The Twelve Books for Christmas Giveaway is on – Join in the fun!

                                                                               The Grand Prize winner is:  Tracy Manderson.  Congratulations, Tracy!  I hope you enjoy all of the books and the Swiss Colony box of goodies.

The Twelve Books for Christmas Giveaway is now on.

All you have to do to enter is answer this simple question:

How many maids are milking in The Twelve Days of Christmas song? 


To make it extra easy – just leave your answer here!

NEXT: Visit each of these lovely authors’ blogs to answer their questions, too.

Warning:  some of these blogs are hot hot hot!

One lucky winner will win all twelves books plus a lovely Swiss Colony box donated by Tory Richards.
Good luck, and tell your friends!
Until next week, make it a great one,



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80 Responses to The Twelve Books for Christmas Giveaway is on – Join in the fun!

  1. LorettaLynn says:

    Sent 🙂 Happy Hoildays

    • admin says:

      Hi Loretta – I got your answer at my website – you are right and you are entered into the contest. Good luck with the other 11 blogs!

  2. Oh my goodness! You made me think this morning. Right now I’m trying to sing the song in my head but it’s too early and I haven’t had enough coffee. Is it, 8? LOL This is awful, I honestly can’t get past 6 geese a laying!

  3. Debra says:

    There are 8 maids are milking in The Twelve Days of Christmas song.

    deb ;0)


  4. Carin W says:

    I am pretty sure it is 8 maids-a-milking, Thanks Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  5. Michelle Levan says:

    8 Maids a Milking!

  6. Rhonda D says:

    There are 8 maids a milking. Thanks for the great contest!
    Rhonda D

  7. Desere says:

    Fantastic fun contest answer sent!

  8. Desere says:

    Awesome contest thank you so much! The answer is 8!


  9. Karen H in NC says:

    Eight Maids a-milking! Thanks for the giveaway. This is a fun hop.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  10. sue brandes says:

    I had to sing it too. LOL. Eight maids a milking. Thanks for the giveaway.


  11. says:

    you asked a good question i had to sing the song in my head then i asked my daughter to sing the song to make sure i had it right. The answer is
    8 maids a milking.

    Thank you for the give away.
    Tracy M

    • Hi Tracy!

      I’m so glad to know I’ve got people singing today – even a duet with your daughter. Love it.

      Thanks for entering, and good luck.

      Now off with you to the other websites.

  12. Tessa says:

    There are eight maidens in the song. Happy holidays!

  13. Rhianna says:

    lol I was literally just trying to remember the whole song this morning because I was going to teach it to my 3 year old. It’s 8 maids! Now I remember. *facepalm* Beyond that I think I’m stuck. Time to put on the holiday music station and get refreshed.

    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

  14. JeanMP says:

    Had to sing the song to remember
    It is 8 maids a milking.
    Happy Holidays.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  15. Suzy says:

    8 maids a milking….Great contest…Happy Holidays!

  16. cat says:

    8!! the answer is 8..pretty sure…

  17. The answer is Eight Maids a-milking! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. This hop is fun!

  18. Can’t believe I had to sing the song to remember, but it’s definitely 8 maid a-milking.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  19. elizabeth gray says:

    The answer is 8.

    Thanks for the giveaway,

    Elizabeth Gray

  20. Brenda, Kathryn, Elizabeth – your names will be entered from my website – be sure to visit all the other blogs!

    I’m happy to see my subversive plan to get everyone singing Christmas carols has worked!!!! hee hee hee

  21. Christine Moore says:

    I believe it is 8. This is fun!
    Christine Moore

  22. Renee B says:

    The answer is Eight maids a milking. Now that song is tuck in my head. LOL
    Have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  23. Leni says:

    I heard this song about two hours ago and when I read the question my first guess was eleven. Then I searched it and found out it was eight 🙂

  24. Sherry says:

    Eight Maids a Milking.

  25. CarolynO says:

    You know, I’ve heard a couple different versions of this song and some have 8 maid a milkin and others have them at 10

  26. Christine M, Renee B, Leni and Sherry,
    Your names will be sent to contest central (Tory R.) as entered at my website. Be sure to visit the other 11 sites, answer there questions, and get your name in the hat for the final drawing.

