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Winter Games | Tim Grundmann, Jim Jinkins
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#TeamGameSleighers, here is some info before the start of the games. First, for those who are new to the #WinterGames, this is an event we host each December on Litsy. My name is Renee and I‘m one of your hosts and will be your team leader. If you need anything I can be reached at lebretonr87@gmail.com - tag me in your posts about the event - please keep reading in the comments for more important info about this year‘s games ⬇️

StayCurious 1. Things are a bit different this year so if you have any questions or need clarification please let me know. I will be posting the points breakdown later tonight. It‘s long - but that means there are a ton of ways to earn points. Remember this is a STRESS FREE event - please participate as much or as little as you want. Do not get overwhelmed! It‘s all for fun and to spread holiday cheer! 2w
StayCurious 2. We will have two buddy read options - you can choose to read either one to earn 50 points. If you read both, the 1st will count for those points, the 2nd will be a holiday read. Our choices are The Holiday Swap and Let it Snow. 3. The #TeamMovie will be The Santa Clause - worth 25 points. 2w
StayCurious 4. We will be focusing a lot more on TBR reads this year to help finish those 2021 reading goals. 5. There will also be weekly games posted to help you earn points. 6. I will post a link to all documents related to the event for easy access. 7. Yes, there will be prizes - one for our teams‘ top points earner, and one for an awesome player of my choice. Let me know if you have any questions - and don‘t forget to go after those early bird points! 2w
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MatchlessMarie Hell yeah!! The Santa Clause trilogy is a repeat for me every year! Bring on the cocoa! 2w
BayouGirl85 Yay! This is one of my favorite events. 2w
ChasingOm I‘ve already read one of the buddy reads, but it was super cute, so y‘all are in for a treat! 2w
Roary47 Yay! So excited! 🤩😍 2w
PathfinderNicole Yay!! The Santa Clause is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies! 2w
Pigpen_Reads Awesome! 2w
sblbooks Oh yeah, I'm ready I just downloaded The Holiday Swap and I love The Santa Clause!🎄❤💚 2w
rsteve388 This is fun! Looking forward to it. 2w
aperfectmjk Yay Renee!!! Had so much fun being on your team last year! This challenge is the best, it really brightens my holidays! 2w
SeaToSkyes So excited!!!!! ❤️💚❤️💚 2w
aperfectmjk @StayCurious can you tag the buddy reads so we know which ones exactly? There are several titles with the same name. 🤷‍♀️ 2w
BethM So excited! This is so much fun and takes away the sting of not being able to participate in swaps lol! 2w
BethM I‘ve already read Let it Snow but I‘ll try to find the other one! How many times can we watch Santa Clause lol. 2w
SamanthaMarie Woohoo!!! Can't wait. I am pretty sure I just finished following everyone I didn't already follow. Can't wait to encourage and have fun with everyone. Thank you for hosting this amazing event. 😊📚🌲🎊 2w
PageShifter Hi there! I am more than slightly overwhelmed at this point. Not only this is my first time to participate but I am also new on this platform. I have read Let It Snow, so I am going to read The Holiday Swap instead. I hope that I don't do something really wrong during this events! 2w
Magpiegem Thank you @StayCurious this is so exciting and my first time taking part! I spent the whole day with a sickness bug, looking after my whole family who had the sickness bug too so this has been the 4.30am cheer up I needed! Can‘t wait to start earning our team some points!! 💚❤️💚❤️ 2w
StayCurious @PageShifter no need to be overwhelmed! It‘s very much a participate as much or as little as you want event. It‘s all about having fun! Let me know if you need anything! 2w
StayCurious @Magpiegem hope everyone is feeling better! 2w
PageShifter @StayCurious Thank you, you're kind. I have so many stupid questions, sorryyy -.- But I had so much fun when I read all pictures where were different prompts and everything, haha. I start with some questions: can one movie/book be used for different prompts? And about searching for words: can you use the same word several times? What if one book has some word several times: does it count only once? 2w
Moll I'm so exciteeeeed!! I've read Let It Snow before &lobed it but can't really remember what happens so I'll read that again, and I think I'll read The Holiday Swap too😂 2w
wordslinger42 I'm so excited!! I've already got my TBR list written out and have been itching to start my holiday reads 😊 2w
KristiAhlers I signed up for this but was never assigned a team? Hope y‘all have fun with this! Happy Reading! 2w
StayCurious @KristiAhlers I‘ll check with @Clwojick and we‘ll assign you a team! 2w
StayCurious @PageShifter yes you can use the same word several times and it counts each time you see it. Yes one book or movie can be used for multiple prompts. 2w
Coueriamb Aaaay! I‘m so pumped! 2w
Clwojick @KristiAhlers Hey Kristi! I am so sorry about that! You are on team #MistletoeManiacs. There was a little spelling error in your username, so the tags weren‘t going through, but I‘ve corrected it going forward! Pop over to my profile and check out the posts for team info! Can‘t wait to get my holiday reading on with you. 🌲❤️ (edited) 2w
KristiAhlers @Clwojick thank you! 2w
Kimberlone I‘m so excited! 2w
Crazeedi @StayCurious thank you for doing all this work , especially since you have your new baby!! I'm in awe of you!💕 2w
StayCurious @Crazeedi thanks! It‘s fun and a good distraction but also I couldn‘t do it without @Clwojick 😊 she‘s a star! 2w
coffeewithbooks I‘m so excited to be part in this and can‘t wait to start the books and watch the movie. 1w
peaknit Do we keep track of our own points on the google doc? Thank you, I‘m sure the answer is in front of my face and I can‘t see it🤦🏼‍♀️ 2d
StayCurious @peaknit you do keep track of your own points - any way that‘s easy for you. Once a week I‘ll remind you to post your current total and I‘ll add it to the team total. (edited) 2d
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Two Thousand Maniacs! | Herschell Gordon Lewis
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Hello, and welcome to team #MistletoeManiacs! If you‘ve been tagged in this post, you‘re on my team. For those of you who are new here, my name is Cassandra and I will be your #WinterGames team captain. I am so excited to be reading with you this holiday season. With the #WinterGames fun only a few weeks away, I‘d like to discuss some event details in the comments below. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask down below as well! ☺️🎄

