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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Challenge - Christmas Spirit

The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge
Nov 21 to Jan 6
hosted at The Christmas Spirit blog
sign-up post

Rules:
1. challenge will run from Monday, November 21, 2011 through Friday, January 6, 2011 (Twelfth Night or Epiphany)

2. cross over with other challenges is totally permitted AND encouraged!

3. These must be Christmas novels, books about Christmas lore, a book of Christmas short stories or poems, books about Christmas crafts, and for the first time...a children's Christmas books level!

4. Levels:
Candy Cane - read 1 book
Mistletoe - read 2-4 books
Christmas Tree - read 5 or 6 books (this is the fanatic level...LOL!)

*Additional levels:

Fa La La La Films - watch a bunch or a few Christmas movies...it's up to you!
Visions of Sugar Plums - read books with your children this season and share what you read

*additional levels are optional and must be done in addition to a reading level
5. the most important rule? Have fun!!!

There will be Mr. Linky's for reviews & a GIVEAWAY


The really sad thing is that I just finished TWO Christmas novels that would be perfect for this challenge. Christmas at Timberwoods and Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor.

I'm going for Candy Cane and Fa La La La Films

The Bite Before Christmas, To Santa with Love plus White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, Santa is Coming to Town. This should be a no stress challenge, the hardest part will be waiting for Nov 21!

edit: A Highlander for Christmas, So This Is Christmas


Books Read & Movies Watched

Book: Snow and Mistletoe by TC Blue - short story about a secret admirer at Christmas time

Book: Someone Special by TC Blue - novel about finding love while working as one of Santa's elves at the mall. There was a bunch of other stuff going on but they meet while working with the mall Santa and the book ends with I-love-yous Christmas morning.

Book: A Highlander for the Holidays by Janet Chapman - novel about the clan in Maine and one women who moves there to begin her life again. Every time I read one of these, I want to read them all. (recently bought another one in the series)

Movie: tried to watch It's a Wonderful Life. Our DVD was all wonky and I couldn't stand to watch through the static :(

Movie: next tried The Nightmare Before Christmas but you know when you want to read a book for a book report and you just aren't lovin' it? Yeah....

Movie: third times the charm! Oh, my gosh! Santa is a little black woman! Watched Call Me Claus with Whoopi Goldberg. I don't know who everyone else is but this is a great little quirky movie. Lucy's niece? GREAT voice :)

Netflix was streaming Jeff Dunham's Christmas Special....Peanut may be everyone's favorite and I do like him but I love Walter. It was an older show (still married) and he started out on the stage all by himself talking about his daughter putting gas in her car for the first time. Hilarious


~~Challenge Complete~~
December 8

I'm still going to need to write up a completed post but this will work for now (done)

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2 comments:

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

My first sign up! Yay! So glad you signed up. Sorry you've already read two books. I have also read two myself. Oh well, there are some really good new ones out and I have an extensive library already at home. Love Christmas books!

Can't wait to hear about the movies you watch too. =O)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

You too? Yay! I love Christmas reads.

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