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Christmas Eve: From the Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent | Washington Irving
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Booksnchill
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My Christmas Eve dinner or Lobster gratin, spinach and fried Proscuitto salad and asparagus with Toasted garlic bread and my Jolabokaflod swap gifts right before openning- @Chrissyreadit hit it out of the park! Happy Christmas Eve - now to eat, drink and read!

Chrissyreadit Wow! Love this picture! 2mo
Booksnchill @Chrissyreadit thanks- making a big dent in the chocolate truffles with espresso- so good! (edited) 2mo
Megabooks Yum!! 2mo
Leftcoastzen That looks lovely! 2mo
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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We eat chili and watch It's A Wonderful Life. The kids get to open one package - always Christmas PJ's and new Christmas books. We set out treats for Santa & the reindeer.

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #HolidayTradition
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+26 points (Tuesday total = 67 points)

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️🎄 2mo
Tertubotn Opening presents! Christmas Eve is the big day where I‘m from, with turkey dinner and exchange of gifts. 2mo
EliNeedsMoreShelves @Tertubotn I grew up opening all the gifts on Christmas Eve as well. When we had our own kids, we changed a few traditions to make them feel right for our own family. 2mo
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Cosyreader
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My favourite Christmas Eve tradition is going to see my grandparents on my dad‘s side ❤️ we usually go out for a Chinese buffet on Christmas Day so my mum cooks our “traditional” Christmas dinner for Christmas Eve instead! #wintergames #readnosedreindeer #sharedholidaytradition

StayCurious How nice! +21 2mo
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AmberWB
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@BarkingMadRun Thank you so much!! I can‘t wait to jump in to this book!!! And My kids are already circling my chocolate. 😁😁 Thanks again and Merry Christmas! @MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflodswap

BarkingMadRun Lol tell them hands off! Lol 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon 🎅 🤶🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 2mo
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Kshakal
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Christmas Eve has always been a special day in my family... since becoming an adult I would go out to my parents and we would bake cookies, Frost them, go to Christmas Eve mass, share a big meal and open our presents... this year with dad gone it is looking different but I still am going to spend time with my mom. #sharedholidaytradition #wintergames #teamnutcracker @Bookworm54

TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 2mo
Bookworm54 Sounds lovely :) 26 points 2mo
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Scochrane26
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This is a pic of my church, where I‘ll be later today. It‘s a small church that I‘ve been going to since childhood. My family also attends this church, so it‘s a #sharedholidaytradition This service is my favorite of the year because it‘s quiet, & I get to see some friends that are in town. I‘m the elder in charge today, & we are doing communion for the 1st time on Christmas Eve. 20pts #wintergames #thefilthyanimals @StayCurious @Clwojick

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LauraBeth
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Party of One at the Starbucks Cafe inside Barnes & Noble on Christmas Eve.

Karisa Wow! Calm before the storm? That quiet is not going to last for long. 😊 2mo
Cinfhen It looks deserted!!!!! Enjoy 2mo
LauraBeth @karisa there is still no one here! 😂 2mo
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LauraBeth @Cinfhen still no one here at 11:15. NO ONE! Totally deserted. 🤔 2mo
Cinfhen That‘s so odd!!!! I would have sworn you were in a collage library 😂😂😂😂😂Merry Christmas ❤️💚❤️💚 2mo
UwannaPublishme Glad you‘re getting a little “me” time before all the hoopla. Merry Christmas to you and all your adorable fur babies. ❤️🎄🎅🏻📚 2mo
TNbookworm Oh what a perfect spot, it looks so peaceful! 2mo
LeahBergen Enjoy the hell out of that little party! 😘😘 2mo
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Chrissyreadit
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#jolabokaflodswap @DoctorMirabilis1267 @dgingo thank you both so much! Perfect book and chocolate choices!!! I‘m limited in sweets due to Keto but am thinking one tiny piece a day will be ok and totally perfect!!!! 😍❤️😍❤️😍❤️

MaleficentBookDragon Very nice! Happy #Jolabokaflod! 2mo
Sapphire I love those candles/tree decorations 2mo
Chrissyreadit @Saphire Thankyou! 2mo
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dgingo Yay! I‘m so glad you like everything! It‘s all vegan chocolate, too, as you prefer. And, dark chocolate has less sugar, so that‘s better for keto, too! Win win! Merry Christmas and Happy Jolabokaflod! 🎁📖🍫 2mo
Chrissyreadit @MaleficentBookDragon thank you for organizing! I know this is a lot of work! 2mo
Chrissyreadit @dgingo yes!!! It really made for a perfect Jolabokaflod! 2mo
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Chrissyreadit
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#creepyChristmasswap opening day is here!! Thank you @EH2018 ! Perfect! I love having a new pair of socks sooo much! And your book choices were just right! 😘❤️❤️❤️ edited because I completely forgot to tag and thank @teebe for a great job organizing!

