Countdown to Christmas: the finale!

24 Dec

It’s December 24th and the last day of my Countdown to Christmas feature so I’d like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who has taken part, provided giveaways, commented or read my posts. I hope you have all enjoyed the Countdown as much as I have.

Over the last 24 days I’ve blogged 35 posts, including 8 author interviews, 5 guest author posts and 5 festive book reviews. I’ve given away 23 books to 19 lucky readers and I’ve had so much fun getting ready for Christmas. So, as my final post, I thought I’d answer some of my own questions about the festivities and invite you to join in with your answers to any or all of the questions in the box below.

What is your favourite Christmas party tune?

I’m a big fan of Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses to liven up any party :-)

Imagine you are settling down with a lovely Christmas read … what is your perfect Christmas reading setting/scenario?

A real Christmas Tree (can’t beat that smell!), a big cosy chair, a mug of mulled wine and my fleecy slippers and it would be snowing outside.

Which is your must see Christmas film?

Serendipity or The Santa Clause!

What’s your favourite Christmas treat or recipe?

A snowball!

Which two books would you like to find under the Christmas tree this year?

There are so many books on my wish list but two that I’d really like to read soon are The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles and Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore.

What is your favourite Christmas tradition?

As you’ve probably gathered, I love everything Christmassy from decorating the tree to reading festive books, buying and wrapping presents and spending time with my family but my favourite personal tradition is settlling down on Christmas Eve with the anticipation in the air and watching a cheesy Christmas film with lots of treats to nibble then putting out a drink and snack for Santa and Rudolph and tucking myself up to wait for Christmas morning. I still get ridiculously excited and I’m ten times worse now I have little ones to get excited with me!

I’ll be taking a little break after today but will be back on New Year’s Eve with my top ten books of 2011 so please join me then!

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!

Amanda x

2 Responses to “Countdown to Christmas: the finale!”

  1. Sharon Wilden 24th December 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Happy Christmas Amanda.

    Thanks for all the fab reviews and giveaways during 2011 and looking forward to reading many more in 2012.

  2. carol 24th December 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Happy Christmas to you!

    carol xx

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