Question #4: 2012 Great Holiday Giveaway



Pure TalkUSA wants to make the holidays a little happier for all of our loyal customers and fans!

For our 2012 Great Holiday Giveaway, we’re giving away some great prizes between now and Christmas. And if you give us good enough reason, one of the winners could be you!


Question #4:

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

This question closes on December 18 at 11:59 pm ET


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Question #1 (Favorite Holiday Memory) – Davis Bush

Question #2 (Most Thankful) – Crystal Barnes

Question #3 (Family Fun) – VOTE HERE


Here’s how the contest works…

1.) After midnight on each of the following days: Dec. 11, Dec. 13*, Dec. 15, Dec. 17, Dec. 19, and Dec. 21, we will post a holiday-themed question on at the top of this page, each of which is associated with its own prize. There may be additional prize giveaways throughout the period (so make sure you check either our blog or our Facebook page daily).

2.) To enter the contest, simply answer the question using 125 words or less in the comments section of this post. You have until 11:59 p.m. on the day after the question is posted (48 hours). After which, that question will be closed and a new question will be posted.

3.) The following morning after each question closes; we will select the top four (4) comments and post them for the public to vote on. The comment receiving the most votes during the voting period wins the prize!

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Additional Rules

Only one entry per person per question. But feel free to enter for as many questions as you like.

• Questions with an (*) next to it are exclusively for current Pure TalkUSA customers only. However anyone (including non-customers) can vote. For the other questions, anyone is eligible.

• All prize phones come equipped with free Pure TalkUSA SIM cards. We reserve the right to change the phone prize with a comparable model.

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31 thoughts on “Question #4: 2012 Great Holiday Giveaway

  1. Kara Keppel

    Every Christmas Eve we attend church with my parents and then after church we go back to their house for snacks and a movie. It is a great way to celebrate the season! It is also nice to get the family together without all the rush.

  2. jacqueline nulty

    just being with my family and friends and thankful for the birth of our lord jesus christ !!

  3. Katrina Willard

    We have a family gathering every year a few days after Christmas. Granddad always has the cousins read about Jesus’s birth before opening presents. We have a great time together! I’m thankful for Jesus Christ’s birth. He is the real meaning of the season.

  4. TJ

    Spending Christmas Eve through Christmas baking and cooking with my parents, while sipping on egg nog and apple cider. Then the whole family gets together, eats till we’re stuffed, and watches movies and/or football.

  5. kathleen ladra

    When I was a little girl Christmas Eve was such a big occasion. The anticipation of Santa coming would keep us up at night in wonder. My mother grew up in the depression and never had anything much to speak of and always gave us all she could give because of that reason. She wanted us to have a wonderful and joyous Christmas. The rip and tear session would take approximately 2 hours to open all the gifts. As we grew older my brothers came up with prank presents and gave me Big Mama pantyhose, and kept my real presents until the end of the night. They had me going and I guess that is what older brothers do to younger sisters.

  6. Dave Bush

    On a chilled Christmas evening a long time ago my parents started the ” looking for Santa drive” All of us kids would pile in the car and off we went. The excitement was mounting at each decorated house we past. We would scan the sky, look at every rooftop hoping to catch a glimpe of the Jolly one. We would not head home until one of us saw him.( which somehow we always did). Upon arrival we would burst through the door each trying to be first and to our glee Santa had arrived at our home. We now carry on this ride for many years now. Imagine the joy and laughter.

  7. brian doucette

    As a kid my favorite holiday tradition wachristms always decorating the tree with my sister. Now as a father of 3 I love watching the kids enjoy working together to decorate. With all of the fighting and arguing that usually goes on between siblings it is so wonderful to see them helping each other and smiling, laughing and singing christmas songs.

  8. Melissa Cunningham

    Many years ago, when I was born my Grandmother got me a small Christmas ornament. It was just a plain white silk covered bulb, in which she wrote my name, and the year (1978). When my son was born in 2000, she got him his first ornament as well (writing his name and year as well). Mine was always the first ornament I would hang, and now my son holds that position of honor (mine goes second). To see the small connection through the passage of time is a priceless tradition.

  9. Manuel Kennedy

    Christmas eve is time for church. The entire family (Mom, Dad, two sons) arrive at church around 5:00 to allow mom to rehearse with the choir. Dad and the boys get a surprise gift ready for mom after church. Church always begins with special Christmas music from the choir, followed by the church service, communion, and ends at MIDNIGHT! Mom gets her gift from “the boys” on the way home, and everyone rolls into bed to wait for Santa (even though “the boys” are 16 and 13 now)!

  10. Diana Davis

    Since we never knew if my father would be called into work on Christmas morning my family would go to mid-night mass. Since Santa Claus always came on Christmas day my parents would drop my older siblings off at home and would take my younger brother and I out looking at all of the Christmas lights after church. It gave my older brothers and sister’s time to put out the Christmas presents and pretend to go too bed. When we got home Santa had come so we would wake up our brothers and sisters and tell them Santa came. It was such a fun idea that I kept up the tradition for my own girls!

  11. Kieran Dozeman

    Christmas caroling to our neighbors and giving them a plate of home bake goodies when we are finished singing.

