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Hachette Books Holiday Giveaway

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 04-12-2009

December is here and it’s the season of giving and sharing. In that merry spirit, Hachette Books is offering three distinct giveaways, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, with prizes of a set of books for each.

  1. Angels By Chuck Fischer
  2. Miracles By Karen Kingsbury
  3. The Gift of an Ordinary Day By Katrina Kenison 
  4. Christmas Memories By Susan Branch
  5. The Paper Bag Christmas By Kevin Alan Milne 

  1. Start-up Nation By Dan Senor, Saul Singer

  2. The Monuments Men By Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter

  3. Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish By Shana Liebman

  4. The Woman Who Named God By Charlotte Gordon

  5. A Lucky Child By Thomas Buergenthal, Elie Wiesel 

  1. The Boy Next Door By Irene Sabatini

  2. Mrs. O By Mary Tomer

  3. Role of a Lifetime By James Brown, Nathan Whitaker, Tony Dungy

  4. On the Line By Serena Williams, Daniel Paisner

  5. Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales By Nelson Mandela

GreatDad Contest

Three people will win one set of holiday books of their choice. To
enter
the contest, simply tell us who is your ‘best dad in film for 2009′ and why in any of the following four categories.



  1. Best film about dads and kids
  2. Best film FOR dads and kids to watch together
  3. Best starring role for a dad – looking for the character, not actual person
  4. Best supporting dad – again, looking for the character, not the actor

Send in your answers
using the comment
form
below. Last date for entries is December 15, 2009.

Read the rules and regulations.

Contest Update: The contest is closed. See the winner’s page.

45 comments
Marjorie
Marjorie

There are not a lot of great movies out there with great dads, however, I vote for Steve Martin, who has new movie out, Christmas Day. He is always a cool dad or he tries to be. I would love to win this Christmas giveaway to share with my family.

Theresa
Theresa

I think dads and kids would love seeing Kung Fu Panda. It's fun and kids can learn from it

Karen
Karen

We loved Madagascar :)

Harriet
Harriet

My vote for the movie for Dad and kids to watch together, at this time of the year, is the 70's version of Scrooge, starring Albert Finney. Great values flick.

Rhonda
Rhonda

My husband and the kids love watching the Harry Potter Movies over and over, So that is my vote. rhondastruthers at yahoo dot ca

Darcie
Darcie

I vote for Imagine That as a film that fathers and children should see together.

Faith
Faith

My Dad and I like to watch the von Trapp family in the Sound of Music

Douglas
Douglas

would have to be Sean Touhy in the movie "The Blind Side"

Melissa
Melissa

2. Best film FOR dads and kids to watch together: UP, one of the best family films I've ever seen! It works on so many different levels that viewers of all ages can enjoy.

Timothy
Timothy

Best film FOR dads and kids to watch together: We just enjoyed watching The Princess and the Frog

Ed
Ed

2. Best film to watch with your kids: "Up"; it was a grand experience and we talked about it a lot afterward.

Sandra
Sandra

Best Dad fo rKids and Dads to watch toghter: Ben Stiller in Night at Museum 2. I love that the dad (ben Stiller) realizes that he needs to spend more time with with his kid.

Jay
Jay

It was a light year for us seeing the movies, and few were Dad flicks. The only one we saw together with the kids was Paul Blart Mall Cop, which would fit the bill for #2 on your list.

Jeana
Jeana

A Christmas Carol is a great movie for kids and dads to watch together during the Holiday season!

Deborah
Deborah

I think the best 2009 film for dads and kids to watch together is "UP."

Tim
Tim

My daughter & I watched "World's Greatest Dad" just lastw eek together and we cracked up during the whole thing which is something I cherish. Not the most influential movie but it worked as a bonding time for us at the time.

Heather
Heather

1.Best film about dads and kids Mrs. Doubtfire! Robin Williams loves his Children so much that he changed into a woman to see his kids!

Maja
Maja

The Sound of Music. I love that movie.

