#HPFamilyTime HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO PC

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A few days ago I shared my first impressions of the HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO PC and my love for this computer grows more and more each day. At this rate I  may have to retire my desktop for it. The experience of a 23 inch touch screen at my fingertips is an amazing thing every time I boot it up. But I try not to be a selfish person so for now it’s our family computer. Every member of our family finds a reason to use the ENVY on a daily basis.

My husband enjoys reading the latest news articles and researching interests. Our son loves the gaming options and creates playlists full of his favorite music. And our daughter who probably use it more than anyone else are enjoying watching their favorite shows through the Netflix app and the Fresh Paint app to draw.

But those are just a few uses for a machine this advanced. Here’s a look at what makes the HP Envy 23 TouchSmart AiO the PC for any type of household.

  • 3rd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330S quad-core processor
  • NEW Windows 8 operating system
  • Swipe and tap using all 10 fingers on the Full-HD[2] display
  • sleek, edge-to-edge glass design and just one power cord
  • Sync photos across your PC, smartphone, and tablet. Crop, rotate, add captions, and more. Then share in seconds with friends and family through your social networks with HP Connected Photo
  • HP TrueVision HD Webcam
  • Beats Audio™ and an optional subwoofer

For complete details and specs visit the HP online store where you can also customize this PC to be as powerful as you need it.

And just for fun the girls got together to dance to some Christmas music while I was cooking dinner.

Now, who’s ready to win this ….

HP Envy 23 TouchSmart AiO Giveaway


Use the entry form below to enter to win a HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO computer valued at

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*I received product from HP and Netflix related to this post and an additional unit to giveaway.

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  1. Tabitha P. says:

    my favorite is face to face around the table

  2. My favorite way to connect with my family during the holiday is by sending christmas cards and skyping with those that are far away!

  3. Debi H. says:

    Getting together in person! Will be at my sister-in-laws this year:)

  4. Amber says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I keep in touch via the phone, Skype, and social media!

  5. My fav way is doing one on one with everyone!


  6. rachel travis says:

    facetime on my iphone!

  7. Since we are so far away, we connect via Skype at least once during the day and usually several phone calls.

  8. We have just discovered Skype and love connecting with my in-laws in Las Vegas during the holidays.

  9. Lisa Lodter says:

    Trying to get the family together!

  10. My kids love to call their grandparents in Michigan either through Facetime or Skye.

  11. my favorite way would be to actually physically see them, but that likely won’t happen :) SO…we do a lot of Facebooking around here to keep in touch.

  12. Right now, it’s bedtime. TV is off, we sit in bed, talk and read a book, and have one on one time.

  13. I love to connect with my family while baking Christmas cookies and listening to music! Or cuddling on the couch to watch old Christmas Movies like Home Alone, Richie Rich and The Griswolds!

  14. Jill L says:

    For our far off family, we spend lots of time on the phone. Otherwise, we do a lot of cuddling by the Christmas tree.

  15. My favorite way to connect is of course spending time in person but if we can’t in person, I love being able to share photos online.

  16. We spend time doing things together, shopping, baking and just enjoying each other. For the family in Cali we Skype with them regularly so they can feel like they’re part of the children’s lives.

  17. My family is so scattered we don’t get to do holidays together much, but we do make those phone calls and share lots of pictures (lots of them).

  18. Skype :P

  19. Crystal Faulk says:

    My favorite way to connect with family is with family gatherings during the holidays. Those make for the best of times. :)

  20. Jill McHale says:

    I communicate via my IPhone through calls, texts and emails :)

  21. Dana Holland-Norris says:

    My favorite way of connecting with my family is having them all to my house. We’re spread everywhere but at Christmas we all come together. We have a ball!

  22. soha molina says:

    in person, skype is the next best thing.

  23. Christine Anne says:

    My favorite way to connect with family is visiting with them in person, my house, their house, a coffee shop…..anyway we can meet, even if only for a little while. I don’t know how to Skype, but would love to learn since I do every other social media venue:)

  24. Katherine says:

    spend the holidays hang out with my family at my parents house

  25. Michelle H. says:

    Getting together at my mom’s house for brunch. We always play games after eating and opening presents.

  26. Jennifer Hill says:

    Thank you for your website. I have always found some new interesting tidbits to help me around my house or cook that special meal. Thank you.

  27. Amy Catherine says:

    My brother is living in australia since he married the love of his life. I love Skypeing with him while he’s on the beach enjoying that sunny, summer like australian Christmas. Far too beautiful, thanks for the giveaway – it would benefit me because my current laptop is getting old and compared to the picture from his macbook, my webcam is VERY low res!
    Thanks again and fingers crossed for everyone!

  28. ellen beck says:

    My favorite way is to go visit or have them visit me face to face so I can hug them! If they are too far away or the weather is bad, I always call on the phone.

  29. My favorite way to connect with my family during the holiday is have a gathering and a feast together. I still have some relatives living overseas and those gotta rely on webcam. :)

  30. Karen Medlin says:

    Getting together for a meal, and the ones we can’t visit that live farther away, we use Skype to stay connected, they can see all our faces, hear our voices, a good way to stay in touch.

  31. Eileen says:

    We are lucky that all our our immediate family lives within two hours and only one nephew lives across country out of over 55 in our family. We do use facebook a lot to interact. Technology is something I’m afraid of but am learning that is the way of the young. If you want to stay close, you HAVE to climb aboard. For our family, we actually connect in person more during the holidays and are lucky to get together to celebrate. Here at home, we have had the most fun with family game nights or movie nights, even with extended family. Very VERY lucky we are:)

  32. Skype for sure!

  33. Carole Resnick says:

    I invite computerless people to the house and allow them to connect with whomever they wish

  34. Shemp DeYoung (@ShempGames) says:

    I like sending personalized items my kids have created to family far away

  35. Aimee Marie says:

    Everybody all together at a big dinner

  36. Love cooking and having folks in to share fun Christmas foods.
    (loved the video- my girls are now 26 & 28. Miss them )

  37. I connect the best with family by either all getting together for our Christmas party or Facebook.

  38. nichol perez says:

    My favorite way in around a big table full of food, home movies, pictures, and laughs, But when we can’t get together we Skype, Face Time, or send pictures through email, flikr, or photo sharing wsites, and also Twitter, or Facebook.

  39. We Skype or use Facetime!

  40. Missy Crace says:

    I keep up with my family on Facebook and also send them things on twitter also

  41. Jessica Beard says:

    I love connecting with them in person, but if need be skype on the computer is the next best thing.

  42. My favorite way to connect is sitting down after our Christmas lunch and reflecting on the past year.

  43. My favorite way to connect with family over the holidays is our large dinner plus on New Year’s Eve we have a huge party with my dad’s side to reconnect since we only get together once a year.

  44. With family scattered all around the world, my favorite way to connect with loved one at Christmastime is by sending (and receiving) holiday cards!

  45. lisa kay says:

    We all Live in the same area now so we just go to one of our houses..=)

  46. We stay in touch via Facebook. At Thanksgiving, we Facetimed who is stationed in Colorado. I’ve also Skyped with my cousin who is stationed in Idaho.

  47. I’m so used to touchscreen on my phone that when I go to my desktop, I touch the screen….only it’s my touchscreen. I like when our family getstogether around the fire on the cold days during christmas.

  48. Terry Mac says:

    Do I ever need a new computer, and hp rocks! Mine is SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSoooooooooooooo slow, and it isn’t a virus….

  49. We take an evening, dress the boys in PJ’s and go out Christmas Lights hunting. They love it and so do we!

  50. tuesday says:

    We use skype to talk to family in FL at Christmas

  51. Terry Mac says:

    My favorite way to connect with the family is doing things together (eg. games, whether computer games or board etc games, hiking, to just talking about our day)….in person (preferably), or over the computer (eg skype, fb, messenger, etc).

  52. Michelle P says:

    We try to gather in one place, but for those who can’t, we skype or face time.

  53. Susan B says:

    My family is scattered across the country…we love Skype! :)

  54. Renee says:

    I love Christmas cards in the mail :) Good old fashioned snail mail!

  55. I like to connect with food! I invite as many people over as I can and do a lot of entertaining. Those that live far away either receive something I baked or a gift card for their local grocery store.

    I love the video of the girls! My little William just watched it with me and asked if he could play with them.

  56. We like to connect by getting a bunch of holiday themed munchies and then watching a funny Christmas movie!

  57. Cynthia R says:

    around a bunch of food

  58. I love getting together to celebrate, eat and enjoy each others company, with lots of hugs!!!

  59. In person, but some of my children live far away so we connect online using a video chat program. Wow, this Computer looks and sounds awesome.

  60. My favorite way to connect with my family during the holidays is in person – my folks live just 100 miles from here so we can go for the day!

  61. Diana says:

    I like connecting with my family during the holidays by spending time doing something fun like baking cookies or going sledding. If I can’t see them in person, I talk to them on FB, phone or email. Thanks for the chance :-)!

  62. Vickie Couturier says:

    I would drather them be here with me,but the ones that cant we skype an call often

  63. Jamie says:

    With food!!

  64. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Obviously my favorite way to connect is to visit face to face. Unfortunately, my family and friends are scattered across different cities and different states. We use emails, social media, and sometimes video chat to stay in touch–some of us have webcams and headsets. Some of us are old school enough to use the phone, too :)

  65. Chris Shari Alligood says:

    My favorite way to connect is in person with lots of hugs & family time!

  66. hminnesota says:

    We call our friends and family in India and chat using Skype.

  67. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    We love doing little random “secret santa” acts of kindness for eachother during the Holidays…it’s a fun way to show eachother how much we care!

  68. Patricia Hancock says:

    We talk on the phone or online. For closer family members we usually have a party.

  69. Over Christmas dinner.

  70. ArcyEm says:

    I stay away from most of them if I can! ;-) But sometimes there’s good parties …

  71. I love sending Christmas cards and if they can not visit for Christmas, I enjoy skyping them.

  72. DEBIJOT says:

    My favorite way is getting together in person. Thankfully we all live within driving distance.

  73. Jessica Galle says:

    We do lots of road tripping and in person visiting – especially since we had our son, everyone wants to watch him grow!

  74. I love receiving holiday newsletters with Christmas cards, it really gives me a glimpse into the year of family and friends we don’t see regularly!

  75. we connect via email or phone

  76. Stacey B says:

    We used to all live in the same area so we’d just all get together for the holidays, but since my Mom decided to move out of state last year, I think Skype will be our new best friend

  77. Around the dinner table, taking time to remember those who are no longer with us.

  78. stephanie says:

    i use Skype

  79. My family lives fairly close to me, so we just get together to hang out!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  80. alaine says:

    having dinner with family :)

  81. Tanya Phillips says:

    With those that I can’t be with, I like to send a letter, photo of the family and a Christmas card. With those nearby, I love to visit or have them visit me. :)

  82. Danielle T says:

    We have everyone over for Christmas and usually skype with all the out of town relatives.

  83. We connect through our cell phones and Skype.

  84. In person is my favorite, but , that’s not always possible. Skyping is the next best way.

  85. My favorite parts all involve my daughter. Her reactions to things and how she lights my elderly parents up… she is their only grandchild.

  86. Alexa Nernberg says:

    My favorite way to connect with family during the holidays is to visit with them in person. If that isn’t possible, then we connect by telephone or on Facebook. Thanks for sponsoring such a generous giveaway and for the opportunity to participate. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2013.

