all drunk and my aunts are all busy complimenting each other on their food. Tradition. Got to love it :)

beata December 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM

It is a wonderfully quiet day, stores are closed, no noise from the passing by cars….just bliss

Maria Esquivel December 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Happy holidays! The best about the holidays is spending time with my family. To be able to see how much the family has grown throughout the year.

Tricia Edwards December 25, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Merry Christmas.

I just feel lucky that everyone in my family was healthy and happy this year.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

Angela B December 25, 2012 at 7:26 PM

My favorite thing about today has been spending time with my family and looking at your blog to determine what I will read next! Thanks so much for all the great recommendations this year!

kelli s. December 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today was spending time with my husband and our 2 yr old son. Also being able to visit with family including three sets of grandparents, which we are blessed to still have with us.

Tanya December 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM

My favorite thing about today was spending it with my family and that my oldest sister and her family came to town!

Christine December 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Merrry Christmas!! My favorite thing was just being able to spend time with family.

Cathy O. December 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing was the time with all of our family!

Jessica December 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Favorite thing about today is that it is over! It has been such a long day!

Nikki December 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

My kids being happy this morning was awesome but I also went to see Les Miz. Awesome!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!

Yonarkis Leon December 25, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! My favorite part was watching my kids open gifts!

Victoria Klahr December 25, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Merry Christmas!

My favorite part of today was watching Pitch Perfect with my family, and watching my daughter open up her presents from Santa!!!

Mónica R December 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Thanks for all the reading ideas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Martha December 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday!

Rose December 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Merry Christmas!! I love spending time with family during this special time :)

JennS December 25, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing…a white Christmas in Texas!

Angelina Leon December 25, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Merry Christmas! I loved giving and receiving gifts!!!

Meredith December 25, 2012 at 7:32 PM

My favorite thing about today was catching up on reading by the fire!

Stephanie December 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Spending time with my family and knowing that my husband and myself are off work till after the new year!

Tiffany December 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

My favorite part of Christmas is watching my kids enjoy their presents and the family that came to celebrate with them! merry Christmas!

Sandy Borrero December 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Are you kidding?! This is a fantastic gkveaway!! Thank you.

Michele Tallent December 25, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I too will have to say it was seeing my kids faces & having some family near!! Merry Christmas Maryse!! xx

patricia December 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Getting tipsy …….while cooking….joyeux noel

Julie L. December 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM

The magic of Christmas is seeing my boys faces who luckily still believe!!! The best part is giving gifts and waching your loved ones open them!

Jan December 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Wonderful day having my family including my military son home for the holidays…praying for our neighbors in Newtown..

julie n. December 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Good food and family time are my favorite things about today. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lovie December 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM

My favorite thing about today was spending it with family. Merry Christmas!!

Tish December 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing is reading while kids play with toys from Santa….

lindsee December 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Christmas isn’t about how much money you spent or how many gifts you got its about spending time with loved ones and apreiciateing what you do get no matter how big or small it is. Give thanks to the lord for he was born this day and he gave us the best gift possible his love. So give love today and appreciate the time you get with your loved ones because no one is guaranteed tomorrow and you never want to let someone walk away without the knowledge of how much you truly value them in your life. Merry Christmas to all♥

Kristal December 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM

I loved spending time with my family!

Pamela Patterson December 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Being with my family all healthy and here. I would love to win a kindle fire.

Wendy Catalano December 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Merry Christmas from New Jersey!!!!! Love your blog!!!!!!

Nikki Eddy December 25, 2012 at 7:38 PM

What a great day! thanks for the giveaway :)

Angie H December 25, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Having a house filled with family is what made today special! Merry Christmas!

Joanne Bustamante December 25, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Seeing my kids opening their gifts. I am so happy that they still believe in the wonder of Christmas and Santa Claus. These days are numbered…. they are growing up so fast.

Lariza December 25, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Awesome giveaway! The best thing about today is getting to spend time with my family!

Chrystal Smith December 25, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful day! My Fav part of today was when my 4 yr old woke up to see Santa had left her a dollhouse bigger than her she did a double take then says next time mom you need to wake me up i wanna see if santa wants to play barbies lol

Lena Burris December 25, 2012 at 7:40 PM

My absolute fave thing about Christmas is love! Love, love, and more love seems to be everywhere!

Kayla December 25, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Merry Christmas! The best thing about today for me was the electricity coming back on due to the tornado warnings/watches n flash flooding so my family and I could finish cooking and opening gifts. Ended up being a great Christmas :)

Nicole December 25, 2012 at 7:40 PM

My children’s faces this morning was my favorite thing about today!

Veronica December 25, 2012 at 7:40 PM

My favorite gift today was the special edition signed copy of “Beautiful Disaster”. I love it!!

Kim R December 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Enjoying time with family and finishing The Edge of Never!!

Merry Christmas

Lisa Dennin December 25, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Hi Maryse, I got my first ereader last year for Christmas a nook which I love but find many books are free or exclusive to kindle. I would love to win the kindle! Christmas was very relaxing with the family but we are preparing for our first blizzard here since the 1970′s. hmmmm sounds like I might be spending the day reading????

Terry December 25, 2012 at 7:42 PM

My favorite thing about today was spending time with family and see my daughter so excitied!! Merry Christmas!!!

Cassi December 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I love spending the day with my family! The Fire would be an added bonus!

Jenny December 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Merry Christmas!!

Tina December 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Christmas was great with our son, his wife and their 3 kids.
So much fun!!

Kim Jones December 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse, I love spending time with family on Christmas Day.

Lisa D. December 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Family and holiday traditions!!! Can’t beat it!!!!!

Sherri Locke December 25, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Merry Christmas! Been a long day–ready to wind down with a good book! Thanks Maryse for all you do throughout the year—great reviews and book recommendations!!! Your blog is AMAZING!

