Dec 18, 2015

Agi & Suze's Christmas Countdown: Interview with Erika & Giveaway!


About Erika

Erika Kehlet – a wife, a mom to two lovely daughters, an IT professional, and a voracious reader of fiction. You can follow her on Pinterest, or follow my reviews onGoodreads and Riffle or on Facebook - follow The Book’s the Thing for links to giveaways and free or cheap ebooks, as well.

Interview

What are your favorite Christmas reads?

Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie, because there's something wonderful about an English country house Christmas. :)
A Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - I love a good Christmas ghost story, and this one is my favorite.

If you could choose one person, dead or alive, to celebrate a one time special Christmas with, who would you choose and why?

My grandmother. When I was little we always spent Christmas Eve at her house, and those are some of my favorite holiday memories. She died before I was married and I would love to be able to have her spend Christmas with me one more time and to meet her great-grandchildren.

What are your thoughts about Santa?

I love the magic that the idea of Santa brings to children as long as they are young enough to believe!

Best and worst Christmas gifts?

I can answer the same thing for both. Gift cards! I know they save time and are so easy, so yes, I give them myself. They are great for people who are hard to please, or never seem to want or need anything. They just seem somehow impersonal to me, and I prefer to buy (or make) a more personal gift whenever possible.

Favorite Christmas song?

This year at least, my favorite Christmas song is Pentatonix's version of Mary Did You Know. I also love Song for a Winter's Night by Sarah McLachlan.

Favorite Christmas movie?

White Christmas - I love Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in this one. My favorite bit is when they sing "Sisters"!

Which books are you giving as gifts this year?

. I love to give books as gifts, and a few I've picked out for recipients on my list this year are The Girls on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan, and several books from the Dork Diaries series. 

Favorite and least favorite part of Christmas?

My favorite part of Christmas - just the feeling of togetherness. I spend more time with family during December than the rest of the year combined, and see people I don't get to spend much time with therest of the year. Least favorite part? The pressure. It always creeps up on me and I feel rushed to decorate, bake, plan, etc... ans spend several weeks panicking that I've forgotten something.

Favorite Christmas food?

My favorite Christmas treat is potica! I haven't had any in several years, and am currently looking for someone local who makes it. We always had it at Christmas when I was a kid and I've missed it the last several years.

Giveaway

One very lucky reader of our blogs will receive a wonderful prize:


This lovely Christmas package will be for the winner of the giveaway. Good luck!


40 comments:

  1. great interview..my favourite part of Christmas is the magic of the holidays..music, lights, decorations..the least favourite is when it is over and the house looks bare again!

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  2. I love holiday goodies :) Merry Christmas

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  3. My favorite Christmas movie is "The Polar Express".

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  4. such a great prize it's really scream" Christmas"^^ simple butso fitting thank you a lot for taking part in this event!

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  5. My favorite Christmas memory is making cookies each year with my mom, dad and brother. We enjoyed it.
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  6. That pen and notebook are really beautiful!

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  7. we do love Muppets Christmas Carol and Elf xx

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  8. My favorite Christmas memory: I am from NZ, but spent two years living in the UK in Somerset. I had my first winter Christmas, and it was just amazing. It really made me understand what all the traditions really mean. Dark so early, all the lights in the shops, the Christmas markets, mulled wine, roast dinner, carols in the cathedral. Really, really special. It's fab in NZ being so warm and having bbq's, but my Christmas's in the northern hemisphere, felt just so much more "real".

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  9. My thoughts about Santa is that he is awesome

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  10. I don't know what potica is. I will have to look it up.

    THE MUPPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL is our favorite movie.

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  11. worst memory: getting a racing set with my older brother and seldom got to use it. Best: getting a bb gun rifle.

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  12. favourite song is Driving home for Christmas by Chris Rea

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  13. I love White Christmas and I love Elf.

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  14. Starting my own traditions with my kids!

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  15. Starting my own traditions with my kids!

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  16. I am learning to do calligraphy. I find that the pen and notebook would be a great keepsake.

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  17. Favorite Christmas memory was decorating Christmas cookies with my Grandmother.

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  18. I love the idea of Santa and just wish children didn't grow out of believing so quickly these days. One of my best friends looks like Santa and this time of year gets quite a lot of attention. lol So fun.

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  19. I remember all the delicious cookies my mom would make for Christmas.
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  20. Fatimah Mardhiah OmarDecember 24, 2015 at 6:23 AM

    Lovely bookmark for my books. And I am anticipating the surprise from the holiday goodies!! :*

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  21. Love this interview.I would love to have my dad home for Christmas.I haven't seen him in 2 years.MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  22. My favourite christmas movie is The Snowman

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  23. One of my favourite Christmas memories is of watching my daughter (then 2) demolishing a huge Christmas lunch when just a couple of weeks earlier she had lay in hospital on a drip for five days not moving.

    Hazel Rea @beachrambler

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  24. WHAT DID YOU DO THIS CHRISTMAS FOR DINNER? We went out to a pub for Christmas dinner. I had a vegetarian option for a change because I really fancied it, and it was lovely. We had been to the pub for meals before and always enjoyed what we had had, so thought it would be nice to go for Christmas dinner. 9 out of 10 of us said we would go again and the other one keeps changing their mind. Says one thing and then says another lol. :) Typical man.

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  25. I am really enjoying the cheese and biscuits at the moment.

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  26. I am really enjoying the cheese and biscuits at the moment.

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  27. My favourite christmas song is "Marys Boy Child"

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  28. My favourite thing about Christmas is spending time with my children and granddaughter. The worst thing is that my husband & I only get our daughter & granddaughter every other Christmas, as we have to alternate with her in-laws.

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  29. Erika give me good interview and she has share his Christmas spending experience and also tell us she how to enjoy Christmas night with friends and family in party thanks for share it phd statement of purpose .

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