YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there is also a blue team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by December 2nd , at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST
Today, I am hosting the fabulous Gina Linko!
Gina Linko has a graduate degree in creative writing from DePaul University and lives outside Chicago with her husband and three children. Gina teaches college English part-time, but her real passion is sitting down at a blank computer screen and asking herself the question, “What if…?”
Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here!
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

As for Gina’s exclusive content, she’s been awesome enough to share a romantic scene from FLUTTER!

We stood looking at each other for a long time in the moonlight, in front of the entrance to the path to the Dala Cabin.    The evergreens were sagging and weighted down, thick with heavy, wet snow from the earlier flurries.  The moonlight glistened and glowed off the frozen surface of the evergreens.  It twinkled, really.

Ash reached out slowly and touched my cheek only for an instant, with the pad of his thumb.  Then he moved his hand away from me, abruptly.

“Emery,” he said.

I took a sharp intake of air.  Business, I tried to tell myself.

“I can’t…”  He shook his head.  “I didn’t want to turn you down for dinner… the other day … I just can’t… ”

I nodded, wanting him to go on, wanting him to touch me again.  His touch was electric on my skin.

“I’m not…”  He took a step back from me.  “I’m not someone you can know, not …”

“I understand,” I said, although I didn’t.

He took another step back from me.  I moved forward without thinking, feeling pulled toward him, closing the space between us.  His eyes met mine, and the breath caught in my throat, every molecule in my body feeling pulled toward him, leaning me into his space, into his energy.  It was a heady feeling, disorienting.

Although I barely knew him, I didn’t know if I could pretend even one more second that this thing between us — whatever it was – wasn’t wonderful.

“I have to go,” he said, only leaning in closer to me, our faces only inches apart.  I could feel the warmth from his breath.

“No,” I whispered.  “Where are you going?”

He shook his head then, looked down, saying something under his breath.  I couldn’t be too sure what it was, but it sounded like, “Penance.”  But suddenly watching him, with his eyes cast down, his lashes shadowing his cheekbones, the way he held himself both leaning toward me, but also restraining himself, filling the space between us with his heady, soapy scent, I just couldn’t take it anymore.

So when he looked up, I closed the small distance between us.  I stood on my tiptoes, and I pressed my lips to his.  In my hurry, I missed a little bit, landing my lips more on the corner of his mouth, and for a second he didn’t react, but then he turned his face toward me, pressing his lips against mine, a full kiss, a real kiss.  And the fireworks exploded deep inside me, sending ribbons of heat from my center out to my limbs, a gorgeous, surprising feeling, like a warm breeze beneath my skin.

Both of his hands went to my face, gently.  And just when I thought he was going to pull away, he leaned into the kiss again, longer, deeper.  The heat inside me surging again.  I smiled behind the kiss, without meaning to, and I brushed my fingertips on his stubble, loving its feel against my fingertips.

He pulled away and we just looked at each other.  Should I apologize?  Make a joke?  Do it again?

“Emery,” he said, my name turning to music in his voice, the quiet deepness of it.  He closed his eyes for a moment, shook his head, smiled.  I wanted to kiss him again.  Right on that crooked eyetooth.  But when he opened his eyes, his smile disappeared, and he was himself again.  Measured.  Cool.  “Emery,” he said again.  A goodbye.

Then he turned on his heel and left.

 

 

What a great scene, right?

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Gina, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 17. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! One of my absolute favorites, Tara Hudson!

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191 Responses to “YA Scavenger Hunt”

  1. Kristie says:

    Because I love the idea of crazy mothers and we have a very special band in common. Marianas Trench = <3

  2. Lauren says:

    Blog Answer: At christmas our family all do secret santa 🙂

  3. Doris says:

    Favorite Christmas tradition is when all the kids & adults open their presents at the same time.

  4. Kate Cone says:

    My favorite tradition is gathering up the Christmas books (Polar Express, Apple Tree Christmas, The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree) and movies (Muppet’s Christmas Carol, Home Alone, The Christmas Story) and snuggling in with family and friends on the couch to enjoy all the lovely stories!

