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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

All Things Christmas

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Christmas is right around the corner! (As if you didn't notice, right?) This holiday season has been such a whirlwind. I blame the fact that Thanksgiving was late this year, which made for a lot less time to prepare for Christmas.

I love Christmas, but honestly, I have been having a hard time getting into it this time. However, here is my obligatory, "All Things Christmas" post for you. Because even though I haven't been as into it as normal... I'm still more into it than the average person!

Some of my favorite Christmas-y things!!

Favorite Christmas Recordings

Josh Groban & Faith Hill- The First Noel

Bing Crosby- Do You Hear What I Hear

Mariah Carey- All I Want for Christmas Is You

Favorite Christmas Movies

Home Alone
It's a classic.

The Family Stone
It's so bad, it's good.

A Muppet Family Christmas
"Careful of the icy patch!"

Christmas Vacation
Merry Christmas. Shitter's full.

Favorite Christmas Decorations

This ornament I have had since before I can even remember!

These tacky knick knacks I put on my piano. They were my mom's, and they were always displayed on the piano for Christmas. Now she gave them to me and I put them on my piano!

These decorations I made using cheapo frames, scrap booking paper, and music from an old hymnal. (Yes, I ripped page out of a hymnal. But it was to display them, so that makes it okay, right?)

This Santa. If you wind him up, he spins and plays Santa Clause is Coming to Town. 
Another decoration I got from my mom!

Favorite Christmas Traditions

Wrapping presents. Some people hate wrapping presents but I love it! And I think I'm pretty good at it...

Going to my Grandma Taylor's on Christmas Eve to see the whole fam!
This is one of the few times a year my mom's side of the family gets together.
Christmas 2012

Spending Christmas morning at my parent's house.
It makes me feel like a kid again! 
Christmas 1992. Dad made us Log. You know, from Ren & Stimpy?
Log rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs, rolls over your neighbor's dog..."

And our newest tradition...

Driving down to a church in Mechanicsburg and buying our tree from a Boy Scout Troop.
The only reason we went to this place to begin with was because it was the closest place to our house
and we were worried about the tree flying off the top of our little car! We went 5 years in a row, but....
No big tree for us this year. Just this tiny one, thanks to our kitty, Christmas, who likes to eat pine needles.

Your turn to spill!
Favorite Christmas songs?


  1. The Family Stone is so good but that was one of the few movies where I cried AT the theater. Usually I can hold back and only cry at home during movies, but I couldn't help myself. I watched Love, Actually the other night and I forgot how good that movie is. The only Christmas song I like is Do They Know It's Christmas. OK Baby It's Cold Outside is kind of cute. :) No traditions. I make it up as I go along!

    1. You totally inspired me to watch Love Actually again! I forgot that was a Christmas movie. It's cheesy, but good. Dang I wish The Family Stone was on Netflix. You know what movie made me BAWL? Stepmom.