Monday, December 10, 2012

Crazy for Gift Cards!



The holidays are here...again. My, how this year has sped on by. You didn't blink, did you? Yep. Me too.
By now you are surely knee-deep in shopping, hunting down the perfect stocking-stuffers and the like. Sometimes the ideal gift for that special person in your life is the freedom to choose exactly what they'd like to receive. Gift cards can often do the trick, especially when you just can't decide what to get. That's why I really enjoy this hop. There are so many great blogs participating. See for yourself: http://www.linkytools.com/basic_linky_include.aspx?id=167042 Thanks to Kathy at I'm a Reader Not a Writer for her hard work in putting this hop together. Check out the Rafflecopter below (see more) for your chance to win a $10.00 Barnes & Noble e-gift card.

I hope you're taking some time to relax a midst the hustle and bustle. Perhaps carve out an evening or two to sit and enjoy a few of your favorite holiday movies. I'm especially fond of "The Miracle on 34th Street," "Elf" and "A Christmas Story." Be sure to take a minute to leave a comment here, sharing your own personal fave.

This week I'm taking a trip into NY city to see the Nutcracker Ballet. It's been nearly a lifetime since I've seen this show and I'm super-excited to see it again. This performance reminds me that there is more to the holiday season than just go-go-go, buy-buy-buy. The holidays are really about recalling what it is that defines Christmas for each one of us. It's revisiting a cherished childhood memory, and creating some new ones along the way. It's about touching base with our beliefs, discovering our hearts again with a little wonder mixed in for good measure.

As the remainder of 2012 winds down, remember to indulge in some reflective moments each and every day. And don't forget to read a good book or two or three! (They aren't just for crafting...)







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139 comments:

  1. Not particularly 'classic', but the absolute BEST holiday movies are Millions and Love Actually.

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  2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. I don't really watch classics lol but I love Home Alone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Thanks!

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  4. Holiday with Kate W. Cameron D love it

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  5. ~ Home Alone and Holiday in Handcuffs. :)

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  6. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. LOL What? It's a new classic!

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  7. I like It's A Wonderful Life.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. It's A Wonderful Life :) Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

    Marie
    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

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  9. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!

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  10. Favorite is Scrooged with Bill Murray! Thanks for the great hop!

    Happy Holidays!

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  11. A Christmas Story

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  12. I love the Nightmare Before Christmas and Home Alone.

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  13. Home Alone...especially 1st and 2nd part!

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  14. It's a Wonderful Life! Oh, and Scrooged! The one with Bill Murray. I love Bill Murray! lol

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  15. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. It never gets old :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway! How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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  17. I love the cartoony movies that they show for the kids. How the grinch stole christmas is my favorite! Home Alone is a good one too and we enjoy polar express

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  18. I love Santa Claus is Coming to Town, the old children's show from the 70's!

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  19. I love the Nightmare Before Christmas and Love Actually

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  20. I love the original claymations of Rudoplh, A Year without Santa Claus and Jack Frost!!

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  21. I love Charlie Brown`s Christmas. My fave.

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  22. Wow, you guys!! What AWESOME choices! Now I feel like watching ALL of these movies. I forgot about THE FAMILY MAN. Another goody, right? "Welcome to earth!"

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  23. I love the Year with out a Santa Claus! The Heat and Snow Misers are my fav!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

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  24. The Christmas Carol.. in 3d. Lol. The story is classic though. I also like The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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  25. For me I love It's a Wonderful Life and when I watch with my grandkids, I love the old classic Christmas cartoons.

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  26. It's not so much a classic, but I just love the movie ELF! Thanks!

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  27. I love the claymation Christmas movies :) I always watch them every year. I think Jack Frost and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer are my favorite!

    Thank you!

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  28. Thanks so much for this giveaway! My favorite classic holiday film is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, though I also love Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Happy Holidays!

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  29. If you consider it a modern classic...Love Actually!