EH2018 Yay! Glad you like!! I loved Hyperbole and a half! Enjoy!! 📚🎄💕 2mo
readordierachel Hyperbole and Half is so good ❤ 2mo
LeahBergen The Elementals is so (retro) good! 👍🏻 2mo
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StayCurious
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Happy Christmas Eve! Share your favourite tradition down below for 5 points. If you go into real detail, repost, maybe share a picture with us, I‘ll count that as a #SharedHolidayTradition and give you 20 more points!

Allylu Making Cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. 2mo
overtheedge Baking cookies 2mo
CaitZ @StayCurious Sorry I've been out of touch, I came down with something. I usually spend Christmas Eve with last minute gift wrapping and cleaning. 2mo
Mogoeg Sorry! I've been sick and then everyone else was sick! Christmas Eve was my grandfather's birthday. He passed away years ago, but we still have salmon (his favorite) & a cake to celebrate! 2mo
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Texreader
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Our family opens gifts. When I was little, we‘d go out to eat dinner & Santa would visit while we were away. My mother would routinely “forget her purse” & rush in to eat the cookies, drink milk, etc. Once we were old enough to understand, her forgetfulness that one day of the year was quite hilarious. My husband‘s family opened on Christmas Eve too. So we continued my family‘s tradition until recently.

#wintergames #tmskellington

Crimson613 6pts!! 12-24 (edited) 2mo
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Meaw_catlady
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Yay!!!! Shiny!! Here‘s a look at the package I received from @Avanders for #JolabokaflodSwap !!! Can‘t wait till Christmas Eve!!! Looks like you were extra generous! ❤️❤️❤️🎄

Avanders Lol honestly I just wasted a lot of packaging space 😳😜 Yay!! Can‘t wait til Jolabokaflod day! 🎄♥️ 2mo
Meaw_catlady @Avanders well it is beautiful!! 2mo
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Soubhiville
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In case anyone in the Austin TX area missed my last post about this:
I‘ll be hosting my second annual Jolabokaflod Bookswap party on December 24 from 7-10 pm.

Bring a book that you loved to swap, and go home with another beloved book. We‘ll share desserts, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and talk books.

Let me know if you‘d like more information. Please tag Littens you know who live nearby. ❤️💚❤️💚

Megabooks @Rachel.Rencher I knew there were Austin littens that met. Hope this helps! 2mo
Eggs Will it be in central Austin or will it b in Pflugerville? Thanks 2mo
Soubhiville @Eggs it‘s at my house in Pflugerville! Can you make it? You‘re also welcome to bring bookish family/ friends. My email is magicbelly@gmail.com if you‘d like more info and my address 😁. It‘s currently a very small gathering- 5 bookclub ladies and my husband (although he‘s likely to just say hi and then disappear.) 2mo
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Bookzombie Thanks for tagging me! I can‘t make it due to family stuff, but it sounds like so much fun!! 2mo
Mitch What a wonderful Christmas Eve this sounds ❤️ 2mo
Texreader Oh wish I could come! How awesome of you!!! 2mo
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Jennick2004
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Got my #JolabokaflodSwap package...not sure who to tag 🤣🤷‍♀️

kellyann28 It is me! Sorry I am horrible about remembering to put my handle on stuff 😂😂 2mo
Jennick2004 @kellyann28 no worries!!! 2mo
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Mitch
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The package has arrived! Now I need to exercise patience until Christmas Eve! 😩

#jolabokaflod

Deifio I'm so glad it came on time! 😅 Lovely tree btw 🎄 2mo
Mitch @Deifio thank you honey. BTW the tree is missing decorations on the lowest branches due to cats destroying baubles! 2mo
wanderinglynn Speaking of packages, did you get one from me? I mailed it at the beginning(ish) of the month. 2mo
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Mitch @wanderinglynn it came today my lovely. 🥰 2mo
wanderinglynn Yay! So relieved it arrived! ❤️ 2mo
Gissy Yes, it is so hard that wait time! I have mine in front of me😱but those books (from 2 different swaps) are the only books I will receive in Christmas as gifts! 📚😍❤️❤️❤️so I can't wait but at the same time those packages give joy because I will have something to open in Christmas 🤗I think I will wait until December 25th to open them at 12:01 am😳😀 2mo
Mitch @Gissy waiting is all part of the fun! 🎅 2mo
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LMJenkins
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My #jolabokaflodswap gift is here! I‘m very excited and I‘m putting it under the tree. My gift will be going to it‘s recipient tomorrow morning! 🌲🎁 📚 @MaleficentBookDragon

