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Christmas Crafting Weekend - let's start with a giveaway!

christmas crafting weekend
christmas crafting weekend
Welcome to a weekend of Christmas Crafting! This weekend includes a mix of tutorials, challenges and ideas all related to Christmas – be it scrapbooking the season with Journal your Christmas, creating handmade cards or making handmade gifts. And every challenge includes a chance to win!

So let’s get the weekend started with giveaway! Leave a comment on this post listing just one thing you like about the holidays. Absolutely anything – but just one thing! One commenter will win a class pass for herself and two friends (three passes in total) for Journal your Christmas. Entries close at midnight UK time on Sunday, the 13th of November 2011.

What if I am already part of Journal your Christmas? You can still enter the drawing! You’ll have your choice of inviting three friends to join you (if you blog, you could host your own giveaway if you don’t have three friends in mind) or you can invite two friends to join you this Christmas and keep your class pass for any class in 2012!

Go on then – tell us something you like about Christmas!

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Join in all weekend for Christmas crafting posts – tutorials, challenges, prizes and more! First tutorial coming up in just thirty minutes (7pm UK time).

11 November 2011

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302 Comments for Christmas Crafting Weekend - let's start with a giveaway!

  1. Cathy G Says:

    Love the Christmas cinnamon/clove smell!

  2. Christine Says:

    The thing I enjoy most about the holidays is choosing gifts for family and friends.

  3. sam w Says:

    have been waiting to start my jyc all week, have been lovingly stroking my xmas ina box kit

  4. Hayley Says:

    The thing I most love about christmas is the giving of gifts.
    Can’t wait for the tutorials, feeling Christmasy already xx

  5. Loni Says:

    Tradition. My favorite part of the holidays are the traditions we are starting in our young family!

  6. Melissa Coover Says:

    Watching our adopted son’s eyes light up when he says “Mommy, Santa came”!!

  7. Josie Says:

    I love the tree, decorating it and seeing the lights in the evening. It makes the room all lovely and cosy.

  8. Lois M Says:

    I’m so excited. I love the cold air at night and standing outside taking in the sights and sounds of Christmas. There is a little village in Derbyshire I love to visit at Christmas as it gives me a real sense Christmas past…..

  9. Scrapnanny Says:

    One of the nicest things about this time of year is The Inner Glow I get sitting in a room lit only by the twinkling of the Christmas tree

  10. Michelle Says:

    I love cooking Christmas dinner, the turkey and all the trimmings!

  11. kasia Says:

    I’m in! so excited about this weekend! I love christmas for many things, what pops to my mind at the moment is baking and decorating gingerbread biscuits- I do it only this one time in a year and it feels pretty awesome :)

  12. Natalie G Says:

    Baking Christmas cookies!

  13. Rachel Says:

    I love all the excitement of Christmas plays and carol concerts at the primary school where I work.

  14. Ashli Says:

    I LOVE going to look at lights on Christmas Eve!

  15. emma clark Says:

    I love the kids faces on xmas morning, when they are still sleepy but dead excited…. even if it is 6 in the morning!!!

  16. glee stormont Says:

    Seeing so many people (even men!) dressed in RED. It’s uplifting.

  17. maxine Says:

    I love giving gifts! The budget is a mere fraction of what it was – not that it was ever huge – but this just means having to think harder and more inventively and creatively :)

  18. Nina Stenzel Says:

    Honestly? I love the great food on holidays.

  19. Jennifer C. Says:

    Wrapping Paper!

  20. Mariangeles_Spain Says:

    I like that people smile easier at Christmas :)

  21. Mel Says:

    Yay! I totally love Christmas :) There are so many things I love about it but the one I’m going to pick is singing in my church choir during our big carol service the Sunday before Christmas :)

  22. Holly Says:

    My favorite thing about Christmas is spending it with Shimelle on JYC!

  23. Julia Says:

    Christmas Eve…all that anticipation and excitement of what’s to come. The nativity service at church, back home for mulled wine, putting out sherry and mince pies for Santa and hanging up the stockings. oooh I can’t wait!! lol!

  24. Ellie A. Says:

    Being I live in New York one of my fav. things is to go into the City w/the kids and just enjoy everything. Its so much fun to see everything dressed up for Christmas. The cherry on top is going to take pics in front of the Rockefeller tree!

  25. Jackie Says:

    Fairy lights everywhere!!

  26. ShaneMarie Says:

    Choosing a tag off a community charity tree to give someone something he or she needs or wants is something I love to do at the holidays.

  27. Sharon Meakin Says:

    the holidays for me is all about appreciating what I have around me…my gorgeous family in our cosy house, enjoying spending time with each other…

  28. bonitarose Says:

    I love love twinkle lights everywhere. To me, they just make me feel like a little girl all over again! hugs xo

  29. Claire Marriott Says:

    In a word – Mulling!

  30. Kristina Says:

    What I love most? – The quiet hour before Christmas Eve starts, because it is so peaceful and magic.

  31. JennF. Says:

    The Christmas tree :)

  32. Carla Says:

    What I love most about Christmas is the looks on my girls faces when they open their presents. I don’t think that I will ever get tired of that and I will miss it so much when they move out.

