Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Short Stop (Pick Whatever *You* Want) Christmas GIVEAWAY!

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Last month, I mentioned that CSN stores (an online retailer where you can buy anything from Delsey luggage to Fiesta Dinnerware to Maclaren Strollers to Legos) offered me the opportunity to choose something I wanted from any of their 200 online stores.

Well, I chose something I've wanted for a long time - the Cuisinart Griddler - a panini maker that also acts as a flat griddle or grill.


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My mother-in-law has one at her house, and every time we visit (without fail!), my husband and I pull out the lunch meat, the cheese, the pesto, the tomatoes - and we whip up some hot sandwiches.

I love it. I really love it! My husband and I just aren't cold sandwich people - but hot, gooey, cheesy paninis - we're all about that. We have been enjoying our new panini maker so much and I'm so glad we now own one.

So, when CSN first contacted me - I told them that I wanted the Cuisinart Griddler - but that if I was gonna have one, I'd also like one to give away to you.

But, then I started thinking - what if you don't want a Cuisinart Griddler? What if you already have one? What if there's something *else* that you'd really love to have this Christmas?

Like maybe...

A beautiful new Le Creuset teapot in this gorgeous Caribbean color. {swoon}


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Or how about a Le Creuset mixing bowl and multi-colored prep bowls, or a couple of Le Creuest baking dishes. Or just a mix and match of all manner of Le Creuset goodies. (Have I ever told you how much I love Le Creuset? Oh, yes - I have!)


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Or maybe you want a brand, spankin' new stainless steel Cuisinart Brew Central Coffeemaker.


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Or how about this? A Cuisinart Mini Prep Food Processor- to make sauces and dips and do all of that chopping for you! But, not just one. TWO! One for you and one for a friend.



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Today, because I love y'all, because I love Christmas, and because I love sharing with you the things that come my way, I'm giving away a $65 gift certificate to CSN Stores. So that you can pick whatever *you* want.

There are over 200 stores to choose from - thousands upon thousands of items.

$65 - to spend however you'd like!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment answering this question:

What is your favorite Christmas movie? (I'm going with Jim Carrey's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Love.)

To give you some more chances to win, you can get up to FOUR EXTRA ENTRIES by doing any or all of the following:

1. Subscribe to Short Stop via email or RSS. The form is on my sidebar. (If you're already a subscriber, let me know in the comments.)
2. Become a fan on Facebook - http://facebook.com/shortstopblog. (If you're already a fan, leave a comment letting me know.)
3. Post a link to this giveaway on Twitter.
4. Post a link to this giveaway on your Facebook page.

You MUST leave an additional comment for EACH of these things that you do so that the random thingy will count each of your entries. If you only leave one comment letting me know all of the things you did, you'll only get one entry. That would be so sad. This giveaway will be open until Sunday night, December 19th at 8pm. I'll let the random thingy choose a winner and I'll announce the winner on Monday mornin'.

Merry Christmas - from my little blog to you.

*Disclosure: A $65 gift certificate was provided to me by CSN stores so that I could happily give it away to you!

258 comments:

  1. I got the Princess Bride as a xmas gift one year. Its not a Christmas Movie per se, but I love it and we watch it every Christmas!

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  2. My favorite is Christmas Vacation!

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  3. My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story (the one with Ralphy).

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  4. I am already a subscriber via Goggle Reader.

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  5. I am a Short Stop fan on Facebook too :-)

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  6. I also posted the link for the giveaway on my Facebook page.

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  7. My favorite Christmas movie is definitely White Christmas!

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  8. I also subscribe via google reader!

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  9. ...and I am a fan on facebook!

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  10. My favorite Christmas movie is A Charlie Brown Christmas!

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  11. My favorite movie is a tie between Elf & Christmas Vacation! Love those movies!

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  12. I am already a fan on Facebook

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  13. I subscribe to you in my google reader

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  14. I love White Christmas. Pulled it out just the other night while doing some cleaning.

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  15. I subscribe via google reader.

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  16. I also subscribe via google reader. Happy Holidays!

