Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gratitude Giveaways Nov. 17th-27th

Welcome to Christmas TV History blog.  I'm the author of two books about Christmas television entertainments:

Tis the Season TV: The Encyclopedia of Christmas-themed Episodes, Specials and TV Movies (2010)

and The Christmas TV Companion: A Guide to Cult Classics, Strange Specials and Outrageous Oddities (2009).

In gratitude to the readers of my blog, I'm giving away a signed, hardbound copy of the new book The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts.  

Click HERE to see my review of the book.  
Click HERE to see my post about a previous Sheila Roberts book that was adapted for the Christmas TV movie On Strike for Christmas.

To qualify for the book giveaway:
--follow this blog through Google Friend Connect (along the right hand side of the blog)
--and comment below: tell me your favorite animated Christmas TV special

This giveaway for North American residents only.  On Nov. 28th, I'll use to generate a number from the total number of qualifying comments below to select a winner.  Make sure your Google Friend Connect identity includes an email address--or leave an email address with your comment below.  Good luck!

To discover new blogs and to enter other giveaways in the Gratitude Giveaway, follow the links below in this HUGE blog hop.  (This blog is #252 of 318 participating blogs--whew! that's a lot of free stuff!)
Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting this giveaway :)


  1. WOW! That is a lot of blogs!!!

    My favorite special is probably Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I know it's loved by so many, but there is a good reason. Just reminds me of my childhood and also now of raising my own kids.

    But really, there are so many good ones to chose from!

  2. Great giveaway, thanks.

    Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer is hands down the best holiday show.

    GFC- Christine A.
    your1chef at aol dot com

  3. GReat Giveaway!

    Rudolph the Red Nose Raindeer!

    GFC = Katharyn

    katvela12345 AT

  4. Oh, great giveaway!

    My fav would be Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)

    GFC Follower - Kiki Howell Author

  5. Charlie Brown's Christmas is my favorite.
    I am a gfc follower

  6. I loved Frosty the Snowman! Would love to win this book! GFC follower.
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!

  7. My favorite animated Christmas show is The Polar Express.

    Follow your blog via GFC. (ColleenM)

    Much thanks for the fun giveaway!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  8. Thanks for your giveaway.

    GFC follower-judy

    Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, I have watched that with my children and my grandchildren!!!


  9. Thanks for the giveaway!
    mariamusings at gmail dot com

    Can I vote for all of them? I probably enjoy the Peanuts' Christmas special the best.

  10. Thx for the giveaway and
    Santa Clause is coming to town..actually almost any from that era!
    gfc follow jacque stengel
    twinmomx5 at gmail dot com

  11. Oh wow! How can I pick just one?? I love Frosty The Snowman, The Year Without a Santa Clause, Santa Clause is Coming to Town, The Polar Express...there's so many! We watch them all! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    GFC - The Happy Booker

    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  12. I follow on GFC (mamie316) and my ultimate favorite Christmas show is Rudolph. I refuse to buy it because there is something so special about watching it the night it airs. I'm a sucker for Christmas shows and sappy Christmas movies :)


  13. My favorite Christmas special is The Year Without A Santa Claus.
    GFC Follower: Kayla27

  14. My favorite animated special is the classic Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.


  15. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite i think is Santa Claus is coming to town. If that's the one where santa gets married to the red head in the end. It is cute!
    GFC Kelly Fox
    delivery.RN at gmail dot com

  16. My favorite is always Frosty The Snowman. I have watched that one since I was a child. Thanks for the great giveaway!! (:
    GFC follower: KimS.
    truebloodfan AT rock DOT com

  17. My favorite is the Peanuts Christmas special.

  18. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! Follow you via GFC roxanna jolly roxannajolly at gmail dot com

  19. Thanks for hosting. My favorite animated Christmas show is Peanuts
    I follow you through GFC (melatc)
    melatc at gmail dot com

  20. Hi! New follower here! I would have to say our favorite animated Christmas show would have to be the grinch stole christmas with Charlie brown coming in second

  21. Thanks for participating in the giveaway. My favorite animated Christmas movie is The Grinch who Stole Christmas - the original version.

