30 November 2015

Christmas Gift Giveaway #30 - WIN a Christmas Tree

Today is the final day of our Christmas Gift Giveaway for his year *holds back tears* and as no Christmas is complete without a tree we have a real one up for grabs! That's right, the lovely team at Pines and Needles will provide this final prize, including delivery, for you to decorate at home with your loved ones ready for the arrival of Santa.





Pines and Needles are members of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, and they do their utmost to positively contribute to the wider community through their working practices, environmental responsibility, and charitable partnerships. 

Fresh cut trees provide a beautiful scent, amazing colour and they are fast becoming more fashionable, so it's a great time to get yours.




The Nordmann Fir 
(Abies Nordmanniana)

"This variety is the preferred choice of modern Britons as the tree benefits from its ability to retain its needles for longer in an indoor environment. The tree has non-pointy flattened needles which are a glossy dark-green on top with two blue-white bands of stomata below; this gives the Nordmann Fir it’s signature two-tone depth, like that of the olive tree. This tree will usually last around four weeks in good condition before it begins to dry out."
- Pines and Needles




For your chance to WIN a Christmas Tree you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 12th December 2015. 

Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are additional entry methods available also.


Good luck!







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83 comments :

  1. The kids get their parcel left from Mrs Claus with xmas pjs, book and dvd. We sit reading the book and then make chocolate truffles for santa before watching a christmas dvd with hot chocolates and gingerbread men!

    on christmas day we get up early and open the presents then play with the toys before a big christmas lunch and some family board games at night!

    I love christmas!

    AShleigh

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  2. We always get our Pj's on have some lovely treats and sit and watch a Christmas movie, get carrot mince pie and glass of milk for Santa and the reindeer then we put our magic key up ☺ oh and the boys always write a quick note to Santa to make sure he know they have been good

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  3. Last minute prep. Final prezzies wrapped etc. Then celebrate with a glass of Mulled wine.

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  4. After the kids are in bed on Christmas Eve the adults relax with a take away and just before we go to bed we bring all the pressies down and sort them into piles of who they belong to. On Christmas morning we come downstairs and the present opening waits until after we all have a cuppa and a bacon sandwich. We take it in turns to open a present each although the little ones always have more presents so they open 2 at a time.

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  5. Sausage rolls on Xmas Eve, bucks fizz on xmas morning!

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  6. On Christmas Eve we watch 'It's a wonderful life' & on Christmas day we keep it very relaxed and take our time doing everything! :)

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  7. Christmas eve the kids open one presi after dinner and have a Christmas tree chocolate and get treats ready for santa. On Christmas day we all open our presies when the kids wake us up

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  8. i wrap the prezzies whilst my hubby goes to the pub out o my way - leanne w

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  9. We watch a film on Christmas Eve and I do a little buffet, on Christmas Day the kids open their presents early, all the family come round and we play games in the evening

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  10. Presents are already bought and wrapped before Christmas Eve, so plenty of time to lounge in front of the TV. Christmas Day depends on who's hosting that day. This year it's my sister, so quite a long drive but no worries about cooking Christmas Dinner!

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  11. i have a mad run for the last liitle bits at the shops and still end up buying a car full of food etc, then about four ish i go for one drink with my best friend then i come home and me and the kids and hubby put pj's on and watch xmas films xxxx

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  12. i have a mad run for the last liitle bits at the shops and still end up buying a car full of food etc, then about four ish i go for one drink with my best friend then i come home and me and the kids and hubby put pj's on and watch xmas films xxxx

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  13. Always insist on having a cup of tea while the kids open their presents. Christmas dinner, queens speech and then I open my presents.

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  14. We have breakfast on Christmas morning before going into the living room and opening our gifts! Then it's Christmas dinner and the house is filled with Christmas movies and music until board games later and bedtime!

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  15. Last minute wrapping, and cooking prep. The day itself I'm working, but will come back to a cooked meal. Unwrap presents, and spend the evening watching a Christmas movie.

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  16. On christmas eve we always visit our family and deliver christmas gifts!
    we then attend the christmas eve service at our local church
    return home and all open a gift each before bed :)

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  17. We tend to stay up late prepping for the actual day. In the morning we go downstairs and open some presents in our pjs, we have a light breakfast and then some family will come over to visit. More presents, then lunch and probably some other relatives and more presents!

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  18. Take time getting up, leisurely family breakfast, walk, then open presents and lunch.

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  19. No Christmas routine as such as I am usually still busy preparing food, wrapping presents etc. Christmas Day get up, breakfast, open presents then head into kitchen to start cooking dinner

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  20. Christmas Eve morning is spent wrapping last minute presents and getting things for stockings ready. We then bake gingerbread cookies and decorate them with a special one made for Santa! The night is spent with all the lights off apart from the Christmas Tree lights in the living room, whilst we watch The Grinch and drink hot chocolate with marshmallows in new PJs!