Mindy December 25, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I hope you all are having a very Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today was my mothers new found love for lots of things I love: Lobster, Crab and shrimp for dinner, Creme Brulee for desert and Chocolate Martinis all day for fun! This of course the close second to drinking the Martinis with my family and enjoying the holiday time that is not often happening enough as I get older! Thank you for such a wonderful blog it is truely a great guide in the books I choose to read! As always your choices and reviews are spot on!

Shannon December 25, 2012 at 7:44 PM

The excitement of my kids through out the entire day and spending time with the family!

Tracie December 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM

My favorite thing about today is flying back home to see my husband!

Cari December 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM

The best part of Christmas is spending time with my family and seeing my children’s faces in excitement in opening their new gifts from Santa!!! I have you had a great holiday!!

Rica December 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Merry Christmas! Today was a good day. Spending the day with family and hearing the kids laughter. Building memories and tradition for years to come!

tina harris December 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Favorite part of the day is seeing the excitement on ours kids faces when they come to wake us up to tell us Santa was here…..and having the kids sing Christmas carols to us. Merry Christmas!!!

Jess December 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM

My favourite part of Christmas is having my family all together! Doesn’t happen often but Christmas is a special time. The best time of the year! Merry Christmas Maryse hope it’s a lovely day for you and your loved ones xxx

Brandy December 25, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Thankful for a healthy family! Flu all last week!

Maria S December 25, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse!!! I hope you had a very blessed day. My favorite thing about today was being able to spend today with my kids!!!!

Michelle December 25, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Watching my son open his gifts! He is 2.

Val Burns December 25, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Michelle December 25, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Going skiing with my family. Will be lotsa fun! Merry Christmas!

AWalla December 25, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Merry Christmas! Thanks for another awesome giveaway! I have to say my fav is hanging out with my awesome family!

Nicole December 25, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Favorite thing about today was spending time with family. :) Merry Christmas!!!

Melissa Hardy December 25, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I loved seeing family and friends and hearing my 3 year old nephew tell everyone that came in the door (even if he already told you once, lol) Merry Christmas! It was too cute!

Jade December 25, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Merry Xmas!!!

Dena December 25, 2012 at 7:53 PM

My most favorite thing today is watching my children along with my friend’s child open presents at 6am. Then watching my family eat the turkey dinner I prepared and knowing we are able to provide these things for our friends and family. Thank you and I hope your day was just as memorable.

Nikki A. December 25, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

We had to move from Indiana to Illinois for my husband’s work. So we have no family here. My father, step mom, and grandmother surprised us this morning by showing up at our house. That and seeing my children’s smiles, were my favorite things today.

Jamie December 25, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Spending the day with family! Merry Christmas!

Nancy L.R December 25, 2012 at 7:54 PM

My favorite thing about today was the Snow!! It was a white Christmas! I love the cold and it hardly snows here in Texas, so it just made my day and made me extremely happy!

Merry Christmas!!! :)

Nicole December 25, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Merry Christmas to all! My favorite thing about today is spending time with the whole family and just relaxing at home.

Marcela December 25, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Merry Christmas!. My favorite part was watching my 4 year old return his gift to grandpa because it wasn’t the dino he asked Santa to bring…loved it, it was hilarious.

Juniper December 25, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Merry Christmas!

Kim Riddell December 25, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse. Thank you for all the effort you put into this blog. My favorite part of today was simply feeling very blessed to have family and friends to share today with. Our family has experienced loss and challenges this year. Today was a blessing :)

Wendy December 25, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Merry Christmas. My favorite thing on Christmas is watching my children enjoy themselves.

Christina December 25, 2012 at 7:56 PM

I didn’t know you were from Canada! I’m from AB :) Sounds like you’re having a good Christmas :)

Thanks for your blog!!

Yoyo December 25, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Merry Christmas, Maryse. I had a relaxing day with my husband and kids. It was wonderful to see how excited they were to open their gifts (I always make sure there are some books included…they already love reading). Soon the kids will be in bed and I will open up my Kindle to continue reading all the great books that you have recommended. :-)

Beverly December 25, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Time with my family!!!

Connie I December 25, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Family

Marisa Brown December 25, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse :) I hope your day was lovely. Would love to be considered for this kindle fire.

Crystal R. December 25, 2012 at 8:01 PM

My favorite thing to day is the priceless expressions you get from your family opening their gifts.

Ciss December 25, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Merry Christmas!
Enjoying time with family and creating memories to share makes this holiday the best.

Mindi Stacey December 25, 2012 at 8:01 PM

My favorite thing about today was spending time with family. It’s been a rough year and happy to have loved ones to spend time with!

Karen December 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM

My favorite thing about today is how excited the kids were!

Traci December 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Merry Christmas–Love your blog

Marisa Brown December 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM

P.S. the best thing abt today was getting to spend time with my family

Anne December 25, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite part of the day was spending time with family…..and my Amazon gift card!!!!!

shawn December 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Merry Christmas!!!Spending quiet day with family

sabrina blanco December 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Best thing today was knowing that my family is healthy and happy

Michelle Crowley December 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

The best part of Christmas is hanging with the littlest relatives and watching the day through their eyes!

Mandy Morgan December 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

My favorite part of today was watching my kids open presents! Of course the food was a pretty Great part of the day too!!

Sue December 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Spent a relaxing day with my wonderful husband.

Freda Hitt December 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I’m spending the day with Mr. Christian Grey..what more coulda woman wish for…Merry Christmas, Maryse !!

Franceis December 25, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Merry Christmas! The best thing about today is simply just being with the family. :)

Becca M December 25, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Time with Family and friends and 3 hour of uninterrupted reading!

Sarah Handrich December 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

This is such a great giveaway! You are awesome! I have had a wonderful Christmas spending time with my amazing family..

Kathi December 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

I love your blog!!! Thanks for all your hard work .

