Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Intoxicated by Books

In celebration of this festive season and to thanks our loyal readers, both old and new, the wonderful Christina at Intoxicated By Books has put together this wonderful Christmas Hop!


So what’s being offered….. hmmmm. Have you been naughty or nice? Maybe a bit of both? Sugar plums or coal? Soooo many decisions to make this time of year.

sugar plums

I don’t think I want to be like this Santa!!!!


So I think I'll just play it safe and let you choose. I'll give a $20 (US) Amazon gift card or $20 in books from the Book Depository (International) to one good little elf. If you're outside the US, make sure the Book Depository delivers to your location. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

To enter, Be a follower by GFC, Google+ or Networked Blogs. Leave a comment telling me how you follow and your most romantic holiday memory. Don't forget to leave your e-mail addy in your comment.

Enter for more great prizes by going to the other Hoppettes.


Carol L. said...

That's the scariest ever Santa. lol
As far as most romantic memory for the Holiday I met my husband at a New Years eve party where we ended up talking for several hours and after the New Years kiss that was it, we were inseparable :)Got married and had 4 great kids. :)
Happy Holidays. GFC follower under Lucky47.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Michelle Brack said...

I follow via GFC.

Most romantic holiday memory was in high school. My boyfriend took me out to dinner at The Melting Pot (fondue) and then presented me with this adorable teddy bear with a beautiful gold and diamond cross necklace on it!

mmbrack AT earthlink DOT net

miki said...

i follow via G+ ( isabelle frisch) ( and gfc)

My most romantic...i don't have any. Perhaps because i'm not attractive enough ^^ or too young. But the most touching is when a member of my roleplaying club came to gave me a simple white rose. I was so happy to receive something ( we gave gifts to each other but since i was the one to organise this part i'm always left out except that time)

all the best and thanks you for this great giveaway


Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway. GFC as nat cleary and Network Blog as Natalie Cleary. It was when Id been with my now husband for about 9 months and he told me he loved me Christmas Day. We have been together foe 15 years now.


buddyt said...

I Follow via GFC - buddyt

My husband knew that I always wanted to do a tour in a horse drawn Gypsey caravan. He saved up money without telling me and then a few years later he presented me with tickets to Ireland. We spent two wonderful weeks, one meandering around in the horse-drawn caravan and one travelling aound Ireland in a hired car.

That is my best memory.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Jewel said...

I don't have a romantic memory about myself, however I have a memory of my parents on their 30 year wedding anniversary. My dad told my mom he will always love her & gave her a red rose. Now its been 32 years & still going strong. :D

GFC Follower: Jewel
Email Subscriber
jewel4jay AT hotmail DOT com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

Great Giveaway! Romantic Holiday memory, what's that? LOL Don't really have one of those BUT I do love sharing Christmas Day with my family & celebrating what we've been blessed with.

I follow through GFC, Google+, Networked Blogs & Facebook


mirrormera92 said...

I follow through GFC, and Facebook of course.
Maybe Google+ but I'm too lazy to check, lol. :)

That Santa is going to give me nightmares tonight, lol.

I'm only 19 so I haven't had any great loves, but I did have one romantic holiday.

Here's the story:
I started going with my first and only boyfriend when I was 16. He was a neighbor and when we first really started talking it was winter. We spent the entire day together outside in the snow. It was fun and he was really sweet. He asked me out. As it started to get dark, it was like 7, we sat on another neighbor's porch and messed around with our old Yu-Gi-Oh cards, lol. And while we sat there he smiled at me, wrapped his arm around me, and basically told everyone including me, that I was his new girlfriend. And he was right, lol. Before I went in the house, he pulled me to him and we hugged.

We aren't together anymore and we definitely were never going to stay together for much longer than we did (which was just over a year), but despite that he was the first guy outside of family I ever cared for and whenever I think of winter romances he pops back into my mind. :)

mirrormera92 @ aol . com

angela said...

I follow in blogger/gmail
to be honest I don't have a one romantic christmas ever. Most of the time I am traveling my butt off. I'd be to tiered to even recognize a romantic moment during christmas. lol
angelinagrl at gmail.com

Jennifer @ The Book Nympho said...

GFC: Jennifer @ The Book Nympho
G+: Jennifer TheBookNympho
Twitter: @TheBookNympho

thebooknympho AT gmail DOT com

I've never had a romantic Christmas.

throuthehaze said...

Sadly I have never had a romantic Christmas. Hopefully next year will be different :)
I follow you via GFC (Throuthehaze)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

MamaElk said...

I follow on gfc mamaelk

Many Christmas days past, my now ex husband, put on Because You Loved Me, by Celine, after the kiddos went to bed. (I love her, but I listen to just about all music.)He's a rocker, and hates Celine.(no musical variations for him) We danced and ended up all natural in the living room. :) He was just the sweetest that night.
I'll never forget it.

Unknown said...

i dont think i've really had a romantic christmas? we spend most of ours with family though and although we do celebrate other holidays we do those with the kids, even valentines day is spent with the kids. we do go out for our aniversary in feb but we dont do anything special. dinner and a movie without kids.

