Christmas favorites.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dickens of a Christmas Festival, Franklin, TN 

Smell: Fresh pine in my living room. Bavarian roasted nuts at the mall. Crisp December air. I still haven't smelled a Christmas scent I didn't like.

Tradition: Growing up, my mom would make a Christmas cinnamon roll wreath and, after opening presents, we'd feast on bacon and fruit and sparkling cider in champagne flutes. I plan to continue the tradition with my own little family this year with gluten free cinnamon rolls and a sausage hash brown casserole. If there's one way to Shawn's heart, it's a good, big meal on Christmas. It might be his favorite gift.

Movie: Elf! I know, I know. I don't like Santa. But I can't help but laugh hysterically at this movie every single time. What's your favorite line? 

Hymn: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace; 
This holy tide of Christmas 
All other doth deface.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Memory: 5 years ago at Christmas, Shawn and I were two days from getting married. Not surprisingly, I don't remember one thing about Christmas day of 2008 - not one present, not anything. But two days later was the best Christmas gift I could've received: my husband.

Sight: The Dickens of a Christmas festival in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. I'm missing it this year.

Dislikes: The commercialization of Christmas. And this line from a familiar Christmas song: "Let's give thanks to the Lord above 'cause Santa Clause comes tonight." :)

Ok, your turn. Some of your Christmas favorites? 

Christmas favorites from 2011.
Christmas favorites from 2012.


  1. I just like to smile. Smiling's my favourite!

  2. Buddy the Elf- What's your favorite color?

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    1. "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."

  4. I'm sorry I ruined your lives and crammed eleven cookies in the vcr.

  5. I love this blog post! I may have to borrow this idea! :) And "Elf" is one of our favorites, too. You know the line where the whale says, "Bye, Buddy! I hope you find your dad!"? Well, my husband says that to me sometimes when he's saying goodbye. Nerdy, yes. But it cracks me up every time!


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