As promised, the Better Off Red elves are giving you a chance to win some very cool Reds-related gifts as a “thank you” for your support in 2012! It’s a little something we like to call “The Umpteen Days of Christmas.”

Every day through Friday, December 21st, you’ll have the opportunity to win a top-of-the-line prize. Here’s how…

This year, Reds staffer Nick St. Pierre (and at times, others) has filmed scenes from some of my personal favorite holiday classics.  In order for you to win the daily prize, you have to submit the next line of the scene in the comments section of that day’s post.

– For example, if you see a video of Nick reenacting the scene from It’s a Wonderful Life in which Zuzu Bailey says, “Every time a bell rings,” your response should be: “An angel gets his wings.”

Easy enough?

To kick things off, on the first day of The Umpteen Days of Christmas, we’re giving away a Joey Votto autographed bobblehead

Modeled by Reds staffer Nisha Jaga

Modeled by Reds staffer Nisha Jaga

And here’s Nick, reenacting a scene from the original animated version of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Finish the scene by leaving the next line in the comments section below. 

You’ll notice I’ve made the actual comments in the comments section invisible to you and other readers. This is to cut down on “cheating.” Once you submit your comment, it will be automatically emailed to me, where only I’ll be able read your answer. I’ll put all the correct answers in a pile from which I’ll choose one random winner, daily. If you win, I’ll contact you via email.

And remember – no matter what holiday you celebrate this time of the year, Better Off Red celebrates it, too. Thus, all of you are encouraged to participate!

We’ll announce a winner tomorrow.  Good luck!


Official Rules for BETTER OFF RED Giveaways: Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of any MLB entity and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries & affiliated companies and their immediate families and those living in their same household, whether or not related, are not eligible for any Better Off Red ( giveaway. Better Off Red ( will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion. If you have received a Better Off Red ( giveaway in the last 30 days, you’re not eligible. If you live more than 100 miles from the ballpark where a game for which tickets are being given away will be played, you are not eligible for that ticket giveaway. If a giveaway recipient is determined to be ineligible, Better Off Red ( may, in its sole and absolute discretion, not give away the goods or ticket(s) or may give the goods or ticket(s) to the next eligible follower. You will be required to privately (through Twitter direct message or email) provide your name and address if you are selected as a giveaway recipient. Better Off Red ( will not keep or store your information or use it for any purpose other than sending your giveaway item(s) or providing you information on receiving the item(s). Giveaways are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules or regulations.

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