Holiday Foreplay Wrap-Up & Final Giveaway

Posted December 24, 2011 by Carmel in / 70 Comments

Holiday Foreplay @ Rabid Reads

Wow! These past 24 days have just FLOWN by! Well, for me anyway. Today marks the end of Holiday Foreplay (sad, I know). I hope you enjoyed the event and its offerings. This is the first time I’ve ever undertaken something of this magnitude in the world of book blogging. There were a few bumps but overall I think I made out okay! Right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Holiday Foreplay couldn’t have been possible without all of the fab authors who participated so a big thank you goes out to all of these lovely peeps. You rock! And, of course, a million times thank you to my awesome followers both new and old. You’re what keeps me going!

All of the giveaways are open until January 2nd, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. So if you’re just hearing about this event now or aren’t entirely caught up; there’s still time! Good luck!

Ooh, and one more thing…

Enter to win a book of choice (max $10 CAD) from…

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

By leaving a comment with your e-mail address and answering the following question:

Are you finished your Xmas shopping?

This giveaway is international. Please read my Giveaway Policy before entering. You can gain one bonus entry by tweeting about this contest and leaving the URL in the comments.

CLOSED: Winners

I hope that your answer is no to my question but if not, my thoughts are with you. LOL

Happy Holidays! ๐Ÿ™‚

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70 responses to “Holiday Foreplay Wrap-Up & Final Giveaway

  1. Yes, I did finish my Christmas shopping couple of weeks ago. Fortunately most of it was done online to avoid insane crowds ๐Ÿ™‚
    And I think your even went splendid, Carmel! If there was a hitch I didn’t notice ๐Ÿ™‚
    impy80 at hotmail dot com

  2. This was a great event! You did an awesome job. Happy Holidays to you.

    Oh and I finished my shopping last night. LOL


  3. This event was really really great thanks you for this.

    i was hoping to finish my shopping yesterday ( in fact the day before but my order was posponed to yesterday) and when we when ” oh sorry it still in transit, next week!” GRr argggggggggg grr i hate that shop i won’t go there ever!!รง_รง
    so it’s finish but not complete i will hope to have the rest for new year but i’m not sure of that shop so…just hoping

    all the best and Merry Christmas to you


  4. No, I haven’t finished my Christmas shopping yet . Unfortunately, I was really busy for the past few weeks that I actually didn’t buy much things .I only managed to buy a pair of wedges today and after that I rushed to have my Christmas Eve dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ (I’m an international reader , so the time is different and it is Christmas NOW !!! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

    Thanks for the whole holiday foreplay giveaways ! ๐Ÿ˜€


  5. YES. I’m done and we actually had our Christmas last night. My hubby works retail (American Eagle) and he has to work today (BOOOO) so we opened our gifts early so that our 5 year old son could have all day today to play with his gifts from Santa.

    You did an AWESOME job with this event. I think you should have it again next year. ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you need help or a co-host let me know.

    thebooknympho AT gmail DOT com



  6. Yes, I have finished my Holiday shopping…as of yesturday. The crouds at the stores were insane! I am just happy happy happy I don’t have to try to shop today!

  7. Fantastic event!

    I did finish my Christmas shopping…about 30 minutes ago. I always think I’m done and then realize that I’ve forgotten someone and this forced me to go out and grab something this morning. Scary crowds…


  8. Yeah for the first time since I don’t know, I finish early this year! Super happy about that! Thanks for all your giveaway!



  9. Na

    Kinda…I’m heading out in the next hour or so because an unexpected person made it on my list at the last minute. Arghh so venturing out into the wild. Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. I am officially done with my Christmas shopping! Everything didn’t get here in time, of course, but that just gives the kids a few extra presents to open in January as they arrive! LOL

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  11. Yes I am done! Had one more stocking stuffer to pick up, and got that yesterday, so today is a kick back day with family, then midnight mass.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  12. Jet

    I finished all my Christmas shopping, luckily I didn’t hav to pick out too many hehehe The wrapping up part was the worst of it.


  13. Yes, I was done two or three days ago and already gave everyone their present, this year I’m really happy with what I found everyone :3
    Merry Christmas and thank you for this giveaway!

    eveningreen AT gmail DOT com

  14. I finished my Christmas shopping a couple of weeks ago.
    I amazed

    Thanks for the great event.
    Merry Christmas


  15. I thought I was done…until I remembered one gift that I completely forgot!! AHHH…*scrambles*

    deadtossedwaves at gmail

  16. I thought I had finished my Christmas shopping ten days ago but up until the 24th, I realized twice that I had forgotten a gift.

    So at last ! on the 24th I finished.

    Thanks for the giveaway and have a happy and relaxing holiday season.

    Carol T

    buddytho{at} gmail DOT com

  17. I did my christmas shopping quite late but I was glad to find everything.

    thanks for the giveaway and merry christmas!


  18. I ended up shopping for last minutes gifts on December 23rd. LOL

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year!


    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

  19. @kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews – Well done! I wish I’d shopped online more this year. Thanks for the kudos! ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Chrystal – Haha brave girl! ๐Ÿ˜›

    @Molly Gidson-Mee – LOL I was expecting mostly no’s on this question. You poor poor things!

