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Use me. Abuse me…the Christmas way

It is time for a Use Me and Abuse Me post. This is the idea I wanted to steal from Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride. She is a very creative blogger and is always finding new and fun ways to interact with her readers.

So what is Use Me and Abuse Me Day?

This is a Christmasy way to share some of your favorite things and meet and / or pick up a few new friends and subscribers. Abuse me by bringing ONE link to your favorite Christmas post. If you bring two, you will end up in Spam Prison. Simply pick your fav Christmas post you think everyone will enjoy reading. You have some by now, don’t you? Everyone has a favorite. After pasting it, write a small introduction to entice  some readers to your blog.

If you have a favorite Christmas video or song, go for it!

Feel free to introduce yourself to others in my comment section. Say, “Hello!” You all seem pretty cool! I want stop by your place and check yours out. I think some others will too.

Subscribe to a few blogs and they may subscribe to yours. Tell them, “Susie and Andy sent you”.

I have already started this Christmas party off by sharing my two favorite Christmas posts, “Raise a Glass” and Kids Just Don’t Understand“.

Adding some favorite Christmas songs might be the orchestral version of Carol Of the Bells. If you enjoy that song here is a wonderful version of it:

That song always stops me in my tracks. A few of my non-traditional favorite Christmas songs might be the 80’s girl group, the Waitresses, and ‘Christmas Wrappings‘ about a young lady finding the Christmas Spirit in a busy A&P store. ..

Come on, you gotta like that one (my wife hates it too). Another, Silver Bells by the Roches, is found on Martha Stewart’s Christmas CD. I liked it so much I used it for the background music to Dylan’s second Christmas story:

They grow so fast! Finally, being the beach bum that I am, here is a Coastal Christmas fav. warming into my heart each year; Jimmy Buffet’s Christmas Island:

But now that is way too much about me. Howabout you?

Let the virtual Christmas party begin! Come on in.  Socialize! Mingle with the other guests! Every sumptuous entree and decadent dessert offered here is for your virtual pleasure. Indulge! The drinks are on the house, although they are at my house.  Everything is calorie and guilt free! Except for me, for shamelessly pirating Susie’s ‘Abuse Me’ post.

Thank you Susie! Be sure to check out the party at Susi’s blog. You may never leave! Have a Merry Christmas everyone and please drop off and unwrap some of your Christmas gifts for everyone below…

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6 thoughts on “Use me. Abuse me…the Christmas way

  1. Hi Janice! I am so glad to meet you! I stopped back to see if there were any links to click on.
    I created the Use Me and Abuse Me Day to give back to my readers and give them a place to meet each other. 🙂
    I will be over to check out your blog!

  2. Merry Christmas to you Ms. Janice! My family is checking in on a Sat. – Sat. reservation in my B&B here. The kids will get spoiled. I’ll get fat(er). And try to create some warm memories again.

    Thank you too for the link! You are the oxymoron in that you are still full of surprises as what we have come to expect. 🙂 ~ Please let me know where I can send this Johnny Walker Blue for you!

  3. Hi Susie! Well, I’d like to introduce myself if I may =P
    I’m Janice (a.k.a. Cafe) from Your Daily Dose blog! Great idea to use and abuse, haha! Hope you have a fantastic holidays planned and quality time to spend with your loved ones 🙂

  4. Merry almost Christmas, Andy! I’m sure it will be a joyous time with your wonderful kids and family as always. What are your plans for the holidays? 🙂

    Well, I have to say that I don’t have a Christmas post *hangs head in shame* but does this 2012 wrap-up post count? It has a picture of my face framed in Christmas decor! … that should entice people, no? ………….


  5. Somebody has to be the first one to arrive. It oughta be Susie. Thanks so much for playing along. Great story of your history with these bad imposters. My oldest is petrified by the creepy Santas. I wonder what she would say about the plastic suit? 🙂 Have a great Christmas Susie! Thanks for letting me steal your idea…

  6. Thanks so much for the shout! Everyone must be at Christmas parties or shopping. It is that time of year! 🙂
    Here is my contribution to the party about the department store Santas!

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