  5. Alexa Y. says:

    I have three favorite traditions around Christmas time:

    (1) having a “putting up the tree” party with whoever I live with
    (2) “crafting time” since I always try to handmake at least ONE of my gifts
    (3) grabbing a cup of hot cocoa, some popcorn and a blanket and then watching the ultimate Christmas three – The Holiday, Love Actually & Serendipity

    🙂

  6. Mary H says:

    My sister and I used to wake up extra early and then give our two brothers a rude awakening by jumping on their beds and/or pouring water on them. Now the tradition has passed on to my nieces, who love to jump on MY bed!

  7. Nicole M says:

    Being with my family on Christmas Eve and Day. Since I don’t live near many of them, it’s always nice to see them 🙂

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  9. Kaitlyn says:

    Decorating the Christmas tree with the rest of my family. So fun! 🙂

  10. wendy v says:

    My favorite tradition – baking cookies and building a gingerbread house!

  11. Kami Bryant says:

    I love Christmas. There are a few traditions I love. Taking my family to PIR to look at the lights. Probably my favorite is watching my son open his presents and since he usually gets a lot of movies for Christmas, we spend the whole day of Christmas in our pajamas watching his new movies.

  12. kyelena2 says:

    Singing and dancing while decorating the tree

  13. Cordelia Fitzgerald says:

    I love baking and reading!!!!

  14. My favorite holiday tradition is sitting in front of the fire reading with home-baked brownies by my side.

    Thank you.

  15. Alicia says:

    My favorite is having dinner with my family on Christmas eve with all the christmas lights on and the fireplace. then waiting for midnight to open our presents!

  16. Maida says:

    One of the most fun but weird things my family does for holidays is, we have scavenger hunts for prizes, especially on halloween when all my little cousins are over! 😀

    Thanks for the chance to win! 😀

  17. Farin says:

    Favorite holiday tradition is opening GIANT stockings with the fam early Christmas morning and joking with all of them.

  18. Lili says:

    This is actually slightly embarrassing, but my Mom celebrates Christmas and my Dad celebrates Hanukkah. My Dad refuses to have a Christmas tree in the house, so we combine the holidays by having a Hanukkah bush. It’s a small bush covered in Jewish ornaments and our gifts are left underneath it along with a whole ton of gelt… lmao

  19. Bethany says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is opening three of our Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, so we don’t die of anticipation.

  20. Becca F says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is cooking with my dad every year, just me and him. It is always so much fun! thanks for the giveaway! Happy Holidays!

  21. Ahhh Jess I love the food I love cooking!!!!! 😀

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    arnoldjaime13@yahoo.com

  22. Kim H. says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is our whole Christmas Eve Night. We make some cookies and leave them out for “Santa”and my sisters and I are allowed to open one present. Then right before everyone heads off to bed our Dad reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. We always have a secret santa swap on Christmas Eve with my mother’s side of the family. Some of my favorite memories as a kid have to do with it, so it’s my favorite.
    Though I rather like getting up early and eating breakfast with my parents Christmas morning as well.

  24. Giaochau Nguyen says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is staying up at night on New Years Eve.

  25. Vivien says:

    I’m from Germany, so I always love opening gifts on Christmas Eve 🙂

  26. My favorite holiday tradition?! Ohhh I’d say the food at the family gatherings! We’ve got a bunch of amazing cooks in the family, and holidays never disappoint my growling tummy!! This year is the first year with my step son, so I’m hoping that we can create a Christmas tradition for ourselves 🙂

    -beth

  27. Kirsten W says:

    Making a gingerbread house and getting to see all of my family in one place.

  28. Desiree Thompson says:

    My fave holiday tradition is getting my mom, sister, husband, and kids together on Christmas Eve night to go on a walk downtown to see the pretty lights and decorations and get hot chocolate and dinner! We just started doing this a few years ago but it is so much fun!

  29. Tizzy Potts says:

    Thanks for this giveaway. My favourite Christmas tradition is getting to play games with my family after dinner, because everyone gets to be a kid again.

  30. Alex says:

    Favorite Holiday Tradition: Christmas eve the whole family goes over to my uncle’s house and we sing carols and exchange gifts.

  31. Jaime says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is having my dad read the Christmas story from the Bible & then we eat breakfast “with” Jesus. 🙂

  32. Poochylover says:

    The past few years my mom and I have been watching White Christmas while we wrap all of the presents, and that’s really nice. Other than that, I just like spending time with my family and the music and decorations.

  33. Eva says:

    baking christmas cookies with my family and watching christmas in connecticut on christmas eve!