Tiffany December 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Merry Christmas the best part of the day was watching my 4 years face light up when she got out of bed this morning. It is my favorite thing no matter what day of the year it is

Karen December 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Merry Christmas, everyone!!! Thanks for all the book suggestions. My favorite thing about today is playing games with my family. We’ve played Bananagrams, Aggravation, and had a few Wii snowball fights so far.

Alison December 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Me me me!!! Love this blog!

jenny mcdaniel December 25, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Hello! I was told about your site by a friend… look forward to looking around your blog!

Shannon N December 25, 2012 at 8:11 PM

The best thing about my Christmas is spending it with my family and my quiet afternoon reading a book.

Ashley P December 25, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Hearing my four-year-old niece say, “Wow, Santa must really love me!” Merry Christmas!

Alison December 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Laughing with my family was the BEST part of today. Merry Christmas!

Kim U December 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

The best thing about Christmas is spending time with family I don’t often get to see then kicking back for a quiet evening with just the hubby and fur-baby- Merry Christmas!

Kristy S December 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Spending time with my family and watching Christmas Vacation!

Brittany December 25, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Merry Christmas!! My favorite part was family !

Stephenie December 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Merry Christmas!! My favorite thing about today…my son is finally feeling better after being sick all last week!

Jessica December 25, 2012 at 8:17 PM

my fave thing about today was xmas sushi and sake!

Christine December 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Just relaxing now that all is opened and eaten, Merry xmass.

Brandi Franklin December 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM

My favorite thing about today was spending time with my family….seen so many relatives I hardly ever get to see so it was such an awesome day! Merry Christmas and thanks for the giveaway Maryse :) This was on my list and I didn’t get one so fingers crossed!

Chrissy S. December 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM

My favorite thing is seeing my girls faces when they open their gifts!

Melissa December 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Happy holidays to all!!

Jackie December 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

The best thing about Christmas is my kids letting me know that the best part about Christmas is getting together with family on Christmas Eve that we don’t see that often. A good time is always had by all.

Thanks for sharing your love of books with all of us!

Merry Christmas!

Kelly December 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Merry Christmas! Best part of today was spending time with my family and we had an awesome fireworks display for my mom’s birthday. She has always wanted fireworks on Christmas and for here Bday

JenS December 25, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Best thing about the day is watching the kids open presents.

Belle December 25, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Merry Christmas! My favourite thing today was that our very first Canadian Christmas was a very relaxed one! :)

Rea Anne December 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Merry Christmas! :)

Dinah December 25, 2012 at 8:28 PM

My favorite thing from today was spending time with my family and receiving an unexpected gift that just made my day! Merry Christmas!!!

Jaymi December 25, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! Spending today with my hubby to be (we’re getting married in 4 days!) and our son was the best part of today! Christmas always makes things you do on a normal day seem totally special! Anyways I’d love to win! Peace and love! Xoxo

Chris December 25, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Cool. This is why Santa didn’t leave me one. He knows I will finally get picked. Today was low key and great.

Beth D December 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Best part was the kids discovering that Santa’s reindeer found the food they hid for them. Merry Christmas Maryse!

Renee December 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

My favorite thing about Christmas is watching my kids enjoy the day!

Jamie Lynn December 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Hmmm…. my favorite part about today. Well since I have a wonderful job in the medical field I had to work today. Nonetheless I still had a great day with my patients. I loved bringing a smile to their face seeing me in my SPARKLY Santa hat!

Maria December 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Hi all Merry Xmas, my favourite part of the day was that my boys got me a heart pendant on there own..

Shanda December 25, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Thank you Maryse you are the best. What I love about today is spending time with my family & friends and the excitement in my kids! Merry Christmas!

Kim December 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

My favorite thing about today was watching my kids hunt for their presents from Santa. He created a scavenger hunt for them and left clues to where they could find each present. It was tons of fun!

Sheri December 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Merry Christmas love this blog and reference it a lot! Thank you

Jennifer W December 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Thank you for all of your suggestions through out the year! You have kept me really busy. Merry Christmas to all!

Janie December 25, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Merry Christmas. The best was just being with my husband and doing little things to get ready for our baby!

Sarah Jane December 25, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Spending the day with family. Merry Christmas!

Lisa Tannler December 25, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Merry Christmas and thank you so much for providing the best book blog around!!!

Melody December 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Wow! Awesome gift!! Best part about today was enjoying time with family and sneaking in some reading time!!

Jennie Davis December 25, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Merry Christmas (God Jul) love your blog….cant wait for 2013 reading!!!

Roxanne December 25, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Best part is seeing my boys still believing in the magic of Christmas. Too innocent still to realize all things going on in the world. Their faces lit up with joy and awe!

Shana December 25, 2012 at 8:40 PM

My fav thing about today is having all my family together & having fun!! :)

Cynthia December 25, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Love relaxing with the family as most of our celebrating is done Christmas Eve!

Brooke S. December 25, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Merry Christmas!!! I hope that everyone had a wonderful day and made lots of memories.

Jenn December 25, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Merry Christmas…Best part of the day is spending time with the famy.

Minha (BrazGirl) December 25, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Best thing about today was my sister in law, who has been very ill, and in the hospital for several weeks, was able to leave the hospital and could be home to spend christmas with her family. Best Christmas gift ever!!!

Amy Q December 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today: Hearing that my two year old ate caviar! Yuck.

Casey December 25, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Santa brought my 2 oldest children both a kindle fire and after playing on it I want one soo bad but Santas broke now! What I loved about today was how happy my babies have been, it makes me smile!

mara December 25, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Merry Christmas!! We’re back home, and I’m going to need at least 11 months to recuperate. OMG. Christmas wears me out. Hope everyone’s was fabulous and fun and safe and that you got what you asked for! ha now bring on the 2013 releases!!!!!!!!!

Monique December 25, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Merry Christmas!

Stacy December 25, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse!! Best thing today was kids opening presents, even if it was at 8 AM!! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

Gina December 25, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Spending the day with family is the best part of Christmas.

