Christmas Books Giveaway Hop Launch

PhotobucketHello again everyone, Paul R. Hewlett here with a post kicking off the Christmas Books Giveaway Hop. I’d like to thank Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Laurie at Laurie Here for hosting this giveaway. Don’t miss out on the chance to win one of two wonderful children’s books by author Julia Dweck by signing up for the Dreaming of Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Me, My Shelf & I. Also don’t forget to enter award-winning author Crystal Marcos’s giveaway. There’s more than just a Kindle Fire (or a $150 Amazon gift card) up for grabs. Also, a reminder that I’m still on my blog tour (for a full list of tour dates click here). Yesterday I was on This Kid Reviews Books, a great children’s book site that is run by 10 year old Erik (with oversight from his parents). If you want a real, honest opinion about children’s books, tune in to his reviews.

I will be giving away 1 paperback  of Lionel’s Christmas Adventure to a US/Canada resident. I will also give away the winners choice of any of my 3 books to an international winner. I’m pretty excited to be able to make it available in paperback, something I’ve never done before, so I thought, why not give one away?

I thought that I would discuss Christmas books since after all, this is a post about a Christmas book hop. My favorite Christmas book growing up was Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Who doesn’t love the joyous festivities of the Whos’ in Whoville. The Grinch, I suppose doesn’t love them. Sporting a heart “two sizes too small” he launches his plan to raid Whoville stealing all the gifts, decorations, and even the Roast Beast.

PhotobucketWho can forget little Cindy Lou Who catching the Grinch in the act. The Grinch realizes that despite his treachery Christmas comes just the same. Realizing that Christmas is about more than gifts and decorations his heart grows three times larger. The Grinch proceeds to return all the things he stole to the Whos’ and is welcomed by them. I also love the Grinch’s poor little dog as he dresses him up in antlers and makes him pull the sleigh.

 A wonderful book with typically fantastic rhymes and beautiful illustrations, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is entertaining and helps teach what Christmas is really all about, togetherness and thankfulness, not presents and decorations, or even Roast Beast.

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending some time with us today. Remember to sign up in the Rafflecopter below, and be sure to check out all the other wonderful Christmas books on the family friendly blogs in the linky below. Make sure to leave a comment, let us know what your favorithe Christmas book is.

Don’t miss out tomorrow as we are participating in the Before Happily Ever After Blog Tour, hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer. There will be a guest post by author Ann T. Bugg  and my review of book 1 of the Before Happily Ever After series, Through the Mirror and Into Snow. Make sure to stop back by as we kick off the Book Lover’s Holiday Hop Monday.

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  1. Hi Paul,
    I would have to say that How the Grinch Stole Christmas was a favorite of mine but I also enjoyed A Christmas Carol. A little creepy for a kid maybe but a great story!

  2. Hi Martha!
    It’s so good to see you! I’ve missed you. I hope things are going well. Is your family getting together for the holidays? A Christmas Carol is a wonderful book, I agree with you. The Nutcracker is excellent as well. My list could go on and on. Thank you so much for stopping by & sharing. I look forward to talking to you soon.

    Paul R. Hewlett

  3. Like Martha, I also like A Christmas Carol. That, and the Charlie Brown Christmas- don’t know if the TV special came first or the book though.

    • Hi Cynthia,
      Great to see you! I don’t think I have ever read the Charlie Brown Christmas, shame on me. I have seen the TV special and love it, but then again, who doesn’t. Thanks so much for stopping by & sharing. Have a great night.

      Paul R. Hewett

  4. I have always loved H.C Andersens The little match girl – its not a happy christmas story, but I always connect that story to christmas 🙂

  5. I like A Christmas Carol…a classic…but to read with my little one I like Twas the night before Christmas 🙂
    Sarah perry on GFC

    • I love Twas the Night Before Christmas too! Can’t go wrong with A Christmas Carol, but I agree that you may not want to read it to your little one. Thanks for sharing.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  6. Gotta say The Night Before Christmas. It’s timeless/

