Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017 Christmas Spirit #ReadingChallenge - Sign Up! #truexmasspirit

Yikes! This starts next week. I'm constantly trying to stay up to speed. Seems there's never enough time to get everything done...but I digress...

Welcome to the 2017 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge! 

As usual, there are multiple levels for participation, like children's books and watching Christmas movies AND the Christmas Spirit Readathon (with a twist!) is back again this year. Keep reading for details!

Details and sign up:
  • challenge will run from Monday, November 20, 2017 through Saturday, January 6, 2018, Twelfth Night (or Epiphany for the Christians among us). 
  • cross over with other challenges is totally permitted AND encouraged! 
  • These must be Christmas novels, books about Christmas lore, a book of Christmas short stories or poems, books about Christmas crafts, and for the first time...a children's Christmas books level! 

--Candy Cane: read 1 book
--Mistletoe: read 2-4 books
--Christmas Tree: read 5 or 6 books (this is the fanatic level...LOL!)

Additional levels:

--Fa La La La Films: watch a bunch or a few Christmas's up to you!
--Visions of Sugar Plums: read books with your children this season and share what you read

*the additional levels are optional, you still must complete one of the main reading levels above

  • The Christmas Spirit Readathon is back again this year (with a twist!). I'll be hosting once again over at Seasons of Reading also starting Monday, November 20 and running through Sunday, December 3! Yes, it's now two weeks long! Details and sign-up can be found HERE.
  • the most important rule? Have fun!!! 
  • I will have a review linky posted as a page the day the challenge starts. You will find it at the top of the right sidebar. 
  • Sign up in the linky below (link to your post with your reading can change up your list during the challenge...I just want to be able to stop by to welcome you and see what you plan to read).
One final note: The giveaway once again this year will be a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a human rights organization, such as the ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, Planned Parenthood, or another human rights organization of your choice, perhaps your local chapter or organization. This giveaway is open internationally.

I hope you will join me!

Grab a button with the grab code below, or save it from the right sidebar. And don't forget to check out the Readathon details at Seasons of Reading!

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(One final note...join me here at Christmas Spirit for my annual Sharing the Joy event for all kinds of Christmas fun during the reviews, music, baking, crafts, literature, Christmas Around the World, and more!)

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Always in spirit...


  1. Yay! I'm in. Thanks for hosting this each year!

  2. I'm in, as usual! I linked my blog because I don't have my list together yet, but I know I have several Christmas books upstairs that I bought at our Library Book Sale this fall. I just have to go up there and get them, so I will update my list when I get a chance to do that. Thank you for all you do to bring Christmas to the world and ME!

  3. I'm in. I'm going try to get at least two books.

  4. Can't wait for this. Have a few books and movies on my tbr list already

  5. I added a new linky. The Christmas Scary Spirit post was overloaded and unwieldy. This one has my expected reading list.

  6. I didn't find a 2017 Review Link-up. Is there one?


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