Welcome to the 2011 Eight-Author Blog Hop with Prizes!

Update:  Michelle at True Books won the print copy of a book.  The overall blog winner will be announced in a new post late tonight!  🙂

Two days. Eight Authors. Big prizes

We’re having some fun during this crazy holiday time talking music, movies, and more. Best of all, we’re giving away over $80.00 worth of prizes!

Two days. Tuesday December 13 and Wednesday December 14, 2011. Four blogs each day. All you have to do is show up and comment on each blog to be entered for the grand prize drawing of eight e-books and a $40 Amazon Gift Card! Just in time for the holiday season!

SO, I thought it would be fun to list ten cool quotes from Christmas movies.  Go ahead and see how many you know — I’ll post the answers later this week.  At the end of the list there will be links to the other blogs involved on this hop, as well as a way for you to get more chances to win in the hop as well as a chance to win a SIGNED copy of either FATED or CLAIMED…your choice.  (The answers are now posted below the quotes).


1) “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”

2) “You are not exactly Superman, but you are awfully available.” 

3) “I believe… I believe… Even though it’s silly, I believe. ”

4) “Aunt Clara had for years labored under the delusion that I was not only perpetually 4 years old, but also a girl.”

5) “Great. I just beat up Santa Claus.”

6) “Even if we’re horribly mangled, there’ll be no sad faces at Christmas.”

7) “Sometimes seeing is believing. And sometimes the most real things in the world are those things we cannot see.”

8) “Surprised, Eddie? If I woke up tomorrow morning with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am right now.”

9) “You’re the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. Maybe Lucy’s right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you’re the Charlie Browniest. ”

10) “Christmas snow can never disappear completely. It sometimes goes away for almost a year at a time and takes the form of spring and summer rain. But you can bet your boots that when a good, jolly December wind kisses it, it will turn into Christmas snow all over again.”

Here are the answers:

  • 1) It’s A Wonderful LIfe
  • 2) White Christmas
  • 3) Miracle on 34th Street
  • 4) A Christmas Story
  • 5) The Ref
  • 6)The Grinch
  • 7. The Polar Express
    8. Christmas Vacation
  • 9) Charlie Brown Christmas
  • 10) Frosty the Snow Man


SO, here are the blog hoppers:

Day One December 13th: Lynn Rush, Kendall Grey, Caridad Piñeiro, & Rebecca Zanetti

Day Two December 14th: Rachel Firasek, Ciara Knight, Lisa Kessler, & Jean Murray

Leave a comment on EACH blog during the next two days, and you’ll be entered (25 times) in the drawing for the e-books and Amazon gift card.  In addition, either click on and “like” my facebook page, or follow me on twitter for 10 more chances to win.  (The links are up and over to the right).  Finally…guess where a couple of the movie quotes come from, and I’ll enter you in the drawing to win a print copy of one of my books.  🙂


  • Open internationally
  • Contest runs from 2am (Eastern Standard Time) Tuesday December 13th, 2011 to Midnight (Eastern Standard Time) Wednesday December 14th, 2011. Winner announced Monday December 19th, 2011 on all of the blogs in the hop.
  • Winner: You will have ten days (10) to contact us to claim your prize: (lynnrush@cox.net) Failure to contact us within allotted time will forfeit your prize. We can then choose either to re-award the prize to another entrant or not.
  • To earn the twenty-five (25) entries toward the grand prize you must comment on each of the eight blogs participating in the Holiday Blog Hop.
  • Please remember it is illegal to sell, forward, give away or copy electronic books in anyway. Doing so violates copyright.
  • If you are unable to leave comments on the blogs due to lack of internet connectivity/availability, you may enter via email to LynnRush@cox.net.
  • Have fun!

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48 thoughts on “Welcome to the 2011 Eight-Author Blog Hop with Prizes!”

  1. Yadira A. says:

    I think #3 is from… Miracle on 34th Street and #2 is from my favorite Christmas movie of all time… White Christmas! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

    +10 Liked your FB page (Yadira Alonzo)
    +10 Twitter Follower (@yadkny)


  2. kendallgrey says:

    Great idea to do movie quotes, Rebecca. Since I’m co-hosting the holiday blog hop, I won’t give away any of the answers. (Okay, maybe I won’t give them away because I don’t know any of them. HA! But they sound really good!)

    Happy holidays!

  3. Theresa says:

    I’m ashamed to say that I don’t know any of these quotes. LOL

    liked on FB (TheresaMCole)
    follow on twitter (@FadeIntoFantasy)


  4. LOL! I need to watch some TV, woman. I know that at least one of them was from the Christmas Story, but the rest—so lost. 🙂 Great post!

  5. Erin Danzer says:

    What a great idea! Not that I knew any of the movies other than Charlie Brown. 😉 And I think I know which one was from The Christmas Story, but I’m lost on the rest of them. Need to watch more holiday movies.

  6. Great Christmas movie quotes! I’m pretty confident I know these:
    1. It’s a Wonderful Life
    4.A Christmas Story
    7.The Polar Express
    8.The National Lampoon Christmas Special (my favorite Christmas comedy!)