  33. Jeanelle Says:

    I love decorating the house!

  34. Rena Says:

    I love JYC, and I love wrapping presents in lovely paper, and beautiful bows.

  35. nina. Says:

    Oh, I love the silence during the holidays. Peaceful hours and time to spend with your loved ones.

  36. CoraLee Kilfoy Says:

    The music! :)

  37. Jayne Sadler Says:

    Christmas Eve is just so full of promise and anticipation. We always take our daughter to the pictures in the afternoon for a Christmas film then have friends around for pork and stuffing rolls and a few festive drinks – heaven!

  38. Martha Says:

    That I’ve got 4 kids ALL believing in the magic of Santa – such fun!

  39. cindy Says:

    time with family.

  40. Carolynleah Says:

    Taking the annual photo of my five grown up sons to put in my Christmas Joural.

  41. Joanne Says:

    My favourite part of Christmas used to be getting together with my small family for a great meal, but now my daughter is nearly 2 I know it will be how excited she will be and watching her open all her presents! I cant wait!

  42. Beth Says:

    I love Christmas music! As a former music teacher, I have always had an “extended” Christmas music season! I try not to play any until after Thanksgiving now, but it’s HARD!

  43. Mila Says:

    The one thing i love is spending quality time with my family!! Everyone is so busy during the year :)

  44. Patricia Says:

    My favorite part- Christmas cookies! Thanks for the chance!

  45. Joanne Says:

    I love all the singing. Whether its hymns in church or taking carols to the local sheltered housing or singing along with all the Christmas movies.

  46. Christina White Says:

    I love spending time with family that I don’t get to see often. :)

  47. Laura Says:

    Reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas

  48. Natalie Says:

    My favorite thing about Christmas is the celebration of the miracle that is the Reason— thank you, Lord, for sending Jesus! What a fantastic reason to gather with family, feast upon fat things, and give gifts.

  49. Barbara Says:

    I really love the reason why we celebrate Christmas- Christ

  50. Chris T Says:

    There are so many things I love about Christmas especially family time but I love being able to contribute some presented to our local councils Christmas Santa appeal for children who would otherwise have nothing

  51. Dawn Cheshire Says:

    I love all the little traditions that come with having children!

  52. Lindsay Says:

    It’s hard to pick just ONE thing I love about the holidays, but I guess I’d have to say spending lots of extra time with friends and family!

  53. Caroline Says:

    I love wrapping presents. All those papers and ribbons, it’s almost as much fun as giving them out on Christmas Day

  54. Cyndee K. Says:

    I love the look of excitement and awe on my children’s faces…

  55. Kanani Says:

    One thing I love about the holidays…creating new memories with family + friends!

  56. Melissa Says:

    I love being able to spend time with family around Christmas. Living far away is hard most of the year!

  57. Kyla Says:

    I adore the smells of the holiday season. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

  58. NancyLee Says:

    Yoohoo! Been waiting for this and anything else I love about the holidays? JYC because everything else about the holiday season, follows….

  59. Sue Bone Says:

    Meeting up with friends in December.

  60. Michelle K Says:

    I love all the preparations, games we play and snowmen! yeh!!

  61. Carly Says:

    I was just on pinterest, and there were a bunch of pins for peppermint bark and I was thinking, “I love Christmas because of peppermint bark.” So that’s my answer…peppermint bark.

  62. LouiseR Says:

    Family – spending time together. X

  63. marianne Says:

    I love watching “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” with my daughters. It’s a favorite part of the holiday season for me!

  64. Paula Says:

    Surprising my family with gifts that they love but never would have asked me to get for them.

  65. Roxane F. Says:

    I love all the ornaments. I love to remember all the stories that go with them as we hang them on our tree.

  66. Kimberly Sue Says:

    home movies with the family!

  67. sheena Says:

    I love sausages wrapped in bacon but i only ever eat them at Xmas x

  68. Amanda Says:

    I love the fact that our office is closed so I have 10 whole days to devote to family and friends without any thoughts of working.

  69. Jody W. Says:

    My favorite thing has to be spending time with my family, especially my nieces and nephew.

  70. Sally Says:

    Putting up the Christmas tree, it’s only then that I really feel all christmasy inside.

  71. ladykatkin Says:

    My nearly 10 year old daughter has a severe learning disability, and when she was born she had dense bi-lateral cataracts. We always put up our tree early (we call it her birthday tree) because when she was first born that was about all she could see. Putting up the tree is very special to our family (even though she has had successful surgery and can see very well now!) and we think of how far we’ve come when we turn on those coloured lights.

  72. rockchickhelen Says:

    I love spending time with my family.

  73. Amanda Abernathy Says:

    I love that it gets cold during the holidays. I live in TX and it’s always too freakin hot to live.

  74. Jane Says:

    I love our own special family traditions, like everyone has to have the dreaded socks as a gift, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without them!

  75. BevB Says:

    I love the music!!

  76. Kerry Says:

    I love the anticipation that it might snow on Christmas Day, carols playing on the radio and of course making and decorating the cake.

