Saturday, December 1, 2012

Welcome, Angie Dobson! Week One of the "Holly Jolly Blog Tour"

Welcome, Angie Dobson! Week One of the "Holly Jolly Blog Tour"

Today I am so excited! Not only do we kick-off the Awe-Struck Authors Holly Jolly Blog Tour, but my first visitor is the fabulous reviewer, Angie Dobson! (She is also a lucky rep for Lindt, the best chocolate in the whole wide world!)
Welcome, Angie!

Thanks for stopping by Regina's blog to spend a bit of time getting to know me!  I am Angie Dobson, reviewer.  I spend most of time being a mom to a 9 month old girl, who is getting ready for her first Christmas - today we get to meet Santa for the first time!  I also work full time in the office of a gift shop manufacturer - can we say chaos this time of year?  I am also a rep for a direct sales company called Lindt Chocolates - but enough about my day to day life, let's talk about my favorite things for this post!

What is your favorite holiday novel - and why? Movie?

I tend to be traditional - Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber has to be my very first choice, and I re read it almost every year!  I love Mrs. Merkle and how she brings magic back into the lives of a family that touches hearts.  Ms. Macomber is a talented author who will always be on my favorites list - her first novel came out when I was only 5, and she is still writing strong, this makes her amazing in my book!  My favorite Christmas movie will always be Charlie Brown's Christmas - something about that tree, just makes me smile! 

Let us know your favorite holiday tradition that you cherish in your home. And what holiday tradition do you find fascinating, even though you might not do it at your house? (That might be another culture.)

This one is easy for me! My absolute favorite tradition is getting to open one gift on Christmas Eve - as an adult, I realize my parents always let us open the one THEY picked, but somehow it seemed our choice - yet it was always Pajamas to wear while we waited on Santa!  I will never know how they pulled it off so long, but I hope to continue it with my daughter starting this year!

Something I find fascinating is British Santa Sacks!  My husband grew up in England (as did his entire family for generations!) and each year all of their gifts were in HUGE sacks under the tree!  Instead of stockings, they left sacks for Father Christmas!  They also got to go to a pantomime every year!  Both of these traditions I hope to incorporate into our holiday this year, while we travel to England with my daughter for her first Christmas!  Now we just have to figure out how to get her past Father Christmas this year, and Santa coming at home the following year for the next dozen years until she figures out who really wraps her gifts!


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  1. Angie, thank you so much for sharing your holiday favorites with us! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday :-)

  2. How nice to meet you, Angie, and what a fun time for you with your little daughter. Sacks at Christmas sound like lots of fun. Our favorite tradition would have to be going to the midnight service at our church. It's lifts our spirits so much and takes our hearts to that first Christmas when we light the candles one at a time to the soft singing of Silent Night.
    I think their favorite food is my pecan pie, but our favorite chocolate candy is Lindt, for sure. I don't know how you keep from eating it all.

  3. Hi Gail,
    How true, how true! Those Lindt chocolates are absolutely the best lol!

    Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind comments. Midnight Mass and the candles and carols are so moving :-)

    But I'm interested in your pecan pie!

  4. Hi Angie and Gina,
    Lindt is my favorite chocolate. If I'm going to indulge, Lindt is what I want!

    I hope your little one has a merry first Christmas!

  5. Hi Angie,
    That is so wonderful about your little one. We have our first grandson to share Christmas with so feel so blessed. He will be one in January. Isn't it amazing how one minute they are a newborn and suddenly grow and develop into this amazing little person? I loved learning about your Christmas traditions and your husband's. That will be wonderful to include some from his childhood traditions.

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas! I enjoyed this interview - great questions, Gina! Oh, our tradition is always to open one gift on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas morning.

  6. Thank you for sharing about yourself with us. I also love Mrs. Mrs, Miracle. I love Debbie Macomber's books and especially any that have to do with Christmas.

    I must admit that I have only recently heard of Lindt chocolates and have never eaten them yet.


  7. Enjoyed reading the comments.
    One of my favorite traditions is to bake cookies and other goodies for my neighbors. We have a goodies and recipes exchange. I have gotten some wonderful recipes during the years. Oh, and wonderful neighbors, too.

  8. Gina and Angie-wonderful story,British treats are very good to eat!!!!!Lindt chocolates are very good also!!!REGARDS BEN SMITH

  9. ANGIE/thanks for visiting Gina" s Blog.She is a great writer and even a better friend.I am originally from England so this story is great!!!!
    Keep up the good work!!!REGARDS BEN SMITH

  10. Enjoyed reading the comments. I am always looking for new authors to read.

  11. Our tradition is watching 'Elf' every year. I never get tired of that one!