**The random winner is Jenn Abbott! Please send me your contact info at marthnickbeads@gmail.com and I’ll pass it along to Ohm. Thanks so much to everyone for sharing your stories!**

It’s that time of year again, when the Ohm Beads team has 12 days of giveaways and social media fun to celebrate the beloved holiday of Beadmas! The prize I chose is a new Cold Milk bead. There are lots of pictures and combos with it here. It will be sent to the winner by Ohm Beads and this contest closes at midnight tonight, my time (EST). To enter, write a very short story telling us about a time you were away from home at Christmas. If you have never been away for Christmas, tell us your favourite Christmas tradition. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, tell us whatever you want! The winner will be chosen at random. The whole Beadmas schedule is over here

I’ll start! Many years ago my husband and I had a week off from teaching English in South Korea and we flew to Guam for the most blissful five days EVER! The airplane ride was interesting as we were the only non-newlyweds and as such were not  carrying a gift basket that had cans of Spam and Pringles. On Christmas Day we went to the beach and lazed around then went out to dinner at Tony Roma’s. It was like getting a taste of home but with warm, sunny weather and it was a perfect trip!