Okay, I love Christmas time. I love that Christ came as a baby to save us; I love that whether one finds significance in that or not, a feeling of love and kindness pervades our hearts, thoughts, and actions; I love that we are more “other” focused for this glorious bit of time; I love that my kids are willing to play games, sit by the fire, share stories and time with their parents; and I love everything about the Christmas movies, books, and songs that permeate almost every moment between – and, believe me, I swim around in all of this bounty for a good two months.
We have a rule in our family: Christmas music starts November 1st. I’m a little dictatorial about that one. Movies and books arrive November 15th. And decorations come up first thing on the day after Thanksgiving. Wow… When I write it out, it sounds so rigid – and I suppose it is – but when it’s your favorite holiday, it’s best to put the rules out there so you don’t get any pushback.
Here are a few favorites of mine. And I hope you’ll contribute to the list in the comments.
Bebo Norman Christmas
Third Day Christmas Offerings
Nat King Cole Christmas Song
Mercy Me The Christmas Sessions
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Santa Clause 1, 2 and 3.
Home Alone 1 and 2
A Year Without Santa
Santa Claus is Comin to Town
Yes, Virginia: There is a Santa Clause
Prep & Landing
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Santa Mouse by Michael Brown
Home for Christmas by Andrew Greeley
What fun tid-bits do you enjoy this season? Please share and enjoy!