Christmas DecorationsChristmas is a hands-on art. From the lights we put on the house to the decorations we put on the tree to the great foods we eat in the process, Christmas is a time of doing -- and this is the place we gather to talk, plan and share.
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.
Really? Imagine having a Christmas room, decorated to whatever level allows you to disappear for awhile. That would be sweet, but I'm pretty sure the apartment office won't allow it. They were really, really upset when I expanded the master bedroom into the neighbor's place. All I needed was a few more square feet...
I buy Christmas items all year long, however, I have a new major purchase this year that doesn't involve my outside lights.
When I was at Sears this weekend I saw them setting out the new Department 56 "The Christmas Story" collection.
I bought everything they had in stock, I'm still missing 2 small pieces, the Bumpas's dogs running off with the turkey and the figures of Ralphie and his friends.
Now I have to find a place to display it, my Currier and Ives village, the Bedford Falls village and my other random Dept.56 pieces. I will find a space.
Oh great, now I need to go to Sears!! I haven't seen this but it sounds really cute. Wonder if I can find it online...
I try to pick up stuff all year long too but I also have so much stuff now that if I used it all I could decorate my house and a few of my neighbors. So (hopefully) this weekend I am having a yard sale and getting rid of alot of the stuff I dont use/want anymore. People in my town could really rack up on decorations!! But I also like going thru my stuff around this time of year and seeing what I have. Sometimes I will run into a piece I had forgotten I had or just really like and I (silliness alert) get all excited again, just like when I first bought it. I found a Santa this past weekend I had forgotten about and went ahead and brought it in to the house so I wouldnt forget about it this season.
__________________ Hallelujah! Holy S***! Where's the Tylenol?
"NO, NO, NO ! I mean JINGLE BELLS ! You know... Santa Claus and Ho Ho Ho and Mistletoe and presents to pretty girls..." * Lucy Van Pelt
"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!" * Lucy Van Pelt