That’s Right, We’re Doin’ It Again!
The Give A Gift, Get a Gift Holiday Contest.
Greetings CMH Fans and Followers!
For the past 2 years, we’ve run a special holiday giveaway contest to express my sincere gratitude to our followers and our columnists. That said, I am very happy to say that the Give A Gift, Get a Gift Giveaway Contest returns again this year!
As you may know, Classic Movie Hub is a labor of love for me, one that I launched several years ago. It started out as my final project for a website development course I was taking at NYU (it was just a one-page site at that time) – and has since grown quite a bit (may I say that’s an understatement?). For me, it’s been an extremely exciting adventure that has allowed me to pursue my passion, learn an awful lot — and (truly) meet wonderful like-minded fans and bloggers, many of which I now count among my friends! Not to mention the fact that it’s mind-boggling to think that we now have over 1.1M Facebook fans, 78K Twitter fans and 45K Pinterest fans — wow — and that’s all thanks to you – the wonderful and passionate Classic Movie Community! (I know, I know… I said ‘wonderful’ too many times, but that’s how I feel…)
So here we go… Please think of this contest as my way of extending a Big Thank You to everyone who supports Classic Movie Hub… I appreciate it VERY MUCH!
Here’s how the giveaway works:
Our monthly columns, each with a niche classic film theme, are authored by some of the best writers in the classic film community. To better acquaint you with these fabulous writers and to show them some fan love in return, this contest asks you to read as many of these featured posts as you like and leave a comment of feedback for each of those you’ve read. For every comment submitted, you get an entry into our contest. The more comments you give, the more chances you have to win!
We call the contest Give a Gift, Get a Gift… The gift you’re giving is the gift of time by reading and commenting on the post(s)… The gift you’re getting is an entry (or entries) into the contest… As for me, to show my appreciation for your participation, I have tried to put together some nice prize packages — and all of the DVDs have been purchased by me (they were not supplied by any outside company)…
The Weekly and Grand Prize drawings:
The contest will run from now through December 28, 2019, 8PM EST. In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must read and comment on any of the featured posts listed below (as many as you want). For each comment submitted, you will gain one entry into the contest. However, the sooner you get started, the more chances you will have to win – because in addition to the Grand Prizes awarded at the end of the contest, we will also be giving away one DVD a week (as listed below). And, if you win a DVD during one of the weekly drawings, you are STILL ELIGIBLE to win one of the Grand or Runner Up Prizes at the end of the contest! United States (all 50 states) and Canadian residents are eligible this time. All prizes will be awarded via random drawings. Prizes will be shipped to our winners in mid-January.
- Dec 7: Christmas in Connecticut DVD (1 winner announced Dec 8 at 8PM)
- Dec 14: Christmas in Connecticut DVD (1 winner announced Dec 15 at 8PM)
- Dec 21: Christmas in Connecticut DVD (1 winner announced Dec 22 at 8PM)
- Dec 28: Christmas in Connecticut DVD (1 winner announced Dec 29 at 8PM)
- Dec 31: Grand Prize Packages (a total of 5 winners… each winner will be announced around midnight on Dec 31, to help ring in the New Year)
- Grand Prize #1: winner’s choice of 4 DVDs (listed below) + one surprise gift
- Grand Prize #2: winner’s choice of 4 DVDs (listed below) + one surprise gift
- Grand Prize #3: winner’s choice of 4 DVDs (listed below) + one surprise gift
- Runner Up Prize #1: winner’s choice of 3 DVDs (listed below)
- Runner Up Prize #2: winner’s choice of 3 DVDs (listed below)
We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub or this blog, depending how you entered, as noted above.
See full rules below.
Here are the DVDs up for grabs (winner’s choice of 3 or 4, as noted above, and while supplies last):
- Alfred Hitchcock: 20 Films (The Lady Vanishes 1938, The Farmer’s Wife 1928, The Manxman 1926, Easy Virtue 1926, Jamaica Inn 1939, The Lodger 1926, The Ring 1927, Young and Innocent 1937, Rich and Strange 1932, The Thirty-Nine Steps 1935, Secret Agent 1936, Champagne 1928, Blackmail 1929, Juno and the Paycock 1930, Sabotage 1936, The Skin Game 1931, Number Seventeen 1932, The Man Who Knew Too Much 1934, Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Cheney Vase, Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, trailers)
- An Affair to Remember
- An American in Paris
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (39 episodes, 4 films) (includes TV episodes starring Ronald Howard, as well as films including The Woman in Green starring Basil Rathbone)
- The Apartment
- Barefoot in the Park
- Breakfast at Tiffanys
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- The Day the Earth Stood Still
- Father of the Bride
- Fiddler on the Roof
- Funny Face
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Hang ‘Em High
- Hello Dolly
- Heroes of the Old West (20 TV episodes, 10 films) (includes McLintock and Santa Fe Trail, plus some episodes of The Lone Ranger)
- House Boat
- How to Marry a Millionaire
- The Incredible Mr. Limpet
- John Wayne Tribute Collection (25 films plus documentary) (includes Angel and the Badman McLintock and Sagebrush Trail plus a documentary called The American West of John Ford)
- The King and I
- Life with Father / Father’s Little Dividend
- Ma and Pa Kettle, Vol 2. (Four Films: At the Fair, On Vacation, At Home, At Wakiki)
- The Music Man
- North by Northwest
- Paris When It Sizzles