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Hooked_on_books
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It‘s here, it‘s here! Now the agony of waiting another week to open it. 😬 I‘ve stashed it away so as not to succumb to temptation.

#jolabokaflodswap

juls29 Have fun! 2mo
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bookish_wookish
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My #jolabokaflodswap headed out today!! Should make it in plenty of time!

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morgankaileigh1
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Shipped my #Jólabókaflóðswap packages today! I love Amazon 😍

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julesG
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Look what I found on my doorstep this morning!

A #JolabokaflodSwap parcel from Denmark. Thank you @Kalalalatja!

Now I'll just need to hide it from myself until Christmas Eve.

Like the stamps! They remind me that I still haven't been to Roskilde. 😉

@MaleficentBookDragon

erzascarletbookgasm Yeah the stamps! 😍 2mo
Kalalalatja I‘m glad you guessed it was me, I forgot to write the tag and my handle on the envelope 😅 2mo
Kalalalatja And the stamps definitely say “Danish Vikings” 😂 2mo
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batsy Those stamps are very cool! 2mo
squirrelbrain How exciting - and I love the stamps too! 2mo
julesG @Kalalalatja It wasn't very difficult. The hard part is not tearing open the envelope before 12/24 😉 2mo
Kalalalatja Well, the book is wrapped, but the chocolate isn‘t, so you‘ll only spoil half of the surprise 😉 unless you tear of the wrapping paper, too, of course 😂 2mo
julesG @Kalalalatja I put it in the drawer next to my kids' Jolabokaflod books. I'll find it on the 25th by the latest. 2mo
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overtheedge
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Movie : Christmas Eve. 1947. Prime
#wintergames #ReadNosedReindeer @Clwojick @StayCurious #hallmarkbingo....life lessons learned. #booktomovie

StayCurious I love the classics! +6 2mo
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AmyG
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Oh the weather outside is frightful - a fairly horrendous 39°C/91°F day today - hopefully the chocolate won‘t have melted ? the rest of the week looks ok, weather wise - so fingers crossed

#JolabokaflodSwap

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julesG
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It's off to a lovely Litten in Europe.

#JolabokaflodSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

CaroPi Fancy package 2mo
julesG @CaroPi Couldn't not get this golden envelope. 2mo
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Mitch
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#jolabokaflodswap

It‘s in the post! Can‘t wait until Christmas Eve to share in everyone‘s books and sweet treats!

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Karisa
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#JolabokaflodSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

All boxed up and out to ship Monday! Thanks for organizing this massive, fun Litsy swap, Michelle!

#WinterGames #TMSkellington @Crimson613 @StayCurious @Clwojick

Crimson613 1pt!! 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon Ohhh. I love Moose Munch! 2mo
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Pogue
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TheNerdyProfessor
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Super excited to be shipping out my #JolabokaflodSwap tomorrow! @MaleficentBookDragon thank you so much for hosting this awesome swap!

@SamAnne start watching your mailbox in a few days!!

SamAnne Woot woot! Yours will be headed out by Monday!!!! 3mo
SamAnne @TheNerdyProfessor oh whoops—i guess I‘m sending to another Litten! 3mo
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cleoh
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@MaleficentBookDragon is hosting this lovely swap! Come join! As per the tradition in Iceland, send one book and one chocolate for someone to open on Christmas Eve and spend the rest of the night curled up reading 💕 #JolabokaflodSwap

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Mitch
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I love this tradition... tried it with Mr K last year - he loved the chocolate but not the reading part! Just signed up to share the experience with my book family! Come join in the fun... big thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon ???