    I liked your FB page (Michelle Harlan).

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  7. Paula McCurry says:

    I’m going with the last one’s from The Peanuts Christmas Special. The first’s from “It’s a Wonderful Life”. I’m lost on the the others.

  8. First, I like you on facebook and twitter 🙂

    1) It’s A Wonderful LIfe

    2) White Christmas

    3) Miracle on 34th Street

    4) A Christmas Story

    5) The Ref

    6)The Grinch

    9) Charlie Brown Christmas

    10) Frosty the Snow Man

  9. Ciara Knight says:

    The Polar Express! I knew one. Ask Lynn, I’m so bad at these. 🙂 Great job with the hop!

  10. # 2 White Christmas
    # 6 The Grinch
    # 7 White Christmas
    # 8 National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (my fav)
    # 9 Charlie Brown Christmas?
    #10 Frosty the Snowman??

    +10 twitter follower @mnjcarter
    + 10 Liked FB Melissa Carter

    Fun little trivia questions, not sure if mine are all right, but I tried:)


  11. Thanks for the great giveaway as well as the opp to win a paperback copy of one of your books as well.
    +10 I liked your facebook page (WildAboutBones Wab)

    #1 from A Wonderful Life (?)
    #4 from A Christmas Story
    #5 from The Ref(?)
    #6 from How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    #8 from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
    # 9 from A Charlie Brown Christmas
    #10 from Frosty the Snowman?

  12. Lynn Rush says:

    Wow. GREAT quotes. You stumped me. LOL!!!! Merry Christmas!!! 🙂

  13. Nat Cleary says:

    Great quotes. Liked on Facebook as Natalie Cleary and follow on twitter as nat cleary. Thanks so much.

  14. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    Wow, I think I only know the first- IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and the last-A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS(?)
    You are awesome to know these quotes. I have some movies to watch now…LOL

    Merry Christmas!!!!

    1. Michelle Bledsoe says:

      Oh yeah, I “liked” you on FB…LOL

  15. Leagh C says:

    Favorite movie quote?

    Christmas Vacatoion:

    Clark: Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I’d like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where’s the Tylenol?


    1. Leagh C says:

      Oh yeah…I follow you on Twitter and “liked” on FB

    2. Sebrina says:

      YES!!! Love that part!!

  16. Jenny Wentz says:

    I only know the Charlie brown one 🙁

  17. Sebrina says:

    HA! # 8 is THE BEST!! We watch that movie every single year, sometimes more than once! My hubby watched it every year growing up, so now of course, we are doing the same thing we our 2 kids. Chevy Chase is a total crack up!
    Leagh C……….YES!!!
    Follow on Twittah and liked your FB page also! Thank you for the hop, and the chance at prizes. 🙂

  18. cathy m says:

    1. It’s A Wonderful LIfe
    2. White Christmas
    3. Miracle on 34th Street
    4. A Christmas Story

    Just watched these four last weekend.

    liked your FB page too, Rebecca.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  19. Noidea on the quotes. When are you going to give the answers.

  20. I know a few of them, but not all.
    1. from A Wonderful Life (?)
    4. from A Christmas Story
    5. from The Ref(?)
    6. from How the Grinch Stole Christmas (second favorite)
    9. from A Charlie Brown Christmas (my favorite!)

    I liked your BF page and I am now following you on Twitter: PoisonRose79

    Happy Holidays Rebecca!
    ~Poison Rose

  21. steelerlady says:

    I like this on Facebook, and I plan to share it as well.
    1) Its a Wonderful Life
    2) White Christmas
    3) Miracle on 34th Street
    4) A Christmas Story
    5) The Ref
    6) The Grinch
    7) The Polar Express
    8) The National Lampoon Christmas
    9) A Charlie Brown Christmas
    10) Frosty the Snowman
    I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Safe New Year!!!
    God Bless!!

    1. steelerlady says:

      8) is The National Lampoon Christmas
      I dont know why it didnt show up as #8 but that is where its suppose to be.

  22. Rachel says:

    I think I know a few

    4- A Christmas Story
    5- The Ref, love that you put that in the list.
    7- The Santa Clause
    8 -Christmas Vacation
    9- A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Happy Holidays!!—Rachel

  23. Linda Henderson says:

    Well I’ll take a stab at these.
    1. It’s a Wonderful Life
    4. A Christmas Story
    6. The Grinch with Jim Carey
    7. Polar Express
    8. Christmas Vacation
    9. Charlie Brown Christmas
    10 Frosty the Snowman

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    Follow on Twitter as @BookOwner
    Like on Facebook as Linda Henderson

    seriousreader at live dot com

  24. Lisa Kessler says:

    So many great lines!!! 🙂

    1) It’s a wonderful life
    2) ?
    3) Polar Express
    4) Christmas Story
    5) Jingle all the way
    6) The Grinch live action movie
    7) ?
    8) Christmas Vacation!!! <– My favorite! 🙂
    9) Merry Christmas Charlie Brown

    Fun blog stop Rebecca!!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!

