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Hello to everyone! I'm so excited to be here!

Hello!!

I cannot believe how long this site and forum have been on the net and it never occurred to me to search for a group to see if there were others out there who were in-love with Christmas.

I have been a self-professed Christmas junkie since I was a child. I passed this odd quirk onto my now 16 year old son who keeps a mini-tree and a reindeer decoration up in his room year round on purpose, not out of laziness LOL.

For as long as I can remember Christmas has meant - well everything to me and the time of year when I feel the most alive. I keep Christmas shows which aired the season before on the DVR year round to play any time. I have stacks of DVDs and old VCR tapes of my favorites and could easily be one of those people who would own a Christmas-Year-Round store.

I love to make decorations and ornaments from glass etching, bead work, lace tatting, ceramics and painting, as well as festooning the inside and outside of the house and yard with lights and garlands. My favorite thing to do is bake. I could bake Christmas cookies, specialty cakes and do sugar work, modeling chocolate, fondant, pastillage and buttercream decorations from sun up till sundown with Christmas-themes. My father's nickname for me has always been, "Christmas-Cookie."

I was raised Catholic in an Italian-Irish household so all of the traditions of those cultures and practices became a part of the things I cherish in the celebrations. I was fortunate that my parents always made the season so precious for our family and that love and joy has continued on in me to this day.

I have a few friends who enjoy the holiday a great deal, but I always feel like the odd duck who needs to hide her mp3 folder containing all the Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Dean Martin and Boston Pops collections. Or the fact that I have Rankin & Bass' Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer on my phone in the video folder as well as It's A Wonderful Life.

I feel very blessed that while my husband wasn't raised in a house like mine, but more the; Christmas was Christmas Day, period and just stressful for the primary shopper/cook. It was pretty much just any other day to them. He actually enjoys my lunacy and thinks my fixation and giddiness over all things Christmas is a charming personality quirk. He just smiles, laughs and shakes his head - much like if you watch a kitten tackle a feather.

LOL Now laughing at myself, because I just realized that as I'm typing this I'm drinking, "Santa's White Christmas," coffee from a green mug that has "Jingle Bells," written all over it in with images of jingle bells with ribbons on them. It's everywhere all the time in everything I do - year round. Drives my sister-in-law insane because one of my ringtones is the Hershey's Kiss commercial of the kisses ringing out "We Wish You A Merry Christmas," even with the little "Phew," at the end. A text tone is the sound the Christmas needles make as they fall off the tree in the Charlie Brown Christmas special. I even have The Grinch song broken up in parts to use as ringtones. They make me happy. Everyone looks at me like I'm barking-mad, because it'll be June and I'm in a store with my phone sounding out Christmas tones, but I just can't help it. I hear those things and I'm overwhelmed by joy, peace, love, excitement and nostalgia for all things good life.

I appreciate those who started this site and board so that people like me have a place to go and chat where someone else gets it.

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Hello Graywolf 70! Welcome to MMC!! =]

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For as long as I can remember Christmas has meant - well everything to me and the time of year when I feel the most alive
I agree!! ♥
And I love your father's nickname on you! =]

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