Lisa December 25, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Loved watching my two year twins opening their presents. They really got into it this year. It was great.

Carrie December 25, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! as always I loved that my kids were surprised and excited when they woke up!!

Tracy December 25, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Merry Christmas!

Angelia December 25, 2012 at 8:51 PM

My favorite thing about today was when my youngest son, ended up with two of the same thing, and all on his own he decided to share and give one of the items to his brother so they could have the same thing, made me proud and I feel so blessed to have them as my sons and in my life, And a very Merry Christmas to you and your husband Maryse.

Lindsay R December 25, 2012 at 8:53 PM

My favorite thing about today was seeing my 5 year Olds face when he saw the candy coal in his stocking. He said Santa “pranked” him lol and then when he opened the present he REALLY wanted. Santa didn’t let him down.

Robyn B December 25, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Merry Christmas! The best thing about today is having dinner with the family and the Doctor Who/Downton Abbey Christmas Specials.

Pietrina December 25, 2012 at 8:54 PM

My favorite part of the day was spending time with my wonderful hubby and three amazing kids. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Autumn Kocher December 25, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Merry Christmas!! Enjoying relaxing after a busy day.

Jennifer December 25, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Merry Christmas!!! I love having a day off from work :)

Paula Novack December 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM

My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with my family!!

Amanda December 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Merry Christmas!!

Allie T. December 25, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Love just spending time with my family on Christmas. :)

Jennifer Lasseigne December 25, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Spending time with family! My husband’s grandmother passed away suddenly Sunday morning so even though it was bitter sweet we were angle to remember her!

Amberlyn December 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Food, fire, friends and family. Oh, and good books too! Love your blog;0)

Megan Keith December 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! Thank you for your wonderful reviews and recommendations, love your work! My favourite thing about today was watching my kids unwrap all of the presents that Santa gave them, which was then followed by spending the day with family I haven’t seen for a long time in my new house! And the weather here was a bonus, warm and sunny.

LaurenR December 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Merry Christmas, Maryse!! Favorite part of today was spending the day with family…eating, playing….all under one roof. Also, loved watching my 2 year olds joy on a day like today :)

paula k. December 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM

My favorite thing about today is having another year to spend this special day with my healthy kids.their spouses.and my gorgeous grandkids. I am lucky enough to get the best present any wife mother or grandmother can have and I will never take it for granted.

Suze December 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM

It was a wonderful day because yesterday I had THE BEST day. I was able to sit and read THE LEGEND by Shey Stahl all day long. It was marvelous. I loved it so much. I was sad to get to the end. It put me in such a great mood and it totally carried over to today, you know what I mean? That great book glow we get when we were so into a book that we are still all giggly and thinking about it for days and days and days on end. That is where I am, giggly about THE LEGEND.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Looking forward to hearing from you every day :)

Anne Osowski December 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Merry Christmas!!

Amanda Gale December 25, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Merry Christmas! Favorite part of the day watching my kiddos play with their toys.

amber perez December 25, 2012 at 8:59 PM

The best thing about today was having another Christmas with my family. I have been dealing with a neurological disorder and realizereach day is not guaranteed. My family is a true blessing from God and I cherish each day I have with them. Hug and kiss your babies, tell your husband you love him (and show him) and show the world how love can change the world! Merry Christmas to youall

Shai Villanueva December 25, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse!
The best thing about today is that I may be getting the #1 item in my wishlist.. I won a giveaway a signed copy of Hopeless!
I’m not yet sure if it will be possible to be mailed here (in the Philippines, and it is expensive). But still, I’m so happy she picked me even if I can’t get it, I understand.
Anyway, your giveaway will be more convenient and.. I just really wanna greet you. teehee :)

malisa December 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM

The best part of my day was sharing laughter and love with my family!

Jennifer V. December 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Seeing my family and making the kids day special.

Brittany December 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM

My niece recently turned 1, so it was the first year of grasping the whole opening presents concept! Watching her face light up when ever she opened something was definitely the best part! And her reaction to a 2 foot tall plush Dora doll was absolutely priceless!

Courtney McKeever December 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM

The mother in me loved seeing my kids faces when they opened their gifts. The wife in me was wonderfully surprised my husband knew what kind of boots to buy me. Yet, I would have to say the part of the day I loved best was hearing my dad laugh. He had a horrific day in rehab the day before after double knee replacement surgury. Merry Christmas. Thanks for the work you do for your fellow readers :)

Debbie December 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Merry Christmas! You are my reading compass! Thanks for giving me a great reading year..

Nicole December 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Celebrating Christ’s birth with my sweet family! Awesome!

Ashley December 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite thing about today was being blessed by my family and seeing my little girl experience Christmas for the first time!

Amy December 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Family

Kat December 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Favorite thing today spending time with the family! Merry Christmas and this is a great last gift!!!

Lorraine December 25, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Merry Christmas/Feliz Navidad!!!! :)

Barbara G. December 25, 2012 at 9:07 PM

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MARYSE! What a lovely giveaway. I am especially excited for this. I have been wanting an ereader for many years, especially since I work in a library, and we started checking out ebooks this year. My favorite part of this day was spending time with the only remaining set of grandparents I have. We have had a tradition of 32 years of spending Christmas Eve with them. I was very aware of how quickly they are failing and may not even been here next year. We slept maybe a bit over an hour then I got up with them and started working on cooking our traditional Christmas morning breakfast. I’m not a cook by any means…but was glad I was able to make these lasting memories with them. So blessed to be able to share that with them. Just been a great day!

Summer December 25, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I enjoyed watching my daughter open gifts and Santa time. I then enjoyed spending family time at my grandmothers with our own Christmas miracle. In mid October, my uncle fell out of a tree stand at 20 feet and was missing for 32 hours. He ended up having a stroke due to the environmental conditions. He sustained a shattered hip, a collapsed lung, and broken vertebrae. Our miracle is that he is not paralyzed, his memory is getting better, and we did not have to celebrate Christmas without him.

