On The 16th Day of Christmas… (25 Days of Christmas Giveway!!)

by Maryse on December 16, 2012 · 224 comments

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Jessica Park with her fabulous book!!

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!! Jayme, Elizabeth and Jennifer have responded to their email notifications and have will each be receiving a gift.

Today’s 16th Day of Christmas giveaway is one of my favorite books that played a big part in my love for “New Adult” contemporary romance. Last year I picked up Jessica Park’s delightfully witty, sweet and romantic novel (Flat-Out Love) and I was hooked. Lighthearted but deep, plus that thrill of pining for a certain someone… and this book had quite the finale! I gasped! It sucked me in one afternoon, and I didn’t put it down until I was done (check out my review). And then I went on a massive search for more like it, and I haven’t stopped yet. I LOVE books like this!!!

And guess what? Today we get to choose THREE winners, because Jessica Park will be signing and personalizing one print copy of Flat-Out Love, and TWO audio books. THREE winners!! Whoooo hooooo!!!!

Just wait until you read this. There couldn’t be a more perfect gift for this Christmas Holiday, and it has one of my all time favorite scenes ever. I swear I clutched my chest in swooooning awe. In fact, Jessica and I just couldn’t help ourselves! We reenacted that scene (see our pictures, below). Of course, THE PERFECT picture would have included “Matty” but well… *sigh* … he was under his own tree, I suppose. ;)

I’ll let you guys visualize it, instead. It’ll be amazing, I promise! :D

P.S. While I’m at it, I wanted to remind you that her other book, Relatively Famous is FREE today for Kindle!! So… it’s sort of like… everyone’s a winner in this one! LOL!

Here we are below!! She said:

“Yay! This is so fun!”

I know, right!!!?? I giggled the whole time!

Jessica Park, reenacting one of my favorite scenes ever…

How to enter for a chance to win one? Just leave a comment below (or better yet…if you want to tell us about one of your absolute Christmas/Holiday traditions), and by tomorrow, (Monday December 17th 2012) by 10pm EST, I will randomly select three winners. The 1st will win the book, and 2nd and 3rd will win an audiobook each.

The winners 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.

Sorry for my international readers, this is a open to U.S. residents only (but you’re welcome to comment and join in any time!!).

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That’s me, under the tree. Yes. THAT tree. ;) And… yes. Those are my Christmas Cookie Monster pj’s. *smirk*


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{ 224 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica C. December 16, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I really really really want to have this book on my bookshelf!!!!! So pick me, pretty please!!! <3

Gina linsley December 16, 2012 at 7:25 PM

After reading this book, I’ll never look at a Christmas tree the same. It has so much more magic now!

Andrea Butler December 16, 2012 at 7:25 PM

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book!!!!

Jen Neff December 16, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I want to read that book!! What fun!!

Dyann December 16, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Really want to read this book.

Amanda Gale December 16, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I love the under the Christmas Tree pictures!

Christina H. December 16, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Another book I have not read yet….so pick me :) !!!! PLEASE!!!!

DC Hall December 16, 2012 at 7:28 PM

One of my favorite books. Just downloaded Relatively Famous by Jessica Parks and excited to read it!

Marlena Fein December 16, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I just love “chick-lit” novels and they are what got me back into reading about seven years ago. Not being a romantic at heart, I liked the funny, quirky style of writing. Your prizes never cease to amaze me!

Merry Christmas,

Kristy S December 16, 2012 at 7:33 PM

One of my top favorites of this year! Loved it.

Sue December 16, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I would love it if you picked me, please!!

Alicia December 16, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I have it DL’d but I haven’t read it yet!! I’m waiting until I win to read it ;)

Megan December 16, 2012 at 7:39 PM

I loved Flat-Out Love!!!! It’s definitely one of my favorites EVER!
My favorite holiday traditions is to watch Christmas Vacation!

Paula Novack December 16, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Love this giveaway! My family’s Christmas tradition is that we watch a horror movie on Christmas. I know… We are strange!

Jessica pinkstaff December 16, 2012 at 7:40 PM

My husband, son & me wake up very early every Christmas morning and open presents, head over to my parents house open our stockings, eat breakfast and then open the presents from and to them. Lay around and spend time together and then all cook Christmas dinner together :)

Jamie December 16, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Ooooo!!! Please pick me!! Love the pics under the trees!

