Thursday, June 30, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Giveaway Over

Update: Congrats to Debi #68!

You're the winner!


177 Days


Just in case you were wondering.


Countdown to Christmas is Sweetwater's holiday line this year.


Traditional colors of red, green, ivory and black


mixed with numbers, words, stripes & dots.


And even some little reindeer heads.



We have all the precuts:


fat quarters, layer cakes, jelly rolls & charm packs


in our etsy store.


Our giveaway today is a 5" charm pack.


To enter the drawing, leave a comment about


reindeer.


Random drawing later tonight.




149 comments:

  1. Oooh, I'm first it seems....I'd love to see the Reindeer Games. ;)

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  2. We love to make reindeer food to they can have a treat : -)

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  3. Argh, thats too close! Never seen a reindeer...to warm in Australia :-)

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  4. Reindeer have special noses that let them heat the cold air breathed in before it gets to their lungs

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  5. that's it??? 177 days? seems way too close!

    hmmm, reindeer; both male and females have antlers. not usual for antlered animals. thanx for the chance!

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  6. Did you know reindeer are supposed to be the only animals that can see ultraviolet light!

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  7. Reindeer? I have seen reindeer in Scotland will that do!

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  8. They've always creeped me out! Thanks!

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  9. The only reindeer I know is Rudolf! Thanks for the chance :)

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  10. "Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer" - love that song.
    Pia
    http://herframinverdengaer.blogspot.com/

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  11. They look very impressiv when watching them in the zoo in our town. And our smallest one loves Rudolf with the red nose ...

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  12. I live in a neighborhood that put up lights at Christmas and because there are so many lights people drive around in cars looking at all the lights. We had 5 houses going up the street that had a reindeer on the roof (I had the second reindeer on the roof of my house) and the first house had Santa and a sleigh. After several years the reindeer feel apart and we no longer have them on the roof. People still comment about the years we had the reindeer on the roof...Great memories.

    Karen
    Boogabearw@cox.net

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  13. In Alaska (where I live) you can hunt reindeer and a couple of winters ago my husband decide he wanted to...I hope that the only reindeer I see from now on is on cute fabric!

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  14. Rudolf has a bright red nose-Yup-I seen it-wink, wink

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  15. Reindeer are the most special deer as they pull Santas sleigh on Christmas eve. They also fly, one has a light up red nose and they can talk. Amazing creatures.

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  16. no Reindeer in New Zealand either .... not to mention Christmas in the sun. It's a good thing that Santa and his Reindeer can stilld eliver without snow.

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  17. My hubby wanted to play tennis tonight but I said, "I think it is going to RAIN DEAR".
    I do love that line of fabric!
    still can't comment as usual :(
    cjnid AT imaxmail DOT net

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  18. Rudolph is the cutest reindeer!
    Debi
    debi1953@sbcglobal.net

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  19. did you know that Rudolph is a girl , only the female reindeer keep their horns at Christmas

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  20. Took my 5 year old son to see 2 reindeer at a garden market last year, it was hard to see as they stayed towards the back of the pen, but he still talks about seeing Blitzen and Comet, and wants to go again! Thanks for the chance :)

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  21. I just posted about a deer on my blog...does that count?

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  22. No Reindeer in Texas but who doesnt love Rudolph with his red shiny nose !!!
    Karen in Texas

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  23. Yes....just told the others at work that it is soon Christmas again. So better start up making christmaspresents already now. I have seen a lot of reindeers up north in norway, but never seen Rudulph :)

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  24. I have yet to meet one, so not much of an opinion...

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  25. I don't know a thing about reindeer, so I did a Google search and this is what I found: Reindeer are good and strong swimmers.
    Learned something new!

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  26. At Christmas I love to eat Reindeer Munch......I think it's called Moose Munch 11 months of the year, but in December the package is called Reindeer Munch, and that's when I eat it. Would LOVE that charm pack! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  27. At my bees Christmas party a friend always puts on her reindeer gear. Her nose lights up. It is a hoot.

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  28. We make the cutest reindeer cookies at Christmas! They are made with pretzels, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chips and red hots! They are yummy to eat and fun to make! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  29. So love these fabrics...thanks for this opportunity....

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  30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2WXA6AMEZQ
    Here's an cool (very cool) YouTube video with reindeer from my parents homeland.

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  31. I love charm packs! Maybe it's time for a Christmas quilt?

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  32. I've never seen a reindeer before.

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  33. My Kiddos favorite Christmas movie is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1963)!
    Love this fabric!

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  34. Every year I wait and watch. I do so want to see one! Yet every year the Sandman sprinkles sleep dust in my eyes seconds before the reindeer fly overhead. Maybe this year - I do so want to see them in the sky.

