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Start saving your books for this release challenge. Don't have to join, just start releasing.

Christmas books. Christmas does not have to be in the title. The book can have a Christmasy title, author with a Christmas name, a picture on the cover that is Christmas related, a Christmas word in the title. All releases are counted the same- wild, controlled, OBCZ, book boxes.

Books just need to have a "Christmas" theme, take place during Christmas, maybe the picture on the front is a Christmas theme, or a word that is Christmasy in the title or subtitle.

Just want those who would like to participate to be prepared. It was fun last year.

Also- - I have prizes. Anyone who releases at least one book has a chance to win.


1. Books need to be about Christmas, a Christmas theme in the title (ex. Silent Night, Love in December, Noel), a Christmasy picture, related in anyway to Christmas, a Christmas word in the title.

2. An author's name that is Christmasy counts. EG: CHRISTine Feehan (for the Christ of Christmas), NICHOLAS Sparks (for Saint Nicholas)

3. Wild or controlled releases (including rings, rays, or boxes) count equally

4. You keep track of how many books you release

5. Around Aug. 1 post your count.

6. Challenge July 1 Midnight your time to July 31 Midnight your time.

7. Embedded words count.

Join us for the fun. Just post here.


Glad to see it again!


Glad to see it again!
THANKS FOR HOSTING AGAIN, booklady331!!! ; D



🎄🎅🎄Have been saving.....though am always on look out for more🎄🎅🎄


Now I have to figure out where I put it! :p


I see you listed "all", but will you also be allowing RABCK's, booklady331?


I see you listed "all", but will you also be allowing RABCK's, booklady331?

If you do your RABCKs as controlled releases, then I would think so.


I see you listed "all", but will you also be allowing RABCK's, booklady331?

If you do your RABCKs as controlled releases, then I would think so.
Good point!!! ; ) I always do my RABCKs as controlled releases...THANKS hyphen8!!! ; )


RABCK count. I allow any kind of release.


Thanks for running the Challenge again.



wingJackie700wing 3 yrs ago
I'm in!
I picked up a few at the library sale this morning :-)


1. Merry Christmas Alex Cross James Patterson
2. Deck the Halls Carol/Mary Higgins Clark
3. Christmas Wishes Debbie Macomber
4. Glad Tidings Debbie Macomber
5. Christmas in Cedar Cove Debbie Macomber
6. A Season of Angels Debbie Macomber


I will be out of town and unable to post, but I will be back on July 8. Thank you for releasing.


1. Sugarplum Dead by Carolyn Hart...Multiple Challenges (Title & Cover Pic)


wingJackie700wing 3 yrs ago
Release #1
1. This Year It Will Be Different - A Christmas Treasury by Maeve Binchy


I don't foresee me releasing a LOT, but I am looking forward to participating. At least I can get myself in the running for a prize. (Yaaay for surprises!)

Release #1: The Trouble with Angels by Debbie Macomber

Release #2: The Christmas Thief by Mary and Carol Higgins Clark


Release whatever you can.


wingMaranlinwing 3 yrs ago
Release #1
1. The Stone Diaries by CAROL Shields


1. The Stupidest Angel: a Heartwarming Tale of CHRISTMAS Terror ( ), wild release, photo.


2. Nutty As A Fruitcake by Mary Daheim...Multiple Challenges (Title & Cover Pic)

The BCer receiving this loves a good mystery, especially if it includes a recipe. ; ) This Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery has this recipe for Aunt Deb's Dark Fruitcake on the inside of the front cover...hopefully not a "Doorstop" when baked!!! ; D

Aunt Deb's Dark Fruitcake

1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup any fruit juice
5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp mace
1 tsp allspice
1 cup whiskey or brandy
2 lbs seeded raisins, chopped
1 lb currants
1/2 lb dates
1 lb sliced citron
2 cups candied pineapple, cut in strips
3 oz bottle maraschino cherries
1/4 lb candied lemon peel, minced
1/4 lb candied orange peel, minced
1 cup whiskey or brandy
2 lbs seeded raisin, chopped
1 lb currants
1/2 lb dates
1 lb slice citron
2 cups candied pineapple, cut in strips
3 oz bottle maraschino cherries
1/4 lb candied lemon peel, minced
1/4 lb candied orange peel, minced

Prepare fruit as directed.
Sift flour with other dry ingredients, except sugar.
Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy.
Beat eggs and add to the sugar mixture
Add dry ingredients mixed with fruit, alternating with fruit juice, beating until smooth after each addition.
Add liquor and mix well.
Line 6 loaf pans with 2-3 thicknesses of heavy brown paper, greasing top layer well. Pour batter into pans, making sure it's spread evenly into corners.
Bake at 300 degrees for 2-1/2 hours.
Cool in pans, and when cool, turn out and remove paper.
Wrap in cheesecloth which has been dipped in whiskey or brandy.
Wrap aluminum foil and store in box or crock with tight cover.
Let stand for at least four weeks. Every seven days, open foil and add a bit more liquor to individual loaves.
If you add enough, no one will notice that there aren't any nuts. If you add too much, no one will notice anything.

