Entangled Under the Mistletoe Holiday Blog Hop

Posted Dec 7 2012, 7:47 am in , , , ,


Welcome to the Entangled Under the Mistletoe Blog Hop! The Holiday Season is upon us, and that means lots of awesome—and a little bit of chaos, too. I thought I’d share a few of the wonderful things I loved about the holiday—and a few I could live without.


What I love…

1. The food. I’m Italian, so pretty much every holiday involves crazy amounts of awesome food. I have pictures of holiday tables decked out with the most amazing dishes you can possible imagine. Sweet potato pie flanked by mashed potatoes with melted cheese and steaming corn bread pudding. Beef roasts and golden brown turkeys. Pies and cakes decorated in reds and greens. Hmm. I’m hungry now!

2. The family and friends. They don’t call it the busiest travel day of the year for nothing. Family and friends come from all over to sit down together in peaceful reflection. It’s the perfect time to remember and be thankful for all the blessings in life we normally take for granted.

3. The memories. Anytime family and friends gather for a holiday, memories are made. There was the first Christmas morning with your husband (or wife). You fumbled through making your very first holiday meal, everyone insisting it was fantastic. Or the year your cousin proposed to his girlfriend using three sing-grammers dressed as reindeer. And no one will forget the year you decorated the entire house from top to bottom. Everything from handmade winter inspired table cloth, to scattered snowflakes on the floor.


What I hate…

1. The food. There’s so much of it—and it all looks amazing. You eat and eat and eat until your clothing no longer fits and mashed potatoes start running from your ears. Friday rolls around, and guess what? The food is still there! Each time you open the fridge it’s calling to you. It reappears on the dinner table over and over again for the next week. Like a nightmare… It never frigging ends…

2. The family and friends. They invade your house like locusts…consuming anything and everything that’s not nailed down. They break your stuff, terrorize your pets, and clog your toilet with things that would make Clive Barker run away screaming.

3. The memories. (aka the nightmares) Who wouldn’t want to remember the year drunk uncle Carmine set fire to the living room rug in an attempt to burn out Satan? Or the time crazy aunt Gia ran naked through the house with her eyes closed screaming Marco Polo? And you know you’ll never forget your cousin’s twelve year old twins taking a leak on the fake potted fern because it looked like it needed a drink.

All in all, I really can’t complain. Much. I love the holidays and I love my family—burning carpets and clogged toilets included. So how about you? What do you love (or hate) about the holidays?

Don’t forget to check out what the other Entangled authors participating in the hop are giving away! Seriously. There’s some swaggage that even Santa will be jealous of!

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49 responses to “Entangled Under the Mistletoe Holiday Blog Hop”

  1. Kelsey Ketch says:

    My favorite part of this season is finally getting some real time to be with my family. 🙂

  2. Amy Fournier says:

    My daughter is my favorite thing about the holidays. I love how happy and excited she is about it all. It makes the holidays so much more enjoyable to see the joy it brings her. 
    booklovingme AT gmail DOT com

  3. Sandy says:

    I love baking a batch of cookies, the only time of the year I bake!

  4. Aanchal G. says:

    Being able to spend time with the family

  5. Cynthia Bolasina says:

    The food (so much, so yummy, and it takes the whole day to make!), the family fighting over where we all sit, and simple things like that… and the kids running around like crazy! But their faces when they open presents… nothing compares to that. That’s my favorite moment by far!

  6. I enjoy spending time with my family and having the chance to read! This semester of school has been so busy that I have hardly read. Listening to the rain and reading under a blanket will be wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Irene says:

    It’s always about the food and the laughs from hearinf tales of Christmas past.

  9. Revy says:

    The food is definitely the best part.

  10. A Barley says:

    The best part of the holidays is… the food… and the cheese*

    *cheese is so much more than food

  11. A.J. says:

    The food and gifts. 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Dianne says:

    Favorite part = FOOOOOODD! 😀
    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

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  14. Natasha says:

    My favorite part is decorating and spending time with my family.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Lili says:

    I really just love spending time with the family. It’s one of the few times we’re all together and happy since my parent’s separation. I am DYING for Toxic, so thank you for the chance to win!

  16. KimberlyFDR says:

    My favorite part is spending time with family!

  17. JackieW says:

    I like most everything about the Holiday season…especially the parties.

  18. Leticya says:

    I like picking out our christmas tree 🙂

  19. Natalie says:

    My favourite part of Christmas is making gingerbread houses.

  20. Lindsey says:

    I love the long break from school!

  21. ephrielle m says:

    I love purchasing the stocking stuffers. Probably since I can’t wait to eat them. 🙂

  22. Lucy D. Briand says:

    My favorite part of the holiday season is sitting around the tree with my family and seeing all the smiles when they open the gifts I got them no matter how small

  23. Van P. says:

    My favorite part of the holiday is time off from school, spending time with friends and family and all the holiday food! 🙂

  24. Gaby Oretsev says:

    Putting the Christmas tree and all the lights

  25. Liz Semkiu says:

    I hate that stores start pushing Christmas on the shoppers starting at Halloween. I love the family time, decorations and the food!

  26. My favorite thing about the holiday season is how happy it is. You know that song, “It’s the hap–happiest season of aaaaall”? It’s kind of like that. Plus, I like giving people gifts. It’s just my thing. 🙂

  27. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I need books for the holiday break! My fav thing about the holidays is all the yummy foods!

  28. Bn100candg says:

    I like the decorations.


  29. Kristin says:

    I love getting together with my family 🙂 It’s the only time of year that we fly from all over to get together.
    booksniffersanonymous at gmail dot com

  30. Ellen Thompson says:

    Getting together with family and seeing the excitement of the kids about every part of the holiday from the decorating to the opening of the presents.

  31. Ki Pha says:

    Being with family and just having a day of relaxation.

  32. Kym says:

    I enjoy spending time with my kids..baking cookies, making gingerbread houses, decorating the tree…the family time is what I love.

    Merry Christmas !~Kymflwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

  33. Tcleis says:

    I enjoy getting together with family, christmas music, decorating the house!

  34. Jen says:

    I love the Christmas specials on tv. I admit I get sucked into Lifetime and Hallmark feel good movies and ABCFamilys Days of Christmas

  35. JOYE says:

    I love the smells during this time of year-the Christmas tree,the lit fireplace. the candies and all the baked goodies, the candles and the sweet smell of success that i gave a gift the person wanted.

  36. Julianne says:

    The thing I hate most is when the stores start playing Christmas music right after Halloween. I know it’s a marketing technique, I’ve worked retail 20 some odd years. It makes me a humbug very quickly.  I love decorating the tree and making cookies and spending time with my family. That time together is priceless.

  37. Jamie Baker says:

    I love the music, the weather (when it’s cold), the smells.  And I love to watch my little boy’s face when he sees all the sights and sounds of the season.

  38. godan2 says:

    the big holiday dinner is my fav part – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  39. Rhiviews says:

    *giggling SO hard* I’m a geek for all the decorations and traditions. My husband’s family is huge but all live far away so one of his cousins usually comes and stays with us for Christmas. It’s something I look forward to every year since most of my cousins are WAY younger than I am. It’s nice to celebrate with someone who can appreciate a change in menu or why you need a bottle of Bailey’s every year or why you only want the latest Sons of Anarchy season on Bluray and not some damn fluffy pink slippers or kitchen gadgets. lol

    Happy holidays Jus!

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