#jólabókaflódswap

julesG @AmyG 👏👏👏 I wanted to suggest something similar. 😁 3mo
AmyG @JulesG 👊🏻 3mo
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Blaire I signed up as well! I haven‘t done a swap in a couple of years but this one sounds perfect. 3mo
Mitch @amyg that‘s perfect- I‘m definitely getting him that 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼You‘re a wonderful personal shopper! 🤣 3mo
Mitch @julesG you guys know us well! 3mo
Mitch @Blaire I loved it last year. 👍🏼 3mo
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umbrellagirl
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#JolabokaflodSwap is back! Hosted by @MaleficentBookDragon
You send ONE BOOK (only one) and some chocolate to another Litten to be opened the evening of Dec. 24th. Then you spend the evening in bed reading your new book and eating chocolate. Heaven, right? Sign up here:
https://forms.gle/daiAEa3L5cTzWVjX8

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Chrissyreadit
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I just signed up. See @MaleficentBookDragon for sign up info. #jolabokaflodswap

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LA_Mead
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Just signed up for this swap! So excited! #jolabokaflodswap

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bookish_wookish
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Thank you!!! @MidnightBookGirl The book is perfect! Thank you for the yummy chocolate too! #jolabokaflodswap
Merry Christmas!! 🎄

Jee_HookedOnBookz Merry Christmas! 14mo
bookish_wookish Same to you!! 🎄 @Jee_HookedOnBookz 14mo
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sprainedbrain
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More Litsy mail today! Thank you Tanya and Cynthia for the Christmas cards. 😃

I also received another book for #teamdracula from Lauryn today. 🖤

StellarDoc Wow, that was quick! 14mo
sprainedbrain @StellarDoc I‘ve been pretty impressed with media mail lately! 😯 14mo
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CrowCAH You‘re very welcome! 😊 Enjoy coloring the cover!!! 14mo
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 14mo
Dogearedcopy Merry Christmas! 🎁 And remember, it‘s 14 oz of vanilla wafers (NOT 14-14 Oz of vanilla wafers!!!) 🤦🏻‍♀️ 14mo
sprainedbrain @Dogearedcopy I didn‘t figure it would work with 14 boxes. 😂😂😂 14mo
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scripturient
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Happy Jolabokaflod, Littens! Here is my Christmas Eve book loot. 😍 Once the kiddo is in bed, I know what I‘m doing tonight. 😊

julesG 👏👏👏 14mo
Sarah83 I thought you didn't enjoy Anne? 🙄 14mo
scripturient @Sarah83 I was willing to give her another go after I saw and loved the Netflix adaptation. 😂 14mo
Sarah83 @scripturient I hope you like her more now. Maybe we can do another buddyread 💕🤗 14mo
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Nessavamusic
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Thank you @Li_21 for my #jolabokaflodswap I am very much looking forward to digging into this book and mint chocolate is my absolute favorite sweet treat. Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing this cool swap!

erzascarletbookgasm Ooo this book is in my wishlist too! Enjoy! 14mo
Li_21 I'm happy you enjoyed everything!! 14mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Happy #jolabokaflodswap day and Merry Christmas Eve! Thank you @robinb I am so happy this was the book you sent! 🎉😍🎉 Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting!

Lovesbooks87 This book was so good! Hope you enjoy it! 14mo
Chrissyreadit @Lovesbooks87 This was high on my wish list! So happy! 14mo
robinb Yay!!! So glad you‘re happy with my choice! Enjoy and Merry Christmas to you! 😊😘❤️💚❤️💚 14mo
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staci.reads
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Sorry I'm late, but my #jolabokaflodswap package was received a few days ago and sent out yesterday. I feel terrible that I sent it out later than planned, but I'm crossing my fingers it gets there on time. Thanks @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing!

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Book_Lust

@MallenNC your J swap is going to arrive on the 24th in an unmarked Amazon box. Hope you enjoy, it was so fun shopping for you! :)

MallenNC Thank you! I will look forward to it! 14mo
MallenNC Hello! This holiday week has been crazy busy and I haven't had time to post. I did get your gift and I am loving Marilla of Green Gables! 14mo
Book_Lust @MallenNC yay! Glad you like! It looks like Amazon shipped your chocolate separately so sorry about that, hope you enjoy when you get it! 14mo
MallenNC @Book_Lust I'm sure I will. I can always use chocolate 14mo
MallenNC @Book_Lust The chocolate came! Thanks so much. 14mo
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TheWordJar
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I sent out my #jolabokaflodswap package today. It will arrive on Christmas Eve. I didn‘t get a pic, so here is my view as I finish up my Christmas cards this evening (late, as usual).

