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Christmas in June!

It’s almost June 25th…and you know what that means.  Christmas in June!

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Well, okay, not really Christmas, but it’s half year mark to Christmas and I’ve begun thinking about the holidays as I’m plotting my holiday story while finishing my current Harlequin Presents, which should be wrapped up by Monday (or Tuesday).

Last year was so busy with renovations on the house and deadlines for The Good Wife that I didn’t really enjoy the holidays, so I’m going to enjoy this year’s Christmas to the fullest.

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I’m starting now, as a matter of fact.  We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and a happy new year….!

How was that?  Feeling festive?  In the mood now?  No???

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Alright.  No more carols, and no decorating.  No holiday baking, either.  But I will give a present.  In fact, I will give three.  One grand prize and two runner up prizes that are all wonderful, and should warm your heart and create a happy little glow.

These little holiday goodies are my way of saying…you are amazing.   I value you.  I wouldn’t have my career, or the joy I feel in my work, if I didn’t have readers that made the stories come alive.  You bring my work to life.  Without a reader to love a story, the story is just words.  Words, and words, and words.  But you, you make it real, and special.

Speaking of stories…don’t forget that I’ll have a brand new Christmas story for you this December! We are working on the cover art now and all the deadlines to make sure the book will be finished in time, and I find it very exciting (as well as a little distracting) having a holiday romance in the works!

To help celebrate Christmas in June, I’m giving away three prizes, with the grand prize winner receiving a $25 Amazon gift card, a glass Christmas ornament, an assortment of Christmas feel-good romances, and lots of JP reader goodies tucked into a JP reader tote bag.  The two runner up prizes also include a beautiful glass Christmas ornament, Christmas romances, a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card, and lots of JP reader goodies tucked into a red and white JP reader tote bag.

Enter today to win of the Christmas packages by commenting below.  The comment here on my JaneBlog counts as an official entry, and then on June 25th, December’s 25th’s half birthday, I’ll announce the three winners, in a comment at the bottom.  Please check back and see if your name is one of the winners.  I still have boxes of unclaimed prizes sitting in my office.  (How can you not want a box of wonderful treats…for free???)

Love to you.  I appreciate you.  And happy almost Christmas in June!

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243 Comments

  1. Melanie J says:

    yay.. I love christmas in june! I really can’t believe that 2013 is almost over. This year has gone by so quick!

  2. Kisa D says:

    Only 6 months til Christmas already?!?! This year is flying by! :)

  3. Heather C says:

    Wow!! The prizes sound amazing (especially anything which includes your books!) I love Christmas – the fun, family, lights, decorations & all. Thanks for a fun summer Christmas surprise!

  4. Janine says:

    I’m loving all the pictures. it does help to put me in a holiday mood. Now, if we could just turn off this heat. It’s hard to believe we are already half way to Christmas.

  5. Sue Peace says:

    I love Christmas! Especially when the kids were younger and my daughter especially was so excited to talk to Santa!! Every year I swear I’m going to start earlier and be way more orgainized!! Enjoy your Christmas in June!! :)

  6. Happy holidays to you also (all year round) and thanks again for the family photo you sent. so precious!

    Julie

  7. girlfromwva says:

    I love the pics of Mac, especially the one of his with Santa! love his smile!
    It is so crazy how fast the year is going by. (Make it stop!) Merry Christmas in June Jane!!!

  8. Patty Degmetich says:

    This would be fabulous! :)

  9. Kelly C says:

    I can not believe that is has been almost a half a year since the last Christmas and that half of this year is almost over. Hoping that the next 6 month brings better things for all!

  10. Yvonne T says:

    My husband and I were married on New Years Day… thinking it would always be a day off to celebrate. But many places close and it’s hard to get a dinner reservation… not to mention we are usually exhausted from the holidays. So instead of celebrating Xmas in june, we celebrate our 1/2 anniversary with a nice trip to the wine festival. Can’t go this year cause our youngest is in all stars :(

  11. Today is my birthday & I am feeling old~~~lol~~~maybe winning your goodies will make me feel better~~~I agfree with you ~~how could anyone not want your goodies? I certainly do~~~

  12. Chris spiecker says:

    We just celebrated Christmas in June at our daycare wow 2013 is almost over. Love your books reading the good woman now Happy Christmas

  13. Rhiannon Rowland says:

    Scary! We are half way to Christmas. I really need to start saving, I usually try and do that or buy some gifts here & there and put them up. Merry Half Christmas to you! :P

  14. Gretchen P says:

    I don’t want to think of Christmas (and winter) yet!!

    No need to enter me in the contest, I was a recent winner. Just wanted to say Yes to Summer and NO to Winter and thank you for offering another great contest.

  15. Rosemary H. says:

    Fun giveaway. Love Christmas!

  16. Cheryl S. says:

    How generous. Christmas in June sounds like a fabulous idea. Count me in!

  17. Andrea Mutschler says:

    June 25 is a special day for me too mainly because it is my husband’s bday ;o) so it is certainly a small Xmas for him!

