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santahat 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!!!
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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.
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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.......
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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.
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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!
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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.

Hehe!
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Hmmm...there are so many but I will start with the one that surprised me.

1. Taking my mother Christmas shopping. Many years ago, when my DH and I started dating, he suggested that we take my mother out Christmas shopping for the day. Now, I admit, I was *not* looking forward to it. My mother is so not a Christmas person. Add to that her psychological and physical limitations and the whole thing sounded like a recipe for disaster to me but I did it, and honestly, I'm glad I did.

Our *shopping day* has evolved into an annual event. A special day for my mom, my Dh and I. We take her out shopping, help her find gifts for everyone and then we all go out to dinner together. It's her *special* day. She gets as excited about that day as I do about Christmas and her excitement carries over into the rest of the season. Suddenly, she's not such a scrooge anymore, she's found joy in the Christmas season.

2. Going to the Nutcracker ballet with my DH. We've done that every year for the past few years.

3. Christmas cooking and baking.

4. Christmas music and movies and tv specials

5. Christmas shopping


....I guess my list could go on and on and on.
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sunshine73, i love how you got your mum in the christmas spirit, that is fantastic!
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Christmas Dishes

I'll like to make some yummy Christmas cakes.
Shopping offcourse
listen nice Christmas music and watching great movies.
and there are lot more things to do.
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