Monday, November 21, 2016

The Nutcacker or The Night Before Christmas Book Choice #Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The opinions stated are my genuine and my own!



Special holidays call for special books and no one does elegant and beautiful in children's books like Cider Mill Press. Whether you are looking for a timeless story like The Nutcracker or a traditional favorite like The Night Before Christmas, and really anything in between, you are going to be impressed when you visit their website.




The pictures in The Nutcracker are out of this world gorgeous. I have seen a lot of beautiful books, but this one easily stands out as one of the best. The colors and the clairty are amazing and combined with the classic story that so many treasure, it makes this book a perfect gift idea, or a wonderful selection to own for your household holiday reading traditions!


From cover to cover you will find the absolutely stunning artwork that will allow your (and your kids') imagination to run wild. Enter into the story as the pages immerse your senses and you and your family get satisfyingly lost in time.

A stunning new heirloom edition of the beloved holiday story that inspired the classic Christmastime ballet, reimagined for children with lavish illustrations by Christina Hess.

This beloved children’s classic promises to be the must-read bedtime book for your family this holiday season. Featuring whimsical artwork by Christina Hess, fantastical characters will dance across the pages as you read along, and a breath-taking gatefold awaits! Create new traditions together as you read and reread this stunning tale every night! Children, parents and grandparents alike will love this new addition to the family bookshelves!

A gorgeous new reimagining of the holiday classic for families to treasure. 

Story by ET. A. Hoffmann
Illustrated by: Christina Hess
Hardcover 11" x 10.5"


The Night Before Christmas is equally appealing with its more subdued colors and drawings that easily transport you back to your childhood, where you wanted to stay up to see Santa Clause, but you knew if you were going to get any presents, you had better not even try. ;)


The story is the one you know, and one you likely have already or will likely be sharing with your kids (or the other littles that come to visit if you don't have any of the youger set of your own). Make family time extra special this holiday season with the classic story of Santa making his rounds to all of the good little boys and girls of the world, on Christmas Eve.

The #1 New York Times bestselling edition of THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS now includes a special audio CD featuring an enchanting performance of the beloved poem by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges! 

Jeff Bridges brings The Night Before Christmas to life like never before with his iconic voice! This new family heirloom edition of The Night Before Christmas comes with a special reading of the poem by Jeff Bridges himself.  This #1 New York Times bestselling picture book also features an audio CD of classic Christmas music, a countdown-to-Christmas poster, a keepsake envelope for safe storage of these festive components year-round, and stunning original illustrations by award-winning artist Charles Santore, including a breathtaking four-panel gatefold.  Treasured by families worldwide, now you can read along with Jeff Bridges as you and your family count down the days to Christmas.

Both books have their own special surprise too. As you saw in the description above, The Night Before Christmas has a CD enclosed with Jeff Bridges reading the ever-popular poem & The Nutcracker has a large fold-out section so there are even more beautiful pictures to enjoy.

These are the kind of books that make it clear that no matter how nice the electronic readers are (and they are nice), they will never entirely replace books. There's just something magical about a beautiful, tangible book...don't you think?

You can purchase either of these books on Amazon or on the Cider Mill Press website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

One lucky winner gets their choice of the two books mentioned above. US & Canadian residents only.

54 comments:

  1. The book The Complete Meatball Cookbook looks like one I would be able to please many family members.

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  2. While I love them both, The Night Before Christmas will always be my favorite holiday story.

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  3. The Night before christmas gets the win here too, but both are good stories indeed.

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  4. Hi Rosey - they look gorgeous books to entice and draw the young reader in ... I used to read these sorts of stories for ever when I was much younger ... lovely to see - cheers Hilary

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  5. I liked the Wizard of Oz book - such beautiful illustrations.

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  6. What beautifully illustrated books! We have a whole collection of Christmas books we break out every year and read throughout the holiday season.

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  7. This is such a great giveaway. They are both great books, but The Night Before Christmas is one of my favorites.

