Thursday, December 05, 2013

A Few Christmas Favourites


  ...In No Particular Order...

1. Old fashioned striped peppermint candy canes
2. Twilight at three in the afternoon
3.  Frosty patterns on window panes
4. Snow crunching under car tires
5.  Waiting for that 'spirit' of Christmas to arrive

6. Choirs singing old carols
7. Children singing Away in a Manger
8. Snow...snow...snow
9.Packages in the mail
10. Small chocolate surprises

11. Winter days when the sky is bright and sunny
and snowdrifts look blue
12. The smell of coffee brewing
13.  Writing Christmas cards and letters
14. Listening to Handel's Messiah
15. Warm scones and strawberry jam

16. Packages tied up with string
17. Wrapping presents
18. The sound of sleigh bells
19. Red velvet ribbon
20. Glittery balls

21. Red holly berries
22. Hot cider and spiced rum
23. The surprise in presents
24. The holy hush that descends on Christmas Eve
25. Poinsettias

26.  twinkly lights in windows
27. A red bow on the front door
28.  the fresh smell of cedar, spruce and pine
29. Christmas stickers
30.  Fruitcake with lots of cherries and nuts

31.  Ginger spice cookies and shortbread
32.  Be-ribboned packages
33. Shepherds Abiding by Jan Karon
34. Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
35. Putting together seasonal jigsaw puzzles

36.  Sitting by the fireplace
37. Watching the tree lights twinkle in the dark
38. Turkey dinner and all the trimmings
39. Opening Presents with Loved Ones
40.  The Christmas Story as told by Linus in Charlie Brown's Christmas

What would you add to your list?




  1. I would add getting up early before everyone else on Christmas Day and staging the house for when everyone comes down. Turkey in the oven, lights on and a full English breakfast cooking to keep us going. That quietness before everything begins. x

  2. Pleasant was sweetness just to read it.

  3. I agree with Vee. Very nice read! I am glad that I'm not the only one who likes early twilight. Everyone around me mostly does not like it, but I love winter the most out of all the seasons. :) Odd for a gal who is surrounded by summer loving family and friends! :P

  4. I like to get wrapped up in mittens, scarf, warm coat, boots and knit hat. Then head outside for a walk.
    Even better if it's at night with someone you love.

  5. Coming in from the cold to a warm house, hot chocolate, candlelight, slippers and cooking for family and friends.
    Love reading your list.


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