Quote of the Day: Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. Please leave a penny in the old man’s hat. from the Nursery rhyme and Christmas Carol.
I start to sing that about this time in December. (I do like the Muppets with John Denver version.) I got my packages off in the mail today. I did a bit more shopping, and have just a few more things to purchase, then it’s wrapping day for me. It is my own personal tradition to watch It’s a Wonderful Life while wrapping gifts. I’ve been doing this ever since I was in high school.
Other favorites of the season:
Christmas Trolls by Jan Brett – favorite line, “Well, you can’t just take Christmas…if you want Christmas, you must be generous with each other.”
Dr. Seuss’s HowThe Grinch Stole Christmas the 1966 animated version narrated by Boris Karloff. LOVE the songs!
The kids like Unaccompanied Minors. They’ll watch that any time of the year.
We all love Elf.
That’s too hard. I’ll name a few.
Christmas Carols sung in church – What Child is This? and Go Tell it on the Mountain. My favorite to play is Angels we have Heard on High. Love all those glorias in excelsis deos!
Pop culture holiday songs:
Hey, Baby it’s cold outside. (But, it has been overdone lately.)
Let it Snow! (Our theme song for Minnesota. I’m dreaming of a white Christmas!)
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Blow, Blow thou Winter Wind
And, anything by my favorite choir From Age to Age, directed by my favorite choir director Andy Miller.
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Watching the movie White Christmas with my daughters. We love that movie, and practically have the dialogue memorized. Good times 🙂
every day i look outside and get mad that the snow melted. I swear, we live in MN., We’d better have snow for christmas or i am going to be maaaad
I forgot to include two of my favorite short stories: The Gift of the Magi, and The Little Match Girl. This season evokes so many strong emotions.
Me too on the Little Match Girl. One of the first Christmas stories I ever read as a child. I tried to read it to my children when they were little and my daughter asked me to not read it to her again. Too sad. Ha!
I agree about the snow. We need snow. Elf is such a fun Christmas movie. I also love White Christmas. I have the Polar Express and A Christmas Story for my holiday viewing as well.