Monday, November 25, 2013

Rudolph Day and Sharing the Joy Kick Off!

It's that time of year again! Time for us to share the joy of Christmas. It's not just the presents and what people deem to be the commercial side of things. If we can look past all that, we can recognize the truth of giving, sharing friendship, the love of our families and spending time with them and all the fun that goes along with it. The sites and sounds of don't have to be rich or spend a lot of money to enjoy them. There's free holiday music on the radio and on the online stations and there are plenty of free Christmas light displays in our local neighborhoods to marvel upon. Seeing my sons' eyes light up at the sites is enough to make my season bright! Every year, I try to do my small part in spreading the spirit around with Sharing the Joy here on The Christmas Spirit.  I really hope you enjoy it this year!

What do I have in store for you this year?  Giveaways, guest posts, book reviews, movie reviews, recipes, poems, literature, music, crafts...if it's Christmas, it will be here! Also, my Christmas Around the World posts will be back this year to continue sharing Christmas traditions and customs of foreign countries.

I invite any authors or bloggers out there who love Christmas to contribute a guest post, if you would like.  It can be anything Christmas-y...a story, poem, top ten lists, favorite things, share pics of your Christmas decor, etc., etc.  If you would like to contribute, please contact me via the form which can be accessed at the top of the right sidebar.

In honor of kicking off today, I'm giving away a Blu-Ray copy of The Bible, the History Channel original mini-series!

From Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett comes The Bible — an epic 10-part miniseries retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic television event is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family.

Please note: Some scenes that were shown when The Bible aired may not be included in this release. These missing scenes are an artistic choice, not a defect. (from Amazon)

Enter the giveaway on the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. Open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

Don't forget about the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge. It just started last Friday so you still have time to sign up. You can get all the details at this POST.

For those of you already participating in the challenge, I am posting a page with a review linky at the top of the right sidebar. I would like to try something new this year. I would love to feature a review (or two) from each one of you this year here on The Christmas Spirit. Please contact me via the form (top right sidebar) and let me know which review you would like me to feature from the linky. Of course, I will link back to you and give you full credit. 

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Always in spirit...


  1. Thanks so much for this giveaway! I am definitely looking forward to spending time with family this Christmas (and of course lots of holiday-themed reading!) :)

  2. My favorite book and story in the Bible is the story of Esther! It is so beautiful! God uses ordinary people for extraordinary things.

  3. MaryKate SullivanJuly 4, 2015 at 7:05 AM

    This is definitely the best time of the year :) I love being close to my family and friends and seeing people I don't get to see that often the rest of the year.
    What a great giveaway! Thank you, Michelle! I think my favorite Bible story would have to be the story of the creation. When I was little I would try to make sense of God making the universe out of nothing and it used to boggle my mind (still does if I think about it too hard ;))


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