Claudia T December 16, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Haven’t read this yet

Kim Riddell December 16, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Haven’t read this yet! Maybe I will be a lucky winner???

Jennifer December 16, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Our favorite tradition is watching Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation, we still laugh at it every year!!!! I REALLY would love to get this book, I have not read it yet and it is on my list!

Amy December 16, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I have not had the chance to read those books your giving away yet, but i would like to read them. So far this year i have read 220 books. I just got into reading about 2 years ago. I would love to have a copy of those books. Have a marry christmas!!!! Love your picture….

Pixie Poe December 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Have read and love this book, but would love a signed copy!

Brooke December 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Yeah! I haven’t read these yet but they are on my list.
One of my favorite traditions is to watch the movie “elf” and take my mom out to look at Christmas lights.

Kassi Cooper December 16, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Would love this!

My fave Christmas tradition is the big Christmas morning breakfast we have.

Mindi Stacey December 16, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Please pick me, this has been on my wishlist for awhile!

Nicole December 16, 2012 at 7:50 PM

One of my holiday traditions is spending Christmas eve with my immediate family. Thanks for the giveaway!! :D

sherry December 16, 2012 at 7:50 PM

FOL is my favorite book! I’d love the audio book!

Terry December 16, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Our family tradition: Every Christmas morning we all get up really early and open up our presents, the rest of our family normally arrives around 11:30, I make us a very large, yummy brunch (including Mimosas and Bloody Marys of course :) ) an we spend the rest of the day playing games and enjoying each other’s company. I love, love Christmas :)

Thanks for the great giveaways. i hope I’m one of the lucky ones :)

Kelly December 16, 2012 at 7:51 PM

this has been added to my list and I just bought Relatively Famous! One tradition that I do with my kids, that my parents did with us, is to give them new pj’s on Christmas eve so they have something new for Santa!

Sharisse December 16, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Would so love this one!

Maria Esquivel December 16, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Love your books! Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win the audiobook!

Melody December 16, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I would love to win this book! It’s on my TBR list!! My Christmas tradition is spending Christmas day by the pool with my husband and grilling steaks outside. Fun!!

Nicole tetrev December 16, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I must agree I couldn’t put this one done either and.have been scouribgr good reads for more similar to it. So my fingers are crossed I’d lice to win this!

Alison Byard December 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I love, love love Jessica, and FOL. I can’t wait for more from her. FO REAL. My absolute favorite Christmas tradition is when my brothers
, all four of them, get together Christmas eve and sit around drinking hot chocolate and just hanging out. Every year. It’s the simple things. Haha, we’re an odd bunch.

Laura December 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM

My absolute favorite tradition is curling up together to watch all the different Christmas specials that come on, weather they are oldies or brand new that year I love them all! My most favorite of all (wich we have to watch on the VCR because it’s not on DVD anywhere that I know of) is muppet family Christmas the special from the actual tv show, I’m not a fan of the muppets but I LOVE that special.

Allie Mathews December 16, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I really want to read this! Thanks for making it part of your giveaway. :)

Kelsie December 16, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I am so in love with this book. I couldn’t put it down!

Lucy @ The Reading Date December 16, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I adore Flat-Out Love and have been wanting to check out the audiobook ever since I saw it was released! Thanks for the great giveaway- love the Christmas tree FOL photos. Spending time with family and reading holiday themed books are some of my annual traditions. Happy holidays!

Mira Garland December 16, 2012 at 7:56 PM

My family tradition is to bake a cake and sing happy birthday to Jesus.
This year we are going to start a new one and release baloons on chrictmas eve to the children who are no longer with us….

Tressa Sager December 16, 2012 at 7:57 PM

When we were little we would get up at like 4am and get our parents up…had to wait for my dad to get coffee…he took FOR~EV~ER!!! Now that I am a mom..I still get up early while my kids are still sleeping…drives me nuts…Lol I want them to open their gifts…but no they sleep…We all get new pj’s on Christmas eve…then when they get up we open gifts and then eat all day!

Jessica Sotelo December 16, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I flat out LOVED this book!! And Jessica is hilarious :-)

Jess R December 16, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I adore Flat-Out Love!! I just finished rereading it last night because I just can’t seem to get it out of my head. Receiving a signed copy or an audiobook would be the best Christmas present I can think of!