  87. Cindy B says:

    We love to get together for a traditional Christmas dinner!

  88. Tabathia B (Michelle) says:

    We use Skpe or face chat for family members who are not local and I like to talk to my kids face to face

  89. Thomas Murphy says:

    I love to connect with my family by eating a great meal together.

  90. We try to spend as much time together as possible. Going iceskating, watching movies and looking st Christmas lights are some examples of what we do to connect.

  91. I love the old school family newsletters that ‘briefly’ touch on updating their family events during the year. Not everyone is FB or TW involved to monitor the day by day postings. For families that are spread out across the country, these newsletters are so much nicer than just a scribbled ‘Happy Holidays’ at the bottom of a card. There isn’t another opportunity to really catch up

  92. Megan M says:

    My favorite way is to get together at my grandmother’s house!

  93. TawndaM says:

    well… nothing compares to face to face… but, realistically, that’s not always an option… Phone is nice… but webcam is better ♥

  94. We use the Xbox Kinect to video chat. It works well!

  95. to actually spend time together off-line, in person. Something we do all the time, but not with extended family

  96. Food for sure. Is that bad? LOL Also just spending time together. My husband rarely has off so this is one day we have him all to ourselves :)

  97. Jessica says:

    We all live relatively close so we get to celebrate the holidays together in person. Thanks so much for an amazing giveaway and the chance to win!

  98. Jaime Goldman says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family over the holidays is in person…but as we live so far away from all of our family, we use online video chats!! This would be perfect for that! :)

  99. D Schmidt says:

    All my family excluding Hubby and children are in England so we like to Skype so they can see the children.

  100. Jennifer Roberts says:

    We go to my parents’ house on Christmas and spend time with all my brothers and sisters. My husband calls his parents in England on the phone.

  101. Lori A. says:

    My favorite is face-to-face get togethers!

  102. Heather! says:

    We spend a lot of time together while the kids are on break and my husband and I both have the week between the holidays off. We play board games, watch movies and do jigsaw puzzles together, and just really enjoy chilling together!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  103. Sonya Morris says:

    We get together at each other’s homes or go out to eat.

  104. In person is best – but Skype is good!

  105. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i love connecting with skype

  106. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family is at the dining room table. Thanks for the giveaway!

  107. We like to connect by eating dinner together as a family.

  108. Tina M says:

    spending time with them.

  109. Nataly Carbonell says:

    I use skype or facetime

  110. Karen Gonyea says:

    Around a dining room table :)

  111. Julie says:

    We have dinner together every night aNd on Fridays we do a movie night;) we also FaceTime the ones we don’t get to see very often

  112. playing card games -i look forward to it all year!

  113. Paul L says:

    When being together in person isn’t possible, Skype is a great way to connect!

  114. My favorite was to connect is with photo cards & photo gifts!

  115. Monica says:

    doing advent projects and devotionals

  116. mary fanara coleman says:

    We get together on Christmas Eve for lots of food….Oh Church first….dinner, snacks, desserts, presents and then lots of games and laughs.

  117. My favorite way to connect with family woudl be through the phone… calling. I wish I could hug them. But we live too far away (cross country) and they don’t skype. Total bummer.

  118. Tim h says:

    In person is best but FaceTime is a good option as well.

  119. Hang out and go christmas shopping

  120. Elena Vo says:

    I like using FaceTime on my phone, that way I can see them while we talk :)

  121. Maralea says:

    Spending the holidays with everyone that lives near and far!

  122. Krabbman says:

    I’m lucky enough to see my family often, so I would say over a meal is my favorite way to connect.

  123. Natalie U says:

    We are going to Disneyland during the holidays to celebrate together
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  124. Heather Slater says:

    Thankfully, my family is all close to me geographically. Therefore, the best way to connect is in person! :)

  125. Candis Binkley says:

    In person.

  126. I love to make a great meal and connect with them while enjoying the food! It’s a great way to show someone you love them and eat well!

  127. Actually sitting down and hearing about their day.

  128. angela cunningingham says:

    to have everyone over for a big dinner

  129. Malissa W says:

    I always take a lot of time off from work around the holidays so we have time to relax and spend time together.

  130. Margaret Smith says:

    My favorite way is to all be together, but my Dad lives out of state, in So. Carolina, so we’ll be talking on the phone to him.

  131. My favorite way to connect during the holidays is by getting together and baking cookies as a family!

  132. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    By having us all visit together in one place!

  133. Jake B says:

    talking around the dinner table :)

  134. Nancy D. says:

    I use skype, because i’m too far from home

  135. Nancy D. says:

    I use skype, because i’m too far from home, work fine for me

  136. Kristan H says:

    As much as we would love to all be together as a family, because we can’t we enjoy Skyping w/ each other!

  137. Chelsey says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family for the holidays is in person, preferably in the kitchen or around a bonfire. It’s rare for all of us to get to be together for the holidays, so when we can, it’s always special.

  138. NIcole Strunk says:

    I prefer it when we can all be together. Skyp is handy when we can’t.

  139. Stephanie V. says:

    getting together with extended family on christmas eve to eat tamales

  140. Kristi C says:

    I love to see my family in person but if they are far way we talk on the phone or Skype.

  141. Evelyn Goettner says:

    We connect by Skype or oovoo.

  142. Stephanie says:

    I like to play games with the family or look at old pictures.

  143. rachel says:


  144. Spending quality time decorating cookies, cooking, games…I connect via Skype with my 87 year old Uncle!

  145. We have really started using Skype more this year. With family in different states it helps everyone keep up on how the kids are growing and even lets them see the kids playing with the gifts that have been sent!

  146. We like to spend time on walks together.

  147. Ellen says:

    I take the Long Island Railroad

  148. Sunnie says:

    OVer the internet, with cards, at home.

  149. Jeff Legg says:

    Well in person at a Christmas dinner or lunch would be best, but with our son and his family over 1,000 miles away that is not an option. Next best thing is a web video chat. We’ve opened our presents together and shared Christmas in the past that way. Not the same, but its better than the third option, a phone call. Would love to win this for the family, our home PC is on its last legs.

  150. Larry Fullhart II says:

    My favorite way to connect with family is in person.

  151. Holly C. says:

    I am away over the holidays so we keep in touch with Skype!

  152. kyona sirico says:

    We love to have regular gatherings with family on a weekly basis and even more during December to really keep in touch.

  153. My favorite way to connect with family during the holidays is to get together. When we can’t do that, Skype is wonderful!

  154. Jeff P says:

    Christmas breakfast

  155. nickie says:

    I like visiting my family and sharing laughs.

  156. Mary Casper says:

    my favorite way of getting to gether is traveling the 500 miles to go visit my mom

  157. Cynthia C says:

    I like to have everyone over for Christmas dinner.

  158. athena d. says:

    my favorite way to connect is around the christmas tree :)
    telling stories and eating yummy food

  159. My favorite way to connect with my family during the holidays is just spending quality time together.

  160. Ann Fantom says:

    We pick a different home each year, and have a huge family get together.

  161. Lori Z. says:

    In person is good, but when my brother was in Korea last year, Skype was wonderful.

  162. amy pugmire says:

    like to connect with them through Skype if they aren’t close to me.

  163. danica says:

    if we can’t get together physically then we skype

  164. April Brenay says:

    we send Christmas cards, its fun to see all the cousins and how big everyone has gotten

  165. Kathleen says:

    eating a great dinner together at the same table

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  166. Megan says:

    My favorite way to connect with family during the holidays is at my Memaws. We are all in one space and it’s great to catch up.

  167. Suzanne K says:

    In person, taking lots of pictures because I know I won’t have my parents for too many more holidays

  168. I love to go out to dinner and/or watch movies with my family. I love spending quality time with them since I hardly get to see them due to conflicted schedules.

  169. jules mcnubbin says:

    in person, meeting up and reminiscing, telling family stories

  170. Playing games together,watching holiday movies, cooking special dinners together.

  171. tracy davis says:

    By having dinner with the family

  172. Jessie C. says:


  173. Erica Best says:

    i use facebook video chat

  174. Vera S says:

    I like to visit friends and family for the holidays. We enjoy family get togethers and of course Christmas cards. :)

  175. kfloveinme says:

    During dinner when we’re talking trash and then afterwards while playing board games.

  176. erica says:

    We do a lot more family things together such as crafts, movie nights, putting the tree together etc.

  177. Laura Lemons says:

    My favorite way to connect with family is by visiting one another and taking plenty of pictures for the other family members that aren’t there and sharing those pictures online with them. We love talking about all the past wonderful holiday memories with one another.

  178. We all get together in person, it’s harder now with everyone’s crazy schedule, but it’s our favorite way to keep connected especially during the holidays!

  179. I love having my entire family come over on Christmas Eve for appetizers and a Santa Claus visit.

  180. Sharon Schoepe says:

    Our favorite way to connect is face to face. When we can’t do that we Skype.

  181. Christy says:

    Sending Christmas cards and e-cards.

  182. ashley says:


  183. Stefanie Gladden(ann lyfe) says:

    we love to cook & watch christmas movies together!!

  184. My favorite way to connect is spending time with them.

  185. Sarah Hirsch says:

    by having a bg family get-together

  186. If they live in the same city having dinner together.

  187. There’s nothing better than the intimate, face-to-face conversation! If face-to-face can’t happen, then I enjoy receiving Christmas cards detailing what’s going on in the life of my loved ones.

    Thank you for this incredibly awesome opportunity :)

  188. My favorite way is face to face at family occasions and having them over for dinner.

  189. Jerry Lafferty says:

    My favorite would be face to face, unfortunately most of my family lives to far away so social media and long distance phone calls work for me.

  190. Shane Dickson (Oregon Slacker) says:

    Thanks so much for the chance, I enjoy connecting with my family via phone, they aren’t quite internet savvy, so the phones all they got for now.

  191. Matthew Healy says:

    My favorite way is for sure everyone together at one table but my family is scattered around the world so I use either text or email for now

  192. CareyAnn says:

    I love skyping to connect with family on holidays :)

  193. steve weber says:

    eating dinner together.

  194. Debbie R says:

    Lots of family get together’s and of course girls baking get together’s!

  195. Adrienne Gordon says:

    we have an early dinner than play a family game of football

  196. Deborah Stinson says:

    Our family all gets together at my mother-in-law’s house and we have dinner and open presents. It’s our family tradition. We call those that are far away or unable to come.

  197. Sophie Kovatch says:

    We get together have dinner, exchange gifts and then we all go look at the huge light display at one of the houses in our neighborhood

  198. Linda C says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! This HP looks awesome!

  199. My favorite way to connect with family during the holiday’s is facebook! I have family all over the country, and facebook is the best way to keep in touch with everyone. The family in my area gets together every Christmas Eve, but everyone else is too far away.

  200. Jennifer Setter says:

    My favorite way to connect is to have them all over for Dinner on Christmas Day!!

  201. angie says:

    We all gather together to celebrate.

  202. Tammie Mars says:

    This is one awesome giveaway. Anyone should be thankful to have this. I know I would. I do not think people realize how hard bloggers actually work. And I really admire all of you Moms that are able to stay and home and raise your children. Thank you for paying it forward.

  203. Favorite way is face to face.

  204. My favorite way to connect is by seeing them face to face.

  205. April Yedinak says:

    My favorite way is to snuggle on the couch and watch classic Christmas films.

