All My Favorites
There are just certain things I cannot seem to live without during the holidays…whether it be a favorite event, movie, family tradition, or whatnot, I wanted to make a small list of a few of my favorite things about this season! Never know, maybe I can help someone stumble upon new to add to their list.
Holiday Movies: Love Actually, The Holiday, Meet Me in St. Louis, Elf, Home Alone,
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Christmas Carols: Carol of the Bells, O Holy Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Holiday Books and Stories: The Night Before Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express, and The Twelve Days of Christmas
Holiday Songs/Tunes: Jingle Bells by Barbra Streisand, All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Symphony, March of the Toy Soldiers by Harry Connick, Jr, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland, and The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
Seasonal Treats: My Grandmother’s divinty and champagne salad, homemade peppermint cookie bark, my Dad’s caramels and fudge, Harry and David’s Moose Munch
Special Traditions: Christmas Eve church service and communion with my family and then off to dinner at Ruth’s Chris, opening one gift on Christmas Eve, baking cookies with Mom, and filling out our Christmas memories book with everything we did that year (gifts received, inserting our Christmas card, listing all the things we did, etc)
Local Events: Dicken’s Christmas Festival in Franklin, Festival of Trees at Cheekwood, going to Opryland Hotel to look at the lights, The Nutcracker Ballet at TPAC
Sentimental Decorations: The special ornaments we collect signifying what happened that year (i.e. 2011 was a wedding cake, 2012 is a pink and white “baby’s first Christmas” ornament), and my collection of nutcrackers
Can you tell I am totally in the spirit already…it’s contagious I tell you!!
What are some of your favorite things this time of year??