Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Is The Time

I was trying to remember if there was that one Christmas that stood out from the rest, but I can't seem to recall one. Sure there were Christmases that I got everything I wanted and ones that I didn't. I never did get that Care Bear I wanted all those years ago. At least not until I was married and Erin got me one. I guess it's always good not to get everything you wanted. I know Cassidy isn't getting everything she wants.



One thing I really want this year is for everyone to have a blessed holiday season. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Christmas my holiday wish for you is to enjoy it and your family. This will be the first Christmas without my gram and I know I will miss her deeply but I also know that I need to enjoy it and celebrate the birth of Christ. It's what she would've wanted.



When I was younger, up until a year or so ago we would always go to my gram's house on Christmas Eve. We would have oyster stew (except I didn't eat it), open our presents and then go to church. When I was in middle/high school and college, church was always at 11:00. I loved coming out of church the wee hours of Christmas day and seeing the snow fall. That one part of the tradition changed once I had Cassidy. But it will resume again someday when she's older. I just hope she loves it as much as I had.



One of my favorite silly traditions is that I LOVE watching A Christmas Story over and over again during the 24 hours of A Christmas Story on TBS. "You'll shoot your eye out!"



What are some of you holiday traditions or even favorite holiday memories?

4 comments:

Adam said...

Thanks for the wishes and Merry Christmas to you and yours! I love watching A Christmas Story on Christmas day. I also like watching the WDW Christmas parade. My favorite (almost annual) tradition has to be going to WDW. My family back home always says, "We watched the parade and we didn't see you," and we always have to remind them that it was taped a few weeks before Christmas.

Doc Terminus said...

Thank you Lori.. Very touching...

I was always Ralphie's younger brother Randy... Hiding under the sink because my brother was going to get into trouble...

A great Christmas Present is having you blogging...

To you and yours.. the merriest Christmas...

April Baker said...

I've never seen A Christmas Story.

A family tradition here is sitting down to watch White Christmas. And we do a big meal on Christmas Eve and open all our presents then. And I Christmas Day we do nothing but sleep, watch movies, and eat leftovers.

Colin - thedisneyworldblog said...

We always watch Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve. It is a great way for us to have a few laughs and enjoy each others company.

Christmas Day we always watch the WDW Christmas parade.