I follow Via Email & GFC (as well as FB and twitter)

Thanks for the giveaway

Terri M

Nedraw said...

Sadly no romantic Christmas for me. Perhaps I was to busy reading. (0: I do however spend wonderful holidays with my family and friends.

GFC Nedraw


Unknown said...

The most romantic would have to be the very first Christmas I spent with my Hubby....it was in our very first house...we had only been in it for 2 days....so we hadn't had much of anything unpacked, but at midnight on Christmas....Santa woke me up with a Christmas tree and a present I wanted.

Mary Preston said...

The most romantic would be when my love & I had our first Christmas together. Just us.

GFC: Mary Preston


Anonymous said...

I follow the network blog through GFC and the network blogs, twitter and fb.

Most romantic christmas was the year we had nothing and my boyfriend found a way to buy a ring and propose. i hated christmas until that year. now i have a wonderful memory to keep me going even if i'm not in the holiday spirit.

Stacey Siferd


Tore923 said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I don't recall any romantic Christmases. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

Sophia Rose said...

Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

I think I would rather that stocking full of coal than to be anywhere near your Santa. LOL

I am a NB follower: Sally Michele Shaw and I subscribe by email.


Unknown said...

I follow by GFC (Sherri) and Google+ by Sherri W.

I don't an overly romantic holiday memory, but there is one that I would consider memorable. It involved when my entire family was able to get toegther for the holiday and just having all the family there, singing carols and enjoiying the holiday held its own special blend of romance.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Julianne said...

I think the most romantic thing to happen to me at Christmas is when my boyfriend gave me a first love ring for Christmas. We were looking at bowling balls and that is what I thought I was getting. The package he put the ring in was exactly 12 lbs, just the weight of the ball. I thought I knew what I was getting. I was so surprised to open the box and see a couple of bricks and then a small black jewelry box. That was ummm a lot of years ago, like in 1975. We got married in 1977.
gfc: Julianne
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

nayjf said...


thanks for the giveaway!

my most romantic memory was when my boyfriend surprised me by coming home early from his family obligations to surprise me.

Stacy Taylor said...

GFC and Google+ follower: Stacy Taylor

My most romantic holiday memory has to be the first Christmas with my husband. We were so broke and lived in a one-room apartment, but we had a scraggly tree with a couple of strands of lights my mom gave me. We laid on the floor with the other lights turned out and talked until the wee hours of the night before....other stuff:) Simple, but really special!

Thanks and happy holidays!


vadeluna07 said...

GFC: vadeluna07

My most romantic holiday memory has to be the year my husband proposed to me on Christmas day. He was being super secretive and I honestly had no idea what was going on. Next thing I know, he was popping out an engagement ring and asking me to marry him. Of course I said yes and now we have been married for almost 12 years. BEST HOLIDAY EVER!!!!!!


nfmgirl said...

I'm sorry to say, I don't think I've ever had a romantic Christmas. My ex-husband wasn't really romantic! However the "sweetest" thing he probably did at Christmas was to give me The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. It showed he was paying attention, and noticed that I looked at it every time we went to the bookstore!

I follow via GFC!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Anne said...

I'm a GFC (Anne38) follower and e-mail subscriber.

I believe that is a Chinese Santa. Another blogger did a post about a Christmas she spent in China.

I don't have a super nice romantic Christmas story, but I enjoy reading novellas about them.


Michelle Bledsoe said...

I don't have a romantic memory for Christmas. I just enjoy the holiday.

GFC follower

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

that's an ugly Santa... poor baby. LOL
I don't have any particularly romantic memories for Christmas. :(

thanks for the giveaway!

kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

Holly said...

My most romantic had to be when my family lived out of state my boyfriend and I had our own Christmas morning, including breakfast in bed!

GFC (hhollyhal)
hhollyhal at gmail dot com

Nay Nay said...

My most romantic memory happens every year on Christmas Eve. My hubby and I open our presents at midnight while sitting in front of the fireplace with Christmas music playing softly in the background. We have Champagne and fruit and just cuddle. We've been married 21 years now and it's still very romantic.

Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a great prize!
reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

ebaker said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I don't really have a romantic holiday memory...my husband got me diamond earrings our 2nd Christmas together...but not really romantic...hmmm....I can't really think of anything :( bad husband!
GFC: ebaker

Sebella Blue said...

Ebaker- diamonds will rev my engine every time! That IS romance.

Unknown said...

Hmmm...Most romantic memory. This guy I had only been dating a few weeks took me out and we exchanged presents. I had known him for a while, as friends, but he bought me this necklace with a heart pendent. It was one of the sweetest presents I have ever recieved! I still have it even though he is long gone :)
I follow GFC Nikki and G+

Leannz0r said...

No romantic christmas memories yet :( Maybe this year as I'm finally settled and serious with my partner.

Thanks for the giveaway
GFC Follower - Leannz0r

Leannz0r at gmail dot com

Lauren B said...

My most romantic ... Disneyland...
GFC Follower

LisaILJ said...

