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It's time for the annual December Christmas release challenge!

This challenge runs from December 1st to December 25th. The books must depict Christmas or other December seasonal holiday, such as Kwanzaa or Chanukah, in some way – in the title, on the cover picture or the setting of the book. Northern Hemisphere “Decemberish” things also count, such as snow, angels, mistletoe, etc in the title or on the cover.

Yes, embedded (or in the title) Christmassy words count, like Angel or Ice (even if it's not a Christmas book - Gory always comes up with some paranormal angels!)

Any type of release will count - wild or controlled.

Feel free to pair this one up with the Name Challenge ("chris" is in Christmas, Angel is a name) or the D for December challenges.

No established prized or anything, just for the fun of it. Hope you join me! I have a box of books ready.

 

 

1. The Very First Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13458874/
2. The Gifts of Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13248098/

 

 

1. Duck the Halls ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13663946/ ), which has a flying sleigh on the cover in addition to the seasonlly-punny title. Oh, and it's set at Christmas time too, with Nativity plays featuring in the plot. Wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

2. A CHRISTMAS Carol, The Chimes, and Cricket on the Hearth ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13083503/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

3. Home in Time for CHRISTMAS ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13215991/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

4. Backyard Birds of WINTER ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13340283 ), wild release, photo.

 

 

wingbooklady331wing 4 yrs ago
# 4 - 24
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734319
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734318
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734314
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734312
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734310
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734304
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734301
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734299
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734297
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734295
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734292
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734290
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734286
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734273
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734271
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734295
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734278
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734275
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13734280
The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13738518

 

Curious as to why you had so many copies of the same book?! ;-)

 

They were given to me from a warehouse that went out of business. I donated them to a charity to give away to the ladies.

 

tomato68 4 yrs ago
Release 1-2

 

 

 

wild release with photo

1. FROST at CHRISTMAS - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13730332

 

1. Rebecca's CHRISTMAS GIFT by Emma Miller
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13726410

Note: I'll add link when I get computer time because this little tablet thing won't let me : {

Edited to add link.

 

1. Rebecca's CHRISTMAS GIFT by Emma Miller

Note: I'll add link when I get computer time because this little tablet thing won't let me : {


If anyone figures out how to copy/paste on those tablet things, let us all know!

 

If anyone figures out how to copy/paste on those tablet things, let us all know!


FOR SURE! Added link above. ; )

 

#001: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7814600 - Sebastian Bear's Christmas by Margaret Stewart, Elizabeth Alger.
#002: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8257101 - Purple Snow by Eric Lobbecke.

Eleven wild released during carol night.

 

Eleven wild released during carol night.


Happy to hear there are those that still go Caroling! What a lovely idea to Wild Release at the same time! : )

 

 

2. An ANGEL in Time by Dan Yates
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13710918

 

5. A CHRISTMAS Carol ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12312339/ ), by Charles Dickens; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

 

 

6. A Cup of CHRISTMAS Tea ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13231554/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

 

#3. HOLIDAYS are Hell (the holiday in question is Christmas - Christmas-themed horror stories!) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683313

 

#003: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12673278 - My Christmases by Andrew C Rouse. (Controlled release)
#004: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12961453 - Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark. (Wild release)

 

7. I Saw Mommy Kicking SANTA CLAUS: The Ultimate HOLIDAY Survival Guide ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13741014 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

9. Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8372229/
10. The 12 Ways of Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13310133/

 

1. There's Something About Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13741495/

 

#4. The Prodigal's CHRISTMAS Reunion http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683317?...

 

wild release with photo

2. Dinosaur on HANUKKAH - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13730330

 

 

 

11. The Birth of Jesus, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13119403/
12. Room for a Little One--A Christmas Tale, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13113498/

 

13. The Story of the Baby Jesus, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13211117/

 

I had one book with that word in the title but not much else Christmas-y about it, so I didn't count it for this challenge.

 

I had one book with that word in the title but not much else Christmas-y about it, so I didn't count it for this challenge.


Sure....and I see it left while I was busy

 

I had one book with that word in the title but not much else Christmas-y about it, so I didn't count it for this challenge.


Sure....and I see it left while I was busy

I actually had TWO books with miracle in the title, but one had a wreath & Christmas tree pictured on the cover so I figured that one was ok either way. I'll go back & find the other one. :)

 

wild release with photo

3. Mr. Miracle - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13729728
Christmas tree & wreath on cover

 