  18. Cheryl Johnson says:

    Only 6 months until Christmas? Dang, where has this year gone?

  19. Tammy Ward says:

    Merry Christmas in June! I have never gotten to celebrate in June but age 55 is a good time to start. LoL. Best wishes to you and yours!

  20. Angela Holtz says:

    I adore Christmas, especially all the colorful lights twinkling against the snow. And thank you, I’d love to win some JP goodies. :)

  21. Sabrina-Kate Eryou says:

    It’s my birthday. So I agree about celebrating Christmas in June.

  22. Linda Withrow says:

    Love the pic! This year is flying by way too fast. Would love to win!

  23. CateS says:

    The scary thing is that 2013 is half over… Zoom goes this year!

  24. Linda Shook says:

    I think we should change Christmas from December to June 25th. But of course that will never happen. I’ve got a good start on my Christmas shopping already, because I tend to buy gifts for family when I’m on a road trip. In February and March we traveled between Tacoma & Yuma, AZ and back again. Got some great gifts…that have been put away for Christmas 2013.

  25. Beverly says:

    I love Christmas anytime of the year! Thank you for thinking of your readers!

  26. Adriane Juel says:

    Christmas is my favorite holiday! And celebrating it 2x in one year is sooo much fun!

  27. Kristen says:

    What an original and fun idea, Jane, thanks for always being so generous and thoughtful! :)

  28. Happy June Christmas, I think the weather here is going to be better for June Christmas…LOL…Seriously thank you for the giveaway. I for one really appreciate it.

  29. Beth Truesdale says:

    Love Christmas in June. The end of June is when I start to plan for Christmas shopping. :-)

  30. Elizabeth Williams says:

    Wow Christmas in June. This would be a wonderful early birthday present also. I love reading your books.

  31. Amy P says:

    Hi Jane!

    Being a December baby, I always think of my half-birthday in June! I guess I’ve never really thought of it being half-Christmas, though!

    Have a great weekend!

    Amy P

  32. jalyn webb says:

    I love this idea! i worked in retail for 20 years and never really got to enjoy or celebrate christmas- now that i work on the wholesale side of things, I LOVE all things Christmas..and would love to celebrate with a box of goodies from JANE in JUNE!:)
    Jalyn

  33. Mary Doherty says:

    If other people are like me, my memory is going, going, gone… I will put the 25th on my phone, so I don’t forgot again. Thank you for a great contest!!

  34. PhyllisC says:

    I love the holiday season and am really looking forward to it this year as we have 3 additions to the family. Thanks for the giveaway. And Merry 1/2 Christmas!!

  35. Monica says:

    I never thought to do Christmas in June! There’s a certain charm to the idea…I think I’m on board. I love the pic of little Mac…SO CUTE! Happy Writing, Jane!

  36. Renee Entress says:

    Photos really help you get into the mood… Love this idea. Thanks for the great contest.

  37. Sheena says:

    Wow is it really only 6 months til xmas? This year sure is going by fast! Thanks for putting together a great giveaway!

  38. Sandy M says:

    Hi Jane. I have a hard time thinking that far ahead to Christmas. I am so enjoying the start of summer and I don’t want to look ahead past it. This is the first summer in a few years that I don’t have to worry about interviewing and wondering if I am going to have a teaching job come September, and it is so wonderful! A stress free summer…..love it!

  39. Lottie Hamilton says:

    Christmas,has to make one think of Love of Jesus,Family,and Giving.Nice to see someone extending that feeling to others a little earlier in the year.Keep up the great work,the readers love it.Have a Holly Jolly day.

  40. Ruth Chesick says:

    would love to receive one of the prizes – we have Christmas in July here in some of our churches. ANY TIME is a good time to win something.!!

  41. Cheryl says:

    :)
    Merry 1/2 Christmas! ha
    My 13-year-old loves to sing Christmas Carols year-round, so this is perfect!!!
    :)

    • Cheryl says:

      And I leave for vacation on the 25th, so if I happen to win & don’t immediately reply, that’s why. I’ll be back on the 4th of July! Happy Day! :)

  42. Megan Borgert says:

    A Christmas book!!! Yay!! Can’t believe it’s only 6 months away!!
    Thanks for putting me in the mood for my favorite holiday!!!

  43. burnadette says:

    I would love to win anything from Jane even a book. I love flirting with forty have read it alot. Can’t wait till I can get another book from this wonderful writer. Love ya Jane hope the family is doing great and best wishes. :)

  44. Vicki Hammons says:

    Yay! I haven’t ever had a Christmas in June before. It sounds wonderful. Thank you for thinking of your fans.

  45. Janice Baldwin says:

    This is a great idea, my birthday is May 25 and I always told my kids it’s Christmas in May.

  46. Marcia Berg Haskell says:

    Nice to have celebration at beginning of summer when it’s warm instead of winter when it’s cold

  47. Michelle Gallegos says:

    Christmas in June is a great idea! I have 2 grandsons born in December, 1 on the 23rd. We have talked about celebrating with them in June since they tend to get cheated on gifts and attention when their days come around. Just wish we could get cooler weather along with this since I’m in Texas and you know what our summers are like! Merry Christmas all!