Every year my family and I decorate our tree together and talk about where each ornament came from or who make it.

Teri Beth December 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM

I absolutely adore this book! And Christmas isn’t Christmas until we watch A Christmas Story, we have to watch it multiple times every year!

tina perry December 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM

I need this, it’s on my to be read list!!

ashly c December 16, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Eee! three winners!!

Chrissy S. December 16, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Really want to read this book too!

Irene December 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I haven’t read flat-out love yet! I need this book!

Yolanda Gomez December 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Pick me pick me….. Lol, would love to have this giveaway.

Melissa December 16, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Yay! This is on my TBR list!

Christy December 16, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Great read! Loving the Cookie Monster Jammie’s too

Jayme Hallman December 16, 2012 at 8:08 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition that my family used to do was the while extended family would gather at my parents house for Christmas lunch. We haven’t been able to do this for many years as not everyone lives around anymore, but I still wish we would be able to do it.

Kayla December 16, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Haven’t read this one yet!!! Soo want it!

Ashley F December 16, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I love decorating the tree. It’s my absolute favorite!

Susan December 16, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Making candy! I really want to read this one!

Jill December 16, 2012 at 8:13 PM

I would love to read this one!!

Kat December 16, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Flat out love this book! Every year since I moved out when putting up my tree I watch “The Grinch” that’s my only tradition :)

Missy Summers December 16, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Our Christmas Eve tradition is several of us neighbors go out to IHOP together for a breakfast dinner!!!! We have done it for at least 10 years now. And PLUS!!!! TODAY IS MY SON’S BIRTHDAY!!!!! What a Blessed Day it is! I LOVE BOOKS!!!!!!! Thanks Maryse!

Bobbie Desmond December 16, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Just downloaded Relatively Famous and can’t wait to read it. Would love a signed copy of Flat Out Love.

Sarah S December 16, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Love, love, love FOL!!!

Teresa H. December 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Our Christmas tradition is that we all get together on Christmas Eve and we eat dinner and open our presents while wearing our PJ’s…..all 26 of us. It’s our Christmas pajama party. Great giveaway!

Courtney December 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Would love to read this one.

Rebecka December 16, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Hmmmm we don’t have a tradition really. But we do a huge Christmas eve celebration with the whole fambam. My kids get to enjoy opening presents with their cousins and I get to enjoy lots of wine. Lol.

Stacey December 16, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I must have this book! It is definitely in my top 5 of favorite books I’ve read this year!!!!

Susana Dorado December 16, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Our Xmas tradition is a family dinner on Xmas eve and a family breakfast on Xmas day and opening presents…

Maria Malaveci December 16, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Pretty, Pretty Please!!! Pick me!!

Anne December 16, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I would love to read this book!!

Julia December 16, 2012 at 8:29 PM

The entire family at my grandparents house for Christmas Eve!

Tammy December 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Would love to read the book. :)

Felicia December 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM

I haven’t read this book yet. Would love to

Allie T. December 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

This one is on my TBR list…

aubery December 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I want to read this book, it sounds excellent!

carrie December 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Next on my list.

Nancy Parken December 16, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Spending time with family at Christmas is the best tradition.

Melissa Hardy December 16, 2012 at 8:36 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree and making my husband tell me why each ornament is special, lol. I know it drives him crazy but I like to make sure he remembers!

Melissa B December 16, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I have yet to read Flat Out Love. If I was one of the winners I will definitely be reading it very soon :)

Cindy December 16, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I really enjoyed this book. Ever since it was been released at audible I have been wanting to get the audiobook!

CharliA December 16, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Awesome giveaway! Our Christmas tradition was to always open one gift (of Mom’s choice) on Christmas Eve. :)

Jenn December 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Pick me pick me

Stephanie Parent December 16, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I’d love to read this book, and my holiday tradition is watching cheesy Christmas movies!

LaurenR December 16, 2012 at 8:50 PM

One of my favorite books!! Growing up we always opened presents from each other on Christmas Eve and then enjoyed our gifts from Santa Christmas morning

Laura December 16, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Christmas Eve my huge family gets together for a feast of the 7 fishes includding smoked eel and anchovie sauce! MmmMmmm. Then my cousing plays the piano for hours and everyone sings Christmas songs. Santa comes and the little ones go wild. Off to midnight mass. Such a wonderful family holiday.

