A few of my favorite things at Christmas and a couple I don’t love — 47 Comments

  1. One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!

  2. I love almost everything about Christmas, so it’s easier to say what I don’t like and that would be: (I used to work at Walmart) so I know what you are talking about how things start getting put out in October , it would drive me nuts. The rude people kind of takes the fun out of shopping as well.


    • I totally agree about rude people taking the fun out of shopping. So many people seem to forget what the season’s really about!

  3. I love getting to spend time with my family during the holidays. What I don’t love is working in retail during the holidays. We get Christmas merchandise in way too early and have to listen to Christmas music way to early as well.


  4. I love most of the things around christmas: Food, Christmas carols, celebrations, presents, being together with family and friends. i dislike the same thing as you, that christmas comes earlier every year, to the shops and malls. Christmas is during christmas time, not in November or earlier.

  5. I love baking and the Christmas Lights I hate the Snow Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas
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  6. I love the candy. Since the beginning of December, I’ve been attending departmental office parties and getting boxes of chocolate! Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. I love the shopping, but not the rude crowds. I enjoy shoping online, but I don’t like waiting for them to arrive. I love giving presents, but I don’t like wrapping the gifts anymore. Wonder why is that? Humm. Thanks for being part of the Holiday Blog Hop! I really enjoy the holiday season. I enjoy the smells, the food and lights. Oh and the music too. Not much into baking anymore. But I do enjoy tasting, ask my scales. Tee Hee. Great blog.

    • Thanks, Mary. I’m with you on the wrapping–not my favorite thing–and on the smells, food, and lights. But I still enjoy the baking, and the taste-testing.

  8. Thank you to all of you who’ve shared your favorite (and least favorite) things about Christmas. I’m enjoying hearing about what gives everyone pleasure during the season.

  9. I like the decorations that people put up. I hate the frenzy to shop making traffic horrible.
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  10. Love watching my sons decorate the tree. The fun they have trying to find which place to put the ornaments.

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  11. I love Christmas music, buying for my grandkids and the overall feel of altruism. I hate cold weather, rude shoppers and long lines.

    I bought on line this year.

    Thank you for giving us a chance to win some goodies. Merry Christmas!

  12. Spending time with the family can be a postive or a negative thing (take Thanksgiving where I ended up leaving early cause I just recently broke up with my boyfriend (now ex) of 12 years …That lead to big blow up in the middle of dinner by someone name calling me … NOT cool!)

    Happy Holidays

    • Argh – Beckey, so sorry to hear about family blow-ups on big holidays! That’s just wrong! I hope you have a peaceful Christmas.

  13. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    My fav thing about the holidays are the awesome sparkly lights! We drive around on Christmas Eve and see them all while singing along with carols on the radio!

  14. I like spending time with and buying gifts for my family and friends. I dislike crabby shoppers and holiday traffic.

  15. I love the family get together. Some part of the family I only see in Christmas, so we really enjoy this time. 🙂 The kids have lots of fun also and always have bonding time with their cousins.
    I dislike Christmas shop also. I mean, my family is huge, so many kids, and I’m always a little lost for what to buy whom.

    Happy Holidays!

  16. I like spending time with my family.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  17. I love baking ..I also try one or two new ones a years. Have you tried the Oreo balls ? If not they have been a HUGE hit on our cookies trays…well, people fought over them at a party last year lol I also love the family time, my kids really spend time with me baking, decorating a gingerbread house, playing board games, etc.

    Merry Christmas !

    • HI Kym — No, I haven’t tried the Orea balls. Can you post a link to a recipe? Just the name sounds wonderful. I love Oreos.

  18. What I love is how people are extra nice and try to do more for others. What I hate is how stores start putting things out as early as the time Christmas rolls around Im sick of them a nd thats not how it is suppose to be. I think you should have at least left a note about the music thing..I bet the employees would have loved if it got taken

    • You know, I never thought about leaving a note, but you can be sure I will in the future! I’m certain the employees would be relieved. It had to be driving them nuts!

  19. Oooh… What I don’t really love is feeling obligated to bake/shop/wrap/contribute… ;p
    What I DO love? I love that we MAKE time during the holidays to spend with friends and family–I love the chance to catch up and hang out 🙂 I also love all the Christmas treats to share–mmm… I love Christmas stories, no matter what time of year. Thanks, Katherine!

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    • Yes, time with family and friends, especially when many of them live far away and you don’t see them often, is the most precious gift of all at the holidays.

  20. Being with my family. Dislike the most is the dang clean up afterwards….lol
    Happy Holidays, Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524@netzero .com

  21. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  22. I’m spending this holiday season with my family and hoping to win so I can read more romances. I don’t have an ereader. Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com

  23. My favorite thing about this season is cookies; I love making and eating them. Everyone is so willing to share.
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  24. I have a little angel ornament that my mom bought before she died when I was 13. That’s my favorite – sharing her memory with my girls.

    Least fave: lines at target even when I’m just there for TP.

  25. I hate shopping and usually don’t do it until about 3-4 days before Christmas because we do movies and games for the family so no rush.
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