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  30. I love It's A Wonderful Life :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  31. It's A Wonderful Life
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  32. Home Alone is a fave of mine to watch during holidays:)

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  33. My favorite classic Christmas Movies are: It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, starring a very young Natalie Wood, White Christmas with Bing Crosby, A Christmas Carol starring Alistair Sim. My other favorite Christmas movies are: Home Alone 1 & 2, Die Hard (I know it’s not an actual Christmas movie, but its set around Christmas time) and the animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Of course Christmas would not be complete without “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  34. Christmas Vacation - although not a true classic
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  35. Elf!!! I can quote it like nobody's business.

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  36. A Christmas Story!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Elf. Not a classic persay, so secondly, The Grinch. that is a classic.

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  38. Wow, again! So many Home Alone fans! I love it, too. And Die Hard, huh? I will have to watch that one to refresh my memory. Has anyone mentioned "The Santa Clause" with Tim Allen? That's another movie I like. As for "Miracle.." yes, only the original from 1947 will do for me! Keep 'em coming gang! :)

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  39. My favorite is It's A Wonderful Life.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas are two of my favorite classics. I need to watch them this year as I have been slacking. I hope you enjoy the Nutcracker Ballet. I have never had the opportunity to see it, but I bet it is beautiful.

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

    Merry Christmas,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    (jen487@Hotmail.com)

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  42. How the Grinch Stole Christmas the original :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  43. I love to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
    Bonnie Hilligoss/bonhill@speakeasy.net

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  44. I have always loved How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and It's a Wonderful life.

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  45. I love A Year Without A Santa Claus :) Happy Holidays!

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  46. So many! I enjoyed listening and singing them. :D

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  47. I like Rudolph and A Christmas Story!
    CrystalW07 at aol.com

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  48. It's a classic to me - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!

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  49. Home Alone!! Fun!

    Thanks

    Raffle name: Nikki O

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  50. Hmm. For classic, I would choose A Christmas Carol, but for modern, most definitely ELF!

    chrysrawr@yahoo.com

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  51. My favorite is A Christmas Story.

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  52. A Christmas Carol.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!

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  54. A Christmas Story!

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  55. White christmas is my favorite

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  56. It's a Wonderful Life
    lisa.blogs2 at gmail dot com

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  57. Great giveaway! My favorite holiday movie is A Christmas Story, too. :)
    I am just a little jealous of you. I have always wanted to see The Nutcracker in NYC! I hope you have a fabulous time!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  58. I love A Christmas Carol and I watch it every year.

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  59. Hands down, HOME ALONE!!

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  60. It's a Wonderful Life. I'm a Jimmy Stewart fan!

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  61. White Christmas is my all-time fav, Elf is a close second! lol

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  62. It's a Wonderful Life
    Tracy Awalt Juliano

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  63. Its a wonderful life

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  64. Its not a "classic" but Elf is definitely my favorite Christmas movie!

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  65. How the Grinch Stole Christmas :)

    That's a classic, right?? lol

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  66. I love Frosty the Snowman & Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

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  67. The Christmas Story is my favorite.

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  68. How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Ref, with Denis Leary!

    Happy Holidays and thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  69. I love the polar express and how the grinch stole christmas (:

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  70. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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  71. My favorite is Home Alone, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  72. One of my favorites is The Christmas Story!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  73. Miracle on 34th Street. Makes me cry every year.

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  74. Hands down, Miracle on 34th Street (the original)

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  75. Nightmare Before Christmas :)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  76. The Grinch is my favorite, not the Jim Carey version, although I like it, but the animated one. Thank you for being a part of the hop and for the giveaway.

    Happy Holidays!

    cmucha319@yahoo.com

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  77. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    April Harvell

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  78. Miracle on 34th Street
    Thank you!

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  79. a christmas carol with alistair sim but all they show is reginald owen or the newer ones argh!

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  80. Happy Holidays!

    As far as classic Christmas movies, I love It's a Wonderful Life. My family and I love watching Elf and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    Julie K
    kornhsl@yahoo.com

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  81. I don't really watch Christmas movies especially classic ones. Sorry.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  82. I LOVE Silent Night :)

    gaby891 AT YAHOO DOT COM

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  83. It's a Wonderful Life & A Christmas Story
    Happy Holidays!

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  84. I like Elf

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  85. It's a Wonderful Life
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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