Merry Christmas To All!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Christmas tree with gifts

My 5 Favorite Christmas TV Shows:

  1. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  4. Sound of Music
  5. It’s A Wonderful Life

Christmas stocking

My 5 Favorite Christmas Carols:

  1. O Holy Night
  2. Silent Night
  3. I’ll Have A Blue Christmas Without You (Elvis)
  4. Anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra! 
  5. Sleigh Ride

Child at Christmas

My 5 Favorite Christmas Presents:

  1. Books!
  2. Lottery Tickets
  3. Jigsaw Puzzles
  4. Jewelry
  5. Chocolate

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How about you? What are your favorites?

I wish you all peace and goodwill during this holiday season and don’t forget to share that goodwill with others who have less.

Keep the Christmas spirit going throughout the year because people’s needs do not occur only at this time of year.

Past Christmas posts:

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…

10 Of My Favorite Christmas Movies

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Lighting up the Christmas Spirit

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Originally posted on Mrs. Twinkle:
Here is my “little” (well it started out as a little idea) DIY Christmas project. To beginn with I thought that I would use 1 or two pallets (and ended up enjoying the sawing so much that I did four). I was very pleased with the result and decided to…

7 Ideas To Keep Christmas Merry For Couples

Christmas is my favorite holiday, but with all the shopping, activities, parties and baking it can get stressful. That can lead to headaches, arguments with spouses and screaming, “I can’t wait til this is all over!” Don’t let this happen to you. With a little advance planning and patience you can have a really enjoyable and fun holiday which includes special time for spouses.

Christmas tree with gifts

7 Ideas To Keep Christmas Merry For Couples:

  1. A Sexy Stocking filled with adult goodies and coupons promising fun when cashed in by your spouse. The Dating Divas have a kit with instructions and ideas to help.  Christmas stocking
  2. A Midnight Toast for you and your spouse just as Christmas Day begins before all the celebrating starts. Even a few minutes of telling each other how special they are and toasting your love can make the holiday season extra special. candles and wine
  3. Decorate your bedroom with Christmas Lights to create a romantic mood.
  4. Relax with a few Romantic Movies and snuggle together. Here are two sites to give you ideas: 15 Most Romantic Movies and 13 Best Hallmark-Style Romantic Christmas Movies On Netflix.
  5. Give each other Matching Christmas Pajamas.
  6. Celebrate the 12 Days Of Christmas by giving each other 12 small, loving gifts. Advent calendar - Christmas
  7. Last but not least — hang Mistletoe in the house so you can kiss every time you pass it. You could always hang some in your bedroom too for more intense kissing 🙂 mistletoe sprig

 

Check out a few of my past Christmas posts:

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

10 Of My Favorite Christmas Movies

 

Be sure to check out The Dating Divas website for lots of great dating and relationship ideas!

These Are a Few Of My Favorite Things…

Christmas is just under two weeks away! Yikes! Is everyone ready?

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We can’t let the stress of the holidays rob us of the pleasures and joys of the holidays. So, let’s talk about the good things about Christmas.

Christmas tree

These are a few of my favorite things…

  • Christmas trees – There are few things as beautiful as a lit, decorated Christmas tree. What’s more romantic than snuggling up before the tree with all the lights off?
  • Christmas Eve Church Service – The Poinsettia, the songs, the joy and the love make this service extra special for me. stain glass window
  • Christmas Shows – I love the old, favorites such as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (original), Santa Claus is Coming To Town, It’s a Wonderful Life, Charlie Brown Christmas and of course Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. What are some of your favorites?
  • Nutcrackers – We have a large collection of nutcrackers, even a Steelers nutcracker 🙂  nutcrackers
  • Fancy Wrapped Presents – Even though I know the gifts are not the ‘reason for the season’ presents in brightly-colored wrapping paper stir my cat-curiousity. I love to imagine what treasures they contain.  Santa Claus
  • Chex Mix, Nut Roll & Christmas Cookies – Oh, all the goodies of the holidays. What is your favorite holiday cookie?
  • The Children – The simple wonder in the faces of the children. child at Christmas

So, tell us what are some of your favorite things?

 

Enjoy some of my other Christmas posts:

10 Of My Favorite Christmas Movies

Christmas Pets

Top Ten Tuesday! Ten Reasons To HATE The Holidays

Since I have a cold today and with my head so clogged I couldn’t form a coherent sentence, I thought you might get a chuckle out of this blog post from The Phil Factor.

The Phil Factor

You’re a mean one Mister Grinch. You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus, you’re as charming as an eel, Mister Grinch. You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel.

Yup, that’s me; King of sarcasm and hater of all things jolly. I’m not saying that there aren’t things to love about the holidays. There are plenty, but c’mon everybody, if we’re truly being honest with ourselves, there are a lot of things to hate about the holidays. Here’s my top ten, and in the spirit of a gift that keeps on giving, I’m hoping I’ll mention one or two things you haven’t noticed before and from this day forward you won’t be able to not notice them.

10. Candy canes: They’re sticky. That’s pretty much it. I like the minty flavor, but I can get that in a York Peppermint Patty without my lips, tongue…

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10 Of My Favorite Christmas Movies

Here are my ten favorite Christmas movies in no particular order:

Christmas gold & silver

  1. Christmas with the Kranks
  2. A Christmas Carol (classic version)
  3. The Polar Express
  4. Miracle on 34th Street
  5. The Santa Clause
  6. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (original version)
  7. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  8. It’s a Wonderful Life
  9. The Sound of Music (maybe not a Christmas themed movie but they always play it around Christmas time)
  10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

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There are hundreds of movies with a Christmas theme, but I enjoy wholesome, family type movies for such a spiritual holiday. Some of the older movies I enjoy because they bring back wonderful memories from my childhood Christmases.

What do you think? Do you like any of the movies listed above? What are some of your favorites?

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Spread the goodwill around to everyone, friend or stranger.

Christmas tree

Click to read My 12 Romantic Days of Christmas

Friday Fun Post #20: Christmas Pets

What is cuter than our pets decorated for Christmas? Let these pictures bring a smile to your face today.

Cat with Christmas necklace

 

black dog in Santa suit

 

cat in the Christmas tree

This cat is wearing the Christmas tree.

 

light brown dog in Santa suit

 

I’ve always wondered what the pets think of being dressed up by humans 🙂 Our cat, Aggie Girl, will not agree to being dressed up. But she loves laying under the tree and any boxes become hers.

cat under the tree

 

Do you dress up your pets?