  206. Liza Glick says:

    Nothing like actually getting together in person!

  207. Gaye M says:

    I love having a whole day to spend together, with snacks and one big meal, where we can relax and visit.

  208. Ashley Hatten says:

    I use Skype to connect with family out of town

  209. Jennifer Marie says:

    we have family get togethers where we play games and eat food.

  210. Tammy S says:

    We all try to make sure we get together for Christmas. I love when all the cousins get a chance to play together. If for some reason one of us can’t make it, we Skype with them.

  211. Sarah S says:

    I enjoy playing games with my family over the holidays. Just having fun and laughing together.

  212. I talked everyone into downloading Skype so we do a lot of video chat since my family is so far away

  213. Nicole says:

    I connect with Christmas cards and using FaceTime or Skype!

  214. This is the only time of year that most of us can get together, since the family loves to come down to Florida to escape the cold weather. Of course I still send cards & gifts, call and e-mail to those who can’t make it.

  215. Michelle Washburn says:

    A family that eats together stays together, nothing better than a holiday feast!

  216. Alicia says:

    What a wonderful way to connect with friends and family, mine are all over the place and I miss them! :)

  217. Skype! Now that we are so far from all of our family we make skype dates with everyone so we can still feel connected during the holidays.

  218. LINDA DOWDY says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family during the holiday is in person….nevertheless, my grand-daughter would LOVE the Envy (but who wouldn’t)!

  219. Stephanie Gray says:

    Face time with my phone.

  220. I like to connect in person best but since we can’t be in all places at once, technology is the next best thing. It’s like being there!

  221. We connect in person and through greeting cards made on the computer during the holidays!

  222. Mara Zamora says:

    Having a family get together to catch up

  223. Denise S says:

    I like sending emails and cards.

  224. Carol says:

    Facebook and face time.

  225. My favorite way to connect with family is during dinners! I also like to connect with cute Christmas cards and letters! ♥

  226. Liz Newsome says:

    Definitely in person – if possible! Otherwise, I do love Christmas cards!

  227. Brady says:


  228. jules p says:

    well face to face is always the best. But…if we can’t all be together..we love to skype.

  229. My 15 yo would love her own pc and I would gift her this if I won it. Great giveaway.

  230. Favorite way to connect during the holidays is in person. Hugs and kisses.

  231. Playing video games!

  232. Danyell says:

    With food, everyone is getting along and happy, around the table.

  233. Tammy Welsh says:

    In person if possible. We will talk and be togther asap. Like to use a little camera on computer and talk with them also. My grandson loves it. He wants me to watch verything. He dances sings and gets very silly. He just turned 4.

  234. We connect through family get togetherness and family members that aren’t near though phone calls.

  235. Baking cookies with the kids is my favorite way to connect over the holidays (that and trimming the tree!).

  236. Tamra H says:

    My favorite way to connect is at family gatherings, but for those too far away to visit, a phone call is always nice.

  237. Heather Swarthout says:

    Physically. I love to see everyone all together in one house, no matter how crowded it gets.

  238. Carolyn N. says:

    My favorite way to connect is to sit down with my mom and the rest of my family which I only see once a year and talk.
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  239. Katherine says:

    We connect by phone

  240. Cálaeb Temple says:


  241. Awesome giveaway! We keep in touch by email, cards, and phone.

  242. Sue Ellison says:

    My favorite way to connect is at family get togethers.

  243. Tari Lawson says:

    My favorite way is in person but when that is not possible, I like to talk to them on the phone,

  244. Jessica H. says:

    We would prefer to be all together in person, but unfortunately due to distance and funds that is not possible, so we have been so fortunate to be able to use Skype to stay in contact. My girls get to feel connected to their cousins that are states away, because they can see each other, and show things to each other. It has been a life saver for me being so far from family! Thank you for the giveaway!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  245. Tina M. says:

    Well, because I can’t be there, I call them.

  246. Carolyn G says:

    My favorite way is to meet face to face

  247. Melissa P. says:

    All together. Celebrating Christmas together with food, gifts, love, and laughter.

  248. Shelley C. says:

    My favorite way would be in person but I don’t get the chance to do that. Video chat would be next.

  249. Shannon says:

    I enjoy listening to music and looking at Christmas lights in the neighborhood.

  250. Cindy says:

    Texting and in person.

  251. Lisa Dion says:

    We have fun catching up while playing board games together

  252. Claire says:

    We use Skype when we can’t be together.

  253. Pamela Murphy says:

    Loved your video. Looks like the kids love the new HP.

  254. My favorite way to connect with family is face to face…. but since most of my family lives 12+ hours away, that’s not really possible. We’ll be spending lots of time on Skype this Christmas.

  255. Kathleen Downes says:

    We go to my parents house and have a nice dinner.

  256. I love to connect with handwritten cards.

  257. Denise M says:

    we love to use Skype to have dinner together with family across the country

  258. My favorite way to connect with them is by baking holiday cookies and candies with them. Thanks.

  259. My favorite way to connect with family during the holidays is to spend time together just having good conversation or by playing fun games.

  260. watching holiday movies together with the kids
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  261. Mary Ambrosino says:

    I would consider my Christmas the Merrieest if I won this.

  262. Monique Rizzo says:

    Having a big dinner together.
    Thanks for the chance.

  263. Brande says:

    I love connecting over dinner or sitting around the Christmas Tree with Coffee.

  264. Colleen C says:

    I host our extended family at my house on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day, my husband’s sister hosts their extended family. I love connecting with our families over food and conversation. The events are so relaxed and so much fun!

  265. mary krieg says:

    In person for dinner

  266. Heather says:

    We love to make cookies together. We make a mess, but the memories are the best!

  267. I call them

  268. I love gathering and cooking together.

  269. I like using skype and email to connect to my family on the Holidays.

  270. Denise says:

    Our family has a dinner every year. We love catching up and having a great time.

  271. naomi c says:

    getting together from across the US

  272. gather for lunch

  273. Kristine says:

    We all get together for the holidays

  274. gathering for lunch

  275. My favorite way to connect with family during the Holidays is to plan get togethers where everyone and their friends/loves are invited and we eat until we’re stuffed and drink until we’re happy and watch the kids enjoy the gifts :)

  276. carla sue says:

    I still write old fashioned cards and modern technology other times

  277. Molly Bussler says:

    Visiting in person, nothing like it…..I miss all their faces.

  278. Abbe Brown says:

    In person is my preferred way but with relatives all over the world I LOVE Skype!

  279. ginette4 says:

    I use email and the phone as a way to connect

  280. Surely could use a new computer! Senior on fixed income.

  281. ayesha says:

    My favorite way to connect is through the sending and receiving of Holiday cards. I love getting cards from family, friends, and that unexpected person who sends one to you every year.

  282. Favorite place is at a big dinner in the dinning room.

  283. I make chocolate for my best friends and family and mail it to them if I won’t see them during the holiday.

  284. Michelle Small says:

    In person, for sure! Love to sit around the table catching up on what is happening in everyone’s lives.

  285. I live on an island and my family all on the mainland. If we can not make it in person we settle for a phone call, FaceTime or sky ping. When we do go home it is a cold holiday in Ohio or the east coast and we as a family chop down our tree, and cook lots of great traditional southern food with a gourmet flair. If they come to me in Hawaii then it is a beach Christmas. The most important thing to us is God, family and friends and in that order.

  286. rebecca o says:

    Around the table during the holidays wih those who are near and on the computer for those who are far away.

  287. Tarah says:

    Lucky for us we all live close by each other so it’s nice to gather together on holidays!

  288. Mary Calabrese says:

    My favorite way to connect is at family gatherings.

  289. My favorite way to connect is by phone call – love to hear their voices!

  290. family meals

  291. We love to just sit around the living room cuddled up together watching holiday movies or making holiday crafts and cooking treats.

  292. chadro says:

    at Holiday Gatherings or family reunions when we hold annual picnic

  293. Scott Martin says:

    eating a great dinner together at the same table

  294. Eat dinner with the family and chit-chat… :)

  295. Cindy Ray says:

    Spend time together. No friends over. Just in the house spending time with just the family watching movies, playing games, just hanging out.

  296. Since we dont all live in the same state anymore it’s been great to connect via Skype and Gmail Chat

  297. Iliana Blair says:

    I love to connect with family and friends on the phone and in person.

  298. My favorite? Facebook. You can hide the unsightly relatives on there. ;-)

  299. courtney b says:

    the family that doesnt live with me we SKYPE :)

  300. Thuy Vu says:

    I have to say that I connect with everyone in my family via Facebook.

  301. I skype with my family during the holidays. Because they live so far away, this is a great way to connect “face to face”!

  302. My favorite way would be face to face, but if that’s not an option, then Skype is best. I want to be able to see their faces.

  303. Diane Sallans says:

    Well, I prefer being face-to-face in-person, but because that is not always possible Skype & Face-Time are pretty good too.

  304. spending time with them

  305. Serena Powell says:

    I like sending out Christmas cards

  306. Betty Baez says:

    skyping and sending christmas cards

  307. Taking time off work to bake cookies, spend time with family, and shop for others less fortunate!

  308. We love to cook meals together and eat them around the table

  309. Jennifer says:

    In person is best, but if not skype is second in line

  310. I love to connect with the fam during the holidays and all year long.

    skype is a great way to “get together with out of town family” we try to get together for sunday dinner with the local fam

  311. We love to connect with dinner … so food! Everyone shows up for food! LOL

  312. Thank you! I love my HP laptop! @lovelyssm

  313. Ellie W says:

    My favorite way is our yearly Christmas get together with lots of food and lots of fun.

  314. Judi Truppa says:

    Having family we always connect every SAaturday night during the Holidays we just eat more and exchange recipes…If your not close by we’re skyping

  315. Good ole’ phone works for me.

  316. Patti says:

    We get together for a family meal. Everyone brings something and we eat and talk and eat some more. lebl9077@bellsouth.net

  317. Christina says:

    My favorite way to connect with family during the holidays is to plan get togethers with them when possible.

  318. Amy W. says:

    My favorite way to get together with family is visiting face to face.

  319. Ella Bryant says:

    Thru letters!

  320. Making time to spend one on one with my family that live here – just hanging out, chatting, watching Christmas movies – and sending letters and making phone calls to the family that don’t live here. Thanks for the giveaway!

  321. For the Holidays I prefer face to face.

  322. Diane W says:

    My favorite way to connect over the holidays is by sharing photos via the internet and visiting in person.

  323. Christina Z says:

    My fave way to connect with family during the holidays is in person baking and wrapping gifts doing all the holiday activities together : )

  324. Carole Spring says:

    My favorite way is person to person. But I also use greeting cards, email, Facebook, and Instant Messenger to connect with those that are far away in distance.

  325. Daiva says:

    I use skype to connect with my family because they live overseas and we can’t actually get together during the holidays..

  326. Lori Walker says:

    We decorate the tree together.

  327. Amanda Blanchard says:

    I really would like to win this computer! My old HP gives me an OS error when I turn it on. This would be a great christmas present for me!

  328. Ravzie says:

    As much as I might enjoy all of the electronic ways to get together, there’s nothing like a hug. We like to be with the family.

  329. Mommyofone Shanna says:

    Around the Christmas tree !!

  330. Jenny H says:

    Most of my family is far away so we connect by face time and cards.

