{Brag Worthy Christmas!} 2 Special Christmas Books Review and Giveaway [CLOSED]

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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

61-TRZ52k-L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_On Christmas Eve, Godfather Drosselmeier has arrived with gifts of marvel and enchantment for his young godchildren. Goddaughter Marie falls in love a bewitching nutcracker doll and claims him as her own. Yet when the clock strikes midnight, something terribly amazing happens to Godfather’s handcrafted toys…they come alive. Marie is swept off her feet on an incredible journey with the Nutcracker in this astonishing classic story by E.T.A. Hoffman. Critically acclaimed artist Gail de Marcken’s stunning illustrations bring this spellbinding tale to life.

The Christmas Magic

Project23Far, far North, when the nights are longest and the stars shine brightest, Santa begins to prepare for his big night of giving. He gathers his reindeer, feeds them parsnips and berries, and polishes his bells and his sled. Then lovingly, he chooses toys for every child in the world. For Santa loves them all, and he knows what each child at heart wants most. Then, with the thrum of magic that makes reindeers fly, he spreads the Christmas joy and warmth throughout the world--as he always has -- and always will until the end of time. From best-selling author Lauren Thomas, and Caldecott Honor Artist Jon J Muth

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While I was growing up we had a family tradition where each year we would receive a new Christmas book to add to our collection. And each night during the month of December we would read the stories together as a family. I have started this tradition with bug and I am excited to add these 2 wonderful books into our collection this year!

These books make great family gifts!

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and The Christmas Magic books get Bragging Rights!

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Want to win copies of these 2 great books?

2 lucky winners will receive a copy of each book!

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How to enter: Fill out the entry form and you will be entered to win! Easy Peasy! For an extra entry you can leave a comment on this post with your favorite Holiday Tradition.

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

You can enter this giveaway until Nov. 28 @10:00 am. The winner will then be chosen by random.org, verified and announced in the comments section of the post. We will then email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to email us back and claim the prize, if prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. By entering this giveaway you agree to The Bragging Mommy Disclaimer/Disclosure. You must be 18 years or older and live in the US ONLY enter.

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43 comments:

  1. Lillie Mae Acres said...

    I LUV Christmas books, I collect them and have for years. My son is too old now, but when nephews come over they plunder through them and read them. I have a huge basket full under my tree each year. What a great giveaway you're hosting, thank you. I really hope I win this set of books.

  2. susan said...

    Our favorite holiday tradition is putting up the decorations. We spend the day getting our home festive!

  3. Tamara said...

    Our favorite tradition is going to pick out our tree when my husband gets home from work. For some reason going at night with the winter air blowing and the fire pits burning makes it so much better.

  4. Badger Momma said...

    Our favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies, decorating them, and then bringing them to our neighbors.

  5. melanie said...

    Our favorite tradition is a super silly Secret Santa with our family. We look forward to it every year!!!

  6. Lanie said...

    We have a tradition of reading Christmas books on the eve of Christmas. This year, we will start earlier. My girls love them.

  7. Anonymous said...

    My favorite is decorating with my family.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  8. Gerrie said...

    My favorite holiday tradition for Thanksgiving is our family going to visit grandparents in Ohio (we are in NC). For Christmas I love going to my aunt's house on Christmas Eve then on the way home I always look in the sky for Santa. Then we get up REALLY early on Christmas morning and open gifts at home. I cook breakfast at my house and invite everyone over then my mom has lunch for us all at her house.

  9. Kristin said...

    We have a small collection of Christmas stories that we read this time of year. Every year we try to add a new one to the collection. It's nice to read that others have the same tradition!

    Thanks for the sweet giveaway. We hope to win and add to our Christmas story collection.

    Have a wonderful holiday season!

  10. Leonard Family said...

    Awesome books! I would love to win these books for my daughter. We need to get her some more Christmas books! Thanks!

  11. Leonard Family said...

    Growing up my favorite family tradition was going to Grandma's house on Christmas Eve. We had dinner, visited and got to open gifts.

    dropcqueen at yahoo dot com

  12. Tami said...

    love the giveaway!

  13. Tami said...

    fav holiday tradition- pizza on christmas eve!

  14. The Allen Family said...

    One of my favorite traditions is (cause I love everything about Christmas) is decorating gingerbread houses! So fun, no matter how old you are!

  15. Candace said...

    Our favorite holiday tradition is making a huge Christmas brunch and the opening presents with the kids.

