A Few of My Favorite Things (Christmas Edition)

December 8, 2008 · 8 comments

I really do love the holidays.  I tend to not get annoyed at crowds (because, DUH, what good does it do?), I enjoy the Christmas music, I and love, love LOVE giving gifts.  So in honor of December, the month of goodness, I give you my favorite things, Christmas Edition, in groups of 5:

Favorite Christmas Movies:

  1. The Polar Express
  2. The Santa Clause (I & II)
  3. It’s A Wonderful Life
  4. Scrooged
  5. A Christmas Carol (the one with George C. Scott is my favorite)
  6. *Honorable Mentions: Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story

Favorite Christmas Cartoon/Animation:

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  2. Frosty the Snowman
  3. Twas the Night Before Christmas (~~even a miracle needs a hand~~!!)
  4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  5. huh…..Rudolph, I guess!

Favorite Christmas Songs:

  1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (Barenaked Ladies + Sarah McLachlan version)
  2. Christmas Eve (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
  3. Sleigh Ride (Harry Connick, Jr.)
  4. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Dean Martin)
  5. Santa Baby (Eartha Kitt)
  6. *Honorable Mentions: Ave Maria (Celine Dion), Carol of the Bells

Favorite Christmas Books:

  1. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (I have fond memories of making my dad read it to me over and over and over…)
  2. Twas The Night Before Christmas (classic!)
  3. Olive the Other Reindeer
  4. The Polar Express
  5. Russel’s Christmas Magic

Favorite Christmastime Traditions:

  1. Staying home on Christmas Day
  2. Being with family at our many gatherings – everyone is so happy and relaxed.
  3. Going to Greenfield Village to see Santa on the rooftop and hear carolers.
  4. Taking the boys to see Santa
  5. Driving around and looking at the lights

How about you? What’s your favorite thing about this time of year?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Lori December 9, 2008 at 12:56 pm

My absolutely favorite thing to do is go on the Polar Express. This is our 6th year and it’s just magical. I hope that it will be a family tradition even after the kids are older. We drive 5 hours to snow (in AZ!) and all wear our matching jammies (even Daddy!) and ride the train. Santa gives every child a bell and we read the story, sing carols and eat cookies and hot cocoa. We just LOVE it!

Loris last blog post..A Giveaway! Chocolate!


mamatulip December 9, 2008 at 1:24 pm

I LOVE Scrooged!

Christmas is different now that I’m a mom. It’s much more exhausting, but seeing my kids on Christmas is awesome. That’s what I love about it.


J.J. December 9, 2008 at 9:05 pm

How about your five favorite Christmas foods?
1. Potato pierogies
2. Mom’s homemade fudge
3. Cream Cheese cookies from Utica Bakery
4. Chex Mix (actually made with Crispix…minus all the extras)
5. Kielbasa


Above Average Joe December 10, 2008 at 12:31 pm

I could read the kids The Polar Express a million times.

Above Average Joes last blog post..Not Charlie Brown’s, But Close


Auds at Barking Mad December 10, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Ya know, I think I really needed to see this today.

I have been feeling decidely UNCHIRSTMASY (yes I know that’s not really a word), and I needed to see a reminder of the things I love. Do you care if I borrow this (I’ll show lots of linky love!) for a post on Saturday?

Oh and the Polar Express is one of my favourite Christmas books! Ever!


Auds at Barking Mad December 10, 2008 at 10:31 pm

I meant decidedly! Oiy!

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Ms. Maxwell December 11, 2008 at 8:15 pm

Movies: Christmas Vacation and White Christmas.

Books: Olive, Polar Express plus any of the Auntie Claus books.

Carols: Carol of the Bells and Angels from the Realms of Glory and the entire Polar Express soundtrack.

Food: Swedish Rum Pudding (uncooked rum…like a fluffy sweet cocktail), beef fondue, and glug (Swedish mulled wine).

Ms. Maxwells last blog post..A fork in the road


pgoodness December 13, 2008 at 10:11 am

My uncle used to have a glug party every year, but we never had the rum pudding!


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