  48. Margaret Babcock says:

    Hoping that this years Christmas will be better than last year. Love the idea of Christmas in June. As I had my birthday yesterday I like the idea of another celebration in June

  49. Mary Ware Bradford says:

    🎅🎄🎁Merry June to you, Jane🎁🎄🎅

    Wow! I can’t believe we are half way to Christmas already! Thanks for the reality check! LOL

  50. Kathy says:

    And I thought it was just me who thought the year was speeding by! Happy Christmas in June!

  51. April Grossman says:

    Your son is absolutely adorable! Wish I had more pics of my boys(now 16 & 18) with Santa! Just celebrated my 44th B-day on the 20th and having surgery on the 28th…. Enjoy finishing your book and I look forward to it’s release! Merry Christmas and 1/2! lol!

  52. Kris Gilson says:

    You are so amazing! Your books, your blog…it all kes me entertained. So thank you and merry half Christmas!

  53. Theresa says:

    Our local Hobby Lobby is putting out Christmas ornaments already, so lets all get in the mood!!! Christmas should be celebrated the whole year round!!

  54. Donna A says:

    Time flies whether you are having fun or not. Aren’t you supposed to celebrate Christmas throughout the year? Merry middle of the year to all.

  55. Gail Siuba says:

    I love Christmas! I’m like a little kid, I love presents and I love to give them too. I never remember Christmas in June or July for that matter. ;-) Maybe I will when I have grandkids. ;-)
    Thanks for the contest and the fun of a Summer Christmas. :-D

  56. Martina Chees says:

    Christmas in June? Well since in Australia it’s ‘winter’ it would be natural for them to celebrate it in June, right? No? I kinda can’t get into Christmas mood unless there’s snow outside… Right now, the only place I can see snow is inside my freezer… But, Merry summer Christmas to you :)

  57. Gail P. says:

    I love the photos of Mac, he’s getting so big! There’s nothing like Christmas through the eyes of a child.

  58. Lori says:

    You are too kind for thinking of your fans so much! Christmas is my favorite time of year.

  59. Michelle Patrick says:

    What a great idea Jane. Enjoy your books. Thanks for think of your fans! Happy Christmas to you! :)

  60. Valerie Garcia says:

    I’m a new Jane Porter fan and can’t wait to start my next book! Great reads!!

  61. I keep entering because I really want to win a gift package from you! You novels are great and you always offer something extra for a pleasurable session of leisure!

  62. Ronna says:

    Happy 1/2 way to Christmas. I started shopping yesterday.

  63. Stephanie S. says:

    This is an exciting giveaway! I have no doubt that December 25th will be here before we know it!

  64. Marie Coughlan says:

    This would be fantastic to win! I wush everyone the best of luck!

  65. JanieC says:

    How can anyone not love Christmas in June? Now I just need to stay cool during the heatwave.

  66. Nila says:

    This year is just flying by! So glad to hear you have a new book coming we can’t enough. Happy 1/2 to Christmas to you too Jane!!

  67. Elisabeth says:

    Hi Jane,

    I’m still smiling 😊 I love this blog.
    My twins birthday is June 25th and I just love that it’s half way between Christmas and their birthday.

    I’m so looking forward to your Christmas story. It’s going to be Christmas presents for a lot in my family. I won’t tell who here just in case they read your blog too😊

    Merry Summer!

  68. Paula Carlson says:

    My birthday is the day after Christmas and one year my husband had a *surprise* birthday party for me in July! It’s always fun to celebrate at another time of year… Merry Christmas!!!!

  69. Roberta Peden says:

    I can’t wait for your Christmas story, would love to win a present.

  70. Pia Bernardino says:

    Such a wonderful blog, a great celebration and a lovely giveaway! I also love Mac’s pictures!

  71. Julie Howell says:

    Will thinking of Christmas make it cooler outside?? I hope so! Merry 1/2 Christmas!

  72. Patty Stevens says:

    Girl after my own heart…I absolutely love the Christmas season….starting with Thanksgiving.

  73. Heather Montgomery says:

    This is great! i can’t wait for your christmas story and goodluck to everyone =)

  74. Crystal says:

    Merry Christmas everyone! I love Christmas and have been known to read a Christmas book or two this time of year. There is never not a good time for the Holiday spirit :)

  75. Sheri says:

    I can’t wait to see all the wonderful JP Goodies! I love presents!

  76. DeAnn Boone says:

    This year is flying by!! Sort of glad about that and then again sort of not…

  77. That means my birthday is in six months too. Better start dropping hints now. Thanks for the heads up!

  78. Dawn says:

    Ready for another Jane book!!
    Dawn

  79. Angela Cottingham says:

    Happy half Christmas!

  80. Jodi says:

    Awesome! <3 you, Jane!

  81. Joy Allen says:

    I can’t believe it is half way to Christmas already! I have to get busy making presents now! But I will take time to read always! How can we send you a present for being one of our favorite authors?

