Monday, November 30, 2009

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

and it has since Halloween (well just at the stores and what not)! I think I am finally starting to get into the Christmas Spirit! Andrew and I helped his sister and brother-in-law at their Christmas tree farm all weekend. They have cut your own trees and his sister makes beautiful fresh wreaths as well. We didn't get our tree this weekend, but we are going to go on Saturday with my parents to cut one down. This coming weekend is also our first Christmas get together with friends, then we have my family Christmas on the 19th before my grandparents go back to Florida and our annual Christmas Eve party on the 24th! I haven't started buying gifts and Andrew cannot decide what he wants yet.....I had a good deal of ideas for him though, as always!

I cannot wait to decorate my house for the holidays and to have a fresh tree! I'll be sure to post some pictures when everything is done!

Favorite things about the season:
  • Watching movies: Christmas Vacation, Elf, Muppets Christmas Carol, The Santa Clause, Its a Wonderful Life, Jingle All the Way, Miracle on 34th Street
  • Music: I like the old songs - Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, The Andrew's Sisters, Ray Charles and some of the newer stuff isn't too bad.
  • Smells: The tree and cookies baking (I need to get started on that)
  • Our Polish Christmas Eve dinner: Enough said, homemade perogies are the BEST!
  • Sending out Christmas Cards
  • Eating lots of cookies
  • Hot chocolate and my dad spiking the coffee with either Whiskey or Bailey's
  • Getting dressed up for Christmas Eve Mass and seeing all the little kids in their adorable Christmas outfits.
What are your favorites?


Unknown said...

The music... until about the week before Christmas, when it starts to get on my nerves because my mom has been listening to it for a month, ha ha. I also love to drive around and see the lights. Making stuff for people is also a favorite!

Summer said...

Baily's and hot chocolate is my fave....and I DIE over vintage Christmas music...

Amanda said...

I'm glad that someone else likes the old Christmas songs too, some of the new stuff gets on my last nerve!