    GFC follower (Squeak)

    Dorothy - The Alaskan Bookie
    Blog ~
    Twitter ~
    Email ~ Squeak.ak (at)

  22. I follow you on GFC. I’m Missy Lynnh

    My favorite animated Christmas special is Charlie Browns Christmas

    mlynnh5 at gmail dot com

  23. Thanks for the giveaway! My favourite animated Christmas TV special is Frosty the Snowman...I still get weepy-eyed when Frosty melts! Love it!!

    GFC Darlene
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  24. Anything with Charlie Brown is my favorite. :) There's lots of great ones!

    GFC - Manda

  25. Thank you for participating in this fun Thanksgiving event. I love A Charlie Brown Christmas, but my all time favorite is A Christmas Carol. I saw an animated version that was not really a cartoon in the sense that Charlie Brown is, but it was awesome and I look for it every year hoping to watch it again :)
    GFC - Denise Zaky

  26. Love frosty! Awesome giveaway!! Thanks!

    GFC holly wright
    Hollybwright atcomcastdotnet

  27. Many thanks I like A Christmas Carol ^_^

    GFC Follower: kimyunalesca

  28. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I follow on GFC as Suz and I would love to win! I like all of the animated Christmas TV specials but my favorite is the Charlie Brown Christmas.

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  29. Thanks so much for the chance! Wow. I LOVE Christmas Specials. I LOVE Charlie Brown Christmas special and Rodolph the red nose reindeer with the island of misfit toys! And of course The Grinch!

    GFC follower Angie MacIntyre

  30. I would say my favorite is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The kids love it also! Thanks for the great giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving!

    GFC-Mary @SweepingMe
    mary_reiss @

  31. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Rudolph the rednosed reindeer is my favorite:)

    GFC: Kristy Wilson

  32. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Following gfc ashleylittlehandprintsdaycare
    My favorite animated is Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer :)

  33. This book looks wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Nothing beats "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  34. Thanks for the giveaway! My fav is A Charlie Brown Christmas! It shows what a tortured soul Charlie Brown is!

  35. I follow via GFC.

    I have a lot of favorite holiday shows including the Charlie Brown Christmas but my newest favorite is Prep and Landing!

  36. Thank you for the excellent giveaway. I hope you have a happy and safe holiday season. My favorite holiday show is How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the original.

    GFC follow as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  37. GFC - Gloria
    I love the message in the Charlie Brown special. I'd love to read this book. Thanks!

    geschumann at live dot com

  38. I follow you publicly on gfc and my favorite is Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer

    nblexp (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. I love the Polar Express
    gfc as Helen
    helldog3 at

  40. It's a tossup for me between How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    GFC follower - Andrea I


  41. I like the grinch
    GFC follow
    Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  42. honestly i love the classics i like the grinch and charlie brown my fav tho is frosty somethin about him cominga live and yellin happy birthday is soo adorable

    i follow as SiNn


  43. GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom Thank you for the awesome chance to win! I love the Smurfs!

  44. Mickey's Christmas Carol. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway! Happy holidays!

    GFC: Jasmine Marie
    thebookishmama at gmail dot com

  45. Thank you for the giveaway!

    GFC Follower: Danah

  46. GFC Paula Lee
    jandplee at att dot net

    I'll have to go with Rudolph with Frosty in a close 2nd.

    Thank you!

  47. I follow you via GFC (sweepingtheusa)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    I love Frosty the Snowman!

    sweepingtheusa at gmail dot com

  48. I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas. GFC/cheryllynne cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

  49. I love Charlie Brown's Christmas.
    gfc (Ruth

  50. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! My favorite animated Christmas show is "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"! For me, that's when the Christmas holiday season begins! I’m a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3).

  51. Hi!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    My FAVORITE animated movie is "The Polar Express"!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!
    Thanks again!
    Merry Christmas!
    Laurie Carlson
    laurieisreading at gmail dot com
    I'm GLAD you have The Walton's at the TOP of your blog! I've bookmarked your site and their site. I want SOOOOOO bad to see this!!! There is NO possible way I can. BUMMER! WHY didn't they put it on TV??? UGH!!!

  52. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a GFC follower.

  53. I am following your blog. Thank you


  54. gfc follower as Robin Blankenship

    robinblankenship at gmail dot com

    Frosty is my fave

  55. Congratulations to Manda! She was randomly selected as the winner using's random number generator. Thanks to everyone who entered :)