    Lisa 🙂

  25. Diane says:

    #1 It’s a wonderful life
    #10 Jack Frost
    That’s all for me.

  26. Lindsay says:

    I’m really bad with these quotes. I couldn’t get any of them. Sorry

  27. 1) It’s a Wonderful Life
    2) “You are not exactly Superman, but you are awfully available.”
    4) A Christmas Carol
    5) Jingle All the Way
    7) Miracle on 34th St
    8 A Christmas Vacation
    9) A Charlie Brown Christmas
    10) Frosty The Snowman

  28. StacieD says:

    #3 is Miracle on 34th Street
    #8 is National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

    Those are the only 2 I recognized off the top of my head.

    I follow on Twitter as @GeishasMom73

  29. Kimberly Wise says:

    1) Its a Wonderful Life
    2) White Christmas
    3) Miracle on 34th St
    4) A Christmas Story
    5) The Ref
    6) Nightmare before Christmas
    7) The Polar Express
    8) Christmas Vacation
    9) A Charlie Brown Christmas
    10) Frosty the Snowman

    Did I get those right???

  30. Mary Preston says:

    I only know # 9 A Charlie Brown Christmas.


  31. Ashley Applebee says:

    First off I liked you facebook (I’m Ashley Anne Applebee) secondly, I only know 3 of the quotes lol:
    1) A Wonderful Life
    9) A Charlie Brown Christmas
    10) Frosty The Snowman
    Great contest! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!!

  32. Heather says:

    Well the last two, Charlie Brown and Frosty, are always my favorites. The others I’m sure I’ve seen but can’t remember. I’m sure I will feel foolish when you do your reveal 🙂

  33. All excellent choices.

    1 It’s a Wonderful Life
    2 White Christmas
    3 Miracle on 34th Street
    4 A Christmas Story
    5 The Ref
    6 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    7 The Polar Express
    8 Christmas Vacation
    9 A Charlie Brown Christmas
    10 Frosty the Snowman

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com
    FB: Kathryn Anne Merkel

  34. wyndwhisper says:

    Hi Rebecca,
    thank you so much for the chance at such a great giveaway, i hope you and your family have a
    very Happy Holiday Season. i think i have all of the answers right but i would not bet money on
    it. LOL!

    tammy ramey

    1) ANSWER: It’s A Wonderful Life.
    2)ANSWER:White Christmas
    3)ANSWER:Miracle On 34th Street
    4) ANSWER:A Christmas Story
    5) ANSWER:The Ref
    6) ANSWER:How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    7) ANSWER:The Polar Express
    8) ANSWER:National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
    9) ANSWER:A Charlie Brown Christmas
    10) ANSWER:Frosty the Snowman

  35. Okay, some of these were hard!

    1. It’s a Wonderful Life
    2. White Christmas
    3. ?
    4. A Christmas Story
    5. The Ref
    6. The Grinch
    7. ?
    8. Christmas Vacation
    9. ?
    10. Frosty the Snowman

    Thanks for the fun!

    I liked on Facebook–Michelle Stockard Miller

  36. June M. says:

    Just guessing on some of these but here goes:
    1. It’s a Wonderful Life
    2. White Christmas
    3. Miracle on 34th Street
    4. A Christmas Story
    5. The Ref
    6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    7. The Polar Express
    8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
    9. A Charlie Brown Christmas
    10. Frosty the Snowman

    A couple of my faves:
    -Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing.

    Laura: Here’s Neil’s mother’s number.
    Scott Calvin: 1-800-SPANK-ME? I know that number.
    *Both from The Santa Clause
    I was already fan/following on facebook (June Manning) & am now following on twitter (JuneAnnM)
    Hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!

  37. acm05 says:

    I’m so bad, I only knew 4 and 9. Obviously, I have some Christmas movies to be watching. I’m really thinking of watch The Lord of the Rings Trilogy over my 4 day break. Hunky men are all season appropriate.


  38. I thought I was a movie buff, but I admit to not knowing most of them. Still, my favorite Christmas movie of all time is Love Actually. And why not look at romance during the holidays? I mean, Colin Firth in love? OMG.

  39. Hehehe I have no idea where any of those quotes come from, but I love all of them, especially number 10. 🙂

  40. books4me says:

    6. The Santa Clause Movie
    9. Charlie Brown’s Christmas


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  41. Diana says:

    1. It’s a Wonderful Life
    2. White Christmas
    3. Miracle on 34th Street
    4. A Christmas Story
    5. The Ref
    6. The Grinch
    7. The Polar Express
    8. Christmas Vacation
    9. A Charlie Brown Christmas
    10. Frosty the Snowman

    My FB name: Demitra Giote

    Thank you for the great giveaway and Happy Holidays!!!

  42. Shadow says:

    Great post! I love the quotes! I was able to guess 4 movies. 😉 Thanks for sharing with us! Happy holidays!
    liked your fb- shadow kohler
    twitter- LuvToRead09

  43. Chelsea B. says:

    I know #7 is The Polar Express, because my little brother is OBSESSED with that movie!
    #6– How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which I LOVE.
    And…. that’s all I got! 🙂

    I Like you on Facebook!