  331. Cassandra Eastman says:

    With my family it’s around the table :) But we have family in Japan, Oregon, Oklahoma, Washington so Skype comes in handy & facebook!

  332. We connect the old-fashioned way: in person! But we also use skype with some of our relatives that are overseas!

  333. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    great way to connect with family is doing as much things together as possible all through the year, not just chirstmas

  334. Marilyn Giordano says:

    This would be a terrific multi functional electronic piece I could only dream of owning!! Crossing fingers!!

  335. Getting together and enjoying each others company. :)

  336. Yvonne says:

    with this awesome giveaway my some will get is college work done next semester

  337. Claudia Davis says:

    My favorite way to connect with family during the holidays is over a HUGE meal.

  338. Lanieekat says:

    Favorite way to connect is in person, like a family dinner

  339. Getting together in person!

  340. Our Christmas lasts for like 4 or 5 days because we have all these different places we have to be to see family. So we connect face to face. But for those that we don’t we skype them in!

  341. skype :)

  342. carla Pullum says:

    Dinner and good food!!!

  343. We like to get together for dinner.

  344. latanya says:

    while eating and playing games

  345. Denice P says:

    I actually like to go out to visit my family to connect with them. I get to see and chat with them and we have such a nice time. We laugh and think about things from the past. Really is good times.

  346. Jenny D says:

    In person if possible or it not, Skype

  347. Naomi says:

    My close family is to get together at my mom’s. My distant family is to connect via facebook

  348. jen gersch says:

    I sing christmas songs with family

  349. Ellen B says:

    by phone right now – they live far away

  350. Shelbie Johnston says:

    Spending time and baking with my Grandson :)

  351. We connect over dinner, and more family gatherings.

  352. I would have to say the telephone.

  353. We don’t all live close (different states) so we talk on the phone and share pictures on facebook

  354. Whenever possible, I like to visit with family and friends in person over the Christmas season. We send Christmas cards to distand family and friends, too.

  355. Karin C says:

    I like everyone to get together with a sit down dinner with my grandmas china

  356. Leanne M says:

    Christmas dinner together

  357. Terri says:

    My favorite way is in person but skype is a great alternative when you can’t be together

  358. Christina Brundick says:

    seeing everything through my son,reliving the wonder of the season all over again!

  359. linda brooks says:

    We talk on the phone

  360. Mary Jamison says:

    talking around the dinner table.

  361. Lincoln Mulkey says:

    My favorite ways of connecting with family during the holidays is by phone, sharing photos on the computer via email and texting.

  362. Amanda Rauch says:

    getting our christmas tree and christmas morning breakfast

  363. Gianna says:

    If we can’t get together in person.. phone and computer.

  364. My favorite way to connect with my family during the holidays is face to face, but that can’t always happen. So, I use email and skype.

  365. Lisa F. says:

    I connect with family more so at Thanksgiving & Christmas than any other time of the year. It just works out that way. I am no social butterfly. I do enjoy the ritual of going to grandma’s on Christmas day. It’s one of the last ones I have from my childhood. So, just hanging out at grandma’s is comforting.

  366. Bethany Marcello says:

    What a great contest! This year I’ll be keeping in touch w/ my family via video chat. It’ll be my Grandmother’s first chat. She teared up a little when I told her she’d get to see me this Christmas–even though I’m 3,000 miles away.

  367. Debbie B says:

    spending time at home together

  368. We love to spend time together. Letting the cousins play and the adults spend some quality time.

  369. Lisa Brown says:

    We connect by email mostly because we do not live near each other.

  370. Blessie Nelson says:

    I connect with my family via skype and tango and via ecards and letters :)

  371. Serge B says:

    Visit them in person!

  372. Justin Comeau says:

    I go and visit them or contact through FB

  373. Laura Mihalovich says:

    Would love to win this.. the kids have taken over my old desktop. I am a writer and don’t currently have the funds to get myself a laptop.

  374. sheila musselman askins says:

    christmas cards and visiting in person!

  375. I am typically with my family during the holidays but not my husband’s so we always make sure to call on the phone. Some years we’ve even skyped while opening the presents we received from them we can share those moments!

  376. Rachel Pride says:

    My favorite way to connect is while we are all at the dinner table eating!

  377. We are usually able to see our immediate family members face-to-face during the holidays. But we totally do Skype now that we have kids, and we don’t live right near our families!

  378. Rebecca says:

    Sending Christmas cards!

  379. Amanda H says:

    Sending Christmas Cards and talking on Skype!

  380. Christine says:

    sending christmas cards

  381. Karen A. says:

    I keep in touch with close family by getting together. For others, Facebook and Christmas cards

  382. Teh Doll says:

    Video chat so much better then a phone call.

  383. facebook
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  384. Natalie S says:

    We just love getting together in person during the holidays – its nice that we all live in the same state and fairly close to each other :) We also send Christmas cards out to family and friends with out kids on it.

  385. My favorite way to connect with family is through Skype video chats!

  386. I connect with them over food, in person.

  387. Lorri S says:

    I like to sit around with everyone and chat

  388. keisha l says:

    I love to talk to my family who is far away. I also love love skype when we can.

  389. Theresa J says:

    I love connecting via Skype

  390. I use Facebook a lot to connect with family near and far – we started a closed group for one side of the family to keep in touch after my mom broke her leg and ended up in a nursing home. My sister and I have been “talking” to our cousins a lot more often recently.

    In person, though, I enjoy family holiday dinners, especially if I’m not the main cook! ;-)

  391. Susan LaPooh says:

    The way I connect with my family is to bake together and do family traditions. We always go and cut down our tree. We get in our pajamas and go see the lights. We visit NYC for a day around the holiday. These events keep us connected and are a highlight for me and my husband, and even our TEENAGERS!

  392. I do like Facebook to connect with family using multimedia (pictures, videos, etc).

  393. Sammy says:

    My favourite way is to see people face to face!

  394. ACraftyKnitter says:

    I love to go look at all of the Christmas lights with my family!

  395. Ericka says:

    My favorite way to connect with family during the holidays is baking goodies

  396. Manarose says:

    Since my husband is deployed, I would have to say Skype is my favorite way to connect this Christmas.

  397. caroline says:

    Glass of wine, candles lit and getting together to bake Christams Cookies and making egg liquor

  398. email, skype, facebook – we dont have a lot of family near us

  399. Rochel S says:

    By getting together!! We love having a family holiday party!

  400. Jennifer says:

    visiting eachother

  401. We all get together on Christmas Eve and run straight through Christmas night together. Aside from everyone staying over and spending the time together, it makes it easier on everyone’s stomach! We plan for appetizers and desserts on Christmas Eve to make sure everyone has room for dinner the next day and isn’t already stuffed with appetizers. Then whatever desserts they skipped the night before, they can go for Christmas night. Works a lot better for us since everyone has their favorite dishes they want and we all like to try something new. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity, and have a wonderful holiday!! :)

  402. nechama levin says:

    spending quality time with them

  403. Margot C says:

    I like being right in the same room;preferably eating; but failing that facebook is pretty good.

  404. Annmarie W. says:

    I love to bake with my children!

  405. I love to enjoy Christmas Dinner with my family to connect

  406. I love getting together with my extended family on Christmas Eve for Santa to visit and bring one present to each person! I also love going to my in-laws on Christmas day for more family fun!!!

  407. RC Morrison says:

    I love to skype

  408. Waiting………….

  409. april taylor says:

    If we can’t meet in person then I’d rather talk on the phone.

  410. We always skype family. My parents are far away, so we open up presents while talking on skype.

  411. I like to connect in person, but if not, I send a card.

  412. Lindsay says:

    We have a Jesse Tree and read a story from our children’s Bible each night leading up to the birth of Jesus. It’s one of my kids’ favorite parts of the Christmas season and I love that they know so much now about the “reason for the season.”

  413. Emily says:

    Hanging out and chatting around the tree if we’re all together. Else, I love the long Christmas letters my relatives send.

  414. Tiffy says:

    Getting together for a nice meal.

  415. sandyandcosmo says:

    We can’t all be together on Christmas day so we pick a day in mid-December and have an early Christmas.

  416. I love traveling to see my family in Texas :), but when I can’t we definitely Skype! It’s much better than a phone call so I can see my nephews and niece grow!

  417. We always have family get togethers, but when we can’t see everyone, there’s always facebook and twitter. :D

  418. Megan says:

    would love this!!!!

  419. Kathy Artis says:

    By text & phone calls

  420. Wanda McHenry says:

    Christmas cards, phone and in person.

  421. My favorite is to spend time with family and being together in one place.

  422. Colleen Boudreau says:

    Phone & on Facebook.

  423. KHBride says:

    We like to play games

  424. Jessica says:

    I like connecting with my family over a good home cooked dinner

  425. I love to connect with my family over the holidays by spending time with them in person. For the ones far away, I tend to send ecards or emails to catch up.

  426. J Baker says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family is sitting around, drinking hot chocolate and talking!

  427. I love getting together in person. Nothing like being in the same house with all of my extended family while eating good food, playing games and just hanging out. <3

  428. Bethany McDonnell says:

    I love baking together with my mom and sister!

  429. Being there in person is the best. Nothing else comes close.

  430. kim lazor says:

    Since we live in different states, we use social media to keep in touch. thanks

  431. vicky brinius says:

    in person

  432. aparna says:

    My family is in India so Best way is to skype.

  433. Courtney says:

    Everyone is coming here! So excited to see them face to face!

  434. Sunnymay says:

    Making holiday goodies and sharing them with friends and family keeps the tradition going.

  435. we connect by making, eating and cleaning up after a nice meal!

  436. My favorite way to connect is around the dinner table, no phones or nothing. It’s a good way to get back in touch and see how everyone is REALLY doing :D

  437. Virginia Rapavi says:

    Luckily, my family lives close so we are able to all get together for a big party during the holidays

  438. It sounds pretty basic, but my favorite way to connect during the holidays is to just sit together and talk

  439. Kaitlin says:

    I just moved across the country and ideally my favorite way is to spend time with them, I now like to skype.

  440. Donna L says:

    We send cards and visit and talk on the phone and with some we skype.

  441. Lydia says:

    Everyone comes to my house for Christmas dinner :)

  442. Ellen Russell says:

    Most of our family is still close enough that we can get together in person during the holidays – it’s great to let all the kids play while we hang out and catch up!

  443. Kenny F says:

    time together

  444. eugaet says:

    We have multiple game nights!

  445. Courtnie says:

    On Christmas we all get together.

  446. I love getting together, face to face with my fam bam!!!

  447. Trina R. says:

    My favorite way to connect with family is by being together cooking and playing games

  448. Brandon Dithrich says:

    best way to connect with family if they are away are through skype on the computer for me! or facetime is a great way as well! but if you with them its fun to play games together and have lots of laughs!

  449. We connect via Skype.. though we do have three family birthdays in December as well, so we end up seeing one another quite a bit!

  450. Chelsea O. says:

    The whole family, all 27 of us, get together

  451. Kristin M says:

    I connect with my family by coming home from school so that I can see them!

  452. In person

  453. carol roberts says:

    we go over to their house and then call the ones that live far away

  454. Alix Craw says:

    Since my family is spread across multiple states, we rely on Facetime and Skype. My fiancee and I used to facetime together when I was traveling and we would watch the same movie at the same time across hundreds of miles just so we could pretend we were together for awhile.

  455. Shanekia Robinson says:

    I love to bake and do activities/crafts with my children. We also love to ride and see the Christmas light displays.

