Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Favorites

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! I thought that I would share some of my Christmas favorites with you all to mark this occasion! Here goes...

Christmas Music
  1. Sleigh Ride - specifically this version, it was my one of my favorites songs ever to play in band!

  2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

  3. Jingle Bell Rock

  4. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey, but I also love when the little girl sings this song in the movie Love, Actually!

  5. Let There Be Peace On Earth - Vince Gill, we listen to this whole CD a dozen times around Christmas!
Christmas Movies
  1. Miracle on 34th Street - The old black & white one is the best! My favorite part is when Santa talks to the little kid in German!

  2. Elf - Smiling's my favorite!

  3. A Christmas Story - a must watch of the season... even if you don't like it, it's hard to not come across it in the month leading up to Christmas!

Christmas Traditions
  1. My parents and I have always loved driving around and looking at all the Christmas lights!

  2. When I was little we always went to my grandparent's, on my mom's side, for Christmas Eve. We would have a big dinner but we would have to wait until midnight (if we could wait that long!) and then we could open our presents!

  3. We would go to my grandparent's, on my dad's side, for Christmas Day. I would get up early to open my stocking presents with my parents at our house, then go just next door to my grandparent's house to open up all those presents with my whole family.

  4. Now, I go to Phil's grandmother's house and spend Christmas Eve with them. After we are finished up there, I go home and spend the rest of the night with my parents and my Uncle Abbie and still try to wait until midnight to open some presents! On Christmas Day, we now load up our car and go to my Aunt Cheryl's house to spend the day with the rest of my family!

Are my favorites some of your favorites too?

What are some your family traditions?


Hutch said...

While Smiling is MY Favorite too, I can NOT stand A Christmas Story. I hate it. I know ba-humbug of me, but it does the opposite of putting me in the Christmas spirit. So I avoid it at all costs :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Elf has become one of my favorite Christmas movies! I love it! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!