  34. My favorite holiday tradition is to head over to the local high school and pick items from the giving tree. Every year, seniors and children ask for items and their names and desired gifts are put on the Christmas tree. My family picks a few items each year and we wrap the gifts and put the gift tags on them.

  35. Sophia K. says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is when we have a large family gathering will all my extended family. It is really nice to have everyone together and have fun, even if it is only for one night. 🙂

  36. Gabrielle says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is going to the movies on Christmas day. We’re all crazy movie buffs, so it’s mandatory to see one of the major releases. This year it will be Les Miserables.

  37. Lisa R says:

    The pathetic Santa costume that my family uses to entertain the little kids… Its funny every time 😀 (enter me is open to Canada please)

  38. Natasha W says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is the white elephant type present exchange for my family christmas party. We pick numbers out of a hat and then open a present or steal from other people. Its a lot of fun.

  39. Megan Trotter says:

    I just love decorating the tree. It’s always been my favorite tradition!

  40. Kayley F. says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is dinner with my family.

  41. Kaylee Varner says:

    My favorite holiday tradition…is trading gifts with everyone. While that is a little selfish, the wait always has me excited. Thanks!!!

  42. Natasha says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is putting up the Christmas tree! Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Erin says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is a fairly new one—my whole extended family gathers at my house a few days before Christmas, and we open presents, then go away to Mexico for the duration of winter break.

  44. Making candy with my mom, sisters and all the kids. We have so much fun!

  45. sarah says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is going to Key West, Florida for Christmas.

  46. ashley o says:

    Favorite tradition was when I was younger my dads side of the family use to always have a santa come over knock on our door and give one present to each of the grandkids.

  47. .Ambur. says:

    My favourite holiday tradition is the event that my small town throws every year. It’s called Christmas in the Village, and it’s actually tomorrow night! 😀 All of the stores stay open late and have treats for all the people who come visit, and in the centre of town there is a place to get hot dogs and hot chocolate. There’s also a big bonfire and sleigh rides, and at the end of the night, we have some awesome fireworks. 😀

  48. Jessica R says:

    My favourite Christmas tradition is probably spreading out opening presents all through the morning. We can open our little stocking gifts before breakfast but we had to wait until after breakfast to open the ones under the tree. It was great when we were little because it forced us to slow down and not tear through everything all at once!

  49. Skye says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is trimming the tree – the lights not so much, but digging out all the ornaments, and the memories with them! 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Jen says:

    Totally decorating the house so that it’s full of greenery and red berries.

  51. Angie says:

    My parents love buying tons of cheesecake ever year for us to pig out on.

  52. Jassie says:

    Christmas! 🙂 Everyone, even the neighbors share food and lots and lots of fireworks! The whole community becomes united 🙂

  53. Sunny says:

    Putting up the tree with Christmas music playing. Waking up to stockings at the end of my bed and my parents coming in with a video camera 🙂 Going around one by one opening gifts.

    I love Christmas.

  54. Reese's says:

    Favorite holiday tradition would have to be spending time with those who I love and those who love me, for no holiday is any fun without love.

  55. Jessi Peterson says:

    The Tomten (from Astrid Lindgren’s book The Tomten and the Fox) visits our house every year. He leaves a scavenger hunt, sometimes of candy canes, sometimes of toys or tiny letters for my nephews, who are wowed by the Tomten’s ability to hide things without leaving tracks (bless my tall husband).

  56. Karin says:

    On Christmas eve we bundle up the girls, in their jammies, and drive around the town and look at Christmas lights. My family used to do it when I was little too.

  57. Gaby says:

    Eating 12 grapes and then toast for the New Year.

  58. Tiffany B. says:

    Secret Santa! Definitely. =)))
    Though I always find out who mine is days before the actual revelation.

  59. Nicolet G says:

    Hmmm. Difficult. Something like a secret Santa.

  60. Evie says:

    I don’t have a tradition…I just like to spend time with my family.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. Stephanie Carrico says:

    Sitting in the dark with only the tree lights…enjoying the peace and quiet..sipping hot chocolate (whipped cream and a candy cane) with maybe Christmas carols playing softly in the background

  62. Mariska says:

    big family dinner 😀

  63. Leticya says:

    I love decorating the christmas tree! 🙂

  64. Jenny V says:

    As long as I’m with my family, anything we do is great. Decorating the tree is certainly lovely 🙂

  65. reading mind says:

    I love baking cookies and watching old re-runs of movies with my brother

  66. Mary says:

    My family only eats snacky foods on Christmas Eve. We hang out, watch movies, play xbox. It’s loads of fun. Then we have the big feast on Christmas day!