  456. Veronica says:

    I love sending Christmas cards to reach all of my friends and family all around the world

  457. tara b. says:

    how about face to face…in the same house :)

  458. Wish it could be in person – family is everywhere! We actually use Skype w/Grandma in FL – from TX!

  459. Since we have had kids, my Husband and I have reserved Christmas day to just our family at home. It is a great way for us to have quality family time.

  460. I love getting together with all the family for parties and meals, it’s so nice for us all to be together occasionally.

  461. Allison Downes says:

    Through Holiday Dinners

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  462. Anita Leibert says:

    My favorite way is to get together in person if at all possible.

  463. Susan C says:

    We have lots of family dinners with various members at different times over the holidays, depending on who is available when. TONS of fun!

  464. Katherine says:

    I do not celebrate holidays as an adult but as a kid I always made Christmas cookies with my mom and sister.

  465. Molly Bussler says:

    I love visiting and by phone.

  466. My favorite way to connect during the holidays is face to face at parties!

  467. Kenia says:

    We use skype, facebook and send emails to each other!!

  468. I love when we all get together and try to get a picture taken. The best pictures are always the funny ones.

  469. Roxana Barriere says:

    Best way to connect with my family, who are spread out all over the world, is by Skype, Facetime, and text for all the saavy ones. And the older family members who don’t really care for technology get an old fashioned phone call. ;)

  470. Katie Contests says:

    We always try to visit face-to-face, but if we can’t make it work for the holidays then we call each other!

  471. My favorite way is having family at my home and the ones that can’t be here on the web

  472. We stay together through skype, social media and phone calls.

  473. Mandy Brunson says:

    I connect with family by sending Christmas Cards, phone calls, emails, and breakfast.

  474. Tara V says:

    Most of my family is out of town so we communicate via Skype.

  475. Sherrye Grotte says:

    I connect with family mostly via Facebook!

  476. Bonnie W. says:

    I just love how all my family will come together and prepare a great meal for all of us!

  477. Ron Miller says:

    Phone Calls Christmas eve and day

  478. Karen B says:

    skyping is the most amazing thing to visit friends facet o face via cyper space!

  479. Sheryl says:

    I am very fortunate my family lives close to me so I get to see them often and I talk to my mom on the phone every day.

  480. Sarah VM says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family during the holidays is to have a nice meal with them.

  481. Telephone… Love to calll and chat and reconnect. We also send xmas cards to far alway folks

  482. Lorina Padgett says:

    We cook together then share a meal. Afterwards we look at the photo albums and tell jokes. We all get on the phone to call or eldest Uncle.

  483. Kelly D says:

    We enjoy playing games like Scrabble & Pictionary & watching movies

  484. This year we are using Skype since we can’t be together.

  485. I like to stay in touch with family during the holidays, when we are all together in person! It’s so rare so there are many memorable moments, and lots of good times and laughs! :)

  486. Danielle Porter says:

    In person. ;-)

  487. becky l says:

    sitting around the table and eating a good meal

  488. Being together , playing games and laughing!

  489. Terry Cross says:

    My favorite way is with a nice big dinner

  490. Board games and playing cards. :O)

  491. Deborah Curran says:

    I prefer to talk face to face which is easy since my son lives with me and my mom is 10 minutes away – no other family

  492. my favorite is face to face but thay are oversea so It’s Skype

  493. Traveling if possible, phone calls or Skype!

  494. to see them in person

  495. Tian A. says:

    Since we live far away from our parents and relatives, we use skype and social network to keep in touch with them.

  496. Cheryl Abdelnour says:


  497. of course first choice is in person. but when that is not possible via internet and a program like skype. Unfortunately my laptop is on its 3rd refurb and now the usb ports died this month and it over heats every few mins and needs rebooting.. winning this would be an incredible blessing!
    Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope atyahoo dot com

  498. Heather S says:

    sharing photos with friends and family

  499. Kellie Terrett says:

    I love connecting with my family by getting together and just chatting & catching up while a delicious dinner is cooking!

  500. margaret (peg)m says:

    favorite way to connect would be ‘up close & personal’…talking, seeing, touching.

  501. Marcia Goss says:

    I connect with my family by phone and email.

  502. jeannine s says:

    We like using Skype

  503. Lorri K says:

    We love facetime and skype. There are so many good options now.

  504. We love to just hang out and chow down!

  505. We mostly use Facebook, and texting.

  506. Tiffany Banks says:

    My favorite way to connect with family during the holidays is eating Christmas dinner with my family <3

  507. Carrie Conley says:

    Gathering around the kitchen table…

  508. Getting together!

  509. Mark Price says:

    We are all so scattered that phone calls are the best

  510. Diana Smith Hill says:

    These days travel is hard and mostly we connect thru phone or email. I would love to connect thru skype

  511. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    I love being with my family. Sharing stories and good food. Watching the little ones faces while the open their presents.

    Good times

  512. Rod Gabbard says:

    I would love to win this, my computer is 8 years old and ready to retire.
    Santa please let me win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  513. Ashley N. says:

    Celebrating the holidays together, with a nice dinner for the whole family!

  514. Tammi Laney says:

    Going to look at Christmas Lights and eating Christmas dinner with the family.

  515. We always host the holiday’s so that way we see family and friends every year. We also really enjoy participating in cookie exchanges

  516. William says:

    My family isn’t too tech savy, if we can’t meet in person we connect via 3-way telephone calls.

  517. indira says:

    preparing food together and eating together..

  518. Bonnie Peeling says:

    I invite to dinner my closest relatives, send cards to others, and call others.

  519. Nicole Stewart says:

    I love to connect while cooking or eating…..its such a blessing to talk about the days we have had.

  520. Kelly Falcone says:

    I like to Skype wit my out of town family

  521. We love to skype :)

  522. amber p says:

    I live so far away from all of my family so we talk and email a lot

  523. Nicole W says:

    I love to actually see my family. The ones that I can not see, I talk to them over the phone or on Skype!

  524. Lisa Neely says:

    I love to connect with my family in person. This year I have all my children home under the same room. With one in the Army, one a new mom and the other who misses his older sibs… it’s great having them all home for Christmas!

  525. Laura Jacobson says:

    My favorite way to connect is in person if we can! And for those who cannot be there, its best to sit and have a nice long phone conversation and hear their voice!

  526. Miranda Welle says:

    I love sending out a Christmas card of our family each year! And it’s fun to get everyone else’s in return!

  527. Jeanna says:

    We usually spend the whole day together (or as much time as we can within the day) cooking, eating and just being together. It’s super fun, but goes by too fast.

  528. I love connecting through the gifts I specifically choose for everyone and often make for them.

  529. Silvia says:

    Cook and eat together. Watch movies in the couch and have sweets to munch on. We also read a lot of Christmas books.

  530. My favorite way is to simple have a dinner or sit around the Christmas table while having conversations about life.

  531. We love to send Christmas cards to those far away and of course visiting family this time of year is so much fun!

  532. Cherie Montorio says:


  533. Because my children are so spread out, we stay in touch through Skype and afacebook. My daughter is in Calgary, my son in D.C., and youngest daughter in Georgia, so it Facebook is very important for us.

  534. #1. is in person, if not possible ( like most times) by phone.

  535. Sara Haaf says:

    In person is the best, with a game of cards and good food, next best is by phone or video chhat.

  536. Debbie Terry says:

    Over football games

  537. Debbie Terry says:

    Over football games going to see the christmas lights

  538. Trace says:

    I use many different ways to connect with family. We are all spread out so that definitely makes the holidays harder. I use my cellphone, facebook, twitter, we drive or they come to us I have a PS3 so my cousins and I use it sometimes to play games together and just chat.

  539. Kim D. says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family during the holiday is by phone.

  540. Laura says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family during the holidays is face to face! :)

  541. Monica Young says:

    My favorite way to connect is in person, we all meet up at my Mom’s house every year but we also email each other.

  542. Rachel V says:

    I communicate in person

  543. Phoenixx says:

    We try to come together for the annual Christmas dinner so we can catch up with family members we haven’t seen in a while to share news and important events. For long distance family, we connect through instant messages and video chats on Skype.

  544. christina brioso says:

    During the holidays we all get together at someones house on Christmas and Christmas eve to eat and go out looking at Christmas lights.

  545. Annette says:

    Facebook is my favorite way to connect with my family during the holidays.

  546. Candice Dyer says:

    In person of course, but this isn’t always possible! Thank goodness for the technological world we live in!

  547. Paola S says:

    Getting together in person…

  548. My family is spread out all over the US so my favorite way to connect during the holidays is via Skype! Love being able to see their faces while we chat face to face. Isn’t modern technology AMAZING?!!! :))

  549. Asia Clayborne says:

    Social Media allows me to keep in touch with my family during the Holidays. So many of us live away from each other, be it different states or even out of the country, which can make it harder to keep in contact. Social media makes staying connected to our loved ones that much easier! I also love the fact that most computers now come with a webcam installed into the computer. My laptop is fairly old, unfortunately it doesn’t have that feature, but, it would be nice to be able to send video messages and chat with loved ones!

  550. Sprinkle says:

    My favorite way to connect to the family during holidays is by using my webcam in my laptop.

  551. Phone and email if we can’t get together.

  552. joanne gentry says:

    Because traveling isn’t possible this year, our favorite way to connect during the holidays is via the internet through Skype. Our family is spread out across the United States, so the computer is the best way to see my children and my grandchildren.

  553. Karla L. says:

    Watching Christmas movies.

  554. Laura Lanza says:

    We all go to my sister’s house.

  555. Earnestine says:

    I like to call my family & visit the ones who live here & I like to send out emails to my friends and family.

  556. Kathryn Wright says:

    I text or call them. Most of us are close enough to each other we can just visit

  557. Heather says:

    I love connecting with friends and family at holiday get togethers; playing games, sharing a meal, and having great conversation.

  558. shaunie says:

    My favorite way to connect is with christmas movies

  559. Tony Avila says:

    Face to face is the best.

  560. Ruth Anderson says:

    M y favorite way is to be with them in person , But that is not always the way .So I can either call long distance or send emails .Send cards on Holidays.

  561. Getting together for family dinner

  562. Ruth Hickman says:

    Skype since we all live in different states

  563. Go visit them :)

  564. Allyson Tice says:

    skype, email and texting!

  565. ky2here says:

    In person sharing a meal.

  566. My favourite way to connect, is when I get to see my family at our annual xmas eve dinner at my mom’s!

  567. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    I like to call my family on the phone, if we can’t be together

  568. Antonio says:

    By singing Christmas carols together!

  569. Lily Ivey says:

    We don’t live close to family so we look forward to seeing everyone during the holidays.

  570. Tamar says:

    I like my PC camera with Skype.

  571. For me the internet for sure, I’m kinda homebound so a very rarely see anyone in person.

  572. carly dunavant says:

    in person!

  573. Gricelda Castro says:

    I communicate via my Ipad through calls, texts and emails

  574. Poorna Yapa says:

    Getting together with the all family and so someplace special to enjoy the moment :)

  575. My favorite way to connect is in person over a good cup of coffee.

  576. i like to skype if they’re far away but also for my immediate family, i like to make sure we can sit down one night and have a proper meal together.

  577. My favorite way to connect with family during the holidays is by taking the time to visit them (or have them visit us) in the days leading up to Christmas, and even in the immediate days after Christmas. This gives us time to catch up and enjoy each other’s company without all of the distractions of FOOD! and GIFTS!

