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It’s Black Friday. I must admit, I didn’t go shopping. Two years ago Nate and I got up at 4 am on Black Friday to purchase our T.V. It was worth it for that. But otherwise, I’m just not brave enough for this the greatest of all shopping days. Apparently that gene didn’t get passed down from my mother to myself!
Since I’m a wimp and didn’t hit the stores, I’m going to “celebrate” Black Friday right here on my blog. Today’s Mama is hosting a killer giveaway from GameStop and invited me to take part in the fun. They’re giving me a gift card to GameStop AND I get to give away a $250 GameStop giftcard to one of you! I’m pretty sure you could put that to good use now that holiday shopping is in full swing!
Please simply add a comment to this post to be entered for a chance to win the $250 GameStop gift card. If you want to join in the meme fun, feel free to answer one (or more) of the questions below, but you don’t have to – any comment will suffice! Your comment must be posted by Midnight PT on Wednesday, December 1. One entry per person and winner will be randomly selected and announced on December 2.
Here is my Holiday Wish List Meme:
1. What is your holiday wish for your family?
My holiday wish for my family is simple – that my girls grow up with great holiday memories. That’s it.
2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?
Christmas morning tradition? Get up, see what Santa left in the living room and then veg the entire day!
3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
I would absolutely love to go on a trip to a hotel alone for 3 days. Preferably a hotel in a cute town by the beach. I’m thinking Carmel would suffice.
4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?
Food, food and more food! Cooking Thanksgiving food with Cate this week has been really precious and wonderful. Reading books is also at the top of my list.
5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
Trouble, Candy Land, Parcheesi, Chutes & Ladders…oh and Monopoly, although I must admit I kind of had no clue what was going on. When we were older, Rook was a favorite, too. When I was in elementary school we got a Nintendo from Santa. We loved Super Mario Brothers and Tetris. And my mom, believe it or not, loved Zelda. She got addicted there for a while.
6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?
As kids, Nate and I both would get pajamas from our parents on Christmas Eve, so we’ve continued that with our own children. My family always had a big Swedish feast on Christmas Eve, while Nate’s family ordered Chinese take-out. We’ve adopted the latter tradition, but I have started making Swedish meatballs for Christmas Day. Maybe one day I’ll tackle the amazing Swedish ham that my grandmother and mother always made.
7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?
A cabin in the mountains with snow all around.
8. Check out GameStop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?
We have a PlayStation 3 (which plays Blu-Ray discs AND streams Netflix…it’s a dream). We definitely want to get the Move Controllers. Let’s see. Rock Band would actually be pretty rockin’ (ridiculous pun intended), so we need the drums, the microphone and the guitar for SURE.
Alright, people, get commenting! And Happy Black Friday!