Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Countdown to Christmas

We're counting the days till Christmas morning. We'll be busy running around buying presents, planning events, watching Darling Teenager perform in her voice recital, baking and making our annual Christmas goodies (yes, stay tuned for the recipes!), putting together an Angel Tree package for an adopted senior (last year I had an elderly man who wanted a stuffed animal--loved that!), sending Christmas cards, making calendars and photo albums for our friends & family.........

Christmas is the MOST BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR.

And I love it. I love the candles glowing, the light of the tree illuminating our family room, the good food, the friends and the celebrations. I love learning about the other cultures and their traditions during this time.

What is your favorite holiday memory? What special cultural things do you do that make your holiday special?

10 comments:

Ellen Brickley said...

Christmas tends to be a very quiet time for me. My mother and I spend it together at home, and because we both have tiny appetites we do a roast chicken instead of a turkey. I bake cheese and herb scones for our starter and I buy my mum a tiny individual Christmas cake and Christmas pudding, because she loves them and I hate them!

I usually go into the city centre on Christmas Eve to soak up the atmosphere, watch the chaos and buy some cupcakes or cinnamon buns for my Christmas Day treat. This year I plan to make your Oreo truffles, probably more than once!

I like doing my shopping early - heading into town with Writer Friend on Friday to do our shopping. I also love wrapping gifts so I end up doing most of my mum's as well :)

Yay for Christmas! And Oreo truffles!

Christine said...

Your Christmas sounds nice and peaceful and perfect. I'm glad you are going to make the Oreo Truffles. We are making a lot of them. I already bought 5 packages of Oreos!

Wendy S Marcus said...

Tonight, 12/1, is the frist night of Chanukah. Each night we light the menorah then open one gift. Since we don't have a Christmas tree, I put out a table and decorate it with a festive Chanukah table cloth and pile everyones eight presents on top of it. Every year we have a party at my aunt's house where we have delicious latkes (potato pancakes fried in oil). YUM! This year we are delaying the party until after Chanukah is over so my daughter will be home from college to attend. (She's the assistant latke chef!)

Gwen Hernandez said...

Oh, no, it's Christmas time already?! ;-) Too busy to even think about it yet, which means I'm going to be behind on gifts and everything else. Enjoy the frenzy!

Christine said...

Wendy: Your celebration sounds wonderful. And I love latkes. Do you serve them with sour cream and/or apple sauce? Yummy either way. And good for you to wait for your assistant chef to come home.

Happy Holidays!

:-)

Christine said...

Hi Gwen: You're in the same boat I was in last year and the year before--due to the Golden Heart and NaNoWriMo. Behind because of writing. I wish I could say that I am ahead, but only a bit. I don't have darling teen's presents or her 12 days of Christmas under the tree. And Darling Husband's presents aren't all purchased yet. But all in good time.

Enjoy catching up and spending time with your family :-)

Patricia Preston said...

Love the video!

Christine said...

Thanks Patricia. I love the Christmas lights and music. So fun :-)

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Christine said...

Hey Old Geezer thanks for following my blog! I will go check out your blog, too :-) Hope you enjoyed my scribblings.

:-)