Wednesday, December 2, 2009

GiveAway time cause Christmastime is near..........

I've been racking my Grinchy Brain- Puzzling and puzzling.....

Where does time go? How is it already December 2009? Where are my other reading glasses?  Why am I so very behind on getting projects finished? Do these jammy pants make my butt look big?  What ever will I make for the Sew, Mama Sew December Give Away?
 
 


The answers are simple I think.

Dunno
The calendar says so.
Probably in the bathroom.
You ARE the Queen of Procrasty Nation!
Yes.
A Christmas Apron, of course!

Don't have time to get a picture ready cause I have to have this posted asap.

But the apron will be handmade, holiday themed, practical and frilly.  It will have pockets and maybe some other goodies in the package just for you.



So here are the rules:

Leave a comment here telling the world your favorite Christmas/Holiday special.  (Add why cause it's fun.) 

You have until Sunday, December 6 to enter.



For an extra entry - Spread the word. 


1) Tell a friend or two and have them mention your name.  You know, "Kat told me about the Giveaway." or 2) Grab my button for your blog or website.

Leave another comment for each of these extra entries. 

Be sure to leave an e-mail so I can contact you if you win.  Leave me a link to any extra entries.

My give away is open to US residents only. 




You make have already guessed that my Favs are the all time standards, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."   They both debuted when I was a wee one and even as an adult I find both charming, funny and strong with the message of the strength of family and friends.


Now if I could just find a recording of the Peanuts Gang singing "Welcome Christmas!"

Nothing says it better than

 Dah who dor-aze!
 Welcome Christmas,
 Come this way!
 Fah who for-aze!
 Dah who dor-aze!
 Welcome Christmas,
 Christmas Day.
 Welcome, Welcome
 Fah who rah-moose
 Welcome, Welcome
 Dah who dah-moose
 Christmas day is in our grasp
 So long as we have hands to clasp
 Fah who for-aze!
 Dah who dor-aze!
 Welcome Christmas
 Bring your cheer
 Fah who for-aze!
 Dah who dor-aze!
 Welcome all Who's
 Far and near
 Welcome Christmas, fah who rah-moose
 Welcome Christmas, dah who dah-moose
 Christmas day will always be
 Just so long as we have we
 Fah who for-aze
 Dah who dor-aze
 Welcome Christmas
 Bring your light
 (Bridge (about 65 sec))
 Welcome Christmas
 Fah who rah-moose!
 Welcome Christmas
 Dah who dah-moose!
 Welcome Christmas
 While we stand
 Heart to heart
 And hand in hand
 Fah who for-aze
 Dah who dor-aze
 Welcome welcome
 Christmas
 Christmas Day
 

















118 comments:

  1. it's a wonderful life is one of my all-time faves. i choke up every time at the end. gah.

    thanks for the giveaway.....i would love a new apron :) mfnusz@comcas.net

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  2. Oh...a give away...count me in!!! I love the Grinch, but I must say that the good old sappy 'It's a Wonderful Life' is my all time fave.
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  3. It would have to be Rudolph. The old timey clamation, Burl Ives' voice, the story, and the warm fuzzy feeling can't be beat. It always reminds me of being a little girl and looking forward to the Christmas specials that came on during the week. That is when you KNEW Santa was near. I gave birth to my first child this year and can't wait to show him Rudolph! ~Lisa

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  4. A Christmas Story:) Lovely prize!! Thanks!
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

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  5. Rudolph is my FAVORITE one. Why? Because of the dentist, of course! He makes me smile. And all the misfits. I love them and I want to hug each and every one of them!

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  6. Hmmm...White Christmas for sure! I love Danny Kaye!

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!
    Merry Christmas!
    mayhem5@softhome.net

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  7. My favorite, besides Charlie Brown, is A Wish for Wings That Work: A Bloom County Christmas. Opus helps Santa and his friends help him to fly. It's beautiful! It only aired one season and I thought I had imagined it. Bill and I gave each other the video for Christmas one year! Tee hee!

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  8. I really like the Grinch. Very nice message about over commercialization actually and the songs are a hoot. Happy Holidays.