Lisa December 16, 2012 at 8:54 PM

On Christmas Eve we have breakfast for dinner then load up in the car and ride around to see the Christmas lights.

My friend recommended this book to me awhile back but it keeps getting pushed down on my TBR list. Would love to win!

Good you have a wonderful holiday

Lisa Figliolino December 16, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I’ve wanted to read this for awhile. Got my fingers crossed!!! One Christmas tradition my family has is that on Christmas Eve we have a monstrous Italian feast!!!

Nicole December 16, 2012 at 8:55 PM

One of our traditions is to go see the Christmas lights at our county park.

Kara Hensley December 16, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I really really want to read this book!!! It’s on my TBR!! Can I get a special surprise under my Christmas tree please? Thank you!! Love from Iowa!

Kristen December 16, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Holy crap! I looooove FOL! This stinkin’ book had me crying for months after everytime I thought about it! You know, one of those books that can alter your way of thinking about life?! I wanted Matt *spoiler*! I’m a complete dork who LOVES the underdog nerd! Please, please, PRETTY PLEASE-with sugar, chocolate and whatever ur heart desires on top-except Matty-he’s mine! (I want him to talk nerdy to me!!) Pick me, please! I’ll love u forever-I will love u if u dont-but I’ll love u a whole wicked lot more if u do! Mwah ;)

Chris December 16, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Making cookies with my friends.

Julie N. December 16, 2012 at 9:00 PM

One tradition that my husband and I have started is we bake cookies with the kids and walk them over to the neighbors for Christmas. It’s really fun for the kids and the neighbors. Plus we always have lots of leftover cookies!

Beth W December 16, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Secret Santa exchange and game night on Christmas Eve! Family night..:-)

Jessica H December 16, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I have not been able to read this book yet and I really want to win this one!

B Palmer December 16, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I would love an audio book, I keep thinking I want to try one but haven’t yet. And this book is high on my TBR list, so that’s a perfect combination!
My favorite Christmas tradition…oh I have so many, to chose just one!?! I think it would be watching my 4 kids open their Christmas PJ’s anxious to put them on so we can read twas the night before christmas before they go to bed. This year my 1st grader is already talking about the fact that she is now able to read so she will be able to read part of the book as well. I love that they are developing the same love of reading. (although I can’t let me 5th grader get her hands on my kindle because of all of my smutty reads! hehe)

Nicole December 16, 2012 at 9:13 PM

This book looks so so good and I just downloaded Relatively Famous, can’t wait read it. I need to finish the other 3 books that I’m currently reading first though, can’t seem to stay focused on just one when there’s so many good ones out. My favorite Xmas tradition has always been driving around looking at all the lights, and watching Christmas Vacation.

Annie December 16, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Omg! 3 chances to win!

Andrea December 16, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Need a great love story right now. Thanks for all of the give-a-ways!

Laura Fincher December 16, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeese. would love to be the one that wins these.

Brianna Lee December 16, 2012 at 9:19 PM

OOOOHHH!! I would love to win this book! Thanks as usual for your amazing giveaways! They are highly appreciated! My Christmas tradition that is a must, is just simple things. I have a small family, just my immediate family, but we all make sure we are together. Xmas Eve, the kids get to open one present at night. usually it will just be a nice new pair of pjs for xmas morning. but then xmas morning, it is presents, then play, then a dinner that is early – around one-ish. As I said, it is all very simple, but it is our thing and it is special and the kids love it because they just get to play instead of having to go anywhere and do anything else!

Jennifer December 16, 2012 at 9:20 PM

I’ve been wanting to read this! Merry Christmas!

Jaymi December 16, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Our tree lights turn on with a remote. I have my grandson 1 1/2 years old thinking he can blow them on and off. Love it. Have a video of it on my Facebook page.

Anne December 16, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Fabulous book!!

Jaimie W. December 16, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I would LOVE to have this book! It’s one of my favorites!!

Robin December 16, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Great giveaway! Our family traditions are baking cookies, going to the zoo to see the Christmas lights, and spending christmas eve with family! :)

Kristen December 16, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Thanks for offering the books Jess!