HAHAHAHAHA!!! : D Thought those last lines in the recipe were pretty funny, and thought I'd share this, because if anyone wants to make it to see how it comes out, “Christmas in July” seems like a good time, as it has a LOT of ingredients, is a LOT of WORK, and needs to soak up the “sauce” for weeks before you know if you have six doorstops, or six loaves of delicious fruitcake for Christmas Gifts!!! ; D


I used to make fruit cake every year for my husband, but sadly I don't do it any more. We don't eat a lot of that kind of stuff any more.


1 MISTLETOE & Murder - ROBIN Stevens

2 Magic of CHRISTMAS _ Trisha Ashley

3 It Must Have Been the MISTLETOE - Judy Astley

4 Blood on SNOW - Jo Nesbo

5 Don't Close Your Eyes - HOLLY Seddon

6 Honeymoon with Murder - CAROLyn G Hart

7 Merciless - MARY Burton

8 Mystery in White: A CHRISTMAS Crime Mystery - J Jefferson Fajeon

9 The Parisian CHRISTMAS Bake-off - Jenny Colgan


wingNancyNovawing 3 yrs ago
release 1
1. A Plain & Simple Christmas


2. The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories ( ), featuring O. Henry's famed holiday-gift-giving fable; wild-released in a Christmas-themed geocache, w/photo.

3. The Twelve Bots of CHRISTMAS ( ), wild release, photo.


wingJackie700wing 3 yrs ago
#2 and #3
2. Christmas on Jane Street by Billy Romp

3. Cats' Letters to Santa The Xmas Factor

Quite likely to be my only release :)


I don't want to be "hijacking" your thread here, booklady331, but want to open the offer up to those participating here, as well. ; ) If you are's the link to the thread in the RABCK Forum. ; )

3. All Through The Night: A Suspense Story [Cassette Tape Audio] by Mary Higgins Clark

4. Home For The Holidays: The Forgetful Bride; When Christmas Comes by Debbie Macomber

5. To Santa With Love by Janet Dailey

6. Christmas Wishes by Debbie Macomber

7. Together for Christmas (A Kismet Christmas Romance) by Lisa Plumley

8. I'll Be Home For Christmas by Dawn Stewardson

9. A Holiday to Remember (A Tiny Blessings Tale #6) (Larger Print Love Inspired #424) by Jillian Hart

10. Christmas Keepsakes: Two Books in One: The Christmas Shoes & The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere

11. Yuletide Twins (Love Inspired) by Renee Andrews

12. Finding Christmas (A Love Inspired Romance) by Gail Gaymer Martin

13. The Christmas Treasury: A Home for Christmas/Season of Wonder/Sugar and Spice/A Season for Miracles by Laura Marie Altom, Marta Perry, Lynnette Kent, Cynthia Rutledge

14. Silver Bells by Luanne Rice

15. The Christmas Clock by Kat Martin


Thanks for sharing. I would never think you were hijacking the thread. I love your idea.


Thanks for sharing. I would never think you were hijacking the thread. I love your idea.
THANK YOU for your kind words, booklady331!!! ; )

I was excited to be able to offer these books as RABCKs, but apparently Christmas Romance Novels are not on anyone's list to read at this time, so I'll have to try my idea out with a different selection of books another time. ; ) I will be Wild Releasing them now instead...most likely at the Assisted Living/Veteran Day Care Center, as I recently found out they'll be holding a Christmas in July Event on the July 25th...which will actually save on Postage, too!!! ; D


wingJackie700wing 3 yrs ago
#4 and #5
4. Silent Night - Mary Higgins Clark

5. Skipping Christmas - John Grisham


1 - Home For Christmas

2 - I'll Be Home for Christmas

3 - Home for Christmas

4 - Take Me Home for Christmas: A Whiskey Creek Novel

5 - Mrs. Claus' Bakery

6 - Christmas Mice

7 - Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

8 - Christmas in Cowboy Country

9 - Cowboy Christmas

10 - The Holiday Gift and A Cold Creek Noel


1. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor


Funny - I just finished a mystery that took place at Friday Harbor. Never heard of the place before.


11 - The HOLIDAY GIFT and A Cold Creek NOEL

12 - Merry CHRISTMAS, Alex Cross


7. Tough Cookie -- takes place during Christmas time


ANGELa's Ashes, by Frank McCourt.


