Sunday, December 10, 2006

My Favourite Things About Christmas (my own meme)

- the piney smell of real Christmas trees (though I have an artificial one now)

- lots and lots of coloured lights on the tree, a mixture of both blinking and steady burning

- scotch cookies, the fat round ones with icing and a red or green bit of cherry on top

- Holiday Tea from the Second Cup

- After Eight mints

- "It's A Wonderful Life," "A Christmas Story," "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

- all those Rankin/Bass animated shows, like "Rudolph's Shiny New Year"

- the song "Christmas Time Is Here" as sung by the Peanuts gang

- snooping for my presents

- wrapping presents

- reading "A Christmas Carol"

- eating the golden brown skin off the turkey (it's the best part)

- taking the Boy to see Santa (I'm hoping he won't be afraid of him like he was last year)

- mulled apple cider

- parties

- that Christmas-y feeling of joy and goodwill to men that sneaks up on you sometimes, when you aren't totally stressed, that is. You know, how you feel at the end of "It's A Wonderful Life," or when you see your kids have a Christmas moment of their own(last year the Boy was astounded that the cookies and beer he left for Santa were gone...that was pretty neat.)

- and, my favourite thing... lying on the couch with all the lights off and the tree lit, with music from The Nutcracker playing... it makes me remember how magical Christmas is when you're a kid ... and it's a chance to relax


Anonymous Peter-Gibons said...

Happy Blog-iversary!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

ooh - I love all of those things too! (except for the turkey skin thing). "It's a Wonderful Life" is my favorite Christmas movie too & I watch it every year on Christmas Eve.

p.s. I've never had Holiday Tea, but my hot drink of choice this season is Non-Fat Egg Nog Lattes from Starbucks.

p.p.s. It's your blogiversary? Happy blogiversary too!

2:40 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

Love you Christmas meme!! Just watched Its a Wonderful Life, while teaching my daughters friend how to crochet. It was a great afternoon!

7:49 PM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

We did the tree today, Brandy, and made mulled apple cider...I managed to get the place cleaned up, the Boy is in bed, and Lampoon's Xmas Vacation is on! Hurray! An awesome day!

8:11 PM  

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