  82. Kay Walker says:

    Jane you are an amazing writer and a very generous person to do this.Thank you so much and “Happy June Christmas to you “.

  83. Mina Lee says:

    Woohoo! I love sweet Xmas books! :-0 Hoping to win…

  84. Lori Cameron says:

    Ugh was not ready to think about Christmas but thank you for the reminder. Definitely need to start that present shopping. I love to be ahead of the game.

  85. Laney4 says:

    Okay, Jane. If those pics were from last Christmas, then Mac has REALLY grown – not just by then, but presumably since then too! How does that happen?
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and thanks for sharing your love.

  86. Bonnie says:

    what a great idea, you are not only a talented writer, but also a talented promoter. Love the pics! & Merry Christmas.

  87. CathyS says:

    What a wonderful idea to have Christmas in June. Everyone has it in July. You are so creative, Jane!
    Thanks for your generosity all year long!

  88. Amy S. says:

    Merry Christmas in June!

  89. CrystalGB says:

    I love Christmas. A half year celebration is awesome.

  90. Shirley Buchanan says:

    I love Christmas anytime. It’s my favorite holiday! What wonderful presents to receive in July. Count me in. Thanks. Love your stories.

  91. ReNae Primeau says:

    what a neat idea. I love Christmas and to have it in June when it is warm out is great.

  92. Susan C. says:

    What a clever, creative idea, Jane! Right when I was beginning to think that nobody gives a darn, I find someone who does: Y-O-U!

  93. raeline says:

    Happy Christmas in June .

  94. Mel says:

    “It’s that time of year when the world falls in love, every song you hear seems to say…thanks, Jane, for another fun giveaway!”
    Cute pic.

  95. Sheila M says:

    Will be in my new- just being built- apt by Christmas……

  96. Jessica M says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks Jane!

  97. Chris Bails says:

    I love Christmas in June, but I always thought it was Christmas halfway point was July 25th. But if you want to do it this way, no way would I ever turn down an awesome present or some free books. Especially yours, they are amazing. Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

  98. Kristen Renton says:

    Happy Christmas in June!

  99. Theresa says:

    Hooray for Christmas anytime!!

  100. Linda Turk says:

    Please pick me!

  101. Pat Bohn says:

    I love the idea of Christmas in June. Guess that means I need to start thinking of something fabulous for my adorable grandson’s second Christmas! Time’s a wasting.

  102. Marlene Engel says:

    Today is my birthday and I would LOVE to win a JP Christmas in July prize pack!!! I’m heading out to meet up with a bunch of my friends to celebrate. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Jane!!!

  103. Jerriann Graff says:

    I will take a Christmas celebration anytime. I love it. Can’t believe the years half way over.

  104. Laura Tavares says:

    Love Christmas and Christmas related romance stories. Great idea. Love to win.

  105. Jen Boyett says:

    I love the holidays, especially Christmas. When my kids were little it was the only time of the year that they voluntarily got up early. :) Now we have a 4 yr old granddaughter to spoil. I hate to admit it but I’m pretty certain if I wasn’t careful I would be constantly buying her little presents all year long just to watch her face & hear her expressions after opening them.

  106. Yvonne Duchene says:

    I think this is the best June present anyone could give! I like Christmas all year round.

  107. Jenny Davey says:

    What a great idea!! Thanks for the love, JP, and I’ll look forward to reading your upcoming books :) .

  108. denise says:

    Merry 1/2 Christmas!

  109. Brenda R says:

    Christmas romances are the best!!! Thank you for your kindness and giving us a chance to think about Christmas in June.

  110. Kristeen says:

    It would sure be nice to get a little early
    Christmas present.

  111. jam says:

    i’d gladly take the unclaimed prizes off your hands :) …definitely good idea to have two holidays a year where people exchange gifts plus your birthday heheh

  112. Linsey T says:

    Thank you for keeping us reading! :) I’m loving Christmas in June! I can wait for your new books!

  113. I can’t wait till Christmas, Thanks for sharing :)

  114. DarcyO says:

    Finally enjoying warm weather here so it’s hard to be thinking of Christmas, but celebrating is fun! Happy Christmas in June!

  115. Lisa Hutson says:

    I love it!! Christmas in July. Fun and makes me think it might actually be just a little cooler outside. haha Well, its not, but it feels like it for a moment.

  116. Pennie M says:

    Merry half way to Christmas! Love your pics!!!! I found out yesterday my son is going to be deployed this year at Christmas and not home but my daughter will be here and we will celebrate Christmas whenever he is back in the states. Great idea to have this is June!

  117. Cindy says:

    My grandson just had his 11 1/2 birthday last week so it really is time for Christmas!!

  118. Robyn Reviere says:

    I REALLY should start shopping.

  119. Kathleen McCluskey says:

    A Christmas contest in June, what .
    a novel idea>

  120. Lisa B says:

    Since it’s finally hot here in Mi the Christmas pics kind of make me feel cooler lol. Love the bottom pic with Santa. So cute. Happy half Christmas!

