Holiday Tradition and a Book ~ Guest Post with (un)Conventional Bookviews

Posted December 15, 2015 by Michelle in And A Book / 10 Comments

Holiday TraditionWe all have some sort of Holiday Tradition during the month of December, so I asked a few of my friends to share with you their Holiday Traditions and a book.

So get cozy by the fire, grab a cup of coco and get ready to read some amazing traditions and some fantastic recommendations for the holidays.


Holiday Tradition & A Book

Christmas is a very special holiday to me, ever since I was a little girl it was my favorite holiday, and the gifts aren’t even the real reason behind that! Spending time with family, eating good food, sharing stories and just enjoying some time together is what is important to me for Christmas. Growing up in Norway, December is a pretty dark month, the sun rises around 8:30 am and sets around 3pm, so the days are short. It makes for a lot of cozy times inside with a fire and making the seven kinds of Christmas biscuits made those days really special. My grandma would come spend time with us, and those memories are among my most treasured ones!
Now, I’m a mom of four, and I don’t live in Norway anymore, but in Switzerland. I have taken some of my holiday traditions with me, though, and my husband and I have created some new ones as well. We both grew up having Christmas dinner and opening our presents on the 24th of December, so that’s something we keep doing together. And we both love making Christmas biscuits! The other day, I came home after a long day of both teaching and being a student, and the house smelled like Christmas! It was awesome. I think that is the one tradition we always keep going.
22446793Some years, we stay at home, just us and the four kids, while other years, we go to Norway to celebrate with my mom, my sister and her family. It’s always a treat to me when we go to Norway for Christmas, as it brings back all my best childhood memories, and I’m so excited about going again this year. Four days of eating, drinking, being merry and creating new, beautiful memories with my family – that’s just the best ever!
One of my favorite holiday books is a romance… of course it is!! I love romance in any form and shape, and Her Holiday Man by Shannon Stacey completely fit the bill! I read this one last year, and it’s so good! Here’s a link to my review :  and to the book’s Goodreads page :

About the Guest

unConventionalBookViews_ButtonLexxie is a blogger at (un)Conventional Bookviews

I am pretty much an omnivore when it comes to book, although I prefer to read fiction. I am not too particular about the genres, especially since I started blogging. I love reading a story where the world-building is making me feel like I am visiting a far-away place, and this can happen both in contemporary novels, fantasy, paranormal stories, dystopia and others. It’s also quite important to me that there is character development – if the characters don’t learn anything at all from their mistakes, I probably won’t really enjoy reading about them.
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Happy Holidays!


About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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10 responses to “Holiday Tradition and a Book ~ Guest Post with (un)Conventional Bookviews

  1. Seven kinds of biscuits- sounds good to me. 🙂 And glad you get to go home this year- sounds like you have wonderful traditions. It’s funny how smells can bring back so many memories- for me it’s Christmas cookies. Have a great Christmas!

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  2. Going home for Christmas! How exciting! I think we’ve only been back once in the 18 yrs since we moved from Ohio to North Carolina. At first it was hard because I had a paper route and paying a substitute wasn’t easy and now we just have too many animals to board. It’s too expensive. Anyway, I love the lights first with Christmas smells running a very close second. 🙂

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