  12. Kathleen Lang

    When I was young, my Father always brought out the Christmas Tree……….it was always the “white plastic” tree. All of us kids wanted a “real tree”, but my Father insisted that this tree was paid for and it was beautiful! It finally “grew on me” and I learned to like the darn thing and actually looked forward to decorating it.

  13. Jean thurman

    Getting our stockings (when I was younger) and taking them back to my room and seeing what Santa brought. We didn’t want to wake mom up to early. My boys do the same thing.

  14. Barbara

    My favorite holiday tradition is family gatherings. Most of my childhood that’s meant traveling for a day, either by plane (when we lived in Alaska) or by car (when we moved back to the states. It has always been such a sweet time to share with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins and now 2d cousins. As a child we would have as many as 14 people sharing a 2 bedroom 1 bath home and we had such great times with each other. While I miss my grandparents whom all have died, I am enjoying chances to spend time with the others and now my cousins babies; playing with one another, sharing what we’ve been up to over the course of the year, and sharing plans we for the year coming.

  15. rosaree

    My favorite holiday tradition is visiting with my husband’s Aunt who is a Carmelite Cloistered Nun. We only got to visit with her twice a year, at Easter and Christmas and these times were so special. She and other sisters are behind the grate and we can talk and visit with them. All of the Aunts and Uncles and Cousins come. Sister Rose has been a Carmelite Nun for over 50 years. She prays for all of us. She is a joy, so full of life and so happy to see all of us. She loves to see all the children. She brings her big Chocolate lab dogs in the grated room to visit us and some of the cousins bring their dogs to visit and greet Sister Rose too.

  16. Heidi

    When I was 9 years old, my parents started the tradition of giving us kids a Christmas ornament, for the tree, every year. The idea was that when we left home, we’d have ornaments for our own tree. I have continued this tradition with my, now grown, step-kids and my own children. It’s fun to put the ornaments on the tree, each year, and talk about the stories associated with them.

  17. Nancy Robins

    As a young single mother of 2 boys, there was never alot of money and seeing the kids look so disapointed after the gifts were opened tore me up inside.
    I desided to make opening the gift last longer by starting a “Gift Hunt”. Each gift suplied a small treat, nothing big (a candy cane, a cookie, some times a rock) But it also held a clue to finding there next gift. They loved it, they spend the day searching out the clues to the real gift and some where along there search, there was always a gag gift, (A baby doll, a bottle, an old dirty sock) it didn’t matter. They loved it. The gift giving, small as it was, always brought laughter even days after X=mas was gone. Gone was the dissapointment in their eyes and that was the best gift I could ask for.

  18. Darcy Vargas

    Being a single parent of 4 grown boys and now seeing that they did in fact pay attention to our family traditions…as this year they are returning to my home for Christmas after many years away and are making their holiday REQUESTS! Remember the candied yams Mom, you gotta make them…WE ARE opening 1 gift on Christmas Eve like we did as kids right Mom and making cookies for Santa so your grand kids get YOUR full holiday experience!! My kids remember how much I loved the holidays….and HOW MUCH I AM GOING TO LOVE IT THIS YEAR!

  19. Mike Woodard

    Celebrating with other believers God coming to be with us — Emmanuel and sharing time with the family.

  20. Lorna Fryer

    Our wonderful candlelight service celebrating the birth of our Savior is indeed a tradition I adore! I ring bells in the bell choir, sing also in the church choir, and love listening to my daughter perform keyboard duties. All the while, my four beautiful grandchildren (now ranging ages 20 months to 8 years) are dressed in their best to greet the newborn Prince of Peace as they sit with their grandpa, my husband of 43 years.

  21. Richard

    Going out to dinner with friends, and neighbors. Then on to celebrate Jesus at our local church. Remember, Jesus is the reason for this holiday season.

  22. Odessa Frey

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree. My kids are 5 and 3, and I LOVE to see the looks on their faces as they get to see all of the ornaments come out of the boxes. It’s like they are seeing them for the first time.

  23. Kathryn Badgett

    Growing up, my family never possessed a lot in the way of material things, but we were blessed abundantly with loving parents. I was one of seven siblings, and Christmas things were usually slim. I do recall bundling up, and heading out to our small country church for the annual Christmas play. A small bag of candy was presented to all children in attendance. The little church doors are still open, and this year I will attend with my Mother, siblings, my children and grandchild.– Where small bags of candy are still handed out. For even in today’s fast paced society, the love of God and family are the greatest tradition my family could have.

  24. Kathy Mac Donald

    My parents, who both came from rather large families, hosted an annual family Christmas-eve party at our house. It was a wonderful affair, with traditional Christmas music playing, a fresh, fragrant, beautifully-decorated tree, and an all day feast of hams, turkeys and all of the trimmings (including my favorite from the desert table – a sweet pastry wreath stuffed with cherries from my grandmother’s tree). The day and evening was filled with much story-telling, laughter and excited children running about, discussing their Christmas morning wishes. We usually had between sixty and sixty-five family members who attended each year, and it lasted well into the night, so it was a very animated event!

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