The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
Most families have something that they just have to do every Christmas...like with my family: Since I was 2 years old, we've gone to the Morehouse-Spelman Glee Club Annual Christmas Carol Concert. They've been putting the concert on since before Martin Luther King Jr. graduated from there! I love it so much that I've actually made it apart of our wedding festivities (the concert runs from December 5-7 this year). I missed it during college only a couple of times, but I always tried to make sure I'd make it back home for it!
Is there a Christmas pageant, concert, event, etc that you go to every year?
"I love smiling...smiling's my favorite!"
Yeah...I wrote about it here before...my city does this since 92 or 93...I´m not sure....there are two churches close to each other...on each towers, there are trumpet players and musicians with instruments like this and they play Christmas Carols...between the Churches a huuuge crowd of people gathers to listen to the songs....the last song is always
"Oh Du Fröhliche"...and everybody sings along.
People are also selling Glühwein and Hot Orange Juice and Bratwursts and Brezels to keep warm and cozy.
You might want to check the 2008 Holiday Radio Schedule thread in the music forum too. Many of the choral concerts are recorded and aired on public radio. I'm pretty sure the Morehouse-Spelman Glee Club special is.
Every year my sister's family & my husband and I go to the annual Holiday Festival in the town we grew up in (our parents still live there). It used to be a simple daytime parade with Santa at the end when we were kids, but now it's all day festival downtown with carriage rides, a petting zoo & sidewalk sales. All the local businesses pass out hot cocoa too. Around 7, the parade starts and all the floats and cars are decorated with lights--it's really cool! Afterwards, everyone meets down at the city hall for the tree lighting ceremony and visits with Santa. Oh--and they always have a giant Christmas mailbox set out for letters to santa that is up from Thanksgiving-Christmas Eve. It's a very cool, traditional small-town Christmas kind of thing--I love it!
My husband and I started something new last year. We went to see our local Orchestra play their holiday set. It was breathtaking and completely heightened my christmas spirit. We hope to make it a tradition with our children.
When I was a child, my parents took my sisters, brother and I to a place called Koziar's Christmas Village out in Pennsylvania. After about 9 years passing since we've all gone together, I went with my husband and brother and wondered why we stopped going. I also plan on adding this to my christmas traditions. For those of you not familiar with Koziar's Christmas Village, check out their site: