14. White elephant gift exchanges

I’m sitting in my living room staring at the back of a life-size cut out of Adam Sandler from “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.” It was a gift someone brought to our Christmas party as part of our gift exchange – we did a white elephant swap. If you live under a rock andContinue reading “14. White elephant gift exchanges”

12. Christmas parties

I’ve been to three Christmas parties so far, and there’s still about two weeks until Christmas. I have a party on Wednesday and then next Sunday too. Woo hoo! I had my own party – with the roommate of course – last night. In fact, I’m still kind of recovering from it, so this postContinue reading “12. Christmas parties”

I’m a product of my generation

I’m not proud of this. Today, my mom and I were out doing some Christmas shopping and stopped by the post office because I needed to get stamps for my Christmas cards. When I got up to the counter, I asked the girl for a book of stamps. She said, “All I have right nowContinue reading “I’m a product of my generation”

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”

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”

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”