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  35. I'm heading for another cup of coffee. I absolutely can't think of anything about reindeer. Totally stumped. Have a great day:)

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  36. I think reindeer are adorable! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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  37. I would love to travel and see real reindeer!:) Thanks for the chance.

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  38. Reindeers always makes me wanna smile. I still don't know why, but I love them :)

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  39. whenever I show my hubby my visa statement (after a fabric splurge) he always has that deer caught in the headlights look.
    hmmm... okay... not really about reindeer...
    ummm... let me try again--
    I almost hit one with my car last spring! does that count :)

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  40. hmmm, I don't know much about reindeer. The first thing that comes to mind with you talking about reindeer and Christmas is the show called, "The Santa Claus" with Tim Allen. I love that show and the reindeer make me smile. Such a great giveaway and I love charm packs- thanks!
    orr20004@msn.com

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  41. Reindeer are the best. I don't love them on fabric much but we love all the stories and folklore surrounding them, especially around Christmas.Our kids have fun leaving food for the reindeer and seeing the "reindeer droppings" on Christmas morning. Thanks!

    briawna(dot)hugh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I just received a photo of my one year old granddaughter petting a reindeer while she was visiting her cousins in Alaska!

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  43. Love the fuzz on the reindeer antlers! Love the fabric too!

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  44. Don't know what to say about reindeer! But I love all things Christmas, especially the fabric!

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  45. Reindeer are such beautiful, magical creatures! I love the ones in the movie, "The Santa Claus".

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  46. I have a feeling Christmas will creep up on me again this year! I must say I'm indifferent about reindeer.

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  47. I don't know much about Reindeer but I sure have learned a lot from reading these comments.

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  48. I've seen a lot of animals in my time.. but never a real live reindeer.

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  49. We live in an area with many deer. The night before Christmas Eve last year my sister was driving down our road and saw 8 (yes 8) deer crossing the road. My grandchildre were convinced they were Santa's reindeer making a visit!!!

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  50. There is a very famous one named Rudolph! That's about all I know about reindeer. Thanks!

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  51. Why does Scrooge love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

    Because every buck is dear to him.

    I know... I know... GROANS. LOL.

    Thanks for a chance to win! :-)

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  52. Rudolph has always been my favorite reindeer. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!!

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  53. Reindeer calves can stand minutes after being born. That's my reindeer fact. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  54. They're not reindeer, but we saw a doe and buck in our pasture yesterday! Will that work? LOL
    Thanks for the chance to win - love that fabric line!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. No reindeer's here in Australia but I do have a couple of pairs of Antlers we put on our heads at Christmas time.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  56. My little man's lovey is a reindeer. It's cheeks used to light up when you would pull the feet, but after 2 years of sogginess, no more lit up cheeks!

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  57. One of my co-workers moonlights in the winter as Santa Claus. He even has reindeer. Last December, he brought them to school the day before break and they pooped all down the hallway. The janitor was still grumbling about reindeer poop in June!

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  58. I always enjoy the whimsical reindeer fabrics and drawings.

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  59. Now I have the song Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer stuck in my head! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. reindeer are my absolutely favorite christmasy thing to decorate with! i would LOVE to win this!

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  61. I love reindeer...whimsical ones...thank you for the giveaway....I would love to win this...

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  62. "I don't care who you are, just get your reindeer off my roof!!"

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  63. Last year around Christmas they had a Christmas program type thing at one of the local open air shopping malls. One of the "attractions" were two reindeer in a cage. Yeah, did I mention we live in Georgia? And not in the mountains either. Right below Atlanta. Not sure how reindeer became Atlanta suburbanites.

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  64. too bad they don't really fly.
    i love the reindeer print in this line. so cute!

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  65. All I know about reindeer is that I do NOT know all the names of Santa's reindeer. I should research that. I have 177 days to do so. ;o)

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  66. Once while visiting in Canada, I actually saw live reindeer...they are big and beautiful.

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  67. My children sprinkle reindeer food outside on the ground on Christmas Eve!

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  68. Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen. On Comet, on Cupid, on Donder and Blitzen....love this poem and the Moda fabric!

    cook_karen@yahoo.com

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  69. It's important to feed reindeer, too!

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  70. Even though it's June, I am still singing Rudolph at bedtime every night per my little one's request. :-)

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  71. Reindeer... Cute & brown mammals. lol! does this qualify? ;)

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  72. I love the Christmas craft that our PreK kids make every year...a reindeer made from their footprint with antlers made from their handprints.

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  73. the only thing I think of when I think of reindeer are those silly reindeer in the christmas movies~The Santa Clause~very cute movies, btw...thanks for the chance to win! great pack. and PLEASE don't remind me that Christmas is that close LOL. Although with the 115 degree heat here in Arizona, I'd love it to be December about now~

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  74. Someone gave me a little bag of mini marshmallows a few years ago and it had a label on it that read "reindeer poop". Cute or NOT!!!

