Monday, December 19, 2011

Countdown to Christmas! 6 days...

Last time I was home for Christmas, Santa was feeling very generous.

Setting the table for our Christmas dinner at home in South Africa. The food choices are a little different when you celebrate Christmas in summer.
10 Things I love about Christmas:
  1. The general merriness of the masses – Not only children, but even adults just seem a lot happier around Christmas time, don’t you think?
  2. Decorations and bling – Even though I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that some stores and malls start putting up their Christmas decorations in October, I do love all the lights and shiny bling bling hanging from every surface possible.
  3. Christmas songs – I’ll admit, some Christmas songs are really corny, but I can’t help but belt out, or hum along to if I don’t know the words, these songs at random when the Christmas spirit overtakes me.
  4. Traditions – I love how each family has their special Christmas traditions.
  5. The food – When I think about Christmas at home with my family, I immediately think of all the delicious food my mom will prepare. There will usually be so much food that we can feed the entire neighborhood for a week.
  6. Christmas movies – Home Alone 1 and 2 are my favorite movies around Christmas time, I think it’s just the best Christmas movies ever.
  7. Drinking during the day – You can have a drink (or two) before noon, and no one will judge you.
  8. Giving presents – I enjoy planning on what to get everyone and to go search for the perfect gifts.
  9. Receiving presents – Nothing like ripping into a beautifully wrapped gift and finding something that you really really wanted.
  10. Togetherness – It’s hard to not be able to be with my family for Christmas this year, but I’m blessed to be able to spend it with The Boyfriend and our “Taiwan family”.
What do you love most about Christmas?

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