Nancy L.R December 16, 2012 at 9:32 PM

I still haven’t read this book! Ugh.

One of my favorite Christmas traditions will have to be visiting Mexico. The town where I’m from sets up carnival rides, lots of live music, bull riding, lots of religious things in honor of course to the birth of Jesus, food. It’s the best. But I haven’t been in years so boo for me. Idk. It’s tradition, it’s been done forever

Kit December 16, 2012 at 9:35 PM

For us when the kids were little we let them open one gift on Christmas Eve, an orniment, that they could hang in preperation for Santa coming. It was something they seemed to love and now each year when I hand out orniments to decorate they can flip them over to read the name of who it belonges to and the year they got it. This being the first year our son, who is in the military, is away it was fun to have the memories of each year.

Jerri December 16, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Would love this! Our tradition is opening one present Christmas eve. (Its always panamas.)

Salli December 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Havent read this one yet! So I would really love to win it!

Jody Duffy December 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I love this book so much! Our tradition is making cinnamon rolls while the kids plow through presents. Santa also is very thoughtful at our house and knows to leave the presents out in our laundry room because our oldest daughter has autism and would open them all before anyone got up if we didn’t. We talk about how Santa understands all children. probably why I loved the imperfections of the characters in FOL! :)

Lauren December 16, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I loved this book! It would be awesome to have it!

Kirsten December 16, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Sqee… Love FOL and you Jessica. My favorite tradition is getting together with my sister and mother and now all of our children and baking cookies for the holidays. It really gets us in the mood for Christmas.

mel k December 16, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I love the homemade hot buttered rum my favorite bartender makes every year!

Kaitlin December 16, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I absolutely loved this book as well and I would say it was the one book that started gettin me hooked on contemporary new adult romances! So thank you Jessica park!

Bojana R December 16, 2012 at 9:46 PM

We always split Christmas Day between my in laws and my parents and have a great time because nobody is left out.

Kyra December 16, 2012 at 9:46 PM

just finished that book, loved it!!!

Debra December 16, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Great book! Our tradition, not very exciting but we always pick one gift to open on Christmas Eve….have to come up with some better.

Stephanie December 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Playing cards with my family.

Rose December 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Loved this book and really love Flat Kellan that S.C. Stephens takes with her to book signings! My favorite tradition is making a gingerbread house with my kids:-)

cicely December 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM

would love to win this!

Sarah Handrich December 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM

I love this book! I don’t really have any holiday traditions. I just spend time with my family and eat lots of food!

Annie December 16, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Baking all of the xmas treats with my g’ma.

Maryse, I love your cookie monster PJs!

Laura K December 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM

We watch the Grinch who stole Christmas and Rudolph the week of and on Christmas eve we read the nativity story. Thanks for the chance!

margaret December 16, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Can’t wait to read this one!

Amber LaShell December 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM

I read Jessica’s book way back before it was published. She contacted me and asked me if I wanted to read an advance copy to publish on my blog. Wowzer am I so glad I said yes!! I love Jessica’s book and have been so happy to see all of the success it has seen! I would love to win a signed copy of the book or of the audio book!

My favorite Christmas tradition is pretty simple. I try every year to get my family the perfect presents and every Christmas morning the one thing I look forward to the most is to see the smile on their faces that tell me I hit the nail right on the head once again! Other than that, I love making Christmas Cookies!!!

EricaKowtko December 16, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I have been wanting to read this book, but just havent had the money to buy it. I would love to win this : )

Nikki K. December 16, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Have not read it yet! I watch It’s A Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve after my kids go to bed.

Michelle December 16, 2012 at 10:33 PM

I haven’t read any if her books yet but I know it’s good if you give rave reviews! Please pick me!!

Kelly December 16, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I have not read this book yet.

Dawn M. December 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM

We buy a new ornament for the tree that relates to something significant that happened during the year.

Maria G December 16, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…pick meeeeee!!! :-D

Lisa Martz December 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Pick Me Please!!! I loved this boook. We just started the Elf On the Shelve and I have to say that I think I might be enjoying it more than the kids. I really think this will be my favorite Christmas tradition for years to come.