  578. Gayle Watkins says:

    My favorite way is in person and having them all here on Christmas morning.

  579. Kevin E says:

    I connect with food!

  580. Debra Pauley says:

    my favorite way would be to actually physically see them, but that likely won’t happen with my brother so we will call and facebook each other.

  581. Barbara Montag says:

    Getting together with those who are close enough.
    Emailing texting those who are farther away.
    Thank you.

  582. LauraLaura says:

    I use Skype to keep in touch with my more distant relatives, and visit the closest relatives in person.

  583. Sprinkle says:

    My favorite way to connect with family and friends is using face time that way i can easily see them and talk to them.

  584. carla bonesteel says:

    We connect best when we are EATING!! LOL…food, definitely.

  585. My favorite way to get together is in person. Half of the people in my family are older and they haven’t learned to get around on the computer. LOL They’re dinosaurs . I would love to give them a gift like this so we could communicate more. Thanks for the contest ! Merry Xmas

  586. I love to connect in person around the holidays. There’s nothing like sitting around with good food and good company.

  587. I love to connect to my family and friends via the Internet.

  588. In person! Tricky sometimes, but we make it work.

  589. illy junus says:

    usually i connect via phone, skype, facebook and sending card too

  590. hilda torres says:

    like to connect with family thru facebook with family members that live away from us!!

  591. Angel says:

    My family lives 900 miles away, so it’s not always possible to go see them. We use Skype and FaceTime to stay in touch.

  592. Kimberly Snyder says:

    my fav way to connect is In Person, but since not possible, we love cell phones and skype

  593. Geoff K says:

    If I can’t see them face to face, my favorite way to connect would probably be Skype or FaceTime so at least we can see each other and have a real-time interaction!

  594. ashley wood says:

    In person!

  595. Kambrea says:

    I like to connect in person with everyone I can. Family far away, phone or skype.

  596. Julia Schemmer says:

    My favorite way is talking to them, since all of us come together at the holiday season and hang out!

  597. Vanessa says:

    We visit them all!

  598. over holiday dinners :)

  599. Janine McNally says:

    I like to skype with my family in Australia!

  600. Tammy Shelton says:

    We connect with Family in Texas with Skype.

  601. For our family who live far away, we stay in touch via phone, Skype and Facebook. A new computer would help us greatly.

  602. wendy budrow says:

    to hop on a plane and see them in person.

  603. Diane says:

    I love connecting over a meal. Usually one, out!

  604. Jennifer Hedden says:

    My favorite way to connect with family during the holidays is being with them in person, but if that is not possible we use Skype.

  605. Alain Dénommée says:

    Hubby travel for work, Skype being our favorite way to keep in touch
    I just can’t stand the clutter/slowness that comes with my computer actual anymore. This is “MY” kind of ‘puter. Count me in for the giveaway!!

  606. debbie jackson says:

    family gatherings and skype debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  607. Katy M says:

    I miss my family so much during the holidays. I love to Skype or FaceTime with them.


  608. Skype!

  609. What a great giveaway. With two teens in the house we are ALWAYS jostling for computer time!

  610. During the holidays, we leave technology behind and gather at my Grandparents’ house on Christmas Day. We’ve done it every year since I was born. It wouldn’t be Christmas without it!

  611. Melissa Leany says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family during the holidays it visit them in person.

  612. Lise Frechette says:


  613. Christel Brooke West says:

    I like to connect with family through facebook

  614. William C. says:

    Nice computer!! great for skype, but I prefer face-to-face!!

  615. Toni Roehlke says:

    I connect with my family over the holidays by them all coming to our house to celebrate! Everyone’s invited! :)

  616. lisa lo says:

    Skype :o)

  617. love to have a tv

  618. Christy McNeal says:

    Great Giveaway. Thank you :)!

  619. we love to play board games

  620. My favorite way is in person but when that isn’t possible online via email or chat usually wins out :)

  621. I’d love an opportunity to win this!

  622. I love to connect with my family in person. We always get together at Christmas at my mom’s house.

  623. Most of our family live in NYC, So our favorite way to connect is on video chat via skype!

  624. Bob Anderson says:

    This year was different with the Grandson, Mykel, in Marine Boot Camp for Christmas. He got to make a phone call on the day after Christmas to his Mom & she posted on Facebook so we could all share! Computersget more important everyday.

  625. Valerie L says:

    Going to visit them, and having a meal with them. If they are too far, giving them a phone call

  626. Jannie Bryant says:

    We use email, phone, and text.

  627. Shawna says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family during the holiday is by having my family over to my house for a Holiday dinner!

  628. Since I moved, I have no family here in LA. I would use Skype but my system is way too slow. So, it’s the phone/email for me, until I get a new computer.

  629. My favorite way to connect with family during the holidays is by having them over for meals or meeting up somewhere for dinner.

  630. If we can’t be together in person, we Skype!

  631. vipin subhash says:

    Written letter seems good to me its classic.

  632. Victoria Carlson says:

    Favorite way to connect with family during the holidays is to make dinner together and play games afterwards!

  633. Christine W says:

    We love to connect face to face when possible!

  634. Rosanne says:

    If we don’t see each other in person either e-mail or Facebook

  635. Francisca S says:

    I’d use Skype since most of my family is scattered allover the planet!

  636. melissa teears says:

    In person and through email. Want to try Skype but our computer is old and slow.

  637. Kathy says:

    My favorite way to get together is actually seeing them but they live too far away. This would be great for them. I would love to skype them and see them ! Thanks for the great contest !

  638. Christina Sunday says:

    singing carols and baking cookies !

  639. Since I live far away from my parents, Skype has been our important way of communication especially during holidays! ;)

  640. My favorite way to connect with my family during the holidays is by getting together with my brother & sister’s families on Christmas day, and also by talking to my family on the phone and social media.

  641. BECKY EVANS says:

    I love Cooking and Sharing Stories as a Family.

  642. Heather S says:

    Spending time together playing games and nibbling on holiday food!

  643. We love to skype with the family on the holidays that live far away!

  644. Yvonne Hooker says:

    I love this time of year spending time with my family and my comp. is great.

  645. Sonya Allstun says:

    in person of course if there is no way to do that then facetime is the next best thing

  646. kim c says:

    Most of my family is out of town so we rely on Skype and email to keep in touch.

  647. Cindy Bowling says:

    In person

  648. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    Get together for meals and gift exchange

  649. Kathy flanagan says:

    I love to spend every minute I can with my family. No matter if by phone or in person. They are my rock.

  650. Dena Sablotny says:

    What is your favorite way to connect with your family during the holidays? Watching movies and eating popcorn.

  651. Janet says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family is the telephone. They live thousands of miles away from us and the phone is our lifetime. (My second favorite would be by Skype but only my dad Skypes, my sisters don’t.)

  652. We’re spread out all over the world so we depend on Skype.

  653. My favorite way to connect with my family during the Holidays is to spend time at my parent’s house.

  654. Laurie says:

    Facetime or traveling to go see them in PERSON!!

  655. My favorite way to connect with my family is holiday dinners. We are all so busy that reserving this time to make sure we see each other is vital. For those that are out of town, pictures on Facebook is the next best thing.

  656. Sue McKinney says:

    I always enjoy cooking & baking for kids & grandkids at Christmas.

  657. Heather Hawley says:

    Over a good meal

  658. Diana Stanhope says:

    I really enjoy cooking with my husband during the holidays. For the most part my family gathers over meals to catch up and connect.

  659. In person is definately my favourite but email and facebook are helpful tools too. In the future I plan to skype!

  660. We always get together in person for the holidays. It’s something I look forward to all year!

  661. Denise S. says:

    I love Hp products, would love to win this. My favorite way to connect during the holidays is with facebook and phone calls. I have some relatives that live out of state, so the ones that have facebook we connect through that, the others through phone calls.

  662. Jamie Harrison says:

    We spent Christmas day at my dad’s, grandma’s, and mom’s houses. My husband’s family lives out of town so we skyped with them! Seeing everyone in person is ideal, but skype is the best when we can’t. :)

  663. Having a pre family night dinner before Christmas so we all can chat and see each other!

  664. Becky Richied says:

    My favorite way to keep in touch with my family is by phone at the moment.

  665. Maureen Stein says:

    Would love to win!

  666. brandy c says:

    My favorite way is over some tasty food! Nothing makes conversation go better than a full happy belly.

  667. Missi says:

    my favorite way to connect with family over the holidays is they came together. since my mother passed away I become the leader of the family and with everybody’s busy schedule and holidays being a hectic time I have my sisters and nieces set aside 1 Saturday in December before Christmas to come over and have a baking day. I complete 2 things this way 1. having the family together and creating wonderful memories and 2. with baking so much it also helps with gifts for offices friends neighbors.

  668. Beside spend time together face to face, I love to share photos with my family that can’t be with us during the holiday. Emailing each other helps feel like they are a part of our everyday life.

  669. Sylvia says:

    Skype since I live 2000 miles away from home

  670. Carol Moore says:

    My favorite way to connect with my families on holidays is at my house. I love to host get togethers where we can eat, chat and get full. Maybe watch our favorite family movies afterwards.

  671. Sara T says:

    Food! Everyone comes together for good food!

  672. Jennifer Rote says:

    My favorite is face to face, but I end up doing facebook as I don’t have a car and don’t get much company.

  673. Face to face is definitely the best. But when that’s impossible online is second best.

  674. Joni Mason says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family during the holidays is in person, but if that is not possible we talk by phone.
    Thanks SO much for the giveaway!!!

  675. johnny-amy lynn says:

    well if we cant be there then we use internet!!!!

  676. We all gather at my home for the holidays!

  677. Diane A says:

    We keep in touch the old fashioned way–via our landline telephone!

  678. apple blossom says:

    sending them cards and letters

  679. Amy Green says:

    Firts, personalized cards thru the mail (sometimes with stickers). Second, e-cards with cute little graphics and songs!

  680. amy williams says:

    My favorite way to spend time with my family is in person.

  681. Mercedes says:

    My favorite way to connect is face-to-face, but when that’s not possible, I love Skype!

  682. Mercedes says:

    The built in sound and touch screen look like the coolest features and the new operating system looks easy to use!

  683. we connect over food & hanging out

  684. Janice F says:

    I love visiting my family the most. But, often because of distance, I have to call when I can’t make the trip in person.

  685. Kellyn says:

    I like sending letters and cards to my family members that I can’t see over the holidays.

  686. Marlene Rooks says:

    Family get together and if that isn’t possible then through FB or Skype

  687. In person everyone getting together at our Dad’s house but more importantly Skyping with my nephew who is currently stationed in Afghanistan!

  688. Gina R. says:

    We like to Skype our family that is far away.

  689. Sending Phot Cards

  690. tiffany s says:

    i like connecting with my family face to face!

  691. I really need this I just finished with my degree and need a computer to put apps. in for a job.

  692. Sarah says:

    I love connecting with my family during the holidays in person, at a dinner table, with a lot of yummy sweets.

  693. Myly Nguyen says:

    my favorite way to connect with my family is thru skype or calling them on the phone. or whenever i can i try to fly to go see them.

  694. Jean Fisher says:

    I love making cookies with my two girls, 3 and 5. And the adults, in lieu of buying gifts for each other, buy gifts for or donate to people in need. It’s a wonderful way to give to our respective communities and remember how fortunate we are to have each other.