    Lisa B

  121. Jamie says:

    I would love to celebrate Christmas in June!!! Would also love to win one of these great prizes.

  122. Deanna says:

    That is one cutie-patootie in the pix. You could just hug him forever!

  123. Rebecca C says:

    I love Christmas, getting together with family. I love giving gifts that make people smile.

  124. Erica M says:

    I love Christmas books, I read them all through the year because they are just so fun, and it gets me ready for the Holidays, even if I read the books in February or March. Now I have to go find a Christmas book from my shelf to read!…

  125. Jennifer Huelsebusch says:

    I work in retail………..so not ready for Christmas!!!

  126. Dianne Robertson says:

    We are getting ready for a Christmas in June sale at my mothers antique shop. Your tree is beautiful it looks like you have some old ornaments on it.

    Happy Holidays

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3813944-dianne

  127. Brenda Powers says:

    Great idea! Can’t believe the year is half over.

  128. Denise Smitley says:

    hi, this sounds wonderful!! I am off work right now with kidney issues and need a few books to read!!! Merry Christmas!!

  129. Crista Quinn says:

    I LOVE the fact that you have contests for your readers so often. Christmas in June sounds like a good excuse for presents to me!

  130. Renae says:

    Christmas will be here before we know it

    . I am looking forward to the new releases and enjoying summer.

    Thank you for treating your readers so good!

    You are an amazing person!

    Renae

  131. Sharon A says:

    Ah Christmas in June, how fun! Today is 75+ and I’m sunburned, you know those early summer days in Seattle ~ I thought I had enough sunscreen, oops! Oh well, lots of Vitamin D absorbed while watching baseball games.

    Enjoy your Christmas in June :)

  132. carole says:

    Love all the Christmas photo’s to get into the holiday spirit, so exciting for the giveaway…here in fla. its hot and humid, been picking tomato’s and blueberries, and some lettuce, so Christmas isn’t on the top of my list! Would love to win your wonderful goodies, your such a wonderful person and writer…I’ve got to thank-you for your wonderful stories, for I love to read…

  133. Mary J says:

    Mac…what a cutie! Love seeing his sweet face and smile. Yes, I would love, love,love to win this prize of your books and tote! The glass ornament is like the star on top of the tree! Looking forward to your Christmas book…it will be out in time for my birthday, December 28th. (My husband’s is December 27th…same year). Pick me, pick me;)

  134. Quilt Lady says:

    I think I could get into Christmas more in June then in December. Its always so busy that time of the year you just can’t enjoy it. So a little early Christmas would be great for me.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS JANE!!!!

  135. diane says:

    Thanks for your wonderful giveaway. Just lovely and special.

  136. shelly itkin says:

    I feel like I am part of your family and I love it. Much to celebrate this year just knowing your brother was safe in Boston.

  137. Mariee says:

    Awesome giveaway :)

  138. Liz NavarroElizabethnavarro says:

    I love Christmas in June! This past Christmas needed a re do for me , since I spent my vacation having many medical tests and not baking ect like I planned .
    Jane you are the most generous big hearted woman with all your wonderful contests !

  139. Maureen says:

    Happy Almost Christmas in June Jane! Christmas seems so far away with summer just starting but I am looking forward to your Christmas story.

  140. Angelia Schubert says:

    Love the pics…..makes me want to get my tree out. Christmas is my favorite holiday and having it every 6 months…..what more could I ask for! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  141. Christmas in June! July! April! October! February! Christmas anytime!! This is so much fun.
    I can’t wait for the Christmas book to come out. Trying to read, strip wallpaper, get new floors, paint, vacation?, have the grandkids here during the summer, start a blog about books — I’ve been busy, but I always manage time for reading.
    Merry Christmas in June!

  142. Catherine Clyborne-Guenther says:

    When I was a teen-ager we moved to southern California and my folks bought a house in San Diego. After moving in, as a family we decided to forego Christmas one year so my parents could afford to have an in-ground pool built. They made the arrangements with a builder and Dad was pretty stern with respect to the completion date. It HAD to be done by June 25. My mother put up a fake Christmas tree, decorated it and wrapped “pool/swimming” items for Christmas gifts. A half-year christmas, we called it. One of the most memorable Christmas’s of my Childhood ;-) .
    Makes me weepy today thinking about it and on every June 25th since, I can still recall that special day.

  143. Susan says:

    And we value you, Jane. I love your books and am always checking your site to see when the next one(s) are coming!! :o )

    -Susan

  144. Pen M says:

    Merry June Christmas!! I love Christmas themed books. And Christmas themed rooms. And Christmas themed yards. Do you suspect a theme here?? :)

  145. Nancy Huddleston says:

    Thank you for this Christmas in June. It makes me happy. So Merry Christmas Jane.

  146. Shannon Smith says:

    Yay, count me in!