Rhonda Byer December 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I’d Love to have a copy for my shelf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LisaMarie December 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM

One of my favorite Christmas traditions would be looking at Christmas lights.

crystal December 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM

EXCITED!!!! Haven’t read them yet wooooo hooooo.. So are Family traditions are making cookies and Tamales.. it will be 2 Christmas without my mama so gonna have to learn how to make tamales to keep the traditions going. Thanks for the wonderful give aways

karen December 16, 2012 at 10:54 PM

This is one of my all time favorites! Holiday tradition- baking and decorating sugar cookies

Cheri December 16, 2012 at 10:56 PM

My tradition is simple.. my mom and I make chistmas cookies all day long the weekend before Christmas! It’s fun bindin an full of laughs

Annaiss@SMW December 16, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I’d love to have this book! One of my favorite Xmas traditions is watching the Home Alone movies!

Jennifer December 16, 2012 at 10:57 PM

A Christmas tradition in our home is making a birthday cake for dessert and singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to baby Jesus.

Caitlin December 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Thanks for the giveway!!

Nancy December 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Wacky tradition- we play bingo at our Christmas party! And we’re not even old!

Sarah December 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Oh i’d love to get the books

My favorate tradition is bake Christmas cookies, then sit with my family drinking wine, watching Christmas movies that we’ve watched before like a 100 times, while telling jokes, making fun of eachother and eating good home made meal.

Molly F. December 16, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Flat Out Love was such an unexpected surprise when I read it. I loved it and will never forget it.

Amanda December 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM

This book is on my “To Read” list, which is continually growing. One of our Christmas traditions is watching “Elf” while we decorate our tree!

Nikki A. December 16, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I saw this book on one of your lists. So, of course I had to read it. I loved it. Love the tree pics……One of our Christmas traditions is we open new pjs on Christmas eve and wear them that night. My mom started the tradition, and I have continued it with my children.

Ana Lucía December 16, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I want to read this book!


tonya hubbard December 16, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Never got around to reading this book but if u say it is good then i know it is:) you havent lead me wrong :) so as for my well our favorite christmas tradition…every christmas morning before we go about our day…we put a candle in a cupcake and sing happy birthday to jesus…since he is the reason for the season:)

Liene December 16, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Count me in please! And geez, Christmas is slam full of traditions, I don’t know where to start! How about with putting everything off ’till the last minute? :)

Marsha Shew December 16, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Thanks for the triple giveaway!!! Also thanks for the tip on the freebie :)

Melissa December 17, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Oh pick me I haven’t read this one yet!!!!!

Rachel W December 17, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Pick me pick me!!!

Krystal Marin December 17, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Omg !!! Pick me !!! Pick me !!!!!!!!

Marcela December 17, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I love this book…I hope it’s me that wins. XOXO

Diana S December 17, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Haven’t read this one yet. Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

Danielle G December 17, 2012 at 1:18 AM

My fave tradition isn’t really that old, we’ve only been doing it about 5 years now, but since I cannot be with my mom Christmas morning, we now Skype when we open gifts, and its WONDERFUL!

I’ve been waiting to read this book FOREVER but I have a nook and havn’t been able to get it…. :(

Maryse December 17, 2012 at 1:34 AM

I FACETIME with my family in Canada!! That’s my “new” tradition. I “go” to a family supper and they prop me on the dinner table and I eat with them, SOOO fun, and almost just as good. I converse with them and hear them conversing as if I was really there. And now I know I’m not the only one. Thanks Danielle!!

Sandy December 17, 2012 at 1:38 AM

I’d love to read it. It’s on my TBR list!

Cassie Hoffman December 17, 2012 at 1:43 AM

My husband, 2 kids and I make Santa’s cookies on Christmas Eve

Brandi Franklin December 17, 2012 at 3:23 AM

Our Christmas tradition is to last minute shop on Christmas Eve then sending the evening watching movies with the kiddos, drinking hot chocolate, and making santa’s christmas cookies! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Jordana December 17, 2012 at 5:08 AM

I so want the audiobook!!!!!!!!

Brenna December 17, 2012 at 5:33 AM

Awesome giveaway as always! Ooohhh audiobook!!!! :D

Sandra December 17, 2012 at 5:49 AM

We always have a Christmas eve party and open one gift at midnight! Pick me!!!

