Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Traditions by Authors of Gems in the Attic

Merry Christmas Eve!

All little children are watching for Santa! In our home, we start the day with Merry Christmas Eve, and we say it from morning to evening when friends drop by.

We're glad you dropped by so have a cup of cocoa and a Christmas cookie or two. After all, there are no calories in Christmas cookies, right?

Let's talk about Christmas Eve Traditions. We'll share ours and hope you will share your own traditions in Comments.

At the end of this post will be instructions on how to give a Kindle ebook as a gift. (The process works just about the same at all ebook sellers.) 

Bonnie Edwards

For most of my life, we've gone for a drive on Christmas Eve to see the light displays. This started with my parents when I was a child, then with my boyfriend, (now husband). Naturally, we took our children out, too.

For Your Consideration

Yes, it's One Crazy Christmas for this couple. They live in different countries, and between them, they have 5 daughters. But love doesn’t give a fig about that!

Karyn Whyte is a busy single mom of two, the owner of Whyte's Christmas--a woman who would like to meet a convenient man--one who lives nearby, has no baggage and makes no demands. Oh, and he must like curvy women.

Cade Devine's a devoted single dad to three little girls. Sure, he's got his hands full, but that doesn't mean he wants to be alone. One Crazy Christmas, Book 3 of my Christmas Collection, is a "stand alone" single parents' romance with humour, heart, and the warmth of the Season.

One Crazy Christmas is an Amazon Exclusive so read for free on Kindle Unlimited or buy it for $2.99 and keep forever.

Cheryl Bolen

Since our sons have grown up, we’ve been fortunate that they are able to come and spend the night with us on Christmas Eve. We play games and drink Irish coffee (decaf).

As they sleep in the next morning, I stuff stockings and make Scotch eggs and bake cinnamon rolls, our traditional Christmas breakfast.

For Your Consideration

After the sudden death of his brother, Alex Haversham becomes the Duke of Fordham and now must break the sad news to his late brother’s fiancĂ©e, Georgiana Fenton, who suspects him of murdering his brother.

As he and she work together to find the killer, Georgiana fights her growing attraction to the new duke.

Preorders for print and eBook are now up everywhere for Last Duke Standing, Book 3 in Lords Eton, which releases Jan. 15, 2019.

Pre-order now Last Duke Standing now from Amazon.

Jan Scarbrough

Our Christmas traditions have changed over the years as our children have grown and grandchildren have arrived.

However, my most endearing tradition is to decorate the tree with ornaments collected over these years. Each one has a special meaning or was purchased on a trip or to celebrate the arrival of another grandchild.

For Your Consideration

The software Jay Preston created may have made him a millionaire, but it hasn’t made him happy. Seeking a simpler life, he takes a temporary job in a place that made him happy in his youth--grooming American Saddlebred horses near Louisville, Kentucky. Then a beautiful woman from his past walks back into his life.

Can a marriage of convenience prove that a California millionaire can be the perfect Kentucky groom? Find out in Kentucky Groom, Book 5: Bluegrass Reunion Series.

Joan Reeves

Christmas Eve seems to be focused on the fun aspects of this holiday--Santa, the elves, reindeer, cookies, and a whole bunch of other things. Kids are excited and anxious for the big day when they run to the Christmas tree and see what Santa brought.

That's all a lot of fun, but the religious aspect of Christmas Eve became more important as I grew up. As a family, my favorite Christmas Eve Tradition is attending Candlelight services at church on Christmas Eve. There's something about it that soothes my soul and makes me feel at peace.

For Your Consideration

Brianna's Season for Miracles is a Christmas romance about a woman who takes stock of her life one Christmas and doesn't like what she sees. Brianna wants a do-over, but it's going to take a miracle to get what she wants. You'll find Brianna's Season for Miracles only at Amazon where it's a Kindle Unlimited free read, or buy for $2.99.

Karen Kelley

We have several traditions leading up to Christmas Eve. One day is set aside for movies.