  147. Nicole V says:

    Merry un-Christmas, Jane! :-) . This IS the year the I will take the time to relax and enjoy the holidays!
    I hope that you will, too!!! :-)

  148. karenk says:

    Merry Christmas Jane :)

  149. eli yanti says:

    wow.. I really want Christmas gift, pls :D

  150. Brandalynn johnston says:

    Christmas twice in one year what a great idea. I hope you enjoy you Christmas in June.

  151. KathyGee says:

    Season’s Greetings – Summer and Winter, too!

  152. kimberly hoefs says:

    It never surprises me how fast time is moving, i swear each year it goes by faster and faster. I love your xmas pictures, so cute. I would really love to win one of your boxes, please feel lucky and you can choose me..i would surely send you my info very quick. Who does not love to get packages ..opening is always the best, no matter what age you are…thanks so much..sure alot warmer in June then in December….ho ho ho

  153. Donna D says:

    Well, I’ve already celebrated Christmas in June — I bought gifts for the church staff last December, but never did get them wrapped or presented. So, before we moved June 6, I finally gave them their gifts – still unwrapped!
    In 1983, we were moving back to the states from The Netherlands. I had bought (& wrapped) Christmas gifts for my sister’s boys (for ’82 or maybe even ’81), but didn’t get them mailed until just before we moved. Sister’s oldest son (probably 8 yrs old) asked his Mother why he was getting a Christmas present in the summer — her answer: that’s your Aunt Donna.

  154. bn100 says:

    Cute family pic. Merry Christmas

  155. Jennifer says:

    Such a great idea…half year Christmas. But then I would know what it feels like when people have their birthday right around Christmas. I just had my birthday two days ago.

    Jane, you are so good to your readers. We all truly appreciate not only your writing, but also your genuine kindness. Merry mid-Christmas!!!

  156. Margie says:

    I love Christmas in June!! I would love to be one of the winners! When I was growing up some times we would celebrate Christmas in July. It was fun!

  157. Jo says:

    I love Christmas – it takes me several days to decorate my yard with the hardest part figuring out the electriocal and spreading it over 3 separate circuits – last year I had to buy a special plug because I kept blowing the power strip I was using – and this year I’ve already added 4 small and 1 large inflatable – would love to decorate the yard for june 25 but now it’s gardening season and I just don’t have time – sorry — but thanks for the half year Christmas

  158. Deb says:

    Takes me 6 months to shop for Christmas. I start this month and hopefully I’ll be done by Christmas. All my kids are grown though, and quite happy to accept cash. Shopping for the grandkids is a blast.

  159. Annie Steele says:

    You really have a wonderful spirit. This year IS flying by, & Christmas will be here before we know it. I also plan to enjoy the holidays more this season! Thanks for such a great giveaway Jane!

  160. chey says:

    Sounds great! Merry Christmas!

  161. Glenda says:

    I love Christmas romances. I’m looking forward to reading it. Sure could use a B&N gift card for my son right now-cross my fingers!

  162. Carol L says:

    I’ll celebrate Christmas every month if I could. :) But six months till Christmas really brought it home that the year is soon coming to an end already.Wow, time sure can fly. think it’s a wonderful way to celebrate and I love your pics.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity. Don’t forget to peek at our Super Moon tonight and tomorrow. :)
    Carol L.

  163. Cindy Hamilton says:

    Christmas in June is great! I can honestly say that Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the animated Christmas stuff and the music! This blog rocks!!

  164. Meg Munson says:

    Love looking at all these photos…definitely puts me in the holiday spirit. Although I really can’t believe it is six months till Christmas…yikes!!! I’m going to take the time to enjoy the warm weather while it is here:-)

  165. KYLA WHITLEY says:

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry half Christmas, Jane! Thank you for sharing. :)

  166. Anita H. says:

    I love your idea of Christmas in June, what a great idea to celebrate the half way mark to Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  167. Sandypo says:

    What a nice idea! Thanks for being so generous.

  168. Linda Henderson says:

    I like celebrating any time of the year. Hope you have a Merry Christmas in June.

  169. Ada H. says:

    Merry Half-Christmas, Jane! Thanks for gifting us with this wonderful giveaway!

  170. Shirley Jones says:

    Christmas in June would be like Christmas in Australia. Fun to try anyway.

  171. Carol Schaffer says:

    I love a good Christmas romance because there is always a warm fire in them somewhere or hot chocolate. Always cuddling!! Makes me remember the earlier years in my 25 years of marriage. SIGH…..

  172. Kerry Croucier says:

    How fun! My daughter is already talking about Christmas… And her birthday next February!! Books make any day Christmas for me… Merry half Christmas!

  173. Sharon says:

    What a great idea! I saw it was snowing in New Zealand! Happy 1/2 way to Christmas.

  174. catslady says:

    Well how fun is this! I’ve heard of Christmas in July but this makes more sense lol.

  175. Natalie says:

    Love the pictures of Mac, he is the cutest!

    Also quite excited to hear about a new Christmas story to look forward to :)

    Merry-half-way-to-Christmas, Jane! Enjoy it now, and again in December :)

  176. Jessica Lusk says:

    Since March I have been wandering through our home picturing which trees are going to go where, in which room, with what decorations. It changes on a weekly basis. So I am totally enjoying your Christmas pictures! It’s never too early to think about Christmas.

