Thirteen Things about
why I love Christmas
This is Thursday Thirteen #28
1…. I love how everyone decorates their homes. The lights, the decorations. I wish peoples homes were light up like that year round.
2…. Eggnog! This is the only time of year that I drink eggnog – with rum of course. Which reminds me, I’ve got to buy some eggnog because I haven’t even had my first one yet.
3…. I enjoy reading all the cards that we get at Christmas, but I must admit that I’m terrible about sending them out.
4…. I enjoy getting together with my family. I have one brother and one sister that live in the city or just outside it, but we don’t see each other often. Christmas is a good excuse for all of us to get together.
5…. It’s always a crazy time going to the in-laws. One reason why it’s crazy is that they never know when they are going to hold the dinner. It’s not always Christmas day. Often its a week later. So we have an extended Christmas period with my husbands family.
6…. Pumpkin Pie! I’ve mentioned my love of pumpkin pie before. If I’m going to eat pie pumpkin is my choice! My sister makes a very light pumpkin cheesecake that is to die for. I wonder if I could get her to make it this year?
7…. Snow! We don’t seem to get much snow here in December, or much during the other cool months lately either. Somehow though, it always seems to snow on Christmas eve or Christmas day. It’s almost magical watching the light flakes drift down.
8…. We didn’t decorate this year. I know what a shame eh? We didn’t do it because I just don’t feel well, and also our house continues to be under renovation. I can’t wait until the living room is finished so that when I do decorate it will just look perfect.
9…. I do however enjoy decorating. We put up lights on the outside of the house, and cedar boughs? along the front over the bare window flower boxes.
10…. Then I decorate the enclosed front porch with cedar boughs and I hang little ornaments in them. We also string some lights up inside the porch. I like using just white or just blue lights. I don’t like the multicolored lights.
11…. When I do decorate the inside of our house we have a nice tree- fake because of allergies – that I decorate with lights, beads, ribbons and home made silk ribbon flowers, and ornaments that have been handed down through my family from grandparents to parents to me.
12…. Oh other than TURKEY I really enjoy the rum pudding too! I don’t know if you know what that is. My mom used to make a soft fruit type of cake. She’d steam it just before serving it so it would be soft and moist and then we’d put a nice rum sauce on it. I haven’t had that for years. I’m going to dig out the recipe and perhaps make it this year. It’s very nice.
13…. Notice that I haven’t mentioned presents? I really don’t care about presents at all. I just enjoy the spirit of the season, giving gifts, seeing children smile and enjoy their gifts, and being with the people I love.
Happy Holidays – Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Years!
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