5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737176/ A Jolly Holiday Treasury [LFL; photo]
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737180/ The Nutcracker Ballet (multiple challenges) [LFL; photo]
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737530/ Light Another Candle [LFL; photo]
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737503/ Chanukah Lights Everywhere [LFL; photo]
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737184/ When Mindy Saved Hanukkah (multiple challenges)
10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737547/ The Magic Dreidels (multiple challenges)
11. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737177/ Christmas Treasures: Christmas Cookies (multiple challenges)
12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737182/ Santa Claus, Inc.
13. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737179/ The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories
14. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737181/ Ho, Ho, Ho!
15. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737175/ A Christmas Carol (multiple challenges)
16. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737178/ Ultimate Christmas Trimmings (multiple challenges)
17. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737515/ Power of Light: Eight Stories for Hanukkah
18. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737535/ Hanukkah!
19. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737393/ 12 Dogs for Christmas (multiple challenges)
20. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12764200/ Bear Noel (multiple challenges) [LFL; photo]

 

wingMaranlinwing 4 yrs ago
Release #1
1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13738270 The Real JAMES Herriot by James Wight (snow on the cover)

 

14. Waldo, Tell Me About Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13117105/

 

3. ANGELS Watching Over ME
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13710915

 

4. A GIFT for Murder (Peggy O'Neill Mystery) by M. D. Lake...Themed/Multiple Challenges
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13686421

 

tomato68 4 yrs ago
Release 3
3. Shakespeare's Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13591492

 

16. The Story of Christmas for Children, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13093762/
17. The Nativity Story, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13106788/

 

8. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: HOLIDAYS ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13699423/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

book 1: Silents Nights - Martin Edwards
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13706472

book 2: De mensen die weggingen - Nicci French
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652827
Angel on the cover.

book 3: De mensen die weggingen - Nicci French
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13660646
Angel on the cover.

 

#5. Lizzie Maguire: A Very Lizzie CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683335?...

 

3 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13754099/ Uncle John's Bathroom Reader CHRISTMAS Collection
4 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13754109/ CHRISTMAS Gifts
5 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13754123/ The Gift (Christmas story with a wintery gift-wrapped cover!)
6 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13754140/ Old Father CHRISTMAS
7 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13754157/ HOLLY's Inbox - Hoping holly is suitably wintery and festive!

 

5. The CHRISTMAS Book by Jack McQuire
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13726417

 

Wild release with photo

4. CHRISTMAS Origami 2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13729724

 

18. A Cup of Comfort for Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13047134/

 

wingBasculawing 4 yrs ago
#2

 

wingNancyNovawing 4 yrs ago
I'm back!
and I see lots of folks busy releasing. Life will be hectic through Xmas for me - flut3girl graduated, I finish class with a final Tuesday night, two days of work...and then hop on a plane to LA to finally meet the new grandbaby. Whew! What a month!

I will try to pop in periodically to answer questions. As for releases....it looks like a lot will roll over until Christmas in July because I probably won't get to my releasing places in time.....

 

and I see lots of folks busy releasing. Life will be hectic through Xmas for me - flut3girl graduated, I finish class with a final Tuesday night, two days of work...and then hop on a plane to LA to finally meet the new grandbaby. Whew! What a month!

I will try to pop in periodically to answer questions. As for releases....it looks like a lot will roll over until Christmas in July because I probably won't get to my releasing places in time.....

Yay for graduation & meeting a new grandbaby. Enjoy!

 

#6. The 7 Professors of the Far North (cover is a snowy/icy landscape) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683327?...

 

9. some enchanted season http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12283812/ (Christmas theme book)
10. The CHRISTMAS wish http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8454235/
11. the last NOEL http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10240670/
12. Mistletoe and Miracles http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13692439/

 

19. Willie & May--A Christmas Story, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13101813/
20. On This Special Night, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13106762/
21. Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11797582/

 

 

8 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10322109/ Harlequin Historical CHRISTMAS Stories

 

9. The Nightingale Before CHRISTMAS ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13747409 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Has holiday-themed cover AND subject matter, too.]

10. It's CHRISTMAS ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13763870 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

wingBasculawing 4 yrs ago
#3

 

#7. MIDNIGHT CLEAR (as in, "it came upon a...") http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683314?...

 

22. The First Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13296741/
23. The Twelve Cats of Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13367169/
24. The Story of Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13570687/

 

and likely my last set, since I'll be traveling

24. HOLIDAY in stone creek http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13690805/
25. My Kind of CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13690803/
26. CHRISTMAS in key west http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8255193/
27. a stone creek CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13691119/
28. It happened one CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13692436/

 

25. Celebrating Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13281007/

 

 

26. The Joy of a Peanuts Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13462868/
27. A Joyful Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13559352/
28. Baby Jesus, Prince of Peace, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13466767/
29. The Crippled Lamb, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13636931/
30. The Story of Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13677589/
31. The Christmas Story, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13093761/
32. The Story of Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13296743/
33. The Story of Holly & Ivy, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13604427/
34. The First Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13211033/
35. The Crippled Lamb, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13458869/


 

11. A CHRISTMAS Story ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13642155 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

tomato68 4 yrs ago
Release 4

 

The Dog Who Thought He Was Santa http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13767449/
A Katie Kazoo Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13772122/

 

 

#8. A Daughter for CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683315?...

