Hi Readers and Followers! I want to tell you how much I appreciate all of you taking the time out of your day to come visit my little place on the blog-o-sphere. Though I don’t respond to comments as frequently as I should, I do read all of them. I appreciate the link-backs to my blog, tweets and mentions. So, for being awesome Readers and Followers, I thought it would be fun to have a Giveaway to “kick-off” the holiday season. And, as you know from my past giveaways, I will have more than one winner.

Three lucky Followers will receive a J Crew Reusable Canvas Tote Bag filled with a few little goodies to get you through the holiday season. Included in this tote bag are: Archie Grand J Crew Notebook (so you can keep your shopping lists organized and in one place), and a $5 Starbucks Gift Card (grab a coffee or one of their Salted Caramel Mocha’s to start your shopping day).

So for fun, answer the following questions. My answers are in parentheses.

  1. What’s your favorite holiday movie? (A Christmas Story followed closely by Elf.)
  2. What’s your favorite holiday song? (The Christmas Song sung by Nat King Cole. It always puts me in the Christmas spirit.)
  3. What’s your favorite holiday shopping day? Or do you avoid it all? (The day before Christmas, Dec 23/24. I don’t shop so much as people watch that day. Especially the Husbands and Kids trying to do their shopping at the last minute. Hilarious and sweet!)


  1. One entry per person please. You need to be a Follower.
  2. Leave your name AND email address in the comments. Don’t forget to Subscribe to the comments.
  3. Entries will be taken through Sunday, November 27th, at 7 p.m. Central time. No entries will be counted after that.
  4. United States and Canada entries only please. 
  5. I will use to select the winners. Please respond in a timely manner so I can ship quickly. A new winner will be chosen for those who do not respond within 48 hours of my email/announcing.
  6. I will contact the winners via email and also post it on the comments/blog on Monday, November 28th. Please check back and see if you’re a winner.

You don’t want to miss out on this! Good Luck!

This is not a sponsored giveaway. All items in this giveaway were purchased by me.


  1. November 21, 2011 / 4:31 am

    Well" Imlove a giveaway!

    What's your favorite holiday movie? (Meet Me In St Louis.) What's your favorite holiday song? (Mary's BoyChild by Boney M) What's your favorite holiday shopping day? Or do you avoid it all? (I am more of an on-line shopper…… So not so much a favorite day as a favorite time….. I do my best shopping in the early hours!!)

    I love A Christmas Story too!

  2. November 21, 2011 / 5:11 am

    Favorite Holiday Movie: The Polar Express
    Favorite Holiday Song: All I want for Christmas is You (Mariah Carey)
    Favorite holiday shopping day: Black Friday.. I love the excitement of it all!

    – Jan

  3. November 21, 2011 / 8:51 am

    * Movie: A Christmas Story (24 hr marathon cometh!)

    * Song: I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm/Kay Starr (remix version)

    * Shopping Day: 12/22 or thereabouts


  4. November 21, 2011 / 11:48 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Favorite holiday movie: A Charlie Brown Christmas
    Favorite holiday song: Winter Wonderland sung by the Eurythmics
    Shopping day: after Christmas for all the sales!

  5. November 21, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    What a great giveaway. I'm a follower!

    Favorite Movie- The Christmas Story

    Favorite Song- Santa Baby

    Favorite Shopping Day- Black Friday!

  6. Amalia
    November 21, 2011 / 3:11 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Favorite holiday movie: It's a Wonderful Life
    Favorite holiday song: White Christmas
    Shopping day: after Christmas for all the sales!

  7. November 21, 2011 / 3:36 pm

    Thank you so much for offering such a fun and generous giveaway! 🙂

    1. What's your favorite holiday movie? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    2. What's your favorite holiday song? Anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    3.What's your favorite holiday shopping day? Or do you avoid it all? My favorite holiday shopping day is December 1st. I try to avoid the hectic shopping days at all costs… unless there happens to be a good shoe sale. 😉


  8. November 21, 2011 / 4:28 pm

    How fun! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    My favorite holiday movie is…Elf. As a kid I loooved Prancer (and still do!)

    My favorite holiday song(s)…"What Child is This" and "Oh Holy Night"

    Favorite holiday shopping day…I like shopping early and online to avoid crowds. There's usually one day the week before Christmas that my husband and I go to our favorite local store to get any last minute gifts.

  9. November 21, 2011 / 7:11 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    My fave holiday movie is A Christmas Story. My fave holiday song is "Baby, It's Cold Outside". I try to AVOID holiday shopping at all costs and get it done early!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  10. November 21, 2011 / 8:53 pm

    Such a fun giveaway!! I'm a follower of course. 🙂 mcullen7318 at gmail.

    Favorite movie: Tie between Miracle on 34th Street and Christmas in Connecticut.

    Favorite song: White Christmas, Bing Crosby.

    Favorite shopping day: All of them! Kidding. I'm a Black Friday fan — love it! 🙂

  11. November 23, 2011 / 3:28 am

    I'm a follower: nquirico at hotmail dot com

    Favorite Movie: A Christmas Story – still remember seeing this in the movie theater when I was a kid with my Dad!
    Favorite Song: White Christmas and Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
    Favorite Shopping day: A few days before Christmas or online.

  12. November 23, 2011 / 10:37 pm

    Yay, a giveaway!

    Favorite holiday movie – Home Alone

    Favorite holiday song – Heavy Metal Christmas by Twisted Sister. My sister and I laughed so hard at this one, we almost spilled our wine.

    Favorite holiday shopping day – mid-morning, middle of the week, any day before Thanksgiving.


  13. November 24, 2011 / 12:37 pm

    Fun giveaway!!!

    1. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation & A Christmas Storu
    2. O Holy Night
    3. I love the last few days before Christmas for the last minute gifts. I enjoy the madness!!!

  14. November 26, 2011 / 10:03 pm

    1. Charlie Brown Christmas.
    2. I kinda hate holiday music. One day is fine, one month is too much cheer for me.
    3. I do almost all my holiday shopping online and year round, so I avoid the crowds.

    Thanks! jennfung(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. November 27, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    1. Favorite Holiday Movie: It's a Wonderful Life

    2. Favorite Holiday Song-"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Jackson 5 featuring Michael Jackson

    3. Favorie Shopping Day-Christmas Eve-Dec 24th….I have no choice but to get it done! LOL

  16. Becky
    November 28, 2011 / 12:48 am

    Fun! Favorite movie is A Christmas Story. Favorite song is I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day, but I love pretty much everything except Little Drummer Boy, have an irrational aversion to that one! I do most of my shopping early, but I love to go out the last few days before Christmas to get stocking stuffers, my dad and uncle used to take us kids out to do this, and it is a fun tradition, no pressure since it is just for fun stuff.

  17. November 30, 2011 / 1:19 am

    Sorry for the delay ladies!

    Here are the winners.

    Cindy – OMG! My uncle had a real-life experience with a dried out turkey. He said it actually made that noise…pssshhhh. Haha!

    Mommyblogger – You'll shoot your eye out! One of my favorite scenes is when the dad got the "Major Award". That and when Randy falls in the snow and can't get up.

    eek – I love anything they sing.

    I'll be emailing you ladies shortly to get your addresses!

    Thanks for entering.