Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas 2016

As I do every year since it began, my television has not moved from The Hallmark Channel since the end of October.  I know the movies are cheesy and a little bit repetitive, but I love them.  I did not enjoy many of the movies that were done last year for Countdown to Christmas (the best movies from last year was actually from Fall Harvest), but this year  has many more that are giving me the warm and fuzzies.  My favorite, so far, has been December BrideA Dream of Christmas was pretty darn cute too. There is still a few more new ones to go, but I have been loving it….as usual.  One of these days, I’m going to do a list of my favorite movies from Countdown to Christmas in the last few years.  Are you watching?  What has been your favorite?

Talk to you soon….

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone who has taken time out of their schedules to read this blog.  I appreciate it very much that you have spent a moment of your time reading my scattered thoughts.  I look forward to sharing more with you next year. The photo above are just a few of the favorites on my tree.  The pine cone is over 30 years old.  I know that people now purchase these in stores, but the ones on my tree actually belonged to my grandmother. My mom and her siblings actually went outside and scrounged these up and painted them as part of their decorations.  Yes…this was back when kids still strung popcorn and handmade ornaments.  I also still have a handmade one (not pictured).  Sometimes, the simplest thing can make the holiday that much more special.

Talk to you all soon.

Holiday Cheer. Day 2

Every year around this time in Town Center mall, we shoppers are treated to kids doing their piano recitals.  Yesterday, I actually sat down while eating a soft pretzel and listened to about four kids do their mini concert.  This year was the first time I saw a sign for it.  They called it to pianothon.  It was nice to see and hear.  It was the perfect opportunity to relax during the hectic shopping season. #holidaycheer

Holiday Cheer. Day 1

I remember my first Christmas in Georgia about 18 years ago. I had just started working for a temp agency after two months of interviewing for jobs with no luck.  I finally received my first check and I was so excited. While riding in my car listening to Christmas music on the radio, I looked over to the car next to me. The lady on the passenger side in the car beside me and I made eye contact and were both singing Have a holly jolly Christmas. We laughed and started singing loudly while dancing in our seats. Welcome to the South! That’s probably the moment I realized that I had made the right move. (Still a northerner at heart though). I think her husband (atleast that is who I assume the driver was) might have thought we both had lost our mind because he was laughing at us. ‪#‎holidaycheer‬

My Top 4 Christmas movies

As I have been enjoying watching all of the holiday movies recently, I decided to actually write down my favorite movies to watch during this time.  I determine my favorites by having the ability to watch them over and over.  I think I will have to make a separate list for my favorites on the Hallmark Channel because if you have read my page for a while, then you will know that is what is consuming all of my time for the past two months.  🙂

1.  Elf – I absolutely love this movie.  As far as Christmas movies, this is the most recently made holiday movie that was actually so good and unique.

2.  Miracle on 34th Street (the 1994 version) – Mara Wilson is such a cute little girl in this movie, and Richard Attenborough plays the best Santa!  Then of course, there is the bonus of staring at the beautiful Dylan McDermott for the entire movie.

3.  National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – The squirrel in the tree gets me every single time.  I often have to pause the movie to finish laughing before I can continue.

4.  The Holiday – Of course there would have to be a romantic one in there.  I don’t think this one is that popular, but I have to pop this DVD in every Christmas.  I love it.

These are the movies on repeat at my house during the holidays in between the Hallmark movies.  What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Talk to you all soon!