  67. Artemis says:

    Decorating the Christmas tree and the whole house with the rest of my family. Cooking, shopping, giving gifts, opening gifts, listening and watching Christmas music and movies with my friends.
    Thank you.

  68. miki says:

    i love when we share memories while decorating the tree

    thank you a lot for this giveaway i really want to win renegade

  69. Brooke Banks says:

    My favorite holiday traditions are going to see the Christmas lights with my family and opening presents while drinking hot chocolate.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  70. Natalie Cleary says:

    Mine is decorating the tree with my 4 boys 🙂

  71. Sarah Foster says:

    My favourite Holiday tradition is baking cookies with my Gran and then watching The Flintstones Christmas Carol, A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s A Wonderful Life with my family.

  72. Hanna P. says:

    My favourite Holiday tradition is making cookies with my Mom 🙂

  73. Veray Carter says:

    Advent at Christmas time where we read in the scriptures about Christ and eat butter cookies and drink herbal tea or hot wassale.

  74. Tara says:

    My favorite Holiday tradition is watchin’ The Christmas Story all day on Christmas!

  75. shaz says:

    spending the evening watching dvd’s 🙂

  76. PamM says:

    We don’t have a lot of traditions. We do open one gift on Christmas Eve.

  77. Dreams says:

    My favorite tradition is getting Outback and exchanging family secret santa gifts on Christmas eve. Even the year my sister gave my firewood and told me I was naughty.

  78. Kelly Charter says:

    Holiday traditions?? Hmmm, none come to mind for me other than making sure the tree is up and decorated on 1st December 😀

  79. megan says:

    baking cookies and other sweets while listening to music, and going to the movies with my family on christmas.
    -megan

  80. Mercedes says:

    Getting together with my whole family to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday, which happens to be Christmas too. 🙂

  81. Michael says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is opening presents early on midnight christmas eve. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. =]

  82. BritneyW says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is when my husband and I decorate our Christmas tree together. We pull out all the decorations, bake cookies, drink egg nog, and turn up the Christmas music. I really enjoy the time we spend together!

  83. Kayla Echols says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is that my family always has waffles for breakfast on Christmas morning. We all eat breakfast together and then sit down to open presents, and it gives this lovely feeling of togetherness. 🙂

  84. Sara Gordon says:

    My favorite tradition is on Christmas Eve we all get together and exchange gifts with all of our family. We had previously drawn names from a hat to know who we were giving a gift to.

  85. Amanda Brown says:

    I love playing board games with the family during the holidays. We end up laughing so hard and its so nice to have quality time together.

  86. Noelle W. says:

    My favorite Holiday tradition is opening a present of Christmas Eve!

  87. Solana Warner says:

    My most favored holiday tradition would have to be how we always share Thanksgiving dinner with friends or family to share the experience.

  88. Isa Gonzalez says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is watching the movie Elf and opening secret Santa presents on Christmas Eve

  89. Briana N says:

    My favorite tradition is baking cookies with my grandmother and eating half of the batter 🙂

  90. May says:

    Eating cookies!

  91. Emily says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies and drinking hot chocolate on Christmas Eve with my relatives that are staying over.

  92. Kimberly B. says:

    On Christmas Eve my dad makes stuffed mushrooms and my parents host several of the “orphans” (i.e. people with families elsewhere) for dinner. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  93. Merisha Abbott says:

    my favorite holiday is valentines day <3

  94. Merisha Abbott says:

    christmas tradition is helping mom make food for christmas dinner and opening presents on christmas eve

  95. April says:

    My favorite Holiday tradition is watching A Christmas Story everyday until Christmas. Love it!

  96. Favorite tradition is watching christmas movies with my family. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jessica @ The Midnight Bookworm
    midnightbookworm[at]live[dot]com

  97. favorite tradition is watching christmas movies with my family. Thanks for the giveawa

  98. My family’s traditions have changed significantly, especially after my dad passed away a few years back. The only thing that has really stayed the same since I was a kid are the Christmas parties held by my mom’s side of the family on Christmas eve.