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  9. I can't remember the name but it's little clay-mation job about how Santa becomes Santa and meets his wife. There is a mean guy named the Gergermister (sp?) but it's my favorite.

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  10. I think you can look at my profile to see my email? I found your blog on SewMamaSew! Favorite memory is Santa leaving little boxes of cereal for us to eat on Christmas morning.

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  11. This is a tough choice but I must say How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Even before I saw the movie I had one of those books with a cassette tape that beeped when you had to flip the page and I was in love with the story then.

    Sarah0587@yahoo.com

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  12. You are so funny.
    I love the Charlie Brown Christmas special. He's so wise as he searches for the meaning of Christmas, even as the other kids mock him.

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  13. I love the Charlie Brown Christmas. I even entertain my family by quoting lines from it around the holidays! :)

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  14. My favorites are Rudolph and Twas the Night Before Christmas. We had them taped on an old VHS cassette. Watching them now brings back some great childhood memories. I couldn't wait to pop the tape in as soon as it got the slightest bit chilly outside. I've always loved this time of year.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    coleslaw1017[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. OK...I think my NEW favorite is the Madagascar Christmas special...it was pretty darn good. :>0 Merry Christmas to you!

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  16. I love all the Christmas specials. Maybe Ntional Lampoons Christmas

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  17. I love aprons! And a Christmas apron would be divine!

    My favorite Christmas special is really a movie. Prancer. It stars Sam Eliot-- be still my country heart. And it is about a family and Christmas.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a CHRISTMAS APRON. Yipee

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  18. We always watch "Elf" at the beginning of the Christmas season. It doesn't come on TV, but it's still a family favorite! I'm excited about the apron! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Grinch is our favorite. Love Jim Carey's version. Thanks for the giveaway and cute blog.

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  20. My favorite christmas specials are Charlie Brown Christmas (I mean, who doesn't love it?), and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (the cheesy stop motion one made in the 60s). Another christmas video I love but have never seen on tv is The Snowman. You should look it up and watch it.

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  21. awesome giveaway! my two favorite christmas movies are: White Christmas and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. LOVE THEM!

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  22. Christmas Story is my fave! I would love to have a leg lamp for my craft room! Merry Christmas!

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  23. kalen kmponche@gmail.comDecember 2, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Christmas story! I always watch it while making cookies.

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  24. I like the newer Love, Actually. Just because it is nice. And we mostly watch oldies anyway, so this is like a breath of fresh air :)

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  25. i had forgotten about the grinch...who forgets about the grinch??? it's been a crazy year!

    i love charlie brown christmas myself!

    jakemelissajakea@aol.com

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  26. I love The Snowman. It played on PBS incessantly one winter when I was in grade school.

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  27. Hands down, the Nutcracker. Okay, that's not really a special but it's a great ballet and my daughter really loves it too. It's just about the only thing we agree on.:)

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  28. Love your post! You ooze creativity!
    My favorite Christmas movie that usually airs in December is The Family Man.

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  29. i love the grinch and everything grinch

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  30. My favorite holiday movie is National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, but The Christmas Story is a close second. We watch them both every year. stephkucera(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. Definitely A Christmas Story, but if we're talking animated then it is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. They are both family traditions.

    thecurryseven at sbcglobal dot net

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  32. right now the grinch specials are my favorite, but i have high hopes for prep & landing. :)

    bess

    jbknav@hotmail.com

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  33. I love Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Claymation fun!

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  34. My favorite is A Year Without A Santa Claus. You can't beat Heatmeister! :)

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  35. Well in my mind the apron is beautiful, so I'm way excited. Your description sure was enticing!

    Christmas special? As in, something on TV? Hmmm. Do I Love Lucy marathons count? Those used to be on during the holidays, but I don't see them much anymore. Otherwise... I guess I'd have to say something like The Polar Express. I've actually only seen the movie once or twice. It was good, but the book is SO good, so of course I had to like the movie.

    I'm also having a giveaway on my blog Craft Phesine. Click on over if you're interested: www.phesine.blogspot.com

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  36. I like the Grinch the best. Probably the Jim Carey version. :)

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  37. Oh, traditional Grinch, hands down!!