Nicolle Zirille December 17, 2012 at 6:06 AM

Every year my family picks charity to help! This year we are providing a Christmas dinner for an unfortunate family. Not only does this full my heart but I love involving my children and teaching them to help others. This tradition falls down from my father who was always helping others, all year !!

kayna December 17, 2012 at 6:13 AM

Cool giveaway, I could always stuff my stocking with books lol

Cassandra T. December 17, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Baking pizzelles (an Italian waffle like cookie)!

Kelly Watson December 17, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Another one I’d love to have on my shelf! Thank you!

Karen December 17, 2012 at 7:25 AM

I love the entire family getting together, then we look back to see how all the kids have changed over the year.

Joanna December 17, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Haven’t read this one yet… Pick me!!! :)

Carrie Klein December 17, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Making fudge with my grandfather.

Stacey C December 17, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Pick meee :)

kristine h December 17, 2012 at 9:34 AM

We always made lasagna and meatballs with spaghetti. And had a large extended family get together. Not so big anymore, but the best memories

Jennifer F December 17, 2012 at 9:36 AM

This one is on my “to read” list

Elizabeth W December 17, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Yay! This is on my TBR list forever. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenna Adamusik December 17, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Love this book!! One of my favorites!!!!

Talena Ann December 17, 2012 at 9:49 AM

LOVE this book!!!

lisa December 17, 2012 at 9:52 AM

would love to have this book to read over the holidays!

Amanda December 17, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I need to start some good holiday traditions for my two sons. They are both still young but I need to give this some serious thought!

Lisa76 December 17, 2012 at 10:10 AM

My Christmas wish is to win – LOL!

Andrea December 17, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Woohoo, 3 chances to win! Someday I will win something.

Brandy December 17, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I’ve had this on my to read list for a while. Hopefully you can help me out :)

Laura Warner December 17, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I love this book! :D

Jennifer V December 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM

I really want to read this book!!

Dena December 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Every year my mother in law comes to Florida from Maine and we make homemade ornaments from tree bark and shells she brings from there. It has become a tradition within the last 6 years and my children love it especially since they have their very own ornament they can look at from previous years. By the way I love the author awesome writing style. Thank you

Erika December 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM

The white elephant game we play every year. It’s a blast ;)

LucyLou December 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Love your picture under the tree. Haven’t read “Flat Out Love” yet, but would love to! Our family tradition is to open personal gifts on Christmas Eve and miraculously, overnight, Santa leaves gifts by the tree for Christmas Day (for everyone, no matter the age). :)

stephanie vincent December 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM

One tradition we had was that we couldn’t open presents until the dishes were washed! I hated that as a kid, but now i understand why they did it.. Would love to win this book. It’s on my tbr list.

Theresa December 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

On my reading list…send one my way please. :)

Jen P December 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I have had this on my TBR…time to read it!!!

Norma palacio December 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

About 3 yrs ago we started doing the white elephant game. It’s so much fun. There’s always that one gift we all want and don’t want. Lol. I hope I win this book or audio.

Christy Perry December 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I can’t wait to read this book, thank you for giving us the chance to win and hosting these great contests :)

Sonia December 17, 2012 at 3:01 PM

On my TBR. Pick me! ;)

Jen December 17, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Hi! Growing up one of my favorite traditions was getting to open one gift on Christmas Eve. I do the same with my kids now! Thanks!

Melissa K December 17, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Love love love this book!!!! My favorite Christmas tradition is going downtown in my hometown to look at the luminaries lining Main Street on Christmas Eve

Patty December 17, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Would love a chance to read this book…..

Now that my Sons are older its been hard to keep the family traditions with them going off with friends and girlfriends….ughhhh….

Jen December 17, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I REALLY want to read that book! :)

Sarah B. December 17, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Our tradition is we all open up new PJ’s on Christmas Eve. Usually the kids have matching PJ’s. Makes for cute, yet so cheesy pictures on Christmas morning. ;)

Stephanie D December 17, 2012 at 5:04 PM

YAY….another book giveaway!

Kellye Pickens December 17, 2012 at 5:15 PM

We’re struggling to do this now that the kids are big and have boyfriends and girlfriends who want their attention as much as I want my Kindle…but, we always load up the car(s) and drive around the Dallas metroplex on Christmas Eve looking at Christmas lights and actually OOOOOHHHHH and AAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!

