Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Let us remember that the Christmas season starts on Christmas Eve, ask many in earlier generations, their Christmas Tree was only decorated on Christmas Eve!  Similar to not having our church decorated until Christmas Eve... sad that the radio stations that play Christmas Music 24/7 stop on Christmas Day... I'm still playing Christmas Music... Remember that the Twelfth Night is followed by the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th!  Keep you music on, keep your tree up... now is the time to celebrate the season!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Traditions...

10 things about me-Christmas version
My blogger buddy "Frau"  did this...
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
"A Christmas Story"
What is your favorite Christmas song?
"Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Do you have a nativity scene?
YES, a few, one was made by my parents
What is your favorite Christmas animation?
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

What is your favorite childhood Christmas memory?
Going to "the old" Newark Airport every year to pick up my grandmother...she was a character, a lot of fun and every year she told us that the current year it was "the best" Christmas Tree we ever had! 

The "old" Newark Airport
What is your most memorable gift?
A doll set that came with a doll and hair dryer AND my Easy Bake Oven...impossible to choose!

Do you have any Christmas traditions?
Yes, too many (exhausted every year to be sure I don't change I like to do some new thing's too)... Stone Crabs flown up for Christmas Eve Dinner.  Friends who come every year for Christmas Breakfast.  Christmas Day with my sisters, parents and family.  And Irish Whiskey Cakes that I make dozens of every year as gifts!  And... celebrating my Mom's birthday, Decembe 23! 

"Some of the girls"
Christmas Breakfast
Christmas Eve - Stone Crabs
DOZENS of Irish Whiskey Cakes
Do you have a special Christmas wish this year?
Yes, to NOT over stress and make time to go to a few concerts and events that are NOT commercial and will help "ground" me and keep this holiday in perspective!! 
I do NOT want to feel like this...
Plan to go to concerts!
If you could have anything for Christmas what would it be?
A VERY expensive, best on the market vacuum that picks up golden retriever hair... I just can't let myself spend over $1000. on a vacuum, but I want one SO badly!!! 
"Wish List" that I'd be SO mad if someone spent this much...

If you could spend Christmas anywhere, where would it be?
HOME...or local with family.  The thoughts of waking up anywhere but home is not an option! 

Merry Christmas!!!