Monday, December 20, 2010

10 Favorite Things This Time of Year

My top ten favorite things about this time of year:

Giving - I love that joyous and wondrous look on some one's face when they've unwrapped a gift.

Christmas songs - "Winter Wonderland" sung by Johnny Mathis. No Christmas is complete without it.

Going Christmas caroling - which I've only done while riding in a trolley, but fun none the less.

Christmas lights - The more lights you have on your house the more religious you are. (Just kidding!!!!!) But they are festive.

My Christmas tree - Yes, it's mine. I don't share it. The kids have their own.

Baking cookies - First of all, who doesn't love cookies? Second, it's a great bonding moment with loved ones.

Getting together with friends - Which I really don't have time for because I'm busy baking the cookies, decorating the tree, and buying the gifts! Kidding again!

Sharing traditions - Do you have any?

Did I mention cookies?

Oh, how could I almost forget - getting something in the mail worth seeing! The happy faces of friends of family - Holiday Cards!

What's your favorite thing about this time of year?


  1. Hi Stacey,
    Your faves are very much in line with mine. I love Christmas carols. I love when they're snappy and jolly like Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and I also love when they are spiritual and symbolic like "O Come All Ye Faithful." Merry Christmas, friend o'mine.

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  3. Hey ladies,
    My two absolute favorite things every Christmas: listening to Steven Curtis Chapman's "Our God is With Us", and sitting in my living room alone at night(or during the wee hours before the my men are up) and looking at the tree while enjoying the peace.

    As per the previous blog: yes, kindness is always welcome. (My own last post happens to be about kindnesses from strangers--it's so cool when that happens :) More than anything else these days, though, I think I'd like big chunks of time to call my own.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Stacey and MaryKate!

    Joanna Aislinn
    The Wild Rose Press