 

 

12. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13773585/ ), for the hilarious section on holiday customs, "Six to Eight Black Men"; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

13. Little Women ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13642156/ ), which opens with the family celebrating (and fretting about) Christmas; wild release, multiple challenges, photo. “'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,' grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."

14. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of CHRISTMAS Terror ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13642130/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

29. Almost A Bride --- a Christmassy cover http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13722208
30. An Amish Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13721950
31. Silent Night http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13776927

 

wingBasculawing 4 yrs ago
#6
Hogfather http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13498308/ which is Terry Pratchett's version of Santa, in Discworld.

 

40. The Story of Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13331070/
41. Christmas is Love by Joan Walsh Anglund, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13196255/

 

#005: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13033275 - I Love Christmas by Anna Walker

 

I see folks are still busy releasing! I didn't think I had any more, but upon further book stock perusal, here's two more!

29. once an ANGEL http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6908621/
30. help wanted: ANGEL http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9984819/

 

42. Christmas in the Barn, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13352044/
43. The Story of Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13375976/

 

I released this book yesterday:
Når snøen faller by Robyn Carr
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13629617

 

6. MERRY CHRISTMAS, Cowboy! (Silhouette Special Edition)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13779680

MERRY CHRISTMAS in Title and CHRISTMAS TREE, CANDY CANES, STOCKINGS hung by the chimney with care, WREATH and SANTA CAP PIC on cover.

Merry Christmas Eve's Eve everyone! : )

 

#006: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13778897 - The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.
#007: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13778896 - The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. (combined release)

 

21. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13774836/ Santa Claus is Coming to Town [LFL;photo]
22. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13775167/ Santa is Coming to Boston [photo]
23. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13774826/ The Mice Before Christmas (multiple challenges) [LFL; photo]
24. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13774834/ Lyle at Christmas (multiple challenges) [LFL; photo]
25. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13774831/ Christmas Mouseling (multiple challenges) [LFL; photo]
26. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13774838/ Jingle Bells [LFL; photo]
27. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13774829/ Merry Christmas, Grumpy Bunny (multiple challenges) [LFL; photo]
28. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13774825/ Christmas in the Barn (multiple challenges) [LFL; photo] CAUGHT!
29. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13774833/ The Dog Who Found Christmas (multiple challenges)
30. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13774832/ Little Bear’s Christmas (multiple challenges)

 

CONGRATULATIONS on your very special catch, of a very special book, set in (Barn) and left in (LFL) a very special place, that should also count for jumingin's Dec 2015 Ultimate Challenge, eponine38! ; ) Always LOVE your Journal Entry pics! : )

Merry Christmas Eve to all! : )

 

wingMaranlinwing 4 yrs ago
Release #2
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13779806 Destiny (Rogue ANGEL, Book 1) by Alex Archer

 

#9. Mission: CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683319?...

#10. The Heart of CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683316?...

Boy, Christmas really got away from me this year, I usually release a book a day for this challenge! On the bright side, I have plenty left for the Christmas in July Challenge - I'm ready for you 2016!

 

#9. Mission: CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683319?...

#10. The Heart of CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683316?...

Boy, Christmas really got away from me this year, I usually release a book a day for this challenge! On the bright side, I have plenty left for the Christmas in July Challenge - I'm ready for you 2016!


Laughing. Christmas snuck up on me too - and I also have books left over that never made it out the door. So, the 2016 boxes are ready - with Christmas in July having an entry in the box.

 

 

 

Wild releases with photos:

5. MIRACLE's Boys - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13045334

6. Nine Days to CHRISTMAS - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13730336

7. The CHRISTMAS Box Collection - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13763431

8. WREATH of Deception - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13773360

9. Origami for CHRISTMAS - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13365913

10. SANTA Paws - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13763434

11. Death Beneath the CHRISTMAS TREE - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13773364

12. Tree of Cranes (story about a boy's first Christmas) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13764725

Thanks for another great challenge!

 


12. Tree of Cranes (story about a boy's first Christmas) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13764725


I checked out this link because the title looking interesting. Good j/e with the how to links! I hope this one gets caught.

 

6. Nine Days to CHRISTMAS - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13730336

Sounds like this book might be doing some more traveling soon. :)

 

46. Maria--A Christmas Story, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13117100/
47. The Christmas Story, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13466740/
48. Darn Good Cowboy Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13258040/
49. Strike the Harp!--American Christmas Stories, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13332675/

 

These are my last releases, released on the 24th:

15. I'll Be Home for CHRISTMAS ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13773583/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

16. A CHRISTMAS Carol ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13773582/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

Thanks for the challenge!

 

31. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13780425/ When Mother Was Eleven Foot Four: A Christmas Memory (multiple challenges)
32. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13780428/ Christmas on Jane Street (multiple challenges)

 

tomato68 4 yrs ago
Release 5

 

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