Felicia December 25, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Merry Christmas

Christina B December 25, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Merry Christmas! The best part of today was coming home to my family after working a 12 hour day shift in the pediatrics department, finding my kids waited all day for me so I could watch them open their presents. Wonderful!

Melissa December 25, 2012 at 9:10 PM

We Have The FLU!!! We couldn’t be with my family today because we are all home very sick. But hey, we spent the day in our jammies and we have each other. The kids still managed to smile all day. That’s all that matters. Merry Christmas.

Desmond December 25, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Happy Holidays! My favorite thing about today is the food! I ate entirely too much, but it was worth it. Season Greetings.

*Cheers*

Jojo December 25, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Merry Christmas to all. Best part of today was seeing my little boys face when he opened all his presents

Jacee December 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM

My favorite thing was spending time with my big family!

Kelly December 25, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! My favorite thing, besides the yummy desserts, was spending time with my children, husband, parents and in-laws. Great day To have fun and enjoy.

Cree621 December 25, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Sundy December 25, 2012 at 9:16 PM

;)

Michelle December 25, 2012 at 9:18 PM

I loved being with my family today! Thank you so much for all the great book reviews this year. If it wasn’t for you I would never have discovered Travis!

Susan F December 25, 2012 at 9:18 PM

My favorite thing about today was watching my 17 month old open her presents :)

Amy H December 25, 2012 at 9:18 PM

The favorite thing about today is , that my kids lover gifts and no fighting today yay!!!
Merry Christmas!!! I would love love to win today!!!

Jill December 25, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I would love a kindle fire!! Best part of today was seeing my daughters faces as they opened their presents.

Jennnifer C December 25, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Fave part was spending time w my family…..and now I’m resting and finally finishing, “Hopeless”. Merry Christmas everyone!

Jennifer Cajas December 25, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Merry Christmas and thanks for the giveaway!!!
it already passed but it was seeing my son and my son’s cousins opening up their Xmas gifts. It was awesome and they all grouped together and gave me and my husband a HUGE hug. That made our day seeing those kids SMILE.
Yesterday: it had to be the TURKEY that my my mother in law made OMG it was so DELICIOUS. I just hope that my mother (may she RIP) was looking down at us and giving us her blessing on this special day.

Many Blessing to ALL!!! ♥

courtney December 25, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Fave part of the day…. Watching my son open gifts from Santa!

Kasey H. December 25, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Merry Christmas! My most favorite part of this morning was seeing my boys faces when they saw what Santa had brought them. My favorite part of tonight is spending time with my Dad, who lives in Mexico and is home for a short time. I cherish spending time with my family! Thanks for all the great giveaways! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas too!

Alice December 25, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse and everyone! I found your site when I was looking up Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick series on Google. I’m so glad I stumbled upon it. And it happens on Christmas day too! You’re awesome! :)

Zulma December 25, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Merry Christmas! I love spending time with all the family.

Terry December 25, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Merry Christmas !!

Spending time with the family and watching the kids AND adults reactions when they opened their presents

Amanda December 25, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Awesome prize!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!! Had a great (but busy) day with the family this year!!!

Kathy December 25, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Merry Christmas! Today was all about my kids. I love to see their faces as they open their gifts. I have a 9 and 13 year old who both got a kindle fire from Santa. Now I can pass down my love of reading to them. I have to say I was jealous of their new kindle as mine seems really outdated now.

Rebecka December 25, 2012 at 9:32 PM

My favorite thing today was doing nothing but play with the kids’ toys. Had a blast playing battle ship and driving rc cars. Thanks for everything you do.

Cindy December 25, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Merry Christmas! Best part was watching the kids finding Santa’s presents!

leslie December 25, 2012 at 9:32 PM

I loved my children’s faces when they saw all the presents under the tree. We were so blessed this year. Thamks for opportunity to win this:)

Sheri Lynn Moore December 25, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I enjoy the time with my family.

Brooke December 25, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Hope you had a fabulous Christmas!! My favorite part of today was breakfast my mom in law made monkey bread and it was delicious! Plus spending the day with my fam was great!

Stacy December 25, 2012 at 9:35 PM

The start of the day was so not good, 4 am, w/ no heat, then dryer gave out. But, seeing the smiles, and hearing the laughter from a big little boy, who…well, doesn’t do it much, was Heaven! (Autism Christmas’ can be difficult).
Merry Christmas everyone :)

Anji December 25, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Merry Christmas!!! A little late, but first thank you for introducing so many great books to me this year, though I’ve been more of a lurker. Today was the first time my husband could actively participate in all the gift openings and her smile was priceless.
Thanks for the chance of winning this awesome gift!!!

ashley dw December 25, 2012 at 9:36 PM

My favorite parts of today was watching my two year old sister play with her new baby doll and seeing my baby niece. I hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas! :)

Tim December 25, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Merry Christmas! Spending with family and reading The Edge of Never.

Sarah B December 25, 2012 at 9:38 PM

My favorite moment today was when my niece opened her gift from us. We got her a set of 7 Disney princess barbies. Turns out that she saw this in the store and told her mom to ask Santa for it. Her mouth dropped to the floor and she exclaimed, “You got this at Target!” Merry Christmas, Maryse!

Anne December 25, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Merry Christmas to all!

Steph December 25, 2012 at 9:40 PM

being with friends……….Merry X-mas

Valerie December 25, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Merry Christmas! We had about 15 people over for dinner. It was fun but I am tired and looking forward to a relaxing day tomorrow!

