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Holiday 09-13-2007 02:24 PM

What December activities do you look forward too?
 
I'm sure if this exact question hasn't already been asked, it's been asked in a hundred other ways... But this was asked today in a Christmas group & it has generated a lot of very cool responses, so....

What December activities do you all look forward too?

Here was my answer:
I look forward to Christmas shopping w/
my friend - we have been shopping together the 1st Friday of December
for 20 years (this is the 20th year) This year we are going on Nov.
30th, but...close enough to December! ;-) We have a ball - & I am not a
shopper! We start at 8 AM & we usually don't get home until 1:30 AM!!

I look forward to our lake neighbors Christmas party. We only see our
lake neighbors in the summer, but they have included us in their annual
Christmas party, which is the 1st Friday in December. We make the trip
to their place & we get to see everybody again. It's a great time.

I also look forward to candy making day. My 3 sisters, my Mom, my
sister in law & I get together at my Moms the 1st Tuesday in December &
make candy. We all make a different candy (or a couple different kinds)
& then we divide it all up & take it home to give away to neighbors,
friends, etc. (and to eat of course) WOW! Does my Mom & Dads house
smell good!!!

The Christmas movies/specials on tv! I love turning on the tv & there
is almost always a Christmas show playing 24/7 on some channel!! And
listening to Christmas music! I love it! Actually, I start listening to that in
about October! But I love Christmas music playing on the radio!

I look forward to going to the "Enchanted Village." Our local hardware
store turns their garden center into a Christmas Wonderland! I can't
wait!

Burning Christmas candles!! All the scents & smells of Chrismtas. And
drinking holiday flavored coffee's! Mmmmmmmm

Going Christmas caroling! Fa la la la la, la la la la!!!

I would say putting up my tree, but I put that up the day after
Thanksgiving. But I look forward to sitting in the tv room at night w/
all the lights off except for the tree, Christmas candles burning, &
watching a Christmas movie on tv - or listening to Christmas music.

SNOW!

Driving around town at night looking at all the lights and decorations!

And just the feeling in the air around Christmas - "peace on earth
goodwill toward men"

And my most favorite day/night of the year...Christmas Eve at my
parents!!

See - I could keep going on & on!! Lol!! I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! :-D

ReineV 09-13-2007 03:18 PM

Well...since it feels like it's been summer forever here in Atlanta...the December activity I most look forward to is being able to wear a coat! Lol j/k. But seriously...I always take the long way home if I'm out at night in December so that I can see the beautiful Christmas decorations, that's what I really enjoy.

Head Elf 09-13-2007 04:55 PM

I love to see the Christmas lights in our little town. Almost all of the houses are decorated.

Putting up my tree.

Listening to Christmas music.

The baking.

shopping (my husband hates it)

Sending out my cards and receiving cards

Remembering the Christmas' past

I agree I could go on forever.......

dvdelf 09-13-2007 05:48 PM

oooh baked goods

haagarr 09-13-2007 06:29 PM

Wife: I love putting up all the Christmas decorations up all around the house.
Husband: I love rearranging the wife's placement of the Christmas decorations.

holidaytwinkle5289 09-13-2007 07:47 PM

Wow!
Most of the things you said...
For me
it's these things:

SNOW! (most definitely, although we haven't had none in like 5 years!)

Riding around looking at Christmas lights at nighttime!

Christmas cooking: Cookies, Pies, Pastries!

SHOPPING! - For me, my holiday shopping starts on BLACK FRIDAY and last all the way to CHRISTMAS EVE!!! I LOVE SHOPPING IN THE MALLS WITH ALL THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC PLAYING AND THE HOLIDAY DECORATIONS! IT GETS ME SOOO EXCITED!


Christmas specials on T.V and watching my favorite christmas cartoons!!!!


I ALSO LOVE LISTENING TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC IN FRONT OF THE CHRISTMAS TRUE WITH NO LIGHTS ON!


I LOVE LISTENING TO THE RADIO FOR CHRISTMAS MUSIC, I JUST LOVE WHEN THEY PLAY IT 24/7!


I'M A CHRISTMAS FREAK!!!! LOL!:tree::))

Rennabelle 09-13-2007 09:57 PM

Lets see, first is Christmas day and next is Christmas eve.

Other than those two, I would have to say our truck light show parade.
Our area goes all out with free chili, hot dogs, hot cocoa. The fire department does fire truck rides, santa, gifts and goodies for the kids. Semi and small trucks from all over decorate their rigs and take part in the truck light show.

That day I cook most of the day and watch as the fire trucks go by. I have 2 sons on the fire department and having lived here in same house for over 36 yrs we are known by lots of kids. The trucks go by and blare their sirens for me to wave. I usually make a huge pot of chicken and homemade egg noodle soup. I also make a big pan of biscuits and a few desserts. We have a group of people over starting about 3 in the afternoon, usually anywhere between 20 - 40 people, they bring the salads, side dishes and snacks.
We sit around chatting, playing games and putting finishing touches on any decorating that I haven't finished. We eat at about 5 pm then clean up and get ready for the truck light show as the parade goes right by my house. Outside I have a portable fireplace and we make a fire in it out by the patio for those that want to watch the parade from outside. We also have a marshmallow roast and the kids make smores. By then its time for the trucks to go by, they are usually all so beautiful. You wouldn't believe how many lights they can get onto those trucks. We have a few older people that like to stay in the house to watch the show as it usually is pretty cold outside and the younger ones go outside. The road is usually lined with people and cars but we put up barriers along our fenceline so that no one parks and blocks the view for us. We even have a lot of people come into the yard to get warm and we give them not cocoa and hot spiced cider. If we have smore makings left we let them make some. All in all it makes for one big party and a heck of a good night.

Chillywilly 09-14-2007 06:32 AM

Well for me it would be seeing all of the beautiful Christmas decorations and lights. Listening to Christmas music everyday all day. Lighting my fireplace where the stockings are hung. Our Christmas parties that we attend. It is also the month that I take a extended vacation. And many many others. :tree:

snowangel77 09-14-2007 07:14 AM

Picking out my tree and decorating the house for christmas - lights, candles, etc.
Christmas shopping (of course!)
Christmas baking ... and decorating my christmas cake (which I make back at the start of October).
Curling up with hot chocolate to watch christmas movies and specials on TV
Going to the local christmas carol concert
Seeing family and friends (everyone seems to make an extra effort around christmas time)
Sending and recieving Christmas cards.

I'm sure there are others too!

ChristmasFan08 09-15-2007 02:49 PM

i really like getting the tree out and decorating it then decorating the house

then in the nighttime i like seeing all the houses all decorated

then normally i listen to christmas music on the tv

and watch christmas shows

thats why we call it merry christmas

it is the season to be merrycheesycheesy


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