  99. Dea S. says:

    We have a tradition here in the Philippines called “Simbang Gabi” where we go to church every night/dawn 9 days before Christmas. It’s like counting down the days before Jesus is born. 🙂 and of course “Noche Buena” on Christmas eve with my family.

  100. erin says:

    we always get together on christmas eve!

  101. Autumn m says:

    going over to my grandmas house every Christmas eve to unwrap one gift which is always I new pair of Christmas pajamas! 🙂

  102. Cassandra says:

    My family watches It’s A Wonderful Life every single Christmas. I like it because it keeps life in perspective and reminds me what’s really important. 🙂

  103. Gene Lee says:

    I think my favorite holiday tradition is making special rice cakes for Choosuk, a Korean holiday. It’s really fun to make these, and really yummy to eat them.

  104. shauna says:

    Opening new pajamas on Christmas Eve!

  105. Mariella says:

    Going around the city seeing the christmas lights and taking photos with them

  106. Ellen Trieu says:

    Hi! It really depends on what my family and I do for christmas, sometimes we go down to LA to visit family and that’s usually my favorite “tradition” because I always enjoy traveling and seeing my relatives! I sometimes gather with friends before christmas to exchange gifts and that’s another “tradition” I enjoy because I get to see my friends again after a long time and I love getting gifts as well as giving them! I also love it when christmas music come on the radio or in stores (:

  107. Carmel L says:

    My fave tradition would be Christmas dinner with family. Nothing beats good food and time with the people you love. 🙂

  108. Rima says:

    On Christmas, our tradition is to have a huge Christmas lunch and watch Christmas movies afterwards.

  109. Monica says:

    My favorite holiday tradition would be watching a ton of Christmas movies while drinking hot chocolate with a candy cane in it.

  110. Gabbie says:

    I love decorating the Christmas Tree 🙂

  111. Lorena says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is watching all those Christmas themed movies with my sister

  112. Ashfa says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is go on a holiday to a place called Nuwra Eliya, here in my country, Sri Lanka. Love it there.

  113. Jesselle says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is our family’s annual Christmas presentations where we perform song or dance numbers. We always look forward to that every Christmas season. 🙂

  114. mary ann says:

    We have this tradition in the Philippines that we have to attend church for 16 days before the christmas :)) And it was said that if you complete the ‘Simbang Gabi” you could wish whatever you want and it will soon come true 🙂

  115. Amy says:

    My favourite tradition would have to be having the local firefighters dress up as Santa and his helpers on Christmas Eve & drive around the streets in their truck with the siren on & hand out lollies to all the kids (big kids too!) They’ve done it since I was a kid & I love seeing everyone run outside when they here them coming!

  116. My favorite tradition is decorating the tree with all my siblings and their children. We have hot chocolate and listen to Christmas music. It can get a little hectic but it’s always fun!

  117. Donya p says:

    I love to decorate the tree.

  118. Carina Olsen says:

    Mostly I just love eating turkey 😀 lol (A) but yeah. I do enjoy opening presents as well ;p
    Thank you for this amazing giveaway. <3 Really hoping it's international 🙂
    Love, Carina

  119. Caroline Barnett says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is putting up the Christmas tree with my dad 🙂

  120. Holly Forbes says:

    My Favorite tradition is baking Christmas cookies!!

  121. Annabelle H says:

    Watching christmas films!!!

  122. Hikma says:

    Sittin round the table, singing and drinking hot chocolate and marshmallows! Thanks!!!

    Hikma

  123. Ivie says:

    Any major holiday, I always make a breakfast casserole the night before, and heat it up the morning of Thanksgiving/Christmas/Easter/etc. It’s a tradition now, and it is easy to clean up!

  124. alicia marie says:

    My favorite tradition is my whole family each opening one present on Christmas eve that is always new pjs : )

  125. Alaiel Kreuz says:

    My favorite tradition is Christmas dinner, it feels special every single year.

    Thanks for being part of YASH!

  126. Becca says:

    My favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas Tree with my sisters

  127. Elie says:

    Decorating the tree. thanks for the fun!

  128. Brooke says:

    Seeing all the holiday lights on Christmas Eve with my kids. Thanks for the giveaway. bhwrn1@hotmail.com

  129. Brittanie Malone says:

    My favorite christmas tradition is eating at my grandmothers house, because the food is ALWAYS good!

