I love Christmas! Actually, I love the time leading up to Christmas more than Christmas Day itself. So it’s not like I’m counting down the days until Christmas, I am looking forward to enjoying the 46 days until it is here!
I think the reason I love the holiday season so much is because I have such wonderful childhood memories of this time of year. My mom and dad always made Christmas very special. We would pick out a tree as a family and then decorate it together. My brothers and I had our own Avon box full of our very own Hallmark Ornaments. I always looked forward to hanging my absolute favorite one on the tree. Our house had candles in every window and decorations inside and outside. My mom made Christmas cookies, played holiday music (this album was my favorite!) and let me help wrap presents. Oh, and every Christmas we would go out to Ames and pick out a child off the angel tree and buy presents for someone who wouldn’t otherwise get any.
So I don’t mind when there is Christmas music playing on November 1st or when the holiday decorations are in the stores before Halloween has come and gone. All the holiday movies, commercials, music, and decorations just remind me of being a kid.
My dad had the coolest train set. There was a chicken car that lit up
and smoke came out the smoke stack!
My mom made most of the ornaments on the tree and strung the popcorn.
I was destined to be a singer!
This picture just cracks me up so much. Tyler is distracted, Julian is pissed,
and I am looking at the ceiling...
Barbie Surf Shop!?
If you look closely, you will see I am holding Thundercat figurines.
Why did Julian have on pants AND shorts?
One of the best Christmas gifts EVER!!!!!
Do you like the holiday season?
Do you mind when stores have Christmas decorations out in October?