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Hello, reader friends! We’re teaming up with my blogger friends at Kat’s Corner Books, Bookworm Mama, Singing Librarian Books, and Reading is My SuperPower for a little bit of bookish Christmas fun!
Five bloggers, Five posts, FIVE Christmas Christian fiction Kindle ebooks for ONE grand prize winner!
If you’re just joining the fun, be sure to start HERE so you can collect the blog hop giveaway secret sentence in order.
Five Favorite Christmas Things
Celebrating our Savior
This season is especially meaningful for me because I was baptized during a Christmas Eve service at the age of 18. Although my family began attending church in my teen years, we celebrated Santa in a big way (excessive presents, overloaded stockings, and all-day feasting) for the majority of my childhood.
My husband and (especially) I prefer a more minimalist, reverent Christmas season for our family. We still have fun with the tree, stockings, and gift giving but on a much smaller scale and in honor of God’s Gift to the world, His Son Jesus!
Cookies and Cinnamon rolls
Granted, ANYTIME is a good time for cookies and cinnamon rolls but we tend to bake more varieties TOGETHER during the Christmas season. Baking is a perfect wintertime activity, the oven warms the house a few extra degrees and who doesn’t love taste testing?!
Our family favorites are tried and true traditional (but not necessarily exclusive to Christmas time) recipes like snowball cookies, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and shortbread. We haven’t made any fancy cookies like the ones at the right but I’d be happy to sample them!
Carols and Christmas hymns
After getting a late start in my Christian walk and attending worship services centered around the latest contemporary praise tunes for several years, I was surprised to discover how much I love all the old classics and modern hymns that focus on the reason for the season.
Participating in the rich centuries-old tradition of hymns gives me a deep sense of connection to church history and the devoted faith of those songwriters. Meaningful lyrics with classical instrumental accompaniment or relaxed bluegrass and country-style gospel music are my personal favorites.
Cocoa and Chocolate
Again, anytime is a good time for cocoa and chocolate but winter is especially good time for hot and melty! We love to dip everything from pretzels and nuts to cookies and brownies in melted chocolate.
Although I usually stay hydrated with a tumbler of ice water, hot cocoa and hot apple cider are my comfort drinks! Those rare snow days (or more often, any day I need help keeping the chill away) wouldn’t be complete without a steaming mug or insulated tumbler full of hot cocoa!
Between movie nights and storytime, our advent season is full of fuzzy socks, cozy blankets, and snuggly, cuddly goodness!
I’m OFTEN cold so having my warm hubby, four little people, and my sweet little diva furbaby available for couch time takes the chill off… no wonder I rarely want to leave home!
While our family’s Christmas focus is on The Story, there’s always room for more stories! Here are some top picks from my wishlist and favorites!
Comment at each blog and collect words from each of the five posts in the hop to form a sentence!
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Our grand prize includes Kindle editions of these five titles:
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before you go, don’t miss this Christmas novella giveaway…