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This is the December "Christmas" seasonal holiday release challenge - note the date change this year!

The brief 2019 rules:
❄ This challenge runs from December 1st to December 31st (because I wanted an extra weekend to release!
❄ 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!

 

controlled
THANK YOU for hosting this FUN ONE again, NancyNova...and for including controlled releases so that the RABCKS I.SO.LOVE to send will count!!!😉

 

winghyphen8wing 3 mos ago
decembrish
Hm. New Year's _Eve_ is in December...

 

Hm. New Year's _Eve_ is in December...

sure is, if you have one of those titles with all the words.

 

Hm. New Year's _Eve_ is in December...

sure is, if you have one of those titles with all the words.

I was thinking more of the setting. Not that I have any at the moment, but..who knows?

 

Hm. New Year's _Eve_ is in December...

sure is, if you have one of those titles with all the words.

I was thinking more of the setting. Not that I have any at the moment, but..who knows?

yeah that too. you never know what will turn up.

 

I did a quick pre-snowstorm release run to get started on the December challenges.

1. Miracle on 34th Street ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15764566/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

2. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15321868/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

1 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15770072/ Confessions of a Bitter Secret SANTA
2 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15770076/ Applesauce and the CHRISTMAS Miracle
3 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15770077/ Merry CHRISTMAS, Rugrats!

 

1. An Angel came to Nazareth, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15739992

 

LFL release with photo

1. The Snow Bride - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15748239
Christmas-themed romance

 

2. The Story of Christmas, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15734786

NOTE: I mistakenly made release notes for the wrong book. The book that I actually did release was caught! I have corrected the link here to point to the correct book.

 

3. Nutcracker ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15399990/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

4. Lark! The Herald Angels Sing ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15594583/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15777967
A CHRISTMAS Carol, by Charles Dickens

Also in Movie Books, D for December, What's in a Name, and NJABBIC.

 

In my mind it's a Christmas thing, but the story itself (Run, run, as fast as you can, etc.) doesn't have to do with any particular time of year.

 

In my mind it's a Christmas thing, but the story itself (Run, run, as fast as you can, etc.) doesn't have to do with any particular time of year.

sounds good to me

 

5. Gift of the Magi ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15321865/ ), wild release, photo.

 

 

 

6. Christmas on Ganymede ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15594625 ), controlled release, multiple challenges

 

The first book is a situation where I mistakenly made release notes for the wrong book. (I have corrected the notes as best I could):
The Story of Christmas according to St. Luke, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15734786
The journal entry that says the book was found in the forest and left in the hands of the siren means the book was found in Woods Coffee but left in a Starbucks whose logo is a mermaid.

Decemberish release #3:
The second book is a book that I released yesterday, December 8, 2019, and forgot to make release notes for it. It was left on a newspaper machine in front of the Bagelry on Railroad Avenue.
All Those Mothers at the Manger, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15746278

 

 

7. Carol of the Bells ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15710255 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

wingBasculawing 2 mos ago
#2

 

8. The Carols of Christmas ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15616044/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo

 

wingBasculawing 2 mos ago
#3

 

 

Released to various LFLs, with photos:

9. Joy to the World ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15754470/ ), multiple challenges

10. The Legend of Holly Claus ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15594854/ ), multiple challenges

11. A Christmas Homecoming ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15753535/ ), multiple challenges

 

wingBasculawing 2 mos ago
#4
Convenient Christmas Brides https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15699191

 

 

 

wingBasculawing 2 mos ago
#5
A Snow Country Christmas https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15781032
Left under a Christmas tree in a fellowship room where my mother lives.

 

1. The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15669195
2. The Christmas Box https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15669161

 

 

12. Twelve Days of Christmas ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15784824/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo

[Purely coincidental that this was my release #12!]

 

wingBasculawing 2 mos ago
#6
The Night Before Christmas (miniature edition) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15791048

 

1 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15778160/ Puppy CHRISTMAS

2 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15773514/ The Nine Lives of CHRISTMAS

3 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15774355/ JINGLE BELL Bark: A Melanie Travis Mystery [holiday-themed picture]

 

13 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15790899/ CHRISTMAS Angels
14 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15790915/ A Bride by CHRISTMAS / MISTLETOE Manoeuvres
15 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15790925/ A Puppy for CHRISTMAS
16 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15790932/ CHRISTMAS Wishes

 

wingBasculawing 2 mos ago
#7

 

13. Mystery in White: A Christmas-crime story ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15783930/ ), wild release, photo.

 

 

wingBasculawing 2 mos ago
#8

 

4. Last SNOW https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14891792
5. Winter Dream (Christmas tree on the cover) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15399563

 

Released to LFLs, with photos:

14. Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15702827/ ), multiple challenges

15. The Brick Testament: The Story of Christmas ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15793389/ ), multiple challenges

 

17 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15793655/ Mr Men: A CHRISTMAS Extravaganza
18 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15793658/ Those CHRISTMAS Angels

 

Christmas in Cedar Cove https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15765099

I think I'm out of holiday books!