    Love that line of fabric.

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  75. I think if I really heard the pitter patter of reindeer hooves on my rooftop I would FREAK out! :)

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  76. beautiful fabric! Reindeer are pretty but sort of freak me out :)

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  77. Fun! Reindeer... the only thing I can think of is at Turkey point (?) south of Salt Lake City you can feed reindeer in december.

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  78. I got Jan patek's new reindeer pattern, last year, so this year I am going to make it. I tend to buy things late, but now i have lots of nice patterns I can use to get an early start.

    Debbie

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  79. reindeer They are amazing creatures. They are huge. I can see why santa picked them to pull his sleigh.

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  80. I love reindeer, especially Sant's reindeer, as they often bring wonderful presents of fabric and patterns.

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  81. I love that fabric line and Rudolph is my favorite reindeer of them all!!

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  82. No reindeers here in Spain so here comes a joke:
    Which of Santa's reindeer has bad manners?
    "Rude"-olph!

    Yes, bad I know ; )

    Thanks a lot!

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  83. My dad left reindeer droppings in my front yard one year...and my favorite has always been Rudolph...of course.

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  84. I love rendeers, they're so cute and big...., I specially love Rudolph, but I've heard "he" is a "female"!!!

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  85. I've never seen a reindeer, but I love the movie "The Santa Clause" and when Tim Allen is up on the roof with them - too funny!

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  86. ALL I KNOW OF REINDEER IS THAT THEY PULL SANTA'S SLEIGH! BUT I KNOW A LOT ABOUT WHITETAIL DEER WHO ENJOY EATING MY LILACS! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  87. I like reindeer on the roof!

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  88. Oh my, not Christmas thoughts already! Did you know both male and female reindeer have antlers?

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  89. Reindeer---have you seen the book "Olive, the other reindeer." ?? Get it... "all of" "olive" it is cute. :)

    Thanks for a chance to win such cute fabric!

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  90. I love the image of reindeer with big old-fashioned sleigh bells. I bet (although don't know for sure) that reindeer see really well in the dark since there is little daylight near and above the Arctic Circle.

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  91. The only reindeer I know personally is Rudolph. He's stuffed and my kids like to play with him! Love that new fabric though! And charm packs are my favorite precut!

    MGM

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  92. Reindeer? we all know the famous rudolph. funny fact, I know a family with the name rudolph!
    Karen p. acp328@yahoo.com

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  93. Wow, you're planning Christmas projects already? You girls are on the ball! Reindeer live in the North Pole.

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  94. I thought I would add some reindeer trivia too just for fun (compliments of google!)

    •A day-old reindeer calf is capable of outrunning a man!

    Wow! Never tick off a baby reindeer!

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  95. We just visited friends in Colorado and they had a mommie reindeer sleeping underneath their balcony. Very cute.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  96. I love this fabric!! I remember on Christmas Eve when I was little leaving cookies & milk out for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph :)

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  97. Reindeer like cold, cold climates! My daughter used to see them when she lived in northern Sweden, near the artic circle.

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  98. Every time I see a reindeer on TV or in a picture, I get a strange desire to kiss it on the nose.

    mdpntemp (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  99. I heard somewhere that it is the females that have the big antlers, not the males - so I guess it is all the women doing the hard pulling for Santa???

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  100. I once met a reindeer, he showed up at my door while I was at college! He was lost and looking for Santa, don't know how he ended up at my door?

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  101. One of my favorite children's stories is "The Wild Christmas Reindeer" by Jan Brett. Her illustrations are just fabulous!

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  102. Every year our company has their summer picnic at a reindeer ranch. It seems a bit odd to be feeding reindeer in the middle of summer but the babies are so cute and that's the best time to see them!

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  103. awwh reindeer I make them every year with my students out of hands and feet. They always turn out so cute!

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  104. Oh my goodness, only 177 days??? I've gotta get busy!

    When I was little, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was my favorite Christmas special.

    Pick me! And if you don't hear from me right away, it's because I'm having a baby tomorrow (or maybe today. Who knows these things?) so don't give up on me responding :)

    tjboyce@juno.com

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  105. I love the book OLIVE THE OTHER REINDEER, but Olive is a dog. . . who wants to fly with Santa's Sleigh. Love all the sweetwater. . . Oh, I do know that reindeer have ankle tendons that click when they walk--helps them follow one another when the snow blinds them:)

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  106. I always remember that song by Ray Stevens about reindeer and Clyde the Camel having toys for all the little boys and girls.

