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Christmas Means Joy, Peace, and Santa…Bruce

Boy reading Santa Bruce book on couch

Christmas Time

We love a good Christmas story in my family. It’s a great time of the year to sit down and read some nook together as a family. Our family tries to stick by the same plan every year when it comes to getting into the Christmas spirit!!! We all just cannot wait until Santa comes!!! This is a simple rundown and the best part is that Disney Book Group is partnering with me for a giveaway!


First, we start to decorate the house. Maybe we go a little but overboard with decorations in pretty much every room and every nook of the house. That’s ok, it makes us all feel good. We typically do this the day after Thanksgiving. The kids are off, most businesses are closed, and it’s just a slower day on a great weekend to kick things into high gear.


Second, we start doing Christmasy things. The best might be going into NYC to see Santa at Macy’s and the big Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. We seek out all the Christmas shows and markets wherever we can find them. We even try our best to take little weekends for things like the Polar Express! It’s just such a fun, festive, and wholesome time. We love every minute of it!!


Third, I get egg nog. Lots and lots of egg nog. With extra cinnamon.

Forth, we back cookies, cakes, and heat up apple cider whenever possible. All the great Christmas treats are so welcomed this time of year.

Boy reading Santa Bruce book on couch close up

Santa’s List

Fifth, the kids start really talking up their lists for Santa and how we always sleep in too late (6AM if we are lucky) on Christmas morning. The list seems to grow with each passing day, so there is always some debate, deliberation, etc. Then they bring up Santa…oh boy.


Sixth, we tune all of our devices to Christmas music, be it our Alexa, Sonos, or car radio. Everyone has channels that play this amazing music 24/7 and my family and I just can’t get enough!!

Finally, we start watching Christmas TV shows, movies, and reading any and all Christmas books/stories we can get out hands on. These things really put us in the mood. We have annual favorites and new surprises that seem to come ever year!! The most recent super cute book we’ve read has to be Santa Bruceby Ryan T. HigginsLet me tell you a little bit more about it!!!

Santa Bruce Cover

About Santa Bruce

Bruce is a lot of things. He is a bear, a grump, and a pretty decent cook. And he is a mother. One thing Bruce is not? Santa Claus. But that doesn’t stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their Christmas wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity—again. Kids will howl with laughter as award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins delivers another hilarious story about this bear who just can’t catch a break.

Ryan T. Higgins ( is an author and illustrator who likes the outdoors and cheese sandwiches. He is NOT a grumpy old black bear, but he DOES like making books about one—starting with the best-selling Mother Bruce, which received the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor. He lives in Maine with his wife and kids… and too many pets.

Santa Bruce _Celebrate with Santa Bruce

Celebrate with a Santa Bruce Giveaway!

You know about the book and how great it is. Now, let’s get into the Christmas spirit a little bit early, shall we?? Giveaway time!! I feel just like Santa Bruce! One (1) lucky winner receives*:

  • Full set of all four Bruce books;
  • Branded ornament and Santa hat,
  • Plus a Santa Bruce box of holiday candies!

Santa Bruce Prize Pack

Santa Bruce (Bruce #4) by Ryan T. Higgins is in Stores September 4th, 2018. It’s published by Disney Book Group and recommended for ages 3+.

Santa Bruce Book on wooden table

Find Out More

Get online and find out some more about this great book…and the entire Bruce series. You and you kids are sure to love it, too!!!

*Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney Book Group.

Cassandra D

Saturday 20th of October 2018

Stockings in the chimney area and decorating the tree to music.


Saturday 20th of October 2018

A few of our family's Christmas traditions are having an adult gift exchange, making Christmas frosted sugar cookies with the grandkids and everyone in the family participating in the making of Christmas morning breakfast.

bill norris

Saturday 20th of October 2018

spending time with friends and family over a plate or three of food.

Marilyn Nawara

Saturday 20th of October 2018

The Office Christmas Party is aways a good time. Dinner and drinks with all of the branch offices.

Diane Wolf

Thursday 18th of October 2018

Decorating the tree on Christmas Eve, exchanging one gift and decorating cookies

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