Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Itsy Bitsy Christmas by Max Lucado Review and Giveaway

We are only six weeks away from Christmas. What?! That's crazy close! So over the next six weeks, I have several really fun giveaways lined up to help Christmas sparkle just a little brighter at your house!

Today, I'm giving away Max Lucado's book Itsy Bitsy Christmas, You're Never to Little for His Love!

The book centers on Itsy and Bitsy, two small mice who live in Bethlehem. They find out that a King is coming to their town and excitedly share their news with the animals in the stable. But every animal that they share their good news with tells them that Bethlehem is too small and unimportant to ever host a King. Still, they believe a King is coming, and search through the town looking for him. At the end of the day, they still haven't found him, and disappointed and hurt, they return home to their stable. The other animals were right. Their little town really is too small for someone so important. However, as they approach the stable, they discover that the King is actually sleeping right in their home! In wonder and awe they learn that the King really does care and love each of us, no matter how small!

This is a precious book with beautiful illustrations and a sweet story. It would be the perfect book to read as a family on Christmas Eve while enjoying cozy pajamas and hot chocolate!

Itsy Bitsy Christmas retails for $14.99, but is currently on sale for $11.41 on Amazon. Also, if your kids love coloring as much as mine do, make sure you print off these free Itsy Bitsy Christmas coloring pages!

~Giveaway~
Tommy Nelson is offering a copy of Itsy Bitsy Christmas by Max Lucado to one A Beautiful Ruckus reader. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. The first two tasks are not optional and must be completed to qualify for this giveaway. The additional entry tasks are optional. Winning entries will be validated prior to announcing the winner with an alternate drawn if the entries cannot be verified.
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The contest ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, November 17th. The winner(s) will be randomly chosen and contacted by email on Monday, November 18th. The winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond to the email with their information so that the prize can be forwarded to them. A Beautiful Ruckus is not responsible for the delivery of the prize and is not responsible if the sponsor does not deliver. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States. A Beautiful Ruckus received complimentary item(s) for review in exchange  for hosting this giveaway from Tommy Nelson. No other compensation was provided.  This post may contain affiliate links. For more info, please see my disclaimer page.

33 comments:

  1. On Christmas Eve, my family makes homemade pizza--a section for each person to have whatever toppings they choose--and after eating it, we open gifts from each other. It's a lovely night spent together.
    Sarah Nelson

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  2. So exciting! This sounds like a great book. I'd love to add it to my family's Christmas Eve traditions of eating yummy enchiladas, Christmas cookies, and going for a walk to see the luminarias in Mesilla. :)

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  3. One Christmas Eve tradition is having Mexican food including home-made tamales.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. love new Christmas books to read to the kids and that sounds like a great lesson.

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  5. We make Christmas cookies on Christmas Eve and watch old holiday films, such as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "White Chrstimas" :)

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  6. My husband and I like to go to church Christmas Eve, after we'll look at Christmas lights and then go home, eat snacks, prepare for the next day. This year we'll have our first baby (girl!) with us, so we'll be able to start some new traditions with her which we are excited about! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  7. We always exchange gifts with family on Christmas Eve!

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  8. I think I've heard of this book before

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  9. Forgot to leave my name--Sarah Clews

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  10. I let my kids open up one present on Christmas Eve which is always a new pair of Christmas pajamas. We love Max Lucado's kids books, too!

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  11. On Christmas eve we go to see the Nutcracker in our town. Last year it was only shown live for 4 days, this year 2 days and one of the days happens to be New Years Eve. One of the twins does not want to sit still at all so one parent ended up leaving 10 minutes into the show. Not sure what to do this year.

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  12. I'm always on the look-out for biblical-based children's books. This looks interesting!

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  13. Watch A Christmas Story and read books.

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  14. We do stockings on Christmas Eve. :)

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  15. We use to have a Penny Auction on Christmas Eve. and a talent show.

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  16. We go to my parents house during the day for lunch and exchange gifts, then we go home, have supper, the kids play with new toys from Grandma's house, then they go to bed, and my husband and I wrap their presents, while enjoying a beverage or three, get presents under the tree, and then we just sit in the dark with just the Christmas lights on, and relax and reflect.

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  17. Yes we do! Every Christmas Eve our children open one present and it's always a new Christmas story. We read it as their bedtime story :) It's something that they love and look forward to every year.

    Becky VanGinkel
    babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

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  18. We open new pajamas on Christmas Eve. We also bake cookies to leave out. Thanks for the chance!

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  19. We leave cookies and milk out for Santa.
    Erika W.

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  20. We are usually sharing a meal with my side of the family or my husband's side on Christmas Eve. I guess one tradition might be that we get to open one Christmas gift. ~Genevieve

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  21. We go out for brunch Christmas Day

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  22. We bake cookies for Santa and leave them out for him :)

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  23. Last year on Christmas Eve, I gave birth to my son. So I guess our new Christmas Eve tradition is celebrating his birthday!

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  24. On Christmas Eve, my family has always let the kids open one early gift, usually something like Christmas pajamas. We also like to watch a Christmas movie together and munch on homemade cookies.

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  25. We watch Christmas movies.
    Louise G.

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  26. Reading Christmas books and Midnight mass when we can

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  27. My family Christmas Eve tradition is we go to my parents house eat cookies, drink hot coco or cider and open gifts.

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  28. We always let the kids open one present on Christmas Eve after we go to the Christmas Eve service.

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  29. Christmas Eve is all the last minute things - making sure everything is wrapped (yes, I still wrap - it's been hard for me to make the switch to gift bags!), putting out the cookies & milk for Santa and I also help Santa by filling the stockings for him.

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  30. we all go to my grandmas house christmas eve

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  31. We give new jammies every Christmas Eve.

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