We're not sure if they're French or not, but here's three hens. (The partridge and the pear tree are in the mail.) Throw in some gold rings, drummers drumming and so forth and it all adds up to our annual 12 Days of Christmas online social sweepstakes.

Yes, starting Thursday (Nov. 30), we'll be counting the days until Christmas by giving away a different prize from a local merchant for 12 days. In fact, we're even working overtime and going into a 13th day, when we'll give away our grand prize: $1,000 cash from the Tree Top Country Store and Visitor Center!

All you need to do to enter is click on the contest, then get social -- the more social-media activities you complete, the more chances you have to win that grand prize, or any of these daily prizes:

  • Goodwill -- a $100 Goodwill gift card.
  • Hendo's Accessories --  $100 Hendo's Accessories gift card.
  • Ace Furniture -- a $100 Visa gift card.
  • Whistlin' Jack Lodge -- a $100 Whistlin' Jack Lodge gift card or bed and breakfast for two for a midweek stay.
  • Chalet Place -- a fabulous gift basket full of special items from the merchants at Chalet Place.
  • Tree Top Country Store and Visitor Center -- a Tree Top gift basket filled with "everything from Tree Top."
  • Love Couture Boutique -- a $100 gift card for Love Couture Boutique.
  • Valley Mall -- a $100 Valley Mall gift card.
  • Grocery Outlet -- a $100 gift card for Grocery Outlet.
  • The Range -- a $100 gift card for the Range.
  • Stein's Ace Hardware -- a Pizza Que portable outdoor pizza oven.
  • Bella Fiore -- a special floral gift.

If that's not enough to get those lords a-leaping, we don't know what is!