The only romantic thing I do with my husband during the holidays is that we go to a nice restaurant for dinner every New Years Eve.


leyser73 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I follow on GFC as teressa oliver. I do not have a romantic Christmas story yet. Ask me again next year since I will be married by then
teressaoliver at gmail dot com

Proserpine said...

Your Santa is the most frightening I have ever seen! LOL Most romantic holiday memory??? I really don't know since holiday is always with all my family....Maybe this year will be different, me and my boyfriend we will celebrate the first year in our house! I follow via GFC as Proserpine! Thanks for this giveaway!



Alexa said...

I follow GFC as apk1princess.

My most romantic holiday moment happened about a week ago when I came home from work and hit the light switch in my room and the switch turned oh strands of holiday lights that my boyfriend had put up. It was very sweet of him, there was a little decorated tree as well. :)


Helen said...

I don't really have a romantic memory :( My boyfriend is not really romantic but I know he cares
gfc= Helen
helldog3 at aol.com

Carrie said...

Following GFC as Carrie Ardoin.

My husband's not too romantic at Christmas--he never manages to surprise me with any gifts at least! But I love him all the same :)

celjla212 at aol dot com

Jeryl M. said...

I am a GFC follower: Jeryl.

I can't really think of a romantic holiday memory.


June M. said...

I definitely don't want that Santa sneaking into my house! SCARY clown Santa BAD!
I really don't have any romantic Christmas memory other than seeing my grandparents still giving each other little kisses & holding hands/hugging after over 50 years of marriage.
I follow in so many ways:
GFC: June M.
Networked Blogs: Juen Manning
Google +: June M.
Twitter: @JuneAnnM
& by email
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Hope you have wonderful holiday!

Janelle said...

Most romantic Christmas was when I got engaged! We were at a very elegant restaurant & my ring was in a champagne glass!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway hop!

Janelle said...

***** corrected entry****
LOL, got so carried away thinking of romantic memories I forgot to say that I follow in GFC.
Most romantic Christmas was when I got engaged! We were at a very elegant restaurant & my ring was in a champagne glass!

Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway hop!

Persephone said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I don't really have a romantic memory.

wingedpersephone at gmail dot com

Happy Holidays

jcwega27 said...

I dont really have a romantic cmas memory

desitheblonde said...

have been hopping and then i got some great stuff coming
desi the blonde@ msn.com

Dinda said...

Thanks for the giveaway !!!
I think I don't really have romantic hliday memory. I'm a GFC follower (Dinda_SI).


mk said...

Hey, thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!
I follow via GFC- Marti

I am not really the sharing personal memories type but even if I was I don't really have a romantic memory to share... I wish I did, but hey, maybe next year... :)

bymyself.g at gmail dot com

brookea_2006 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My most romantic holiday memory is probably getting my first kiss on New Years.

gfc: brookea_2006
email: brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

Jennifer said...

Love those falling snowmen! Romantic holiday memory: cruise! Thanks.

GFC jennifer
jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

Megan said...

I follow with NB- Megan Kyser

My most romantic holiday memory is of the first christmas with my husband. We set up the tree and sat up late watching the lights and talking.

amethystdaydreams at zoho dot com

donnas said...

GFC follower - donnas

I dont really have a romantic holiday memory. Even when I was with someone we spent holidays apart as family lived in different cities.

hacchus76 at myself dot com

Reading Mind / The Loyal Book said...

well, I have tons of romantic memories, but since this is going to be my first single Christmas is painful to remember them

aliasgirl at libero dot it

GFC reading mind

Meghan Page said...

Thx for the great giveaway! I follow via GFC as Meghan Page

meghan_L_P at hotmail dot com

my most romantic holiday memory is when my boyfirend pulled me downstairs and gave me my promise ring!! We've been married seven years now :)

Tiffany Drew said...

I don't have any romantic memories, my husband is horrible at romance. Seriously, it is awful. He has no clue, but what he is lacking in romance he makes up for in making me laugh. He is the funniest person I have ever met and keeps me laughing all day so I can't say I miss the romance :) Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

GFC follower Tiffany Drew

Linda Henderson said...

Thank you for the excellent giveaway. I hope you have a joyous and safe holiday season. Probably the most romantic holiday memory I have is my first Christmas with my ex-husband. We had just been married in November and we were stupidly young so the new hadn't worn off yet. He got me everything I asked for and we had a beautiful day.

GFC follow as seriousreader

seriousreader at live dot com

LadyVampire2u said...

A few days before Christmas, my boyfriend at the time proposed to me while we were riding in an horse drawn carriage and it was snowing around us. Pretty romantic. A sad memory for me though as we broke up later.

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

latishajean said...

Im sorry I don't have a romantic christmas Its just me and My mom!
One of my favorite christmas year was last year got a new kitten!
thanks for the great giveaway!
tishajean@ charter.net

nicolesender said...

GFC follower: nicolesender
My most romantic Christmas was when my husband came back from Viet Nam.

Spav said...

I don't really have a romantic memory, but when I was younger I remember receiving a secret admirer love letter on Christmas. It made my day!

GFC: Spav


Unknown said...

I really don't have any romantic Christmas memories. I follow on GFC, networked blogs, and google + at Marlene Breakfield,