  16. Deb said...

    We make popcorn balls and popcorn garland for the tree. Fun!!

  17. one frugal lady said...

    We always make gumbo on Christmas eve, and get to open one present. Going to bed, waiting on Santa is always tough, but in the morning we always have a blast with the whole family, making breakfast and opening presents! We all dress up and head to church!

  18. Heather said...

    My favorite holiday tradition is making date nut pinwheel cookies with my Grandma!

  19. Kristie said...

    My favorite holiday tradition is cutting down our Christmas tree as a family. :-)

  20. Chacoy pronounced: Sha-coi said...

    I have never read or heard the story of the Nutcraker:( This is soo cool, I hope I win:)

  21. Birdson said...

    My girls would love two new Christmas stories to cherish ...!!

  22. Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

    Our favorite Holiday tradition is following our "Christmas Helper" as we count down the days of Christmas. Each night after the kiddos are in bed, the Christmas Helper (a collectible Santa's Helper Fairy) hides in a new place. In the morning, the munchkins rush downstairs to find his new digs :)

  23. Magginpenney said...

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree with my family =)

  24. Desiree said...

    My favorite holiday tradition is going to see the Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens. This will be an extra special year because it will be our first with our daughter there. You ride through in an open air tram, drinking hot chocolate and singing carols along the way. Just perfect.

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

  25. Sara said...

    I love driving around Christmas eve with egg nog or hot chocolate and looking at all the Christmas lights. It is so fun I can hardly sleep when we get home in anticipation of the fun in the AM!

  26. Maria said...

    christmas music is blasting while we decorate the tree! :)

  27. Jackie Anglin said...

    What a great tradition with Christmas books! I may have to start that one this year. We do pajamas at our house. Each Christmas Eve, we open one gift and it's always a new set of pajamas to sleep in that night. My sister and I did this when we were little until even now (my mom still gets us pajamas) and we have pictures from each Christmas in our new pajamas.

  28. moushka said...

    Our tradition started when I was a little girl. We were allowed to open just one gift on Christmas Eve. That gift was always some new PJs to wear that night and for Christmas morning. I carried that tradition on to my children. My adult daughter has now carried it on to my granddaughters. And my young daughters always look forward to it too. 3 generations later we carry on the cuddly/cozy tradition.

  29. Eric & Sarita said...

    My favorite Holiday tradition is getting our Christmas jammies and all waking up together to go to open presents.

  30. traci smith said...

    christmas is my favorite holiday, love how the lights twinkle,how the ice on trees and lines shines, love the first snow, just a beautiful time, just cant stand the cold!! lol ,our holiday tradition is that all of MY family comes home for christmas eve and stays the night to wait for santa! i have started telling my first grandson stories and cant wait to get him some books, these would be a wonderful start for him, to listen to grandma read to him every christmas eve. tracisme@gmail.com

  31. Tamara B. said...

    I love the Nutcracker performance at our theatre during the holiday season.

  32. Tiffany said...

    My favorite holiday tradition is going to my grandma's for her Christmas Eve party.

  33. Tamara B. said...

    My favorite holiday tradition for the past three years is my children and I deliver food baskets to families in time for Thanksgiving dinners who are down on their luck financially.

  34. Deedles said...

    My favorite holiday tradition is wrapping gifts with my sister while we listen to Christmas carols.

  35. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    My fav tradition is picking and cutting down our Xmas tree as a family.

  36. Madeline said...

    My favorite holiday tradition is just spending time with my family. When I was a kid though I loved leaving cookies and carrots for Santa and his reindeer.

  37. clallen said...

    my favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies for santa. thanks! clallen a t ntin dot net

  38. cstironkat said...

    My favorite tradition is getting together with my friends and family.

  39. CherylS22 said...

    My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with my cousins shortly after Thanksgiving to make our raviolis for Christmas. Thanks!

  40. Bombtastic Belle said...

    My favorite holiday tradition is that our whole family opens our gifts on Christma Eve so we can sleep in the next morning.

  41. The Bragging Mommy said...

    I love hearing about all your fun traditions!!

    Congrats to Tamara and Gerrie the lucky winners!

  42. Gerrie said...

    I am so excited that I WON these!! Thanks so much....I will enjoy reading these with my kids this Christmas!!

  43. Tamara B. said...

    YAY.. I was the lucky winner! I really wanted to win this fantastic giveaway and thank-you so much Bragging Mommy! Wishing everyone a very blessed holiday season :)

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