  695. I am more of an email kind of person, but when far away, there’s really nothing like a phone call, which would explain why my mom and I were on the phone for over an hour tonight…

  696. Stephanie Phelps says:

    We love to connect via facebook and skype

  697. Derek Thomas says:

    Favorite way is to connect over eating good homemade food.

  698. sheryl cullum says:

    Going to see them is the best way.

  699. Ashley H says:


  700. Victoria Sibbett says:

    I love how we all have a big family dinner

  701. krista grandstaff says:

    I like to see them in person, but this year it just wasn’t possible so the kids used skype to visit with grandparents and cousins back home in Ohio :)

  702. My favorite way to connect with family around the holidays is to spend time face to face with them, having dinner with them and just making new memories to cherish with them.

  703. Whitney L says:

    We got sick this year so we skyped!

  704. eddy whitaker says:

    hope i win

  705. Mario B. says:


  706. My favorite way to connect with my family during the holidays is by having a nice dinner and spending time with them by talking. I also like to talk to the ones that are out of town and interact with them online.

  707. Dan Du says:

    In person. My parents aren’t very tech friendly yet. My dad just got an new iPhone 2 months ago and he’s still in amazement that it can take pictures.

  708. Michael says:

    Cool giveaway!

  709. Michael says:

    My favorite way to connect is in person, of course

  710. Randy Carlson says:

    HP computers are the only brand computers I will buy and I would love to win this!

  711. Alita Alexander says:

    skype with those living so far away

  712. Randy Carlson says:

    I just get together in person to visit family.

  713. I love HP Envy All in one PC! I wish that I had one….

  714. steve dietrich says:

    If we can’t be together, than skype is the next best thing.

  715. Tony Hogan says:

    Face to face for Holiday dinners

  716. Patricia H says:

    I like to have gatherings during Holidays so we can all reconnect,

  717. Vanderson says:

    Hurray!! Happy New Year everyone!! This will be an awesome gift for someone :D

    Best of Luck!

  718. over good food and good drinks and lots of laughs

  719. Wendy McMahan says:

    Having everyone coming over to my house is a great way to see everybody at once. Even thought.. I can’t hear the laughter… I can see the laughter and it makes my heart happy that everybody is having fun being together.

  720. Melissa MAzzur says:

    This would help me keep in touch with far away relatives. My computer is so old it doesnt have a webcam.lol

  721. Jim Lipscomb says:

    In person

  722. laurel says:

    the best way to connect during the holidays is everyone meets at my mothers which is the gramma and great gramma she has all the food there lol

  723. maricsa krajczar says:

    I have family that live in other states and we don’t get to see each other much. We like to Skype during holidays and special occasions. Grandma and grandpa like to see the kids and talk to them that way. I also use Facebook to connect with the rest of my family, with pictures of the kids and posts on what we’re up to.

  724. Dolores says:

    My favorite way to connect is at Christmas morning breakfast…we talk, laugh and get recharge for the rest of the day! :)

  725. Jacqueline Lowder says:

    I love seeing everyone face-to-face.

  726. meegan whitford says:

    I use skype or instant messaging alot to connect with family that is not close

  727. Kristi says:

    I love Skype to stay connected to family across the world, and who are not able to come home for the holidays!

  728. Tammy Shelton says:

    I think tha the “Touch” screen is awesome. My grands are always wanting to touch my PC screen and I won’t let them!

  729. Andrew says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family is in person. If that’s not possible, the best substitute is Skype video.

  730. Bobbie Jo Gardella says:

    Having everyone over to our home for Dinner and games and dessert afterwards!! I LOVE the Holidays!!

  731. Best way to communicate with family during the holidays is in person, face to face…some say it is the only way.

  732. heather c says:

    Face-to-face or skype. Otherwise, pics and comments. lol

  733. James says:

    Family dinner

  734. Kristi S. says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family over the holidays is to actually see them and spend face to face time with them! My mom and I love to Christmas shop together and on Christmas Eve the whole family gets together for food, games & gifts! I wish it was more often than just the holidays!!

  735. renee h says:


  736. LeeAnn P. says:

    my favorite way to connect with my family is long-distance. Really, really long-distance. The greater the distance the better! *sigh*

  737. I like that the touch screen is 23 inches. The HP Envy is a terrific product

  738. Debra Ford says:

    Of course it is best to be with the ones you love, but skype is great when that is just not possible

  739. Christmas cards and the Christmas celebrations with our closest family and friends.

  740. My favorite way to connect with my family during the holidays is via webcam methods and phone.

  741. Anthony says:

    Getting together face to face

  742. Kennedy Dukes says:

    Hugs and kisses.

  743. Scott O. says:

    Cards. We play cards

  744. Jason England says:

    Messaging online or emails if we’re too busy

  745. Amy Green says:

    I make giant cards out of empty cereal boxes.

  746. Bikkay Ng says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family and friends is to make the time to visit them.

  747. I prefer to connect by Facebook.

  748. Angela Cash says:

    Fortunately, my family all live nearby so we see each other throughout the year.

  749. Kerry Amburgy-Dickson says:

    face to face

  750. Naomi Osborn says:

    Visiting them!

  751. Lisa T says:


  752. Sarah B. says:

    Super giveaway!!! I love a good family dinner together :)

  753. Ivan92116 says:

    a nice family dinner

  754. Bik Q. Ng says:

    Best way to connect with my family and friends in Hong Kong is through skype.

  755. Wendy Pesce says:

    In person

  756. Sara D. says:

    Have a holiday meal together!

  757. Brian L says:

    Face to face or on Skype

  758. Erica C. says:

    We like having dinner together if we can, but if not, we talk on the phone. We all email each other almost every day.

  759. Nothing beats getting together in person and talking, playing games, laughing…

  760. Wendy Pogrant says:

    To visit family.

  761. To connect we eat together, have a secret santa, and see lots of movies during the holidays!! THANKS!!

  762. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    Through web cam.. we are all apart from each other!

  763. Darin R says:

    In person.

  764. Josh Parker says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family during the holidays is in person

  765. Linda landes says:

    I love being with my family during the holidays

  766. In person, no doubt. Family is better in person with the food that goes with it.

  767. kelly mcgrew says:

    my favorite way to connect with my family is to share stories after dinner

  768. Jenna Parsons says:

    Visiting in person is my favorite.

  769. Rachael Martin says:

    My brother is overseas, so we video chat!

  770. brittney says:

    i like getting together for quality time over dinner.

  771. Cathy Bane says:

    Face to face, in person, but skype is an ok alternative.

  772. dani marie says:

    in person at christmas eve dinner but if not through skype or facetime or webcam.

  773. Heidi Daily says:

    We use FaceTime in the morning but then everyone gets together at my grandparents’ house for dinner

  774. Petra says:

    family gathering :)

  775. Wendy Mastin says:

    We all get together and then call the ones who are far away. Thank you

  776. Eduardo Rosas says:

    Want it a thousand times!

  777. Michelle Frame says:

    We always Skype or make a phone call

  778. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    We use Facebook a lot. It’s great for looking at the pictures we each take. We also text, use Facetime, or call.

  779. karisa says:

    the phone i need to get skype thats why i want to win

  780. We LOVE Christmas in out house. We spend the two weeks of the kids’ Christmas break driving back and forth seeing both sets of Grandparents. My favorite day of the year is the Christmas party at my parents’ home with my adult brothers and sisters and their kids <3

  781. Alexa B. says:

    talking while eating christmas dinner.

  782. KristieLynn Schrotenboer says:

    My favorite way to connect with the family during the holidays is just to get together and spend time together. I’m thankful whenever ALL of my siblings are able to gather together face-to-face.

  783. Brendan says:

    skype is my fave way to connect. good luck everyone.

  784. denise says:


  785. Daniel M says:

    we skyped with all our relatives

  786. SD Murray says:

    from a distance

  787. Terry Madden says:

    I connect mostly through the telephone, then second it would say FB.

  788. laurel says:

    i shared on twitter and google and youtube and facebook, thanks @tomgirlbc

  789. Julie Davis says:

    I like to connect in person!

  790. laurel says:

    i love this computer i watched the review and had you explain it better than the sales person , i did a comment but then lost it thanks @tomgirlbc (laurel keating)

  791. Neil Anderson says:

    Most of my family comes here for Christmas but the far off ones we skype with and put their pics on our Christmas dinnner table

  792. Michele Baron says:

    I keep in touch with them with Facebook

  793. In person if possible if not email or Facebook

  794. This machine comes with all of the features that I want. Really love the touch screen

  795. Ellen Casper says:

    Connect in person!

  796. nosogirl says:

    our favorite way to connect over the holidays is in person. it’s great to see friends and family that i haven’t in quite a while.

  797. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    We call each other if in different towns but most of my family lives on teh same porperty with us.

  798. ashli M. says:

    I always fly to different states for th holdiays so I can see my family in person. We connect face to face.

  799. harolde says:

    Just getting together and cooking.

  800. Jan Roberts says:

    We connect mostly by boring text messages. Now that has GOT to change!

  801. Kimberly D says:

    We love to connect in person but when that’s not possible we either Skype, text, or talk on the phone!

  802. sharon shafran says:

    love this computer

  803. Carrie Goodin says:

    connect…. in person over a nice relaxed dinner of coarse!

  804. David ODonnell says:

    Face to face but for the family out of state it’s facebook!

  805. Christina McQueen says:

    By pitching in stetting up and cooking and eating :)

  806. John Deal says:

    This is a wonderful computer!

  807. Deb C says:

    Bring a dish dinners is a fun way to connect.

  808. Janissa P says:

    Getting together for a family dinner

  809. A nice dinner, even if its at a restaurant because we all had to travel far to meet

  810. Claudia C. says:

    i love to spend time with them like having a party, a dinner and just being together is the most important:)

  811. Debra says:

    I enjoy playing games with my family members :)

  812. waqar says:

    well i like to talk to my girlfriend on skype….since i cant meet her in person so i would love this pc for faster skyping experience

  813. Rosey says:

    Spending time together doing the annual holiday traditions is my favorite way to connect w/the family this time of year.

  814. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I like to connect in person, mostly, but I like to talk on the phone with family as well. I don’t have a lot of family, but none of them are really into recent technology.

  815. Barbara wallace says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.. My youngest and his wife had a baby Dec 20th. I’ll do by best to spoil her.

    We had our family Christmas at my daughters. Being with family is the best. I have eight grandkids.

    Christmas can be a little expensive. The love at Christmas is priceless.

  816. Robin says:

    We love to have a pot luck dinner

  817. Danielle Wood says:

    To be with them if possible but everyone is so spread out that calling them or video chatting is nice.

  818. Skype! Family in all parts of the world.

  819. Adrienne Bireley says:

    Just visiting and eating good food.

  820. Jessica P. says:

    My favorite way to keep in touch during the holidays is Skype.

  821. thomas chappell says:

    I love make videos to keep people in our family up to date with everything

  822. We’re big on FaceTime and Skype – that’s the easiest and most affordable way to connect!

  823. Aimee C says:

    My favorite way to connect for Holidays and anytime of the year is face to face, dinner..outing..anything.

  824. susan wiener says:

    Luv to connect with them in person. thx

  825. Great giveaway! I’ve seen this computer and have it on my wish list

  826. Summer says:

    My favorite way to connect with family is on Facebook, especially with my sister and long distance family. My sister and I are both pregnant and that is how we share pictures with each other.

