12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 8

For 12 days, we are posting Christmas giveaways in anticipation of the day Jesus Christ was born. Our hope is that these gifts will encourage followers of the blog to focus on the real meaning of this season. Today’s giveaway includes two books by family members of Billy Graham, along with a Christmas at the Library ornament.

  • “They Call Me Mother Graham” by Morrow Coffee Graham (mother of Billy Graham)
  • “A Legacy of Love” by Ruth Graham (daughter of Billy Graham)

Giveaway Rules:

To enter to receive the “Day 8” giveaway, share in the comments below a favorite memory with your family during Christmas time. The winner will be chosen randomly from comments received at https://billygrahamlibrary.org/12-days-christmas-giveaways-day-8-2018/ before Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Odds of winning depend on the number of comments received. Void where prohibited.

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  1. Angie Dillner says:

    My favorite Christmas memory was the one after my sister came back from Iraq. It’s hard having family at war. It makes the ones with the whole family present that much more special.

  2. Debbie F says:

    The memory that stands out is the one not too long ago when my brother brought his soon to be wife home with her children from a previous marriage and we got to all be together. I only get to see my brother about once every 6 years. Being one of two children we never had large family get together so it was so much fun having a large gathering for the holiday.

  3. Carolyn shousky says:

    My favorite christmas memory is the last christmas we had with my mom and grandma and aunt it was a year ill cherish we all where together under one roof and lots of memories made . They all are in heaven now. But the laughs the smiles the joy we all felt.

  4. Whitney Hargett says:

    One of our family’s favorite Christmas memories was when we spent an evening (a couple weeks before Christmas) at the Christmas Cantata. The show was a diverse cast who showed the true meaning of Christmas. I loved seeing so many different races and ethnicities of people in the audience. It was wonderful.

  5. Karen Pope says:

    My favorite Christmas memories always include my dad. He was always the first one awake on Christmas morning and would get my brother and I out of bed before the sun came up because he was so excited about Christmas! He even dressed up to be Santa one year at my elementary school without telling me. My dad was also the one who planted many seeds in my life for the Lord. I am so thankful to have had him for my dad.

  6. Debra Young says:

    Making popcorn balls with my family on Christmas Eve.

  7. Ann Combs says:

    My favorite memory is: My mom, dad & myself would go to our church on Christmas eve to see the Christmas play put on by the children. Our minister would read from the bible and we would get bags of fruit and candy to take home. (My church was in Stony Point, NC. Our minister reminded me so much of Rev. Graham). I so wish our church still did this, but sadly they do not.

  8. Johannah says:

    My mom knew she was dying, so she made us all (6 kids) handmade Christmas tree skirts, placemats, table runners, stockings and other things and gave them to us in September of 1990 telling us she didn’t think she’d make it to Christmas this year. This touched all of us – because each year we get them out and we remember her at Christmas time. All of us still have and use them.

  9. Sherri Johnston says:

    I miss Christmas as a child with my family. Us kids always waited with great anticipation to see what was under the tree on Christmas morning. Growing up as a farmer’s daughter in Montana we didn’t have a lot of money but we didn’t know it. Mom and Dad always made sure we had a great Christmas anyway. Mom used to use her Green Stamps for gifts!

  10. Tammy H says:

    My favorite Christmas memory was my Grandmother making the dressing for us. We all love her recipe and she took great pride in us enjoying and talking about how good it was.

    1. Rose Bruton says:

      My favorite Christmas memory was the year our Family decided that instead of buying gifts for each other- we would all like to buy gifts for the Children at an Orphanage. Our three young Children helped my Husband and I with shopping to pick things out, and also in wrapping- but the best part was when we all got to deliver everything to the Orphanage. It was a very humbling and loving experience.
      It truly is more blessed to give rather than to receive.

  11. Nicole Thompson says:

    My favorite Christmas memories are being with my entire extended family, decorating the tree, singing Christmas carols and eating yummy food. Just being together meant more than anything.

