Sunday, December 19, 2010

christmas list

1. I've noticed that, for some reason, Christmas Spirit seems to be lacking this year. I don't know why. But I try to share mine, usually in the form of baked goods.

2. I don't have children, but I'm around them quite a lot. And they've got the Spirit. And they aren't afraid to flaunt it. And they made me smile.

2. When The Polar Express was new and in the theater, I took my cousin's daughter to see it. When it got to the end, where Santa takes off, and the elves start their elf party, and the party entertainment in Steven Tyler, I literally sat up bolt straight and pointed at the screen, because ohmygosh it's Steven! And there was no one there who understood my happiness. But as the credits were rolling and the lady sitting behind me and I were bundling up our respective small children, she looked at me and said "That was Steven Tyler, right?!?" And I said "YES! Ohmygosh it WAS!" And we both giggled and went on with our day.

3. If you look at the printed lyrics of the song Steven Tyler sings in The Polar Express, the lyrics read "blow your horn and swing that girl." But if you listen to the song on The Polar Express soundtrack, I reeeeeallly don't think that's what he actually says. I do believe he says "blow" and that he says "swing that girl." But, um, the rest? I don't think he mentions a horn.

4. Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid stands as one of the great cultural moments of my life. I mean, Bono, Sting, and Simon LeBon all on one microphone at one time? I wanted to be that microphone at one point in my life. In addition, my cousin and I used to sing "feed the squirrels" instead of "feed the world."

5. This was my boss on the last day of school before Christmas break. Yep. Dressed as Buddy the Elf and skateboarding through the hallways.

6. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) as sung by U2 makes me instantly happy. When I actually get to see the video, I might squeal just a little. Especially that little look that Edge gives to Bono. Yeah. You might not have any clue what I mean. Just trust me. It's adorable.

7. I Believe in Father Christmas, as sung by U2, is Hubby's favorite Christmas song.

8. Hubby and I have a week of "holiday meals" planned. So I bought Santa napkins, just to make things a bit more festive.

9. I sent out more Christmas cards this year than ever before. I think I am one of four people who sent out Christmas cards this year. But I love Christmas cards. I see it as a nice way to say hello and send love and peace and happiness to people that you don't often get to see or talk to; just a way to let them know you think of them and wish them good things.

10. I think I might have a problem. The Lindt dark chocolate peppermint truffles would be in this photo also, except that I ate them all already. But don't worry. We bought more last night. Seriously. I think I might have a problem.


Bacardi Mama said...

I've been trying to find my Christmas spirit today. I even put the leg lamp in the front window. I was out front taking pictures later and a man almost ran off the road and rolled down his window to belly laugh and say it was freakin awesome. That helped a lot. I'm sending out New Year's cards because I can't get my whole family together in one place at one time to take the picture. I'm holding out great hope for the 25th and 26th!

Lyndsay said...

A couple of weeks ago I was off to a good start. Then Hubby's brother decided that he was coming home for Christmas and hey - since I'm here I'll help you install those hardwood floors you wanted. So now my house is turned upside down. My lovely decorated family room is filled floor to ceiling with 45 boxes of hardwood, our kitchen table and our kitchen island. I wouldn't let anything go into the living room where our tree is so at least I can go in there and look at the pretty lights and forget that the rest of my house is total chaos.
Yesterday I found Munchie's bin of Christmas books and realized that we hadn't read ANY yet... so I need to get going on that. Most of her evening activities are done now until January so hopefully we'll have some quieter evenings for listening to Christmas music, reading Christmas books and nibbling on Christmas cookies.
(This is a long comment... don't be surprised if I cut and paste and make it into a blog post!)
Hope you're enjoying your break!

InTheFastLane said...

LOVE the pictures. I am working on my Christmas spirit. I think I am getting there. Being away from work is helping.