- Penny Serenade
- Rio Bravo
- The Roaring Twenties
- Roman Holiday
- Second Hand Lions
- Send Me No Flowers
- Singin’ in the Rain
- Some Like It Hot
- The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
- True Grit
- West Side Story
Here are the links to the blog articles…
(enter as many times as you like… 1 comment on 1 post = 1 entry):
- Annette Bochenek: Classic Movie Travels:
- Mel Torme, Chicago
- Bert Lahr, NY and Seattle
- Dolores del Rio, Mexico City and Hollywood
- Fay Bainter, Los Angeles and Provo
- Leslie Caron, France
- Rosalind Russel, Connecticut and San Francisco
- Mae Busch, Australia
- June Haver, Illinois
- Adrianna Caselotti, Los Angeles and Burbank
- Hal LeRoy, New Jersey
- Marion Stadler, California
- Burl Ives — will be posted in December
- Danilo Castro: Film Noir Review:
- Danny Miller: Classic Conversations
- Jennifer Garlen: Silver Screen Standards
- Karen Burroughs Hannsberry: Noir Nook
- Quotable Noir
- February Facts
- YouTube Noir – Private Hell 36
- Noir Good Guys
- Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Jeanne Crain
- Top Five Reasons Why I Love Phyllis Dietrichson
- Ripped from the Headlines – Rope
- Minor But Memorable
- Just the Facts on Double Indemnity
- Five Things You Need to Know About Guest in the House
- YouTube Noir – Cry of the City
- December post to follow
- Kellee Pratt Pre-Code Corner
- Kellee Pratt: The Funny Papers
- Laura Grieve: Western Roundup
- Canyon Passage and The Autry
- Unexpected Western Leads
- ‘B’ Actresses of the ’30s
- TCMFF and Winchester ’73
- Western Stars in the Military
- McCrea Ranch
- Western Film Book Library
- ‘B’ Western Actresses Part 2
- Preview of the 2019 Lone Pine Film Festival
- Hop-a-Long Cassidy (1935) On Location at Lone Pine
- Western Film Book Library Part 2
- December post to follow
- Lea Stans: Silents are Golden
- The Good, The Bad, And The Not-So-Bad Of Silent Era Acting
- Silent Superstars – Charlie Chaplin, the Eternal King of Comedy
- Eight Forgotten Hit Films of the Silent Era
- Flapper Culture in the Films of the Roaring Twenties
- A Closer Look at Intolerance
- Silent Superstars – the Unique Career of Theda Bara
- A (Brief) History of Early Hollywood
- A Closer Look at – The Kid
- Before Valentino – 6 Heartthrobs of the 1910s
- The Irrepressible Harold Lloyd
- A Closer Look at – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
- What Was the Deal with Silent Film Makeup
- December post to follow
- Samantha Ellis: Cooking with the Stars
- Eva Gabor’s Piperade for Two
- Maureen O’Hara’s Tuna Crush Salad
- Audrey Hepburn’s Spaghetti al Pomodoro
- Joan Crawford’s Meatloaf
- Montgomery Cliff’s Crabmeat Rarebit
- Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies
- Dolores Del Ro’s Enchiladas
- Claudette’s Cheese and Olive Puffs
- Gloria Stuart’s Cream Vermont
- Joel McCrea’s (and Frances Dee’s) Boot Kicking Range Top Casserole
- December post to follow
- Toni Ruberto: Monsters and Matinees
- Annmarie Gatti
- A Macy’s Day Parade Vintage Pictorial
- The Marx Brothers – Family Rules
- Exclusive Interview with Ted Donaldson – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Once Upon a Time and More
- How Many Films Did Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor Star in Together
- TCM Classic Film Festival 2019 Red Carpet Event
- Part Two: Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin, Author of ‘Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir’
- Part One: Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin
- December Post to follow
NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting on any of the blog posts, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to clas…@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you.
ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments every day.
Last but not least, the Rules:
- Contest will run from Nov 29, 2019 to Dec 28, 2019 at 8pm EST.
- Limited to United States (yes, all 50 states can enter this time!) and Canadian residents only.
- Every time you read a column article (from the list above) and leave an eligible feedback comment, you will receive one entry into the Contest.
- Only one comment per post/article is counted as an entry.
- Each comment must be positive, and must be more detailed than simply “great post!” Some good examples:
- “Karen, I really enjoyed learning about the noir gem, WICKED WOMAN. Who knew the writing/directing duo behind that film created the story of Doris Day/Rock Hudson classic PILLOW TALK?? Thanks for teaching me something new about classic film!”
- “Laura, I learned so much about Hopalong Cassidy and other western greats in WESTERN FILM BOOK LIBRARY- Part 2. That was a fascinating list of recommendations. Thanks!”
- Yes, you can win the weekly DVD giveaway, and still be eligible to win a Grand Prize or Runner Up Prize package.
- Spammers (i.e. using bots to make generic comments) are ineligible.
- Updates will be posted on CMH social media channels on a regular basis.
- Each winner will be notified by email or Twitter and will have 48 hours to respond with their shipping information or a new winner may be chosen. If any Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the winner may be disqualified, and an alternate winner may be selected.
- Prizes will ship after the contest period is over. Please allow up to 2 to 4 weeks for prize delivery. Classic Movie Hub is not responsible for prizes lost or stolen.
- Family of Classic Movie Hub is not eligible for entry……
The more feedback comments you give, the more chances to win. See? Give a Gift, Get a Gift! We hope you enjoy participating in our Holiday Contest to honor this season for giving.
A Big Thank your for participating! And a Happy and Healthy Holidays to All,
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub