Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Hoopla Tag

I was tagged by Linda @ Somewhere in Time to List 12 things about me that are Christmas related...........
1. I love collect vintage Christmas ornaments and decorations, they remind me of both of grandmothers and what they had on their trees
2. I look for vintage Christmas wrap, ribbon and cards at sales, I love all old Christmas paper stuff.
3. I like for Christmas day to be cloudy and dark, not sunny, the Christmas lights look prettier that way:-)
4. One of my favorite movies to watch at Christmas is We're No Angels, It is an old movie but I didn't know about it until a few years ago.
5. I buy a special ornament each year that symbolizes something of the year, this year a friend gave me a vintage glass ornament with cherries because of my camper.
6. I love to drive through the local Christmas light display at night when it is snowing. There is a wonderful huge display on a farm and they play Christmas music. I roll down the windows and turn the heat up!
7. This will be the 1st year I wake up to Christmas morning alone and I have an hour and half drive to my parents. (my son moved out recently, he is a big boy now....sad) So I am going to leave Christmas music playing and lights on so when I get up it doesn't feel lonely.
8. Christmas Eve is a special night for my attached man & me, It is our private cozy Christmas exchange of presents.
9.When my son was 1 I started an advent calendar with him and did one until last year, he is 22 now. I think he humored me the past couple of years:-)
10. I am wanting to start a new tradition by making Kahlua cheesecake, I hope it turns out!
11. I know an older lady that is going to be alone for Christmas and she made the comment that Santa was going to fly right over her house this year. So Christmas morning before I go out of town I am going to leave a surprise package for her and mark it "From Santa"
12. I think Christmas is a magical time of year and it is sad when I meet someone that doesn't like it.

I did it!! Took some thinking on my part but now I am going to tag Amanda @ Cottage Contessa


Michelle said...

I love your 12 things~I understand about you being sad with your son moved out.. our daughter moved to Germany :( That is sweet that you will leave the gift for your friend from Santa :) I believe!!

Have a Merry Christmas (and I love your decorations from previous posts!)


Cottage Contessa said...

Good morning Michelle! Great answers, I really love that you are going to leave a gift for that lady on Christmas Day! That is a very lovely, and kindhearted thing to do. I can only imagine how sad you must be with your son gone. I know when our daughter flies the coup I will miss her dreadfully! Thank you for the tag, it'll post answers today!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Michelle,
Thanks for stopping by and visiting. I so enjoyed it. You are more than welcome to come back anytime you want. I enjoy meeting new friends and getting aquainted with them. I loved reading your Christmas Hoopla. It is so nice of you to give a gift to that lady on Christmas Day. You are such a sweet lady for that. It has been raining here most of the day. Well, take care my friend and have a great afternoon. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Counting Your Blessings said...

I love all 12 and I'm so happy to know that you're doing the same things that I do. Togetherness... all across the country. Have a sweet Christmas! Blessings.. Polly

FarmHouse Style said...

Wonderful list, Michelle! You are such a sweetheart to think of the little lady on Christmas.
My son is only 5 and I am holding on to each second...I know the time will fly by and he will be moved out as well and I will miss him.

I hope you and attached man enjoy your Christmas Eve present swap.


ShabbyInTheCity said...

That is such a cute thing you are doing for your neighbor! She might be tempted to do the same for someone next year :)
Merry Christmas to you!

Natasha Burns said...

Love to learn about you and your lovely Christmas list. Love number 11, let us know if you hear of her reaction!

Linda said...

Hi Michell, I loved reading your Christmas Hoopla...thanks for playing along. I like Christmas to be foggy and your little lady friend wiil be so happy that Santa visited. This is a magical time and I am a true believer.

Merry Christmas to you and yours...Linda

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love this tag too- always fun!!! We answered kari & kijsa style!

Have a very Merry Christmas!
kari & kijsa

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

You ARE the essence of christmas. We keep traditions, because they are so comforting to us~ not because our kids still are enchanted with them.
I love that you are going to be a special santa to your neighbor. Bravo!
merry christmas y'all1

Sandy said...

Your number 11 is so wonderful. Merry Christmas.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Is the We're No Angels with Humphrey Bogart from 1955?? It is a great movie but I have a hard time watching Bogie in a comedic role when he's usually so mysterious!!

Merry Merry Christmas!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!!


Sandra Evertson said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Sandra Evertson

Linda said...

Merry Christmas Michelle! Have a most happy day~~~Linda

bj said...

just stopping by to say hello....

Linda said...

Just a quick hello. Looking forward to the New Year..everybody says it... but this year sure did fly by. All the best to you in 2008. Linda

Barbara Jacksier said...

Just a quick note to let you kn ow I've just discovered your blog and really like it. I'll be back often.
Barbara said...

HOw did your frined like her Santa surprise? That is so sweet!

And my sons are good at humoring me too, aren't grown boys the greatest??