Last year, I got all ambitious and decided to do a post a day as we led up to Christmas. We all have our “things” that make us happy and sad at the same time, holidays and events that evoke sentimentality and craziness. Christmas time is that “thing” with me. That’s probably why I have a basement full of Christmas decorations, and you can see that we take our Christmas packaging very seriously.
Yes, Virginia, that’s a Halloween pumpkin that has lost its way into the Christmas corner, by the way.
As you probably noticed during the 31 Day Challenge in October, it’s pretty difficult for me to post every day, but I almost managed to make it. I promised myself after the October scramble that I wasn’t going to do the 25 Days this year, but then I ran across a catalog that got my creative juices flowing again. So, here we are, celebrating my favorite time of year with some of “My Favorite Things.” I hope you will comment and share your stories as we travel the holiday road together.
It’s not a coincidence that I pulled the photo of Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children to start the series. Music is the first induction into the season, and both the inspiring sacred masterpieces and the silly secular songs have meaning for me. As I said last year, it’s not Christmas until Rosemary Clooney sings “Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me,” and it’s not Christmas without my iPod loaded up with Christmas albums. I’ll start you off with the first four I loaded into iTunes — all fabulous for listening to in your car and while you cook.
And because Glee makes us happy with their impeccably produced covers of just about anything, don’t forget to pick up a copy of the new Glee Christmas album that came out in November.
What’s YOUR favorite thing at Christmas? Shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can talk about a guest post or leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you!
Just so your mind is at ease (and I KNOW you’ve been worrying about this ALL year), I found my Christmas mug collection. The mugs were right where I put them before the construction. 🙂
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