Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is where Christmas really begins. Presented by Real Thanksgiving, this topic explores the activities, the foods, the entertainment and the family time of this classic American holiday.
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.
I always go shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Hubby usually puts up the tree and puts the lights on. We all then decorate it later that night together. This year things will be different because Hubby is going to go shopping with me. He's thrilled. LOL! We will probably put up the tree Thanksgiving night.
I usually go out shopping. Although these last couple of years were just not worth it for me. 1. The crowd and rude people... 2. You get there 1 hr. early and stand outside, you end up being the 500th person and those wonderful TV's, Video games that are dirt cheap you now have learned that store only carried 20 of them and they were long gone before you even got the chance to step inside. So....*L* I now stick home...go thru all my decorations and get ready to decorate. I have so much stuff...I like to do it all early so I make sure everything is working properly and then I get a little over a month to enjoy it all.
I think the best part of thanksgiving is the leftovers. I mean, sure, turkey tastes great sitting around the table with all your friends and family. But it somehow tastes so much better as a midnight snack tucked in a left over roll with butter.
__________________ "You Know What The World Needs More Of? Hot Pink, Rhinestone Studded, Glow in the dark Santa hats." "No We don't."
I think I look forward to the day after Thanksgiving as much as THE day itself!
I am instantly ready for Christmas! I like to do a little shopping but don't bother with trying to get the REALLY GOOD DEALS because the supply is always much less than the demand. I end up waiting in line, sleep deprived and still go home with only items I have to pay full price for.
This is also the day we go and buy our REAL Christmas tree!
I just can't put up a fake one. I know they dry out faster, I know there are needles everywhere....but I don't care! I have to have a real one. So, off to Lowe's or Home Depot to buy one. No real trees in Orlando to go and cut down! LOL!
We then go home to decorate. My favorite part is pulling out the previous years' ornaments and remembering where they came from, what year the kids made them, etc. We listen to Christmas music and untangle the lights. I like lots of lights!!
We eat leftovers until we burst at the seams...again!
Then after dark, all the lights in house go off and the rest of the evening is spent with just twinkling Christmas lights.
No shopping for me the day after Thanksgiving! Nope! No way!!! Why? Because it's WINE DAY!!!! I get up in the morning & get my Christmas Tree & Hollyberry candles burning, my husband gets the heck out of dodge, a couple of my friends come over to spend the day (& others stop in throughout the day,) we drink wine, eat cheese, everybody brings a snack, we listen to Christmas music all day, I decorate my tree & put up decorations, and later if there's time we watch a Christmas special or 2!! It's been such a fun tradition & such a great day. We look forward to it every year!
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace & goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.