Wednesday, December 17, 2008

13 Things I Love about the Christmas Season

My 49th Thursday Thirteen, as far as I can tell. Thirteen things I love about the Christmas season. Thank you, Jenn, for the Header Graphic.

1. Curling up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate watching White Christmas, Holiday Inn, or It's a Wonderful Life. I can use my new snowman mug and snowman soup from my Home for the Holidays swap friend Chrissy.

2. Looking at the Christmas lights in the neighborhood. It's so festive!

3. Buying presents for other people, especially trying to find something unique for someone.

4. The excitement I see in the kids' eyes when they open their presents on Christmas morning.

5. Decorating with ribbons, bows, candles, poinsettias, and garland.

6. Wrapping presents with the kids.

7. Decorating the tree.

8. Christmas breakfast, a tradition in my husband's family.

9. Singing karaoke Christmas carols last year. I hope we do that again.

10. Buying items for Angel Tree kids and Operation Christmas Child, two things that are sponsored through my church.

11. Holiday choir, band, and theater performances at school.

12. Listening to my favorite Christmas music. I will bless you with my favorite, festive song.

13. Attending Christmas Eve services at church and all the service represents.

14. I'm cheating and adding another one! Two weeks off from school! (Not for the kids... well, yes, them, too, but for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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  1. Frankly, I'm not looking forward to the two weeks my kids get off from school. They are already driving me nuts.

  2. Some good reasons for a fun season there.

  3. I also love to look at home decorations .... we drive around town and just marvel at all the glow!!

    Come by and visit with me today and check out my thirteen if you have a little time. Happy Thursday.

  4. Love the list, but #1 is a MUST! Merry Christmas.

  5. There's a lot to love about Christmas. Enjoy the season!

    Merry Christmas from She Lives!

  6. All great reasons to love the season.

  7. I agree with everything except 14...I want the kids in school! lol!

  8. I love all of those things too! Well, except the two weeks off from school, but I am sure my son would agree wholeheartedly with you :)

  9. I love this list! So true, so true. I especially love giving a gift that is just perfect for someone.

    I found out the my kids had never seen It's a Wonderful Life. I felt like I had really done a dis-service to them. So I went out and bought it. We watched it last night. I cried, my daughter liked it, & my son acted bored. Except when George Bailey would show his anger & frustration. Sigh. Maybe he'll appreciate it more when he's grown. At least I can now say I exposed him to it. ;)

  10. White Christmas is the best!

    Merry Christmas, my friend!

  11. Great idea for a T-13 this week ;--)
    I enjoy the same things you do though in moderation these days.

    You asked where I found the Peace video at Sacred Ruminations ... it's from the Story People and I subscribe to their daily 'story'
    Hugs and blessings,

  12. will let you cheat. you deserve number 14.

  13. LOL. I knew you were going to say that About being a teacher I mean.

  14. All very wonderful things about the season!

  15. Your husband's breakfast tradition sounds wonderful! After opening gifts from under the tree my family would then always go grab some breakfast - nothing special - oatmeal or something. But then as we were scraping the bottom of the bowl it would dawn on us that there were still stockings to go through and it was like a bonus gift! It was always only candy and trinkets but to this day we still always forget about the stockings and love dumping them out while the breakfast cleanup waits!

  16. OMG! I have that same Snoopy Ornament!


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