I was tagged by my good bloggish and bookish friend Michelle, better known as "the red headed book child" who keeps a blog by the same name. (Hi Michelle! ~waves~) It's really a great blog showcasing her love of life, musical theater and books all in one easy to read place. If you haven't stopped over there, might I suggest that you do? (Yes, I might...in fact I just did.) Oh and she's also hosting her very first reading challenge, the "2011 A-Z Mystery Author Challenge", that kicks off 01/01/2011 so if you're in the mood for a few good mysteries, check it out...I believe sign up is still open. (*crosses fingers*) Anywho back to my tag...
To some degree, yes...it really depends on the "theme" that year though.
For example, this year we have the house trimmed in white lights (roof, windows, door, garage), 6 white trees on the lawn, 2 moving reindeer (in, you guessed it, white lights), and the driveway lined in little Christmas trees and snow flakes (that yet again light up with white lights). ^_^
When I was younger, waking Mom up at the crack of dawn.
Nowadays? Sleeping in a bit...then presents! ^_^
Each year I try to read one version or another of that classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Other than that, I usually squeeze in a few holiday themed titles and whatever else catches my eye. A new favorite this year was The Christmas Chronicles by Tim Slover.
Depends on the moment you ask me!
Right now, since I heard it in the car earlier....The Christmas Can-Can sung by Straight No Chaser.
Hot chocolate with mini-marshmallows.
A bit untraditionally this year, but done.
Day after Thanksgiving shopping is a must!
The "Feast of the Seven Fishes" on Christmas Eve.
Driving through town just to look at all the Christmas lights.
Mom's Christmas cookies!
The overall feeling of happiness and joy that seems to permeate the air. It's too bad the feeling can't last all year.
Danielle at There's A Book
Petty Witter at Pen and Paper
Bri at Bri Meets Books