About Christmas TV History

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Book & DVD Giveaway!

Welcome to Christmas TV History blog.  I'm the author of two non-fiction 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).  

Don't hesitate to stop back any time of year to recall some of your favorite memories from old Christmas TV episodes, specials and movies, or perhaps discover a new one.

I'd like to giveaway one prize:
--a signed copy of Tis the Season TV (an 800 page encyclopedia with over 3000 entries about Christmas TV programming).  Check out the Amazon listing.
--a set of 3 DVDs: the trilogy of TV movies based on the best-selling books by author Donna Van Liere.  These movies include 2002's The Christmas Shoes, 2005's The Christmas Blessing and 2009's The Christmas Hope.  All 3 DVDs are brand new, factory sealed.  I know, how awesome is THAT?

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

This giveaway is for North American residents only.  This runs from Friday, Sept. 28--Sunday, Sept 30.  On Oct. 1st, I'll use random.org 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 book blogs and to enter other giveaways in the Blogfest Giveaway, follow the links below in this blog hop.  Thanks again to www.ajourneyofbooks.com

The main list of participating blogs is at: www.ajourneyofbooks.com

Please hop to the five following book blogs to continue the sequence.  Good luck and have fun discovering new and exciting blogs!  Who doesn't love giveaways?

The Book Pushers
Into the Mystic
Ravishing Romances
Alexia Banks


  1. My favorite Christmas animated specials....1). The Grinch. 2). A Charlie Brown Christmas and 3). One I haven't seen in forever, but loved as a kid....not even sure of the name of it...but it had the Heat Miser and the Snow Miser in it...and a catchy tune to go along with those two characters....

    1. You're thinking of The Year Without A Santa Claus :-)

  2. That's certainly a tough choice, but I'd have to go with A Cosmic Christmas which originally aired on the CBC in 1977. I loved it then and I still love it now.

  3. My favorite animated special is "Twas the Night" it has the clockmaker and the little mouse in the movie. I don't see it played on tv anymore, but I still love it.

  4. My favorite special will always be Charlie Brown's Christmas, tho I also love Twas the Night, and they NEVER show it anymore.

  5. Wow what a great giveaway! My favorite hmmm hard to choose but I would say Charlie Brown's Christmas or Rudolph.

    I followed thru GFC - "Tara"

    My contact email: davidandtara@hotmail.com

    Thank you for the chance!


  6. Another vote for Charlie Brown.
    annarudow at gmail dot com
    GFC as Linda

  7. My first introduction to Charles Dickens is still my favorite animated Christmas classic, Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol.

  8. I would have to say The Nightmare Before Christmas lol
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  9. GFC: Julie Witt
    My favorite animated special will always be Rudolph! I still get excited every year to watch it on TV with my kids:)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  10. What a fun giveaway! :)

    My favorite animated special is either The Grinch or Rudolph. We never miss them!

    GFC: mariehahn13
    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

  11. I love Christmas, and Christmas shows especially. My favorite is the Rankin/Bass "'Twas The Night Before Christmas"!

    "Christmas chimes are calling Santa, Santa!
    Every heart recalling Santa, Santa!"

    mickeyjca at aol dot com

  12. Probably Santa Claus is coming to Town. Love it!

    GFC--The True Book Addict

    Thanks for the chance!

  13. Hi! My favorite is Santa Claus in Coming to Town. Thank you for the awesome giveaway and fun hop!
    GFC: shadow_kohler

  14. I've always loved "A Cosmic Christmas". Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  16. Congratulations to Cassandra who was picked as the winner of this giveaway. Thanks to everyone for playing along :)