Clwojick 1. Keep your eyes peeled for some upcoming posts! I will be tagging everyone in all sorts of posts regarding the event. We‘ve changed some things up this year, so please ask questions if you need clarification on anything. I understand there is a lot to take in, especially for those of you who haven‘t joined in the games before. Just take it in stride and participate as much or as little as you want to. 2w
Clwojick 2. I cannot STRESS this enough. DO NOT let the event stress you out! Please do not worry about not participating enough or gaining enough points! Sure, it‘s a competition and the points are there to add some added incentive to read, but the holidays are stressful enough as it is. Participate when you can and just have fun with it! There is no judging here, we just want to spread some holiday cheer, and read with our favourite people. 😍 2w
Clwojick 3. We will have two buddy read options. You can choose to read either one, for the 50pt bonus. As with #scarathlon, if you choose read both, only the 1st will gain you the 50pts. The 2nd book will be counted as a holiday read, and will count for 25pt. Those books will be tagged next in the comments. 2w
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Clwojick 4. The #TeamMovie this year is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and will be worth 25 points. All other holiday/winter movies or tv episodes that you watch will be worth 5pts. Holiday podcasts also count for 5pts this year. (edited) 2w
Clwojick 5. I will make another post about it later, but I know you‘ll be asking, so I‘ll confirm it now. Yes, Readathon points will be stackable again. This means for every Readathon event that you are participating in, you can gain 10 points for every hour read. For example, if you are participating in 3 different readathons at the same time, and you read a Xmas book in 6 hours, the point breakdown is as follows ⬇️ 2w
Clwojick Xmas/winter book = 25 points. 6 hours read at 10 points per hour = 60 points. We then multiply (or stack) 60 x 3 as we participated in 3 different reading events. In total, that one book can get you 205 points! ⬇️ (edited) 2w
Clwojick The points can stack up really fast if you‘re willing to take the time to calculate your Readathon points, but again… no pressure! You do what works for you. Some people go HAMM on the readathons, and others only join a couple. 2w
Clwojick 6. As for which reading events qualify for stackable points… we like to leave that to you guys to decide. The readathons do NOT have to be hosted on Litsy. Many of you participate in events hosted on Instagram, Twitter, goodreads, YouTube and reading blogs and that‘s totally fine. Year long reading challenges/events like #popsugar #readharder #pickyourpoison #unreadshelf and #LitsyAtoZ also count. As well as #bookspinbingo and #BFC21 2w
Clwojick I think that‘s all I will put in this post for now, but come back to this comment section if you have any questions, as the event posts come in. ❤️ Welcome again guys, I‘m so happy to have you on my team! 2w
BarkingMadRun Woohoo!! 2w
Airykah13 Yay! I‘m excited! 2w
AbigailJaneBlog I am SO EXCITED! Thanks for the info 🥰🎄 2w
Jerdencon Very excited! 2w
GHABI4ROSES I was all freaking like in law school, checking the list for my name 🤣@DieAReader @Clwojick and I am officially in #NovelNovember, thank you @Andrew65 Happy Caturday Friends🥰 2w
Bookwormjillk Very excited! 2w
candc320 I am so excited!!! I‘m already getting my Christmas reading stack ready to go. Go team #mistletoemaniacs!!! 2w
Jemgirl2014 Woohoo! This is going to be so much fun! 😀 2w
Nelnjali Yay! Super excited for this event. I had so much fun with Scarathlon. 2w
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Hi!! FYI. I didn‘t get the tag on this post because of spelling error in the tag. I am SO excited to be on this team and participate in #WinterGames for the first time! 2w
Texreader Yay!!! I‘m so excited! 2w
Larkken 🎄🧑‍🎄❄️🧣I‘m off to get my Xmas hat on! 2w
Catsandbooks Hooray! 🎄❄️❤️ 2w
Clwojick @GHABI4ROSES hahahahha! Don‘t worry, I made sure you stayed on the same team as your Litsy bestie @DieAReader 👯‍♀️ 2w
Clwojick @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks 🙈🙈🙈 Thanks for letting me know! It‘s all fixed up for next time! 2w
MidnightBookGirl Yay for being on the same team @MsRadioSilence!! 2w