    • Hi Deanna,
      Ah yes, The Night Before Christmas. I have a lest 4 different copies & sizes of the book decorating my living room right now. I used to read that book to my daughter every Christmas Eve when she was young. Thanks for sharing and bringing back that memory for me.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  7. I`m gonna go with The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry (it`s more of a story than a book, though).
    Thanks for giving the opportunity for the INT readers, I really appreciate that! 🙂

    • Hi Dita!
      You’re welcome & Good luck. I’m not familiar with The Gift of the Magi, but I’m curious now. Thank you so much for stopping by & sharing.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  8. I think I have to agree with the others. How The Grinch Stole Christmas has to be my favorite.
    GFC VettekLisa

  9. I enjoy The Grinch, A Christmas Carol, Twas the Night Before Christmas…classics. 🙂

  10. Hi Brooke,
    Thanks stopping by and sharing your favorite Christmas books! I love all those books. I could read Christmas books every night of the season. That’s not a bad idea, maybe I’ll do that in December. Thanks again for sharing, I hope to see you back here again soon.

    Paul R. Hewlett

  11. The Christmas Carol is my favourite, but for the kids, it was Twas the Night Before Xmas. :o)

    • Hi Pippirose,
      I love both of the books. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. I really appreciate you taking the time. I hope you read many wonderful Christmas books and enjoy a splendid holiday season.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  12. the grinch is my favorite love how he grows a heart

    • Hi Ruth,
      I love the Grinch too. His heart does grow three times in size! I can’t wait to read that this year. I’m going to try to read 1 Christmas book a night until Christmas. Thanks for stopping by & sharing.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  13. The Night Before Christmas
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

    • I love The Night Before Christmas too. That is one of the favorites around here it seems, and why not? It’s a classic and a wonderful book. Thanks for stopping by & sharing.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  14. A Christmas Carol
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  15. The Night Before Christmas is mine just because I have so many memories of reading it to my daughter while she was growing up.

    Thanks so much for being a part of this hop and for the giveaway.

    Happy Holidays,

    • I agree, that was a tradition in my home as well. I still keep several copies of it on display around the house this time of year. Thanks for sharing.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  16. My favorite book as a kid was The Nutcracker.

    Thanks for a great giveaway and blog stop.

    Bookworm (dot) judy (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Hi Judy-Ree,
      The Nutcraker is wonderful. I would like to see the play. I think that would be fantastic. Thanks so much for stopping by & sharing.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  17. my favorit book is a christmas carrol
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  18. I like The Polar Express. Thanks for participating!

    • Hi Katie!
      I am drawing a blank on the Polar Express, it seems like I should know it, but can’t place. It’s either getting late or I’m getting old (maybe both). Thanks for stopping by * sharing.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  19. I love The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans. It’s a modern-day version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Hi Darlene,
      Thanks for stopping by & sharing. That sounds like a great book. I am certainly going go check it out, because I know I haven’t read that one. I have read several books lately that are modern day takes on classic books. They’ve all been good and I trust your judgement so I’m looking forward to this one too.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  20. My favorite Christmas book is The Night Before Christmas
    GFC follower as Roberta

  21. The Polar Express is one that my daughters and I take turns reading each page on Christmas eve

    Happy Holidays

    • Hi Beckey,
      The Polar Express has gotten quite a few votes, I’m going to have to read it. If I have, I don’t remember it. Thanks so much for stopping by & sharing. Have a happy holiday season.

      Paul R.Hewlett

  22. My favorite is Santa Mouse.

    • Wouldn’t you know that’s the first unfamiliar title anyone has mentioned. Paul and I are both going to be looking up books we somehow missed. Thanks for stopping by and entering!

  23. Please Enter Me In Your Book Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win A Copy Of
    Lionel’s Christmas Adventure.
    In Response To Your Question Of
    What Is Your Favorite Christmas Book?
    My Favorite Christmas Book Is A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!!!!

    • Hi, Wayne, I worry that you might not have filled out the Rafflecopter form so I’ll ask Paul to check. But you answered the right question which probably means you did everything right. Although Christmas Carol is a great pick, I hope Lionel’s Christmas Adventure becomes your children’s favorite. Thanks for visiting!

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