We put on our comfy clothes, and we all gather around the television. There's always popcorn and other snacks. Lots of laughter and fun.

We all have a list of our favorite movies. Most of all, it's just being with family.

For Your Consideration

Flock You is a mature-rated romantic comedy. So if spicy is your treat, you'll love the story of a girl who catches her BFF and her "forever guy" together--on her brand new couch.

Of course, she tossed them both out, but now her rent is due, and she needs a roommate fast. Enter her brother's techy college roommate--some kind of software wizard--who needs a place to stay. And he has a puppy. You'll find Flock You at Amazon for your holiday entertainment.

Kathleen Lawless

My three adult children gather at my house on Christmas Eve, and we spend a hilarious evening playing Cards Against Humanity.

This game fuels crazy long-ago memories, and we end up laughing till we cry. Once we have laughed so much we can’t concentrate on the game any more, we stuff each other’s stockings, trying not to peek. The gifts never all fit, but we try.

For Your Consideration

I'm giving you something to look forward to in the New Year: Redeeming Jenna, my latest book written under my alter-ego pen name, Kaely Steel. I can't give you a buy link as it won’t be available until the first week of January, but check other posts by me on the GEMS blog because I'll publish a buy link as soon as I have it.

From Redeeming Jenna: "I run from one man who wants me dead, into the arms of five others. They call themselves G Force Five. Safe in their midst, I am cherished, loved, redeemed. But discord among their ruling body complicates everything, threatening their existence and my future.

Nancy Fraser

My family's Christmas Eve tradition includes bringing my two sons and their families (5 grandchildren) together for a light meal of appetizers and my son's homemade squash soup.

Then we watch A Christmas Story while enjoying cookies and hot chocolate.

For Your Consideration

Set in the Roaring Twenties, is Erin's Gift.

Can Erin, a good girl, avoid jail after being caught in a speakeasy with her friends? And, will working as a nanny for her best friend's lawyer brother turn into more than just a job?

You'll find Erin's Gift at Amazon Kindle for only 99 cents.
How To Give a Kindle Ebook as a Gift

To give a free ebook, just copy the link and send it to your friend. (To get it for yourself, just click the link and follow through.)

To buy an ebook as a gift, all you need to do is click the embedded link for any of the books in this post. That takes you to the book page. Click GIVE AS A GIFT and fill in the form as needed.

If you do not know your recipient's Amazon registered email address,  click to buy, and a gift email will be sent to you. Then you forward it to your recipient at any email or print it out and give it in person. They can then go to Amazon and claim their gift.

Remember, click to buy these for yourself too. You also need some good holiday reading.

Just consider it a reward for all the Christmas shopping you've done on behalf of your family.

Happy Holidays

Thank you for visiting us on Christmas Eve.

We appreciate your sharing your day or evening with us.

Whatever your traditions, and however you celebrate Christmas Eve, we, the Authors of Gems in the Attic, wish you peace, happiness, and love.


  1. A great post. Great memories and exciting reading possibilities! Merry Christmas, Gems!

  2. Fun post. Merry Christmas to our readers and to all my fellow Gems. Have a safe and joyous holiday!

    1. Merry Christmas, Nancy. Thanks for sharing your tradition.

  3. Hello, everyone and Merry Christmas, Gems! One of our traditions was homemade eggnog on Christmas eve. I think Mother and Daddy hoped the warm milk would put me and my five siblings to sleep faster. LOL! Wishing you a happy, prosperous 2019.

    1. Becky, hello. Long time, no see! Thanks for sharing your tradition. Merry Christmas.

  4. So nice to read everyone else's traditions and to keep our own. Happiness to all my Gems sisters this season and to all a Good Night.

  5. Thanks for sharing your tradition, Bonnie. Merry Christmas to you and all the Authors who give so much of their time to make this blog dynamic with entertaining and informative posts.

  6. Christmas traditions are truly what makes the season bright.

    the link to Redeeming Jenna.


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