  177. Beverly Gordon says:

    sounds so fun this Christmas was bitter sweet and didn’t have that much of a good time was the last Christmas I got to spend with my dad. and the first one we all spent with out my beautiful sister. This year im bound ad determined to make it the best Christmas it can possibly be for my sake but for all our kids sake and my moms you are so awesome and generous to us count me in

  178. Gwen Hansen says:

    Jane, I like the way you think! P.S. So far this year I’ve been a good girl. (not having a whole lotta fun, but I’ve been good).

  179. Teresa Salyers says:

    Oh No! I haven’t finished (or even started) my shopping!!

  180. Robyn L says:

    I’d so love to win on almost Christmas in June.

    You are so kind and good at giving presents Jane.

  181. Linda Rorex says:

    Christmas in June sounds great count me in!

  182. Linda Mc says:

    Ah, Christmas. One of my favorite times of the year. And a Christmas celebration in June sounds great to me! Season’s Greetings, and I look forward to the holiday book!

  183. Michelle bergeron says:

    C hristmas come early! you are an amazing writerand such and sweetie always with the contest. Cant wait to read your next story.

  184. Gadi Abt says:

    An un-Christmas, how totally “Alice in Wonderland”. Love it!!

  185. Kimberly F says:

    Love it! I can’t believe that 2013 is almost half over. I love Christmas and as someone who was almost a Christmas baby, my mom always did a half birthday celebration since my birthday got lost in all the festivities. Christmas in my absolute favorite holiday though and I have been known to play Christmas music or movies when I am sad because they make me happy.

    Thanks for all the fun posts and giveaways you do! You know we all love you and your books and can’t wait for the next ones!

    Hugs!

  186. Mary Preston says:

    I do love the idea of having Christmas twice a year. My favorite of the holidays. This year is just flying.

  187. Lori P says:

    Love Christmas in June!! Thank you :)

  188. Linda says:

    Love this! =) Happy SumXmas!!
    //Linda

  189. Laurie G says:

    I’m getting an early present babysitting my 19 month old grandaughter, Nyah, for 5 days!

    I’m always ready to celebrate Christmas! Love treats!

  190. judith says:

    What a wonderful idea. thank you for sharing with us. GULP! you know what this means? I now have to start planning my Christmas shopping….. ;)

  191. Renee Pajda says:

    I can’t believe we are at the half way point until Christmas! I have noticed the older I get, the quicker time flies. Thanks for the opportunity!

  192. Michelle H. says:

    Thinking about Christmas in June? Hmmmm, well why not? Our favorite family pumpkin patch just posted a picture of them planting their pumpkin seeds. They will be gigantic pumpkins in 90 days! Always good to think ahead! But still think I have time to Chtistmas shop. Thanks Jane! Happy Sunday!

  193. Library Lady says:

    How could anyone not reply and be excited about Jane Porter goodies? You are such a generous person Jane. Hope the Christmas spirit finds you all year long. Darling pictures of Mac, thanks for sharing!

  194. melissa feehan says:

    I cannot even picture Christmas. It is hot and muggy today and I do not handle too hot or too cold very well. Why cant weather ever be just perfect?

  195. Joan Hartwell says:

    What a wonderful idea – Christmas in June. Will pretend there is snow also. Maybe it will help cool down the heat, LOL

  196. Lorie says:

    I love Christmas in June and can’t wait to read your Holiday book :)

  197. Donna M says:

    What a beautiful Christmas tree and such a cute photo of Mac with Santa. Brings back memories of many years ago when my children were little. Merry Christmas in June to you Jane.

  198. Ruth Bousquet says:

    Mac is getting so big, what a precious little darling you got. We’re getting ready to have our vacations after the half way point to Christmas, so it’s really not on my mind. I usually shop all year for gifts so at the end…it’s so easy for me. You’re a great gal, and we all adore you…thanks for the fun throughout the year! Ruth

  199. Kathryn in Montreal says:

    It’s been a wet soggy past few weeks here in Montreal, summer is taking its time arriving… so I’ll raise a glass to Christmas in June! Have fun plotting out your Christmas story!

  200. Runner10 says:

    Merry Christmas!

  201. Ack! Christmas thoughts already!! I can feel the panic already curdling in my gut. Well, what better time to start planning than now! Merry Christmas to you!

    Lisa Lange

  202. Tina Brannan says:

    Great giveaway!!

  203. Melinda Garza says:

    Love it – Christmas in June. Hope you are doing well Jane. Can’t wait for the next book to come out.

  204. Jill F. says:

    Would love a Christmas prize!! There is never a bad time to be in the Christmas spirit!

  205. Nancy says:

    I STILL have empty places all over the house from where I took down Christmas decorations and have yet to put back up the regular stuff. My daughter told me not to worry, Christmas will be here before you know it and you can just put up the Christmas decorations back. She’s got a point! ARG!!