 

 

4 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15774218/ What Happens Under the MISTLETOE [Christmas stories]

5 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15778150/ CHRISTMAS with a Cowboy

6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15778146/ Silver Town Wolf: Home for the Holidays [Christmas story and holiday decorations on the cover]

7 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15595245/ Dora's CHRISTMAS Adventure

8 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15773523/ CHRISTMAS Stories for Bedtime

9 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15773644/ Fairy School: A Fairy Merry CHRISTMAS

10 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15774358/ SANTA Paws, Our Hero [holiday-themed picture - decorated tree, Santa hat]

11 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15773516/ Goliath's CHRISTMAS

12 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15746977/ SANTA Paws [holiday-themed picture - decorated tree]

13 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15773529/ The Night Before CHRISTMAS

14 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15635526/ The CHRISTMAS Box Miracle

15 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15662655/ The CHRISTMAS Candle

16 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15773653/ Married Till CHRISTMAS

17 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15746952/ Gingerbread CHRISTMAS

18 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14125027/ Deck the Halls [holiday scene on the cover]

19 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15784164/ Arthur CHRISTMAS: Arthur to the Rescue

20 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15783975/ SANTA's New Suit

21 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15783967/ The HANUKKAH Hop!

22 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15783983/ Pee Wee Scouts: Rosy Noses, Freezing Toes [Christmas tree on the cover.]

23 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15784156/ Bad Pets Save CHRISTMAS!: True Holiday Tales

24 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15783774/ The CHRISTMAS Tree That Ate My Mother

25 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15747026/ American Country CHRISTMAS, 1990

26 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15782773/ A Cowboy for CHRISTMAS

27 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15784148/ A CHRISTMAS Wedding for the Cowboy

28 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15784200/ A Holiday To Remember [takes place at Christmas]

29 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15784152/ That CHRISTMAS Feeling

30 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15783988/ His CHRISTMAS Redemption

 

16. The Christmas Card Crime ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15784821/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

17. A Christmas Carol: The Junior Novel ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15795438/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo

 

 

 

18. Lark! The Herald Angels Sing! ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15797260/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo

 

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15779101
A CHRISTMAS Memory, One Christmas, & The Thanksgiving Visitor

Also in Movie Books, and What's in a Name.

 

19. Dashing Through the Snow ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15799435 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

20. Shepherds Abiding ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15594781/ ), wild release, photo.

 

21. The Blood Books, Vol. 3 (Blood Debt / Blood Bank) ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15800881/ ), wild release, photo. [This one's a bit of a stretch, but one of the short stories, "So This is Christmas," is an intriguing re-telling of "A Christmas Carol", with the characters coping with their own issues at Christmas time...]

And that's it for me; thanks for the challenge, and Happy New Year!

 

went AWOL. I think hyphen's gingerbread man ran away with them! So, going to pick through recent j/e's to see what I can recover.....

 

went AWOL.


Yikes!!! How did that happen?

 

went AWOL. I think hyphen's gingerbread man ran away with them! So, going to pick through recent j/e's to see what I can recover.....

Awww. Sorry about that. BAD gingerbread! :(

 

1. the CHRISTMAS wedding ring https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15115289
2. under the mistletoe https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15686033 Christmas stories
3. a texas CHRISTMAS wish https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13672348

 

4. little CHRISTMAS magic https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13363789
5. a mommy for CHRISTMAS https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12482489
6. Mistletoe Wishes https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13690799 Christmas stories
7. Montana Mistletoe https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910470 Christmas stories

 

 

31 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15781865/ The Diva Wraps It Up: A Domestic Diva Mystery [takes place during the Christmas holidays]

32 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15771570/ Leisure Arts Presents The Spirit of CHRISTMAS: Creative Holiday Ideas Book Eight

33 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15303959/ The Joy of a Peanuts CHRISTMAS: 50 Years of Holiday Comics

34 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15595246/ The Best CHRISTMAS Pageant Ever

35 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15635160 CHRISTMAS Poems, Stories, and Carols [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

36 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15562106/ Her Amish HOLIDAY Suitor [takes place at Christmas and Christmas decorations on cover]

37 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15800270/ Her Amish CHRISTMAS Choice

38 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15791749 The Amish CHRISTMAS Kitchen

 

wild releases with photos

2. Our Family CHRISTMAS Book - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15657889
3. What Child is This? (Christmas setting) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15657883
4. MERRY CHRISTMAS, from Biscuit - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15778838
5. The GINGERBREAD Man - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15779399
6. Nutcracker (Christmas setting) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15593081
7. The Nutcracker (Christmas setting) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15785711
8. Sam I Am (dreidel, Christmas tree/Hanukkah bush, menorah, & stocking on cover) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15795667

controlled release

9. Good Old Mom (Christmas setting) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15800616

 

39 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15791714/ CHRISTMAS at Carnton

40 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15791715/ CHRISTMAS Carols

41 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15752251/ Rooftop CHRISTMAS

42 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15791755/ Angels at CHRISTMAS

43 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15796824/ The Best CHRISTMAS Pageant Ever

44 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15799746/ CHRISTMAS Mommy

45 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15793843/ Cardwell CHRISTMAS Crime Scene & Secret of Deadman's Coulee

 

46 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15771545/ Small Town CHRISTMAS

47 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15800263/ A Tall, Dark Cowboy CHRISTMAS

48 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15791722/ The CHRISTMAS Wish

 

Would "Advent" qualify? I just released a book with "Adventure" in the title...so I'm asking in advance for next year (as if I'll remember then). ;)

 

Released on time. Posted late.

49 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15791751/ SANTA In Montana

50 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15800334/ The Return of SANTA Paws

~ the end ~

Thanks for another fun Christmas challenge.

 

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