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  38. You are a girl after my own heart!! Take a peek at my blog header. and thank you for this chance!!

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  39. I'm a old fashioned girl at heart and my very two fav. Christmas speicals are:
    SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN
    and
    IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

    I grew up with these and I LOVE showing them to my kids every Christmas! <3

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  40. I love the Grinch. And prancer - totally not joking around. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. -dez

    simply.simon.sisters[at]gmail[dot]com

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  41. I have to agree, I love the Grinch. However, I also love White Christmas. It is my Mom's favorite and I have to watch it almost as soon as we put up the Christmas tree. It just doesn't feel like Christmas to me until I've seen it. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  42. I love aprons! My fave... hmm, hard to say. I love it's a wonderful life, white christmas, christmas carol. So good.

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  43. I love "A Christmas Story" and "White Christmas." Oh, and don't forget, "Miracle on 34th Street" ("I believe, I belive, it's silly, but I believe!")

    Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  44. I do love the Grinch but my very favorite is White Christmas.

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  45. Charlie Brown Christmas is our favorite. We watch it when we start decorating for Christmas and it puts all of us in a great happy mood. Actually we watch it several times throughout the season. Our second favorite is A Christmas Story

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  46. Rudolph has my love. Takes me back to being a kid. :)

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  47. Charlie Brown makes me happy, Linus is sweet, and I never tire of the Vince Guaraldi music.

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  48. My favorite is The Christmas Story. I love the little boy.

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  49. I love The GRinch! It makes me laugh and love the "Who" people
    Megan
    meganlfuchs at gmail dot com

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  50. I'm a big fan of the Grinch - such a great story! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  51. We love to watch good old Charlie Brown's Christmas. The kids ask to watch it every year. Thanks for the giveaway. alusco(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  52. There are a few I love : Nat'l Lampoon Christmas, Love Actually and a special called The Wish List... it comes on every year on the Lifetime/ABC Family ! I'm waiting for it to come on this year.

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  53. My fav holiday special is, like yours, A Charlie Brown Christmas. I get a kick out of watching my daughter watch it now. She thinks the aluminum Christmas trees are great!

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  54. I love Santa Claus 2 because it's funny how he ends up getting married.

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I am a 9 years old and home educated. I love to sew and craft. I have my own sewing blog. Right now I am making frog pincushions, sock dolls, bean bags and Christmas tree skirts. I am also doing a giveaway on my blog. My blog is www.sewingsister.blogspot.com . I hope you will stop by and look through my blog and tell me if you like it and enter my giveaway. My mom is doing giveaways on her blog as well. She has two blogs, one for sewing and one for art: www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

    God bless.

    Emily

    sk8ter dot emily at gmail dot com

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  55. oh, i would certainly love a mystery christmas apron! :)
    we don't get tv in our house, but the christmas movies we all grew up with are standards, and great ones. We always watched How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph.
    thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!
    cheers
    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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  56. we love watching "rudolph the red-nosed reindeer" or "it's a wonderful life" on christmas eve! thanks for doing a giveaway! sales4mp@gmail.com

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  57. Awesome giveaway! I love all the old Christmas specials - Grinch is probably my favorite - so hopeful and full of redemption - same reason I like Scrooge so much...

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  58. my husband's favorite is Charlie Brown, but I don't really have one. Hmm... I would love to win though!

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  59. Have you puzzled til your puzzler was sore? I am in love with the original grinch (hate the new one). My favorite line is "way up high to the top of Mt. Crumpitt, he rode with his load to the tiptop to dump it". Fabulous!

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  60. The Nutcracker! It is magical; I love how the tree grows and the wind up dancer dolls with their cherry cheeks.
    I would love to watch it and bake cookies wearing your fabulous apron giveaway!
    Thank you!

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  61. it wouldn't be christmas without a 24 hour marathon of the Christmas story...only one time is good for me!! "You'll shoot your eye out."
    The apron is cool!!

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  62. my favorite christmas special would be a charlie brown christmas. i also love the old movies.
    i am sure the apron will be great - it has ruffles.