Karolina December 25, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite part about today was spending the holidays with my family and looking forward to our traditional Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas morning breakfast. Everything else Was just an added bonus!

sherri broglin December 25, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Pick me. Merry Christmas. Thank you for being so awesome

Sarah December 25, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse!!! Hope it was a great day for you. The first book I bought today with my new gift cards was Beautiful Disaster and I had to put it down with only 50 pages left so I can get some sleep for my chemo treatment tomorrow. Treatment #3 only #15 more to go. Books are my escape so saving those last 50 pages for tomorrow.

Tasha December 25, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Merry Christmas!!! Favorite part of the day was spending time with my family. :)

Whitney Cummins December 25, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Traditions with the people most important (family) are my favorite part of today. xx

Melanie Fling December 25, 2012 at 9:50 PM

My favorite part of today is the accomplished feeling that comes with it being over.

TATIANA December 25, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Merry Christmas
best part of today was family tradition of going to the movies

Ashley December 25, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Merry Christmas. I hope you had a joyous Christmas and an amazing day.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.

~Ashley.

Melissa December 25, 2012 at 9:54 PM

My favorite thing about today was spending time with family amid the sadness of losing my two grandparents a week ago.

Casey December 25, 2012 at 9:56 PM

merry Christmas!

Kirsten December 25, 2012 at 9:56 PM

The best part of today was being surrounded by family and friends. Merry Christmas.

Amy December 25, 2012 at 9:56 PM

We were able to celebrate with our families this year and had soo much fun watching Christmas through our babies eyes…the best ever….Merry Christmas to you- Maryse!!!!

Corinne December 25, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Merry Christmas. The best thing about today was having both my boys home to celebrate as a family.

Diana December 25, 2012 at 9:58 PM

My favorite part of today was spending time with most of my husband’s Portuguese family who we don’t get to see very often. Merry Christmas!

Yolanda Gomez December 25, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Best part of today is family….

mary December 25, 2012 at 10:02 PM

The best part of today was having loving family all around me today! A new granddaughter just made it better Merry Christmas!

Lisa December 25, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Merry Christmas to everyone!! Being with my family.

Courtney December 25, 2012 at 10:06 PM

My favorite part of today was being able to talk to all of my family even being so far away!!

Kelli December 25, 2012 at 10:08 PM

yes please! merry Christmas!

Kelli December 25, 2012 at 10:09 PM

oh I forgot, best part of today was not getting out of my jammies!

JenifferC December 25, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I want a Kindle please!!!, and Merry Christmas!

Christina December 25, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Merry Christmas! The best part about today was waking up to watch my almost-one-year-old son open his presents for the first time. Seriously, one of favorite days ever!

Lisa December 25, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Merry Christmas As always being with family :)

Emily December 25, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Maryse- omg- this is an amazing amazing giveaway! I have been dreaming of a kindle fire for a while now. Today was a wonderfully happy day. Best part was being together and enjoying good food and laughter with the people I care about. So simple but oh so meaningful! Love your blog…looking forward to being a part of your blog world in 2013!!!!

JC December 25, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Merry Christmas!!

krista December 25, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Home all day with family. Merry. Christmas.

Deana December 25, 2012 at 10:13 PM

The best part of today was being with my family.

Merry Christmas!!

Jen December 25, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Favorite thing about today was spending it with just my Hubby and girls. Nice and quiet at home. Definitely the best gift!

Sharon Dodd December 25, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Home all day with my boys and my Mom and we end the night with snow falling…perfect! Happy Christmas!

Michelle December 25, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Being with friends and family

Thanks maryse

Amy D December 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours Maryse! I have to say, I’ve been following your blogs and reading suggestions for months now and love every single one. Reading is my escape from work and stress, so many thanks for your: thoughts, interest in developing authors, reading order list (what would we do without these?), lists of freebies and bargains (voracious readers alike thank you for this alone, I KNOW), ability to post and provide a forum for other readers to make suggestions which you pass along. Lastly for being an enthusiastic reader AND writer yourself!
p.s. Dirty Red. Took one day to read it and now I’m waiting on the next installment! Not.So.Patiently.

Raquel December 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM

The best part of Christmas is spending quality time with my family. I love seeing all the kids running around and playing with each other and the laughing… nothing better!! Merry Christmas!! :-)

Patricia Sullivan December 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Thanks for feeding my addiction, reading…..my best gift was the precious time with family, and we down south are getting a White Christmas.

Raelene December 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Homemade Christmas ornaments from the tiny grandkids, lots of yummy food, last day of Holiday music!

Mindy December 25, 2012 at 10:17 PM

The best thing about today was spending the day with my family and watching them open their gifts!

Kristin D December 25, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Loved spending time with family. Best thing was being together.

Jen Neff December 25, 2012 at 10:21 PM

The best thing about today was my kids made me the best homemade gifts! They are the best! Thanks Maryse!!!

Susan December 25, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Merry Christmas! Thanks for all of the giveaways! The best thing about today was spending time with my family!

Megan December 25, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Merry Christmas! Best thing about today was watching my kids faces when they opened their gifts. And I read the end of a great book you recommended–Fallen Too Far.

Paula E December 25, 2012 at 10:26 PM

The best part of today was that moment when the kids come down and see the presents and have that look of excitement. I love that look!

Laura December 25, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I would have to say the best thing was being with family and the children singing Happy Birthday to Jesus then the adults joining in. Sniff sniff

Traci A. December 25, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Hands down, the best part of the day was watching the kiddos open their presents. Maryse, thanks so much for your awesome blog and Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

Jen Larsen December 25, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Love the blog!

nicole December 25, 2012 at 10:33 PM

The best thing today was seening my daughers faces as they open their gifts.

Nicola December 25, 2012 at 10:34 PM

The best parts of today are the food and quality time with my family!

Bobbye booth December 25, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Playing video games with my little nephew!!