  77. sarahp Says:

    My favourite thing about christmas is the wonderful smell of my christmas spice candles…..mmmmmm yummy xxxx

  78. Bunnyfreak Says:

    I love candle light church services.

  79. AndreaHB Says:

    I love the festive Christmas dinner on the 24th.

  80. Debra E Says:

    I love that we have candles lit almost all the time during the holidays. One of my favorite scents is pine.

  81. Stacy Killion Says:

    I love the looks on my boys’ faces when they are filled with the magic of the season!

  82. Helen Says:

    Seeing family and friends

  83. Sarah Says:

    I love the fun with my boys and also DH doing his bit ;)

  84. Joyce Says:

    I absolutely luv everything about Christmas! All the decorations, the wonderful music, the smells coming from the kitchen of wonderful baked goods, and the hustle and bustle of shopping. :)

  85. abbey Says:

    I love the swirl of color and lights!

  86. Jenny Says:

    I love the thought of snow, the cold night when we are tucked up all snug inside the house with hot chocolate. And all the family getting together at my Grandads.

  87. Rosalie Says:

    It’s a great time to slow down and enjoy time with my family. It’s even better if we have a blizzard and have to hang out at home. No responsibilites, no obligations. Pure relaxation.

  88. Alison Says:

    Where to start?…the music- I love it…the old and the new!!
    Alison xx

  89. Jenny B Says:

    For me, it’s Peperkokar (a Sweadish kinda gingerbread) making, baking and eating. It takes me back to my childhood every year.

  90. jane Says:

    I love having my family around me and playing silly games

  91. alisa beth Says:

    Ordering pizza and decorating the tree!

  92. Regina Says:

    the best part of Christmas for me is walking into church on Christmas Day and seeing Baby Jesus in the Manger.

  93. Melissa S Says:

    My favourite part of Christmas is spending time with my family. I also enjoy shopping for their presents :)

  94. Sinead Says:

    Love everything about Christmas…but top of the list would be lazy days spent relaxing by the fire with lovely people:) Thanks for the chance to win Shimelle. Would love to take part in JYC xxx

  95. Connie Says:

    I love the warmth of Christmas – family, fires, warm drinks. It makes winter more bearable.

  96. Scrapdolly Says:

    I love Christmas – every single thing about it. I love the smells of the festive season, the pine(though not keen on Heston’s pine flavoured mince pie idea) the smell of orange and cinnamon, or M and S Frankinsense candles, mince pies, gingerbread. mmmm. I love christmas songs and Christmas carols, nativities, christingles, sparkly lights, real fires, presents all wrapped, the tree, spending time with family, the colours of Christmas. I love that it is a special time for us from a faith point of view and the focus it gives. I love it all …. oh my – I need to stop.
    I love that Journal Your Christmas helps me record my real love of the season. It brings me joy every year and I am looking forward to scrapping it again this year.

  97. Caralyn Says:

    I love being with my family, Christmas music, decorations and baking cookies with my son.

  98. LisaE Says:

    Look forward to the fun this weekend. Christmas is my favorite holiday.

  99. Dessie W Says:

    the think i love most about the holidays … are the smells .. the sparkle and the glitter of snow! :D

  100. LisaE Says:

    OOps, forgot my one thing – I look forward to holiday baking – maybe a cake this year.

  101. Becca Says:

    One thing I love about this time of year is traditions!

  102. Anso Says:

    Twinkling lights :)

  103. Melissa Says:

    Yeah, finally getting started. I cleaned off my craft table this morning and should have time to join in now & then throughout the weekend. I would love to win JYC – this would be my first year. the thing I most like about the holiday season is the reminder of God’s greatest gift to us, His son Jesus.

  104. Margaret Says:

    This Christmas I am loving the thought that my daughter will be home from her study abroad semester – in London! I haven’t seen her since September.

  105. diane Says:

    For me its a time for families, laughter, good food and happy memories

  106. yanina Says:

    Decorating the tree with my boys! Thanks!

  107. Leslie Ackman Says:

    The feeling, the Spirit, the music. My kids home from school, the Christmas shows…our family traditions!!

  108. dawn Says:

    Thanks so much for this chance, was hoping to take your class.

    So hard to pick just one thing but I guess it would be Christmas Eve and wrapping and getting the presents ready under the tree with my hubby. Then we sit by the tree and just talk and guess how early the first kid will be up.
    Thanks again

  109. Trina Says:

    I love seeing my daughters face when we introduce her to old and new traditions at Christmas, it’s going to be even more exciting this year, because she is old enough to remember and appreciate it all!

  110. kittyScrapper Says:

    I love the build up to the big day, although my past 4 christmas’s have not been great the run up was always fun.

  111. Heather W Says:

    What I love about Christmas is simply family. Second are the traditions…a mexican feast on Christmas Eve, setting up the antique train under the tree, Aunt Gladys Hot Rolls, playing games, and the little surprises on Christmas morning.

