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Eponine38 reminded me that it’s almost time for this challenge. It first started in 2005 with maggiemuffet, and I started hosting it in 2010. This year, I’m taking it back to its roots.

The brief 2016 rules:
❄ 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.
❄ Any type of release will count – wild, OBCZ, LFL or controlled.

No established prized or anything, just for the fun of it. Let’s see how many we can release this year!


wingeponine38wing 3 yrs ago
Woo hoo!


Count me in again! I just have to register them!


I have a perpetual pile of Christmas books!


I have a perpetual pile of Christmas books!

I do too. As soon as I get the December batch out the door, they start accumulating for booklady331's July challenge


..and I always start registering them over Thanksgiving weekend..thanks for keeping the tradition going!


i'm ready! Thanks for hosting this challenge.'s a surprise and the parcel is enroute!!! : ) These releases are part of a group of Friends of the Library Books I had purchased, but I didn't register them on MY Bookshelf, because I sent them off to MissMarkey's LFLibraryClub Class [Would you like to amaze some children?], because I wanted MissMarkey's students to be able to have a COMPLETE Bookcrossing experience, including the book registration and labeling process, and perhaps even take part in a future Release Challenge when they do their releasing, as I also included some BC Release Bags, Bookmarkers, Stickers, and even Custom Labels for ResQgeek's upcoming Annual Becky's Hugs Release Challenge [This link is for the February 2016 Challenge] for each student's book selection. ; ) Once I see that the books have been registered by the children on their LFLibraryClub Bookshelf, I'll post them here for everyone to see...I'm SO exCITED about this!!! : D

1. [CHRIST, CHRISTMAS, TINSEL]...Cobweb [(Christ)mas]: The Tradition of [Tinsel] by Shirley Climo

2. [ANGEL]...Left Out ([Angel]wings) by Donna Jo Napoli

3. [STOCKING]...Pippi Long[stocking] by Astrid Lindgren

4. [CAROL in Author's name, and CHRIST in Christina, one of the main characters]...The Mystery at Walt Disney World (Real Kids, Real Places) by [Carol]e Marsh


1. Hogfather ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [The Hogfather is the Discworld version of Christmas, only more... pork-themed {grin}, and the story is loaded with Pratchett-style nods to holiday traditions.]

2. A CHRISTMAS Homecoming ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


wingMaranlinwing 3 yrs ago
Release #1
1. Tidings of Great Joy by Sandra Brown (Christmas theme)



1. No Room at the Inn and Other Stories from A Midnight Clear,



1. The Christmas Pony (multiple challenges)


3. Peter Spier's CHRISTMAS ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]

4. Village CHRISTMAS ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


Whew, a catch already! Congrats, Gory!



5 SILENT NIGHT/All Through the Night


#2. Bring Me Home for CHRISTMAS


Wild release with photo

1. Jingle Bells -
Book based on the Christmas carol, with Santa, sleigh, holly, gifts, etc. on cover. Released next to the leftovers of the preschool's Friday "snow" delivery.



3. The Story of Holly and Ivy,


1. Mistletoe Kisses (Christmas theme stories)
2 Santa Baby (Christmas theme stories)
3. A Holiday of Love (Christmas stories)
4. A Winter Love Story (Christmas setting for the story)


wingBasculawing 3 yrs ago
Release #1


wingBasculawing 3 yrs ago
Release #1



5. The Physics of Christmas ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

6. Fatal North: Adventure and Survival Aboard USS Polaris, the First U. S. Expedition to the NORTH POLE ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [OK, this one is a bit of a stretch, but (a) the expedition passed several Christmases up there, and (b) - North Pole!] Update: caught!


but (a) the expedition passed several Christmases up there, and (b) - North Pole!]

Well, obviously. :)


wingBasculawing 3 yrs ago
Our First Christmas

.... and this one was caught - and read!


wingtomato68wing 3 yrs ago
Release #1
1. Together for the Holidays


Wild release with photo

2. The Biggest, Most Beautiful Christmas Tree -


wingBasculawing 3 yrs ago
A Christmas Feast, left in a restaurant.


