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I'm Dreaming of a HubNugget Christmas

Updated on November 25, 2010

A Very Merry Christmas From the HubNuggets Team!

We're on countdown, only one more HubNugget week to go after this one before Christmas. Everyone is so busy with final holiday preparations, that taking the time to read and write can be challenging. That's one of the things that I love most about the HubPages community. No matter what else is going on in life, we are always ready to support each other.

Even though life is hectic right now, our Hubbers will band together to bolster our precious newbies and offer them the encouragement they sometimes need to keep writing. They do that by reading, commenting and voting the hubs of weekly chosen HubNugget Wannabes. That way, our newest authors understand that they have found a writing home that welcomes and appreciates both them and their work.

It is a very gratifying experience to watch newly joined writers blossom from nervous fledglings, unsure if their writing is any good and unfamiliar with their surroundings, to competent, ever improving authors who strive for excellence while forming lasting bonds with other writers. I feel honoured that I am able to play a small part in giving these promising wordsmiths a little of what they need to gain their writing legs and take charge of their writing future. I know that my HubNugget team mates feel the same way.

Thanks to Hubbers and non-Hubbers alike for supporting our newbies and helping to nuture their creativity. Whether you're aware of it or not, you have all influenced future writing.

A very Merry Christmas from your devoted HubNuggets Team!

Your HubNugget Team of Angels - No Grinches Here

Maddie Ruud
Maddie Ruud
Jason Menayan - A is for angel
Jason Menayan - A is for angel
B.T. Evilpants
B.T. Evilpants
Patty Inglish
Patty Inglish
Zsuzsy Bee
Zsuzsy Bee

Hark! The HubNugget Angels Sing

Oh, we have some of the sweetest angels singing in the HubNugget choir. Have a look and maybe even visit their ethereal profiles.

Maddie Ruud is one of the official HubPages angels delegated to oversee HubNuggets. Maddies's glow can be seen in the forums, where she pops in and out of threads to chat and moderate in her very angelic way.

Jason Menayan is the other half of the official HubPages representation in the angelic nugget realm. Like Maddie, Jason's presence can be felt in the forums, or anywhere in the HP Universe.

Shirley Anderson (me) has never been accused of being much of an angel. Her halo's a bit tarnished but she's hoping that taking the lead when it comes to HubNuggets, will put back a bit of shine. Now, if only they hadn't clipped her wings!

B.T. EvilPants has a devil of a time fitting his angel garb over his antlers and quite frankly, he doesn't like all the attention. B.T. prefers to stay behind the scenes (or the gravy boat) but he's always there to help select the choicest Wannabes, write hubs and make evil plans for our enjoyment.

Patty Inglish, MS is the busiest writing angel that I know. Angel Patty is always on the fly, whipping out hubs and articles in the blink of an eye. No mere mortal could do that, especially when they're also scouring thousands of hubs for the best Wannabes to list for voting.

Ripplemaker represents the very best in angelic cheerleading. She doesn't need the HubMobile to travel from hub to hub, but it's fun for her drive the official automobile of HubNuggets as she makes her uplifting rounds to spread encouragement and cheer.

Zsuzsy Bee is one of our happy little angels who watch over nervous Wannabes, after plucking them from the thousands vieing for notice. Somehow, she still finds time to take a turn at writing awesome HubNugget hubs.

RedElf is a poetic angel, snapping photos as she visits the Wannabes that she's chosen from Santa's big list. Somehow, she knows who's been naughty or nice. Her angelic writing talent shines through when it's her turn to write the hub.

Merry Christmas Wannabes and Voters

Santa's makin' a list and checkin' it twice
Santa's makin' a list and checkin' it twice

Makin' a List and Checkin' It Twice

Who will get your vote for HubNugget of the week?

See results

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Merry Christmas, fellow writers!
Merry Christmas, fellow writers!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Zzron, yes it's very pretty in some parts here. Right now, it's cold and snowy and I wish I was someplace warm. :)

      Thank-you for adding my humble hub to your list of favourites. The HubNuggets at Christmastime always have a special feel.

      Thanks also for you comments!

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      zzron 8 years ago from Houston, TX.

      PS. Shirley I just wanted you to know that I liked this hub so much I added it to my list of favorite hubs. Thanks.

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      zzron 8 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Wonderful hub Shirley and yes I have driven my truck to Ontario Canada A few times. Beautiful country.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      No worries, BT. It's February and I just now got to your comment!!

      Thank-you so much, Sarah! I hope 2010 is amazing for you, too.

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      sarah84 8 years ago from vietnam

      :D May this New Year bring many opportunities your way, to explore every joy of life and may your resolutions for the days ahead stay firm, turning all your dreams into reality and all your efforts into great achievements. “MERRY CHRISMAST & HAPPY NEW YEAR”

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      B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

      Well I read and voted, but I forgot to come back and leave a comment. Apologies! Christmas is a busy time of year for me. I've been in meetings with the Grinch all week!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank-you for voting, everyone.

      Want to see if the Wannabe you voted for made the top 5?

      Check out the winner's list in the forum:

      Merry Christmas to you all!

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      IzzyM 8 years ago from UK

      Yeah thanks Shirley! Great hub you've made - really Christmassy! (if that's a word)

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      Well now, I am done. Great job. Merry Christmas! Woot!

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      ncmonroe1981 8 years ago from West Virginia

      Shirley: Thanks for the welcome and the encouragement! I will follow that link and see what I can do about participating!

