#AMonthofFaves: I Love…December

a-month-of-faves.jpgI’m joining hosts Girlxoxo, Traveling with T, and Estella’s Revenge for their 4th annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – “a fun way to recap the year that was” – during the month of December. Today’s topic is “I Love … December.”

My wife and I don’t do much decorations because of…well…a small house and cats, really, one cat, Seamus, who is about 11 years old.  However, we still love decorations, especially at my parents, where we just happened to go yesterday to get together with them, my aunt, my sister and her family, because my wife works Christmas Day.

Family Christmas today.

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Besides getting together with family, we do have a few Christmas traditions that include, but aren’t limited to the following:

  • drinking egg nog, mixed only with Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum, Private Edition.
  • watching Christmas movies, especially Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and the only version of A Christmas Carol (in my wife’s opinion, and now in my opinion too), the 1951 version which was called Scrooge when it was released in Great Britain and which starred Alastair Sim.
  • listening to “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” as read by its author Dylan Thomas.

What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?

9 thoughts on “#AMonthofFaves: I Love…December

  1. I love the photos, looks like a good time was had by all. We have been wanting to get the Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim as we have heard it’s the bets version. But our library doesn’t have it. I need to buy it.
    This is the first year we haven’t decorated or set up a tree. It’s kinda weird but we will do it next year.

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  2. I never feel like we have established traditions with the kids, and then they prove me wrong. They love the felt Advent calendar we have. They used to fight about putting up the numbers every year. Holly loved that she was the only one to put up the first 14 numbers. We also have a pickle ornament from Germany that is supposed to be the last ornament hung. German tradition says that the person who finds the pickle in the tree gets a special present. I have never had a special present for the kids, but they do race to find it every year. There are a few other things that we do which I never consider special but have obviously made an impression on the kids. And that makes me happy.

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  3. You always do such a nice job of summing up a holiday, party, weekend or vacation. After reading your posts I truly have a feel for how the month went. I love that about your blog.

    Our December has been up and down but right now we are doing pretty well. I’m already on day #6 of vacation and it’s flying by too fast. I’ve spent a good chunk cleaning and organizing but I did finish two books and now I am working on my last book of the year (probably) The Master & Margarita. I’ve had some eggnog, gluten free cookies, and have been to a few Christmas parties. I’ve watched Charlie Brown, Frosty, Grinch, Santa Claus is Coming to Town. I still have to watch Rudolph, Christmas Vacation and A Family Stone, for sure. Oh, and The Man Who Came to Dinner, a new classic I discovered last year.

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