Pia is complaining because I am not blogging, so here is my list of things I love about Christmas:
- Christmas Music. The BEST thing about cable is having the music channel that plays Christmas music 24/7. And my favorite music? I'm a little bit schitzo; I enjoy just about everything from medieval chants to Bruce Springsteen's version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town. I have even been known to sing along to "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer".
My fave holiday movies: "It's a Wonderful Life" and "White Christmas". I know everyone loves "A Christmas Story" and I like it too (how can you not love Ralphie and 'fragil-ey') but these two are my absolute faves and I watch them every year. And I get a tear in the eye when Harry Bailey says, "To my brother George, the richest man in town".Taking the boys to visit Santa Claus. Is there ANYTHING better than a true believer in Santa?
Having my babies come home for Christmas! Only 8 days till Car-Car and Tonsy come home! You cannot know how happy I am to have my far away babies coming home for a visit.
Hand knit Christmas stockings. Totally Xmas-y!
Wishing I had really cheesy lawn ornaments. I long for the giant snow globe, the nodding reindeer, the millions of lights. And what do I have? The single Charlie Brown string of lights, that has been up since last year and we still haven't managed to plug in.
Peppermint Bark. And sugar cookies with sprinkles and/or frosting, preferably decorated by little kids who love the whole process and lay on the frosting and decorations with gusto.
The very best thing? Watching little kids on Christmas morning, when they first dash into the living room and see that Santa has been there! I have so many great memories of my kids, the boys, and of course from my own childhood (the best was the year B-Z and I got a dollhouse AND a Barbie dream car. We screamed and hugged)