  112. furrypig Says:

    I love love love Christmas! So difficult to think of just one thing, I love wrapping pressies, sending cards, looking at the holiday windows, seeing santa, sparkling lights, the smell of a real tree, decorations, choosing a tree, making traditional food, having friends over on Christmas Eve, remembering the first Christmas and spending time with my family I love family at Christmastime xxx thanks Shimelle I feel all warm and fuzzy now xxx

  113. Suzie Says:

    I love everything about Christmas … but mostly playing silly board games with the family after dinner!

  114. ally Says:

    its that time at night on xmas eve, when the children are finally asleep, the presents have all been placed under the tree, stockings hung and filled. i sit in quiet contemplation and feel a happy peace.

  115. Amy Stahl Says:

    Hard to explain but its the all around “feel” of Christmas….Christ, family, smells, love, giving….

  116. Lynsey Says:

    The thing I love about Christmas is seeing the excitment on my little girl’s face on Christmas morning!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  117. Angela Hathikhanavala Says:

    Baking Cookies!

  118. Ruth Says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas? The fairy on the top of our tree; I can’t remember a Christmas without her!

  119. cindy barriga Says:

    The christmas carols.

  120. Steph Says:

    I love that we have our son to share with this year.

  121. Dawn Says:

    I love the twinkling lights.

  122. Rebecca Brombley Says:

    I love being able to spend quality time with all the family. Cannot wait for this year! Becky x

  123. Angela Says:

    For me, it’s got to be having my family around me at Christmas. It’s the most important & precious thing I have.

  124. Stephanie Russell Says:

    I love everything about Christmas. I especially look forward to Journal my Christmas book. I never finish but I so enjoy trying. It puts everything in the right perspective.

  125. Stacy Hamby Says:

    One thing? I really love the peace and quiet on Christmas Day when all the rushing around is over. Like the whole world is finally exhaling.

  126. Charlotte Says:

    The Christmas tree! I could leave it up all year ;)

  127. Jennifer Smith Says:

    I am excited about the making of traditions this year!

  128. Trish Says:

    What I love about Christmas is that people seem to be happier and treat one another more kindly.

  129. Annie D Says:

    Stockings – opening them is!!!

  130. Miriam Prantner Says:

    I love watching the tree at nigh with Christmas music on in the background

  131. Gina Says:

    I like to decorate the house with holiday and winter touches.

  132. Kathy Says:

    I love Christmas baking. I love baking traditional recipes as well as trying new ones every year.

  133. Susan Jephson-Jones Says:

    I just love the extra LOVE that’s all around – I love love love it!

  134. Juel Says:

    My favorite thing is just getting together with family and playing board games.

  135. So.Creative Says:

    Oh I would love to win this class!!! So the thing I prefer the most when on holidays is the happiness in my kid’s eye waiting for THE moment!!

  136. cristal Says:

    I love family. It’s the best part about Christmas.

  137. Jennie Says:

    The fairy lights everywhere!

  138. Debi Says:

    Since our boys are grown and have moved out of the house, my favorite thing is having them home and spending lots of time with us.

  139. Carol W. Says:

    The best part of Christmas is being with family. Working at a University, I get two weeks off – kids and mom time (overload) that I miss out off because of working the other 50 weeks of the year!

  140. Cate Says:

    The traditions get me. Whether it’s baking cookie recipes that only get baked for Christmas, or playing the same music I played as a kI’d, tradition is what makes Christmas special.

  141. tutteli Says:

    The best thing is the time with my whole family.

  142. Casie Says:

    I love all the traditions that are part of the Christmas season!

  143. ruth tacoma Says:

    I absolutely adore the traditions that have started from the ‘little nothings’. :) Things like letting the boys choose their favorite foods in place of the traditional holiday ones, or getting to open the stockings as soon as they got up (because mama didn’t want to wake up at 5:00 am)…and now they have come to be something we all love even though our kids are all grown and on their own.

  144. Claire Says:

    I am returning to my hometown, Christchurch, for Christmas this year. Looking forward to seeing family and friends so much. Not looking forward to seeing the quake damage and feeling the continuing after shocks.

  145. gemma Says:

    I’m not sure I can pinpoint what i love the most about Christmas as I just love everything from the smell of mandarin oranges to the excitement on Christmas morning opening my stocking of presents that i love just as much now as i did when i was younger!

  146. Shazza Says:

    wow what a great giveaway. I love my children’s faces on Christmas morning when they open their presents x

  147. Karen (Kitty Crafts UKS) Says:

    What do I love ? … the magic of it all of course :)

  148. Kat Says:

    I love it all – the smells, the sights, the sounds, the magic in the air but most of all the excitement & anticipation of my children is the most amazing thing ever!

  149. Sandra K. Says:

    Playing boardgames on Christmas eve with my family! For me that’s Christmas.

  150. heather Says:

    I love decorating the tree!! xx (I have a give-away too on my blog!)

  151. Yvonne Says:

    The magic of the time!

  152. Lianne Dawson Says:

    the thing I love the most about christmas is watching the grandkids opening their presents,now that the kids are too big to be surprised

  153. Renata Pacheco Says:

    I love all the Christmas lights on the streets. It makes me feel happy!

