UPDATE: This sweeps is now closed, but don’t miss the rest of our 12 Days of Giveaways! Here at XOXOAD, we love doing something special to usher in the holidays, and this year, we’re celebrating with 12 Days of Giveaways! Enter each day for your chance to win a different prize pack of books perfect for any reader—and we hope you get everything you wished for. Our first day of giveaways is brought to you by the New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries! To enter the contest, leave us a comment answering the following question: why do we kiss under the mistletoe? 


Woohoo! It’s Christmas time, and we’re in the mood for giving. All you have to do is enter our9781476786124 giveaways, and you could win historical romances, including my What Happens Under the Mistletoe.

By the way, you may not know that kissing under the mistletoe is one of the truly original Christmas customs from England (as opposed to Christmas trees, Santa, and stockings, which were all imported from elsewhere). It started when the English began hanging “kissing boughs,” that included not just mistletoe, but holly, ivy, rosemary, bay leaves, and laurel leaves in a big ball of greens. And every time a man kissed a woman, he had to pluck off a mistletoe berry. Once the berries were gone, no more kissing allowed! If you’d like to see some actual kissing boughs (and prints of the kissing going on beneath them), be sure to check out my Pinterest page for What Happens Under the Mistletoe. 

Today’s giveaways are:

What Happen Under the Mistletoe by Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, Candace Camp, and Meredith Duran

A Holiday of Love by Judith McNaught, Jude Deveraux, Jill Barnett, and Arnette Lamb

A Winter Scandal by Candace Camp

Contest rules can be found here.