GHABI4ROSES @Clwojick OMG right 😂 and Life Bestie at that @DieAReader 🦚 2w
Nessavamusic Yay!! So excited!! 2w
MoonWitch94 Wahoo!!!!!! 2w
UnidragonFrag Yaay!! 2w
Cupcake12 Can‘t wait 😊 2w
OriginalCyn620 Yay! Very excited for all the holiday fun! 🎄 2w
JessClark78 Can‘t wait! ❄️⛄️❄️ 2w
ozma.of.oz Woohoo! ❄️❄️❄️ 2w
Allylu Yay! I‘m so excited to be a #MistletoeManiac !!! 💕😊🎄🎅🏻🔔🎶🤶🎉 2w
DieAReader @Clwojick You ROCK! Looking forward to having a blast! Go #MistletoeManiacs 🎉📚🎧 Thanks!🥰☺️ 2w
DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES 🦚 You know it😏💕 2w
Littlewolf1 😁 super excited 2w
Skygoddess1 Super excited! Does it matter which version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, animated vs live action w/Jim Carrey? 2w
Clwojick @Skygoddess1 The Jim Carrey one :) 2w
guinsgirlreads Yay! 😁💛 2w
BeeMagical @Clwojick My first ever Winter Games and I can‘t wait!!! Could you explain the stacking a bit more for me🙈 I think I just need a scenario to fully understand😂(when would we have 3 different reading events at the same time) - THANK YOU 2w
kezzlou85 So excited to be on your team again. Looking forward to this so much. Its always fun. 2w
TiminCalifornia Looking forward to my first #WinterGames - Thanks for being the team leader for #MistletoeManiacs! 2w
Clwojick @BeeMagical sometimes the dates of readathons overlap. There are a ton of month long ones that generally happen in December. So if you do #BookSpinBingo that‘s a reading challenge, if you do #BFC21 that counts as well, and then say you join in on one of @Andrew65 monthly 9 day readathons. 2w
Clwojick @BeeMagical So if the book you read is on your #bookspinbingo list, and you read it during the 9 day readathon, that would count for all three, since #BFC and #BookSpinBingo run all month long. Hopefully that makes sense. 2w
Clwojick @BeeMagical here is a list of the December readathons. We will continue to add to it as more pop up, but you can see how many are month long, and how others dates overlap. https://docs.google.com/file/d/1OXwUDgNmBPktCIn6oMPeNSlz7TRMI_G1/edit?usp=docsli... 2w
KristiAhlers Yay! This is my first book game and I‘m super excited! 2w
Andrew65 The 9 day #DashingDecember Pick Your Own Goals Readathon will run from Saturday 11th December - Sunday 19th December. 2w
Andrew65 Then we will have a special end of the year and see in the new year 6 day #20in4 Readathon which will run from Wednesday 29th December - Monday 3rd Jan January. Last 3 days of the old year and first 3 days of the new year. 2w
Andrew65 Also thinking of hosting a month long #ProgressitDecember Readathon where people progress any series or authors they are reading. 2w
freeatlast1137 Yay! I‘m excited! 🎄 2w
Clwojick @Marmie7 @Curly_Reader Welcome to the team! 2w
Julsmarshall So excited to participate this year!! 🎄🎅🏽🤶🏼❄️☃️⛷ 2w
Marmie7 Awesome! This is so fun! 2w
Curly_Reader YAy!!! Excited 😊 2w
kay.the.bibliophile Yay!!! I'm so excited!!! 😍😍 Cant wait to get my Holiday reading on!!!! 2w
Clwojick @RainyDayReading @deeannloso Welcome to the team! Please see the four posts on my profile above this one to get some more #WinterGames info. I'll be tagging you in all team posts going forward 2w
deeannloso Yay! This is my first time and I‘m really looking forward to it! 📚🫖😊 (edited) 2w
katiekat311 I'm still new to Litsy and all of it's events. I'm looking forward to #WinterGames! Thank you for being the fearless leader of the #MistletoeManiacs! :) 2w
Clwojick @keys_on_fire Welcome to the team! Check my profile for more posts about the event details. 😆 2d
keys_on_fire @Clwojick Will do! Thanks, I‘m so excited!! 2d
Clwojick @keys_on_fire ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 2d
keys_on_fire Does trying to finish the BOTM reading challenge count as a readathon? 2d
Clwojick @keys_on_fire reading those books can definitely count towards any Readathon, but if you want to count them as a specific reading challenge you definitely can as well. I‘m sure other people are reading BOTM this December, so you could always host a BOTM readathon too! Whatever floats your boat! 2d
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Home Alone | Kim Smith
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Watched this classic with the kiddos this week - it's fun to see their reactions to the ridiculous situations!

#wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer

Home Alone | Kim Smith
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It's time for Kevin. ❤😍
Our #HolidayTradition is to watch #HomeAlone
On the right are mine decorated shelves.

#HolidayMovies #teammovie @StayCurious @Clwojick
#ReadNosedReindeer #wintergames #wintergames2020

Home Alone | Kim Smith
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StayCurious Yay! 11mo
sarahljensen I almost forgot I hadn't watched this yet this year! 11mo
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Secret Santa | Andrew Shaffer
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Points for #WinterGames2020 #TeamReadNosedReindeer @staycurious
TBR (2)= 30
Participation= 8
#christmasornamenthunt = 50
Holiday shows (5)=25
Readathons #CrushTheRush #ReadYourWay @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @TheSpineView
25 hours= 500
Total week 3 688
Total so far 1526

TheSpineView Excellant! 🤩🎄📚 11mo
bthegood @TheSpineView thx for the readathon motivation👍⛄ 11mo
TheSpineView @bthegood You're welcome! 😊 11mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick That's a great week!! 11mo
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Elf | Kim Smith
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Watched the #MerryReaders #TeamMovie this morning :)

Elf isn‘t one of my favourites, but it is sort of cute if I am in the mood!


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Redbird Christmas | Fannie Flagg
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Week 3 points 1,640! I also listened to A Christmas carol narrated by Tim Curry it's so good and it's my favorite holiday book I usually listen to it and read it every year! And I also watched our #teammovie Home Alone! Which is one of my favorite Christmas movies!! #Wintergames #TeamReadNosedReindeer #teambuddyread @StayCurious ⬇️

Jadams1776 🎄🎉 11mo
TheSpineView 🎄📖📚 11mo
StayCurious If you listen to it every year, give yourself the holiday tradition points as well! 11mo
Nazgul93 Thank you @StayCurious I totally forgot about that one! It's definitely a holiday tradition for me! 11mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 11mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Clwojick 🌲 💝 Amazing! Way to go! ❤ ✨ 11mo
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