Holiday Favorites – My December “To Do” List!

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There are certain things that I enjoying doing each year when December rolls around.  They’re things that I must do or experience in order for the Christmas season to be its best – at least for me.  I know everyone celebrates different things and/or in different ways, and I really love that celebrating is unique to each individual or family.  Tradition, culture and personalities play such a big part, don’t you think?

Here are some of My Holiday Favorites – things that I love to partake in each year, if I can:

  • Watching the movie “Elf” starring Will Ferrell.  Buddy the Elf is so innocent, gleeful, and funny.  I love it!
  • Decorating for the holidays
  • Making – and eating – Magic Cookie Bars!  I could literally eat a whole pan myself, they’re SO good. :]
  • Listening to the Soundtrack from The Nutcracker
  • Eating Dryer’s Peppermint Ice Cream.  Yum!
  • Doing something to help those in need, like donating food to a food bank
  • Listening to the song “Feliz Navidad”, performed by José Feliciano.  I listen to it several times during the month – it fills me with joy!
  • Baking sugar cookies.  When I was little my family used to make the kind of sugar cookies that you have to roll out and cut with cookie cutters, which was fun, but these days I go with a sugar cookie recipe that’s easier to make and is simply scrumptious.

What’s on your holiday “Must Do” list?  Please comment and share…

Warm regards,
Melody

p.s. Yep, that little girl in the blue dress in the photo up top was me – over 35 year ago. It was my one and only picture with Santa as a child. :]

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6 Comments

  1. Posted December 11, 2012 at 11:51 am by Jo Murray | Permalink

    What a cutie!….bet you still are. Have a Merry Christmas.

  2. Posted December 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Jo,
    Thank you – aren’t you sweet? I’m not as little or as blonde as I once was, but I’ve been told I still have a twinkle in my blue eyes so I guess that’s a good thing. :]
    Melody

  3. Posted December 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm by Amanda | Permalink

    There’s room for EVERYONE on the nice list. I love your December list. What’s your favorite color?

  4. Posted December 12, 2012 at 10:33 am by Melody | Permalink

    Amanda/Buddy the Elf,
    Thank you for your nice comment! I really hope I’m on the nice list. :] My favorite color is a pinky purple. I also like black and silver. What’s your favorite color? :]
    Melody

  5. Posted December 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm by karan | Permalink

    Mel, we are soul sisters, I tell ya… I torture my kids with christmas carols, and the Nutcracker ballet is one my kids and I have attended in the past together. My favorite song is Feliz Navidad and I drive everyone nuts singing it over and over in all kinds of character voices. I have to watch The Year without a Santa Claus, It’s a wonderful Life and White Christmas or it doesn’t FEEL like christmas… My daughter loves Elf too, I have never watched it, not a Will Farrell fan, but he is starting to grow on me… So I will check it out. I posted some of my holiday traditions on my blog as well.

    Wishing you and your hubby a happy new year! Big hugs.

  6. Posted December 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Karan,
    I love the idea of you singing Feliz Navidad in character voices – too funny! As for Will Ferrell in Elf, I really think you’d like how he plays the part. He’s very child-like, innocent, and sweet. And so funny. He’s different in this movie than in any other I’ve seen him in.
    Happy New Year – best wishes to you and yours!
    Melody

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