Bonnie December 25, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Everything about today was just amazing. Best Christmas I’ve had for a long time. :)

Carrie December 25, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Spending time with family

Clarissa December 25, 2012 at 10:37 PM

This has been the most amazing Christmas for me in about 7 years…I visited with family I havent seen in 10 years! Not to mention we had a wonderful cookie bake this year with family that I havent spent 3 years with..Not to mention I had my first Christmas Tree in 7 years! I love Christmas again :) simply priceless…

Kari December 25, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Going to bed finally at 3:03 am and being woke up at 3:20 am because Santa came! Seriously, the best part is family time of course. Merry Christmas!

Jennifer December 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

The best part of today was watching my 10 year old’s reaction to Santa’s gift. First he jumped up and down screaming, then he cried, and then he hugged everyone in the room.

Jessica H December 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Merry Christmas!

TATIANA December 25, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Merry Christmas
best part of today was going with my family to the movies

Nancy December 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Skyping with my missionary son in New Jersey!

Kelly December 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM

My most memorable moment of today (not especially my favorite) was waiting at the local pharmacy for my grandmas prescription before they closed in the afternoon. It saved me the trip of taking her to urgent care and really ruining our Xmas. Thank you to all pharmacists that worked today!!! Your effort was greatly appreciated.

Linda T December 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

A wonderful morning with our daughter, son in law and especially our grandson……and 8 yr old with never ending energy!!!

Missy December 25, 2012 at 10:57 PM

FaLaLaLaLa – Merry, merry!! Is today my lucky day?

Maryann Buchanan December 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

My favorite moment today was when my mother and daughter feel asleep in front of the xmas tree, my mom has the flu so my daughter “put” her to sleep, it was the best!

Stephanie Loper December 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Today I loved spending time with my family and eating almond cheesecake!!! Merry Christmas Everyone!!! :D

Trisha R. December 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse! My best thing about today was spending time with my family and having a lot of fun together. :D

Bojana R December 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Merry Christmas!!!! My favorite thing about today was watching my kids this morning enjoying their presents from Santa and spending time with a ton of family.

Cielo Duenas December 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

The best thing about today is that even though i wasn’t able to read books, (im addicted! Just like everyone else in here :p) no time is wasted because i spent it with the family. And the kindle fire will not only be for me, my siblings can use it too since we all love reading books. Let us put the kindle fire to good use! merry Christmas Maryse!!! Your blog is my go-to when im looking for new reads. Thanks!! :D

Maria Malaveci December 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Spending time with my munchkins and husband!

Leslie December 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Merry Christmas! My favorite part of today was my Amazon gift card!!

Tessa December 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Merry Christmas!!!! My favorite thing about today was watching my one year old opening his presents and spending time with my family.

Kacey December 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Merry christmas! The best part about today was the time spent with my family!

Elyse December 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Awesome gift! My favorite part about today was watching my kids faces as they opened their presents!

Shanna Roberson December 25, 2012 at 11:12 PM

My favorite thing about today is all the family time. Snuggling with my son and drinking tea. Perfect day!

Deb December 25, 2012 at 11:15 PM

i love your what you do!! You make reading fun!! Merry Christmas M!!
i hd an awesome family day!!

Erin December 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM

The best part of today is having my daughter home from college and having my 15 year old son in a good mood for once. happy holidays

Krista December 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Watching my kids smile and laugh.

Sydney wallace December 25, 2012 at 11:20 PM

OMG!OMG!OMG
What a fantabulous gift maryse.You are the best Santa ever hands down!!!
I have never been lucky when it comes to winning gift cards and whenever you gift kindles,goodies etc,I am not eligible as per the rules.
Hence I am super exicted that you have made it eligible for everyone:)

I really really want to win this one so please pick me!

Best part of christmas was the food and I got to stay at home all Day with family.

Jenn W December 25, 2012 at 11:22 PM

What a WONDERFUL gift! Merry Christmas to all!!!

Hlee December 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Maryse, Merry Christmas! I love the look on my children’s faces on Christmas day when they open their presents….excitement, joy, and love.

christina viera December 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM

My favorite part of today was sharing a christmas dance with my little guy.

kristie December 25, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Merry Christmas Maryse. What a grand finale. My most favorite thing about today is the time with family. My kids faces when Santa visits and the true meaning of Christmas for me also.

Jamie K December 25, 2012 at 11:29 PM

The best thing about Christmas is keeping traditions going with so much craziness in the world these days I love knowing that my family still has and does there special things on Christmas morning that keep us connected !!! And the music I love it !!! Cheers

Jamie K December 25, 2012 at 11:29 PM

* their

Avery December 25, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Merry Xmas! Best part of today was just being with family!

kassidee Rodrigez December 25, 2012 at 11:49 PM

MY CHRISTMAS WAS THE BEST MY GRANDMA CAME TO SEE ME AND WE DID DANCE 4 TOGETHER.

Tessa December 25, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Merry Christmas!

Heather Uren December 25, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Hi Maryse, had a great Xmas with my family. Extra exciting now my daughter’s 3. Bit sad cos first Christmas since my father passed. I so love your blog, your reviews and all if yours and fellow readers recommendations. My TBR is overlovinglyflowing xxx Merry Christmas

Tara P December 25, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Merry Christmas!! Unfortunately for me all of my family is up north. the holidays are rough on me without the fam so my husband, pup and I made the best of the holiday relaxing and enjoying each others company.

Cynthia December 25, 2012 at 11:59 PM

My girls are 7 & 5, so it was an exciting day. Loved seeing their excitement and happiness.

Staci December 26, 2012 at 12:06 AM

My favorite part was a long phone call. Merry Christmas!

Kathy December 26, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Merry Christmas! I’ve been reading your blog for over a year, and have never commented. I read about 80 books a year, and look forward to your reviews. Thanks for helping build my e-library!