  154. Andrea R. Says:

    I love the smell of pine! A candle is constantly burning in my house during the holidays!

  155. Terri Torrez Says:

    I love Christmas traditions – doing the same things with my son that I did as a child.

  156. Mel Says:

    One thing I love about Christmas is all the lights. Sparkling and twinkling and adding magic to everything I do. Thanks for the chance to win!

  157. Vicki J Says:

    I love the surprise of christmas morning. Of Finally getting to open the gifts after a month of guessing and wondering. I love that Santa still comes to our house even though our youngest is 25!

  158. janice Says:

    i love christmas and my favourtie thing to do is to buy each of my children their own ornament some years i am lucky like last christmas and got ornaments with their names on them, its a joy to seee them trim the tree and recognise their own ornaments.

  159. carrie Says:

    I love the quiet time away from work, spending quality time with the family! I can’t believe it is nearly time for JYC again – so exciting!

  160. Teresa Says:

    I love the music.

  161. helen Says:

    Decorating the tree – I’ve always loved it – more so now I do it with our daughter!

  162. Juschka Says:

    I love the sparkle in my children’s eyes when they open their gifts.

  163. melanie Says:

    The thing I love most about christmas is the feeling. Everyone is kind to each other for one day – it’s my idea of a perfect world where there was no war and everyone just showed peace towards fellow man.

  164. Emma Says:

    Extra special family time, being able to spend that bit longer in each others company enjoying all the pleasures of the festive season – it is all so much better when shared!!

  165. Dawn McDowell Says:

    I love the smells of the Holiday Season. From Thanksgiving all the way through New Year. The spicy, crisp scents are wonderful!

  166. rach Says:

    Love that it’s the one time it’s OK to think about other people and help them. there doesn’t seem to be enough of that in the world.

  167. KelliL Says:

    Love digging out all the ornaments!

  168. Bernice Says:

    My son is coming home for Christmas. Last time he was here was 2008

  169. SandraA Says:

    I love listening to Christmas carols by different artists.

  170. Karen P Says:

    The thing I love most is that Christmas Day is the one day of the year that my DH is guaranteed not to have to work – I love it that for a whole day there will be no phonecalls asking for favours or for him to drop everything to cover a shift. I get him to myself for that one day!!!

    Karen x

  171. Carol G Says:

    I love the smells of Christmas, the tree, the foods, the goodies!!!

  172. naomi Says:

    JUST ONE THING!!?? How could I pick just one thing I like about Christmas!? Okay, if you insist, I would have to choose the sound of jingle bells – I adore them, and I’ve started a tradition of buying a new jingle bell decoration each year :) (I can already hear them now…)

  173. Kathy Says:

    ONe of my favourite things is to buy a new prnament every year from Harrods, so what do I love about Christmas? Rediscovering the ornaments I have bought over the years. For some reason its a new surprise every year.

  174. Danielle Says:

    I love giving presents. And all the delicious food. Thanks!

  175. chel Says:

    twinkle lights!! :)

  176. Melinda T Says:

    My favorite thing about the holidays is that its felt with all five senses! Yummy treats like cupcakes, fudge, candy canes(taste) the scent of fresh pine tree or something sweet baking(scent) the warm feelings I get when I receive a card from a loved one, the feel of the cold snow or a cozy scarf around my neck(touch) the colorful and twinkling lights and displays, the gifts under the tree(sight) and the sound of carols being sung or played on my ipod (hearing). I love it all!

  177. JulieFrog Says:

    Has to be present time under the tree! I love giving presents and seeing the expressions of the recipients :o)

  178. Vernell Says:

    Oh boy…what’s not to like about Christmas, but if I had to pick just one thing (which by the way is really hard for me to do) I would have to say I love baking and decorating Christmas cookies and cupcakes for my friends and family.

  179. Susan White Says:

    I love eating the shortbread that I make because it’s generally the only time of year I make it – so delicious with a cup of tea.

  180. Ali Says:

    I just love all the spicy Christmas aromas – cinnamon and orange, pine, mulled wine – just close your eyes and inhale :)

  181. Jane Says:

    I love driving around and looking at all the Christmas light displays on homes. There is something just so magical in twinkling lights.

  182. Janel Says:

    I love the songs . . . old and new, I love the spirit of them. The music always puts me in a great mood!

  183. jennifer grace Says:

    I love playing board games. I know you can do this all year round but we mostly just do it over xmas and new year and I love it! Scrabble, Charades, Pictionary, Monopoly, Scattegories… I could go on. I can’t wait to play some this Christmas! x

  184. Lara Says:

    Corny Christmas movies!

  185. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Sharing the magic with my children. xx

  186. kimberly Says:

    I love that it’s a day to spend with just my husband and me. We usually open gifts and go to the Japanese market and out to dinner at a quiet restaurant—so relaxing!

  187. Helen Says:

    gingerbread lattes!!

  188. Sharis Says:

    I love that all the family is back together again.

  189. Cindy Says:

    I love the sparkle in my kids eyes as they open their gifts!

  190. MariClaudi Says:

    I love the opportunity it creates to spend time with family and friends.