    @Victoria – Grr! Darn shipping company lost one of my gifts too. ๐Ÿ™

    @June M. – Xmas is definitely a balancing act what with the economy the way it is… We just have to make do!

    @Amanda Bonilla – Thanks Amanda and well done on the shopping!

    @miki – What a pain! Merry Christmas!

    @Stephanie – Hehe congrats!

    @Gwen Ee – Ooh no! You poor girl! LOL Good luck in the giveaways!

    @Jennifer@The Book Nympho – I might take you up on your co-host offer! Merry Christmas!

    @sreis87 – I think I did alright in the Xmas gift giving department too. For once. Hehe

    @Patsy – Looks like there’s a lot of last minute shoppers among the commentors! You brave souls!

    @jenn – Those last minute gifts are killer!

    @Proserpine – Good luck!

    @Na – Darn those pesky last minute guests! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @Cialina at – You lucky duck!

    @Julie W – I doubt the kids will complain over late gifts!

    @DreamyWeirdoo – Merry Christmas!

    @Susan – Good luck! And thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Cathy M – Nice! Enjoy!

    @Oh! Paper Pages – Smart move! ๐Ÿ˜›

    @Michelle @ Book Briefs – Haha yeah, gotta love last minute Xmas shopping. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @marybelle – I’m due for some R&R too.

    @Jet – I’m not too bad at wrapping. My guy on the other hand is horrible!

    @Brenda Hyde – Following a holiday budget it tough. Congrats!

    @evening-green – Yay! *high five* for buying awesome gifts this year!

    @*yadkny* – Your welcome and Merry Christmas!

    @Tore – Good luck in the giveaway!

    @elaing8 – Wow! That’s awesome! I’m jealous.

    @donnas – Nice! Good luck!

    @Lisa Richards/alterlisa – Woohoo!

    @Aik – Merry Christmas!

    @wanda f – Happy holidays!

    @Vivien – Don’t you hate it when that happens!!?

    @booksinheaven – Thanks! Merry Christmas!

    @buddyt – I hate it when things sneak up on ya like that! Well done!

    @primrose – Thanks! Good luck!

    @Dannyfiredragon – Nice! Merry Christmas!

    @Carisa Olsen – Hope you had a great Xmas!

    @Melliane – At least you got everything! ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Ollie – Ooh there are a few who were worse than you! Shopping on the 24th. Hehe

    @Holly – Talk about organized!

    @Arianne Cruz – Good luck!

  20. i finished my christmas shopping… in october.. lol.. well except for a few last minute things i got the first week in december

    alainala At hotmail DOT ca

  21. Rea

    I’m a bit late with this but my Christmas shopping this year was pretty much non-existant! We didn’t get to go see my family, so nothing to buy for them, my boyfriend’s family doesn’t give gifts like that and my boyfriend didn’t want anything. In the end I bought the rats a new hamper and the bunny a blanket to sleep on, and that’s it! ^^

    Forgot email address, d’oh!


  22. We got just about all of it done a few day’s before Christmas and then did a few things on Christmas even and yikes lol actually bought a few things Christmas morning for family that was coming down later that afternoon ๐Ÿ™‚ Then we had a one day break and had a birthday party for my daughter, it was insane


  23. This year I was very late with my Christmas shopping, on the 24th I still hadn’t finished it. -.-

    xlacrimax at gmail com

  24. I did manage to finish all my Christmas shopping a few days before Christmas. I hate last minute shopping! I try to avoid the madness ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC Darlene
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  25. We don’t have any gift giving at Christmas time in our family but we have LOTS of get-togethers and dinners together for a few days (including Christmas day).

    baychriz at gmail dot com

  26. a little late but yes we got all of our shopping done and got what we all wanted for christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚ i can’t complain. ๐Ÿ˜‰ we also had an awesome new years just hanging out at a friends house and my kids actually made it till 130 in the morning when we left!!!

    Terri M

  27. I managed to finish my Christmas shopping the 22. I hate the madness at the malls to buy gifts, I actually prefer to do it in november or first days of december.

    magabygc at

  28. *Big relieved sigh* I got all my Christmas shopping done well before Christmas, and today the tree comes down. I am relieved the holidays are over – although I will miss the twinkling lights and the magic of the season.

    Thank you so much, Carmel, for being part of the magic of this season. I’ve enjoyed every minute I’ve spent here with you =)

    May the new year bring you health, happiness and prosperity!!

    Gena Robertson

  29. Mel

    I have to confess I didn’t get all mine done before Christmas – but I’ve been able to take advantage of the sales since to finish it all! How bad is that? My excuse is it’s for people I don’t see that often! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mel S

  30. It was just me and my mom we didn’t give much this year but had a great quiet Christmas watching Christmas movies together I loved it!
    Thank you for all of your great giveaways and Happy New Year!

  31. I haven’t done any Christmas shopping this year ๐Ÿ™

    Happy New Year and Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    GFC name – sweety


  32. I’m posting this comment waaay past Christmas, so my Christmas shopping was completed a long time ago. I got a Kindle! Yay me!:)

    Thank you o much for hosting this wonderful event! I think you’ve done an excellent job. Well done! Although I’ve joined the party late (and there doesn’t seem to be an after-party in the works) I must say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the posts and the giveaways, of course:) Thank you!

    Happy New Year!

    +1 I tweeted:!/SweetNSensible/status/154035512850644992