Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hallelujah~! Holy S**t! Where's the Tylenol?

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

To my friends who are inspiring me to get into the Christmas spirit this year, even to Bah Frickin' Humbug~! (You know who you are!)

There are so many things I love about the Christmas season. I love that people are quicker to smile. It is so nice to be able to make someone laugh or smile and it is easier at Christmas.

I love going to Disneyland and waiting for it to get dark, and then the LIGHTS come on all over the park~! It was so magical when I was young and I so want to get that feeling back this year. That wonderful moment when it is dusk and the lights have not come on but the anticipation is so exciting. And the fireworks show and the snow! Man, I cannot wait.

I love shopping for a Christmas tree. My daughter's boyfriend will have to be my "tree twirler" this year. He is somewhat reluctant but I am sure we will persuade him. He does not quite get why we twirl the tree in the first place, but how else will you know if there is an icky spot you will have to hide in the corner? I mean, really. The smell of Christmas trees is probably the best smell on earth (next to orange blossoms, which is like catnip for me).

I love wrapping presents with lots and lots and lots of ribbon~! I used to wrap everything just so I could make the ribbons and bows. I may actually have to buy wrapping paper this year. Wow. I have not done that in a few years.

I love going to my parents' home and seeing how mom still goes all out decorating even after all these years. She is an inspiration. Even my grumpy old dad helps when he can~! Or at least he helps get the boxes out.

Thanks, Karen and Casey, for reminding me to get into the spirit~!


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Casey said...

Who you calling a "Bah Frickin Humbug!" LOL I know it's sick, but I'm kinda excited too! SHHH... don't tell anyone :)

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

I know, I may even send out Christmas cards. I am feeling my head to see if I have a fever. I will never beat Debbie though~!

Anonymous said...

Our Christmas tree is fake, the kind with the lights already on. I like those. The problem I have with Christmas trees is that once the trees has been put up my husband sits on the couch and stays there. Christmas is now in my hands. I have to decorate, shop, wrap, and then clean up. I sound like a scrooge. Sigh. Merry Christmas!

JuJuBeez said...

This is the annoying poster names jujubeez who cannot post worth a damn.

LeAnn said...

I can relate to the question of "What is the meaning of Christmas?" I have found myself at certain times in my life pondering that same question. As children, Christmas is such a wondrous time. And as we transition from kids to parents ourselves, we get to continue to experience a bit of that same wonder through our own children. But eventually, our children grow up and start seperate lives of their own. In addition, other changes can take place in our lives that can cause us to one day find ourselves sitting there asking, "What is Christmas all about now?" Well, if for some reason you find yourself in that place in life now, go to the link pasted at the end of this posting, select "Click here to listen to Little Tommy read the letter", then listen to part 1 and part 2 of Jeff & Jer's Breaking and Entering Christmas, from the Star 94.1 Jeff and Jer show...because it is there that you will find the true meaning of Christmas. Happy holidays, everyone!http://jeffandjer.star941sandiego.com/pages/mainpage.html?feed=274020&article=4722542