  191. TiaraHelen Says:

    Another vote for fairy lights!

  192. Delanie Says:

    Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve. It’s one of the advantages of a summer Christmas. :)

  193. DebbieGall Says:

    I love Christmas because it’s my dear Savior’s birthday

  194. Christa Allgood Says:

    It’s hard to pick one thing!! I guess it would be the look on my kids faces when they come into the living room on Christmas morning to see what Santa brought!! (Even my oldest who is almost 18…he still has that little boy glow on his face at Christmas)

  195. Liz Says:

    I love wrapping presents, I know it’s weird but I don’t feel christmassy til I’ve got the ribbon, paper and tape out… It’s probably why I’m drawn to scrapbooking x

  196. jimjams Says:

    I love Christmas candlelight – especially if they are scented candles! Cosy :D

  197. Emily P. Says:

    Having family and friends close at hand during the holidays is the best!

  198. Fay Says:

    The girls’ giggles and smiles when they open their presents

  199. Cal Says:

    Each year we have lived together my boyfriend and I buy a special bauble for our Christmas tree. This is my favourite part of the holiday and I hope that one year in the future we will have a very mismatched but memorable tree!!

  200. Anne Says:

    What I especially like about Xmas is buying plenty of gifts for all the people (and doggies) I love !

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  202. Flavia Says:

    what I love most is that Christmas is the occasion for my whole family to come together (usually around our old grandparents in rome) since we are spread all around italy. :)

  203. Pauline Says:

    I love seeing the children in church singing Away in a Manger by candlelight – when they sing ‘and fit me for heaven to live with thee there’ it always makes me cry!! xxx

  204. brittany Says:

    One thing I love about the holidays is chocolate mint cookies! I bake them every year. Everyone loves them. :)

  205. Melinda King Wilson Says:

    I love pulling out the Hallmark ornaments that I have collected for my sons each year.

  206. Christine Says:

    From the first Christmas to the latest, it’s all about love. xx

  207. Lynn Darda Says:

    I love our tradition of making homemade pizza, from scratch, on Christmas Eve. Oh how yummy and so much fun to do!

  208. Tara Says:

    One of my favorite things about Christmas is the smell a real tree brings to the house … the smell of Christmas :)

  209. TaraB Says:

    One thing I love about the holidays is the spirit of hope and happiness. You can feel the buzz in the air!!

  210. Karen C. Says:

    There is one thing that I most love about this time of year and it is the song, “Little Drummer Boy” Any artist that sings it, I LOVE it! Justin Bieber even has his version out this Christmas, it is pretty neat! My plan this year is to make my own “Little Drummber Boy” playlist on my iPhone. How cool would that be?

  211. rebecca.k Says:

    I love listening to “O Holy Night”. It is my favorite Christmas song, and makes me cry every time I hear it.

  212. Anne Says:

    It’s all been said! But if I must say something it’s that I’m so grateful that I am alive for another Christmas with family.

  213. AlisonM Says:

    Decorating the tree on Dec 01 is my most favourite thing because that marks the begining of the season for us. Like the offical opening.

  214. Deana Birks Says:

    Call me a glutton, but my favorite part is all the yummies we don’t indulge in the rest of the year.

  215. Helen Says:

    The thing I love the most is our Christmas tree!

  216. Jenny McGee Says:

    I love decorating the Christmas tree and the house. IT is a fun time of the year. Thanks.

  217. KK Says:

    My favorite part of christmas is the stockings! They always seem to be full of random goodies but really are my favorite part of christmas morning.

  218. Sofia Delgado Says:

    I love all the lights. I live in a small town suburban setting so the lights really stand out. Everywhere you turn people light up their yards, the shops even their cars! It makes it feel very magical.

  219. Jody Wasserman Says:

    I LOVE the Christmas – everything about it, it is my most favorite time of year! And this year is my daughters first Christmas – even more exciting! If I had to choose I would probably say listening to Christmas music. And I will admit I played a couple the other day :)

  220. Molly Says:

    I love that there are special things for Christmas…decorations, stories, get-togethers, foods…and the cheer that the season brings.

  221. Latharia Says:

    This year? Having a daughter to celebrate it with! I think I am going to put her in a box with a bow. She’s all the gift I need!

  222. April W Says:

    I love getting to spend so much time with my family! Everyone is always busy with school and work, so it’s nice to all get together. :) – April W

  223. Marianne Says:

    The smell of Christmas trees!

  224. Cathy Says:

    How on earth do I pick just one thing!! Well wrapping presents with beautiful papers and ribbons then putting them under the tree is a definite favourite.

  225. Carrie K Says:

    My favorite part of Christmas is the kids christmas play at church!

  226. Eunice Says:

    I love that people are kinder and gentler to each other at this time of year.

  227. Meghan Says:

    The one thing I like about holidays is that my grown up son will willingly come home for a few days!

  228. jennybean Says:

    I love baking and decorating the christmas tree!

  229. Rebecca Says:

    Eating tamales!

  230. Lena K Says:

    Peppermint everything!

