Friday, December 10, 2010

A Christmas List

Things I love about Christmas
The smell of pine
The homemade foil/cardboard star on our tree
Really good Christmas music
Winter Walk in downtown Northfield
Store windows
Muppet Christmas Carol
Reading the original Dickens
The quiet of Christmas Eve
A Christmas Story - you'll shoot your eye out kid!
How people just get a little giddy
Our Christmas morning tradition of waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.
My shelf full of nutcrackers, received as gifts from my kids.
Christmas cards
Christmas Eve traditions with the "other" Italian family in town.

Bah Humbug!
Christmas music from Mariah Carey, the Beach Boys, etc
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Merchants putting out Christmas things before Thanksgiving.
All the commercials for big expensive presents
Every year some family's home is broken in to and all their gifts stolen
Missing my parents so bad it hurts
Bragging Christmas letters.
My obsession with frosted sugar cookies and fudge


BeckEye said...

Sometimes the smell of pine can be overpowering, but I love the smell of burning wood in the winter time.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I don't even read Christmas letters. They go straight into the shredder.

MommyLisa said...

I keep the holiday letters for Boo Boo to use for crafts - she colors on them or cuts them up! ;)

lisahgolden said...

I see the commercials for cars at Christmas presumably as gifts and wonder WTF?

Churlita said...

At least your list of loves is much longer than your Bah Humbug! list.

Meri said...

I love holiday store windows too! Or better yet, I still enjoy the Macy's display on the top floor even though I'm an adult :)

Lesli said...

You hate Rudolph!