  827. we skype with the family that’s across the country and we make a lot of phone calls. The kids love getting to talk and talk to their relatives that they don’t get to see often.

  828. clynsg says:

    Favorite way is in person, but otherwise by telephone–don’t have anything like Skype!

  829. Michelle W says:

    My family is close so we connect in person and for everyone else it is usually a phone call

  830. Sarah Z says:

    Plenty of good food, and board games!

  831. Vicki Howes says:

    My favorite way to connect is in person – but to often it is by phone until we get together and we have Christmas in March, April or June complete with a portable tree and stockings which are always stored so they are easily accessible.

  832. natasha brodsky says:

    I really just prefer driving to family but my health does not permit it anymore. Skype would probably be my new method.

  833. Rita Meadows says:


  834. Amy Pullifrone says:

    Other than having family gatherings we do skype or facetime others that are far away.

  835. Linda Meranda says:

    Family is scattered; would be great to see youngest grandsons, but, facebook will have to do. great giveaway

  836. I love our big family gatherings.

  837. Linda Short says:

    I love to connect with Family and Friends face-to-face,but some times that’s not possible, so i use the my computer!

  838. Have a big Prime Rib Dinner.

  839. Jmstrunk (Sybille) says:

    My favorite way to connect is via skype, since i have a lot of family overseas.

  840. Danielle says:

    We shop, wrap and decorate the house together.

  841. Mary Hall says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family this holiday was by cooking, baking and sharing of food!

  842. Sandra says:

    Our favorite way to connect is with a Christmas Eve gathering.

  843. Penny says:

    Getting together to play games with everyone the day after Christmas.

  844. shawna says:

    We like to gather with lots of food, drinks, and games

  845. Jody Sisson says:

    We have a Big family dinner on Christmas and everyone comes.

  846. Carmen says:

    We try and get together in person with family but have to suffice with Skype with my parents in Florida.

  847. Brian Romberg says:

    My favorite way to connect is in person – especially when it requires awesome road trips to be in person. ;o)

  848. jeanne conner says:

    via Facebook

  849. Jennifer Reed says:

    We are very spread out all over the country so I like to Skype or call them during the holidays when we cannot be together.

  850. Samantha says:

    By actually spending time with them and with Christmas cards to those who are too far away. Skype is a life saver too!

  851. Michelle Jonassen says:

    We get together in person on the holidays to spend time together. We make it a technology free day!

  852. Laura Lambie says:

    I connect with instant messaging.

  853. Mary Cloud says:

    At my Grandma’s Christmas Eve all of us together opening presents and eating
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  854. Candice Hull says:

    We love to visit and play games
    thank you

  855. We keep in touch via facebook and chat. Now that my brother is back in Afghanistan, we’ll be skyping on my phone.

  856. carol lewis says:

    I have them over to my house for dinner. We talk and laugh and have a wonderful time.

  857. we use skpe or facetime to stay in touch with my inlaws who live 14+ hours away

  858. Deborah Rosen says:

    My favorite way to connect with family around the holidays is around the table, with a big, long meal. Alas, we live so far from one another that I have to settle for skype!

  859. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Our favorite way is to have a meal together and playing board games after.

  860. Wendy Wallach says:

    OVer dinner at my house

  861. Emily says:

    I’m only back in my hometown during the holidays, so I get to connect with the family in person!

  862. Sandy says:

    Spending the day together on Christmas. It’s the only day the whole family gets together.

  863. Rodney Hytonen says:

    VoipPhone, Skype, email – all of the above.

  864. Mary DeBorde says:

    For those times we can’t connect in person, Face Book is probably our next best thing <3

  865. Brandy B says:

    Live and in person!

  866. Definitely family dinner and get together.

  867. Ada Miller says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family during holidays is getting together with them. Nothing funner than getting together,eating,chatting & laughing,playing games and just having a great time. For the ones thats out of town and unable to be around skype is the way we stay connected. Thanks for the giveaway!

    aemgeg4 (@) yahoo (dot) com

  868. Gloria S says:

    all at home with each other

  869. Oanh H. says:

    I love to catch up with relatives and friends when I’m baking cookies and cupcakes for them during the holiday. It’s also great to let them help and decorate the treats too.

  870. Margaret Maggie Porter says:

    Cooking then sharing food with my family and listening to all of their stories about what is happening in their lives

  871. Candice Dyer says:

    Facebook, lol

  872. Kim Smith says:

    We like to get together with family and friends over the holidays

  873. Melissa VandenBerg says:

    Spending time with family where we can talk, eat and play games/hangout.

  874. Geri Nyland says:

    In person, but the relatives that I don’t get to see on the holidays I love to skype with them :o)

  875. Playing games together is fun.

  876. Jennifer says:

    I like to connect by having a gathering at my house.

  877. LaCinda Brooks says:

    With good food and good conversation!

  878. Michelle S says:

    By doing Christmas crafts together.

  879. jennifer speed says:

    Face to face eating whatever my grandma cooks

  880. Breanne says:


  881. Amy Myers says:

    I call.

  882. Roxann says:

    We like to connect in person but if we can’t we use Skype.

  883. Dawn Reid says:

    Skypeing is how the last few years

  884. Eric Russow says:

    Just LOVE that computer! I could really use one too, mine is so old!

  885. JEFF TAYLOR says:

    Sharing Christmas dinner around the table.

  886. Michelle Tucker says:

    We connect on phones and Facebook right now, as we are in different states.

  887. angela lazo says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family is face o face, nothing beats a warm hug.

  888. Betty C says:

    Spending time together for everyone who is close by and lots of phone time for distant relatives.

  889. hazel says:

    Connect through postal mail, online email and face to face interactions

  890. Sarah L says:

    We connect by having a dinner where everyone brings something so no one has to do it all. We all help get things ready and catch up on each other’s lives.
    Happy New Year!
    Thanks for the contest.

  891. Angel Deigh Lint says:

    I love to connect either through Skype or through social network, it makes it easy and you never have to worry about time zones :)

  892. Terri P says:

    We are all in different states and only connect by phone most years. We need to figure out Skype or better yet, Win this new computer system!

  893. Cynthia Munkelt says:

    Having lots of family get togethers. With good food!

  894. Sheree says:

    Spending time with the ones who live close and by talking on the phone and texting daily with the ones far away

  895. Beth Lackey says:

    Face to face. If family lives too far away, Skype is a nice alternative.

  896. Nadine L says:

    I prefer the person to person contact , especially around the holidays. We usually all get together for a big family meal

  897. JoAnn F. says:

    Spending alot of time with them!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  898. Mya Murphy says:

    On the phone. We live too far away to visit. So, it’s just my hubby and me.

  899. I prefer to connect face-to-face either at a family party or dinner. But much of my family lives over 1000 miles away and we don’t see them often so we use text, the phone, videos, and Skype to connect with them!

  900. amy mayer says:

    My favorite way is through email: we email, send pics, and can also text through AIM!

  901. Shannon says:

    in person if possible

  902. susan smoaks says:

    I love to connect with my family during the holidays by spending quality time talking and playing games together. you can really bond with your family during the holidays if you want to, just put in the time!

  903. Kathy Scott says:

    We have yet to do it, but we talk about everyone flying to Las Vegas and renting a house for two weeks. It would be so nice to get away from the snow for awhile.

  904. Paul K says:

    My favorite way to connect is visiting with family and friends.

  905. amy delong says:


  906. Lisa Garner says:

    I connect with my siblings through Facebook during the holidays while I connect with my mother through emails.

  907. Joy Q says:

    We visit family at their houses but next year we won’t be able due to us moving.

  908. Diane F says:

    By trying to get together. If we can’t, then we talk on phone.

  909. Eileen Burke says:

    We skype with family in Tennesee!

  910. frank penczek says:

    I connect with family members by spending time with them.

  911. Jessica Hays says:

    We like to play card games together!

    jessicaahays at hotmail.com

  912. I prefer face to face, but many of my family members live far away, so we are forced to interact over the phone to catch up.

  913. Melissa JN says:

    We spend as much time together as we can, usually cooking and eating or decorating or watching movies.

  914. Tanya White says:

    we love to connect through face time and Skype during the holidays.

  915. Nicole C. says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family is in person.

  916. Paula Tavernie says:

    Calling on the telephone!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  917. Numerous get-togethers.

  918. We get to connect in person with some of them, by phone, skype or facetime for the rest!

  919. Candace says:

    Having everyone together :)

  920. Crystal F says:

    By doing things together like decorating and baking. Thank you!

  921. If I cant visit with them, I like to call or Skype

  922. debi affrunti says:

    social media

  923. Tara Woods says:

    We normally all get together at one house for family dinners. If that’s not possible we talk on the phone and Facebook chat.

  924. addrienne mertens says:

    i connect either on the phone or with my sis, we use apple facetime.

  925. Erika T. says:

    I love having game nights with my family! The holidays are a great time to try out new ones and old ones!

  926. the best way to connect with family over the holidays is to invite everyone over for a great big meal and goodies @tomboybc

  927. Erika Alford says:

    I love quality time face to face. With everyone in the family so busy all the time, it is hard to get that quality time together often. However, that is why we now have computers, phones, and tablets. They make staying in touch more accomodating and affordable.

  928. Beverly Metcalf says:

    My favorite way to keep in touch with my friends and family during the holidays is calling them, e-mailing them, and visiting them. Thanks for this contest!

  929. Ashley Hughes says:

    We don’t live anywhere close to family so I love being able to Skype family during the holidays. Makes it feel like we aren’t so far from them.

  930. Laura R. says:

    I like to talk to my family at gatherings. Festivities always bring out the best in people.

  931. Valeen N says:

    My favorite way is our annual family New Years Eve party! Everyone comes and we have so much time laughing and catching up!

  932. Kim W says:

    Chatting on the computer is the easiest way to connect

  933. Andrew L. says:

    We use Skype quite often to keep in touch with family that lives far away especially over the Holidays.

  934. Christine S says:

    Thank goodness for OoVoo (video chat of choice) by my family, especially with our eldest son in the USMC. It helps us stay connected. He was able to see my granddaughters, his neices, open their BIG SURPRISE (a doll house) given to them by he and his brother. It was the next best thing to being here.

  935. Joy F says:

    In person or by phone.

  936. Lynne T. says:

    Spending time together reminiscing and catching up on each others lives.

  937. Jaque R. says:

    My favorite way to connect with my family is in person. :-) Thank you.

  938. bianca roman says:

    Visiting the family we have close by and making dinner and playing games!

  939. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    My favorite way is to play Christmas music and decorate the tree together, while eating cookies and drinking hot chocolate.

  940. Beth Palacios says:

    The best way to keep in touch is any way you can! Phone, text, email, etc :)

  941. monte says:


  942. Lynde F. says:

    Phone & email. We live apart from both of our families.

  943. christie kammerer says:


  944. Caitlin McClure says:

    They live a bit far, so the phone usually

  945. LOVE to connect with my family over the holiday’s with skype, facetime, ichat etc. Love family and can’t ever get enough.

  946. We connect via parties, facebook and twitter.

  947. Alexa B. says:

    over dinner

  948. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…with family in Ireland & Germany we connect with Skype !

  949. Peggy Probus says:

    We’ve had great family time with our children and grandchildren. Help decorating, gift wrapping and cooking.