  231. Jacqui Durham Says:

    I love Christmas Eve. The excitement my children feel is great to watch. We always have new PJ’s on Christmas Eve for Santa coming.

  232. Amy Says:

    I love Christmas stockings – I’m 30 years old but my parents still fill our stockings for me and my brothers and each of our spouses (no grand kids yet). I love seeing all of the little gifts mom has picked out for us over the year – some really neat gifts!

  233. Carrie Says:

    I love warm fires and boozy coffee or hot chocolate!

  234. Arlette Says:

    I love our festive holiday gatherings and the camaraderie that we all share as a family.

  235. Ruth Says:

    i love christmas music.. even though i am jewish ;-)

  236. Yvonne Says:

    I love the quiet stillness on Christmas morning before the rest of the house awakes…it is magical to me.

  237. Margot/NZ Says:

    I really enjoy writing our annual newsletter to go in the Christmas cards, and especially reading the newsletters that others send us.

  238. k_eine Says:

    Smell of oranges. These were extremely rare in my childhood, and December was the only time we could afford them.

  239. Sue Says:

    I love trying to find the perfect gift for each person!

  240. scrappercalin Says:

    I love the smell of the christmas tree in the house. This is just absolutely the best time of the year!!

  241. Kristin Says:

    I love Christmas. Plain and simple. Most of all, though, I love the Meaning of it all.

  242. Chipper Says:

    I LOVE to bake Christmas cookies. Especially Spritz that I made as a kid every year with my Grandma. I usually bake lots and lots of cookies and all my friends get cookies for Christmas. One year I even posted them to a friend who was in Japan at the time! LOL

  243. Mary M. Says:

    Yay! I’m so excited to get Christmacrafty all weekend! (Even though I will be working and mostly just watching) My favorite thing about the holidays is Christmas lights. I cannot get enough of them! I think it’s because my least favorite thing about winter is the DARK, and Christmas lights help light up my wintertime! =)

  244. Gina Says:

    I love dressing the tree, it brings back all those childhood memories doing the same. I get out all the decs and go through all those special decs I bought for the children and now my Grandson and add the new special ones I bought this year, I can’t wait!!!

  245. joanna schlos Says:

    I love jogging with all of our neighbor’s christmas lights up. It makes the run much more enjoyable and motivational.
    I do hope i win.

  246. Virginia Says:

    I love my Journal Your Christmas because it’s allowed me to take back Christmas, I’ve done it three years running and love to sit and look through it at this time of the year!

  247. J3SS1C4 Says:

    Ohhh, sweet prize! I’ve wanted to participate in this class for the last 2 years, but have never had the time or the funds spare! I love Christmas foods, giving awesome presents and catching up with family I don’t see often… It’s always a busy time of the year, but I cherish every moment!

  248. Bethan Says:

    I love the smells the cold nip in the air the brass band playing and feeling like a child again.

  249. Martina Says:

    All the family sitting around the fire place at my parents house is what I like most.

  250. zeffy Says:

    I would love love to win this class! I am journaling my Christmas this year for sure!! My best present will be the birth of my Grand-Son!!

  251. Lynsey Says:

    I love spending time with my family and cooking and baking for them.

  252. kirsty.a Says:

    Only 1 thing? That’s really hard, but I think I love the EXPECTATION most of all

  253. MissSmith Says:

    The Christmas songs :D I love to sing. But really, I love everything about Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year after all.

  254. Kate aka stinkydudette Says:

    I haven’t had the Christmas spirit for the past 5 years. But this year, something changed – and I’m already getting ready to set up my tree, and got new decors! I’ve already got the Christmas songs ready and going. I’m excited that I finallly back in the groove again!

  255. Frosch Says:

    For me, Christmas is a time to cherish loved ones, family and friends, those who are with us and those who are not – a time for happy reflection…

  256. allie.duckienz Says:

    Relaxing is what I like best about Christmas. Playing in the sun with kids, eating then playing board games. No have to dos. Everyone helping with food prep and dishes and NO ONE being stressed! LOVE

  257. Valentina Says:

    I really love to see all of my family… we have a BIG family and christmas is the only time of the year we ALL come together. I enjoy it every time…

  258. Liz Richards Says:

    The thing i love most about Christmas is family we are all together no work no schedules just togetherness fun and lots of love xx

  259. Maxxi Says:

    Thanks for those inspirations!
    I love at the holidays to spend time with the family!

  260. Jean Rood Says:

    Just stumbled on this from Scrapbook Updates article and am going to take the class Journaling Christmas. My favorite part of the holiday is always the music. As a singer I never get enough of the beautiful Christmas carols.

  261. Nikki Senecal Says:

    Being with family.

  262. Sharon Says:

    Midnight Mass

  263. Jude Says:

    It’s the only time of year that I drink Baileys without that slight sense of guilt at being so decadent :)

  264. Kelly S Says:

    What I love most about the holidays is spending time with my family playing games beside the Christmas tree with a fire going in the fireplace.

  265. Rachel H Says:

    I play my instrument in a Christmas musical every year and it’s my favorite ‘job’ of the year! I love taking my kids now and watching them enjoy the experience and see Mama play.

