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.