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  17. Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! My favorite Christmas movie is probably How the Grinch Stole Christmas. But I've grown quite fond of Elf!

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  18. I also subscribe via google reader

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  19. My Christmas movie is White Christmas. We watch it every year a couple of times!

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  20. wow! what a cool giveaway!! i love elf. i can watch it all year long :)

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  21. Love Actually! I have the Cuisinart Griddler and LOVE it!

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  22. Aw, it *has* to be It's a Wonderful Life (followed closely by the masterpiece Earnest Saves Christmas LOL!) xoxo

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  23. I am a fan on facebook, I shared the contest link on facebook AND.... my new favorite Christmas movie is Elf. I heart it - but I also, longtime, LOVE Miracle on 34th Street (the original).

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  24. I love Tim Allen's "The Santa Clause"

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  25. My wife would love if won this. I'm a FB fan, posted it on Twitter and have subscribed. Say hi to your husband for me too.

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  26. I love "The Christmas Card" great movie

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  27. i republished as a facebook status

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  28. Oh, man! Merry Christmas to us!

    My absolute favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. I watch it every single year.

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  29. i love christmas with the kranks and elf! and white christmas. i just love christmas movies!

    thanks for sharing this cool giveaway!

    brieknaus (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  30. And, I am a facebook fan!

    Thanks!

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  31. Hands down...A Christmas Story!

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  32. oh, and I see your posts on google reader! ;)

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  33. A Charlie Brown Christmas!
    I'm a subscriber!

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  34. I like A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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  35. I love a Charlie Brown Christmas

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  36. I think mine's a tie between It's a Wonderful Life (so classic) and Elf (SO ridiculous).

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  37. I subscribe (I just started, by the way. Your blog gets e-mailed to me so now I can read it at work!) :)

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  38. My favorite Christmas movie is Irving Berlin's White Christmas.

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  39. It's a cliche, but my favorite has to be It's a Wonderful Life. But I sort of think of Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail as Christmasy, and I love those too!

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  40. Hands down....White Christmas. LOVE IT!!!

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  41. It would be Elf! What a fun contest!

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  42. My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas vacation!

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  43. To this day, my favourite is the Muppets Christmas Carol, cant go past an old classic like that!

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  44. I have to say "A Christmas Story" also. My sister and I would always crack up laughing with all the lines in that movie!

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  45. Im a subscriber

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  46. I'm a fan on facebook too. Thanks for this opportunity too. What a great giveaway Sarah!

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  47. I also posted a link on facebook.

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  48. And fan on Facebook

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  49. My fave movie is It's a Wonderful Life.

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  50. Posted link on twitter

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  51. I subscribe

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    I'm already a fan.

    I tweeted, I sure did.

    http://twitter.com/#!/GingerBehrens

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  52. Shared on Facebook ! YAY! Fingers and toes crossed

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  53. Yup, linked to you on FB :D


    Favorite movie...Charlie Brown Christmas.

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  54. Oh fudge!!!! All time favorite is A Christmas Story.

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  55. i subscribed via the google reader =)

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  56. my favourite christmas movie is White Christmas =) love love love the ending!!!

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  57. posted a link on FB =)
    @janelle lane mullan

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  58. Great giveaway! My favorite is "A Christmas Carol"

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  59. My favorite Christmas movie would have to be White Christmas. :0) A close second would be Meet Me in St. Louis. I know it's not a Christmas movie, but Judy Garland sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

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  60. I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.

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  61. I posted a link on my FB wall.

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  62. Favorite movie: the original cartoon "How the Grinch stole Christmas"
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. I just subscribed to your blog using google reader.

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  64. Johanna Short HylandDecember 16, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    I subscribe to your blog!

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  65. Johanna Short HylandDecember 16, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    I am a fan on FB.

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  66. Johanna Short HylandDecember 16, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Polar Express!

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  67. I love ELF, my kids love it too now.

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  68. My favorite Christmas movie is by far, Elf! "Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"

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  69. I love Elf, Miracle on 34th Street (Original), Nativity Story, and The Santa Clause!