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      the rope 8 years ago

      ...another fine group. Thanks, once again, to the team for bringing these to our attention. It was another tough week of choosing which to vote for - some of the research is amazing and the command of the written word is - as always - fantastic.

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      TINA V 8 years ago

      I am happy that my article was nominated in the Hubnuggets. Thank you for informing me about this contest. It encourages us new members to write more better hubs.

      Happy holidays!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hiya, Crickette. I'm happy to hear that you know what the nuggets are about now. :)

      Thanks so much for your compliment and for coming by to read, vote and comment. Merry Christmas!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Welcome, NCMonroe! Glad you found us. Maybe we'll see you in one of our HubNugget contests. If you're interested, you can follow the link up near the top of the page, "HubNuggets How-To" to find out how to qualify.

      Thanks for your comment and for supporting your fellow hubbers!

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      crickette_w 8 years ago

      I s'pose I just learned what HubNuggets are. I have been wondering. Thank you for the wonderful hub and all the work all of you Angels do. I actually didn't know who was behind it all. Now, I do, awesome. Thanks again. Happy Holidays. Take care....

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      ncmonroe1981 8 years ago from West Virginia

      I love the HubNuggets. I've not even been here very long, but I look forward each week to the variety and support for new writers. Great job picking this weeks nominees!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Way to go, Duchess!!

      Thank-you all, for supporting our newbies! It makes SUCH an impression on our newest authors. For some, it is what keeps them writing, especially when they're nervous about going public with their work.

      Thanks all for your comments. Glad you like the angels! :)

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      They are so great to read. You guys do such a great job of finding them. It's a wonderful way to learn about the new hubbers and a great way to promote and support HubPages.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Duchess visited and commented on all the hubs lol I enjoyed your company :) Till the next Hubnuggets! Woohoo

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      Another GREAT bunch of hubs. And once again, thank you to the team for working so hard to find us such treasures. It was a hard choice for me this week. So many good ones, but I read them all and have placed my vote.

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      Pollyannalana 8 years ago from US

      A beautiful page,nothing prettier than angels.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm glad that you all like my hub. I wanted it to have a festive feel for the holiday. Your compliments are very much appreciated! (doing the "Aww shucks" thing)

      Patty, I thought you'd like the fun angel look. :)

      Michelle, glad you liked the angels, think I chose the perfect one for you.

      Thanks also to everyone for voting and supporting our newbies!!

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      Money Glitch 8 years ago from Texas

      This is a good hub for the holidays! Simply love your HubNugget Angels, you are so creative Shirley, keep up the great work! :)

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      Tammy Lochmann 8 years ago

      I cast my vote...Merry Christmas to the Hubnugget team and all Hubpages members and Staff. Great bunch of stories this week. Beautiful HubPage Shirley!

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      Patty Inglish 8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I love my new green christmas hair!

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      bearclawmedia 8 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

      As always a great job! Your hub was decorated as good as any Christmas tree in history.I voted and thanks for all you good work.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Yipppeee! More hubnuggets as we dream of a white Christmas :) Shirley, all these angels looked really cute and it brought a big, big smile to my heart. Good luck to all the Hubnuggets Nominees..spread some good cheer as you vote everyone. :)

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      Crazdwriter 8 years ago

      Oh well thanks zsuzsy bee for the info...guess I missed out then...good luck to everyone else

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow, we're off to a great start this week! Thank-you one and all for coming by to vote and leave comments.

      Special thanks to Zsuzsy for explaining HubNuggets criteria to Crazdwriter.

      Good luck to all of our Wannabes. Go forth and promote your nominated hubs but please remember not spam! That includes emailing a bunch of hubbers and leaving links in forums and comments. Those are big no-no's but getting everyone you know to vote, beg blogging, etc. is perfectly okay.

      Hello, Hello - you can have more than one account. ;)

      Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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      dusanotes 8 years ago from Windermere, FL

      Thanks for revealing hubnuggets to me. I think it's a good idea. Merry Christmas. Don White

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      If I cancel and register will I be able to sneak in and get all your votes ha ha ha

      I am still shell-shocked about being voted in for the 200.

      Thanks again and to all the staff a most sincere thank you for all the support I got from you.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I love hubnuggets and you certainly have my vote! Merry Christmas to you and yours this season and to the entire hubpages staff! :)

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      RedElf 8 years ago from Canada

      Great Hub, Shirley - B.T. never looked cuter! We make a lovely choir! Voted and Merry Christmas to all!

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      Glenn Stok 8 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Thanks Zsuzsy Bee and all the other HubNugget Angels for nominating me as one of the 10 for consideration this week. I am honored.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Crazdwriter you're not a newbie anymore so your hubs won't be able to become nuggets anymore.

      To be eligible for HubNugget consideration, you must have joined hubpages within the last 60 days, and have an author score of 75 or above. Your hub must have been published within the last 7 days, and have a hub score of 55 or above. That's it!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Shirley, did my voting. This week once again a great bunch of hubs and all of the ten wannabes were jumping up and shouting pick me, pick me, pick me. (In the new year we definitely will have to figure out a way of giving us extra voting vouchers)

      Thanks Shirley for the wings too, they're pretty comfy and sure handy for flitting around and getting all these last minute jobbies done

      Congratulations to all the hubnugeteers who wrote all these great hubs.

      Happy holidays one and all

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      Crazdwriter 8 years ago

      You guys do such a great job! I love reading these hubnuggets...wouldn't mind being on it just once just to see if anyone would vote for me at do I get added to hubnuggets?


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