Thursday, December 12, 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas JA Style, Plus Giveaway!


This is not the first time I've put an Austen twist on a Christmas classic. Last year I created Twas the Night Before Christmas, when all through Pemberley... , and two years ago I wrote The Darcy's Gift, a Austenesque take on The Gift of the Magi. This year I'm at it again with The Twelve Days of Christmas, AND I'm giving away one copy of Holidays at Pemberley and this set of handmade, Jane Austen Christmas cards, all in honor of the season. See entry info below, and enjoy the song!






On the first day of Christmas Jane Austen gave to me Mr. Darcy in a wet tee.

On the second day of Christmas Jane Austen gave to me: two daring colonels and Mr. Darcy in a wet tee.

On the third day of Christmas Jane Austen gave to me: three Dashwood sisters, two daring colonels, and Mr. Darcy in a wet tee.

On the fourth day of Christmas Jane Austen gave to me four fallen women, three Dashwood sisters, two daring colonels, and Mr. Darcy in a wet tee.

On the fifth day of Christmas Jane Austen gave to me: LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH! Four fallen women, three Dashwood sisters, two daring colonels, and Mr. Darcy in a wet tee.

On the sixth day of Christmas Jane Austen gave to me: six stupendous novels, LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH! Four fallen women, three Dashwoods sisters, two daring colonels, and Mr. Darcy in a wet tee.

On the seventh day of Christmas Jane Austen gave to me: seven lovely ladies, six stupendous novels, LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH! Four fallen women, three Dashwoods sisters, two daring colonels, and Mr. Darcy in a wet tee.

On the eighth day of Christmas Jane Austen gave to me: eight questionable gentlemen (if you include Robert Ferrars and Captain Tilney), seven lovely ladies, six stupendous novels, LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH! Four fallen women, three Dashwoods sisters, two daring colonels, and Mr. Darcy in a wet tee.

On the ninth day of Christmas Jane Austen gave to me: nine Price progeny, eight questionable gentlemen, seven lovely ladies, six stupendous novels, LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH! Four fallen women, three Dashwoods sisters, two daring colonels, and Mr. Darcy in a wet tee.

On the tenth day of Christmas Jane Austen gave to me: ten minor Morlands, nine Price progeny, eight questionable gentlemen, seven lovely ladies, six breathtaking novels, LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH! Four fallen women, three widower fathers, two Dashwoods sisters, and Mr. Darcy in a wet tee.

On the eleventh day of Christmas Jane Austen gave to me: countless cups of tea, ten minor Morlands, nine Price progeny, eight dangerous gentlemen, seven lovely ladies, six stupendous novels, LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH! Four fallen women, three Dashwoods sisters, two daring colonels, and Mr. Darcy in a wet tee.

On the twelfth day of Christmas Jane Austen gave to me: twelve noble estates (of varying size and income), countless cups of tea, ten minor Morlands, nine Price progeny, eight questionable gentlemen, seven lovely ladies, six breathtaking novels, LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH! Four fallen women, three Dashwoods sisters, two daring colonels, and Mr. Darcy in a wet tee.




Beware: I'm seriously tempted to illustrate this somehow. Maybe I will manage to do so by next Christmas.

To win the giveaway use the form below. It is open internationally through the 24th. I'll announce the winner Christmas day. Happy holidays!

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8 comments:

  1. You always are so kind with the opportunity to win these precious JA Christmas cards, and it will be a great pleasure for me to win a copy of a paperback.

    Happy Christmas, Alexa!!!

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  2. Hahaha love it! Illustrated would be even better.

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    1. Now you've provided encouragement! I'm seriously tempted ... We'll see if the motivation lasts!

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  3. It's good, but why Lady Catherine de Bourgh? Why not five Bennet daughters? And countless cups of tea?

    I would love to win the Christmas cards, Alexa, as they are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you! I just thought it was funny. I kind of love Lady Catherine, though I certainly don't want her at Christmas! I have my own formidable aunt. Good luck!

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  4. oh, i love them. mine would be just as random, and now i'm inspired to try!

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  5. Loving the 12 days! Brilliant idea!

    -Angela Simmons

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