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Enter To Win! “Christmas Entertaining” by Georgeanne Brennan

   Woo Hoo!  The holidays are here and we are going to celebrating in style on Ehell with lots of give aways this month!

First up is this copy of “Williams- Sonoma Christmas Entertaining”  by Georgeanne Brennan

I love the detailed work plans for each type of party in this book.  Excellent guide for those who need a little help hosting a lovely holiday party but still of great use for veteran hosts and hostesses.

Book Description:  In Williams-Sonoma Christmas Entertaining, you’ll discover everything you need to know to welcome guests into your home with style and ease.
Organized around six festive holiday occasions, this book provides complete menus and decorating ideas, all designed to fit the way people like to entertain and spend time together today: a cozy Fireside Cocktail Party; an Italian Christmas Eve supper; a chic Christmas Eve in the City; a lavish, traditional New England Christmas; a sparkling Snow Country Breakfast; and a casual New Year’s Day Open House.

There are some fifty easy-to-master recipes for everything from make-ahead finger food to appetizers, main courses, and desserts. The beautiful color photography and step-by-step style and drink ideas make it easy to create elegant centerpieces, signature beverages, and delightful welcoming touches that transform the table and the house. Helpful reference sections provide guidelines on tableware, setting up a buffet, selecting wine, and more.

You can follow the detailed work plans included in each chapter to create a complete party, or mix and match recipes and ideas to assemble your menus. Either way, you’ll find everything you need for hosting memorable holiday get-togethers with style and confidence.

Reply to this post to enter.   Must be willing to supply a valid mailing address for shipping.   Contest open for all readers.   Contest closes Friday, December 6 at 12 pm EST.   Winner chosen by random via random.org.


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  • KimJ_in_Oregon December 2, 2013, 4:29 pm

    The book looks delightful. Thank you for the fun giveaway contest!

  • goddessoftheclassroom December 2, 2013, 5:22 pm

    I love Williams-Sonoma cookbooks! Please enter my name.

  • Ellex December 2, 2013, 5:39 pm

    I love “how to entertain” cookbooks. They only get more awesome as they age. I have Great Dinners from Time Life and it includes the instructions to give your butcher, the order to place at the fishmonger, and where to find truly exotic ingredients like dried peppers. This is in addition to helpful hints about what can be made ahead, when to serve cocktails, and when you have to stop visiting with the guests and pop in to check the roast.

  • Amanda H. December 2, 2013, 5:44 pm

    This sounds like a great resource. Please include me. 🙂

  • Celia December 2, 2013, 5:59 pm

    Great gift! I’d love to receive it

  • badkitty December 2, 2013, 6:26 pm

    Yes, please!

  • Melissa December 2, 2013, 6:51 pm

    I love to entertain for the holidays! This will be the first year I have matching serving dishes. I would love some great recipes to put in them!

  • sidi-ji December 2, 2013, 6:58 pm

    Love to have this as a reference.

  • drnic December 2, 2013, 7:27 pm

    I would love this book!

  • Laura December 2, 2013, 7:30 pm

    Please enter me in the contest! I love to entertain!

  • Jelaza December 2, 2013, 8:44 pm

    Oh, I would love this.

  • NostalgicGal December 2, 2013, 8:52 pm

    Oooh, would love it. Please enter me, thank you.

  • Hellbound Allee December 2, 2013, 10:22 pm

    It looks like a wonderful book!

  • Lindsey December 2, 2013, 10:24 pm

    This looks great!

  • Kimberly Rose December 2, 2013, 10:25 pm

    Thanks for the chance

  • Liz December 2, 2013, 10:36 pm

    Great book! Please add me in the draw =)

  • Sara December 2, 2013, 10:52 pm

    I’d love to be entered, I love Williams Sonoma cookbooks

  • Carli December 3, 2013, 12:12 am

    I love Christmas books! Would love to add this to my collection. 🙂

  • Emily December 3, 2013, 12:57 am

    This book looks lovely!

  • Alley Cat December 3, 2013, 1:00 am

    Please enter me, as well! I’d love to learn how to graciously entertain before leaving school for the “real” world!

  • Kat December 3, 2013, 1:34 am

    Hope I win! Thanks!

  • Allison December 3, 2013, 2:08 am

    I love entertaining and am always looking for new, good ideas!

  • Elle December 3, 2013, 3:05 am

    This would definitely be useful – yes please!

  • Hannah December 3, 2013, 3:13 am

    Sounds like a great book!

  • Owly December 3, 2013, 4:25 am

    Yay for this book! I love Christmas, but when it comes to hosting parties… let’s just say I’m aware I’m one of the people who needs a little help. 😉

  • Kate December 3, 2013, 5:20 am

    I would love this book, please enter me in the contest

  • Becky December 3, 2013, 5:57 am

    Thank you for running this contest. Best of luck to everyone!

  • Molly December 3, 2013, 7:24 am

    I’m in!

  • spookycatlady December 3, 2013, 8:52 am

    I’m interested too!

  • Easily Amused December 3, 2013, 9:22 am

    Please include me. Thank you for doing this- what fun! (:

  • Tracy December 3, 2013, 9:40 am

    I’m in! 🙂

  • Sab December 3, 2013, 10:12 am

    I have been a long time fan of this site and I would love to enter if living in Switzerland is not a problem!

  • julie j December 3, 2013, 10:28 am

    What a fun giveaway

  • Sally N December 3, 2013, 10:52 am

    Would love to have this book. Please enter me.

  • Hawknest December 3, 2013, 10:55 am

    This looks like a fun book! Good luck one and all!

  • Rae December 3, 2013, 11:33 am

    I would love to have that! Proceeding to add it to my Amazon wish list in case I don’t win.

  • Jodie uk girl December 3, 2013, 11:35 am

    This book looks wonderful, please throw my name in the hat xx

  • WifeyDear December 3, 2013, 11:42 am

    I’d love this book! Good luck everyone!

  • CWM December 3, 2013, 11:45 am

    Please enter me in to the drawing. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • technobabble December 3, 2013, 12:35 pm

    I’d love a copy of this book!

  • Challis December 3, 2013, 12:55 pm

    book, yay.

  • Lynn December 3, 2013, 3:01 pm

    I love books on cooking, entertaining, and etiquette. This one sounds like a winner!

  • Lisa S. December 3, 2013, 3:35 pm

    I just bought a house and will be hosting Christmas for the first time….this book would really help!

  • Rachel December 3, 2013, 3:53 pm

    I would love to win this! Thank you for your generosity, admin!

  • AS December 3, 2013, 5:57 pm

    WOW! That sounds like an awesome book. We hosted the family Thanksgiving-Chanukkah at our house for the first time (we usually went to my husband’s parents house), and though it was exciting, it was quite challenging. (My in-laws are awesome people, and everyone helped us out… so everything turned out better than I thought it would).

  • Rebekah December 3, 2013, 6:33 pm

    Ooh! I hope to win the prize!!!

  • L December 3, 2013, 8:37 pm

    Oh my goodness, this book looks delightful! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!

  • Sophia December 3, 2013, 8:44 pm

    Would love to win! Thanks for the chance! Can’t wait to get ideas for our Boxing Day parties 🙂

  • Jenn December 3, 2013, 9:01 pm


  • Angel December 3, 2013, 9:01 pm

    Would love to win this! Thanks for the contest!