6. The Story of Christmas,


5. a time-travel Christmas
6. CHRISTMAS where they belong
7. Home for the holidays (Christmas stories)
8. Just for Christmas
9. Mrs. Miracle
10. CHRISTMAS cowboy
11. Merry CHRISTMAS, my love


wingBasculawing 3 yrs ago
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas



Het kerstfeest der vissers - Joop Waasdorp
The fisherman's christmas
I've put it in the big christmas tree at one of the entrances to our village.

Mystery in white - J Jefferson Farjeon
(a christmas crime story)
I 'll leave it at the christmas market in Düsseldorf (Germany), which we hope to visit next week.


Het kerstfeest der vissers - Joop Waasdorp
The fisherman's christmas
I've put it in the big christmas tree at one of the entrances to our village.

Mystery in white - J Jefferson Farjeon
(a christmas crime story)
I 'll leave it at the christmas market in Düsseldorf (Germany), which we hope to visit next week.

And hopefully someone picks them up!


2. CHRISTMAS In Cowboy Country by Janet Dailey
3. The GIFT by Danielle Steel



2. Christmas: A Celebration in Words and Paintings (multiple challenges) (controlled)
3. The Nutcracker and the Golden Pot (multiple challenges)
4. Santa Clawed (multiple challenges)


7. Sweet Rein Vol. 3 ( ), a manga about a girl Santa Claus and her were-reindeer - OK, not quite, but the "reindeer" does spend most of his time as a boy! Wild release, photo. [Update: caught!]


9. A Pussycat's Christmas,


10. The Story of Christmas,


wingBasculawing 3 yrs ago


wingtomato68wing 3 yrs ago
Release 2
2. Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen


Holiday Cheer: Festive Inspirations for Your Best Season Ever


wingBasculawing 3 yrs ago


11. Clopper the Christmas Donkey,
12. This is the Stable,


#4. A HOLIDAY for Love (stories about Christmas romance)



wingsheepettewing 3 yrs ago

Chritsmas wish by Lizzie Lane




wingBasculawing 3 yrs ago


wingtomato68wing 3 yrs ago
Release #3
3. A Clever Beatrice Christmas



Wild releases with photos

3. The Christmas Donkey -
4. The Cat Who Came for Christmas -
5. Noel -

Controlled release

6. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Ariel -


winghyphen8wing 3 yrs ago
Catch :)
4. The Cat Who Came for Christmas -

Looks like the book went to Florida.


1 - His Best Friend's Baby [baby is wearing a Santa hat]




8. A Very Special KWANZAA ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


#5. Trial by ICE and Fire (Northern Hemisphere chilly winter words always accepted)

#6. Touched by ANGELS


wingBasculawing 3 yrs ago
Shall I Knit You a Hat? A Christmas Yarn


2 - I'll Be Home For CHRISTMAS

3 - ANGELS & Demons

4 - An Amish CHRISTMAS

5 - The Lawman's CHRISTMAS Wish

6 - My Kind of CHRISTMAS: A Virgin River Novel

7 - YULETIDE Defender

8 - Home for the HOLIDAYS [also has holly on the cover]


celebrating the Christmas holidays early with the LA based family!

Just a few more days to move the Xmas ones on out. I'm checking my remaining stash.


12. A Cowboy for Christmas
13. Christmas jars
14. Snowflakes on the Sea (Christmas setting)
15. Snowbound Surprise for the Billionaire (Christmas setting)
16. CHRISTMAS rogues
17. a stone creek CHRISTMAS


Wild releases: no photos due to camera malfunction

7. If You Take a Mouse to the Movies -
>>> Movies mean popcorn which means stringing the popcorn to decorate the tree... :)
8. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Pooh -
9. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Doc -
10. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Cinderella -

Wild releases with photos

11. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Duchess -
12. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Woody -
13. The Night Before Christmas -

Controlled release

14. The Cat That Climbed the Christmas Tree -


26. The Story of Christmas,


9. Friends Make the Best PRESENTS ( ), with a glittery sleigh full of gifts on the cover; wild release, photo. (And the author's name is "Holly"!)

10. Voices ( ), a mystery set at Christmas time and centering on the death of a hotel's Santa Claus - not cheery, but seasonal! Wild release, photo.


