Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas favorites

The holiday season is officially upon us and I thought it would be fun to start my own Christmas season favorites list and I also hope that some of you will take these questions and answer them yourself. Please let me know if you do, because I would love to hop on over to your blog and read your list!

Traditions
1. Cutting down our Christmas tree at Linvilla Orchards and then warming up by the fire roasting marshmallows and drinking warm apple cider.
2. Decorating the tree and our home while listening to Christmas music favorites.
3. Spending Christmas morning together with my mom and Geof and then heading to my aunt & uncle’s to spend the evening with family.


This is pretty much what it looks like at Linvilla when we head out to cut down our tree!

Songs
1. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
2. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey


My family played this song along with many other classics during the holidays when I was a child. It brings back so many great memories.

Movies
1. A Christmas Story
2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
3. Home Alone


"It's a major award!" ;)

Treats
1. Homemade Christmas cookies, specifically sugar and chocolate chip
2. Chocolate covered pretzels
3. Starbucks Gingerbread Latte


I wish my cookies looked like this!

Decorations
1. Special ornaments (once I dig everything out, I’ll try to post pics)
2. Glittery trees
3. Pretty wreaths


This is a little bit of my decorations from last year, courtesy of Target.

28 comments:

Lexilooo said...

I love that little silver tree in the bottom picture!

Lindsey said...

Love that you cut down your own tree! How fun!

Kim said...

Love your traditions - we've never cut down our own tree, but I've always wanted to! maybe next year...

PinkSass said...

I would love one year to cut down our own tree.

MCW said...

Sugar cookies and chocolate chip are my favorite as well!
My favorite traditions are comfy Christmas Eve dinners are my parents and then opening up family gifts before Santa comes!

Gwen said...

I love A Christmas Story!!! I can't wait to see it this year. My other favorite is Rudolph with the snowman. :) XOXO

The New Black said...

I've always wanted to cut down our own tree, it just hasn't happened yet. I love Christmas movies! Love Actually is a good one.

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Love that silver tree!! :) Chocolate covered pretzels....oh my heavens....my weakness! I can't stop eating them when I start!

Chloe said...

now I'm craving a gingerbread latte!

capperson said...

I posted a list on my page :) I would love my cookies to look like that also!!

Whitney said...

I so might steal this. Those cookies are making me hungry!
Fun traditions y'all have!

Annie said...

ah, i just love christmas!
i finally finished decorating last night and today i was thinking how i want to make cookies!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Love love your lists! And how lucky are you to cut your own tree! I would love to do that, someday! Happy Holidays!! XO

Blair said...

Home Alone is my ALL TIME FAVE holiday movie. My sister and I must have watched it a thousand times growing up. I played it for my stepson last year and he loved it so hopefully he will want to watch it over and over this year like I do.
Mariah Carey All I Want for Christmas puts me in the best mood, I love that song. Always have and always will. I remember when it came out and my sisters and I made up a dance to it and Randy Travis's Jingle Bell Rock, do you remember that song?

Have a great day!!

Miss. Pretty said...

I love everything you mentioned! Especially the cookies and Sbux ahah!

Katie said...

I love A Christmas Story! And I love making home made christmas cookies and decorating them :) Yay for x-mas!!!

Tasha said...

I'm drooling over those cookies! I love your traditions! I ended up watching parts of National Lampoon's Christmas vacation for the past two nights in a row. It's the best Christmas movie ever! :-)

Lindsey said...

What fun traditions! Cookies sound really good right now! Can't wait to see all your decorations!

The Browns said...

I love everything you posted! Now I want to make sugar cookies...mmm. I love Mariah Carey & Celine Dion Christmas CD's! Our tree fell over while I was out of town & its all borked out of shape. I haven't had the energy to fix it yet, ha!

Luna said...

thats a great list. i love all those things too. but home alone is my #1 christmas movie.

Beth Dunn said...

I'm so all about Clark from Christmas vacation! I love your post. xoxo

SC

Christine said...

i love all of your traditions and favorite christmas things! :-)
thanks for the sweet comment!

Kristin said...

All three of those movies are a fixture in our house during the holidays. Along with Love Actually and White Christmas!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I love that you get to go and cut down your own tree! How fun. And the hot cider and roasting marshmallows? I want to come spend the holidays with you! Sounds like so much fun.

I hope that you do post photos of your special ornaments - that is a great idea and I want to do that, too! When I go to people's houses at Christmas, I can spend forever looking at all of the ornaments on their tree.

I also love all of those Christmas movies and I really love Home Alone 2! And, I'm definitely wanting some of those delicious-looking sugar cookies. It's terrible being a dessert-fiend lol.

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog yesterday!

Mrs. Dew said...

Mariah's song IS my favorite! LOVE it!

MG said...

I made my list today!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

This was so cute! i loved hearing about your holiday traditions and faves!

Jill said...

Great blog post! I love your all Christmas favorites!