Diane
Diane

Nice selection of books

David
David

Best starring role for a dad – was Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino, he saw through what spoiled selfish kids he had and helped people that needed it!

Heather
Heather

The dad, Sean Tuohy, in The Blind Side was the best supportive dad because he was great!

Mike
Mike

i want to win

kim
kim

I think the Best dad for kids & dads to watch together is Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum 2. Ben may have goofed at times, but he always put his son first

Vicki
Vicki

Best film for dads and kids to watch together I think would be UP-it was just a cute lovely movie

Sarah
Sarah

Best film for dads and kids to watch together: The Princess and the Frog, which just opened this week. It's an animated movie that's great for everyone in the family.

Stephanie
Stephanie

Best dad in a film would have to be Ben Stiller in Night in the Museum 2, although Ice Age 3 is a great one for dad to watch with their kids. We all laughed hysterically over that film and there is a message about family in there.

Sue
Sue

Best supporting dad. I just saw The Blind Side and Sean Tuohy was a great supporting dad. Thanks for the great giveaway.

mel
mel

For best starring role for a Dad, how about Eddie Murphy in Imagine That? He's not a completely ideal Dad, but at least he recognizes it.

Bethie
Bethie

Best films for Dads and kids to watch together: Monsters VS Aliens. My family just laughs and laughs with that one.

Glenn
Glenn

For the best film for Dads and kids to watch together, I would choose Up as it has a great message about what's important in life and that just being with family is it's own adventure.

Janice
Janice

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

Andrew
Andrew

we loved wacthing SHorts together.

Marjorie
Marjorie

There are not a lot of great movies out there with great dads, however, I vote for Steve Martin, who has new movie out, Christmas Day. He is always a cool dad or he tries to be. I would love to win this Christmas giveaway to share with my family.

Ken
Ken

My favorite Dad and Son movie and traditional cartoon is Disney's Pinocchio. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Sherri
Sherri

Knowing was a fantastic father/son movie. I really don't think it got the credit it deserved. The love shown between father and son (2 generations worth) is amazing!!!! If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it!!!

Cathy
Cathy

I love Christmas themed books. It helps get me in the spirit and helps remind me of the true meaning of Christmas-Christ's birth and redemption for us all.

Kelly
Kelly

The best movie about dads and kids of 2009 was The Boys Are Back. I loved the way it shows their growth as a family after pretty much being a free-for-all.

Paul
Paul

wow. great books, but I'll have to give some thought on all 4! Best about dads and kids: The Road - bleak and depressing but honest about the existential legacy of fathers Best for Dads and Kids - Madagascar 2 - we laughed our tails off! Best dad - Ben Stiller in Night at Museum 2 - wins the day, again! Best supporting dad - Jeffrey Tambor in The Hangover - now that's a great dad-in-law! Anyone see The Father in Korean?

JAMES
JAMES

BEST FOR DAD & KIDS: MADAGASCAR WHY: VERY FUNNY

GENEVA
GENEVA

WHAT A GREAT PRODUCT

Alicia
Alicia

I think that boys and their fathers should watch UP together. The message to me is that sometimes a "father" won't always arrive in the form of biological genetics, and that sometimes a "father" is a man who sticks by you, listens to you, helps you when you are in need, and teaches you to do the homorable thing. To me, UP was about love, both conventional (with his wife) and unexpected (with Russel).

Benita
Benita

My best dad in the best starring role for a dad category is Lance Clayton in World's Greatest Dad. He wants to do the right thing for his son, for his students and for himself. And I like Robin Williams, he plays a great role as a dad. bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Angie
Angie

Best film FOR dads and kids to watch together-Up In The Air. The whole family really enjoyed it.

Melanie
Melanie

Aliens in the Attic is a movie that dads and kids will have fun watching together!

Jonnie
Jonnie

I think Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a good movie for Dads and kids to watch together. Their relationship starts off really rocky,but by the end the dad realizes he has to accept his son as he is.