What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?
Since it’s November, I’ve started watching The Countdown To Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel. I really enjoy watching those cheesy, sweet romance tales. Since we’re coming near the Christmas season, I thought it’d be fun to blog about the holiday.
When I was growing up, we didn’t celebrate Christmas in my house. So, as an adult, I’ve started doing things every holiday to celebrate the season. My favorite holiday tradition is cookie baking. I love making different kinds of cookies. I also enjoy eating those cookies, too! There’s just nothing better than eating a hot fresh cookie, right out of the oven, with a cold glass of milk! Yummy!
My son will occasionally wander into the kitchen when I’m baking our annual Christmas treats. He’ll ask me questions about the recipes that I use, and I’ll dole out advice to him. I let him know that eggs and butter should be at room temperature before you start. I might manage to hold his interest for a few minutes before he heads back into the living room to play his video games.
My husband will put in his special request for cookies. His favorite is chocolate chip. Sometimes, while I’m eating the cookies, if it’s night time, I open the blinds in the kitchen so that I can admire the house across the street. The home is decorated with Christmas lights and there’s a huge mechanical reindeer in their yard. The fake deer bobs his head up and down, “eating” grass. The entire house looks so pretty, and looking at it while eating a Christmas cookie makes the experience extra special. Sometimes I’ll even play some Christmas music while I’m baking. My favorite Christmas tunes are the old-time tunes sung by the Jackson Five, The Temptations, and other classic Mo-town groups.
So, what’s your favorite Christmas tradition?
Since I’m talking about Christmas cookies, I wanted to share one of my Christmas titles with you. I’m giving away two copies of Loving Luke. Loving Luke is a story about reunited high school sweethearts. Oh, and the story also features a cookie bakery, too!
Here’s the blurb:
When Kim Taylor returns to Bethlehem to run her family’s cookie shop, her life is in shambles. She doesn’t get along with her dad, and she secretly longs to fix their broken relationship.
She’s stunned when Luke Barnes, her former high school boyfriend, strolls into her cookie shop. Recently widowed, Luke has returned to Bethlehem to raise his daughter, Lisa, in a wholesome environment.
Seeing Kim reawakens Luke’s memories from long ago. Their high-school romance is a painful reminder of the man he used to be. However, falling for Kim is not on his agenda right now. Luke is struggling with a problem, and it looks like Kim is the only person that can help him solve his dilemma.
Luke has already hurt her once, so, can she find the courage to trust him again?
I hope you’ll enjoy this wonderful winter tale!