  130. Allison says:

    fav tradition would be hugging everybody at midnight on christmas eve! can u believe i only hug my older sisters on either birthdays or holidays. It forces us to touch lol no seriously, if i touch one of them they think i want something or bugging them. *sigh* sucks being the youngest.

  131. Kaylee Mortensen says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is when my whole family gets together before Christmas and we watch The Christmas Story together.

  132. MannaB says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is putting up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving while watching some Christmas movie (usually The Christmas Story).

  133. Hannah McCormick says:

    My favourate holiday tradition is when me and my sisters get up really early and sit on our parents bed to open our stockings.
    hannaharomatic@hotmail.co.uk

  134. Mallory says:

    Fav holiday tradition: making cookies and splattering my black lab’s nose with the flour

  135. Christy Parzyszek says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is to play White Elephant on Christmas with all of my family 🙂 It’s so fun!

  136. Monica G. says:

    Watching Christmas movies all month long & opening one present at 11pm on Christmas Eve & all of them at 12am Christmas Day!

    Thanks for participating in the Hunt! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  137. Samantha Pollari says:

    Visiting my relatives up in Sudbury for Christmas!

  138. Megan says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is going to see all the Christmas lights with my family!

    Thank you so much for the opportunity win such a great giveaway!!

  139. Melinda M. says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree with my whole family! 🙂

  140. Mrs. H says:

    Excited to discover such a contest! My favorite Christmas tradition is a new one I started after I married my husband: purchasing a REAL Christmas tree!!!

  141. Taylor K. says:

    My family doesn’t really have traditions of any kind. But last year, my family drove 3 hours to the zoo and we had a wonderful time. It was the best Christmas I can rememeber.

  142. Keri Nieto says:

    We always watch Home Alone when we put up the tree. 🙂

  143. Nour says:

    I don’t really have a holiday tradition. It’s always something different. But I do like seeing family and friends that I don’t get to see as often as I would like.

  144. Gabbie says:

    I don’t have any holiday traditions 🙁

  145. Brittany Ashby says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree. We always put it up the day after Thanksgiving!

  146. My favorite holiday tradition is waking up on Christmas morning, when everything is quit and seeing the Christmas tree with all the presents gathered around it waiting to be opened!

  147. Joanna W. says:

    It’s always a family tradition to spend Christmas Day at my grandmother’s house in Alabama. And we’ve never missed a year yet. She’s the best and has some awesome cooking skills! Nothing means more than the gathering of family during the holidays. C:

  148. My favourite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree! Love doing it every year! 🙂

  149. Jaime G. says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is playing in the snow!

  150. Naomi H says:

    Now that I have kids, it is setting the tree up together. They love it and it’s fun to do it all together!!

  151. Aydrea says:

    Getting together with family!

  152. Tessa Van Diest says:

    Get together with the family and cinnabon rolls for breakfast!!!

  153. Jasmine Rose says:

    Since my husband and I just got married last December we’re still working on making our own traditions. For now, I think decorating within the week after Thanksgiving is a tradition. Maybe. Probably. We’ll see, I guess 😛

  154. eli yanti says:

    gathering with family

  155. Tammy Campau says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with the entire family for Christmas dinner. We all take part in the baking and cooking and enjoy eating dinner and catching up. Then we sit around the Christmas tree passing out and opening up presents. Afterwards, we enjoy dessert. It’s pretty normal and unoriginal but awesome!

  156. Brianna says:

    Cutting down and decorating the christmas tree

  157. Crystal Craig says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the house and the Christmas tree. 🙂

  158. Haily says:

    Stockings! but not mine, no, my dogs’. They each have their own stockings (as does my guinea pig), so, since I have an entire swarm of dogs, I get to empty not one but seven. I don’t know why, but that’s the first thing I thought of.

  159. Tiffani says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is on Christmas Eve when my mom, dad, little sister, and I sit in the living room and watch Christmas movies while waiting with my sister for “Santa Clause” to come down the chimney. Though we all always fall asleep before any of us could see him.

  160. Ada says:

    Hmm, my favorite holiday tradition would be the fireworks and making loud noises during the new year back in my home country. 🙂

  161. Gabby says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas Eve — my family all goes to my grandmothers house and we eat, joke and open presents after church that night.