    Christmas Day is spent in a flurry or wrapping paper and playing with new presents in the morning! We have a fry-up for breakfast and watch The Snowman! We then go for a walk around the local nature reserve and feed the ducks, then settle down to a roast beef dinner that I cook and the night is finished with a few glasses of Baileys over ice and some good old fashioned board games!

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  21. We have homemade curry on xmas eve. Bit smelly but nice for a change x

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  22. Drink with friends, some exotic warming alcohol I don't drink at any other time of the year once back home, and watch an episode of Christmas Ghost stories under the light of the tree...

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  23. I have children in there twenties and then I was very clever and had another little one when I was in my forties. My challenge now is getting my older children her to participate in my younger daughter's Christmas. We usually spend Christmas Eve at my daughter's house sipping hot chocolate and opening her presents to us and then have a normal Christmas morning at home (involving lots of presents and flying wrapping paper :) ).

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  24. On Christmas Eve we all play games, have a drink & eat snacks in front of the fire. When the kids are in bed we fill the stockings. On Christmas morning we get up & open stocking presents, then have sausage/bacon rolls & Bucks Fizz for breakfast. We all get dressed & showered & then open tree presents. Then we call family/Skype etc whilst the turkey is cooking. Then we have a leisurely 2 hour lunch, crash & watch a movie, then go for a walk, then back for a buffet tea of left-overs.

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  25. on christmas day we wake up and open one present. Then we have a cup of tea and open the christmas biscuits before opening the rest of our presents

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  26. We always go see a pantomime on Christmas Eve

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  27. We met up for an early dinner with friends and family at our local Chinese followed by a couple of drinks in our local pub where they have music then home to bed. Up early (usually around 6) and open up our first present with breakfast. Dinner is usually around 3pm followed by games, christmas movies and far too many chocs and alcoholic beverages, great day!

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  28. Xmas eve- we open the adult presents. On Xmas morning, the children pile onto our bed to open their stockings and then we go downstair, make tea and the children open their presents

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  29. i always spend Christmas at my parents house and stop over christmas

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  30. We spend Christmas Eve preparing for the next day, making gravy and mince pies etc, and always watch Elf and White Christmas :) In the evening we all open presents which is always new pyjamas :) Christmas Day everyone gets into our bed and we open our stockings, then downstairs for our main presents :) Then family comes over, dinner games and more food - can't wait

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  31. Christmas Eve is usually spent preparing as much as possible for Christmas day, we usually have a take away then cuddle up and watch a Christmas DVD

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  32. Christmas Eve involves baking a treat to leave for Santa, watching a film in the afternoon and tracking Santa. In the evening we go out for a walk to see if we can spot his sleigh in the sky. Christmas Day starts with opening stockings in our bed, then we have pain au chocolat for breakfast and then open the presents under the tree.

    @rachiegr

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  33. Watch a festive film before bed, in the morning wake up and open presents as a family then cook and eat lunch before relaxing in front of the TV with a couple of good movies, later on have some party food before watching Dr Who and Eastenders.

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  34. On Christmas Eve we bake cookies for Santa & open our Christmas Eve box which has new pjs, hot chocolate, popcorn & other goodies in, & we all sit & watch a Xmas film before bed

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  35. My husband is normally at work christmas eve but we normally watch christmas films until bed time.

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  36. leave stockings out for Santa on Christmas Eve then on Christmas Day the children open their stockings in bed with us

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  37. We usually watch a film on Christmas eve, then on Christmas day we like to stay at home so my son can enjoy his presents. Quite often the family will come for tea.

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  38. I love filling the stockings up :)

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  39. On christmas eve me and kids watch gilms have a nice lunch more family visit then we put out some mince pies for santa and carrots for his reindeers :)

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  40. Carol Singing on Village Green the Hot Choccy crumpets in front of Christmas film

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  41. We go to a christingle service on Christmas eve

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  42. putting things out for santa on christmas eve all together and a nice Christmas film x

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  43. we go to a pantomine or if we stay at home bake goodies for santa and then snuggle watching a xmas movie then we put out food for santa and reindeers

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  44. Getting everything ready on Christmas eve and the kids really excited, and then on the big day it's up early to open stockings, eat chocolate and get the lunch ready, followed by christmas day films and a little wine!

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  45. We are having potato salad and then open a few presents. In the morning then we have Irish breakfast and open the rest of the presents.

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  46. We love to watch Christmas movies on Christmas Eve then make Stuffed Shells and Salad for dinner and watch my nieces and nephews open gifts!

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  47. Christmas eve we have a lazy day at home with new Pjs and chinese takeaway. Christmas day we all wear Christmas jumpers and go for a Indian meal with all the family

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  48. Christmas Eve we make cookies and hot chocolate and then snuggle into our new pjs to watch a film together,
    On Christmas Day the children open they're stockings in the morning and then we start lunch and wait for family, we open our presents when family arrive and have lunch. Then we all go out for a nice stomp in the fields with mutt face. :)

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  49. Maltesers for breakfast Xmas day we roll them to each other as we open presents

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  50. Christmas Eve my husband and I both work, but after work we get the kids in pj's and start the 12 hour drive to get to grandmas for Christmas Day.