8. See the STARS Ken Croswell -- for the Christmas star
9. A Cedar Cove Christmas Debbie Macomber
10. No Place Like Home Fern Michaels -- Christmas scene on the cover
11. Christmas Kidnapping Cindi Myers
12. The Maverick's Holiday Surprise Karen Rose Smith --- holiday for Christmas and a Christmas scene on the cover.
13. His Secret Child Lee Tobin McClain -- Christmas scene on the cover
14. Christmas Kidnapping Cindi Myers -- a second copy


15. It Happened At Christmas Penny Jordan
16. It Happened At Christmas Penny Jordan -- a 2nd copy
17. A Proposal at Christmas Leanne Banks
18. Christmas at Cardwell Ranch B J Daniels
19. Angels at the Table Debbie Macomber
20. Christmas Wishes Debbie Macomber
21. One Winter's Night Brenda Jackson -- Christmas picture on cover
22. Snowfall on Haven Point RaeAnne Thayne -- Christmas picture on cover
23. Creating Christmas Memories Cheri Fuller
24. Holiday Celebrations Williams-Sonoma -- Christmas ideas
25. Decorating Craft Ideas Oxmoor House -- Christmas ideas
26. Christmas Doughcrafts Elisabeth Bang


1. Christmas Stalking
2. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever


The Greatest Christmas Ever



10 CHRISTMAS Keepsakes

11 Cross Stitch Country CHRISTMAS

12 A Harmony of ANGELS - ANGELa McGeer

13 Mr Miracle - Debbie MaComber (set at Christmas & Christmassy cover)


28. Charlton Heston PRESENTS The Bible
29. SEASONed with Love - for the Christmas season
30. RED Omega -- red a Christmas color


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release 3
3. The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story


6. The Christmas Tree by Judy Salamon

7. The Christmas Tree by Judy Salamon


31. Our December Hearts -- meditations for Advent and Christmas
32. Mary and Jesus in the Quar'an -- Jesus the babe born on Christmas
33. What CHRISTians Really Believe & Why
34. CHRISTian Coversions



I'm behind on my challenge postings, but this will get me started on July, anyway.

wild release with photo

1. The CHRISTMAS Box -


5. Baby Under the CHRISTMAS TREE


13 - Revenge of the CHRISTMAS ANGELS

14 - A Cat's CHRISTMAS

15 - The Night Before CHRISTMAS

16 - CHRISTMAS is Murder: A Rex Graves Mystery

17 - CHRISTMAS in Wales: A Homecoming


19 - Out of Sight: A Court of ANGELS Novel

20 - White CHRISTMAS Brides: The 12 Brides of CHRISTMAS: Book 2

21 - The CHRISTMAS Box Collection: The CHRISTMAS Box / Timepiece / The Letter

22 - Simplify Your CHRISTMAS: 100 Ways to Reduce the Stress and Recapture the Joy of the HOLIDAYS

23 - Merry CHRISTMAS, Stinky Face

24 - Dora's CHRISTMAS Adventure

25 - The Dog Who Saved CHRISTMAS and Other True Animal Tales

26 - Bad Pets Save CHRISTMAS! True HOLIDAY Tales



2. A Clandestine Christmas
3. Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop
4. Christmas Chronicles


wingMaranlinwing 3 yrs ago
Release #2
2. The Chocolate Lovers’ Club by CAROLe Matthews


5. A Magical Christmas
6. nights in rodanthe by NICHOLAS sparks
7. Silent Night (Christmas Theme)
8. Mistletoe on Main Street



ETA: How about an author named Mary?



ETA: How about an author named Mary?

Mary is exceptable. So is Joseph. Thanks for asking


Sorry miss read. I haven't thought about that, but I'll say yes since most people think of snow at Christmas


wingsolittletimewing 3 yrs ago


wild release with photo

2. Jack's Story (Nightmare Before CHRISTMAS) -


9. Zanna's Gift a Christmas theme
10. A Simple Christmas


4. Christmas is Murder ( ), wild release, photo.

5. Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays ( ), wild release, photo.


7. Murder With All the TRIMMINGS:


9. The GIFT of CHRISTMAS: A Handful of GOLD/A Drop of FRANKINCENSE/ A Touch of MYRRH


wild release with photo

3. Christmas Cheers! -


35. CHRISTMAS in My Heart
36. The CHRISTMAS Train
37. The Other WISE MAN
38. Mr. Miracle -- Christmas cover, takes place at Christmas
39. Skipping CHRISTMAS
43. A Cedar Cove CHRISTMAS
44. CHRISTianity in Today's World
45. CHRISTian Discipline



48. The CHRISTMAS Letters
49. A Love Worth GIVING to You at CHRISTMAS
51. MIRACLES for Friends -- Christmas is a miracle
53. ANGEL Lane -- also Christmas picture on cover