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  107. i love the song rudolf the red nose reindeer. one of my all time faves

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  108. Olive was the name of the other reindeer. Thanks for the chance! (don't know why google won't let me post on your page . . . soniaquilts at gmail dot com)

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  109. I like reindeer-- but not when they poop on my lawn

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  110. Grandma got runover by a Reindeer, lol, my son loves that song!!

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  111. I LOVE Reindeer! Especially Rudolph!!!

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  112. Rudolph is my favorite reindeer, of course! I've been singing about him ever since I can remember. And I can remember back to 1953! I think he was about 6 years old then...

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  113. do you think Santa really only has 9 reindeer of does he have backups in case one gets sick?

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  114. I just read a too sweet, too silly romance that a reindeer named Rodney in it. :) blessings, marlene

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  115. I have a reindeer that my uncle made me out of logs from a birch tree. So cute! I put a wreath around his neck at Christmas. thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  116. We have a stuffed reindeer that comes out only during the holidays... I think the kids get more excited about it as the years go by (maybe they are just getting older to appreciate these things). Thanks!

    heidiabc at cinci.rr.com

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  117. Besides Rudolph are there any other reindeer?

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  118. Reindeer must be very popular. When I Googled them, there were 28,000,000 results!
    Great Giveaway!
    Carla
    handcartquilts@aol.com

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  119. The first thing that popped into my head was, "reindeer on roses and whiskers on kittens..." Whoops!

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  120. I've always loved Rudolph. What a great underdog. He persevered and came out on top!

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  121. Reindeer are not native to my home state of Florida.

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  122. My kids loved to take Reindeer sandwiches in their lunches - a peanut butter sandwich, cut corner to corner. Use one half. Put pretzel antlers in two corners. Add a cherry nose and raisin eyes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  123. No! No! Tell me it isn't so!! 177 til we hear Reindeer on the roof??? What happened to 365 days?? Did 188 days pass so quickly already??

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  124. Reindeer? Santa loves his reindeer!

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  125. Do you know why the reindeer crossed the road? Me neither! :P Thanks for the giveaway!

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  126. Christmas is getting toooo close.....scarey! The children where I work love to sing Rudolph the red nosed reindeer around Chrissy time here in Australia.I for one have never seen a real one except in my dreams :) Barb.

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  127. We saw some reindeer about a year ago when we did an Alaskan Cruise. We saw them on a shore excursion.

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  128. I love singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" with all the extra bits in it!!

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  129. Love Rudolph . It's too hot for christmas. lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

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  130. Not a fan of Rudolph always found Santa and the reindeer to be annoying and pompous. Not ready for Christmas just yet either.

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  131. You didn't say which reindeer, so I'll mention Dasher & Dancer, Prancer & Vixen, Comet & Cupid, Donder & Blitzen ... but do you recall ... the most famous reindeer of all??? lol lol lol Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiney nose, and if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows ... all of the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names, they never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games .... cause Rudolph was home sewing with his marvelous Quilt Taffy purchases!! LOL

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  132. hmmm, I have pet reindeer before.

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  133. He'll go down in history (His Story) Rudolph that is.....

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  134. So cute. =) And oddly enough, I have seen REAL reindeer. There was a man that lived about 30 miles north of my college that had a small herd. <3

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  135. I've never seen a real reindeer.

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  136. How amazing is the Rudulph the Red Nosed Reindeer movie???

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  137. I'm surprised we call them reindeer, and not snowdeer :)

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  138. My oldest granddaughter had her picture taken last Christmas time with Santa and his reindeer. Thanks for a chance to win this great charm pack.

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  139. I wish I could see Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer for real, he looks so cute in the tv!!!!, lol
    Melba
    melbaks(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  140. We were given reindeer sausage on a trip to Alaska years ago.

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  141. My Kids leave out "special reindeer food" every year for Rudolph and cookies for Santa of course! :)

    Jodie

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  142. Oh what a wonderful line! I have to go get me lots of that! When our kids were young we used to leave a pair of deer antlers in the yard so the kids thought they were from the reindeer! It was a fun thing to do. It worked until one summer they found them in dad's shed!

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  143. I got to see some reindeer when I was 17, way back in 1988. I was an exchange student in Finland and went to Lappland, where "real" reindeer live!

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  144. We make reindeer food. Oatmeal and red glitter. That way Rudolph can see the food sparkling in the moon light. (The oatmeal melts into the grass if the reindeer are not hungry) :) Love Reindeers.

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  145. I knit a color-work sweater with reindeer on it, except that one of the sleeves ended up getting caught up in a bag I donated to charity before it got attached to the rest of the sweater...it was also about 10 times to big for me. My dear dad still wears this monstrosity as a vest! Every time I hear the word 'reindeer' I chuckle a little, as it makes me think of my dad in the reindeer vest.

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