  206. Kirsten says:

    Not only can I not believe it is June, I can’t believe that my youngest graduated from high school. It’s been quite a year…

  207. Kathleen says:

    I do not want to even think about Christmas!!

  208. Kim says:

    I love the pictures and your holiday spirit!

  209. Felony Melanie says:

    Hi Jane! We met once in Portland, OR. I rode the elevator up with you and didn’t have a clue about how great an author you are. I admire how your characters are so real. Your stories are like a snapshot of real life. Also I was struck by how nice and down to earth you are. I shared my nickname “Felony” Melanie for a bit of humor. Some of my patients (I’m a nurse) thought they were very clever when they came up with that. I didn’t have the heart to tell them it had already been in the movie “Sweet Home Alabama” :-)

  210. Crystal R. says:

    6 months till Christmas!!! ACK….must go shopping…oh wait, 6 months?!! I’ve got time. :) I think I’ll enjoy the summer (that’s finally decided to stay, I think)for just a bit before I start thinking about Christmas and snow. Thanks for the wonderful contests Jane!

  211. Michelle F says:

    Hi Jane,
    What a fun give awa.! Mele Kalikimaka! I hope you are having a wonderful summer.

    Enjoy your day.
    Michelle F.
    in Denver

  212. lesli says:

    Happy Christmas in June, Jane! I love this!! And would love to win one of the prizes!!

  213. Bethany Nikola says:

    It’s so hard to believe that the year is half way over already. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. Merry Christmas in June!!

  214. Summer Grinstead says:

    Wow, half way to Christmas? Wow. Time flies!

  215. karla says:

    Hsppy Half-Christmas to you too!

  216. SherriM says:

    Ho ho ho Merry Christmas.

    This is a great reminder of how fast the year is flying by. Time needs to sloooow down!

  217. Mary J says:

    It’s June 24…Merry Christmas Eve!

  218. Kea barnica says:

    Love your books!

  219. carole gage says:

    Wow, Jane! So much to look forward to this year. We didn’t put up a Christmas tree last year bcuz our artificial one bit the dust. I’ve downsized to misc. decorations but I kinda miss the big tree. Have fun with it all and excited to read your upcoming books:)

  220. cathyf says:

    Love Christmas time!

  221. Hailey Fish says:

    I’d love to win! :)

  222. Eileen Dandashi says:

    Christmas is a magic time and I particularly like to read Christmas set stories during that time. If we can have more Christmas cheer and good will toward men throughout the year, I am one who would promote it.

  223. Kelly Bran says:

    Jane… Thanks for the Christmas wishes! I am ready to celebrate anytime, anyplace! Merry Christmas, my friend!

  224. Lynette says:

    In this hot weather the last thing I can think about is Christmas!! But wow, are we already halfway through the year!??

  225. mb says:

    ah christmas my favorite holiday!

  226. Sue G. says:

    I love Christmas time. I collect ornaments (have over 800); decorate the entire inside and out. I put up 4 trees inside. It takes me about 1 week to decorate everything. Plus I love to read Christmas stories during the season. So fun! Merry Christmas!

  227. Bridget O'Neill says:

    I love Christmas, but after a particularly long winter in MN, I’m loving this hot weather! Right now I’m sitting on the porch watching my daughter run through the sprinkler!

  228. Kari N. says:

    Such a fun giveaway!! I love Christmas!! The memories I have at my grandparents on Christmas Eve and Christmas are priceless. The houses full of family and children and yummy homemade food. I miss those days. I try to carry on those traditions with my kids now.

  229. Mariska says:

    i love getting presents, especially from you..and hubby and the boys know that, because they will get their share too :)

  230. Christmas in June! What a great idea. No more worrying about traveling in a blizzard. Maybe tornadoes instead. hehe. Thanks for another awesome giveaway!

  231. Jane says:

    I love all the comments!
    Thanks for checking in to celebrate with me. :)

    Our grand prize winner is:

    #64 Marie Coughlan

    And the two runners up:

    #195 Joan Hartwell
    #5 Sue Peace

    Ladies, please send me an email with your name, comment #, and mailing address and I’ll get prizes in the mail asap!

    love to all,
    Jane

  232. Latesha says:

    Congratulations to all!

  233. Sue Peace says:

    Thanks so much Jane!!! I emailed you! I’m so excited!!!

  234. carole says:

    congrats to the all the winners!

  235. Mary J. says:

    It’s June 28th…Happy 1/2 Birthday to me! Only 6 more shopping days until my Birthday. Jane, you mentioned you had several unclaimed boxes of gifts…I’d be a happy recipient;)Just sayin’…

  236. Judith says:

    What a Beautiful and colorful Christmas Tree!

    Indeed we’re at the end of June, and tomorrow, we have family members from the United States visiting here in Quebec. Each year, when they are coming, we put a small Christmas Tree on the living Room shelf, and put a few small gooodies under it. It is quite nice and fun actually!

    My father had started that summer Christmas Tradition years ago, and we keep it going.

    Also, we do that every years since we don’t get to see them often. It’s a way to mark the occasion!
    A lovely summertime to you and your family!

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