Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Favorite Christmas Things

Yesterday I happened to catch Oprah's Favorite Things show.  I love watching her favorite things show; I get goosebumps every time she shows a new favorite and the audience screams/cries.  How awesome would it be to be in that audience?!?  She's doing another one on Monday if you're interested.

Anyway, I started going through my Google Reader while I was watching the show and saw that Melissa at 320 Sycamore was hosting a My Favorite things party.  I always enjoy seeing other's favorite things.  I thought I'd join in today too and show you my favorite Christmas things.

1.  Black Friday
I LOVE shopping on Black Friday.  My mom and I shop together so standing in line to pay isn't so bad since we have each other to talk to.  We go a few hours after the stores open so we can still get the "doorbusters" but don't have to wait in line to get into the stores (and most of the crazies are out of the store by then).

2. Shopping for and wrapping presents
I have the best time shopping for Christmas presents.  Sometimes it's a little frustrating when I have no ideas for a particular person but I still love it.  I also really enjoy wrapping presents.

3. Peppermint Hot Chocolate from Starbucks
I suppose this is more of a winter treat but I only drink it in December so for me it's a Christmas treat.

4. Driving around looking at Christmas lights
Definitely one of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season.  I'm not so much of a fan of seeing the blow up baby Jesus in a manger next to a Tigger on someone's lawn.  But, bad decor is still good because decorated houses just make me happy.

5. Watching Christmas movies
A few of my favorites include It's a Wonderful Life (can you believe I saw this for the 1st time only two years ago?), Christmas with the Kranks, The Santa Clause movies, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

A few of my other Christmas favorites include baking Christmas cookies, listening to Christmas music, and putting out the Christmas decorations.

Thanks for hosting Melissa!

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Kate at Dream To Life said...

I absolutely LOVE driving around on cold winter nights to find the best Christmas lights! One year, when I was back home in Denver, we stumbled across the Today Show's "best lit house" - it was one neighborhood over from us! It was AMAZING! Happy Holidays!

Nicolle said...

Haha, you should have seen me and my sister watching Oprah yesterday. I was happy that they got all of that stuff, but we were SO JEALOUS! I have not had that hot chocolate, I will get some next time I am out. We love looking at all of the lights. I think Boyd will really love it this year. I really hope we get some snow!

Do you get Better Homes and Gardens? The December issue had these mint chocolate chip cookies that are so pretty. Those are going to be my new gift this year for everyone!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Ok... I pretty much share ALL of these as my Christmas favorites! All except the Black Friday shopping. :)

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

I share all of these favorites, ESPECIALLY the last :) You have to have a buddy to Black Friday with! Lol at most of the crazies are out of the store by then :)

Stuff by Ash said...

Such a fun list. Makes me soo excited for Christmas!! You are a brave brave soul to like Black Friday!

Debra said...

Great list. I love the Christmas lights too. I have to say I am not a fan of Black Friday shopping. You are a brave one. :)

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

My birthday is on December 7th, and I always like to go for a drive and see all the lights at night. Great list! :)

Leasa said...

I love all of these things too with the exception of Black Friday shopping.

Frizzy and Bird said...

I love those things too! That and watching the joy on Yaya's face throughout the season. There's something magical about watching Christmas through a child's eyes.