Jen F. December 17, 2012 at 5:27 PM

LOVED Flat Out Love and would love the audiobook. :)

Jessica Katz December 17, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Would love to win this book!!!!!! Please!!!!

Linda December 17, 2012 at 6:13 PM

What got me interested in reading was the Twilight series. I loved everything to do with vampires and werewolves. The historical romance phase was next. I would love to read this book.

Jocelyn S. December 17, 2012 at 6:40 PM

We all make the trees together and watch the Polar Express:) I love Christmas time!!! Good Luck everyone!

Brandi Bradford December 17, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Pick me! Pick me!

Kerri December 17, 2012 at 7:06 PM

My grandma has potatoe soup every Christmas Eve and then we go to Christmas service. It is a great night where it is just family together and remembering what Christmas is about. I have not read this book and would LOVE to win this book, thank you!

Bobbie K December 17, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Please, Please, Please Pick Me :D !!!!!!!!!

Sara Q December 17, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I love Flat Finn

Kait December 17, 2012 at 7:30 PM

My favorite holiday tradition as a kid was always the opening of one present the night before Christmas. It was usually new fuzzy pajamas or a special ornament, but I loved it. I’m 25 now, but my mom still does this with my 7 year old brother. And I will too when I have kids. :]

Love FOL, and I would LOVE to have a signed copy or audiobook! Thanks for the giveaway!

Emily December 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Oh, how I LOVED this book!!!! Totally swoon worthy, I agree! :)

Shelly December 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

My family likes to get together and bake all the christmas cookies in one day. I would love to win this book to read. Thank you.

DONNA ROTHROCK December 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

When the kids were still home, Christmas was always a 3 day event spent at my mother’s. Now that they are all 3 in the military, we spend Christmas with at least one. This year we get to spend it with 2, my older kids are both stationed in the same city :-) !!

Anima G. December 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM

great giveway – would love to win this one!

Kerry Garmon December 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Baking Christmas cookies and being with family. This book has been on my TBR list. Please help.

Kim O. December 17, 2012 at 7:43 PM

We just did cookie baking this weekend! My brother and I also exchange our presents for each other on Christmas Eve.

Thanks for the giveaway! Have a great holiday yourself!

Becky K. December 17, 2012 at 7:45 PM

My favorite traditions….watching Christmas Story and cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas morning.

Kim December 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Awesome!!!! Our tradition is we ALL get Christmas Jammie’s each year to open on Christmas Eve :) yep I make hubby join me and the kiddos in wearing our new pj’s :)

Leslie G December 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is cramming into my grandma’s house on Christmas Eve. I have so many aunts, uncles, and cousins that it ends up being standing room only. It turns into pure mayhem and I love it!

Melissa Creighton December 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Alrighty then

Haley December 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

I would like to nominate my friend Caylie to win this signed book! My favorite Christmas tradition is giving and she totally deserves it! She recommended this book to me and I fell in love!

Lindsay December 17, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Really want to read this!

Jessica George December 17, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I loved this book! Thank you for writing it!

I remember when I was little, we would always go to my grandparents house. There would be food, presents, money, family…and it was truly the greatest day because my grandpa was so happy to have everyone in one room. He died in 2003…that’s when the family get together a stopped. My grandmother died this past summer and this will be somewhat of a difficult Christmas for my family. But I think our family is on the mend through everything!

Nikee McFann December 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Would love to win any of these!!! My new fav Christmas tradition is reading my precious boy “Twas the night before Christmas” AND elf on the shelf (which he so cutely named “Thirteen” bc that’s his fav word/number, plus he’s only 3 haha)

Julie B. December 17, 2012 at 8:53 PM

I will clear off an entire shelf in my living room to feature Jessica’s amazing book! I have lived for too long without my own copy.

Diane Y December 17, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Can’t wait to read this series!

Angelia December 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM

This would be awesome

Kerri S December 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Thanks and Happy Holidays

Robyn B December 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I would love to win. My Christmas tradition is watching Elf & all the cheesy holiday movies on the Hallmark Channel.

lisa December 18, 2012 at 5:35 AM

never read it but would like too!

Tina December 18, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Getting up early Christmas morning with the kids. We listen to Christmas music and open presents.

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