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25 Days of Christmas #24: Favorite Christmas Eve Tradition

I feel like this is a bit of a redundant question, but I suppose it could be because I don’t have a lot of Christmas traditions to choose from. Besides look up at the lights from under the tree, I really enjoy the last minute wrapping of presents. I use to wrap all of the […]

25 Days of Christmas #23: Christmas Plans

25 Days of Christmas #23: Christmas Plans

We don’t typically have plans for Christmas outside of my son opening his presents. But this year we’ve been invited to breakfast with his grandparents. It’ll be a quiet event, but I know he really enjoys spending time with them. Of course, he’s convinced we’re going to have sausage McGriddles from McDonald’s. So I’m sure […]

25 Days of Christmas #22: Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate

25 Days of Christmas #22: Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate

I actually enjoy both eggnog and hot chocolate. And since I don’t drink, you know it’s not the alcohol in the nog that keeps me coming back every year. But honestly, I’d have to say hot chocolate. As much as I enjoy an eggnog around the holidays, I don’t equate hot chocolate to just one […]

25 Days of Christmas #21: Holiday Travel

25 Days of Christmas #21: Holiday Travel

I wish I could travel for the holidays. You know, as a kid, I always dreamed about being able to go to Hawaii or the Bahamas for Christmas. But as an adult, truth is, I just want to go home for the holidays. I don’t care that it won’t be a Hallmark Christmas. Sure there […]

25 Days of Christmas #20: Favorite Christmas Meal

25 Days of Christmas #20: Favorite Christmas Meal

You know, it’s been several years since we’ve had a traditional Christmas dinner. My favorite meal has to include a turducken (shush, I don’t care what you say, I’m weird. :P), broccoli, cheese and rice casserole, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, fruit salad… yeah, I don’t know. I like a lot of Christmas foods. My favorite […]

25 Days of Christmas #19: Favorite Stocking Stuffer

25 Days of Christmas #19: Favorite Stocking Stuffer

Every year, I try to make it a point to purchase at least one ornament for my son. I know it seems cheesy, but I think it’s a fun way to personalize our tree and it makes a great stocking stuffer. This year, my son is getting a Wall-E ornament and I’m getting a Mockingjay […]

25 Days of Christmas #18: When Do You Open Gifts?

25 Days of Christmas #18: When Do You Open Gifts?

We don’t have a set day/time that we open presents. Some years, we do it on Christmas Eve and some years, we open them first thing in the morning. Last year, I was working Christmas night, so I made a plan to sneak downstairs at midnight and slam the front door. My son was asleep […]

25 Days of Christmas #17: Old Christmas Card

25 Days of Christmas #17: Old Christmas Card

I don’t get Christmas cards very often. I had to dig into my keepsakes box just to find an old one. It’s from an old boss, but I liked the card and for some reason, it’s still floating around in my keepsakes box. What’s your favorite old Christmas card?

25 Days of Christmas #16: Hardest Person to Buy For

25 Days of Christmas #16: Hardest Person to Buy For

My oldest son is probably the hardest person for me to buy for. On one hand, he loves video games and I could just find out what he has and stock him up with that. But I wanted to do something more than just video games for him this year. So after a long chat […]

25 Days of Christmas #15: Best Gift Given

25 Days of Christmas #15: Best Gift Given

A few years ago, I tried to go all out for Christmas. I spent weeks planning and pulling together everything I needed. My goal was to make baskets for my mother, grandmother and all of my aunts. I got everyone all of this smell good stuff, waited in line for five hours to get autographed […]