Bookzombie I love your tree! 🎄 14mo
TheWordJar @Bookzombie Thank you! 😊 14mo
dgingo Beautiful Christmas tree and thank you for sending my Jólabókaflóðið package! I received it in plenty of time and I can‘t wait to read Fates and Furies; I‘m excited to try those local chocolates, too! Thanks, Jessica! 14mo
inthegreensandblues Thank you for the card, I just got to the last couple days' mail and it made me smile, today was a bit rough in getting back to business as usual. 😊 I hope you have a great bookish 2019 too! 14mo
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Chrissyreadit
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#jolabokaflodswap has been sent! @OriginalCyn620 hope you enjoy!

OriginalCyn620 Yay! 🤗 1y
robinb @Chrissyreadit Did you receive a #jolabokaflodswap package this week? (edited) 1y
Chrissyreadit @robinb not yet- but I can check my garage again. 1y
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robinb @Chrissyreadit According to tracking it was delivered today...of course it was originally expected on Wednesday...🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤪 1y
Chrissyreadit @robinb my daughter just checked- but it may have been marked delivered when put in mail carriers car- not at House- I have had that happen. We have flooding on my road today so it could just be late arriving. I will check again in an hour or so. 1y
robinb @Chrissyreadit 👍👍😊 1y
Chrissyreadit @robinb @MaleficentBookDragon the package has arrived! 1y
robinb @Chrissyreadit yay!!! Thanks for letting me know. 😊 1y
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CrowCAH
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@MaleficentBookDragon is hosting #jolabokaflodSWAP; go to her post soon, because sign ups end 11/26!!!

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Chrissyreadit
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In case anyone just wants a book and Chocolate for Christmas Eve visit @MaleficentBookDragon for her Icelandic Tradition Swap #jolabokaflodswap

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MidnightBookGirl
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@MaleficentBookDragon is hosting #JolabokaflodSwap and I just signed up! I love all the Litsy swaps, but it's so easy to go overboard (and way over budget), so the simplicity of this one- one book and some chocolate to be opened and enjoyed on Christmas Eve sounds refreshingly lovely. ❤🍫📚❄🎄

MaleficentBookDragon Thanks for the repost. I like the simplicity of it too. I tend to go overboard so this will (hopefully) reign me in a bit. 1y
Judybskt Yes! Going to do this! Love it!! 1y
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Kshakal
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Merry Christmas Eve from my family to yours!!!

DebinHawaii Merry Christmas Eve! 🎄💚 2y
Mommamanzi ❤️🎁🎄📚❤️ 2y
RebelReader Merry Christmas! 🎄 2y
Tamra 😁👋🏾🎅🏾 2y
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Suet624
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Getting ready to read The Night Before Christmas to the three grandkids. Thanks to everyone for all your beautiful photos today. They finally put me in the spirit of the season.

merelybookish Merry Christmas to you and yours! 2y
Suet624 @merelybookish 😍 same to you. 2y
batsy Beautiful. Have a lovely Christmas 💛 2y
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Suet624 @batsy thanks so much. Same to you. 💕💕 2y
Lmstraubie Merry Christmas 🎄🎄🎄 2y
Kalalalatja Have a lovely Christmas! 🎄🎄 2y
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BookBabe
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A delicious #ChristmasEve dinner for two! @MrBook and I are at our local steakhouse—stopped here on the way home from visiting family in Jersey. Juicy, tender prime rib with au jus and horseradish sauce, loaded baked potato, and string beans, paired with a smooth, lovely Pinot Noir. Perfect! 😋👌🏻 Happy reads & happy eats! Hope our Litsy family is having an equally delightful Christmas Eve!

Serotonin Much better than our Panda Express 2y
RebelReader Yummy! 😋 2y
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
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teebe
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Christmas Eve means prep cooking, listening to carols, cleaning & a movie marathon. Taking a break now to read with this sleepy pup. So a quick update:
🎄I (mostly) caught up with mailing.. except for #WhatTheCanuck. Sending Dec 28/29 @BookHermit
🎄Sign ups for the #Horror #PBC will likely be posted soon. I'll keep it open for awhile though so anyone busy with holiday stuff still has a chance to join.
#dogsoflitsy #petsoflitsy #bookdog #gambit

TheKidUpstairs I'm behind on #whatthecanuck too. I hope to get the next round out to you this week! 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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Enjoying the beautiful view on the way to my in-laws!

Cinfhen Lovely 😍 2y
bedandabook How gorgeous! 2y
rubyslippersreads That looks like a Christmas card! 😍🎄❄️ 2y
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