  266. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    EVERYTHING!!! I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! Mass, Decorations, cooking, family, nativity,wrapping gifts, giving and receiving gifts! What’s not to like about Christmas! the Christmas TV specials and classics! Love it! The list goes on…

  267. Gem Says:

    Choosing a new ornament for the tree. Every year I get one for our tree and my Mum’s, then I photograph them and scrapbook them!

  268. Cynthia B. Says:

    I love love love the JOY in my children’s faces on Christmas morning. :)

  269. Kirsteen Says:

    I love everyone being together and seeing so many friends and family that we don’t see very often xx

  270. Caroline Says:

    For me Christmas is the candles and incense at midnight mass followed by opening just one present each by candlelight!

  271. NIcky H Says:

    I like the look on my kids faces Christmas morning. This year I like that my Mom and Nana will be with us for Christmas- as we are a military family and have not had Christmas with any family in 14 years. :)

  272. Kim Brown Says:

    I love the traditions that we do each year with my little family of 3 that NEVER, EVER change. EVER. Example: We never, ever leave our house on Christmas. If you want to see us, you come to us. We’re quirky like that!

  273. Angie R Says:

    I love all the little things that only happen at christmas – the coloured lights, the town’s annual santa light parade, the night time walks in the snow up to starbucks for a peppermint mocha … the mixed up smells of scotch tape, gift wrap and pine. :D

  274. Malin/malwa Says:

    I think I love the waiting for Christmas most. :)

  275. Patlyn Says:

    Sharing and creating new christmas traditions with my grandchildren.

  276. Hester Says:

    I love to decorate,and decorating the breakfest table for christmas is my favourite! i always have a small sweet surprise for my boys and spend a lot of time making it all look beautiful.

  277. BreAnn Says:

    I’m with the previous poster who said they love the waiting for Christmas the most. The anticipation is the best part!

  278. Kathy Says:

    I love putting up the tree, all my decorations have memories I add one new decoration ( or set) each year.

  279. Colleen F Says:

    I would have to say that the extra time I get to spend with my husband and daughters as we are all off over the Christmas holiday season.

  280. Iara Says:

    Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love to decorate the house, I love to bake cookies with my kids, I love how they wait for Santa. These are already three things lol but I could keep writing forever. I love everything about Christmas time.

  281. Eleni Gratsia Says:

    I love family traditions, time with nieces and nephew … and of course Journalling my Christmas!!! :)

  282. Kirsten J Says:

    I love driving around, looking at the Christmas lights :)

  283. Gayle P Says:

    My favorite part of the holidays is cinnamon rolls on christmas morning!

  284. Mafswife Says:

    I love mince pies, pretty lights decorating homes, mulled wine and traditional sung carols….oh dear, that was more than one thing!

  285. Anna Says:

    I love all the decorating we get to do. We make new ornaments and a new christmas book every year, and its so much fun to get out all the decorations and look at them as we spread christmas cheer throughout the house!

  286. Talia Says:

    Just one thing?! I love the traditions- and making our own traditions now that we’re starting our own family. My favourite one would be the advent calendar and doing something different each day!

  287. Elizabeth Ashman Says:

    Having my daughters home, and this year a new granddaughter…how wonderful! And Shimelle and JYC help me to preserve all those memories.

  288. Amy N Says:

    I like that I get nearly 2 weeks of holiday leave, it allows me to spend stress free time with my family.

  289. Wendy Miller Says:

    I love all of the baking, I make all of my own gifts and the baking is my absolute favourite part :-)

  290. Sarah Anderson Says:

    I love the feelings of peace and happiness during the season, inspired by gift buying and making, wrapping presents, decorating the tree, singing carols, baking…..

  291. jacelyn Says:

    I love the lights. That’s what I look forward to most.

  292. Gemma Says:

    Sharing happy time with family.

  293. Judy S Says:

    The gathering of family and good friends is definitely at the top of my list!

  294. Cheri Says:

    I love love love ….eggnog!

  295. Jeannine H Says:

    We have made it priority to slow down and really enjoy being together as a family. I love that!

  296. KatieKelley Says:

    Love my extended family visiting and staying with us for days, laughing and sharing time together. The rest is just icing.

  297. Jessie Marie Says:

    I love the decorations in all the stores, the scents (candles, trees, soaps!), and spending time with my family… OH and SNOW! :)

  298. cat Says:

    I love the traditions. OUR traditions such as searching for a new snowglobe each year to add to our collection, the first ‘red cup’ of the season, new pyjamas on Christmas Eve and so many more….

  299. Melissa Burford Says:

    I love the coziness of the Christmas season. Everything from bundling up in scarves and mittens to being around friends and family. Thanks for the chance to win!

  300. ConnieC Says:

    I like spending time with family.

  301. Thank You Gifts Says:

    I am new to what I call (proper crafting) :) and I am really enjoying watching all the tutorials and learning lots of new skills. Love this blog….thanks!

  302. wee choon bin Says:

    Christmas is the time to catch up with my close friends….this year proves to be a challenging one as one of my friends is having post natal depression…i wish for

    her to walk out of this dark period…