  162. Ariella says:

    Renegade is in my TBR pile and hopefully will be read soon 🙂 My favorite holiday Tradition would be Chinese New Year. We get to have a big feast.. Basically Chinese version of Christmas 🙂

  163. Ali B. says:

    My family has three days of Christmas rather than two. We end up having two Christmas dinners.

  164. Marie-Michel says:

    Cooking with my father 🙂

  165. D. Ann says:

    My family has never had a holiday tradition so I’m actually starting my own this year. I love the outdoors so I want to go for a hike on significant days (i.e. birthday, thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).

  166. Elena says:

    I love making homemade apple cider. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  167. Elaine says:

    Secret Santa!
    My family doesn’t really celebrate Christmas, so I love playing secret santas with my friends and having gift exchanges. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside when we get together to celebrate <3

  168. My favorite hoilday tradition is going to my grandparents house and eating greek food! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  169. Definitely Christmas. Because aside from gift-giving, it’s the time of the year when our entire family get together to celebrate. 😀

  170. ntzee says:

    getting the tree and decorating it.

  171. JennH says:

    Wrapping up presents!

  172. Angelica says:

    Fave holiday tradition is our Secret Santa/Kris Kringle amongst friends and ofcourse just the buying and thinking of what gifts to get. Oh and the Christmas Shopping Sales!!!

  173. Laura says:

    My favourite holiday tradition is when my mother and I cooked some chocolote cookies, and when they a ready my family and I eat them with chocolate drink watching a christmas move. It´s fantastic!

  174. Christina K. says:

    My favorite is caroling! I can’t sing but it’s really fun:)

    Thank you:)

  175. Tiffaney Rice says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is putting up the tree. My family always put up the tree and decorates it together, and its my favorite activity of the season

  176. Mary Shoemaker says:

    My holiday tradition is that every holiday is like a family reunion. No matter how busy it gets, the holidays always seem to bring everyone together. Thank you for being part of the YASH and for the giveaway.

  177. Hannah says:

    My holiday tradition is a bit weird, but I love it! All my life, on Christmas Day, my brothers and I were allowed to choose two bottle of cool drink (soda/soft drink) that would be ‘our drink’ for the day. We were only allowed to have those two bottles.
    Random, but tradtion! Thanks for the giveaway!

  178. Michelle Hart says:

    Family christmas movie night. Getting lots of junk food and watching x-mas movie til we all fall asleep. Great times!

  179. Cassie says:

    My fav. holiday tradition… is probably making sugar cookies and decorating them with the family 🙂

  180. Samantha T. says:

    We always get a new pair of pajama’s on Christmas Eve to wear on Christmas morning.

  181. Katherina Barney says:

    Every Christmas Eve night we pile into the van and go around my small-ish town and see the light decorations people have put up–some of them are quite exuberant!! Then we go to Waffle House for an after dinner (or late dinner) meal! YUM!!

  182. Rachael M says:

    Apart from Christmas, I love our leftovers lunch. It happens between Christmas and new year and we have a few families join together to swap prezzies and help eat up each others leftovers! The newtradition thats developed is that I normally make I new tree decoration out of Christmas cracker parts ( the ribbons/berries from the out side or the gifts in side )

  183. Hannah T says:

    On Christmas Eve, my family go round my nan’s and have a traditional German meal (where her family is from) then open our stockings whilst eating weihnachtsstollen 🙂

  184. Calla says:

    Okaay I have two favorite holiday traditions. One is going with my family to cut down a tree. It is always so much fun and I always argue with my brother about the one we get. It always takes us several hours of aimless wandering to find the perfect tree and we always get lost on the way back. My other favorite tradition is waxing and dying easter eggs with my family.
    YASH was totally awesome, can’t wait for the next one!

  185. Ileana A. says:

    Making brownies and cookies for the kids!

  186. Grace Radford/Anna Pett says:

    My friend has a cookie party every year, and before I go I always pick up presents for them, which I really love doing!

  187. Rachel G says:

    Having Christmas dinner with my family 🙂

  188. Rabiah says:

    It’s got to be Secret Santa– totally love buying people gifts and of course, receiving some 😛 Thanks for the amazing giveaway!! 😀

  189. Monica C. says:

    I love exchanging gifts because it shows how you value someone and thanking him/her for being such an important person in your life.

  190. Alex says:

    Christmas for sure because of all the presents + Santa 😉

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