Saturday, December 11, 2010

CSN Christmas Giveaway

I think I've probably stated this before somewhere in the history of this blog: I'm really a Grinch when it comes to Christmas. As soon as the trees and decorations start going up in the malls and department stores, I'm ready to get my baa-humbug on. Big time. I dislike the massive cutting down of trees, and the trash that piles up on Boxing Day, and buying gifts for people who really don't need anything.


I'm sorry I'm totally ruining your spirit. But, don't worry. There is hope.

I do like some things about Christmas. I like spending time with the family. Eating, drinking, and shooting the shit. I'm all about that. Yes, at the time it might seem a little stressful. Cooking for the in-laws and cleaning out the spare room and schlepping that extra special stool from the basement so your Uncle Jack can get a seat right by the TV might seem like a whole lot of effort at the time. Once it's done, though, you know all your work was worth it.

I'm also really into the charity of the season. A lot of people are forgoing the snuggies and xboxs in order to move towards a better way of giving gifts. I'd recommend looking at charities like Child's Play, UNICEF's Gifts of Magic, and (my favourite) Donors Choose before going to ebay to hunt down that last minute gift.

Speaking of charity, our friends from CSN have decided to donate a $50 gift certificate to you! Hopefully this will really help someone who is struggling for the holidays. Buy yourself something for the kitchen so that you can feed your huge family. Get some toys for a local charity. Or find yourself something to help you keep your sanity this Christmas. Here's how you do it:

  1. You must be a follower to enter. You also must live in the US or Canada.
  2. Leave a comment letting me know a favourite charity of yours, or your favourite way to spend the holiday season. 
  3. You can get another entry by twittering about this contest, and then leaving a separate comment here.
It's as easy as one, two, three! The contest ends the morning of the18th. Good luck. And don't be a Grinch (like me!)

31 comments:

Evan Thomas said...

My favorite way to spend the holiday season is indoors with comfort food and watching It's A Wonderful Life again and again

Ashley said...

I'm a follower and my favorite charity is the Humane Society.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Jen said...

My favorite way to spend the holiday is by spending time with family, whether blood or adopted.

Dee said...

I am a follower (DG)via gfc. My favorite charity is St. Jude's :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/13838892117532672

deeg131 at gmail dot com

LAMusing said...

I follow you on GFC. My fave charity is Susan Komen for the Cure
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

LAMusing said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/13873960538083328
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

Norma said...

I follow you on GFC. I look forward to good food and good company
bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

ally said...

My favorite charity is a non-profit I used to work for - Reachout of St. Lawrence County in northern New York. They provide 24 hr crisis intervention and referral services to anyone who calls.

Moogie said...

I'm a follower. I love sitting down to dinner with family, laughing and chatting. Truly the best gift.

meeyeehere said...

I am a follower and my most favorite charity is our local animal shelter.It's a no kill shelter and its always in need of donations.
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Danielle said...

I'm a follower and my favorite way to spend the holiday season is by spending time with my family and friends.
dgoodridge84@yahoo.com

shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect. My favorite charity is the Water Street Rescue Mission. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

Tweet link: http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/14077689216368641
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

abby said...

GFC: uberabby
My favorite charity is United Way.

Thanks for opportunity!

abby said...

http://twitter.com/uberabby2/status/14105083587334144

Tim said...

Favorite charity is the Salvation Army.

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Sharon said...

I am a GFC follower.

Sharon said...

The United Way is my favorite charity.

Monet said...

I most certainly follow you! My favorite way to spend the holidays is with my family eating lots of good food and laughing together. Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. Have a beautiful Monday full of love and joy!

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

Domestic Diva said...

We regularly support our local homeless shelter.

katychick said...

i follow you gfc and i love spending the holidays wiht my family, i dont get to see them much.
tcogbill at live dot com

adewade said...

I'm a follower, and my favourite Christmas tradition is playing Christmas Eve street hockey with an accumulation of friends I've known since elementary school (as well as with anyone else who wants to join in).

edmontonjb said...

My favorite charity is the local homeless shelter because they make a difference in people's lives everyday.

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

My favorite way to spend the holidays is just to have all my family tucked into my house with me!
And I'm a follower.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/15049032258813952
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Liz said...

I'm a follower and I like to spend the holidays just hanging around the house with friends and family, eating comfort foods!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/15911010397323264

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

matt4melis said...

follower and I love to spend my holidays eating pie and relaxing with my family.

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

matt4melis said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/16029242928144384

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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