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  63. my favorite is Frosty the Snowman! We love it because even though Frosty melts away, he will be back to play again the very next year... I used to cry when I was little and watched this, because it was so sad. My 8 yr old loves it and we watch it together every year with kleenex ready!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  64. Ooh, your question is too hard! That'd be a coin toss between Charlie Brown and Frosty.
    :-)

    Thanks for your generosity!
    Stephanie
    stephw3-at-yahoo.com

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  65. I love The Grinch...because of "Cindy Lou Who" that name always cracked me up as a kid

    j_banyay at yahoo dot com

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  66. My favorite is Muppet Christmas Carol because muppets rock!

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  67. I love watching The Muppet's Christmas Carol. cause they are just so dang funny!

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  68. Love the Grinch or anything Seuss for that matter. Love Charlie Brown. Wonderful giveaway.
    thirtyacrewoods(at)gmail(dot)com)

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  69. a charlie brown christmas. hands down!
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. Garfield Christmas special. love Grandma!

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  71. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    If I should happen to win, please let me know at elizabethdaming(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. My favorite is "The Year without a Santa Claus". Thanks!

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  73. Scrooged starring Bill Murray!! It just ain't christmas til I watch it.
    barrigacindy@yahoo.com

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  74. I love the old favorites: Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman...I mean, it's just not Christmas until you watch these oldies. Plus the cartoon version of The Grinch that Stole Christmas and, let's never forget, A Christmas Story.

    On newer specials, my whole family really loves Shrek the Halls.

    Suffice it to say that I love Christmas movies!!

    ryanandjulie@hotmail.com

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  75. Hmmm...The Christmas story...you know, "you'll shoot your eye out!" LOL Lindsey G
    grl_4_God@hotmail.com

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  76. Miracle on 34th street, and White Christmas

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  77. How can you NOT love "A Christmas Story" and the Red Rider BB gun? Of course The Grinch is right up there too...

    Thanks for entering me in your drawing.

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  78. My family always watched the Waltons movie "Homecoming" on Christmas Eve. It's not one that a lot of people are familiar with, but we can all quote it word for word!

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  79. Elf! We love it and think Will Ferrell is wonderful in it. Come to think of it. We like a ton of Christmas movies. A mystery apron sounds fun. Thanks for the chance.

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  80. Gotta be "It's A Wonderful Life" such a classic


    Apron, did you say Apron......
    ahhh I am so into collecting aprons Thank you

    susansisney@hotmail.com

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  81. My favorite is the Grinch- love the music! However, I think my kids like "Shrek the Halls" best.

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  82. I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
    I really need a cute apron! I have a very boring solid green one with no cuteness whatsoever! Please help me! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    hamlin_r@yahoo.com

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  83. The old animated version of the Grinch is my favorite. My father used to read me to sleep with Dr. Seuss books when I was a little girl and I always treasured that time with him.

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  84. Oooh a surprise apron! I love aprons! And I don't know which christmas movie I love the best. A Christmas Story is a classic in our family. But last year I won some ABC movies on dvd (Snow, Holiday in Handcuffs, and Snowglobe) and I love them! Thanks for the giveaway and head on over to nadaletfamily.blogspot.com to check out mine!

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  85. Well I'm with you on the Grinch - my DH since the day I met him says I smile like the grinch. Sweet giveaway, I've mad a few aprons, but never kept one for myself, so to win would be a delight! Thanks for the chance

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  86. A Christmas Story, hands down. It's a tradition to watch that on Christmas Eve at our house! Thanks for playing!

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  87. I like A Christmas Story the best :)

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  88. My absolute favorite is A Christmas Story. We started liking it because Ralphie is exactly like my cousin, and after a few years, we like it just because it's hilarious. And I can quote most of it. ;)

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  89. Definitely Rudolph.

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    I am a homeschooling mom of 16 years. I have five children from ages 21 months to 21 years.