    All together now…on the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me…


  27. Tammy Sommervold says:

    8 maids I believe.

  28. Belinda G says:

    Eight maids a-milking, of course! This is my favorite song so I know all the days!

    One for you…Do you know how much it cost for all these 12 days of gifts if they were purchased with todays dollars? I was shocked at the cost!!! I’ll check back to see if you looked it up. ROFL!

    Thanks for the opportunity to share. Best wishes to you and yours during the holidays!

    Belinda G
    belgre AT comcast DOT net

    • Hi Belinda!
      Wow – I think you’re the only person I’ve met who knows all the words. I can get as far at 10 pipers piping and I have to look up 11 and 12 LOL>

      OK – I am taking a wild stab at how much all of these items would cost today – oh, do we have to purchase that pear tree too? And do we factor in the standard union rate for those piping pipers and dancing ladies? LOL –

      I hope you come back and let us all know because I haven’t looked it up – I’m guessing 2 million dollars. (something tells me that is too low, though)
      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  29. bn100 says:

    there are 8


  30. Teryn says:

    I am going to have to say 8 maids a milking… At work last week we had to name them all and how many gifts would you have if you got all the gifts from the 12 days, I was wrong with my answer and wow it is a lot of gifts!

  31. Hi Teryn – I’m glad they do Christmas trivia at work. Sounds fun.

    So how many gifts were there? I think the deal is he keeps repeating the prior gifts on each day, is that right?

    What a crazy song, eh?

    Thanks for entering at my website – now go forth and enter at the other 11!

  32. Sherry S. says:

    I had to sing the song to remember the answer. 8 maids a milking
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  33. Meg W says:

    8 maids a milking.

  34. z says:

    Here in the park in Parkersburg are the holiday lights and one section is the 12 days and it’s always the working girls supporting the ones partying, they come right after the swans swimming so there are 8 maids a milking. After that they are playing music, leaping and dancing!
    Seawitchreviews at yahoo dot com

    • Hi Z!
      I love your powers of deduction. You’ve put the song in a new light for me. Are you talking about Parkersburg, WVA? I have family back in that area.

      Good luck with the contest.

  35. Angie Adair says:

    On the 8th day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 8 Maids a miking…..Yep 8 maids a milking! Merry Christmas!

  36. AJ Nuest says:

    Well thank goodness all these ladies knew the answer, because my guess was 11. LOL 8 maids a milking, it is! Whoot!

  37. Robena Grant says:

    What fun! I’ve been so busy and had no time to enter any of the blog giveaways. Thank goodness for the upcoming holiday reprieve. Don’t enter me here, because I won a ton of books at LARA last weekend. And I’ve purchased a slew for my Kindle. So many good deals floating around.
    I just wanted to stop by and say hello. : )

  38. Tori says:

    fingers type faster than brain…

    8 maids of milking…

  39. Johanne says:

    8 maids of milking…. ??

  40. Shannon Bereza says:

    It’s 8 maids-a-milking. One of my favorite Xmas songs. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  41. Allyson Brann says:

    8 maids a milking…I had to sing to figure it out:) Merry Christmas!

  42. flchen1 says:

    LOL, Lynne! Those 8 maids are pretty busy–it seems like many of the other song’s participants are just partying instead 😉

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  43. Joder says:

    You are too kind making this so easy for us! I DID have to sing the song to get the answer of: 8. Thanks for the great giveaway and Happy Holidays!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  44. kimberly holgate says:

    eight maids a milking
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  45. April Holgate says:

    I am going to do this without cheating…if memory serves it is eight hard working maids! Although I could be wrong and there might be nine. This is about where the song goes to sh*t for me!


    • April – you got the 8 and Maids part right (I know what you mean about the song getting tougher and tougher as it goes along) – so I’ll count it as close enough. 🙂

      Good luck

  46. Julianne says:

    I had to sing the song! haha. 8 maids a milking.

    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com