5. The Night Before Christmas (multiple challenges)
6. Flying with Santa (multiple challenges)
7. The Everything Christmas Stories Mini Book (multiple challenges)
8. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (multiple challenges)
9. A Pussycat’s Christmas (multiple challenges)
10. Christmas on West Seventh Street (multiple challenges)
11. The Bite Before Christmas (multiple challenges)
12. Deck the Halls (multiple challenges)
13. Willow at Christmas (multiple challenges)
14. The Best Christmas Ever (multiple challenges)
15. A Child’s Christmas in Wales (multiple challenges)
16. Santa’s Snow Cat (multiple challenges)
17. Rudolph’s Adventure (multiple challenges)
18. Two-Minute Christmas Stories (multiple challenges)
19. The Night Before Christmas (multiple challenges)
20. Christmas for a Kitten (multiple challenges)
21. The Nutcracker Ballet (multiple challenges)
22. Dogs’ Letters to Santa (multiple challenges)
23. The Forgotten Helper: A Christmas Story (multiple challenges)
24. One-Minute Christmas Stories (multiple challenges)
25. Hamster in the Holly (multiple challenges)
26. Ultimate Christmas Trees (multiple challenges)
27. The Elves and the Shoemaker (multiple challenges)
28. Santa Paws and the Christmas Storm (multiple challenges)
29. The Gift of the Magi and other stories (multiple challenges)
30. Bear Hugs for You at Christmas (multiple challenges)




11. The Snowman ( ), wild release, multiple challenges.


wingLubiettewing 3 yrs ago
Release 1
1. Silent Nights : Christmas mysteries


1. Etsivätoimisto Henkka & Kivimutka ja laulava JOULUPUKKI (= Santa Claus)
2. JOULUIHMEEN (= Christmas miracle) odotusta
3. Hercule Poirot's CHRISTMAS
4. JOULUPUKIN (= Santa Claus) unelma
5. Valkoinen JOULU (= Christmas)


A Covington Christmas by Joan Medlicott

Savannah, or a Gift for Mr Lincoln by John Jakes (set at Christmas, after Sherman's march)



likely the last set for me for 2016

18. The Knight before CHRISTMAS a Christmas-time romance set in the Scottish highlands
19. the promise of CHRISTMAS


4. The GIFT by Danielle Steel (copy #2)
5. ANGELS and Demons by Dan Brown
6. A Seaside CHRISTMAS by Sherryl Woods



12. Some Kind of Fairy Tale ( ), which opens at Christmas; controlled release.

And that's it for me for this year; thanks for the challenge, and happy holidays!


Wild releases with photos

15. Santa's Toy Shop -
16. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Bambi -
17. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Dalmatian Puppies -
18. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Dumbo -
19. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Buzz Lightyear -
20. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Mickey -
21. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Robin Hood -
22. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Beast -
23. Wreck the Halls -
24. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Shines Again -
25. The Animals' Christmas Eve -
26. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Piglet -
27. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Peter Pan -
28. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Snow White -
29. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Belle -

Wild release: no photo

30. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Tigger -
Almost missed this one! (It's harder to keep track with no photo to remind me.)

Thanks for the challenge and Merry Christmas. :)


9 - A to Z Mysteries: White House White-out [Christmas tree on the cover]

10 - A Virgin River CHRISTMAS

11 - That HOLIDAY Feeling

12 - The GIFT

13 - Go, Diego, Go!: Diego's Family CHRISTMAS

14 - KWANZAA! A Celebration of African-American Heritage


15 - The Littlest ANGEL

16 - One-Hour CHRISTMAS Crafts



so many participants and moving those Xmas books along.

If you have any left over (and alas, I found a few yesterday), Booklady331 usually runs a Christmas in July July. This one will be back next December.


I still have a few released to make notes on tomorrow. I promise to do better next year!



wingtomato68wing 3 yrs ago
Release 4




The book traveled across the United States to Canada.


19 - Avenger's ANGEL: A Novel of the Lost ANGELS

~ the end ~


This donkey was caught. :)

The Christmas Donkey -


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