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  8. This such a great giveaway! Both of these are forever classics that make Christmas so much better.

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  9. This is the best giveaway ever! My daughter loves reading the Night Before Christmas, so I would definitely choose The Nutcracker to add to our collection.

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  10. The Night Before Christmas is such an iconic book. I would love the Nutcracker to change things up.

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  11. These are all beautiful books of the two great literary classics. I love the illustrations! Definitely heirloom quality. I'm going to get some of these for my grandchildren.

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  12. These are great books. We are thinking of reading a Christmas book every night of December,

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  13. These books are sounds fascinating! I'm sure my kids will love it.

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  14. These look beautiful. They did such a great job on the illustrations.

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  15. I love this story so much! Thanks for the chance to win! I cannot wait for the holidays!

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  16. Would love to own the The Night Before Christmas book, especially with Jeff Bridges as the voice. Love his voice.

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  17. That's awesome. I love collecting books especially for the kids. It gives them a chance to read as much as they like at any age! I think these two are a must have in your collection.

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  18. I love both of these stories! Those pictures are really amazing! Kids will surely love this!

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  19. Excellent give-away! I really like these book formats. The illustrations really pop out.

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  20. I love classic christmas books! These are beautiful!

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  21. They have a lot of versions of the Santa book on their website. I like yours with the cd but they have one with a figurine I think I will get!! In fact it is perfect.

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  22. These books are beautiful. As a creative soul I can appreciate the beauty of good art in kids books.

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  23. Peanuts: Love is Walking
    Hand in Hand.

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  24. Some of my favourites for this time of year! My kids love them too, so classic and special! - Jeanine

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  25. What beautifully illustrated books and what a wonderful way to spend Christmas with your kids reading and bonding!

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  26. i grew up on both of these stories! Love them and would love to buy one and share it with my family!

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  27. I love the Peter Rabbit Classic Collection! I loved these books as a child!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  28. I like the The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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  29. The Cast Iron Baking book looks like it would be neat!

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  30. I love both of these books. I know my nieces would love it if I won either of them.

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  31. I like the Peanuts: Love is Walking Hand in Hand book.

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  32. I would love to read these nice Christmas story books to our three year old grandson. He still loves reading a lot of different books.

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  33. I learned that they publish books across all manner of subject matter from children's to alcohol to trivia to novels. Most publishing companies focus on one area.

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  34. My daughter would also like The Classic Tale of the Wind in the Willows. I loved this book as a child.

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  35. I love the variety of books featured. I would love to have The Peter Rabbit Collection for my grandson.

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  36. I also love the Velveteen Rabbit Gift Set
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  37. I remember the Velveteen Rabbit from when I was a girl

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  38. I love the interesting books that cider mills press has including the movie trivia book

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  39. I really like the hardcover book, The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit!

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  40. I also like the The Cast-Iron Skillet Cookbook. I've had my eye on that one for awhile now.

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  41. I love the The Velveteen Rabbit Gift Set. Very nice!

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  42. I'd love The Twelve Days of Christmas Cats
    Crystallgregg@gmail

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  43. I love the Night Before Christmas. Thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  44. i like the velveteen rabbit gift set. it is really cool.

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  45. I like the Shakespeare’s Sonnets: The Complete Illustrated Poems.

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  46. Our Cider Mill bears fruit twice a year, publishing a new crop of titles each spring and fall.

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  47. I would love the Wizard of Oz book.
    shawnac68@hotmaildotcom

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  48. I really liked the movie night trivia book.

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  49. I would love the Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook.

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  50. I like The Velveteen Rabbit Gift Set.

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  51. Those look beautiful. My brother took his girlfriend to see the Nutcracker the other night... made me think... I don't think I even know the story of it. Maybe one day? :)

    I love that site. I now want The Peanuts book.. and the Peter Rabbit collection :)

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  52. I love the Peter Rabbit collection. Great gift for Easter.

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  53. I like The Wizard of Oz
    The Classic Edition

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