6. Christmas music

Tonight at church was our Advent Program, where all the musical groups in the church perform some different songs and the congregation also sings some carols. It comes after a big dinner and our church’s “Night In Bethlehem” program, where families can go through our makeshift versions of streets of the town where Jesus wasContinue reading “6. Christmas music”

5. Holiday ads and gift guides

‘Tis the season of gift guides galore. And I LOVE IT. At the newspaper where I work, we did a gift guide this past week. Our book reviewer wrote one and highlighted all the best books for pretty much anyone who can read. Two of the many blogs I read have done gift guides –Continue reading “5. Holiday ads and gift guides”

4. Decorations

I refuse to decorate for Christmas before December 1st. It’s because I don’t agree with celebrating one holiday before another one’s even happened yet. Get me through Thanksgiving first – which is its own awesome holiday with its own traditions and fun and meal and all that. I decorate after Thanksgiving – whether it isContinue reading “4. Decorations”

3. Dad’s birthday

Today is my dad’s birthday. He’s 50. I like all my family members’ birthdays, of course, but in addition to just getting to celebrate them with family, I like my dad’s birthday for a silly reason. You see, I don’t like birthday cake. Dad doesn’t either – that’s where I get it from. I haven’tContinue reading “3. Dad’s birthday”

2. Wrapping paper

So, I haven’t bought any presents.. well, psyche, I did buy one. But I am already kind of excited for getting some cute wrapping paper to wrap them in. You might think “Nerd.” To that I say “WHATEVER.” 😉 When we were little and we opened our presents from Santa, we’d always comment on howContinue reading “2. Wrapping paper”

1. Holiday movies

As I write this, I’m watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on AMC. It’s showing every night this week at 8 p.m. and I’ll probably watch it again before the week is over. It never gets old and I can quote most of it from memory, I’ve seen it so many times. Christmas Vacation is oneContinue reading “1. Holiday movies”

25 Things I Love About Christmas time

It’s December! And for some reason this year I am really, really excited for Christmas. I mean, I always love this time of year..it’s my favorite, except for the ridiculously cold weather, but this year, I dunno. I can’t wait to spend time with family, go to Christmas parties – even hosting my own (withContinue reading “25 Things I Love About Christmas time”