Today's giveaway show was all about Microsoft! The holidays are a great time to stay connected with family and friends, and there's no better way to get connected than at The Microsoft Store!

Microsoft got our audience started off with a new Xbox 360! It came fully loaded with a Kinect, which let's YOU be the controller! Plus, Kinect lets you play, pause and rewind HD movies and sports with your voice or a wave of your hand. Find out more about Kinect right here.

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They also got a 12 Month Xbox Live Gold Membership! That way they can be sure to have all of their favorite games, movies and sports all year long! You can get all the details right here.

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They also got hooked up with 3 of the hottest games around! Dance Central 2 features all-new dance routines set to an unstoppable soundtrack featuring Usher, Rihanna, La Roux, Nicki Minaj, Montell Jordan and more. You can get yours here.

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With their new Kinect, they'll be able to enjoy their new game Kinect Sports: Season Two! Season Two is back with more full-body action, in-game voice control, and six new sports. Now they can have fun and stay fit all holiday season, and so can you!

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And with the new Kinect Disneyland Adventures, they can have the full Disney experience right from home! Disney Interactive Studios and Kinect for Xbox 360 invite you to take a journey where stories come to life and dreams come true! Explore Disneyland park, join Peter Pan in battling Captain Hook, high-five Mickey Mouse or hug Snow White! You can get your own piece of the Disney magic right here.

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Ellen's audience also got another huge hookup -- a new laptop! The Windows 7 PC-Acer Aspire S3. It's one of the lightest and thinnest 13" laptops in the world. It weighs less than 3 lbs.! And because it comes from the Microsoft Store, it's pre-loaded with all the Windows Live tools, like Photo Gallery, so you can quickly edit, fix and share your holiday photos. At only $900, this is a great gift for anyone in your family. Get yours here!

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For their awesome new laptop, Ellen's audience also got Microsoft Office Home and Business. Office Home and Business 2010 offers the latest essentials to help families stay on top of the holidays. You can keep all of your recipes in OneNote and with the Office Web Apps you can access, edit and share your documents from anywhere! You can get started with Microsoft Office Home and Business right here.

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Ellen's audience will be able to stay connected to their friends and families even more easily with their new Microsoft Lifecam HD 6000. Equipped with TrueColor Technology so they'll get bright, colorful video that focuses automatically. Also, it rotates 360-degrees so you won't miss any of the family's holiday action. You'll be able to watch them open gifts and see everyone in the room. Just snap it onto your laptop! You can help stay connected with your family by getting yours right here.

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Of course, there's no better way to stay connected with your family, wherever they are, than with a new phone! Everyone in Ellen's audience got a Windows Phone the HTC Radar. Only Windows Phones have People Hub, where you can bring together all of your contacts, Facebook friends, Twitter followers and more. They'll also get instant access to Bing search and Local Scout. This 4G phone from T-Mobile features 5-Megapixel and front-facing cameras, making it easier to capture and share life's memorable moments this holiday. You can learn more about this awesome phone right here!

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All of Ellen's audience got the HD Hero 2 camera from GoPro. It's the best way to capture and share the activities you love to do. You can put it on your helmet to capture all the action from the ski slopes, or on your surfboard to catch the waves! It's one of the most unique cameras, allowing you to capture one-of-a-kind videos and photos. The only limit is your imagination! You can get one for yourself at GoPro.com!

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HD Beats by Dr. Dre deliver music the way artists want you to hear it, and everyone in Ellen's audience went home with a pair! Ellen got hers from her friend Jimmy Iovine. They're the coolest, best sounding, most stylish and colorful headphones around. Get yours at BeatsByDre.com

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Cindy Friedman
216 days ago

Hope you and Portia have a Wonderful Holiday! If Anyone deserves it, it's YOU. Thank you for ALL you do and for making the world a better place. Be Kind To One Another.
Love ya,
Cindy

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Deborah F Dean
221 days ago

Dear Ellen,
In my enthusiasm to enter the 12 Days Giveaway, I wasn't thinking about what I'd do about paying taxes if I were to actually win. So I was wondering if, in the (unlikely) event that that might happen, would it be possible to donate the gifts since I am on disability income and couldn't really afford to pay the taxes? Or would those who I might donate to be obligated to pay the taxes? If so, maybe I could arrange to help make payments for them to the IRS.. In any event, I would honor my agreement. Sincerely, Deborah Dean (Aidan's Nana)..