    I am also having a giveaway; so be sure and stop by my blogs. I have two, one for sewing and one for art. www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

    My 9 year old daughter is also having a giveaway on her sewing blog. Hers is www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

    Trudy
    trudy dot callan at gmail dot com

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  90. My favorite is Rudolph, but I love Frosty the Snowman too! When I was growing up, every year my mom would sit down with my sister and I so we could watch the Christmas specials! We so looked forward to it! Now, I sit down with my 9 year old (this year starting the tradition with the new baby too!!) and we watch those shows! So much fun!!

    missyt_2000@yahoo.com

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  91. It has to be Charlie Brown, it's just so sweet!

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  92. A Christmas Story is my favorite!

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  93. so many great ones - but it's a wonderful life is my family's classic. thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. My favorite Christmas special is "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," the claymation movie about the origins of Santa Claus. I just love the song "Put One Foot in Front of the Other."

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  95. I love Santa Claus is Coming to Town because I used to perform it in school in my childhood days
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  96. love the grinch.... all those whos! they are my favs

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  97. I love Rudolph... I can't wait to watch it every year!

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  98. What a great giveaway! I'd love a Christmas apron - especially one with frills! My favorite Christmas special is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Each year we bring our Christmas tree home, I envision a squirrel jumping out of the tree and running all over the house with our dog chasing it! Such a funny movie!!

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  99. I like It's a Wonderful Life because I am a sap and love a movie that can make me cry.
    okoraf at netscape dot net

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  100. Elf is my new favorite Christmas movie. Watching it right now, as a matter of fact.

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  101. Frosty the snowman for me....my kids even love it too!

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  102. My favorite holiday TV special is the cartoon Night Before Christmas with the mice and the Christmas clock. I think I like it because there's a nerdy little mouse who is a total Santa skeptic (it's just not PLAUSIBLE, you know) and I was totally that kid.

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  103. OOps, that should have included my e-mail--

    akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

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  104. my favorite cartoon is a toss up between Charlie Brown and Alivn and the chipmunks. I love the message in them both..the true meaning of christmas, and the gift of love/service to others.

    I love I'll be home for Christmas because it reminds me so much of how important it is to be with our families during the holidays

    jessica
    luvs2labor@gmail.com

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  105. cute blog!!
    My favorite Christmas movie is Elf. I really don't like Will Farrel, but there's just something so silly about it that makes me smile--especially that deadpan Bob Newhart. I turned off the TV 10 years ago so I don't know what specials are airing anymore, sorry!

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  106. thanks for coming to my bog, saying hello and entering the giveaway. good luck

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  107. It's a Wonderful Life! I've watched that movie a million times and it still makes me laugh and cry! Thanks for entering my giveaway. :)

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  108. Charlie Brown!...and the Grinch...

    As for your question on my blog, Tigers or Gamecocks...Neither...I'm from Illinois...lol! (I've been living in SC just over a year now...)

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  109. Rudolf! I love the old-school animation and the narrator's voice. It's awesome.

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  110. I love to watch Charlie Brown's Christmas tree!

    http://thelifeofthegirlnextdoor.blogspot.com/

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  111. My favorite Charlie Brown Christmas. A Classic! Thanks for letting me play!

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  112. We love Charlie Brown Christmas. Last year we finally bought it. I love when the Peanut characters dance. I look for the dirt cloud around Pigpen (I think that is his name.) And I like the ones that dance and their heads bop side to side all the way over to their shoulders (like their heads are sideways-I hope that makes sense.) It is cute and funny. Probably best is that they do share the Christmas story too. I love when Linus tells it! Thanks for the chance to win the apron.

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  113. Guess that would be Rudolf the Red nosed Reindeer...the one with 'bumbles bounce' in it. The abominable snowman...my brother teases me about bumbles bouncing all the time.

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  114. I can't wait to see the new christmas special on ABC this week, Prep and Landing. Today I bought hot chocolate and cookies just for it!

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  115. I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas--either version! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  116. Okey dokey Ladies! Entries are now officially closed.

    I have had a blast reading all your replies. Going to random.com or is it .org? anyway, back in a bit with the winner (in a new post.)

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  117. I love "A Christmas Story" with the lamp made from a plastic leg and the the Chinese duck for Christmas dinner and "You'll shoot your eye out!"

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