Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ABC's of Christmas (part one)

A is for...Angels.
Growing up, we always had an angel on top of our Christmas tree.  My mom used to say that they are in memory of all of the people in heaven that can't make it to celebrate with us anymore, and to remind us that they are still with us.

B is for...Baking cookies.
Christmas cookies are a big deal around here. haha!  My Aunt makes hundreds, if not thousands, every year.  She sells trays of them and every thing.  I love the ladylocks/ladyfingers.  Yummm

C is for...Christmas Carols.
I've never actually seen or heard people going around town singing but we definitely sing and dance to them in my house.  I've always loved Christmas music.

D is for...Decorations.
Go big or go home! haha!  Just kidding!  But I do love seeing everyone's beautiful decorations, lights, wreathes, etc.

E is for...Eggnog.
Apparently eggnog is a big deal at some people's houses.  Honestly, I've never been a huge fan of it....It kind of grosses me out!

F is for...Family.
That's what the holiday is always about!  We used to travel to everyone's houses on Christmas Day but this year we are doing it differently.  We are doing our visiting on Christmas Eve and then Christmas Day is going to be spent at home with our little family.  I can't tell you how excited I am about this.  I want to actually be able to enjoy Christmas as a family rather than rushing around everywhere.

G is for...Gingerbread houses.
No matter how sloppy they are, they are still really fun to make.

H is for...Holiday movies.
If you saw my post yesterday, then you already know that holiday movies are a big deal to me.  I will try to watch as many as possible every single year.

I is for...Icicle Lights
Every year on Christmas Eve we drive around town at night and look at all of the lights (while listening to Christmas music, of course).  I feel kind of Grinch-y this year because we never got around to hanging our lights...boo!

J is for...Jack Frost.
Jack Frost nipping at your nose....  it's even part of a song!  I think it would be hard for me to get in the spirit of Christmas if it wasn't chilly outside.  It's usually REALLY cold at this time of year but this has been a strange weather year for us.

K is for...Keepsake Ornaments.
Since Paige was born I've been wanting to create different ornaments for the tree every year.  I think it will be fun every year to see all of the different ones and take a trip down memory lane.  Who knows, maybe I will even get to pass them down to her one day!

L is for...Laughter.
Christmas has always been one of those days of the year where it's okay to forget about everything going on and just be happy.  That's one of the many great things about this holiday.  I love getting together with family and letting lose, having fun, and just laughing all day.

M is for...Mistletoe.
This is another one of my favorite things.  Maybe it's the romantic in me but I love it!

I will be posting part two tomorrow, so be sure to stop back!!


  1. I love when people do their ABC's of Christmas! It really helps me learn more about them! Your are super cute!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  2. Loveeeeeee these!! And totally agree with you on "E"!!!!!!!

  3. haha thanks Julie!! <3 Hope you have a great Christmas!!

  4. Aww thanks! You are the sweetest! I hope you have a great holiday!

  5. What a fun post!!!! I love mistletoe too!

  6. My husband and I are the super cheesy types that like to enforce it too. One of us will wait under it until the other one notices and comes in for the kiss. lol

  7. I've never even had eggnog... I had a friend in high school who really liked it. but... doesn't it like, have actual egg in it?? LOL no thanks :P


  8. YES, that's why I think it is so gross! I gag even thinking about it! lol! Nope, not doing it!

  9. Your D for decorations is on the money! I swear folks in the neighborhood try to outdo each other LOL! Merry Christmas doll!


  10. hahaha! I know a lot of people that are like that. Around my neighborhood, people are pretty laid back. Thank goodness! lol

  11. Love this idea! I make my students do something similar to this at the beginning of the school year and each letter has to represent something in their life and their dreams for the future. As an English teacher, I hate grading because it takes up SO much time but I always enjoy grading their ABC lists because I get to know them!