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Deborah LaMountain
225 days ago

2 people from RI. won

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Deborah LaMountain
225 days ago

Friday 13 is my lucky day that is the day I quit a job that I did not like but got a new one lol

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CONNIE. E.  MCCALL
227 days ago

ELLEN, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND PORTIA!!!!!! I AM DISABLED, BUT I SEE OTHERS WORSE OFF!!! I WOULD LOVE TO WIN SOME OF YOUR 12 DAYS, SO I CAN HAVE
PRESENTS FOR MY 82 YEAR OLD, MY DAUGHTER AND SON N LAW, AND MY GRAND -
DAUGHTER; SHE'S 4 1/2 YEARS OLD!!!!! SHE'S SMART, BEAUTIFUL, CARING, LOVES
EVERYONE, SHE'S MY WORLD!!!! AND FOR MY FAMILY!!!! MY ACCOUNTS WERE HACKED,
AND YEAH, MY BANK!!! I HONESTLY WOULD BE EXTREMELY GREATFULL!!!!!! I TRULY
DON'T HAVE THE MONEY! !!!!! DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO??? JUST 1 CHRISTMAS I'D
LOVE TO GIVE THEM MORE THAN 1.00 CALENDARS! !!!!! THEY WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT
TO DO!!!! AFTER 2 1/2 YEARS MY HUSBAND DIDN'T WANT TO BE A HUSBAND OR DAD!!!
SHE'S 24 NOW, AND YOU CAN ASK ANYONE WHO KNOWS HER SAYS SHE'S PRECIOUS!!!
HER DAD DIED LAST YEAR, HE NEVER STOPPED DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TO HAVE
SURGERY!!! BUT SHE HAD FORGAVE HIM, AND WAS WITH HIM WHEN HE TOOK HIS
LAST BREATH!!!!! SHE WAS AND IS MY ANGEL! !!!! SHE LOST A BABY, BUT 'GOD' GAVE
US KYLEE ZOE 2 YEARS LATER!!!! I'VE NEVER HAD THE MONEY TO DO SOMETHING
GREAT BEFORE, SHE DESERVES IT, WE JUST WERE POOR!!!! SHE TOOK CARE OF ME
THROUGH CANCER, CHEMO, AND RADICAL RADIATION AND RADIATION POSIONING,
I GOT HIT HEAD ON COLLISON, AND EVEN MORE!!!!! I'M YOUR AND YOUR WIFE'S
BIGGEST FAN!!!! I NEVER MISS AN EPISODE, I TAPE THEM ALL!!!!! I KNOW YOU HELP
PEOPLE IN NEED, AND THAT SOMEBODY IS ME FOR SURE!!!!! YES OR NO, I'LL ALWAYS
BE YOUR NUMBER 1 FAN!!!!! THANKS FOR YOUR TIME!!!! SINCERELY, CONNIE
CONNIE ELLENDER MCCALL BUFFY0204@YAHOO.COM. 828 - 200 - 9514

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Gloria Cmeyla
228 days ago

Thank you for your show and the wonderful things you do for so many people. I would love to win on one of the days and if I were to be so lucky I would be very Happy,Happy,Happy!!!!

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leonard mello
229 days ago

great giveaways anybody from rhode island ever win i hope i do

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Toni Smith
229 days ago

Great giveaways! Has anyone from Mississippi ever won?

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janie
230 days ago

all i really want for christmas is my right leg but i would enjoy any gift i get to share with my lady sylvia merry christmas to you and your wife

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Dorothy Walawender
230 days ago

I would love to win some of these high tech gifts for my family. It seems like we are always behind the curve. Thanks so much for all you do.

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Joanne Bohenstengel
230 days ago

Any one if these wonderful gifts you give away would be heart warming for our household. There is only my husband Hank and myself here but Hank's cancer has returned for the second time after 15 years and I am still feeling the effects of the chemo from my bout with cancer and Hank is going through chemo now. We are both 75 and are in the process of losing our home of 28 years because we have missed the last 2 mortgage payments and will be in foreclosure shortly. Needless to say we have no money to buy each other any gifts this year. However we are still very fortunate as we still have each other. It is wonderful to watch your give aways and see the joy it brings. Avery merry and joyous Christmas to you.

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Gail (Gabby-Gail) Valerie Siemko
230 days ago

Hi Ellen and her little elves! I play Santa in my household of three children and hubby and fives teenage nephews and nieces that would be over the MOON winning today's gifts. I bake and make sure everyone in my neighbourhood receives my shortbread as a thank you for helping us out over the years with my eldest son, who is multi handicapped. This year is a real challenge, as it for most, but winning these gifts would put a huge grin on ALL OF THEIR faces and you know what that makes me do? DANCE!!with affection gabby gail

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Yolanda McKinney
232 days ago

This would be a great gift for my son,and my husband

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Erika Rivera
232 days ago

I would love this for my kids but it's hard to win :(

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Georgene Bergeron
232 days ago

Hello Ellen. I would be in awe if I was to win any of the prizes
on the 12 Days Give away. I too would share the gifts and love
with my family. I have 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grand children.
Love you Ellen and not just saying that, you are an amazing woman.
Georgene Bergeron (Jean)

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