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  70. I like the Santa Clause with tim Allen or Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  71. I subscribed by email

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  72. A Christmas Story!!! I can't put my arms down!

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  73. My favorite is Christmas Story

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  74. i became a facebook fan
    Debbie Lynn Bellows

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  75. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/statuses/15568207934918656

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  76. My favorite Christmas movie is Polar Express. And How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a very, very close second.

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  77. posted a link to this giveaway on my facebook page

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=168567953182540&id=100001545323312

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  78. The Holiday with Cameron Diaz is probably my favorite romantic comedy. :)

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  79. A Christmas Story.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  80. The ORIGINAL How the Grinch Stole Christmas (with Boris Karloff)

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  81. I love White Christmas. One of the songs has been stuck in my head all evening.

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  82. I have about seven favorites! One is "While you were sleeping!" and I'm a facebook subscriber

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  83. and then there is "The Family Stone" and besides being a facebook fan i subscribe to your blog!!!

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  84. ..and my favorite cartoon movie is hands down, boris Karlof's "Grinch" posting a link right now to my facebook page!

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  85. Hallmark movies are great..A new one is "The Christmas Card". Also, "It's a Wonderful Life" is an all-time favorite!

    I am a subscriber to your blog and a facebook friend

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  86. I am a facebook friend

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  87. ...and I am a subscriber on you blog

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  88. I subscribe via google reader

    *gasp* I know, can you believe I caved? ;-D

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  89. my favorite christmas movie is a charlie brown christmas

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  90. i am a facebook fan too....

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  91. Tough one....between Polar Express/Charlie Brown Christmas....two of my favorite (my children's too) :)

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  92. I don't watch many movies but I love The Polar Express because my boys love it! It brings me joy to watch them watch it. (man, that was a lot of "watch" in one sentence.) :)

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  93. already subscribed on my google reader

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  94. I posted a link to your give away on facebook.

    Thanks for your fun blog. I show your great photos to my mom and dad (Bill and Ruth Short). They love seeing all of you too!

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  95. My favorite is still the Santa Claus w/ Tim Allen.

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  96. FAVORITE movie is ELF! Will Ferrell is sooo adorable and innocent! LOVE it.

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  97. i already subscribe to your fabulous Short Stop site!

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  98. Posted a link on my FB http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=1358285736

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  99. white christmas - hands down - and yes i sing along - drives my husband crazy!

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  100. It's a Wonderful Life

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  101. I love your generosity and love for sharing, Sarah. Thank you!
    My favorite Christmas movie is 'Elf'. A new tradition of mine is to watch 'Elf' while I address our Christmas cards. Love it! :)

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  102. I also am a fan on Facebook. :)

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  103. ...and posted a link on my Facebook page. :)

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  104. i know it isn't a christmas movie but we always watch the sound of music over christmas. it is just tradition.

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  105. My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation. We watched it last night and I laugh out loud overtime I see it!! I am also a FB fan and am on your rss feed on Yahoo.

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  106. White Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie!

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  107. I shared a link through FB.

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  108. email subscriber too =)

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  109. My favorite it A Charlie Brown Christmas - followed closely by White Christmas!

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  110. My favorite Christmas movie is Home Alone---the original!

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  111. I like Elf best.

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)Com

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  112. My favorite Christmas move is "White Christmas" It's a classic! Have to watch it every year to make the season complete!

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  113. WOW! 191 comments. I think this giveaway is a hit. One of my favorite movies is Polar Express. We watch as a family every Christmas Eve so that makes it even more special for us.

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  114. My Favorite Christmas movie is the traditional How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I'm excited for my little daughter to be old enough to watch it with us!

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  115. I'm a follower of your blog on blogger

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  116. I love Elf with Will Ferrel! So cute.

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  117. I love A Christmas Story. My family and I always have it playing while we open our gifts on Christmas morning at the grandparents' house. Love, love, love!

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  118. I love the Elf and The Holiday. 2 very different movies, but love em both.

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