Again today, I’m joining hosts Girlxoxo, Traveling with T and Estella’s Revenge for their annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – “a fun way to recap the year that was” with “every day of the event (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) planned out” and a link-up on all their blogs. Today’s topic is…
How We Holiday
Yep, it’s like that.
Well, minus the chicken and collard greens, rice and stuffing, macaroni and cheese…and no yule log or busting Christmas carols.
So yeah, nothing like that.
We do drink egg nog, not under mistletoe, though.
The prompt for today’s theme was “Rep your home’s holiday look, share pictures of your holiday decorations. Christmas tree, your favorite holiday traditions, holiday festivities, favorite ornaments, places to go, holiday drinks, holiday eats, holiday themed reads.”
Home’s holiday look, pictures of holiday’s decorations
My wife and I don’t do any of those, because of…well…cats. Really, one of our cats, Seamus, and the fact that we live in a small house so not a lot of room anyway. I usually take pictures of my father’s Christmas decorations at his and my mom’s house. He always does an amazing job.
Favorite holiday traditions
We watch a few Christmas movies regularly each year, including National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sim as Scrooge.
Holiday festivities, favorite ornaments, places to go
This is all related to one place: my parents,’ where I get to see my childhood Christmas ornaments that my dad has placed on the tree. Depending on the year and my wife’s schedule (she is a 911 dispatcher and works midnight shifts), we both go over to spend Christmas with my parents, my sister, brother-in-law, nephew, and niece. Or I go by myself. This year, my wife is off for Christmas so we’ll go over to their house (about 60 miles away)on Christmas Day.
So if you celebrate any of the upcoming holidays, how do you holiday?