Laura December 26, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Merry Christmas Maryse! My two boys brought me so much joy today, but so would this kindle fire!!;)

Alex December 26, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Thank you for all the book recommendations this year, Maryse :)

Maria G December 26, 2012 at 12:32 AM

My favorite things today were the looks on my children’s faces – and the sheer joy with which the 4 year old said (over and over) “This was on my list!!! I saw it on TV and I wanted it so bad!!!” <3

Kellie December 26, 2012 at 12:36 AM

My very favourite thing today was when we got home tonight and played the wii game ‘just dance’ with my kids and danced off the food we’ve eaten all day. p.s. we are in Australia so it is now boxing day here.. :)

Alanna December 26, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Favourite thing about today! Turkey and baked potatoes!

Annie December 26, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Merry Christmas! I love the time spent with family but to be honest the best part of the day is when everyone leaves and it’s just my husband and me to relax.

Bitchie December 26, 2012 at 12:44 AM

My favorite part of today was watching my kids opening their presents, and then visiting with family I haven’t seen in ages.

Thanks for this chance!

Kelly K December 26, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Aww I missed it! :( My favorite part of today was that my kids were happy with what little we could afford this Christmas. I was worried they wouldn’t be but they surprised me.

mel k December 26, 2012 at 12:52 AM

i loved christmas food!

Betty December 26, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Merry Christmas, the best thing about Christmas is watching the kiddies opening their pressies :)

Susie December 26, 2012 at 1:31 AM

I think I am to late because I am visiting my dad in California so the time difference has messed me up but the best thing about today was being with my dad for Christmas for the first time in about 8 years since he moved to Cali. Hope I wasn’t too late!!
Thanks for the giveaway!!

Debra December 26, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Merry Christmas. Seeing family and relaxing with my husband and kids is the greatest part of the day.

Annie December 26, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Watching my 3 year old flip over Christmas, and watching paranorman with my guys

Ella December 26, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Merry Christmas. Favorite gift today is the 50 Shades of Chicken cookbook.

Kelly December 26, 2012 at 3:28 AM

Merry Xmas.

Gina December 26, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Merry Christmas!!! My favorite moment today was when I was reading my book next to my hubby and it began to snow!!!

Audrey December 26, 2012 at 4:01 AM

Fav thing about the day is seeing so many friends and relatives! :)

len francisco December 26, 2012 at 5:26 AM

Spending time with family. Merry Christmas!

Dawson December 26, 2012 at 5:50 AM

Merry Christmas, Maryse!! The last 4 years of my life has been filled with work and very little time to read (This isn’t mere hyperbole…It’s a fact). My job burned me out and I recently decided to take a break from my busy work life for a few months and have spent these few months rekindling my love for reading and you’ve played such a huge part in that. Thanks for showing me the way!!

Laura December 26, 2012 at 6:32 AM

It is because of you that I had the pleasure of reading so many books that will be a part of me forever. Thank you! I hope you and yours have a Happy New Year!

Jan December 26, 2012 at 6:46 AM

All the work is done and I can sit back now and get back to reading.

Marsha Shew December 26, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Merry Christmas!!

Deb December 26, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Oh yeah

Sandy Borrero December 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

My favorite moment whas when my four year old yelled “I wasn’t on the naughty list” when she saw her new bike. Lol.

Beth Warren December 26, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Merry Christmas! The hectic day is behind me – but the memories to be relived are in front of me.. My favorite thing.. The moments that follow us through time..

Brittani December 26, 2012 at 7:49 AM

merry christmas…spending time with family

Talena Ann December 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Merry Christmas!!!

Devi Marchan December 26, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Best part of today was seeing My daughter’s face when she opened her gifts

Nancy Parken December 26, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Merry Christmas & have a Happy New Year!

Christi December 26, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Would love

Anna December 26, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Merry Christmas and thanks for all you do!

Isadora December 26, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Amazing gift Maryse, Merry Christmas!

Marlena Fein December 26, 2012 at 10:02 AM

You are so amazing! What a wonderful gift. I am so glad to hear your Christmas went well with your family. I hung out with my boyfriend’s family and it was fun. The day started out horrible. A belt came off of the car on Christmas Eve and since everywhere is closed, we didn’t think we would be able to go anywhere on Christmas. I cried all Christmas Eve night and then the next morning a Christmas miracle happened! His mom offered to drive the hour each way to come get us. While I didn’t get anything I really wanted physically, I did get my heart filled with being able to see my family especially my 2 year old niece who I am totally in love with. She lives aways away so I do not get to see her as often as I like. Okay, done rambling. Good luck everyone and congrats early to the winner!

Marlena
charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bianca Szekely December 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Merry Christmas!

Kasey S. December 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM

To late i missed it :/
But hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Megan Hansen December 26, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Oh wow!!!

Robyn Zachary December 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Merry Christmas…tried to post yesterday and it wouldnt let me :( I hope you had a great one…favorite this was spending time with family and then getting to snuggle up with a good book and a blanket…would really be GREAT if i win the kindle fire. :0)

Christine December 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I’d ove to win, I don’t have a Kindle yet! Thanks!!!

Elva C December 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Merry Christmas!

ana December 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

assebling gifts for the lil one

Jaklin December 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Enjoy my kids faces while they open there gifts. Happy Holiday!

B Palmer December 26, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Enjoying a quiet day at home with my family was the perfect Christmas Day! I would love a kindle fire! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Erin December 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I spent my Christmas day and eve at the hostipal taking care of babies who are too sick to come home with their family. They were good but sad days.

cicely December 26, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Opening presents! Merry Christmas Maryse!

Sue S. December 26, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Enjoyed a quiet day at home with my husband and two four legged babies!

Molly F. December 26, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Favorite thing is watching my girls open their presents. I like playing with them and their new toys, too.

Nara December 26, 2012 at 7:07 PM

To Adriana
My heart breaks for you – my own father passed away 20 years today and I still miss him.

CharliA December 26, 2012 at 9:53 PM

You are so wonderful to offer such awesome giveaways! I hope someone enjoys the winnings!! :)

Zara December 27, 2012 at 3:49 AM

Merry Christmas Maryse :)

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