Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
brown paper packages tied up with strings,
these are a few of my favorite things.
Yeah, not really. Ok, not even close. Seriously, whiskers on kittens? As my daughter would say, Who cares about that? I’m sure this makes me a bad person, but I’ve never even seen that movie in it’s entirety. (Gasp!)
I am going to tell you about a few of my favorite Christmas things though. Let’s start with my favorite Christmas movie, I think it’s safe to say this is my husbands fave too.
Last night as I was wrapping presents
and trying to talk my kids out of giving their daycare teachers the peppermint bark so we could eat it Shawn announces “Hey, we haven’t watched Christmas Vacation yet, let’s watch it!” I’m trying to remember if it was at the point where Clark envisions the model stripping in the pool or at the end when Clark goes off about his boss ending it with “Hallelujah Holy Shit!”, where we decided this probably wasn’t a children’s movie. Yes, we let our kids watch it, real classy, huh?
Next, my favorite hand made Christmas gift this year is the ornaments I made for my girl’s classmates:
Aren’t they adorable? So easy too! So far, I’ve made 32 of these bad boys, and I might make a few more if I have time
in between eating Oreo truffles and drinking Margaritas.
Speaking of Margaritas, or wait, we weren’t talking about Margaritas, were we? Anyway, my favorite holiday drink is Orange-Vodka Slush, which is an old recipe of my Grandma’s.
I’m not sure why we only drink it at Christmas though, I might have to check into that. Drinking it only at Christmas might be some sort of alcohol discrimination, and I would hate to discriminate against alcohol.
My favorite “warm” Holiday is beverage is hands down the Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks:
And, is it just me, or do all their drinks taste better in that red Christmas cup? For real.
I would love to tell you about my favorite gift that I’ve bought my husband, but I’ll have to keep that a secret for now since he reads this blog. So, how about my favorite gift that I’ve bought myself?
Talk about Halleluiah Holy Shit! This dress is dead sexy! I spent 2 hours at the mall one afternoon looking for a dress, and when I saw this, I knew it was the one! I bought it to wear to church on Christmas Eve, but it’s not too dressy, so I’ll be able to wear it all winter long.
Moving on to my favorite Holiday treat, Oreo Truffles, or Oreo Balls as some people call them. Honestly, I just wanted to say balls.
I’m not going to say Halleluiah Holy Shit again, even though that’s how delicious these things are. I’m going to make some with white chocolate coating, and some with dark chocolate. Well, that’s if the Oreos even last long enough for me to make them.
Last, but not least (and probably not truly the last of my favorite Christmas things) is my favorite song this year. I heard this song on XM Holly, and I’m not sure if it’s actually even a “Christmas” song, but it’s absolutely beautiful!
So, what are your Christmas favorites? Please tell, I would hate to be missing out on something!