54. A SHEPHARD Looks at Psalm 23
55. The Case For CHRIST
56. Seven Questions JESUS Asked


16. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber [CHRIST in/and CHRISTMAS, and CHRISTMAS TREE...and the address is CHRISTMAS DAY 12/25 ; )]

Wild Released "Christmas Tree Lane" on "Christmas Tree Lane" (a double-sided aisle with several different styles of Christmas Trees set up on each side) on the branch of a very expensive ($699.98 and definitely not in my budget on any level) albeit gorgeous 800 light 9 ft tall 5' wide Flocked (for the "Let It Snow" Bonus Story) Ponderosa Pine with a Blue, White, and Red card showing three different colored Labradors (a Black, a Chocolate, and a Golden...I owned and miss more than one Black, and a Chocolate) and a 40% off any regular priced item Hobby Lobby coupon.


14 The Shadow of Your Smile - MARY Higgins Clark

15 A Gingerbread Café CHRISTMAS - Rebecca Raisin

16 A Cosy CHRISTMAS Tea Shop - CAROLine Roberts

17 Mystery in White: A CHRISTMAS Crime Mystery - J Jefferson Fajeon (second copy released)


6. The CHRISTMAS Thief ( ), wild release, photo.


wingJackie700wing 3 yrs ago
Release #8
8. A Midnight Clear - Stories for the Christmas Season by Katherine Paterson


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release 4 Unfinished Business by CAROL Smith


Last in the stash, I think, unless more turn up
11. a very merry CHRISTMAS
12. O Little Town of Glory (Christmas setting)
13. a treasury of CHRISTMAS miracles
14. CHRISTMAS unwrapped


3. Life In A Medieval Castle by JOSEPH Gies and Frances Gies
4. A Knights Bridge CHRISTMAS by Carla Neggers


7. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim ( ), for the essay "Six to Eight Black Men," about Christmas customs in different countries. Wild release, photo.


15. the guardian by NICHOLAS sparks


18 SNOW ANGELS - James Thompson

19 Buried ANGELS - Camilla Lackberg

20 CHRISTMAS at Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

21 CHRISTMAS at Lilac Cottage - HOLLY Martin

22 East End ANGEL - CAROL Rivers

23 SNOWdrops - A D Miller


57. A voice for the Dead by James STARrs -- the Star of Christmas


16. Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy

Words NIGHT for Christmas Night, and STAR for Star of Bethlehem in Title, and because the story is set in Greece...PEACE and GOODWILL...with lots of HUGS to the people and families in Greece and Turkey affected by the recent Earthquake there on the Greek Island of KOS. ; ) XO

SIDE NOTE: Released notes have been made for the Christmas in July Books listed above that were delivered to the Assisted Living Facility for their Christmas in July Celebration on July 25th. ; )


What a nice thing to do.


58. Escape From the Red Comet -- red - one of the Christmas colors
59. The 13th Gift -- Gift; also, story takes place at Christmas time with the gifts given to go along with the 12 Days of Christmas song (a true story)


27 - The Scarletti Curse
by CHRISTine Feehan

28 - The CHRISTMAS Town

29 - Skipping CHRISTMAS: A Novel

30 - Mooseltoe [Christmas decorations on the cover]

31 - Jolly Old SANTA CLAUS

32 - The Berenstain Bears Meet SANTA Bear

33 - Home for the Holidays [Christmas tree on cover]

34 - Peppa Pig: Peppa's CHRISTMAS Wish


36 - An Island CHRISTMAS

37 - Magic Tree House # 29: CHRISTMAS in Camelot


39 - A Ticklish CHRISTMAS on Sesame Street

40 - A Garfield CHRISTMAS

41 - The CHRISTMAS Mystery: A Detective Luc Moncrief Story [CONTROLLED RELEASE]


43 - A Touch of Crimson: A Renegade ANGELS Novel

44 - The Texan's CHRISTMAS

45 - YULETIDE Abduction


46 - A CHRISTMAS Scandal

47 - The HOLIDAY Triplets [Christmas tree on the cover]

48 - A Cowboy CHRISTMAS

49 - Winter Street [It's a Christmas novel - see JE for blurb.]

50 - An Outlaw's CHRISTMAS

51 - CHRISTMAS on My Mind

52 - CHRISTMAS in Montana

53 - The CHRISTMAS Gift Orphan Train by CHRISTine Baker Kline


1- jours avant Noël)
2- (La croisière de Noël, le mystère de Noël)
3- (Merry Christmas)



wild release with photo

4. The Special Guest: A Christmas Story -


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release #5



The Xmas Factor by Annie Sanders


Hugs from Heaven the Christmas Story


wingJackie700wing 3 yrs ago
Release #9
9. A Redbird Christmas - Fannie Flagg




Congratulations, Plum-crazy!





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