  12. Tammie wertman says:

    Spending time at my grandparents house with my great grandparents, Wish I could go back and relive those memories <3

  13. Anita Jude says:

    I love seeing the glow in my son eye when Santa left him a bike one year under the tree

  14. Pamela Edwards says:

    Having the family all together to share a meal & just enjoying being with our large family to celebrate Jesus’s birth .

  15. Pamela Edwards says:

    Having the family all together to share a meal & just enjoying being with our large family to celebrate Jesus’s birth . We said grace & blessed our meal & our Mother made sure we never forgot the true reason for the season .

  16. Raju Chindham says:

    My favorite Christmas memories are when my mother worked a lot on the day-of-eve. She cooks very delicious food. We invite our friends and they enjoy my mother’s delicious food. On that day it will be like a freedom got to the country in our family through the birth of Christ.

  17. Nicole Thompson says:

    Being with my entire extended family and just spending time together around the Christmas Tree singing Christmas carols and enjoying each other’s company.

  18. Jennifer L Wilson says:

    My mother always woke me at night – that’s when the first snow usually happened. She would make popcorn and hot chocolate and we’d watch the big fluffy flakes fall to the ground. It was always fun to get out of bed late and spend time with my mother.

  19. Kimberly A Dubeau says:

    I adopted Jacob when he was 2 months old. Jacob has Autism and FAS. We have spent most Christmases alone. One Christmas we were heading out to the store. As we left the driveway and started done the road, I noticed a van and I watch it in my review mirror. The van turned into our drive. I turned the car around and went back to see who it was. When Jacob and I got out if the car there were several people standing there. They asked if I was Kim, and I answered yes. They started signing Christmas carols. When they ware finished they handed me a Bible, a stocking, and a coat. Then they hand Jacob a stocking, truck, and a coat.
    I thanked them with tears in my eyes. They wished us a Merry Christmas and left.
    Best Christmas ever!!!

  20. Vanessa Ortiz says:

    My best memory of Christmas with my family was on Christmas eve my brothers and sister and I were sitting around our white Christmas tree and my dad was sitting in his chair. He told us we could open on gift which was a tradition of ours. I remember opening my gift and I got this white camera that I wanted. I remember this Christmas because it was our last one together as a family.

  21. Veronica Gipson says:

    Help for the holidays

  22. Wanda lynn Noble says:

    My favorite Christmas memory is waking up to my six children happy faces anticipation filling the air.

  23. Kathy Davis says:

    Fav Christmas Memory is spending holidays with my Grandparents as a kid

  24. Nancy s Ashley says:

    We have always lived in SC since my birth and my parents parents lived 50 miles away in GA. Every Christmas Day bright and early we would leave for the day to be spent with Grandparents and other family members in GA.Sometimes we spent the night. My Mother’s parents were very humble devoted Christians. There were no gifts from them but lots of delicious food and plenty of witnessing and oh the praying! I will never forget the powerful praying and the stories about Jesus that were always center of their Christmases. It wasn’t about the gifts or decorations, it was a celebration of Jesus birth. Everyday at their house was like being at an old time “camp meeting”. I sure miss those days and thank God for such a good Christian raising.

  25. Lois Graff says:

    My favorite memory is Christmas Eve after the meal and cleanup, we shut off all lights but the tree and sing Christmas carols, dad would then read the story of Jesus’ birth from the Bible and we would pray. After that, dad would make us wait to open gifts by making conversation (he loved that- teasing us), then he finally gave permission to open gifts.

  26. McKenzie says:

    We make a Operation Christmas Child boxes every year!
    My grandma & I always decorate her tree & make cookies together!

  27. Karen Cravens says:

    Each year my mother-in-law bakes a birthday cake for Jesus. One year she made a wooden manger and put a baby Jesus doll on top of hay. She gathered her family with great grandchildren on the floor around the manger and read the Christmas story from the Bible. Then we all sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and the children blow out the candles. She is a very Godly woman and wants to share her love for the Lord with her family.

  28. Casey Highley says:

    My favorite childhood memories are those of family get togethers.

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