Holiday Recipe & Tradition Exchange: A Christmas Birthday by Shana Galen + giveaway

Shana Galen’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

I’m lucky, or perhaps unlucky, enough to have a Christmas birthday. The benefit of this is that I’m always with family and friends on my birthday. The disadvantages (no big party with my friends) bothered me when I was a kid but don’t matter to me so much now.

My mother has a birthday near Christmas, so she was always sympathetic, and one tradition she began was celebrating my birthday on Christmas Eve, so I would have my own day to open presents. I’ve continued this tradition and added to it. We all gather on Christmas Eve to have dinner and birthday cake. After the presents are opened, we drink eggnog and watch one of my favorite movies, It’s a Wonderful Life. Then we set out cookies and milk for Santa, and it’s off to bed.

 

Shana’s Christmas List

I’ll be asking Santa for these titles!

  1. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  2. A Little Bit Wicked by Robyn DeHart
  3. Lessons from a Scandalous Bride by Sophie Jordan
  4. Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed by Anna Campbell
  5. His Mistletoe Bride by Vanessa Kelly

 

* Shana is also giving a copy of When You Give A Duke  A Diamond to one person for Christmas. Just leave a note for Shana to be entered.*

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25 Comments

  1. Joy F

    Love historical romance. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday!!

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    1. shanagalen

      Thanks, Joy!

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  2. maybe31m

    I read The Selection and enjoyed it. And of course, Anna’s books are always great! 🙂 Happy bday in advance!

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    1. shanagalen

      Thanks, maybe31. I can’t wait for the next Selection book!

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  3. xaurianx

    Happy Birthday (a bit early), and I wish you a great day/evening.

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    1. shanagalen

      I did have a great surprise early birthday party. Thanks!

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  4. Sharlene Wegner

    Happy Birthday & Merry Christmas! By the way, I read Vanessa’s His Mistletoe Bride & that was a really good book! Thanks for the chance win yours!

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    1. shanagalen

      I agree, Sharlene! It was a fabulous book.

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  5. bn100

    Happy birthday and happy holidays!

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    1. shanagalen

      Thanks, bn100!

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  6. Pamiam

    My mom’s birthday was Dec 23rd and knew about those close to Christmas birthdays. Mine is the 19th and she always made sure I had my special day. I’m sure when I was younger the parents of the kids that were invited to my birthday party weren’t too happy about having to buy another present that time of year but I always had several friends at the party 🙂

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    1. shanagalen

      I’m so glad your mom made sure you had a special day Pamiam. That’s important when you’re a kid.

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  7. eli yanti

    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Shana, what a great double celebration 🙂

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    1. shanagalen

      Thanks, Eli!

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  8. yatesdl

    I never know how you handle it all. With Baby Galen and your writing. But I am glad you do! You will love Anna Campbell book, it was wonderful. Wishing you a Happy Birthday. And A very Merry Christmas to you and yours Thanks again for your writing, it takes me to a happy place, 🙂

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    1. shanagalen

      I take a lot of deep breaths because most of the time I don’t know how I handle it either. I don’t sleep a lot some months.

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  9. Betty Hamilton

    Happy Birthday and a very Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. shanagalen

      Thanks, Betty!

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  10. Linda Scarchuk

    Happy Birthday to you!

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    1. shanagalen

      Thank you, Linda!

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  11. catslady

    Happy Birthday. My birthday is at the end of November so maybe I get a candle in the pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving lol. I’ve never had a real birthday party because it’s such a busy time so kudos to you mom for making yours special!!!

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    1. shanagalen

      I certainly sympathize, catslady. Funny thing is I wanted pumpkin cream cheese cake for my birthday this year!

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  12. Chelsea B.

    Well, happy almost birthday, then! 🙂 Those books are on my wish list, too 😉

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  13. Na S.

    I hope you enjoy all those books!

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  14. Patoct

    Happy Bday and Merry Christmas to all.

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