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  51. Christmas Eve - we clean the whole house so its nice and clean for Santa to visit. Christmas day the kids open their stockings with us in our bedroom and then we move onto to the lounge and more pressies. Then its dinner and afternoon film.

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  52. New pjs on Xmas Eve and cheesy Christmas films.
    Christmas Day, one massive stress!

    Cat Culmer

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  53. New PJs and get under the blankets to watch a christmas film on Christmas Eve. Christmas day - panic!

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  54. watching christmas movies on christmas eve and christmas day filled with joy and family fun and sometimes a few arguements over charades and monopoly!

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  55. On Christmas Eve we have a games tournament, the Day is pretty standard except we open presents AFTER DINNER, and Boxing day is all about eating leftovers in our pyjamas

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  56. We don't have a Christmas Eve routine as such, we have family time and then bed time of which I expect will take hours this year! Christmas Day is gifts, breakfast, Play, Christmas meal, Play, Play, Play and bed.

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  57. We sometimes have a takeaway then settle down to watch a few christmas films and up early, around 6 am Christmas morning for a busy day x

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  58. Christmas eve we snuggle in front of the tv with hot chocolate & popcorn in new pj's. Christmas day my mother in law will cook dinner. We open presents, have breakfast, play with my son's toys, get dressed, play some more, have dinner then chill out for the rest of the day :) x

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  59. Christmas Eve we watch to in pjs with hot chocolate

    Kay Panayi

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  60. Christmas Eve we all bake, hand out treats to our neighbors, get dolled up and go to our next door neighbors party.

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  61. I'm usually the 1st up on christmas day so I make sure the house is warm, tree lights are on and everything is in order

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  62. Christmas Eve: Breakfast for dinner! Christmas Even Service at church!

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  63. Christmas eve usually consists of some frantic last minute wrapping, and paranoia of every sound that im about to get caught wrapping something, Christmas day is excitement and smiley faces reminding me how much i really love that last minute wrapping and paranoia. :)

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  64. xmas eve is spend relaxing and having a nice meal with a drink as I try to get everything down in advance. Xmas day is all go from getting up I prepare everything and get the oven on, make a nice breakfast then it's present opening time!

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  65. Christmas day is the same as any other sunday but just opening presents. The afternoon is when we all get together as a family including excitable kids.

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  66. Up at about 8 where we all eat a normal days breakfast to prepare us for the main event of present opening. After that we have xmas dinner. In the afternoon we play a board game and watch a family movie.

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  67. christmas eve all in pjs watching a christmas film then christmas day relaxing with pressies and films

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  68. Christmas eve after dinner and Home Alone we get the kids into pjs and drive around looking at the lights and decorations which gets them excited and sleepy too :)

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  69. Our routine on Christmas Day means staying in bed as long as possible (not an early riser) and then getting up and eating pate on toast in our jammies. Then opening presents, before heading back into the kitchen for hot chocolate and churros. Then everyone gets dressed in their new clothes, sits down to watch elf while the cooking begins. Perfect.

    @Cloudyskies29 on twitter

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  70. Christmas Eve is come home from Work, Takeaway which is now Korma, and bed; Wake up early, open presents; grandparents come around; have lunch; boredam and then a small buffet ;)

    @oneisjamie

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  71. Watch a Christmas movie with takeaway then bed, in morning open stockings and a few pressies, have lunch family come over open more pressies then watch TV and bed

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  72. locking the front door, kids in their pj's with a big bowl of popcorn watching christmas films and tracking Father Christmas

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  73. We don;t have a routine as such, especially as the kids are older now!

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  74. Jumping as soon as the fireworks flare! we believe we grow taller by doing so

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  75. Christmas Eve is a huge gammon dinner at my parents house and home to bed. Christmas Day the kids are allowed up at 8am and it's straight into the presents! Eventually we get breakfast and washed and dressed and then over to my Parents again for Christmas dinner, more presents and games and movies!

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  76. kids open their presents then we stick on a christmas movie and have a hot chocolate!miday its off to the pub to meet up with friends and relatives before we heading to SIL and BIL house for 34 for christmas dinner and then its onto more present opening after that its bedtime for the kids and jamming time for the adults!

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  77. I rise before the rest of the house and eagerly rattle the presents under the tree!. So excited for the big day!

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  78. we stay up christmas eve and watch christmas movies and on christmas day we have a nice breakfast and go to my cousin's house for lunch/dinner

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  79. I stay up late on Christmas Eve watching Christmas films on TV and then on Christmas Day I go to my parents' house for lots of food and drink.

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  80. Christmas Eve go to bed early, lie in on Christmas Day then open presents send have christmas dinner

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